Cloud Digital Forensics Evaluation and Crimes Detection

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Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST


© 2018, ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Cloud computing is one of the significant topics of today’s era; due to the enhancement it brings to the Information Technology world. This transformation lead to its rapid adoption by different sectors, ranging from enterprise to personal usage. Organizations are constantly looking for ways to increase productivity with optimum cost; which derived the need for Cloud environments and its underlying virtualized infrastructure. With the increase usage of Cloud based infrastructure, criminals utilized its anonymity factor to hide their criminal activities; escaping from legal actions. This paper highlights the obstacles experienced during Cloud virtual layer forensics acquisition and analysis, due to lack of specialized forensics tools. We have developed a framework to aid in assessing the virtual environment readiness for forensics investigation and examine the applicability of existing state-of-the-art forensics tools to Cloud environment. The paper reveals the need for having specialized forensics tools for Cloud infrastructure forensics.

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Raja Jabir, Zayed University
Omar Alfandi, Zayed University