Provided by: Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Mobile cloud computing refers to the incorporation of the elements of mobile networks and cloud computing that offers optimal services for mobile users. It offers on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. The more and more information is placed into the cloud by individuals and enterprises, security issues begins to grow and raised. This paper discusses the different security issues that arise about how safe the mobile cloud computing environment is. The list of considerations for cloud computing security are identified and discussed which needs to be understood and assess the risks associated.