Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving information technology (IT) phenomenon. Rather than procure, deploy, and manage a physical IT infrastructure to host their software applications, organizations are increasingly deploying their infrastructure into remote, virtualized environments, often hosted and managed by third parties. This development has significant implications for digital forensic investigators, equipment vendors, law enforcement, as well as corporate compliance and audit departments, amongst other organizations. Much of digital forensic practice assumes careful control and management of IT assets (particularly data storage) during the conduct of an investigation. This paper summarises the key aspects of cloud computing and analyses how established digital forensic procedures will be invalidated in this new environment, as well as discussing and identifying several new research challenges addressing this changing context.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Emerging Digital Forensics Applications for Crime Detection, Prevention, and Security|
|Number of pages||23|
|ISBN (Print)||1466640065, 9781466640061|
|State||Published - May 31 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)