Risk Propagation of Security SLAs in the Cloud (M. Hale & R. Gamble) was presented by Matt Hale at the IEEE Globecom workshop for Management and Security technologies for Cloud Computing. This work represents an initial step towards embedding risk into SLAs for the purpose of organizational awareness and acceptance. More specifically the paper establishes an algorithmic process for handling dynamic risk evaluations in the cloud. This novel risk evaluation and renegotiation algorithm handles cases where service providers alter their terms of service or can no longer meet their SLA-bound security parameters. In such events, the algorithm searches for alternative services, selects the lowest risk, most compatible replacement and calculates and informs previous services, all the way back to the original requester, of the updated risk valuations.
It sparked a series of discussions with other researches in the field and was a great experience overall.