Security of Cloud Computing: Seeing Through the Fog
Source: University of South Africa
Cloud computing is a new computing paradigm for the provisioning, delivery and consumption of IT resources and services on the Internet. This computing paradigm comes with huge benefits such as cost savings, increased resilience and service availability, improved IT operations efficiency and flexibility. However, most research cites security concerns as one of the biggest challenges for most of these organizations. This has led to fallacy or misconception about security challenges of the 'Cloud' which needs to be clarified. This is a call for more research to separate reality from the hype.