An analysis of cloud security frameworks, problems and proposed solutions

Milan A. J. Chauhan, Stavros Shiaeles

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The rapidly growing use of cloud computing raises security concerns. This study paper seeks to examine cloud security frameworks, addressing cloud-associated issues and suggesting solutions. This research provides greater knowledge of the various frameworks, assisting in making educated decisions about selecting and implementing suitable security measures for cloud-based systems. The study begins with introducing cloud technology, its issues and frameworks to secure infrastructure, and an examination of the various cloud security frameworks available in the industry. A full comparison is performed to assess the framework’s focus, scope, approach, strength, limitations, implementation steps and tools required in the implementation process. The frameworks focused on in the paper are COBIT5, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), ISO (International Organization for Standardization), CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) STAR and AWS (Amazon Web Services) well-architected framework. Later, the study digs into identifying and analyzing prevalent cloud security issues. This contains attack vectors that are inherent in cloud settings. Plus, this part includes the risk factor of top cloud security threats and their effect on cloud platforms. Also, it presents ideas and countermeasures to reduce the observed difficulties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-450
Number of pages29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2023


  • cloud security
  • security frameworks
  • NIST
  • ISO
  • AWS

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