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Security Issues in Cloud Computing

Security Issues in Cloud Computing
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Author(s): Subhash Chandra Patel (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India), R.S. Singh (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India) and Sumit Jaiswal (Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 29
Source title: Handbook of Research on Security Considerations in Cloud Computing
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Kashif Munir (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia), Mubarak S. Al-Mutairi (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia) and Lawan A. Mohammed (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8387-7.ch001


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Cloud computing is a computing style in which scalable and flexible IT functionalities are delivered as a service to external customers using Internet technologies. As cloud computing continues to gain more momentum in the IT industry, more issues and challenges are being reported by academics and practitioners. Cloud computing is not a revolutionary idea; Instead, it is an evolutionary concept that integrates various existing technologies to offer a useful new IT provisioning tool. In this chapter, security risks are discussed on adoption to cloud computing, the risks related to privacy, trust, control, data ownership, data location, audits and reviews, business continuity and disaster recovery, legal, regulatory and compliance, security policy and emerging security threats and attacks.

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