Universiti Utara Malaysia
Cloud computing has been considered as the new computing paradigm that would offer computer resources over the Internet as service. With the widespread use of cloud, computing would become another utility similar to electricity, water, gas and telephony where the customer would be paying only for the services consumed contrary to the current practice of paying a monthly or annual fixed charge irrespective of use. For cloud computing to become accepted by everybody, several issues need to be resolved. One of the most important issues to be addressed is cloud security.