Evidence and Cloud Computing: The Virtual Machine Introspection Approach
Cloud forensics refers to digital forensics investigations performed in cloud computing environments. Now-a-days digital investigators face various technical, legal, and organizational challenges to keep up with current developments in the field of cloud computing. But, due to its dynamic nature, cloud computing also offers several opportunities to improve digital investigations in cloud environments. The enormous available computing power can be leveraged to process massive amounts of information in order to extract relevant evidence. In this paper, the authors focus on the current state-of-the-art of affected fields of cloud forensics. The benefit for the reader of this paper is therefore a clear overview of the challenges and opportunities for scientific developments in the field of cloud forensics.