The challenges of cloud computing in forensic science

Muhammad Ubaid Ullah, Raja, Buckley, Kevan, Garvey, Mary and Li, Jun (2019) The challenges of cloud computing in forensic science. International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT), 67 (7). pp. 40-48. ISSN 2349-0829

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Cloud computing (CC) is rapidly growing new information technology (IT) in private, public and especially in Government sectors internationally. CC technology facilitates rather than deploy and manage an in-house physical IT infrastructure by having local servers or personal devices to manage their softwares application. This new technology helps to transfer their traditional IT services model into remote, virtualised environments, which are often hosted and managed by the third parties. Therefore, CC environment of any organisation turn prospective opportunity for cyber attackers, which is become a primary challenges of CC in the protection of valuable data from different types of attacks. CC posed a serious risk and major challenge to digital investigators, also offers sufficient opportunities to investigators for better refining the forensic science. This study summarises the key areas of CC forensics science challenges and analyses by the researched performed by other researchers. The challenges also presented along with associated literature that particularly reference them. Finally the discussion and analysis, which is based on the study finding to consider the challenges provoke by the CC forensics science on our findings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cloud forensics; digital forensics; forensics; cloud computing forensics; forensic science; forensics challenges
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Jun Li
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 11:29
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 11:29


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