Author(s): Valma Prifti1
  • 1. Department of Production and Management, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

Abstract: This paper studies the security of applications in Cloud Computing, and belongs to the discipline of information systems, governance of information systems. As a case study in Albania, it was analysed the cloud computer used in the e-Albania portal. Cloud Computing is today a trend in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, for which there is a growing interest both in technology and economics. Cloud computing has found wide use in various fields, from individuals to governments or large enterprises. The facilities that this use brings are numerous, ranging from easy access of data by customers to monitoring of every transaction by those responsible. The paper presents and analyses the basic concepts of Cloud computing, construction and use of the Albanian e-Government Cloud, its development model and service. The paper addresses the threats in the cloud, especially network security. It elaborates on the security problem by taking the source of the problem and also the possible solution. It addresses the privacy, data protection and identity management. The paper talks about the e-Albania portal, where it is based to guarantee security in the networks it uses. It presents the strategies taken by the Albanian government to encrypt and code data on networks. The paper analyses any security risks in order to be able to suggest an efficient and economical solution for network security.