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Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems Book
Author : Cameron H. Malin,James M. Aquilina,Eoghan Casey
Publisher : Syngress Press
Release : 2013-02
ISBN : 9781597494700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems Book
Author : Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1597494720
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dissecting the dark side of the Internet with its infectious worms, botnets, rootkits, and Trojan horse programs (known as malware) is a treaterous condition for any forensic investigator or analyst. Written by information security experts with real-world investigative experience, Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems is a "tool" with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips. *A condensed hand-held guide complete with on-the-job tasks and checklists *Specific for Windows-based systems, the largest running OS in the world *Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems Book
Author : Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2013-12-07
ISBN : 1597494712
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems is a handy reference that shows students the essential tools needed to do computer forensics analysis at the crime scene. It is part of Syngress Digital Forensics Field Guides, a series of companions for any digital and computer forensic student, investigator or analyst. Each Guide is a toolkit, with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips that will aid in recovering data from digital media that will be used in criminal prosecution. This book collects data from all methods of electronic data storage and transfer devices, including computers, laptops, PDAs and the images, spreadsheets and other types of files stored on these devices. It is specific for Linux-based systems, where new malware is developed every day. The authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code. Chapters cover malware incident response - volatile data collection and examination on a live Linux system; analysis of physical and process memory dumps for malware artifacts; post-mortem forensics - discovering and extracting malware and associated artifacts from Linux systems; legal considerations; file identification and profiling initial analysis of a suspect file on a Linux system; and analysis of a suspect program. This book will appeal to computer forensic investigators, analysts, and specialists. A compendium of on-the-job tasks and checklists Specific for Linux-based systems in which new malware is developed every day Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code

Linux Malware Incident Response

Linux Malware Incident Response Book
Author : Cameron H. Malin
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013
ISBN : 012411489X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Practitioner's Guide is designed to help digital investigators identify malware on a Linux computer system, collect volatile (and relevant nonvolatile) system data to further investigation, and determine the impact malware makes on a subject system, all in a reliable, repeatable, defensible, and thoroughly documented manner.

Linux Malware Incident Response a Practitioner s Guide to Forensic Collection and Examination of Volatile Data

Linux Malware Incident Response  a Practitioner s Guide to Forensic Collection and Examination of Volatile Data Book
Author : Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publisher : Syngress Press
Release : 2013-03-04
ISBN : 9780124095076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Practitioner's Guide is designed to help digital investigators identify malware on a Linux computer system, collect volatile (and relevant nonvolatile) system data to further investigation, and determine the impact malware makes on a subject system, all in a reliable, repeatable, defensible, and thoroughly documented manner.

Malware Forensics

Malware Forensics Book
Author : Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2008-08-08
ISBN : 9780080560199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code covers the complete process of responding to a malicious code incident. Written by authors who have investigated and prosecuted federal malware cases, this book deals with the emerging and evolving field of live forensics, where investigators examine a computer system to collect and preserve critical live data that may be lost if the system is shut down. Unlike other forensic texts that discuss live forensics on a particular operating system, or in a generic context, this book emphasizes a live forensics and evidence collection methodology on both Windows and Linux operating systems in the context of identifying and capturing malicious code and evidence of its effect on the compromised system. It is the first book detailing how to perform live forensic techniques on malicious code. The book gives deep coverage on the tools and techniques of conducting runtime behavioral malware analysis (such as file, registry, network and port monitoring) and static code analysis (such as file identification and profiling, strings discovery, armoring/packing detection, disassembling, debugging), and more. It explores over 150 different tools for malware incident response and analysis, including forensic tools for preserving and analyzing computer memory. Readers from all educational and technical backgrounds will benefit from the clear and concise explanations of the applicable legal case law and statutes covered in every chapter. In addition to the technical topics discussed, this book also offers critical legal considerations addressing the legal ramifications and requirements governing the subject matter. This book is intended for system administrators, information security professionals, network personnel, forensic examiners, attorneys, and law enforcement working with the inner-workings of computer memory and malicious code. * Winner of Best Book Bejtlich read in 2008! * http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/2008/12/best-book-bejtlich-read-in-2008.html * Authors have investigated and prosecuted federal malware cases, which allows them to provide unparalleled insight to the reader. * First book to detail how to perform "live forensic" techniques on malicous code. * In addition to the technical topics discussed, this book also offers critical legal considerations addressing the legal ramifications and requirements governing the subject matter

