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Cloud Security in E-Commerce Applications

Cloud Security in E-Commerce Applications
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Author(s): Shah Rukh Malik (Government College University, Pakistan), Mujahid Rafiq (The Superior University (Defence Road Campus), Lahore, Pakistan) and Muhammad Ahmad Kahloon (The Superior College (University Campus), Lahore, Pakistan)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 13
Source title: Research Anthology on E-Commerce Adoption, Models, and Applications for Modern Business
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8957-1.ch085


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In this chapter, the authors focus on the most fundamental barrier in the e-commerce application's adoption: security. The most significant or important aspect to explore in cloud computing is how to keep the data secure in the most efficient way with cutting-edge technologies. Cloud computing has taken its place by providing its convenient services like on-demand service, pay-per-use, rapid elasticity, resource pooling, and other lucrative facilities. In this chapter, the authors will firstly describe the introduction related to cloud computing, major characteristics, types, and a few security concerns and issues in cloud computing. Furthermore, they discuss the introduction of e-commerce applications, how it is interlinked with cloud computing, and what the possible threats are. Moreover, what the possible solutions could be are discussed, so that we can secure data on both user side as well as on the server side. The authors suggest some existing solutions at the end of the chapter.

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