Title: Future security challenges in cloud computing

Authors: Kashif Kifayat, Madjid Merabti, Qi Shi

Addresses: School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, L3 3AF, Liverpool, UK. ' School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, L3 3AF, Liverpool, UK. ' School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, L3 3AF, Liverpool, UK

Abstract: Cloud computing is still a rapidly evolving landscape and with emerging technologies it created new security and non-security risks. Security challenges are one of the concerns about cloud computing, which is delaying its adoption. These challenges include lacking control over data, compliance risks, malicious insiders, access and identity management, secure virtualisation and many others. This paper gives an overview about cloud computing, describes general and security challenges and identifies future security research directions.

Keywords: cloud computing; security risks; data control; compliance risks; malicious insiders; access management; identity management; secure virtualisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIS.2010.039241

International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security, 2010 Vol.1 No.4, pp.428 - 442

Published online: 28 Mar 2011 *

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