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The Basics of Digital Forensics

The Basics of Digital Forensics Book
Author : John Sammons
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2014-12-09
ISBN : 0128018925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Basics of Digital Forensics provides a foundation for people new to the digital forensics field. This book teaches you how to conduct examinations by discussing what digital forensics is, the methodologies used, key tactical concepts, and the tools needed to perform examinations. Details on digital forensics for computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the cloud and the Internet are discussed. Also, learn how to collect evidence, document the scene, and how deleted data can be recovered. The new Second Edition of this book provides you with completely up-to-date real-world examples and all the key technologies used in digital forensics, as well as new coverage of network intrusion response, how hard drives are organized, and electronic discovery. You'll also learn how to incorporate quality assurance into an investigation, how to prioritize evidence items to examine (triage), case processing, and what goes into making an expert witness. The Second Edition also features expanded resources and references, including online resources that keep you current, sample legal documents, and suggested further reading. Learn what Digital Forensics entails Build a toolkit and prepare an investigative plan Understand the common artifacts to look for in an exam Second Edition features all-new coverage of hard drives, triage, network intrusion response, and electronic discovery; as well as updated case studies, expert interviews, and expanded resources and references

The Basics of Digital Forensics 2nd Edition

The Basics of Digital Forensics  2nd Edition Book
Author : John Sammons
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Basics of Digital Forensics provides a foundation for people new to the digital forensics field. This book teaches you how to conduct examinations by discussing what digital forensics is, the methodologies used, key tactical concepts, and the tools needed to perform examinations. Details on digital forensics for computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the cloud and the Internet are discussed. Also, learn how to collect evidence, document the scene, and how deleted data can be recovered. The new Second Edition of this book provides you with completely up-to-date real-world examples and all the key technologies used in digital forensics, as well as new coverage of network intrusion response, how hard drives are organized, and electronic discovery. You'll also learn how to incorporate quality assurance into an investigation, how to prioritize evidence items to examine (triage), case processing, and what goes into making an expert witness. The Second Edition also features expanded resources and references, including online resources that keep you current, sample legal documents, and suggested further reading. Learn what Digital Forensics entails Build a toolkit and prepare an investigative plan Understand the common artifacts to look for in an exam Second Edition features all-new coverage of hard drives, triage, network intrusion response, and electronic discovery; as well as updated case studies, expert interviews, and expanded resources and references.

Fundamentals of Digital Forensics

Fundamentals of Digital Forensics Book
Author : Joakim Kävrestad
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-07-31
ISBN : 3319963198
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This hands-on textbook provides an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of digital forensics. The text contains thorough coverage of the theoretical foundations, explaining what computer forensics is, what it can do, and also what it can’t. A particular focus is presented on establishing sound forensic thinking and methodology, supported by practical guidance on performing typical tasks and using common forensic tools. Emphasis is also placed on universal principles, as opposed to content unique to specific legislation in individual countries. Topics and features: introduces the fundamental concepts in digital forensics, and the steps involved in a forensic examination in a digital environment; discusses the nature of what cybercrime is, and how digital evidence can be of use during criminal investigations into such crimes; offers a practical overview of common practices for cracking encrypted data; reviews key artifacts that have proven to be important in several cases, highlighting where to find these and how to correctly interpret them; presents a survey of various different search techniques, and several forensic tools that are available for free; examines the functions of AccessData Forensic Toolkit and Registry Viewer; proposes methods for analyzing applications, timelining, determining the identity of the computer user, and deducing if the computer was remote controlled; describes the central concepts relating to computer memory management, and how to perform different types of memory analysis using the open source tool Volatility; provides review questions and practice tasks at the end of most chapters, and supporting video lectures on YouTube. This easy-to-follow primer is an essential resource for students of computer forensics, and will also serve as a valuable reference for practitioners seeking instruction on performing forensic examinations in law enforcement or in the private sector.

