Assoc. Prof. Dr. Narasimha Shashidhar

Security challenges in Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing

Advances in technology over the past decade has afforded us access to revolutionary paradigms of storage and processing in the form of cloud computing. However, this adoption has produced its own set of challenges and security/privacy issues. In an effort to address these issues, newer approaches such as Fog and Edge computing paradigms have been introduced. Its no wonder therefore, that we have cheerfully embraced these platforms as well. In this talk, I’d like to briefly discuss these diverse yet related ideas and paint a picture of the security and privacy issues that plague them. We’ll also look at some potential solutions that have been proposed to alleviate some of these issues.


Bio of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Narasimha Shashidhar,

Dr. Narasimha Shashidhar received his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from The University of Madras in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of Connecticut in 2004 and 2010, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. His research interests include Cryptography, Information Hiding, Steganography, Electronic Voting and Security, Peer-to-Peer/Sensor Networks, and Context-aware pervasive communication. He was a part of the Voting Technology and Research Center (VoTeR) at the University of Connecticut, where he advised the State of C.T. on the security and deployment of electronic voting machines. He also serves as a Program Evaluator for the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). He has over 50 conference/journal publications and serves on the editorial advisory/review board and the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of a number of books, journals, and conferences.