Abstract: Cloud computing is an elegant popular approach in dealing with large data sets and to perform huge computations. Therefore, now a days organizations are becoming highly reliant on cloud computing for servicing their data storage and computational requirements. This increased the importance of governing access control at finer levels. This is where it is to be realized that cloud systems have their own significance in maintaining provenance. Provenance is a meta-data of object history which help in maintaining process history and the ownership of the data and therefore ensures verifiability and lineage (pedigree) tracking. Including provenance in cloud systems aid in rebuilding data and providing provenance based access control which in turn ensures secure data storage in cloud. This study focus on identifying various challenges in securing provenance which helps in providing confidentiality for collecting provenance along with unforgebility and thus can provide trusted evidence for scenarios like forensics and hence pushes cloud computing for wide acceptance.
Divya Vadlamudi and K. Thirupathi Rao, 2016. Securing Provenance for Efficient Maintenance and Lineage Tracking of Data in Cloud Environment: A Literature Survey. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 15: 3103-3107.