Cloud security threats and techniques to strengthen cloud computing adoption framework

Khan, NA and Al-Yasiri, A 2016, 'Cloud security threats and techniques to strengthen cloud computing adoption framework' , International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering, 11 (3) , pp. 50-64.

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Abstract

Cloud Computing allows firms to outsource their entire information technology (IT) process, allowing them to concentrate more on their core business to enhance their productivity and innovation in offering services to customers. It allows businesses to cut down heavy cost incurred over IT infrastructure without losing focus on customer needs. However, to a certain limit adopting Cloud computing has struggled to grow among many established and growing organizations due to several security and privacy related issues. Throughout the course of this study several interviews were conducted, with cloud developers and security experts, and the literature was reviewed. This study enabled us to understand, current and future, security and privacy challenges with cloud computing by providing suitable solutions to identified challenges. The outcome of this study led to identification of total 18, current and future, security issues affecting several attributes of cloud computing. In this process of identification, the author also found mitigation techniques to avert these security issues. A security guide is formulated which enables organizations to be aware of security challenges, vulnerabilities and techniques to evade them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: General Computer Science
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering
Publisher: IGI Global
ISSN: 1554-1053
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Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 09:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43333

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