Journal article

Cloud Log Forensics: Foundations, State of the Art, and Future Directions

Suleman Khan, Abdullah Gani, Ainuddin Wahid Abdul Wahab, Mustapha Aminu Bagiwa, Muhammad Shiraz, Samee U Khan, Rajkumar Buyya, Albert Y Zomaya

ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS | ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY | Published : 2016

Abstract

Cloud log forensics (CLF) mitigates the investigation process by identifying the malicious behavior of attackers through profound cloud log analysis. However, the accessibility attributes of cloud logs obstruct accomplishment of the goal to investigate cloud logs for various susceptibilities. Accessibility involves the issues of cloud log access, selection of proper cloud log file, cloud log data integrity, and trustworthiness of cloud logs. Therefore, forensic investigators of cloud log files are dependent on cloud service providers (CSPs) to get access of different cloud logs. Accessing cloud logs from outside the cloud without depending on the CSP is a challenging research area, whereas t..

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Grants

Awarded by High Impact Research grant from the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education under the University of Malaya


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the Bright Spark Unit, University of Malaya, Malaysia and a High Impact Research grant (Grant No. UM.C/625/1/HIR/MOE/FCSIT/17) from the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education under the University of Malaya. Co-author Buyya's work was supported by a Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council.