Security and Privacy in Organizational Cloud Computing: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Security and Privacy in Organizational Cloud Computing: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Barbara L. Ciaramitaro (Ferris State University, USA)
Projected Release Date: June, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 339|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2994-3
ISBN13: 9781466629943|ISBN10: 1466629940|EISBN13: 9781466629950
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Cloud computing is a dramatically expanding area, becoming more and more commonly used by companies and businesses. However, before any major shifts to utilizing cloud computing, it is important to analyze the potential risks involved in storing secure data in the cloud.

Security and Privacy in Organizational Cloud Computing: Balancing Risks and Benefits not only discusses the benefits of cloud computing, but it also fairly investigates the possible security risks. Banks, hospitals, schools, and governments could all be devastated by a breach in trust and security when data and information are involved. Researchers, scholars, and professionals who are interested in or could be affected by cloud computing and its security will benefit from this comprehensive collection of information.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Information ethics
  • Information Security & Privacy
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Security Challenges
  • Virtualization

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Barbara L. Ciaramitaro is an Assistant Professor with the College of Business at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on a variety of topics including information security, business intelligence, social media and virtual worlds, and project management. Dr. Ciaramitaro entered the academic world after 30 years of experience in business, including 10 years as an Executive with General Motors. Dr. Ciaramitaro holds a Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Information Systems with a graduate certificate in Information Security, a M.S. from Central Michigan University in Software Engineering Administration, and a B.A. in Psychology from Wayne State University. She is currently working on earning her MBA degree from Ferris State University. Dr. Ciaramitaro has earned several professional certifications including the CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), CSSLP (Certified Software System Lifecycle Professional), and PMP (Project Management Professional). Dr. Ciaramitaro is a frequent speaker and author on topics including social media, virtual worlds, security, and privacy. She edited the book and authored chapters in Virtual Worlds and E-Commerce: Technologies and Applications for Building Customer Relationships, published by IGI Global in August 2010. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Association of Virtual Worlds, Project Management Institute, ISACA, ISC2 and IEEE.