Cloud computing forensics

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Abstract

Cloud computing is a relatively new development in computing which has a significant impact on the examination and analysis of digital evidence. There exists a wide range of cloud service providers who themselves provide a range of services to meet business needs. Each provider will have their own architecture and processes by which data is structured and stored. The foundations of digital forensics are rooted in the examination of devices, whether they be computers, mobile phones or other devices. However, these methods do not translate well to forensic examinations on evidence in the cloud and new approaches will need to be taken. In order to provide reliable test results and testimony to courts, examiners who are responsible for performing digital evidence examinations will need to gain new understanding, knowledge and skills. No matter the challenges presented by cloud forensics, the fundamental principles of forensic science, including sound evidential chain of custody, sound analytical methods and robust approaches to verification need to be met.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
EditorsMax M. Houck
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherElsevier
Pages566-572
Number of pages7
Volume1
Edition3rd
ISBN (Electronic)9780128236789
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Access device
  • API
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud forensics
  • Cloud service provider
  • Virtualisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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  • Artificial intelligence in digital forensics

    Reedy, P., 2023, Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences: Third Edition. Houck, M. M. (ed.). 3rd ed. London: Elsevier, Vol. 1. p. 170-192 23 p.

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  • Digital evidence: Overview

    Reedy, P., 2023, Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences: Third Edition. Houck, M. M. (ed.). 3rd ed. London: Elsevier, Vol. 2. p. 21-24 4 p.

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  • Internet of Things (IoT) forensics

    Reedy, P., 2023, Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences: Third Edition. Houck, M. M. (ed.). 3rd ed. London: Elsevier, Vol. 3. p. 286-293 8 p.

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