Cloud computing is one of the most important advances in computing in recent history. cybercrime has developed side by side and rapidly in recent years. Previous studies had confirmed the existing gap between cloud service providers (CSPs) and law enforcement agencies (LEAs), and LEAs cannot work without the cooperation of CSPs. Their relationship is influenced by legal, organisational and technical dimensions, which affect the investigations. Therefore, it is essential to enhance the cloud forensics relationship between LEAs and CSPs. This research addresses the need for a unified collaborative model to facilitate proper investigations and explore and evaluate existing different models involved in the relationship between Omani LEAs and local CSPs as a participant in investigations. Further, it proposes a validated research instrument that can be cloud forensics survey. It can also be used as an evaluation tool to identify, measure, and manage cloud forensic investigations.
Husaini, Younis AL; Warren, Matthew; Pan, Lei; and Gharibi, Mansoor AL, "Cloud Forensics Investigations Relationship: A Model And Instrument" (2019). ACIS 2019 Proceedings. 83.