Title: ASSESSING DATABASE AND NETWORK THREATS IN TRADITIONAL AND CLOUD COMPUTING

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 3
Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 1-17
Authors: Katerina Lourida, Antonis Mouhtaropoulos, Alex Vakaloudis
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


Cloud Computing is currently one of the most widely-spoken terms in IT. While it offers a range of technological and financial benefits, its wide acceptance by organizations is not yet wide spread. Security concerns are a main reason for this and this paper studies the data and network threats posed in both traditional and cloud paradigms in an effort to assert in which areas cloud computing addresses security issues and where it does introduce new ones. This evaluation is based on Microsoft’s STRIDE threat model and discusses the stakeholders, the impact and recommendations for tackling each threat.