What Is Network Forensics?
- Information in This Chapter
- Introduction to Cloud Computing
- Introduction to the Incident Response Process
- Investigative and Forensics Methodologies
- Where Network Forensics Fits In
The modern computer environment has moved past the local data center with a single entry and exit point to a global network comprising many data centers and hundreds of entry and exit points. This business and service migration to remote data centers, where computing and storage are rented from a larger company, is referred to as cloud computing. Companies and people have realized great benefits that result from the use of cloud computing systems – not only in terms of productivity, but also in access to high-speed systems for managing very large data sets in ways that would be financially impossible for some small and midsized companies. Larger companies have also realized the benefits of cheap utility cloud computing as these companies migrate critical databases, transactional processing systems, and software packages to a rented space in a data center that can be anywhere in the world. This migration also has complications for information security, as we traditionally understand the information security process, both procedurally and legally. The typical data center, locally or within traveling distance, that could have systems physically accessed is quickly becoming a process of the past that will continue to challenge all sections of the information security industry. Computer systems and network forensics are influenced by the change from local data centers to remote data centers, where access is not physically possible. Virtualization has also changed the nature of computer … Continue reading inside…
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