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ABSTRACT

Digital forensics is the application of computer science to cater to legal needs. Quality digital forensic services are often encountered by various availability issues. The invention of cloud based services has now enabled researchers to build software or platform level based service channels.  In this paper, a multi-tenant capacity framework where digital investigation can be provided as a service in the cloud has been proposed. One can use this service to perform forensic analysis on digital evidence. Services can be procured vide the forensic tools provided on a pay-per-use basis. This paper also suggests a proto-architecture of the proposed Forensics-as-a-Service framework along with its implementation module using SDNs. The architecture of FraaS is built around the NIST guidelines for the same.

KEYWORDS

FraaS (Forensic-as-a-Service), NFAT (Network Forensic Analysis Tool), Digital Forensics, Cloud Services, SaaS, PaaS, SDN (Software Defined Networks), OpenContrail, OpenStack, API (Application Program Interface)

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THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORENSIC COMPUTER SCIENCE - IJoFCS

Volume 10, Number 1, pages 15-22, DOI: 10.5769/J201501002 or http://dx.doi.org/10.5769/J201501002


FraaS: A Framework for Digital Forensic Services in a Cloud-based Environment


By Mohit Soni, and Manish Kumar Bharti




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