Cloud forensics framework for law enforcement agencies

In its continuous engagement in cybersecurity-related topics, Privanova has contributed to the publication of a scientific paper in the Journal of Southwest Jiaotong University on the 30th of April.

The publication is titled “Cloud forensics framework for law enforcement agencies”. Through it, Privanova contributes to the ever-growing interest in cloud forensics and employs its expertise in cybersecurity-related issues.

The importance of analyzing cloud forensics for LEAs

Cloud-based infrastructure offers a set of financial and logistic advantages that make them a go-to option for most organizations around the globe. It thus goes without saying that a set of vulnerabilities related to their utilization can quickly arise and need to be tackled by various actors, especially law enforcement agencies. LEAs require a clear framework that allows them to identify cybercriminality and establish evidence proving the legal responsibility of cybercriminals. This is a process that needs to go beyond the usual provision of evidence by Cloud Service Providers.

“Cloud forensics framework for law enforcement agencies” describes a context in which LEAs can constitute evidence of cyber incidents at the level of Internet Service Providers which allows investigators to bypass the reliance on Cloud Service Providers that can be reluctant to share pertinent data with LEAs.

The link to our EU-funded projects

Privanova works on several EU-funded projects that deal directly with cybersecurity and the implication of LEAs in preserving it. For instance, CC-Driver is an acknowledged project in the publication; its mission of designing new methods to prevent, investigate, and mitigate cybercriminal behavior coincides with the research efforts done in the publication’s framework.

A number of other EU-funded projects that Privanova contributes to can in fact benefit from the research as they deal with questions of cyber resilience, these projects include CYBERSPACE, TRACE, CYRENE, and, AI4HEALTHSEC.

The paper also displays Privanova’s global network of organizations such as the United Nations’ Ad Hoc Committee for an International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes as well as INTERPOL’s Cybercrime Knowledge Exchange. These platforms are used by Privanova as a knowledge-sharing point powered by the ambition of a more secure cyberspace.