Information Security and Privacy (SIG SEC)

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1501

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In recent times, security issues have been raised as a key factor impacting the adoption of cloud computing by organizations. While adopting cloud computing is known to be cost-effective, agility and scaling for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), there is hesitation amongst SMEs for adopting such technologies. By conducting an extensive review of the literature, this paper examines and identifies the security factors that influence cloud computing adoption specifically by SMEs. The literature review focused on papers published in the last ten years related to the security requirements and associated cloud computing adoption factors. The analysis highlighted various security-related factors that influence the decision by SMEs to adopt cloud computing. In addition, it was identified that these security factors depend upon the external environmental factors, socio-technical issues such as cloud security trust, legal and regulatory compliance.

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Aug 9th, 12:00 AM

Security Concerns Influencing the Adoption of Cloud Computing of SMEs: A Literature Review

In recent times, security issues have been raised as a key factor impacting the adoption of cloud computing by organizations. While adopting cloud computing is known to be cost-effective, agility and scaling for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), there is hesitation amongst SMEs for adopting such technologies. By conducting an extensive review of the literature, this paper examines and identifies the security factors that influence cloud computing adoption specifically by SMEs. The literature review focused on papers published in the last ten years related to the security requirements and associated cloud computing adoption factors. The analysis highlighted various security-related factors that influence the decision by SMEs to adopt cloud computing. In addition, it was identified that these security factors depend upon the external environmental factors, socio-technical issues such as cloud security trust, legal and regulatory compliance.

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