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Volume 6, Number 4 / December issue 2020
Lina Muhammad Al-Ghamdi
Information security challenges facing cloud computing: critical appraisal study

This paper aims at identifying and discussing the most important security challenges of cloud computing with the goal of reaching conclusions about these challenges and some proposed solutions to them. It presented an evaluation critique of a group of literature on this topic. To achieve its goals the paper used the critical evaluation methodology applied to a group of previous studies. The most important results of this paper were that the presented studies agreed that the most prominent challenges facing cloud computing are as follows, ranked from strongest to weakest:
First, Data security; Second, attackers, hackers and malicious insiders; Third, poor infrastructure, government legislation, and Networks problems; Fourth, the financial cost; Fifth, lack of experience and absence of guarantees; And sixth, social engineering, and the existence of solutions that make the use of cloud computing more secure, although it is not 100% guaranteed, but it is 90% feasible. This scientific paper recommended the necessity of conducting more studies that secure information in cloud computing and finding practical solutions to face these challenges. It also recommended the need to study the intellectual security of users of such technologies and increase the spread of cultural and moral awareness when using such applications, especially in our conservative societies in the Islamic and Arab world.
Keywords: information security, cloud computing, encryption, data storage regulations, identity and authentication management

Cite this article:
Lina Muhammad Al-Ghamdi. Information security challenges facing cloud computing: critical appraisal study. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 6(4)2020, 82-98.


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