Date Added: Jul 2011
Security in cloud computing is evolving as a sub-domain of computer security, information security and network security. In addition to the security risks already present in IT, cloud computing also includes risks related to privacy, compliance regulations, identity, use of virtual machines, security of data and the security of the network through which the data travels. This paper discusses these security risks associated with cloud computing. Cloud computing can be defined as a way to enhance computing services by enabling users to access software applications and computing services which are stored off-site at locations rather than the organizations local datacenter or the user's desktop.