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Forensics Issues in Cloud Computing

DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2016.410007, PP. 63-69

Keywords: Computer Forensics, Cloud Computing, Cybercrimes, Cloud Security, Cloud Service Provider

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Cloud computing is an emerging technology that is being widely adopted throughout the world due to its ease-of-use. Organizations of all types can use it without pre-requisites such as IT infra-structure, technical skills, managerial overload, storage capacity, processing power, and data recovery or privacy setup. It can be availed by all clients as per their needs, expectations and budget. However, cloud computing introduces new kinds of security vulnerabilities that need to be ad-dressed. Traditional “Computer Forensics” deals with detection, preemption and prevention of IT triggered frauds and crimes but it lacks the ability to deal with cybercrimes pertaining to cloud computing environment. In this paper, we focus on forensics issues in cloud computing, assess limitations of forensic team and present the obstacles faced during investigation.


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