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems Book
Author : Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-05-11
ISBN : 1597494739
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems is a handy reference that shows students the essential tools needed to do computer forensics analysis at the crime scene. It is part of Syngress Digital Forensics Field Guides, a series of companions for any digital and computer forensic student, investigator or analyst. Each Guide is a toolkit, with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips that will aid in recovering data from digital media that will be used in criminal prosecution. This book collects data from all methods of electronic data storage and transfer devices, including computers, laptops, PDAs and the images, spreadsheets and other types of files stored on these devices. It is specific for Windows-based systems, the largest running OS in the world. The authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code. Chapters cover malware incident response - volatile data collection and examination on a live Windows system; analysis of physical and process memory dumps for malware artifacts; post-mortem forensics - discovering and extracting malware and associated artifacts from Windows systems; legal considerations; file identification and profiling initial analysis of a suspect file on a Windows system; and analysis of a suspect program. This field guide is intended for computer forensic investigators, analysts, and specialists. A condensed hand-held guide complete with on-the-job tasks and checklists Specific for Windows-based systems, the largest running OS in the world Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code

Official ISC 2 Guide to the CCFP CBK

Official  ISC 2   Guide to the CCFP CBK Book
Author : Peter Stephenson
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-07-24
ISBN : 1482262479
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cyber forensic knowledge requirements have expanded and evolved just as fast as the nature of digital information has—requiring cyber forensics professionals to understand far more than just hard drive intrusion analysis. The Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM) designation ensures that certification holders possess the necessary breadth, depth of knowledge, and analytical skills needed to address modern cyber forensics challenges. Official (ISC)2® Guide to the CCFP® CBK® supplies an authoritative review of the key concepts and requirements of the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®) Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®). Encompassing all of the knowledge elements needed to demonstrate competency in cyber forensics, it covers the six domains: Legal and Ethical Principles, Investigations, Forensic Science, Digital Forensics, Application Forensics, and Hybrid and Emerging Technologies. Compiled by leading digital forensics experts from around the world, the book provides the practical understanding in forensics techniques and procedures, standards of practice, and legal and ethical principles required to ensure accurate, complete, and reliable digital evidence that is admissible in a court of law. This official guide supplies a global perspective of key topics within the cyber forensics field, including chain of custody, evidence analysis, network forensics, and cloud forensics. It also explains how to apply forensics techniques to other information security disciplines, such as e-discovery, malware analysis, or incident response. Utilize this book as your fundamental study tool for achieving the CCFP certification the first time around. Beyond that, it will serve as a reliable resource for cyber forensics knowledge throughout your career.

Deception in the Digital Age

Deception in the Digital Age Book
Author : Cameron H. Malin,Terry Gudaitis,Thomas Holt,Max Kilger
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2017-06-30
ISBN : 0124116396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Deception in the Digital Age: Exploiting and Defending Human Targets Through Computer-Mediated Communication guides readers through the fascinating history and principles of deception—and how these techniques and stratagems are now being effectively used by cyber attackers. Users will find an in-depth guide that provides valuable insights into the cognitive, sensory and narrative bases of misdirection, used to shape the targeted audience’s perceptions and beliefs. The text provides a detailed analysis of the psychological, sensory, sociological, and technical precepts that reveal predictors of attacks—and conversely postmortem insight about attackers—presenting a unique resource that empowers readers to observe, understand and protect against cyber deception tactics. Written by information security experts with real-world investigative experience, the text is the most instructional book available on the subject, providing practical guidance to readers with rich literature references, diagrams and examples that enhance the learning process. Deeply examines the psychology of deception through the lens of misdirection and other techniques used by master magicians Explores cognitive vulnerabilities that cyber attackers use to exploit human targets Dissects the underpinnings and elements of deception narratives Examines group dynamics and deception factors in cyber attacker underground markets Provides deep coverage on how cyber attackers leverage psychological influence techniques in the trajectory of deception strategies Explores the deception strategies used in today’s threat landscape—phishing, watering hole, scareware and ransomware attacks Gives unprecedented insight into deceptive Internet video communications Delves into the history and deception pathways of nation-state and cyber terrorism attackers Provides unique insight into honeypot technologies and strategies Explores the future of cyber deception

