The Capabilities and Vulnerabilities of the Cloud

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Author(s) Nigel McKelvey | Eamonn Houston-Callaghan
Pages 1062-1075
Volume 2
Issue 6
Date June, 2012
Keywords Cloud, security, vulnerabilities, testing, Azure


Cloud computing is currently a growing sector in IT. This paper will outline the steps involved in developing and deploying a secure application to a cloud environment. A series of penetration tests will be conducted and the results analysed and documented accordingly. A further purpose of this paper is to expose security issues in the cloud and provide solutions to resolve or reduce the impact of the issues on the client.

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