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Cloud Computing: An Overview of Data Security Issues

Ayokunle Omotunde, Faith Adekogbe, Onuiri Ernest, Precious Uchendu. Published in Information Sciences.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Ayokunle Omotunde, Faith Adekogbe, Onuiri Ernest, Precious Uchendu

Ayokunle Omotunde, Faith Adekogbe, Onuiri Ernest and Precious Uchendu. Cloud Computing: An Overview of Data Security Issues. Communications on Applied Electronics 5(9):14-19, September 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Ayokunle Omotunde and Faith Adekogbe and Onuiri Ernest and Precious Uchendu},
	title = {Cloud Computing: An Overview of Data Security Issues},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {September 2016},
	volume = {5},
	number = {9},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {14-19},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2016652363},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Cloud computing can be explained as a technology that enables user access to computing services over a network, different technologies have been existing over the years bearing a canny resemblance to what is termed “Cloud Computing” today, and these technologies have helped to shape its functionalities. Security is a fundamental factor that affects each and every field of study of which cloud computing is not exempted. Delivering computing resources over a network usually the Internet, creates problems associated with protecting information from unauthorized and malicious persons. The implementation of the cloud for infrastructure provides facilities such as data storage, servers and operating systems, which could result in unauthorized access to important information on the cloud. This can lead to data manipulation, data loss and breach of privacy. This paper provides an insight into the field of cloud computing, with discussions on issues related to data security.


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Technology, Security, Internet, Network, Infrastructure, Data Storage.