Cloud Computing Notes for ”Cloud Computing Security and Privacy” Complete Notes for Chapter 1 of Cloud Computing for B.Tech and Diploma Classes

Cloud Computing Security and Privacy

Risks related to Cloud Computing

Although cloud Computing is a promising innovation with various benefits in the world of computing, it comes with risks. Some of them are discussed below:


It is the biggest concern about cloud computing. Since data management and infrastructure management in cloud is provided by third-party, it is always a risk to handover the sensitive information to cloud service providers.

Although the cloud computing vendors ensure highly secured password protected accounts, any sign of security breach may result in loss of customers and businesses.

Lock In

It is very difficult for the customers to switch from one Cloud Service Provider (CSP) to another. It results in dependency on a particular CSP for service.

Isolation Failure

This risk involves the failure of isolation mechanism that separates storage, memory, and routing between the different tenants.

Management Interface Compromise

In case of public cloud provider, the customer management interfaces are accessible through the Internet.


Insecure or Incomplete Data Deletion

It is possible that the data requested for deletion may not get deleted. It happens because either of the following reasons

Extra copies of data are stored but are not available at the time of deletion

Disk that stores data of multiple tenants is destroyed.

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