Risks of Critical Infrastructure Adoption of Cloud Computing by Government

Risks of Critical Infrastructure Adoption of Cloud Computing by Government

Mansoor Al-Gharibi (Deakin University Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation, Victoria, Australia), Matthew Warren (Deakin University Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation, Victoria, Australia) and William Yeoh (Deakin University Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation, Victoria, Australia)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/IJCWT.2020070104

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to discuss the risks and reasons of adopting the cloud computing in the critical infrastructure within the government context of cloud computing adoption. The article will also present examples of cloud computing adoption in the critical infrastructure domain. The data used in the paper was gathered from different academic, governmental, and online sources. It was found that, although there are risks involved in the cloud computing adoption, governments are deploying cloud computing using different deployment models and reaching high level of deployment within the critical infrastructure. The findings of this study suggest that it is not a question of adopting or not anymore, but the question of how to mitigate the risks involved after the deployment.
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2. Literature Review

This section provides a review of the literature about the risk of critical infrastructure adoption of cloud computing by government and its related topics. It consists of three parts. First part speaks about critical infrastructures history, definitions, sectors, and sources of destructions. Second part outlines the cloud computing and its definition, characteristics, service types and deployment models. The third part speaks about the e-government history, definitions, benefits, goals and types.

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