Title: Reviewing the Existing Methodologies and Tools of Cloud Forensics: Challenges and Solutions

Issue Number: Vol. 9, No. 4
Year of Publication: Dec - 2020
Page Numbers: 147-154
Authors: Khalid A Alattas, Magdy Bayoumi
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002677


Cloud computing is relatively a new technological advancement which has speedily become part of the important technological improvements for computer science. Cloud computing as technological advancement has significantly grown in the recent past. It is currently cheaper hence affordable as the cloud platforms stabilize. Most of the businesses and organizations have successfully migrated their systems to accommodate cloud infrastructure hence obtaining benefits that foster technology and economy. There has been reluctance due to security issues and loss of control because of infrastructures and data that could be controlled by third parties. Cloud forensic which is a result of the cloud computing has come up due to the ever-increasing criminals who take advantage of the technological progress to steal data and information from the cloud, cause a denial of service and provoke increased economic impacts on the organization. The digital forensics has had challenges and solutions to its methodologies and tools used because they must grow in complexity to measure up to the standards of the criminals. This paper shall focus on the existing methodologies and cloud forensic tools, including their challenges and solutions that have been developed.