The use of cloud-based storage at a global level, with the consequent storage of data outside the jurisdiction in which the business operates, leads to a range of challenges for the forensic investigator searching for such digital evidence.

In this course you will learn about the different kinds of cloud-based storage and data location, the difficulties encountered by a forensic investigator when trying to capture cloud-stored evidence, and the legal response to the growing problem.

Key topics:

  • What is cloud computing?
  • What are the service models?
  • Where is the data?
  • Difficulties encountered
  • The response of the legal system

Learning objectives

  • Provide a basic outline of how cloud computing works
  • Explain how global business is increasingly storing transactional and other business-related data in ‘the cloud’
  • Discuss the implications of cloud computing for a forensic investigation
  • Consider and select from the various options available to be able to legally access cloud-stored digital evidence

Audience

This course is suitable for accountants working in financial investigations and forensic accounting in the corporate, SME, public practice, not for profit and public sectors.

365 Days

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