The Impact Of Cloud Computing And Storage On Cyber-Forensic Investigations

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Computer services are normally offered physically. Here the user of the computer can have access to the resources that the computer use. The resources includes network, storage and operating system. The term cloud computing refers to the offering of such services over the internet. Many companies offer cloud services and in turn charge for the service that they offer, while others don’t. Cyber-forensic investigations have been affected by cloud computing since the beginning of the cloud. Computer Forensics is based on the investigation of crimes or policy breaches that are done through the examination of electronics and computers and other storage devices. This paper seeks to access the impact of cloud computing and storage on…show more content…
This has significantly reduced the cyber-crimes that were common when the when the user information were being kept in the physical storage location.
The security level are different for the user and the cloud services provider. At the highest level the cloud provider makes sure the information of the user is kept safe while in the lower level individuals must make sure their credentials required in order to log into the cloud are kept secret. In case of a breach, cloud services providers will not be responsible the mishandled logins since they are not in position to identify who the real user of the service is. Therefore, as long as the correct log in is provided, anyone could access a cloud account. Accessing the cloud with someone else’s credentials is an indication of how easy it actually has become for criminals to get what they want. Hackers identify loop holes such as this to access the information and the data. In order to conceal their acts they put on measures that will protect them from being identified.
The impacts of cloud computing has touched almost every area of Information Technology. The information kept in the cloud is private and confidential and protected by laws that regulate it and protects it. The cloud providers faces laws that relate to the preservation of critical information touching on taxes, security, and sometime employment regulations. Also in other circumstances, they are forced to comply with laws requiring them to destroy such
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