Cloud Investigate

Security Attacks and Solutions in Clouds

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Executive Summary

Cloud computing offers great potential to improve productivity and reduce costs, but at the same time it possesses many new security risks. In this paper, the authors identify the possible security attacks on clouds including: wrapping attacks, malware-injection attacks, flooding attacks, browser attacks, and also accountability checking problems. They identify the root causes of these attacks and propose specific solutions. In the field of computation, there have been many approaches for enhancing the parallelism and distribution of resources for the advancement and acceleration of data utilization data clusters, distributed database management systems, data grids, and many more mechanisms have been introduced. Now cloud computing is emerging as the mechanism for high-level computation, as well as serving as a storage system for resources.

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