The Basics of Digital Forensics: The Primer for Getting Started in Digital Forensics

The Basics of Digital Forensics: The Primer for Getting Started in Digital Forensics

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by John Sammons
     
 

ISBN-10: 1597496618

ISBN-13: 9781597496612

Pub. Date: 03/09/2012

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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 technical concepts and the tools needed to perform examinations. Details on digital forensics for computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the

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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 technical concepts and the tools needed to perform examinations. Details on digital forensics for computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the cloud, and Internet are discussed. Also learn how to collect evidence, document the scene, and how deleted data is recovered.

  • Learn all about what Digital Forensics entails
  • Build a toolkit and prepare an investigative plan
  • Understand the common artifacts to look for during an exam

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597496612
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/09/2012
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
298,223
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Key Technical Concepts Chapter 3. Labs and Tools Chapter 4. Collecting Evidence Chapter 5. Windows System Artifacts Chapter 6. Anti-Forensics Chapter 7. Legal Chapter 8. Internet and Email Chapter 9. Network Forensics Chapter 10. Mobile Device Forensics Chapter 11. Looking Ahead: Challenges and Concerns

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FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
Are you a beginning digital forensics professional; as well as, a network and system administrator? If you are, then this book is for you! Author John Sammons, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that looks at what forensic science, particularly digital forensics, is and is not. Author Sammons, begins by defining digital forensics and examines how it’s being used. In addition, the author looks at binary, how data are stored, storage media and more. He then discusses the digital forensic environment and hardware and software that are used on a regular basis. The author then, covers fundamental forensically sound practices that you can use to collect the evidence and establish a chain of custody. He continues by looking at many of the common Windows artifacts and how they are created. He then discusses several techniques that are used to hide or destroy digital evidence. The author then examines the Fourth Amendment; as well as, reasonable expectations of privacy, private searches, searching with and without a warrant and the Stored Communications Act. Then, he looks at how web pages are found and sent to browsers using Uniform Resource Locators and Domain Name Servers. Next, the author shows you how networks are attacked, and what role digital forensics plays in not only the response, but how perpetrators can be traced. He continues by looking at the underlying technology powering cell phones and GPS units; as well as, the potential evidence they could contain. Finally, he discusses why the digital forensics community still has work to do, regarding how it conducts its business especially in relation to the other more traditional disciplines. This most excellent book brought out the fact that digital forensic sciences aren’t quite the fast-paced crime-solving dramas that you watch on TV. Perhaps more importantly, digital forensic sciences are in fact a scientific method of collection, investigation and analysis, that are used to solve some kind of legal problem.