Identifying the Top Threats in Cloud Computing and Its Suggested Solutions: A Survey
Advances in Networks
Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 1-13
Received: Feb. 14, 2018; Accepted: Mar. 1, 2018; Published: Mar. 20, 2018
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Najib A. Kofahi, Department of Computer Sciences, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
Areej Rasmi Al-Rabadi, Department of Computer Sciences, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
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The interest in cloud computing has increased rapidly in the last two decades. This increased interest is attributed to the important role played by cloud computing in the various aspects of our life. Cloud computing is recently emerged as a new paradigm for hosting and delivering services over the Internet. It is attractive to business owners as well as to researchers as it eliminates the requirement for users to plan ahead for provisioning, and allows enterprises to start from the small and increase resources only when there is a rise in service demand. As cloud computing is done through the Internet, it faces several kinds of threats due to its nature, where it depends on the network and its users who are distributed around the world. These threats differ in type, its side effect, its reasons, and its main purposes. This survey presents the most critical threats to cloud computing with its impacts, its reasons, and some suggested solutions. In addition, this survey determines what the main aspects of the cloud and the security attributes that are affected by each one of these threats. As a result of this survey, we order the most critical threats according to the level of its impact.
Cloud Computing, Threats, Attacks, Deployment Models, Service Models, Networks
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Najib A. Kofahi, Areej Rasmi Al-Rabadi, Identifying the Top Threats in Cloud Computing and Its Suggested Solutions: A Survey, Advances in Networks. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-13. doi: 10.11648/
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