Privacy Preserving Confidential Forensic Investigation for Shared or Remote Servers
It is getting popular that customers make use of third party data service providers to store their data and emails. It is common to have a large server shared by many different users. This creates a big problem for forensic investigation. It may not be easy to clone a copy of data from the storage device(s) due to the huge volume of data. Even if it is possible to make a clone, there are many irrelevant information/data stored in the same device for which the investigators have no right to access. The other alternative is to let the service provider search the relevant information and retrieve the data for the investigator provided a warrant can be provided.