Cloud Computing Security Issues and Challenges: A Survey

  • Amandeep Verma
  • Sakshi Kaushal
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 193)


Cloud Computing has become another buzzword after Web 2.0. The phrase cloud computing originated from the diagrams used to symbolize the internet. Cloud computing is not a completely new concept; it has intricate connection to the grid Computing paradigm, and other relevant technologies such as utility computing, cluster computing, and distributed systems in general. With the development of cloud computing, a set of security problems appears. Security issues present a strong barrier for users to adapt into Cloud Computing systems. Several surveys of potential cloud adopters indicate that security is the primary concern hindering its adoption. This paper introduces the background and service model of cloud computing. Along with this, few of security issues and challenges are also highlighted.


Cloud computing Grid computing Security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amandeep Verma
    • 1
  • Sakshi Kaushal
    • 1
  1. 1.U.I.E.T, Panjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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