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About Cloud Forensics: Challenges and Solutions

International Journal of Distributed and Cloud Computing

Volume 3 Issue 2

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Vaithianathan Geetha | Author(s) Affiliation: Department of Information Technology, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry, India
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Cloud computing is gaining wide popularity due to low infrastructure cost and high resource utilization. Cloud can be private or public. Users can store their data and avail cloud sessions on pay-per-use basis. This multi-tenancy support can lead to several problems. Cloud forensics is a cross discipline of cloud computing and digital forensics. It ensures to find out the culprit when there is a security breach. Several techniques are proposed to secure user data and provide legally acceptable evidences in case of cyber crime. This chapter aims at discussing the issues and challenges of cloud forensics and the currently available solutions. Logs are widely accepted as legal evidence of how fraud was perpetrated. Creation and maintenance of logs also poses a number of challenges. This chapter also aims at exploring these challenges and solutions for managing logs.

Keywords: Cloud Security,Cloud Service Providers,Cloud Users,Service Level Agreement (SLA),Digital Forensics,Cloud Forensics Phases,Forensic Readiness,Log Formats,Log Architecture,Log Security,Log Database

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