On digital forensic readiness in the cloud using a distributed agent-based solution : issues and challenges

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dc.contributor.author Kebande, V.R. (Victor)
dc.contributor.author Venter, H.S. (Hein)
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-28T04:45:55Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract The need to perform digital investigations has over the years led to the exponential growth of the field of Digital Forensics (DF). However, quite a number of challenges face the act of proving – for purposes of Digital Forensic Readiness (DFR) – that an electronic event has occurred in cyberspace. The problem that this research addresses involves the challenges faced when an Agent-Based Solution (ABS) is used in the cloud to extract Potential Digital Evidence (PDE) for DFR purposes. Throughout the paper the authors have modified the functionality of an initially malicious botnet to act as a distributed forensic agent to conduct this process. The paper focuses on the general, technical and operational challenges that are encountered when trying to achieve DFR in the cloud environment. The authors finally propose a contribution by assessing the possible solutions from a general, technical and operational point of view. en_ZA
dc.description.department Computer Science en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-06-30
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation [grant number UID85794]. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tajf20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Victor R. Kebande & H.S. Venter (2018) On digital forensic readiness in the cloud using a distributed agent-based solution: issues and challenges, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 50:2, 209-238, DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2016.1194473. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0045-0618 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1834-562X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/00450618.2016.1194473
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/57045
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences. This is an electronic version of an article published in Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 209-238, 2018. doi : 10.1080/00450618.2016.1194473. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tajf20. en_ZA
dc.subject Forensic science en_ZA
dc.subject Botnet en_ZA
dc.subject Cloud en_ZA
dc.subject Challenges en_ZA
dc.subject Issues en_ZA
dc.subject Agent-based solution (ABS) en_ZA
dc.subject Digital forensic readiness (DFR) en_ZA
dc.title On digital forensic readiness in the cloud using a distributed agent-based solution : issues and challenges en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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