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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 : 2012-05-11
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

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

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

Investigating Windows Systems

Investigating Windows Systems Book
Author : Harlan Carvey
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-08-14
ISBN : 0128114169
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unlike other books, courses and training that expect an analyst to piece together individual instructions into a cohesive investigation, Investigating Windows Systems provides a walk-through of the analysis process, with descriptions of the thought process and analysis decisions along the way. Investigating Windows Systems will not address topics which have been covered in other books, but will expect the reader to have some ability to discover the detailed usage of tools and to perform their own research. The focus of this volume is to provide a walk-through of the analysis process, with descriptions of the thought process and the analysis decisions made along the way. A must-have guide for those in the field of digital forensic analysis and incident response. Provides the reader with a detailed walk-through of the analysis process, with decision points along the way, assisting the user in understanding the resulting data Coverage will include malware detection, user activity, and how to set up a testing environment Written at a beginner to intermediate level for anyone engaging in the field of digital forensic analysis and incident response

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

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 Basics

Digital Forensics Basics Book
Author : Nihad A. Hassan
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2019-02-25
ISBN : 1484238389
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Use this hands-on, introductory guide to understand and implement digital forensics to investigate computer crime using Windows, the most widely used operating system. This book provides you with the necessary skills to identify an intruder's footprints and to gather the necessary digital evidence in a forensically sound manner to prosecute in a court of law. Directed toward users with no experience in the digital forensics field, this book provides guidelines and best practices when conducting investigations as well as teaching you how to use a variety of tools to investigate computer crime. You will be prepared to handle problems such as law violations, industrial espionage, and use of company resources for private use. Digital Forensics Basics is written as a series of tutorials with each task demonstrating how to use a specific computer forensics tool or technique. Practical information is provided and users can read a task and then implement it directly on their devices. Some theoretical information is presented to define terms used in each technique and for users with varying IT skills. What You’ll Learn Assemble computer forensics lab requirements, including workstations, tools, and more Document the digital crime scene, including preparing a sample chain of custody form Differentiate between law enforcement agency and corporate investigations Gather intelligence using OSINT sources Acquire and analyze digital evidence Conduct in-depth forensic analysis of Windows operating systems covering Windows 10–specific feature forensics Utilize anti-forensic techniques, including steganography, data destruction techniques, encryption, and anonymity techniques Who This Book Is For Police and other law enforcement personnel, judges (with no technical background), corporate and nonprofit management, IT specialists and computer security professionals, incident response team members, IT military and intelligence services officers, system administrators, e-business security professionals, and banking and insurance professionals

Windows Forensics Cookbook

Windows Forensics Cookbook Book
Author : Oleg Skulkin,Scar de Courcier
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2017-08-04
ISBN : 1784391271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Maximize the power of Windows Forensics to perform highly effective forensic investigations About This Book Prepare and perform investigations using powerful tools for Windows, Collect and validate evidence from suspects and computers and uncover clues that are otherwise difficult Packed with powerful recipes to perform highly effective field investigations Who This Book Is For If you are a forensic analyst or incident response professional who wants to perform computer forensics investigations for the Windows platform and expand your took kit, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Understand the challenges of acquiring evidence from Windows systems and overcome them Acquire and analyze Windows memory and drive data with modern forensic tools. Extract and analyze data from Windows file systems, shadow copies and the registry Understand the main Windows system artifacts and learn how to parse data from them using forensic tools See a forensic analysis of common web browsers, mailboxes, and instant messenger services Discover how Windows 10 differs from previous versions and how to overcome the specific challenges it presents Create a graphical timeline and visualize data, which can then be incorporated into the final report Troubleshoot issues that arise while performing Windows forensics In Detail Windows Forensics Cookbook provides recipes to overcome forensic challenges and helps you carry out effective investigations easily on a Windows platform. You will begin with a refresher on digital forensics and evidence acquisition, which will help you to understand the challenges faced while acquiring evidence from Windows systems. Next you will learn to acquire Windows memory data and analyze Windows systems with modern forensic tools. We also cover some more in-depth elements of forensic analysis, such as how to analyze data from Windows system artifacts, parse data from the most commonly-used web browsers and email services, and effectively report on digital forensic investigations. You will see how Windows 10 is different from previous versions and how you can overcome the specific challenges it brings. Finally, you will learn to troubleshoot issues that arise while performing digital forensic investigations. By the end of the book, you will be able to carry out forensics investigations efficiently. Style and approach This practical guide filled with hands-on, actionable recipes to detect, capture, and recover digital artifacts and deliver impeccable forensic outcomes.

