A Comprehensive Review on Adaptability of Network Forensics Frameworks for Mobile Cloud Computing

Khan, Suleman, Shiraz, Muhammad, Abdul Wahab, Ainuddin Wahid, Gani, Abdullah, Han, Qi and Bin Abdul Rahman, Zulkanain (2014) A Comprehensive Review on Adaptability of Network Forensics Frameworks for Mobile Cloud Computing. The Scientific World Journal, 2014. pp. 1-27. ISSN 2356-6140

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 14:38
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 19:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42285

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