Author: Hosam Badreldin (Director, Cloud Infrastructure Strategy, Thales)
Cloud computing is gaining popularity with the increase in adoption by various industries and tech firms, but still, not everyone is capable or aware of cloud forensics. Many firms that adopt cloud facility for application and data storage lack any established well-defined forensic capability. With the growing popularity of Cloud, crime related to Cloud is also increasing, and with the security infrastructure of the Cloud being handled by the Cloud Services Provider, Cloud forensics inabilities put the organization in an awkward position. This manuscript describes Cloud and Cloud forensics in high-level, along with some of their process flows, dimensions, challenges, etc. This manuscript also discusses the forensics-as-Service (CFaaS) as a prominent solution for some of the major challenges faced related by cloud forensics.