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Cloud computing is a broad and diverse phenomenon; much of the growth represents a transfer of traditional IT services to a new cloud model. Cloud computing is anticipated to be one of the most transformative technologies in the history of computing. Cloud organizations, including the providers and customers of cloud services, have yet to establish a well-defined forensic capability. Without this they are unable to ensure the robustness and suitability of their services to support investigations of criminal activity. In this paper, the authors take the first steps towards defining the new area of cloud forensics, and analyze its challenges and opportunities.