Mitigating Security and Privacy Risks in the Cloud

Provided by: American University
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
Within the fast growing era of the internet and distributed systems, a need presented itself to establish a virtual platform where the people can perform all their tasks and computations without incurring all the costs associated with building an infrastructure, maintaining it and at the end having to upgrade it in order not to lose their competitive advantage. That need was translated into a scheme called "Cloud Computing". As the case with any cut of the edge technology, there are people who support the trend and others who oppose it; usually for good reasons. The main concern for adopting cloud computing in a wide scale implementation is the security and privacy issues that can be viewed as residual risks associated with the cloud.

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