Mastering Malware Analysis

Mastering Malware Analysis Book
Author : Alexey Kleymenov,Amr Thabet
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2019-06-06
ISBN : 1789614872
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Master malware analysis to protect your systems from getting infected Key Features Set up and model solutions, investigate malware, and prevent it from occurring in future Learn core concepts of dynamic malware analysis, memory forensics, decryption, and much more A practical guide to developing innovative solutions to numerous malware incidents Book Description With the ever-growing proliferation of technology, the risk of encountering malicious code or malware has also increased. Malware analysis has become one of the most trending topics in businesses in recent years due to multiple prominent ransomware attacks. Mastering Malware Analysis explains the universal patterns behind different malicious software types and how to analyze them using a variety of approaches. You will learn how to examine malware code and determine the damage it can possibly cause to your systems to ensure that it won't propagate any further. Moving forward, you will cover all aspects of malware analysis for the Windows platform in detail. Next, you will get to grips with obfuscation and anti-disassembly, anti-debugging, as well as anti-virtual machine techniques. This book will help you deal with modern cross-platform malware. Throughout the course of this book, you will explore real-world examples of static and dynamic malware analysis, unpacking and decrypting, and rootkit detection. Finally, this book will help you strengthen your defenses and prevent malware breaches for IoT devices and mobile platforms. By the end of this book, you will have learned to effectively analyze, investigate, and build innovative solutions to handle any malware incidents. What you will learn Explore widely used assembly languages to strengthen your reverse-engineering skills Master different executable file formats, programming languages, and relevant APIs used by attackers Perform static and dynamic analysis for multiple platforms and file types Get to grips with handling sophisticated malware cases Understand real advanced attacks, covering all stages from infiltration to hacking the system Learn to bypass anti-reverse engineering techniques Who this book is for If you are an IT security administrator, forensic analyst, or malware researcher looking to secure against malicious software or investigate malicious code, this book is for you. Prior programming experience and a fair understanding of malware attacks and investigation is expected.

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

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.

Winternals Defragmentation Recovery and Administration Field Guide

Winternals Defragmentation  Recovery  and Administration Field Guide Book
Author : Dave Kleiman,Laura E Hunter
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-06-19
ISBN : 9780080489872
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The only book available for the market leading Winternals tools used in over 70,000 Microsoft networks worldwide. The book begins with a chapter describing the most common challenges faced by system administrators related to system recovery, data backup and system performance enhancements. The next chapters introduce the readers to the complete suite of Winternals solutions including Recovery Manager, Defrag Manager, and the Administrator's Pak which repairs unbootable or locked-out systems, restores lost data, and removes malware from infected machines. Chapters on the Administrator’ Pak detail all the components of this powerful suite of tools including: ERD Commander 2005, Remote Recover, NTFSDOS Professional, Crash Analyzer Wizard, FileRestore, Filemon Enterprise Edition, Regmon Enterprise Edition, AD Explorer, Insight for Active Directory, and TCP Tools. Each of these chapters details the complete functionality of all tools, and also provides detailed examples for using all tools in relatively simple to extremely complex scenarios. The chapters and companion Web site also include dozens of working scripts to automate many data recovery, backup, and performance enhancement tasks. · Winternals tools are the market leading data recovery and system optimization tools for Microsoft Networks. These tools are deployed in more than 70,000 companies worldwide · Despite the popularity of the Winternals tools, there are no competing books · The companion Web site to the book will provide dozens of working scripts to optimize and enhance the performance of the Winternals tools

Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation

Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation Book
Author : Steven Anson,Steve Bunting,Ryan Johnson,Scott Pearson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-07-30
ISBN : 1118236084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An authoritative guide to investigating high-technologycrimes Internet crime is seemingly ever on the rise, making the needfor a comprehensive resource on how to investigate these crimeseven more dire. This professional-level book--aimed at lawenforcement personnel, prosecutors, and corporateinvestigators--provides you with the training you need in order toacquire the sophisticated skills and software solutions to stay onestep ahead of computer criminals. Specifies the techniques needed to investigate, analyze, anddocument a criminal act on a Windows computer or network Places a special emphasis on how to thoroughly investigatecriminal activity and now just perform the initial response Walks you through ways to present technically complicatedmaterial in simple terms that will hold up in court Features content fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 andWindows 7 Covers the emerging field of Windows Mobile forensics Also included is a classroom support package to ensure academicadoption, Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation,2nd Edition offers help for investigating high-technologycrimes.

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.

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation Book
Author : Eoghan Casey
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2009-10-07
ISBN : 9780080921471
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation builds on the success of the Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation, bringing together renowned experts in all areas of digital forensics and investigation to provide the consummate resource for practitioners in the field. It is also designed as an accompanying text to Digital Evidence and Computer Crime. This unique collection details how to conduct digital investigations in both criminal and civil contexts, and how to locate and utilize digital evidence on computers, networks, and embedded systems. Specifically, the Investigative Methodology section of the Handbook provides expert guidance in the three main areas of practice: Forensic Analysis, Electronic Discovery, and Intrusion Investigation. The Technology section is extended and updated to reflect the state of the art in each area of specialization. The main areas of focus in the Technology section are forensic analysis of Windows, Unix, Macintosh, and embedded systems (including cellular telephones and other mobile devices), and investigations involving networks (including enterprise environments and mobile telecommunications technology). This handbook is an essential technical reference and on-the-job guide that IT professionals, forensic practitioners, law enforcement, and attorneys will rely on when confronted with computer related crime and digital evidence of any kind. *Provides methodologies proven in practice for conducting digital investigations of all kinds *Demonstrates how to locate and interpret a wide variety of digital evidence, and how it can be useful in investigations *Presents tools in the context of the investigative process, including EnCase, FTK, ProDiscover, foremost, XACT, Network Miner, Splunk, flow-tools, and many other specialized utilities and analysis platforms *Case examples in every chapter give readers a practical understanding of the technical, logistical, and legal challenges that arise in real investigations

