University of Western Ontario
Security and reliability of cloud computing services remain among the dominant concerns inhibiting their pervasive adaptation. The distributed and the multi-tenancy nature of the cloud computing paradigm can be considered as the root causes for their increased risks and vulnerabilities. Resource sharing and virtualization can also be mentioned as additional main factors contributing to or augmenting cross-site scripting and other cloud vulnerabilities. Cloud are also exposed to the risks and liabilities faced by other networked systems.