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Forensic Investigations in Cloud Computing

Forensic Investigations in Cloud Computing
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Author(s): Diane Barrett (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 10
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch116


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Cloud computing environments adds an inherent layer of complication to a digital forensic investigation. The content of this article explores current forensic acquisition processes, why current processes need to be modified for cloud investigations, and how new methods can help in an investigation. A section will be included that provides recommendations for more accurate evidence acquisition in investigations. A final section will include recommendations for additional areas of research in the area of investigating cloud computing environments and acquiring cloud computing based evidence.

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