- Cloud Computing Security research papers examine the emerging field in computer security, designed to protect data and information within the infrastructure of cloud computing.
The past few decades have been called the Age of Information because of the growth of , falling prices and increasing performance of computers, as well as the storage and dissemination of information going with the advances in technology. Although the Internet enables millions of people to conduct affairs on-line, it has also become a modem in which hackers can easily access information. Individuals, businesses, and even the government provide vital information via on-line communications, such as Social Security numbers, taxes, phone numbers, health records, and credit card numbers.
Demand for Internet use for transmitting financial, business and other sensitive information has led to the need for a means to insure the security of that information.Â This paper discusses Internet security, information security, various types of encryption , with secure socket layers (SSL) as the most common type, and also authentication certificates issued by various certificate authorities (CAs), which operate to identify individual Internet users and servers.
This Information Security term paper briefly reviews the growth of Internet use and the rise in information security and breaches of security that have accompanied it. In addition, it provides a general overview of information security, including Internet security, , and use of certificates, concluding that as long as people are involved with processing information there will be a need for constantly improving the protection of such information.