Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. 4th International Conference, ICDF2C 2012, Lafayette, IN, USA, October 25-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Cloud Computing Reference Architecture and Its Forensic Implications: A Preliminary Analysis

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-39891-9_1,
        author={Keyun Ruan and Joe Carthy},
        title={Cloud Computing Reference Architecture and Its Forensic Implications: A Preliminary Analysis},
        proceedings={Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. 4th International Conference, ICDF2C 2012, Lafayette, IN, USA, October 25-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICDF2C},
        year={2013},
        month={10},
        keywords={Cloud Forensics NIST Cloud Computing Standardization Digital Investigation Digital forensics},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-39891-9_1}
    }
    
  • Keyun Ruan
    Joe Carthy
    Year: 2013
    Cloud Computing Reference Architecture and Its Forensic Implications: A Preliminary Analysis
    ICDF2C
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39891-9_1
Keyun Ruan1,*, Joe Carthy1,*
  • 1: University College Dublin
*Contact email: keyun.ruan@ucd.ie, joe.carthy@ucd.ie

Abstract

In this paper, researchers provide a preliminary analysis on the forensic implications of cloud computing reference architecture, on the segregation of duties of cloud actors in cloud investigations, forensic artifacts on all layers of cloud system stack, cloud actors interaction scenarios in cloud investigations, and forensic implications of all cloud deployment models. The analysis serves as feedback and input for integrating forensic considerations into cloud standardization processes from early stage, and specifies requirements and directions for further standardization efforts.