The Art of Memory Forensics

The Art of Memory Forensics Book
Author : Michael Hale Ligh,Andrew Case,Jamie Levy,AAron Walters
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-07-28
ISBN : 1118825098
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Memory forensics provides cutting edge technology to help investigate digital attacks Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory (RAM) to solve digital crimes. As a follow-up to the best seller Malware Analyst's Cookbook, experts in the fields of malware, security, and digital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memory forensics—now the most sought after skill in the digital forensics and incident response fields. Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward the advanced, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory is based on a five day training course that the authors have presented to hundreds of students. It is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniques properly. Discover memory forensics techniques: How volatile memory analysis improves digital investigations Proper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware and advanced threats How to use free, open source tools for conducting thorough memory forensics Ways to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensically sound manner The next era of malware and security breaches are more sophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computer is often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident response process. The Art of Memory Forensics explains the latest technological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge this gap. It covers the most popular and recently released versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-bit editions.

Incident Response Computer Forensics Third Edition

Incident Response   Computer Forensics  Third Edition Book
Author : Jason T. Luttgens,Matthew Pepe,Kevin Mandia
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2014-08-01
ISBN : 0071798692
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The definitive guide to incident response--updated for the first time in a decade! Thoroughly revised to cover the latest and most effective tools and techniques, Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Third Edition arms you with the information you need to get your organization out of trouble when data breaches occur. This practical resource covers the entire lifecycle of incident response, including preparation, data collection, data analysis, and remediation. Real-world case studies reveal the methods behind--and remediation strategies for--today's most insidious attacks. Architect an infrastructure that allows for methodical investigation and remediation Develop leads, identify indicators of compromise, and determine incident scope Collect and preserve live data Perform forensic duplication Analyze data from networks, enterprise services, and applications Investigate Windows and Mac OS X systems Perform malware triage Write detailed incident response reports Create and implement comprehensive remediation plans

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools Book
Author : Cory Altheide,Harlan Carvey
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-03-29
ISBN : 9781597495875
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools is the definitive book on investigating and analyzing computer systems and media using open source tools. The book is a technical procedural guide, and explains the use of open source tools on Mac, Linux and Windows systems as a platform for performing computer forensics. Both well-known and novel forensic methods are demonstrated using command-line and graphical open source computer forensic tools for examining a wide range of target systems and artifacts. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners, this book uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field. It consists of 9 chapters that cover a range of topics such as the open source examination platform; disk and file system analysis; Windows systems and artifacts; Linux systems and artifacts; Mac OS X systems and artifacts; Internet artifacts; and automating analysis and extending capabilities. The book lends itself to use by students and those entering the field who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. This book will appeal to forensic practitioners from areas including incident response teams and computer forensic investigators; forensic technicians from legal, audit, and consulting firms; and law enforcement agencies. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Details core concepts and techniques of forensic file system analysis Covers analysis of artifacts from the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems

