Cloud application logging for forensics

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Cloud application logging for forensics
Logs are one of the most important pieces of analytical data in a cloud-based service infrastructure. At any point in time, service owners and operators need to understand the status of each infrastructure component for fault monitoring, to assess feature usage, and to monitor business processes. Application developers, as well as security personnel, need access to historic information for debugging and forensic investigations. This paper discusses a logging framework and guidelines that provide a proactive approach to logging to ensure that the data needed for forensic investigations has been generated and collected. The standardized framework eliminates the need for logging stakeholders to reinvent their own standards. These guidelines make sure that critical information associated with cloud infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) use-cases are collected as part of a defense in depth strategy. In addition, they ensure that log consumers can effectively and easily analyze, ...
Raffael Marty
Added 17 Sep 2011
Updated 17 Sep 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where SAC
Authors Raffael Marty
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