All computing systems are constantly under attack, and for traditional networked computer systems, this presents a serious challenge to ensure a high level of security and privacy can be maintained. For cloud systems, these challenges increase exponentially, due to the increase in complexity in software, and the multiplicity of layers and actors involved in modern cloud ecosystems.
Many cloud users are blindly heading into a potentially devastating regulatory disaster zone. Given the shortcomings of the cloud due to the cloud forensic problem, this is likely to mean many cloud users will be unable to be compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation which came into effect on 25th May, 2018.
The use of Blockchain based solutions to address cloud forensic problems could improve the efficiency of financial infrastructure, as well as the inevitable vulnerabilities of operational risk of software, open-source governance, and code maintenance.