CHFI Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification All in One Exam Guide

CHFI Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification All in One Exam Guide Book
Author : Charles L. Brooks
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2014-09-26
ISBN : 007183155X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An all-new exam guide for version 8 of the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) exam from EC-Council Get complete coverage of all the material included on version 8 of the EC-Council's Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator exam from this comprehensive resource. Written by an expert information security professional and educator, this authoritative guide addresses the tools and techniques required to successfully conduct a computer forensic investigation. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass this challenging exam, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. CHFI Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification All-in-One Exam Guide covers all exam topics, including: Computer forensics investigation process Setting up a computer forensics lab First responder procedures Search and seizure laws Collecting and transporting digital evidence Understanding hard disks and file systems Recovering deleted files and partitions Windows forensics Forensics investigations using the AccessData Forensic Toolkit (FTK) and Guidance Software's EnCase Forensic Network, wireless, and mobile forensics Investigating web attacks Preparing investigative reports Becoming an expert witness Electronic content includes: 300 practice exam questions Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter or by exam domain

Rootkits

Rootkits Book
Author : Greg Hoglund,James Butler
Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0321294319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to rootkits describes what they are, how they work, how to build them, and how to detect them.

Mastering Python Forensics

Mastering Python Forensics Book
Author : Dr. Michael Spreitzenbarth,Dr. Johann Uhrmann
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2015-10-30
ISBN : 1783988053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Master the art of digital forensics and analysis with Python About This Book Learn to perform forensic analysis and investigations with the help of Python, and gain an advanced understanding of the various Python libraries and frameworks Analyze Python scripts to extract metadata and investigate forensic artifacts The writers, Dr. Michael Spreitzenbarth and Dr. Johann Uhrmann, have used their experience to craft this hands-on guide to using Python for forensic analysis and investigations Who This Book Is For If you are a network security professional or forensics analyst who wants to gain a deeper understanding of performing forensic analysis with Python, then this book is for you. Some Python experience would be helpful. What You Will Learn Explore the forensic analysis of different platforms such as Windows, Android, and vSphere Semi-automatically reconstruct major parts of the system activity and time-line Leverage Python ctypes for protocol decoding Examine artifacts from mobile, Skype, and browsers Discover how to utilize Python to improve the focus of your analysis Investigate in volatile memory with the help of volatility on the Android and Linux platforms In Detail Digital forensic analysis is the process of examining and extracting data digitally and examining it. Python has the combination of power, expressiveness, and ease of use that makes it an essential complementary tool to the traditional, off-the-shelf digital forensic tools. This book will teach you how to perform forensic analysis and investigations by exploring the capabilities of various Python libraries. The book starts by explaining the building blocks of the Python programming language, especially ctypes in-depth, along with how to automate typical tasks in file system analysis, common correlation tasks to discover anomalies, as well as templates for investigations. Next, we'll show you cryptographic algorithms that can be used during forensic investigations to check for known files or to compare suspicious files with online services such as VirusTotal or Mobile-Sandbox. Moving on, you'll learn how to sniff on the network, generate and analyze network flows, and perform log correlation with the help of Python scripts and tools. You'll get to know about the concepts of virtualization and how virtualization influences IT forensics, and you'll discover how to perform forensic analysis of a jailbroken/rooted mobile device that is based on iOS or Android. Finally, the book teaches you how to analyze volatile memory and search for known malware samples based on YARA rules. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide will demonstrate forensic analysis techniques by showing you how to solve real-word-scenarios step by step.

Computer Forensics InfoSec Pro Guide

Computer Forensics InfoSec Pro Guide Book
Author : David Cowen
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2013-04-19
ISBN : 0071742468
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional Find out how to excel in the field of computer forensics investigations. Learn what it takes to transition from an IT professional to a computer forensic examiner in the private sector. Written by a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Computer Forensics: InfoSec Pro Guide is filled with real-world case studies that demonstrate the concepts covered in the book. You’ll learn how to set up a forensics lab, select hardware and software, choose forensic imaging procedures, test your tools, capture evidence from different sources, follow a sound investigative process, safely store evidence, and verify your findings. Best practices for documenting your results, preparing reports, and presenting evidence in court are also covered in this detailed resource. Computer Forensics: InfoSec Pro Guide features: Lingo—Common security terms defined so that you’re in the know on the job IMHO—Frank and relevant opinions based on the author’s years of industry experience Budget Note—Tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization’s budget In Actual Practice—Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts Your Plan—Customizable checklists you can use on the job now Into Action—Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work