Cloud Computing and Digital Forensics Challenges

Samah Mansour


Abstract—Nowadays, the storage of computer data is
moving rapidly toward cloud computing as an evolving
information technology phenomenon. Instead of building,
maintaining, and managing a physical Information technology
infrastructure, the organizations start to replace the physical
infrastructure with remote and virtual environments that are
managed by third parties. This shift has a significant impact
on forensics investigators, hardware and software vendors, IT
experts, law enforcements and corporate audit departments
since more crimes are committed with the involvement of
computers. Digital forensics helps courts and law enforcement
agencies to collect valuable evidence for investigations. This
paper presents a general overview of cloud computing
and digital forensics. Also, it discusses the major benefits
and challenges of using cloud computing on digital forensics.


Digital forensics, Cloud Computing, Cloud Forensics

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