Local Governments and Cloud Computing Security

Inita Kindzule, Edzus Zeiris, Maris Ziema


The Cloud computing solution has enormous potential to provide companies, industries and economy in general with remarkable benefits but there are certain challenges that have to be taken into account when choosing this solution. The purpose of this paper is to provide results of research about local governments’ Cloud computing security, assisting them in making appropriate risk-based security decisions about how to securely embrace Cloud computing. To ensure that managing information of system-related security risks is consistent with the organization’s mission/business objectives, and that information security requirements, including necessary security controls, are integrated into the organization’s enterprise architecture and system development life cycle processes.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Kindzule I., Zeiris E. and Ziema M. (2012). Local Governments and Cloud Computing Security . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Communication Networking, e-Business and Optical Communication Systems - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-23-5, pages 284-288. DOI: 10.5220/0004129102840288

in Bibtex Style

author={Inita Kindzule and Edzus Zeiris and Maris Ziema},
title={Local Governments and Cloud Computing Security},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Communication Networking, e-Business and Optical Communication Systems - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2012)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Communication Networking, e-Business and Optical Communication Systems - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2012)
TI - Local Governments and Cloud Computing Security
SN - 978-989-8565-23-5
AU - Kindzule I.
AU - Zeiris E.
AU - Ziema M.
PY - 2012
SP - 284
EP - 288
DO - 10.5220/0004129102840288