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

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime with Kali Linux Fundamentals

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime with Kali Linux Fundamentals Book
Author : Joseph Muniz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime with Kali Linux Fundamentals LiveLessons introduces you to the world of digital forensics and acts as a primer for your future forensic work. This is a fundamentals course with a focus on the average network engineer, so you don't need to be an IT expert to follow most of the concepts. Learn when a breach occurs, what actions you can take, and how to learn from the breach to prevent future attacks. This video course focuses on using open source technology available in the Kali Linux framework along with other tools to simplify forensic tasks. You will master the basics of digital forensics, learn best practices, and explore legal and forensic service concepts."--Resource description page.

Digital Forensics

Digital Forensics Book
Author : John Sammons
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2015-12-07
ISBN : 0128045426
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Digital Forensics: Threatscape and Best Practices surveys the problems and challenges confronting digital forensic professionals today, including massive data sets and everchanging technology. This book provides a coherent overview of the threatscape in a broad range of topics, providing practitioners and students alike with a comprehensive, coherent overview of the threat landscape and what can be done to manage and prepare for it. Digital Forensics: Threatscape and Best Practices delivers you with incisive analysis and best practices from a panel of expert authors, led by John Sammons, bestselling author of The Basics of Digital Forensics. Learn the basics of cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin) and the artifacts they generate Learn why examination planning matters and how to do it effectively Discover how to incorporate behaviorial analysis into your digital forensics examinations Stay updated with the key artifacts created by the latest Mac OS, OS X 10.11, El Capitan Discusses the threatscapes and challenges facing mobile device forensics, law enforcement, and legal cases The power of applying the electronic discovery workflows to digital forensics Discover the value of and impact of social media forensics

Cyber Forensics

Cyber Forensics Book
Author : Albert J. Marcella, Jr.,Frederic Guillossou
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-05
ISBN : 1118273664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An explanation of the basic principles of data This book explains the basic principles of data as buildingblocks of electronic evidential matter, which are used in a cyberforensics investigations. The entire text is written with noreference to a particular operation system or environment, thus itis applicable to all work environments, cyber investigationscenarios, and technologies. The text is written in astep-by-step manner, beginning with the elementary buildingblocks of data progressing upwards to the representation andstorage of information. It inlcudes practical examples andillustrations throughout to guide the reader.

Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Digital Forensics and Incident Response Book
Author : Gerard Johansen
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2020-01-29
ISBN : 1838644083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Build your organization’s cyber defense system by effectively implementing digital forensics and incident management techniques Key Features Create a solid incident response framework and manage cyber incidents effectively Perform malware analysis for effective incident response Explore real-life scenarios that effectively use threat intelligence and modeling techniques Book Description An understanding of how digital forensics integrates with the overall response to cybersecurity incidents is key to securing your organization's infrastructure from attacks. This updated second edition will help you perform cutting-edge digital forensic activities and incident response. After focusing on the fundamentals of incident response that are critical to any information security team, you’ll move on to exploring the incident response framework. From understanding its importance to creating a swift and effective response to security incidents, the book will guide you with the help of useful examples. You’ll later get up to speed with digital forensic techniques, from acquiring evidence and examining volatile memory through to hard drive examination and network-based evidence. As you progress, you’ll discover the role that threat intelligence plays in the incident response process. You’ll also learn how to prepare an incident response report that documents the findings of your analysis. Finally, in addition to various incident response activities, the book will address malware analysis, and demonstrate how you can proactively use your digital forensic skills in threat hunting. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to efficiently investigate and report unwanted security breaches and incidents in your organization. What you will learn Create and deploy an incident response capability within your own organization Perform proper evidence acquisition and handling Analyze the evidence collected and determine the root cause of a security incident Become well-versed with memory and log analysis Integrate digital forensic techniques and procedures into the overall incident response process Understand the different techniques for threat hunting Write effective incident reports that document the key findings of your analysis Who this book is for This book is for cybersecurity and information security professionals who want to implement digital forensics and incident response in their organization. You will also find the book helpful if you are new to the concept of digital forensics and are looking to get started with the fundamentals. A basic understanding of operating systems and some knowledge of networking fundamentals are required to get started with this book.

