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A comprehensive review on adaptability of network forensics frameworks for mobile cloud computing.

Khan S, Shiraz M, Wahab AW, Gani A, Han Q, Rahman ZB - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Bottom Line: Explicitly, the fundamental mechanisms of NFFs are highlighted and then analyzed using the most relevant parameters.A classification is proposed to help understand the anatomy of existing NFFs.The paper concludes by discussing research challenges for progressive network forensics in MCC.

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Affiliation: Centre for Mobile Cloud Computing Research (C4MCCR), Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ; University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
Network forensics enables investigation and identification of network attacks through the retrieved digital content. The proliferation of smartphones and the cost-effective universal data access through cloud has made Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) a congenital target for network attacks. However, confines in carrying out forensics in MCC is interrelated with the autonomous cloud hosting companies and their policies for restricted access to the digital content in the back-end cloud platforms. It implies that existing Network Forensic Frameworks (NFFs) have limited impact in the MCC paradigm. To this end, we qualitatively analyze the adaptability of existing NFFs when applied to the MCC. Explicitly, the fundamental mechanisms of NFFs are highlighted and then analyzed using the most relevant parameters. A classification is proposed to help understand the anatomy of existing NFFs. Subsequently, a comparison is given that explores the functional similarities and deviations among NFFs. The paper concludes by discussing research challenges for progressive network forensics in MCC.

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Network forensics: issues and challenges for CSPs in MCC.
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fig3: Network forensics: issues and challenges for CSPs in MCC.

Mentions: This section describes unresolved issues and research challenges in forensics investigation faced by CSPs in MCC. These issues must be addressed to employ current NFFs in MCC networks. Current NFFs would remain unsuitable for MCC infrastructures until robust methods and approaches are engineered, designed, and incorporated into them. Figure 3 presents the unresolved issues and challenges faced by CSPs in the MCC environment.


A comprehensive review on adaptability of network forensics frameworks for mobile cloud computing.

Khan S, Shiraz M, Wahab AW, Gani A, Han Q, Rahman ZB - ScientificWorldJournal (2014)

Network forensics: issues and challenges for CSPs in MCC.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Network forensics: issues and challenges for CSPs in MCC.
Mentions: This section describes unresolved issues and research challenges in forensics investigation faced by CSPs in MCC. These issues must be addressed to employ current NFFs in MCC networks. Current NFFs would remain unsuitable for MCC infrastructures until robust methods and approaches are engineered, designed, and incorporated into them. Figure 3 presents the unresolved issues and challenges faced by CSPs in the MCC environment.

Bottom Line: Explicitly, the fundamental mechanisms of NFFs are highlighted and then analyzed using the most relevant parameters.A classification is proposed to help understand the anatomy of existing NFFs.The paper concludes by discussing research challenges for progressive network forensics in MCC.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centre for Mobile Cloud Computing Research (C4MCCR), Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ; University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
Network forensics enables investigation and identification of network attacks through the retrieved digital content. The proliferation of smartphones and the cost-effective universal data access through cloud has made Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) a congenital target for network attacks. However, confines in carrying out forensics in MCC is interrelated with the autonomous cloud hosting companies and their policies for restricted access to the digital content in the back-end cloud platforms. It implies that existing Network Forensic Frameworks (NFFs) have limited impact in the MCC paradigm. To this end, we qualitatively analyze the adaptability of existing NFFs when applied to the MCC. Explicitly, the fundamental mechanisms of NFFs are highlighted and then analyzed using the most relevant parameters. A classification is proposed to help understand the anatomy of existing NFFs. Subsequently, a comparison is given that explores the functional similarities and deviations among NFFs. The paper concludes by discussing research challenges for progressive network forensics in MCC.

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Related in: MedlinePlus