Digital Forensics with Kali Linux

Digital Forensics with Kali Linux Book
Author : Shiva V. N. Parasram
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2020-04-17
ISBN : 1838644105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Take your forensic abilities and investigation skills to the next level using powerful tools that cater to all aspects of digital forensic investigations, right from hashing to reporting Key Features Perform evidence acquisition, preservation, and analysis using a variety of Kali Linux tools Use PcapXray to perform timeline analysis of malware and network activity Implement the concept of cryptographic hashing and imaging using Kali Linux Book Description Kali Linux is a Linux-based distribution that's widely used for penetration testing and digital forensics. It has a wide range of tools to help for digital forensics investigations and incident response mechanisms. This updated second edition of Digital Forensics with Kali Linux covers the latest version of Kali Linux and The Sleuth Kit. You'll get to grips with modern techniques for analysis, extraction, and reporting using advanced tools such as FTK Imager, hex editor, and Axiom. Updated to cover digital forensics basics and advancements in the world of modern forensics, this book will also delve into the domain of operating systems. Progressing through the chapters, you'll explore various formats for file storage, including secret hiding places unseen by the end user or even the operating system. The book will also show you how to create forensic images of data and maintain integrity using hashing tools. Finally, you'll cover advanced topics such as autopsies and acquiring investigation data from networks, operating system memory, and quantum cryptography. By the end of this book, you'll have gained hands-on experience of implementing all the pillars of digital forensics: acquisition, extraction, analysis, and presentation, all using Kali Linux tools. What you will learn Get up and running with powerful Kali Linux tools for digital investigation and analysis Perform internet and memory forensics with Volatility and Xplico Understand filesystems, storage, and data fundamentals Become well-versed with incident response procedures and best practices Perform ransomware analysis using labs involving actual ransomware Carry out network forensics and analysis using NetworkMiner and other tools Who this book is for This Kali Linux book is for forensics and digital investigators, security analysts, or anyone interested in learning digital forensics using Kali Linux. Basic knowledge of Kali Linux will be helpful to gain a better understanding of the concepts covered.

The Official CHFI Study Guide Exam 312 49

The Official CHFI Study Guide  Exam 312 49  Book
Author : Dave Kleiman
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-08-31
ISBN : 0080555713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the official CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator) study guide for professionals studying for the forensics exams and for professionals needing the skills to identify an intruder's footprints and properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute. The EC-Council offers certification for ethical hacking and computer forensics. Their ethical hacker exam has become very popular as an industry gauge and we expect the forensics exam to follow suit. Material is presented in a logical learning sequence: a section builds upon previous sections and a chapter on previous chapters. All concepts, simple and complex, are defined and explained when they appear for the first time. This book includes: Exam objectives covered in a chapter are clearly explained in the beginning of the chapter, Notes and Alerts highlight crucial points, Exam’s Eye View emphasizes the important points from the exam’s perspective, Key Terms present definitions of key terms used in the chapter, Review Questions contains the questions modeled after real exam questions based on the material covered in the chapter. Answers to the questions are presented with explanations. Also included is a full practice exam modeled after the real exam. The only study guide for CHFI, provides 100% coverage of all exam objectives. CHFI Training runs hundreds of dollars for self tests to thousands of dollars for classroom training.

Linux Forensics

Linux Forensics Book
Author : Philip Polstra
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-07-13
ISBN : 9781515037637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Linux Forensics is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource for those wishing to quickly and efficiently perform forensicson Linux systems. It is also a great asset for anyone that would like to better understand Linux internals. Linux Forensics will guide you step by step through the process of investigating a computer running Linux. Everything you need to know from the moment you receive the call from someone who thinks they have been attacked until the final report is written is covered in this book. All of the tools discussed in this book are free and most are also open source. Dr. Philip Polstra shows how to leverage numerous tools such as Python, shell scripting, and MySQL to quickly, easily, and accurately analyze Linux systems. While readers will have a strong grasp of Python and shell scripting by the time they complete this book, no priorknowledge of either of these scripting languages is assumed. Linux Forensics begins by showing you how to determine if there was an incident with minimally invasive techniques. Once it appears likely that an incident has occurred, Dr. Polstra shows you how to collect data from a live system before shutting it down for the creation of filesystem images. Linux Forensics contains extensive coverage of Linux ext2, ext3, and ext4 filesystems. A large collection of Python and shell scripts for creating, mounting, and analyzing filesystem images are presented in this book. Dr. Polstra introduces readers to the exciting new field of memory analysis using the Volatility framework. Discussions of advanced attacks and malware analysis round out the book. Book Highlights 370 pages in large, easy-to-read 8.5 x 11 inch format Over 9000 lines of Python scripts with explanations Over 800 lines of shell scripts with explanations A 102 page chapter containing up-to-date information on the ext4 filesystem Two scenarios described in detail with images available from the book website All scripts and other support files are available from the book website Chapter Contents First Steps General Principles Phases of Investigation High-level Process Building a Toolkit Determining If There Was an Incident Opening a Case Talking to Users Documenation Mounting Known-good Binaries Minimizing Disturbance to the Subject Automation With Scripting Live Analysis Getting Metadata Using Spreadsheets Getting Command Histories Getting Logs Using Hashes Dumping RAM Creating Images Shutting Down the System Image Formats DD DCFLDD Write Blocking Imaging Virtual Machines Imaging Physical Drives Mounting Images Master Boot Record Based Partions GUID Partition Tables Mounting Partitions In Linux Automating With Python Analyzing Mounted Images Getting Timestamps Using LibreOffice Using MySQL Creating Timelines Extended Filesystems Basics Superblocks Features Using Python Finding Things That Are Out Of Place Inodes Journaling Memory Analysis Volatility Creating Profiles Linux Commands Dealing With More Advanced Attackers Malware Is It Malware? Malware Analysis Tools Static Analysis Dynamic Analysis Obfuscation The Road Ahead Learning More Communities Conferences Certifications

