With the increasing volume of cybercrimes, digital forensics in cloud computing is still an ongoing research area. Even though there are numerous research efforts on cloud forensic investigations, minimizing the potential threats and reducing the investigation cost is a challenging task. Hence, the cloud service providers are to be forensically ready to perform digital forensic investigations without relying on third parties. Accordingly, modeling the forensic readiness phase plays a vital role in cloud forensic investigation. To improve the forensic capabilities and mitigate the cost of the cloud forensic investigation, proactively monitoring the activities in the cloud environment is essential.