Computer Forensics For Dummies

Computer Forensics For Dummies Book
Author : Carol Pollard,Reynaldo Anzaldua
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-11-24
ISBN : 9780470457832
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Uncover a digital trail of e-evidence by using the helpful, easy-to-understand information in Computer Forensics For Dummies! Professional and armchair investigators alike can learn the basics of computer forensics, from digging out electronic evidence to solving the case. You won’t need a computer science degree to master e-discovery. Find and filter data in mobile devices, e-mail, and other Web-based technologies. You’ll learn all about e-mail and Web-based forensics, mobile forensics, passwords and encryption, and other e-evidence found through VoIP, voicemail, legacy mainframes, and databases. You’ll discover how to use the latest forensic software, tools, and equipment to find the answers that you’re looking for in record time. When you understand how data is stored, encrypted, and recovered, you’ll be able to protect your personal privacy as well. By the time you finish reading this book, you’ll know how to: Prepare for and conduct computer forensics investigations Find and filter data Protect personal privacy Transfer evidence without contaminating it Anticipate legal loopholes and opponents’ methods Handle passwords and encrypted data Work with the courts and win the case Plus, Computer Forensics for Dummies includes lists of things that everyone interested in computer forensics should know, do, and build. Discover how to get qualified for a career in computer forensics, what to do to be a great investigator and expert witness, and how to build a forensics lab or toolkit. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Learn Computer Forensics

Learn Computer Forensics Book
Author : William Oettinger
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2020-04-30
ISBN : 1838641092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Get up and running with collecting evidence using forensics best practices to present your findings in judicial or administrative proceedings Key Features Learn the core techniques of computer forensics to acquire and secure digital evidence skillfully Conduct a digital forensic examination and document the digital evidence collected Analyze security systems and overcome complex challenges with a variety of forensic investigations Book Description A computer forensics investigator must possess a variety of skills, including the ability to answer legal questions, gather and document evidence, and prepare for an investigation. This book will help you get up and running with using digital forensic tools and techniques to investigate cybercrimes successfully. Starting with an overview of forensics and all the open source and commercial tools needed to get the job done, you'll learn core forensic practices for searching databases and analyzing data over networks, personal devices, and web applications. You'll then learn how to acquire valuable information from different places, such as filesystems, e-mails, browser histories, and search queries, and capture data remotely. As you advance, this book will guide you through implementing forensic techniques on multiple platforms, such as Windows, Linux, and macOS, to demonstrate how to recover valuable information as evidence. Finally, you'll get to grips with presenting your findings efficiently in judicial or administrative proceedings. By the end of this book, you'll have developed a clear understanding of how to acquire, analyze, and present digital evidence like a proficient computer forensics investigator. What you will learn Understand investigative processes, the rules of evidence, and ethical guidelines Recognize and document different types of computer hardware Understand the boot process covering BIOS, UEFI, and the boot sequence Validate forensic hardware and software Discover the locations of common Windows artifacts Document your findings using technically correct terminology Who this book is for If you're an IT beginner, student, or an investigator in the public or private sector this book is for you.This book will also help professionals and investigators who are new to incident response and digital forensics and interested in making a career in the cybersecurity domain.

Digital Forensics Trial Graphics

Digital Forensics Trial Graphics Book
Author : John Sammons,Lars Daniel
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2017-03-09
ISBN : 0128034939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Digital Forensics Trial Graphics: Teaching the Jury Through Effective Use of Visuals helps digital forensic practitioners explain complex technical material to laypeople (i.e., juries, judges, etc.). The book includes professional quality illustrations of technology that help anyone understand the complex concepts behind the science. Users will find invaluable information on theory and best practices along with guidance on how to design and deliver successful explanations. Helps users learn skills for the effective presentation of digital forensic evidence via graphics in a trial setting to laypeople such as juries and judges Presents the principles of visual learning and graphic design as a foundation for developing effective visuals Demonstrates the best practices of slide design to develop effective visuals for presentation of evidence Professionally developed graphics, designed specifically for digital forensics, that you can use at trial Downloadable graphics available at: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780128034835

Digital Crime and Forensic Science in Cyberspace

Digital Crime and Forensic Science in Cyberspace Book
Author : Panagiotis Kanellis,Evangelos Kiountouzis,Nicholas Kolokotronis
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 1591408725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Digital forensics is the science of collecting the evidence that can be used in a court of law to prosecute the individuals who engage in electronic crime"--Provided by publisher.

