Chapter 18

Cloud security and forensic readiness

The current state of an IaaS provider

Chaz Vidal; Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo    Information Assurance Research Group, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Abstract

Security is a key challenge in the deployment and acceptance of cloud computing services, and existing research efforts include evaluating the effectiveness of various security solutions such as security policy implementations and technological solutions. This chapter examines the security controls of an existing organization’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service using existing information and cloud security standards and forensic readiness best practices. ...

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