Communications of the ACS, Vol 8, No 1 (2015)

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Cloud Computing Security Risk Assessment: A Survey

Ishraga Khogali


Cloud computing is a new computing technology which has attracted much attention. Unfortunately, it is a risk prone technology since users are sharing remote computing resources, data is held remotely, and clients lack of control over data.  Therefore, assessing security risk of cloud is important to establish trust and to increase the level of confidence of cloud service consumers and provide cost effective and reliable service and infrastructure of cloud providers. This paper provides a survey on the state of the art research on risk assessment in the cloud environment.

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