Definition Edit

Cloud computing forensic science is

the application of scientific principles, technological practices and derived and proven methods to process past cloud computing events through identification, collection, preservation, examination and reporting of digital data for the purpose of facilitating the reconstruction of these events.[1]
[t]he use of scientifically derived and proven methods toward the preservation, collection, validation, identification, analysis, interpretation, documentation and presentation of digital evidence derived from digital sources for the purpose of facilitating or furthering the reconstruction of events found to be criminal, or helping to anticipate unauthorized actions shown to be disruptive to planned operations.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST, Definitions of Cloud Computing Forensic Science (full-text).
  2. Id. (Digital Forensic Research Workshop).

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