Using Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain to Maintain the Integrity of Digital Evidence in a Containerised Cloud Ecosystem

Kenny Awuson - David, Tawfik Al-Hadhrami, Olajide Funminiyi, Ahmad Lotfi

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    As Cloud technology continues to evolve with a vast amount of data being transmitted daily, it has added another form of complexity in a forensic investigation. In order to mitigate the complexity of evidence acquisition in the Cloud, we need a method that can forensically maintain digital accounting and trustworthiness with data confidentiality and integrity in the Cloud environment. The current systems have severe security vulnerabilities as it does not provide data confidentiality, integrity and accountability of users and system logs. Due to the complexity in the Cloud ecosystem, acquired evidence can easily be contaminated and cannot be admissible in a court of law. The geolocation, multi-tenancy and political issues have added to the complexity in forensic investigations. Blockchain will facilitate trust between the Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and their customers by heightening the trustworthiness of data and its integrity both in transit and storage. In this paper, we are proposing an innovative permissioned Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Containerised Cloud ecosystem that will secure and preserve the integrity of digital evidence both in transit or storage. Then, design and implement a Dockerised private Blockchain Cloud ecosystem architecture that will mitigate the challenges faced by forensic investigators in the Cloud ecosystem by preserving evidence integrity in a multi-tenancy and private Cloud environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEmerging Trends in Intelligent Computing and Informatics
    Subtitle of host publicationData Science, Intelligent Information Systems and Smart Computing
    EditorsFaisal Saeed, Nadhmi Gazem, Fathey Mohammed
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-33582-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-33581-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventInternational Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology - Johor, Malaysia
    Duration: 22 Sep 201923 Sep 2019

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


    ConferenceInternational Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology
    Abbreviated titleIRICT2019


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