Forensic challenges in service oriented architectures

Marrington, Andrew, Branagan, Mark, & Smith, Jason (2007) Forensic challenges in service oriented architectures. In 2007 Research Network for a Secure Australia : Security Technology Conference, 28 September 2007, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Digital forensics relates to the investigation of a crime or other suspect behaviour using digital evidence. Previous work has dealt with the forensic reconstruction of computer-based activity on single hosts, but with the additional complexity involved with a distributed environment, a Web services-centric approach is required. A framework for this type of forensic examination needs to allow for the reconstruction of transactions spanning multiple hosts, platforms and applications. A tool implementing such an approach could be used by an investigator to identify scenarios of Web services being misused, exploited, or otherwise compromised. This information could be used to redesign Web services in order to mitigate identified risks. This paper explores the requirements of a framework for performing effective forensic examinations in a Web services environment. This framework will be necessary in order to develop forensic tools and techniques for use in service oriented architectures.

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ID Code: 26905
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference proceeding can be freely accessed online via the publisher’s web page (see Official URL).
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Keywords: service oriented architectures, web services, forensics
ISBN: 9780975787397
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Web Technologies (excl. Web Search) (080505)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian Homeland Security Research Centre and the authors
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2009 22:02
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:31

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