Cloud Storage Forensics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124199917
  • ISBN-13: 9780124199910
  • DDC: 363.250285
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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To reduce the risk of digital forensic evidence being called into question in judicial proceedings, it is important to have a rigorous methodology and set of procedures for conducting digital forensic investigations and examinations. Digital forensic investigation in the cloud computing environment, however, is in infancy due to the comparatively recent prevalence of cloud computing. Cloud Storage Forensics presents the first evidence-based cloud forensic framework. Using three popular cloud storage services and one private cloud storage service as case studies, the authors show you how their framework can be used to undertake research into the data remnants on both cloud storage servers and client devices when a user undertakes a variety of methods to store, upload, and access data in the cloud. By determining the data remnants on client devices, you gain a better understanding of the types of terrestrial artifacts that are likely to remain at the Identification stage of an investigation. Once it is determined that a cloud storage service account has potential evidence of relevance to an investigation, you can communicate this to legal liaison points within service providers to enable them to respond and secure evidence in a timely manner.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
About the Authors.
1: Introduction.
2: Cloud Storage Forensic Framework.
3: Microsoft Skydrive Cloud Storage Forensic Analysis.
4: Dropbox Analysis: Data Remnants on User Machines.
5: Google Drive: Forensic Analysis of Cloud Storage Data Remnants.
6: Open Source Cloud Storage Forensics: Owncloud as a Case Study.
7: Forensic Collection of Cloud Storage Data: Does the Act of Collection Result in Changes to the Data or Its Metadata?.
Conclusion and Future Work.