Describe the “Cloud” and what problems it may pose to the forensic investigator
DF :: Trends and Future Directions
During this module, you explored the topics of trends and future directions. Over the years, several models for selling software have emerged, including Software as a Service (SaaS)—where a provider licenses software to customers as a “service on demand” through a subscription model, often delivered via a “Cloud” architecture.
What difficulties might an investigator run into when attempting to collect forensics evidence where Software as a Service (SaaS) was utilized?
Additionally, describe the “Cloud” and what problems it may pose to the forensic investigator.
For a forensic investigator to come up with valid evidence, he or she will require verifiable proof from the data storage centers. That becomes quite impossible with cloud computing which mostly uses virtual machines (Barbara, 2009). For instance, a criminal who has the data in the cloud architecture will find it easy to make it anonymous to the investigator. That is made possible by the system…………………………