Unlike traditional digital forensics, cloud forensics presents a unique challenge due to the omnipresent nature of
“the cloud.” Many of these challenges are legal and can be overcome by planning. National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST) defines the cloud as, “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand
network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications,
and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service
Okay, in English, the cloud is a service, like online backup, online software, and other
computing services, owned by someone else and not physically resident on your computer, similar to renting a
car. It can be accessed from anywhere you have an Internet connection.