Calm Before the Storm: The Emerging Challenges of Cloud Computing in Digital Forensics
Cloud computing is a rapidly evolving technological phenomenon. Rather than procure, deploy and manage a physical IT infrastructure to host its software applications, organizations are increasingly deploying the same into remote, virtualized environments, which can be hosted and manage by third party providers. This development in the IT landscape has significant implications for digital forensic investigators, toolkit developers and corporate compliance and audit departments. Much of digital forensic practice assumes careful control and management of IT assets (particularly data storage) during the conduct of an investigation.