Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes

Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes

Keyun Ruan (University College Dublin, Ireland)
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Release Date: December, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 348
ISBN13: 9781466626621|ISBN10: 1466626623|EISBN13: 9781466626935|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2662-1


While cloud computing continues to transform developments in information technology services, these advancements have contributed to a rise in cyber attacks; producing an urgent need to extend the applications of investigation processes.

Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes presents a collection of research and case studies of applications for investigation processes in cloud computing environments. This reference source brings together the perspectives of cloud customers, security architects, and law enforcement agencies in the developing area of cloud forensics.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Adoption
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital Forensics
  • Public Cloud
  • Security Architecture
  • Security as a Service

Reviews and Testimonials

Edited by Ruan shortly after he completed his PhD from the University College Dublin, Ireland, this volume contains 14 essays introducing readers to the science and practice of a brand new field. The chapters examine issues and applications concerning new security models for cloud-based storage and the related concepts of forensic readiness, virtual forensics, and search and seizure. Other chapters delve into the ramifications of the legal process required for a cloud investigation and data recovery. Practices based on actual experience are offered in chapters by researchers at the U. of Bristol, the UK; Demokritus U. of Thrace, Greece; the U. of Pernambuco, Brazil; and EBSL Technologies International. The other contributors are at academic and commercial institutions in Europe, Australia, and North America.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

As information security professionals, we are still struggling to find an acceptable risk management strategy that encourages cloud computing for enterprises. The best part of this scholarly publication is that it starts with an introduction to the ecosystem, and by the end, has completely covered the promises, challenges, potential downsides, and strategies of cloud forensics.

– Phoram Mehta, Computing Reviews

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Keyun Ruan worked as a PhD researcher at the Center of Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation (University College, Dublin) and in cloud forensics at the Cyber Security Research Lab (EADS). She was among the first in the world to work on this emerging area. Professor Ruan has given talks around the world in both academic and industry conferences, including CloudEXPO Europe and Silicon Valley, Cloud Futures held at Microsoft Research Headquarters, Cloud Security Alliance Congress, RSAConference Europe, Campus Party Europe, the ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics Security and Law, the International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, the IFIP International Conference on Digital Forensics. Keyun is now Chairperson and CRO of New York based XENSIX Inc, research scientist at University College Dublin, and research partner at EADS. She is an active member of the Cloud Security Alliance, member of the board of Cloud Security Alliance Ireland, and is leading the Cloud Security Alliance Incident Management and Forensics Working Group. She is an active contributor to the NIST Cloud Computing Program, and a Technical Lead of the NIST Cloud Forensics Working Group. She is also a semi-professional artist and holds a diploma in Art and Design from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland.