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BiSHM: Evidence detection and preservation model for cloud forensics
Published in Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Pages: 154 - 170
The cloud market is growing every day. So are cloud crimes. To investigate crimes that happen in a cloud environment, an investigation is carried out adhering to the court of law. Forensics investigations require evidence from the cloud. Evidence acquisition in the cloud requires formidable efforts because of physical inaccessibility and the lack of cloud forensics tools. Time is very crucial in any forensic investigation. If the evidence is preserved before the cloud forensic investigation, it can give the investigators a head start. To identify and preserve such potential evidence in the cloud, we propose a system with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based agent, equipped for binary classification that monitors and profiles the virtual machine (VM) from hypervisor level activities. The proposed system classifies and preserves evidence data generated in the cloud. The evidence repository module of the system uses a novel blockchain model approach to maintain the data provenance. The proposed system works at the hypervisor level, which makes it robust for anti-forensics techniques in the cloud. The proposed system identifies potential evidence reducing the effective storage space requirement of the evidence repository. Data provenance incorporated in the proposed system reduces trust dependencies on the cloud service provider (CSP). © 2022 Prasad Purnaye and Vrushali Kulkarni, published by De Gruyter.
About the journal
JournalOpen Computer Science
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH
Open AccessNo