To address those challenges, NIST sponsors the NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science project. The long-term goal of this project is to advance technology, standards, and measurements for cloud computing forensic science that will aid further innovation, as well as lead to increased adoption in both government and industry. NIST aims to contribute towards improved accuracy, reliability, scientific validity, and usefulness of cloud forensic science.
In support of this project, NIST has established the Cloud Computing Forensic Science Public Working Group to perform research and identify gaps in technology, standards and measurements, and to address the various challenges in cloud forensics, as well as to develop a roadmap to address these gaps.
DRAFT NISTIR 8006, NIST Cloud Forensic Science Challenges June 23, 2014
NIST announces that Draft NIST IR 8006, NIST Cloud Forensic Science Challenges, has been released for public comments. The draft can be found on the CSRC Drafts page:
http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html. The deadline to submit comments is: July 21, 2014. This document summarizes the research performed by the members of the NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science Working Group, and aggregates, categorizes and discusses the forensics challenges faced by experts when responding to incidents that have occurred in a cloud-computing ecosystem. The challenges are presented along with the associated literature that references them. The immediate goal of the document is to begin a dialogue on forensic science concerns in cloud computing ecosystems. The long-term goal of this effort is to gain a deeper understanding of those concerns (challenges) and to identify technologies and standards that can mitigate them. NIST requests comments on Draft NIST IR 8006 by July 21, 2014. Please submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org using this public comment template (MS Word – see link below) with "Comments NIST IR 8006" in the subject line.