Build Your Own Security Lab

Build Your Own Security Lab Book
Author : Michael Gregg
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-08-13
ISBN : 0470379472
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If your job is to design or implement IT security solutions or if you’re studying for any security certification, this is the how-to guide you’ve been looking for. Here’s how to assess your needs, gather the tools, and create a controlled environment in which you can experiment, test, and develop the solutions that work. With liberal examples from real-world scenarios, it tells you exactly how to implement a strategy to secure your systems now and in the future. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

ICCWS 2020 15th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

ICCWS 2020 15th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security Book
Author : Prof. Brian K. Payne ,Prof. Hongyi Wu
Publisher : Academic Conferences and publishing limited
Release : 2020-03-12
ISBN : 1912764539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download ICCWS 2020 15th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security book written by Prof. Brian K. Payne ,Prof. Hongyi Wu, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate 200 201 Certification Guide

Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate 200 201 Certification Guide Book
Author : Glen D. Singh
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2021-06-04
ISBN : 1800563485
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Begin a successful career in cybersecurity operations by achieving Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate 200-201 certification Key Features Receive expert guidance on how to kickstart your career in the cybersecurity industry Gain hands-on experience while studying for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification exam Work through practical labs and exercises mapped directly to the exam objectives Book Description Achieving the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate 200-201 certification helps you to kickstart your career in cybersecurity operations. This book offers up-to-date coverage of 200-201 exam resources to fully equip you to pass on your first attempt. The book covers the essentials of network security concepts and shows you how to perform security threat monitoring. You'll begin by gaining an in-depth understanding of cryptography and exploring the methodology for performing both host and network-based intrusion analysis. Next, you'll learn about the importance of implementing security management and incident response strategies in an enterprise organization. As you advance, you'll see why implementing defenses is necessary by taking an in-depth approach, and then perform security monitoring and packet analysis on a network. You'll also discover the need for computer forensics and get to grips with the components used to identify network intrusions. Finally, the book will not only help you to learn the theory but also enable you to gain much-needed practical experience for the cybersecurity industry. By the end of this Cisco cybersecurity book, you'll have covered everything you need to pass the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate 200-201 certification exam, and have a handy, on-the-job desktop reference guide. What you will learn Incorporate security into your architecture to prevent attacks Discover how to implement and prepare secure designs Identify access control models for digital assets Identify point of entry, determine scope, contain threats, and remediate Find out how to perform malware analysis and interpretation Implement security technologies to detect and analyze threats Who this book is for This book is for students who want to pursue a career in cybersecurity operations, threat detection and analysis, and incident response. IT professionals, network security engineers, security operations center (SOC) engineers, and cybersecurity analysts looking for a career boost and those looking to get certified in Cisco cybersecurity technologies and break into the cybersecurity industry will also benefit from this book. No prior knowledge of IT networking and cybersecurity industries is needed.

