Cloud computing for small business: Criminal and security threats and prevention measures

Alice Hutchings, Russell G. Smith, Lachlan James

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Abstract

Cloud computing refers to the delivery of computer processing infrastructure, operating systems, software and data storage over Internet-based public or private computer networks. The aim is to relieve users of some of the burdens associated with maintaining computers and data storage, while enabling the associated costs to be reduced. Although cloud computing is still developing in popularity and coverage, its use raises a number of crime and security concerns, particularly for small business users. This paper charts the nature of these concerns for small business and reviews the detection, prevention and mitigation measures that may be implemented by small business users and cloud service providers to minimise or negate the risks identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
No.456
Specialist publicationTrends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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