Issues in Cloud Computing: Challenges, Threats and Security Concerns

Nahil Abdallah, Hamzah Alkhazaleh, Amer Ibrahim, and Tawfik Zeki

Abstract

Cloud computing has been one of the most popular topics in today's IT world. Cloud computing as a technology model has changed the computing landscape, as its promises of improved efficiency, large scalability, and lower costs have attracted companies and individuals alike. Cloud computing in information technology has increased dramatically over the past few years. As more information about individuals and companies is placed in the cloud, the protection of information is becoming increasingly important. This work aims at understanding the cloud elements, security problems, and threats, as well as emerging approaches that can mitigate the cloud's vulnerabilities.

Keywords

Cloud computing, Security, Privacy, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS.