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Taxonomy of the Security Aspects of Cloud Computing Systems - A Survey

Seyyed Mohsen Hashemi, Mohammad Reza Mollahoseini Ardakani Published in Security

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication 2012
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  1. Seyyed Mohsen Hashemi and Mohammad Reza Mollahoseini Ardakani. Article: Taxonomy of the Security Aspects of Cloud Computing Systems - A Survey. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 4(1):21-28, September 2012. BibTeX

    	author = "Seyyed Mohsen Hashemi and Mohammad Reza Mollahoseini Ardakani",
    	title = "Article: Taxonomy of the Security Aspects of Cloud Computing Systems - A Survey",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 4,
    	number = 1,
    	pages = "21-28",
    	month = "September",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


Cloud Computing is a model of both service delivery and consumption for increasing the capabilities of enterprises dynamically without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. It refers to everythingsdelivered as services over the Internet. Although the benefits of Cloud Computing are evident, security is one of the major issues which hamper the growth of cloud. In this paper, to facilitate identifying the security threats of cloud computing, we Taxonomy the security aspects of cloud computing systems and summarize the main security threats of it. Our taxonomy covers the four domains of cloud computing systems: infrastructure layer, platform layer, application layer and administration.


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