Understanding Issues in Cloud Forensics: Two Hypothetical Case Studies

Authors: , Alan Sherman

Book Title: Proceedings of the 2011 ADSFL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security, and Law


Abstract: The inevitable vulnerabilities and criminal targeting of cloud environments demand an understanding of how digital forensic investigations of the cloud can be accomplished. We present two hypothetical case studies of cloud crimes; child pornography being hosted in the cloud, and a compromised cloud-based website. Our cases highlight shortcomings of current forensic practices and laws. We describe significant challenges with cloud forensics, including forensic acquisition, evidence preservation and chain of custody, and open problems for continued research.

Type: Article

Tags: cloud computing, cloud forensics, digital forensics

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