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Understanding Threats in Hypervisor, its Forensics Mechanism and its Research Challenges

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 119 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors:
Lalit Mohan Joshi
Mukesh Kumar
Rajendra Bharti
10.5120/21028-2755

Lalit Mohan Joshi, Mukesh Kumar and Rajendra Bharti. Article: Understanding Threats in Hypervisor, its Forensics Mechanism and its Research Challenges. International Journal of Computer Applications 119(1):1-5, June 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

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	author = {Lalit Mohan Joshi and Mukesh Kumar and Rajendra Bharti},
	title = {Article: Understanding Threats in Hypervisor, its Forensics Mechanism and its Research Challenges},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {119},
	number = {1},
	pages = {1-5},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Cloud Computing is the emerging technology in IT which aims more and more users to be part of it. Cloud computing is a revolution in IT the way resources are utilized and managed. It is an emerging and prosperous field for both academically and industrially. With its wide acceptance today security is a vital concern. Technique running at the back of Cloud computing is virtualization in which virtual machines simultaneously operates and application that controls and managed them is hypervisor. Many models for security of virtualization have been proposed for the protection of resources but still virtualization is being vulnerable to many attacks. Hypervisor forensics is an post approach to investigate and analyze security threats at hypervisor level. This research field will be beneficial for reducing crime rate at network level and improve security. This paper aims to understand some of the proposed model and identify research gap and challenges to provide better awareness of hypervisor forensics. The benefit of this work is that it depicts the state-of-the art in hypervisor forensics.

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