Forensic droplets & puddles from the cloud

Michelle Govan

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Addressing the consequences of cybercrime is challenging. Technological innovation coupled with the desire to interact and have access to everything everywhere has seen the development of systems that are integrated around pushed-based cloud solutions. This has created a proliferation of data endpoints duplicating sources of evidentiary material, but also potentially modifying existing data. This paper models the effect of the natural movement of data within pushed-based cloud formations and its forensic impact. It examines the potential forensic opportunities that exist, but also the challenges that must be overcome to ensure valid and reliable results can continue to be established.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 3rd International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics - University of Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jun 201311 Jun 2013


ConferenceThe 3rd International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • cyber forensics
  • cloud forensics
  • mobile devices


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