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Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics

Book Description

While cloud computing continues to transform developments in information technology services, these advancements have contributed to a rise in cyber attacks; producing an urgent need to extend the applications of investigation processes. Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes presents a collection of research and case studies of applications for investigation processes in cloud computing environments. This reference source brings together the perspectives of cloud customers, security architects, and law enforcement agencies in the developing area of cloud forensics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Digital Forensic Investigation and Cloud Computing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DIGITAL FORENSIC SCIENCE
    4. CLOUD COMPUTING: SECURITY AND DIGITAL FORENSICS
    5. DIGITAL FORENSIC INVESTIGATION AND CLOUD COMPUTING
    6. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 2: Hack the Cloud
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CLOUD AS THE TARGET
    4. NEW FORMS OF CRIME IN THE CLOUD
    5. ETHICAL HACKING
    6. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 3: Challenges to Digital Forensic Evidence in the Cloud
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. IDENTIFYING EVIDENCE
    4. EVIDENCE COLLECTION
    5. TRANSPORT AND STORAGE OF EVIDENCE
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 4: The Emergence of Cloud Storage and the Need for a New Digital Forensic Process Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. ACQUIRING DATA FROM THE CLOUD
    4. A NEW DIGITAL ACQUISITION PROCESS MODEL
    5. MODEL VALIDATION
    6. FUTURE WORK
    7. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 5: Forensic Readiness in the Cloud (FRC)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND DIGITAL FORENSICS
    5. FORENSIC READINESS IN THE CLOUD
    6. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 6: Security Architecture and Forensic Awareness in Virtualized Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. VM ENVIRONMENTS AND FORENSIC EVIDENCE
    5. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VIRTUALIZATION AND THE CLOUD
    6. INVESTIGATIVE CASE SCENARIOS FOR VIRTUALIZATION AND THE CLOUD
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 7: Seizing Electronic Evidence from Cloud Computing Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OBTAINING FORENSIC EVIDENCE FROM THE CLOUD
    5. SEARCH WARRANTS FOR CLOUD DATA
    6. CHALLENGING CLOUD EVIDENCE
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX: Sample Warrant
  15. Chapter 8: Legal Process and Requirements for Cloud Forensic Investigations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1.0. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2.0. COMMANDING PRODUCTION
    4. 3.0. ACTUAL PRODUCTION IN COURT
    5. 4.0 ADDITIONAL LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
    6. 5.0. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. 6.0. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 9: Compliance in the Cloud and the Implications on Electronic Discovery
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. EDISCOVERY IN THE CLOUD
    4. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 10: Data Recovery Strategies for Cloud Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LIVE ACQUISITION IN THE CLOUD
    4. OVERVIEW OF ACQUISITION CHALLENGES
    5. CLOUD ACQUISITION PROCESS
    6. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 11: Forensics as a Service
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 12: Forensics as a Service
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OVERVIEW OF THE FAAS MODEL
    5. PUBLIC CLOUD DEPLOYMENT TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
    6. DISCUSSIONS ON SECURITY ISSUES OF THE MODEL
    7. FUTURE WORK
    8. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 13: A Forensic-as-a-Service Delivery Platform for Law Enforcement Agencies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE FORENSICS AS A SERVICE PLATFORM
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 14: Designing a Forensic-Enabling Cloud Ecosystem
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CLOUD FORENSIC REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE (CFRA) AND MATRIX
    4. STRATEGIES AND STANDARDIZATION
    5. EVIDENCE SEGREGATION
    6. LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
    7. PRIVACY VS. MONITORING
    8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE THOUGHTS
  22. Compilation of References
  23. About the Contributors