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Governance of cloud storage - A secure cloud storage strategy to maximize data sovereignty

Shafee, T. (2022) Governance of cloud storage - A secure cloud storage strategy to maximize data sovereignty.

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Abstract:Cloud services - in particular cloud storage service - are providing millions of clients with the huge capacity and other business benefits that they require. Although it should not be ignored that this expansive growth can also bring some drawbacks. Among others, new security and privacy challenges such as the data sovereignty is very potential. Currently, in organizations, decision-making about choosing the right cloud service provider and management of cloud migration is a complex task. In order to aid organizations during the cloud migration process that enables them to make the right choice for data protection and assigning the appropriate security measure, this study introduces a cloud storage security strategy to minimize the data security risks - data sovereignty. Through a systematic literature review of more than 60 papers and interviews with 16 security consultants / specialists various potential factors has been considered and discussed. Based on these factors, a novel security strategy as a useful solution is developed that aids to fill the security gaps during the cloud adoption. The main contribution of this study is a security strategy that can assess in improving the security of company’s data during the data transmission - from decision making about the cloud provider till the end of migration process. With combination of academic and practical sources provided a comprehensive view on the cloud security risks and migration process. Moreover, the important factors that should be taken into account in this process. Eventually, this process can provide effective security countermeasures and an improved security strategy for the organization.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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