Security Threats in Cloud Computing: Trend and Challenges

  • Kaneez e Rubab Department of Computer Science, Bahria University Islamabad
  • Talha Azhar Bahria University Islamabad
  • Muhammad Anwar University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Saqib Majeed University Institute of Information Technology, PMAS-AAUR, Rawalpindi, Pakistan


Recently due to the increasing popularity of cloud computing, the people are attracting
their services and offers without knowing the security threats. Users think that that cloud is more
secure as compared to any other services. This fact leads to serious problems for users. This is why
the security of the cloud has become a major issue. In this paper, we investigate the recent and most
common threats of cloud computing. After a detailed investigation, we discuss the seven major
threats related to cloud computing. These risks are related to cloud computing and are the main
guidance for risk analysis for organizations or customers to switch their services on the cloud
computing platform. The organization or customers must know about these threats before adapting
any cloud service or interface. This paper will guide the new researchers in the field of cloud
computing and its security services to design more secure and reliable solutions in the future.