Cloud computing log forensics-the new frontier

Sean Thorpe, Tyrone Grandison, M. Brian Blake

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


Cloud computing is becoming commonplace in industry. With this rise in adoption and use, there is a growing requirement to enable forensic investigators to collect, analyze and produce evidence that can be used in court cases. Unfortunately, traditional and digital forensics techniques cannot be directly applied to the cloud computing paradigm. In this paper, we explore the need created by cloud computing log forensics, discuss the issues involved, and highlight the unsolved research challenges in the space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479965854
StatePublished - Nov 7 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE SoutheastCon 2014 - Lexington, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2014Mar 16 2014

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
ISSN (Print)0734-7502


OtherIEEE SoutheastCon 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Cloud Computing
  • Forensics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing


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