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Cloud ERP Security: Guidelines for Evaluation
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate and discuss the potential security issues arising from deploying of the cloud Enterprise Resource Planning technology, which may be inherent in the conventional Enterprise Resource Planning systems and Cloud Computing. Literature reviews and interviews point out some common concerns regarding cloud Enterprise Resource Planning but there was dissidence between provider and customers perspectives. This study underlines the security concerns both from user and provider perspectives in order to contribute current knowledge about the Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning.

This study was conducted by applying a qualitative research methodology and six semi-structured interviews with professionals on ERP, Cloud Computing and cloud ERP, both from user and provider perspectives. During the interviews, it has found that cloud ERP technology can help users to reduce burden of data security, availability and maintenance since the services established by Cloud ERP provider. As a result of this study, observed security issues are data security, authentication& authorization, architecture, threats, implementation of ERP and compliance. These security issues are categorized into three headers according to their relevance: First, issues inherited from conventional ERP systems and Cloud Computing, secondly new issues that arose with cloud ERP, and thirdly issues to be solved by cloud ERP.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Trita-ICT-EX, 2013:60
Keyword [en]
Cloud ERP, Cloud Computing, ERP, security
National Category
Computer Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-120456OAI: diva2:614895
Subject / course
Computer Science
Educational program
Master of Science - Information and Communication Systems Security
2013-03-18, 6202, Isafjordsgatan 39, Stockholm, 11:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-04-19 Created: 2013-04-08 Last updated: 2013-04-19Bibliographically approved

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