Date Added: Mar 2013
Cloud computing today is the latest buzzword in the software industry, an evolutionary step which encompasses elements from grid computing, utility computing and autonomic computing, into inventive deployment architecture. Although Cloud computing has achieved a great success in various industries whether it be a software industry, a Government Organization or a Healthcare sector, but this transition to Cloud computing has fuelled concerns on a critical issue for the success of information systems, communication and information security. Form the viewpoint of security, various risks and issues are identified in the area of Cloud Computing. There are various risks associated with the security but one of the major issues is the security of data being stored on the provider's cloud and privacy while the data is being transmitted.