Security Issues in Cloud Computing

  • Shivani GoyalEmail author
  • Rejo Mathew
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 49)


Cloud Computing is the resource provided over the Internet for the use of data storage by the user. It is an environment used to enable a cost-effective storage of a large amount of shared pool of resources over the Internet. It has a rapid expansion over the few years for large companies and private sectors. Cloud computing with its numerous benefits also faces data privacy and security issues that causes threats in the clouds. This paper, hence, lists the various security issues in the clouds based on their confidentiality, integrity and availability and the corresponding solutions to those threats and issues in the cloud environment. It also lists a comparative study of all the solutions to the security issues so that the best-fit solutions can be identified based on the CIA triad. This paper analyses the solutions of security issues faced by the cloud users and providers.


Access Administration Assaults Attack Authentication Availability Client Cloud confidentiality Data security Hackers Information Integrity User 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and EducationNMIMSMumbaiIndia

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