Digital Forensics with Kali Linux Second Edition

Digital Forensics with Kali Linux   Second Edition Book
Author : Shiva V. N. Parasram
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-04-17
ISBN : 9781838640804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Digital Forensics with Kali Linux Second Edition book written by Shiva V. N. Parasram, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Python Digital Forensics Cookbook

Python Digital Forensics Cookbook Book
Author : Preston Miller,Chapin Bryce
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2017-09-26
ISBN : 1783987472
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over 60 recipes to help you learn digital forensics and leverage Python scripts to amplify your examinations About This Book Develop code that extracts vital information from everyday forensic acquisitions. Increase the quality and efficiency of your forensic analysis. Leverage the latest resources and capabilities available to the forensic community. Who This Book Is For If you are a digital forensics examiner, cyber security specialist, or analyst at heart, understand the basics of Python, and want to take it to the next level, this is the book for you. Along the way, you will be introduced to a number of libraries suitable for parsing forensic artifacts. Readers will be able to use and build upon the scripts we develop to elevate their analysis. What You Will Learn Understand how Python can enhance digital forensics and investigations Learn to access the contents of, and process, forensic evidence containers Explore malware through automated static analysis Extract and review message contents from a variety of email formats Add depth and context to discovered IP addresses and domains through various Application Program Interfaces (APIs) Delve into mobile forensics and recover deleted messages from SQLite databases Index large logs into a platform to better query and visualize datasets In Detail Technology plays an increasingly large role in our daily lives and shows no sign of stopping. Now, more than ever, it is paramount that an investigator develops programming expertise to deal with increasingly large datasets. By leveraging the Python recipes explored throughout this book, we make the complex simple, quickly extracting relevant information from large datasets. You will explore, develop, and deploy Python code and libraries to provide meaningful results that can be immediately applied to your investigations. Throughout the Python Digital Forensics Cookbook, recipes include topics such as working with forensic evidence containers, parsing mobile and desktop operating system artifacts, extracting embedded metadata from documents and executables, and identifying indicators of compromise. You will also learn to integrate scripts with Application Program Interfaces (APIs) such as VirusTotal and PassiveTotal, and tools such as Axiom, Cellebrite, and EnCase. By the end of the book, you will have a sound understanding of Python and how you can use it to process artifacts in your investigations. Style and approach Our succinct recipes take a no-frills approach to solving common challenges faced in investigations. The code in this book covers a wide range of artifacts and data sources. These examples will help improve the accuracy and efficiency of your analysis—no matter the situation.

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations Book
Author : Bill Nelson,Amelia Phillips,Christopher Steuart
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2014-11-07
ISBN : 1305176081
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Updated with the latest advances from the field, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Fifth Edition combines all-encompassing topic coverage and authoritative information from seasoned experts to deliver the most comprehensive forensics resource available. This proven author team's wide ranging areas of expertise mirror the breadth of coverage provided in the book, which focuses on techniques and practices for gathering and analyzing evidence used to solve crimes involving computers. Providing clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, it introduces readers to every step of the computer forensics investigation-from lab set-up to testifying in court. It also details step-by-step guidance on how to use current forensics software. Appropriate for learners new to the field, it is also an excellent refresher and technology update for professionals in law enforcement, investigations, or computer security. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Basics of Cyber Safety

The Basics of Cyber Safety Book
Author : John Sammons,Michael Cross
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-08-20
ISBN : 0124166393
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Basics of Cyber Safety: Computer and Mobile Device Safety Made Easy presents modern tactics on how to secure computer and mobile devices, including what behaviors are safe while surfing, searching, and interacting with others in the virtual world. The book's author, Professor John Sammons, who teaches information security at Marshall University, introduces readers to the basic concepts of protecting their computer, mobile devices, and data during a time that is described as the most connected in history. This timely resource provides useful information for readers who know very little about the basic principles of keeping the devices they are connected to—or themselves—secure while online. In addition, the text discusses, in a non-technical way, the cost of connectedness to your privacy, and what you can do to it, including how to avoid all kinds of viruses, malware, cybercrime, and identity theft. Final sections provide the latest information on safe computing in the workplace and at school, and give parents steps they can take to keep young kids and teens safe online. Provides the most straightforward and up-to-date guide to cyber safety for anyone who ventures online for work, school, or personal use Includes real world examples that demonstrate how cyber criminals commit their crimes, and what users can do to keep their data safe

