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Forensic Acquisition Methods for Cloud Computing Environments

Forensic Acquisition Methods for Cloud Computing Environments
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Author(s): Diane Barrett (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 11
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch033


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Cloud computing environments add an inherent layer of complication to a digital forensic investigation. The content of this article explores current forensic acquisition processes, how current processes need to be modified for cloud investigations, and what new acquisition methods can help when it is necessary to garner evidence from a cloud computing-based environment. A section will be included that provides a recommendation on how to acquire evidence from cloud-based environments while maintaining chain of custody. A final section will include recommendations for additional areas of research in the area of investigating cloud computing environments and acquiring cloud computing-based evidence.

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