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Practical Mobile Forensics - Second Edition
     

Practical Mobile Forensics - Second Edition

by Heather Mahalik
 

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A hands-on guide to mastering mobile forensics for the iOS, Android, and the Windows Phone platforms

About This Book
  • Get to grips with the basics of mobile forensics and the various forensic approaches
  • Retrieve and analyze the data stored on mobile devices and on the cloud
  • A practical guide to leverage the power of mobile

Overview

A hands-on guide to mastering mobile forensics for the iOS, Android, and the Windows Phone platforms

About This Book
  • Get to grips with the basics of mobile forensics and the various forensic approaches
  • Retrieve and analyze the data stored on mobile devices and on the cloud
  • A practical guide to leverage the power of mobile forensics on the popular mobile platforms with lots of tips, tricks and caveats
Who This Book Is For

This book is for forensics professionals who are eager to widen their forensics skillset to mobile forensics and acquire data from mobile devices.

What You Will Learn
  • Discover the new features in practical mobile forensics
  • Understand the architecture and security mechanisms present in iOS and Android platforms
  • Identify sensitive files on the iOS and Android platforms
  • Set up the forensic environment
  • Extract data on the iOS and Android platforms
  • Recover data on the iOS and Android platforms
  • Understand the forensics of Windows devices
  • Explore various third-party application techniques and data recovery techniques
In Detail

Mobile phone forensics is the science of retrieving data from a mobile phone under forensically sound conditions. This book is an update to Practical Mobile Forensics and it delves into the concepts of mobile forensics and its importance in today's world.

We will deep dive into mobile forensics techniques in iOS 8 - 9.2, Android 4.4 - 6, and Windows Phone devices. We will demonstrate the latest open source and commercial mobile forensics tools, enabling you to analyze and retrieve data effectively. You will learn how to introspect and retrieve data from cloud, and document and prepare reports for your investigations.

By the end of this book, you will have mastered the current operating systems and techniques so you can recover data from mobile devices by leveraging open source solutions.

Style and approach

This book takes a very practical approach and depicts real-life mobile forensics scenarios with lots of tips and tricks to help acquire the required forensics skillset for various mobile platforms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781786464200
Publisher:
Packt Publishing
Publication date:
06/30/2016
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Sales rank:
1,062,079
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Heather Mahalik is a principal forensic scientist with Oceans Edge, Inc., where she leads the forensic effort focusing on mobile and digital exploitation. She is a senior instructor and author for the SANS Institute, and she is also the course leader for the FOR585 Advanced Smartphone Forensics course. With over 13 years of experience in digital forensics, she continues to thrive on smartphone investigations, forensic course development and instruction, and research on application analysis and smartphone forensics.

Prior to joining Oceans Edge, Heather was the Mobile Exploitation Team Lead at Basis Technology. When starting her career, she worked at Stroz Friedberg and for the U.S. Department of State Computer Investigations and Forensics Lab as a contractor. Heather earned her bachelor's degree from West Virginia University. She co-authored Practical Mobile Forensics (First edition) and was the technical reviewer for Learning Android Forensics. She has authored white papers and forensic course material and has taught hundreds of courses worldwide to Law Enforcement, Military, Government, IT, eDiscovery, and other forensic professionals focusing on mobile device and digital forensics.

Rohit Tamma is a security analyst currently working with Microsoft. With over 7 years of experience in the field of security, his background spans consulting/analyst roles in the areas of application security, mobile security, penetration testing, and security training. His past experiences include working with Accenture, ADP, and TCS, driving security programs for various client teams. Rohit has also coauthored Learning Android Forensics, which explains various techniques to perform forensics on the Android platform. You can contact him at tamma.rohit5@gmail.com or on Twitter at @RohitTamma.

Satish Bommisetty is a security analyst working for a Fortune 500 company. His primary areas of interest include iOS forensics, iOS application security, and web application security. He has presented at international conferences, such as ClubHACK and C0C0n. He is also one of the core members of the Hyderabad OWASP chapter. He has identified and disclosed vulnerabilities within the websites of Google, Facebook, Yandex, PayPal, Yahoo!, AT&T, and more, and is listed in their hall of fame.

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