Survey on Cloud Computing Security

Document Type


Presentation Date

Winter 2010

Conference Name

2nd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science

Conference Location

Indianapolis, IN


Cloud computing may be defined as management and provision of resources, software, applications and information as services over the cloud (internet) on demand. Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction [1]. With its ability to provide users dynamically scalable, shared resources over the Internet and avoid large upfront fixed costs, cloud computing has recently emerged as a promising hosting platform that performs an intelligent usage of a collection of services, applications, information and infrastructure comprised of pools of computer, network, information and storage resources. However along with these advantages, storing a large amount of data including critical information on the cloud motivates highly skilled hackers thus creating a need for the security to be considered as one of the top issues while considering Cloud Computing. In this paper we explain the cloud computing along with its open secure architecture advantages in brief and emphasize on various security threats in cloud computing also the existing methods to control them along with their pros and cons.


Computer Sciences

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