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CLOUD COMPUTING SECURITY ISSUES
CLOUD COMPUTING SECURITY ISSUES

Author(s): Florin OGIGĂU-NEAMŢIU
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Regional Department of Defense Resources Management Studies
Keywords: Cloud Computing; Security Risks; IT Security; Cloud Models; Services; Cloud Standards; Risk Assessment

Summary/Abstract: The term “cloud computing” has been in the spotlights of IT specialists the last years because of its potential to transform this industry. The promised benefits have determined companies to invest great sums of money in researching and developing this domain and great steps have been made towards implementing this technology. Managers have traditionally viewed IT as difficult and expensive and the promise of cloud computing leads many to think that IT will now be easy and cheap. The reality is that cloud computing has simplified some technical aspects of building computer systems, but the myriad challenges facing IT environment still remain. Organizations which consider adopting cloud based services must also understand the many major problems of information policy, including issues of privacy, security, reliability, access, and regulation. The goal of this article is to identify the main security issues and to draw the attention of both decision makers and users to the potential risks of moving data into “the cloud”.

  • Issue Year: 3/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 141-148
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English