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Security Threats/Attacks Present in Cloud Environment


Kashif Munir, Sellapan Palaniappan


Vol. 12  No. 12  pp. 107-114


Cloud computing is a popular subject across the IT industry, but risks associated with this new technology and delivery model is not yet well understood. The biggest challenge in cloud computing is the security and privacy problems caused by its multi-tenancy nature and the outsourcing of infrastructure, sensitive data and critical applications. Enterprises are rapidly adopting cloud services for their businesses, measures need to be developed so that organizations can be assured of security in their businesses and can choose a suitable vendor for their computing needs. The boom in cloud computing has brought lots of security challenges for the consumers and service providers. How the end users of cloud computing know that their information is not having any availability and security issues? In this paper we identify the most vulnerable security threats/attacks in cloud computing, which will enable both end users and vendors to know about the key security threats associated with cloud computing and propose relevant solution directives to strengthen security in the Cloud environment. We also propose secure cloud architecture for organizations to strengthen the security.


Cloud Computing, Security and Privacy, Internet based Services, Secure Cloud Architecture