Virtualization and Forensics

Virtualization and Forensics Book
Author : Diane Barrett,Greg Kipper
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2010-08-06
ISBN : 9781597495585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Virtualization and Forensics: A Digital Forensic Investigators Guide to Virtual Environments offers an in-depth view into the world of virtualized environments and the implications they have on forensic investigations. Named a 2011 Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec Reviews, this guide gives you the end-to-end knowledge needed to identify server, desktop, and portable virtual environments, including: VMware, Parallels, Microsoft, and Sun. It covers technological advances in virtualization tools, methods, and issues in digital forensic investigations, and explores trends and emerging technologies surrounding virtualization technology. This book consists of three parts. Part I explains the process of virtualization and the different types of virtualized environments. Part II details how virtualization interacts with the basic forensic process, describing the methods used to find virtualization artifacts in dead and live environments as well as identifying the virtual activities that affect the examination process. Part III addresses advanced virtualization issues, such as the challenges of virtualized environments, cloud computing, and the future of virtualization. This book will be a valuable resource for forensic investigators (corporate and law enforcement) and incident response professionals. Named a 2011 Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec Reviews Gives you the end-to-end knowledge needed to identify server, desktop, and portable virtual environments, including: VMware, Parallels, Microsoft, and Sun Covers technological advances in virtualization tools, methods, and issues in digital forensic investigations Explores trends and emerging technologies surrounding virtualization technology

Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory

Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory Book
Author : Andrew Jones,Craig Valli
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2011-04-19
ISBN : 9780080949536
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The need to professionally and successfully conduct computer forensic investigations of incidents and crimes has never been greater. This has caused an increased requirement for information about the creation and management of computer forensic laboratories and the investigations themselves. This includes a great need for information on how to cost-effectively establish and manage a computer forensics laboratory. This book meets that need: a clearly written, non-technical book on the topic of computer forensics with emphasis on the establishment and management of a computer forensics laboratory and its subsequent support to successfully conducting computer-related crime investigations. Provides guidance on creating and managing a computer forensics lab Covers the regulatory and legislative environment in the US and Europe Meets the needs of IT professionals and law enforcement as well as consultants

Computer Forensics

Computer Forensics Book
Author : Warren G. Kruse II,Jay G. Heiser
Publisher : Pearson Education
Release : 2001-09-26
ISBN : 0672334089
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Every computer crime leaves tracks–you just have to know where to find them. This book shows you how to collect and analyze the digital evidence left behind in a digital crime scene. Computers have always been susceptible to unwanted intrusions, but as the sophistication of computer technology increases so does the need to anticipate, and safeguard against, a corresponding rise in computer-related criminal activity. Computer forensics, the newest branch of computer security, focuses on the aftermath of a computer security incident. The goal of computer forensics is to conduct a structured investigation to determine exactly what happened, who was responsible, and to perform the investigation in such a way that the results are useful in a criminal proceeding. Written by two experts in digital investigation, Computer Forensics provides extensive information on how to handle the computer as evidence. Kruse and Heiser walk the reader through the complete forensics process–from the initial collection of evidence through the final report. Topics include an overview of the forensic relevance of encryption, the examination of digital evidence for clues, and the most effective way to present your evidence and conclusions in court. Unique forensic issues associated with both the Unix and the Windows NT/2000 operating systems are thoroughly covered. This book provides a detailed methodology for collecting, preserving, and effectively using evidence by addressing the three A's of computer forensics: Acquire the evidence without altering or damaging the original data. Authenticate that your recorded evidence is the same as the original seized data. Analyze the data without modifying the recovered data. Computer Forensics is written for everyone who is responsible for investigating digital criminal incidents or who may be interested in the techniques that such investigators use. It is equally helpful to those investigating hacked web servers, and those who are investigating the source of illegal pornography.