Windows Forensics

Windows Forensics Book
Author : Philip Polstra
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-07-16
ISBN : 9781535312431
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Windows Forensics is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource for those wishing to leverage the power of Linux and free software in order to quickly and efficiently perform forensics on Windows systems. It is also a great asset for anyone that would like to better understand Windows internals. Windows Forensics will guide you step by step through the process of investigating a computer running Windows. Whatever the reason for performing forensics on a Windows system, be it incident response, a criminal investigation, suspected data ex-filtration, or data recovery, this book will tell you what you need to know in order to perform the vast majority of investigations. All of the tools discussed in this book are free and most are also open source. Dr. Philip Polstra shows how to leverage numerous tools such as Python, shell scripting, and MySQL to quickly, easily, and accurately analyze Windows systems. While readers will have a strong grasp of Python and shell scripting by the time they complete this book, no prior knowledge of either of these scripting languages is assumed. Windows Forensics begins by showing you how to determine if there was an incident with minimally invasive techniques. Once it appears likely that an incident has occurred, Dr. Polstra shows you how to collect data from a live system before shutting it down for the creation of filesystem images. Windows Forensics contains extensive coverage of Windows FAT and NTFS filesystems. A large collection of Python and shell scripts for creating, mounting, and analyzing filesystem images are presented in this book. The treasure trove of data found in the Windows Registry and other artifacts are discussed in detail. Dr. Polstra introduces readers to the exciting new field of memory analysis using the Volatility framework. Discussion of malware analysis rounds out the book. Book Highlights 554 pages in large, easy-to-read 8.5 x 11 inch format Over 11,000 lines of Python scripts with explanations Over 500 lines of shell and command scripts with explanations A 96 page chapter covering the FAT filesystem in detail A 164 page chapter on NTFS filesystems Multiple scenarios described in detail with images available from the book website All scripts and other support files are available from the book website

Practical Windows Forensics

Practical Windows Forensics Book
Author : Ayman Shaaban,Konstantin Sapronov
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2016-06-29
ISBN : 178355410X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Leverage the power of digital forensics for Windows systems About This Book Build your own lab environment to analyze forensic data and practice techniques. This book offers meticulous coverage with an example-driven approach and helps you build the key skills of performing forensics on Windows-based systems using digital artifacts. It uses specific open source and Linux-based tools so you can become proficient at analyzing forensic data and upgrade your existing knowledge. Who This Book Is For This book targets forensic analysts and professionals who would like to develop skills in digital forensic analysis for the Windows platform. You will acquire proficiency, knowledge, and core skills to undertake forensic analysis of digital data. Prior experience of information security and forensic analysis would be helpful. You will gain knowledge and an understanding of performing forensic analysis with tools especially built for the Windows platform. What You Will Learn Perform live analysis on victim or suspect Windows systems locally or remotely Understand the different natures and acquisition techniques of volatile and non-volatile data. Create a timeline of all the system actions to restore the history of an incident. Recover and analyze data from FAT and NTFS file systems. Make use of various tools to perform registry analysis. Track a system user's browser and e-mail activities to prove or refute some hypotheses. Get to know how to dump and analyze computer memory. In Detail Over the last few years, the wave of the cybercrime has risen rapidly. We have witnessed many major attacks on the governmental, military, financial, and media sectors. Tracking all these attacks and crimes requires a deep understanding of operating system operations, how to extract evident data from digital evidence, and the best usage of the digital forensic tools and techniques. Regardless of your level of experience in the field of information security in general, this book will fully introduce you to digital forensics. It will provide you with the knowledge needed to assemble different types of evidence effectively, and walk you through the various stages of the analysis process. We start by discussing the principles of the digital forensics process and move on to show you the approaches that are used to conduct analysis. We will then study various tools to perform live analysis, and go through different techniques to analyze volatile and non-volatile data. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide that delivers knowledge about different Windows artifacts. Each topic is explained sequentially, including artifact analysis using different tools and techniques. These techniques make use of the evidence extracted from infected machines, and are accompanied by real-life examples.