International Journal of Forensic Software Engineering
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International Journal of Forensic Software Engineering (2 papers in press)
CloudJS file encryption algorithm for cloud environment by Sara Dharadhar, Rhea Gupta, Prathamesh Churi Abstract: Cloud computing is an extremely popular technology in todays world and its popularity arises from its ability to store, process, manage, and retrieve data from anywhere at any time. Along with its many advantages, security and privacy have proven to be a major setback for this technology. Security concerns of cloud data include its protection from data breaches, hijacking of accounts, insider threat, malware injection, abuse of cloud
services, DOS attacks, insufficient due diligence, insecure APIs, shared vulnerabilities, and data loss. Encryption algorithms that address these concerns have been reviewed along with the jumbling salting algorithm and its applications. The main goal of this paper is to propose a framework for cloud encryption using the CloudJS algorithm and to discuss the results (in standalone machine) for the same. Keywords: cloud computing; cloud security; data encryption; jumbling salting algorithm. DOI: 10.1504/IJFSE.2020.10034787
The South African software industry lacking project critical success factors: a project team perspective by Robert Toyo Hans, Ernest Mnkandla Abstract: Project success is a much-researched area in project management, with research on project success on two main fronts: project success criteria and project success factors. This research paper intended to identify and report on some of the success factors, which seem to be missing in the South African software industry. The identification of such factors may assist software organisations to address the problem and thus improve their project success rate. Defined methodologies, team inclusion in decision-making, proper communication in teams, standardised project management practices and standardised project management leadership were identified as project success factors missing in some of South African software organisations. Based on implications from the absence of these factors, recommendations have been made, including formalising and defining project methodologies, involving project teams in decision-making by project managers, improving communication levels in project teams, and standardising both project management practices and project leadership. This study will be of interest to those software development organisations seeking to improve their project success rate by paying attention to project success factors. Keywords: project success; success criteria; success factors; software; standardisation; communication. DOI: 10.1504/IJFSE.2020.10036204