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Cloud Computing Security Issues of Sensitive Data

Cloud Computing Security Issues of Sensitive Data
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Author(s): Manpreet Kaur Walia (Charles Sturt University, Australia), Malka N. Halgamuge (The University of Melbourne, Australia), Nadeesha D. Hettikankanamage (Charles Sturt University, Australia) and Craig Bellamy (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 25
Source title: Handbook of Research on the IoT, Cloud Computing, and Wireless Network Optimization
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Surjit Singh (Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India) and Rajeev Mohan Sharma (National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7335-7.ch004

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Abstract

Numerous organizations are using aspects of the cloud to store data, but as sensitive data is placed on the cloud, privacy and security become difficult to maintain. When users upload data to the cloud, they may become increasingly vulnerable to account hijacking, unauthorized access, and the data may become unavailable because of various technical reasons. Questions remain about the security of sensitive data in the cloud, and in this chapter, the authors perform an analysis of 36 peer reviewed publications describing 30 observations of cloud computing technology (2010-2017). In the articles, applications of cloud computing include, for instance, business (26%) and the internet of things (IoT; 2%), and the result suggests that some issues are unique to a particular domain (such as business, education, health) and some issues cross all domains. The results suggest that data integrity issues have the highest number of solutions whereas data breaches have the lowest number of solutions.

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