A Study on Security Threats in Cloud

Hena Shabeeb, N. Jeyanthi, N. Ch. S.N. Iyengar

Abstract


Cloud computing is now invading almost all IT industry and has become a rich area of research. It enables the users to share the resources which are done through resource virtualization and they have to pay only for what they use. The new paradigm freed the organizations from the burden of installing and maintaining the expensive and critical software, platform and infrastructure. The only thing they need to see is the Internet enabled systems. As the number of dependents on the cloud services shoots up, the security issue has become an overwhelming problem for cloud service providers. In order to make use of the cloud benefits to full extent, these issues need to be addressed first. This paper presents the major security issues in cloud computing. Some of the countermeasures that can be implemented are also suggested.

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