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Cloud Forensic Challenges and Recommendations: A Review - 2020

Research Area:  Digital Forensics


Cloud computing becomes more popular since the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) as almost all internet services are highly dependent on high-end networks of server computers. The large-scale used on the internet around the world may cause the cloud server to be highly exposed to cyber threats and it is very difficult to apply forensic method specifically in conducting cloud forensic investigation. Subsequently, the lack of digital investigation may increase the threats towards cloud environment. Consequently, the cloud forensic investigation needs to be recognized for any incident happened in cloud services. Thus, this paper will review the the challenges in conducting a forensic investigation on cloud computing and the challenges are described according to cloud forensic investigation phase, which are identification, collection, examination and analysis, and lastly reporting and presentation. Moreover, recommendation to overcome current cloud forensic challenges which were specified by previous researches also being provided. This review will be beneficial to the community in order to overcome the challenges of cloud forensic investigation in the future.

Author(s) Name:  Warusia Yassin, Mohd Faizal Abdollah , Rabiah Ahmad, Zahri Yunos & Aswami Ariffin

Journal name:  OIC-CERT Journal of Cyber Security

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Publisher name:  OIC-CERT

DOI:  Corpus ID: 216175392

Volume Information:  Volume 2 , Issue 1