Int. J. of Trade and Global Markets   »   2016 Vol.9, No.1



Title: Global business vulnerabilities in cloud computing services


Author: Issam Kouatli


Address: Information Technology and Operation Management Department, School of Business, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon


Abstract: Cloud computing is a new structure of information technology that is becoming the main part of the new model of business environment. Cloud services provide easy, quick and scalable business setting and development across the globe. However, issues regarding such new hype of technology do not come without obstacles. These issues have to be addressed to avoid any possible vulnerability in cloud computing environment. After overviewing the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing types and services, this paper identifies vulnerabilities issues in cloud computing and categorises them by measuring a score for seriousness and impact to conclude the percentage of importance for each of the vulnerability categories.


Keywords: cloud computing; cloud services; cloud malware attacks; cloud vulnerabilities; business security; cloud ethics; global business; business vulnerabilities; cloud security.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2016.074137


Int. J. of Trade and Global Markets, 2016 Vol.9, No.1, pp.45 - 59


Available online: 12 Jan 2016



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