Paper Title
Cloud Computing: The Technology & its Security Challenges

Cloud is a platform for storing large amount of data. Cloud computing offers businesses and organizations an opportunity to leverage information technology without significant initial investment. Implementation of cloud computing services minimizes local storage trust in addition to decreasing operational and maintenance costs. As good a boon it appears to be, the adoption of cloud computing is impacted by a questionable security model. Security is one of the major issues which reduces the growth of cloud computing due to feeble data privacy and data protection. In this paper, the extreme focus is given to the security challenges related with cloud’s service models, deployment models, and issues related to networking capabilities are discussed and studied. Index Terms— Cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, types of clouds, cloud security challenges.