• Peter Veselý Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava
  • Michal Greguš Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava
  • Eleonóra Beňová Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava
Keywords: cloud, security, Trojan horses, 0-day, hack


: IT companies are presenting to their customers cloud computing as a technology that will give them a competitive advantage if they implement it faster than their competitors. It is true that cloud computing can improve the businesses capability to access, share, and protect their company's data, particularly when they have a limited capacity to manage on-site modern technology resources. Using cloud services or simply only thinking of moving data to the cloud creates a wide set of concerns, starting with basic security concerns, and going as far as to the availability of cloud services, that is the company would not be able to get to the data when it needs it. Small and medium companies do not have enough resources to fight cyberattacks, but they can implement policies that will minimize the risk of the loss of their valuable data. The aim of this paper is to describe the current threats companies are facing when they use cloud services and to give them advice how to minimize the risk of these threats. We will specify a set of rules especially for small and medium companies and organizations that should help them to be able to choose more secure cloud services for their particular needs.


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