Date Added: Dec 2010
Over the past few years cloud computing has become one of the most significant technological trends. The aim of this paper is to discuss the main characteristics of cloud computing, identify the challenges concerning the security and control of information within the cloud and finally to examine how secure information can be in it. Section one gives an overview of the technology by presenting its key aspects and architecture. The security issues about its adoption are explored briefly in section two followed by possible ways to prevent these threats on section three. Finally, in section four the research focuses on the future of cloud computing and closes with an evaluation of how secure the cloud is on section five.