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Security and Privacy Implications of Cloud Computing – Lost in the Cloud

  • Vassilka Tchifilionova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6555)

Abstract

Cloud computing - the new paradigm, the future for IT consumer utility, the economy of scale approach, the illusion of un infinite resources availability, yet the debate over security and privacy issues is still undergoing and a common policy framework is missing. Research confirms that users are concern when presented with scenarios in which companies may put their data to uses of which they may not be aware. Therefore, privacy and security should be considered at every stage of a system design whereas advantages and disadvantages should be rated and compared to internal and external factors once a company or a person decides to go into the business of cloud computing or become just an user.

Keywords

Cloud computing privacy data network security information 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vassilka Tchifilionova
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  1. 1.National Laboratory of Computer VirologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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