Security Requirements for Cloud Environments: The Public Cloud Case

  • Ahmed ZianiEmail author
  • Abdellatif Medouri
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)


A company planning to implement a public cloud solution should be aware of the risks associated with cloud computing. This is due to the rapidly evolving threats to cloud security that are emerging at an increasing rate in recent years, also to multi-tenant and open nature of the public cloud. Cloud computing is a powerful technology in IT environment and to take advantage of all the benefits of cloud computing, it is necessary to have security and privacy requirements for the implementation and use of the cloud. A risk analysis must be done initially with a cloud provider in order to identify the existing vulnerabilities and to implement the measures to counter those threats. This paper explores the key issues surrounding cloud security, and passes on valuable guidance about not only information security and broadly risk. Also, it will help providers to make informed security decisions about their diverse cloud set-ups and better understand how to reap all the benefits of cloud without compromising their organizations’ security. As well, it discusses the security requirements, and various risks related to the public cloud.


Cloud computing Cloud security Security challenges Risks issues Security requirements Public cloud 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Systems and Telecommunications LaboratoryFSTTetuanMorocco
  2. 2.Modeling and Information Theory GroupPFTTetuanMorocco
  3. 3.Abdelmalek Essaadi UniversityTétouanMorocco

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