Damir Paladin is an information security consultant. He is professionally engaged in information technology over 25 years, and in 1998th he started with his own company Borea, where he works today. His areas of expertise are computer forensics, audit and testing security of information systems. He owns professional certificates CISSP, CISA and CISM. He is a permanent court expert in IT. He cooperates with some of the most important Croatian companies and institutions providing professional services in the field of information security.
Digital forensic and "Cloud Computing"
„Cloud computing“ is currently an already usual way of using information technologies. Its widespread use and especially its applicability in communication services and remote data storage are posing new challenges before computer forensics. The location of the „cloud computing“ infrastructure outside the boundaries of forensic investigators’ legal jurisdiction makes it difficult to retrieve data, preventing rapid action which is generally necessary. Ultimately, it introduces uncertainty in the forensic investigation process, often making it impossible to obtain final results. For this reason, in a forensic investigation it is necessary to focus on client’s computers and to extract data elements generated by using the „cloud computing“ service. The presentation will elaborate the method and techniques of forensic analysis of typical “Cloud computing” services such as Skype, Dropbox and Facebook. The appropriate data structure on clients’ computers and typical evidences which can be identified in this way will be introduced. Also introduced will be forensic tools enabling an efficient receipt and analysis of “cloud computing” digital proofs.