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Critical security challenges in cloud computing environment: An appraisal

Mir, Mohammad Shuaib and Suhaimi, Mohd Adam and Khan, Burhan Ul Islam and Mattoo, M. Mueen Ul Islam and Funke Olanrewaju, Rashidah (2017) Critical security challenges in cloud computing environment: An appraisal. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 95 (10). pp. 2234-2248. ISSN 1992-8645 E-ISSN 1817-3195

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This paper mainly contributes a comprehensive survey on the climacteric security challenges imposed by cloud computing. The paper highlights the challenges/loopholes existing in cloud environment despite all the efforts adopted by organizations, and offers the recommendations for cloud providers as well as users. In this paper, more than 20 research papers pertaining to cloud security, in the span of past 5 years, have been studied and analyzed and twelve most important security threats to organizations have been identified that need attention by research community for encouraging their cloud adoption. This review concludes that some measures have to be adopted for accomplishing complete security in all aspects in the cloud environment. Unlike previous approaches, this effort is directed towards providing a thorough and inclusive review of the security vulnerabilities in cloud. Furthermore, this paper tries to suggest means how cloud federations can enhance security while mitigating risk and building customer trust at the same time.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1394/57233
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Cloud Service Models, Security Challenges, Threats
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Rashidah Funke Olanrewaju
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 15:11
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57233

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