Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/243939
Title:
Information Security and the Cloud
Author:
Flaaen, Stephen
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In today’s business environment companies are looking for ways to differentiate their services as well as maintain low costs to provide these services. Leveraging information technology has proved to be one of the most successful ways to accomplish this. One of the rapidly growing technologies that both small and large companies can utilize is cloud computing. A ubiquitous term for many IT managers and C-level executives, cloud computing is in fact a poorly understood term to many outside the realm of information technology. This paper develops a clear definition of cloud computing and also discusses information security in cloud computing. Information security has become a large concern for businesses because consumers are putting their trust into these companies’ hands and want to keep sensitive information, such as credit card numbers and medical records, protected. In addition, this paper introduces privacy laws that every company using cloud computing should be familiar with. Specifically, laws dealing with patient healthcare information and credit card safety are discussed in detail. I conclude with security guidelines for businesses that use CC services.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Management Information Systems
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleInformation Security and the Clouden_US
dc.creatorFlaaen, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorFlaaen, Stephenen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn today’s business environment companies are looking for ways to differentiate their services as well as maintain low costs to provide these services. Leveraging information technology has proved to be one of the most successful ways to accomplish this. One of the rapidly growing technologies that both small and large companies can utilize is cloud computing. A ubiquitous term for many IT managers and C-level executives, cloud computing is in fact a poorly understood term to many outside the realm of information technology. This paper develops a clear definition of cloud computing and also discusses information security in cloud computing. Information security has become a large concern for businesses because consumers are putting their trust into these companies’ hands and want to keep sensitive information, such as credit card numbers and medical records, protected. In addition, this paper introduces privacy laws that every company using cloud computing should be familiar with. Specifically, laws dealing with patient healthcare information and credit card safety are discussed in detail. I conclude with security guidelines for businesses that use CC services.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.B.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement Information Systemsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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