Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

Author: Bill Nelson,Amelia Phillips,Christopher Steuart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176081

Category: Computers

Page: 752

View: 6877

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.

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

Author: Bill Nelson,Amelia Phillips,Christopher Steuart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111788502

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 2670

Learners will master the skills necessary to launch and complete a successful computer investigation with the updated fourth edition of this popular book, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS. This resource guides readers through conducting a high-tech investigation, from acquiring digital evidence to reporting its findings. Updated coverage includes new software and technologies as well as up-to-date reference sections. Learn how to set up a forensics lab, how to acquire the proper and necessary tools, and how to conduct the investigation and subsequent digital analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

Author: Bill Nelson,Amelia Phillips,Christopher Steuart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435498836

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 2548

Learners will master the skills necessary to launch and complete a successful computer investigation with the updated fourth edition of this popular book, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS. This resource guides readers through conducting a high-tech investigation, from acquiring digital evidence to reporting its findings. Updated coverage includes new software and technologies as well as up-to-date reference sections. Learn how to set up a forensics lab, how to acquire the proper and necessary tools, and how to conduct the investigation and subsequent digital analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

E-Discovery: An Introduction to Digital Evidence

Author: Amelia Phillips,Ronald Godfrey,Christopher Steuart,Christine Brown

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285961285

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 3019

Essential for anyone who works with technology in the field, E-DISCOVERY is a hands-on, how-to training guide that provides students with comprehensive coverage of the technology used in e-discovery in civil and criminal cases. From discovery identification to collection, processing, review, production, and trial presentation, this practical text covers everything your students need to know about e-discovery, including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence. Throughout the text, students will have the opportunity to work with e-discovery tools such as Discovery Attender, computer forensics tools such as AccessData's Forensics ToolKit, as well as popular processing and review platforms such as iConect, Concordance, and iPro. An interactive courtroom tutorial and use of Trial Director are included to complete the litigation cycle. Multiple tools are discussed for each phase, giving your students a good selection of potential resources for each task. Finally , real-life examples are woven throughout the text, revealing little talked-about potential pitfalls, as well as best practice and cost management suggestions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime

An Introduction

Author: Marjie Britz

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132677714

Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 6975

The leading introduction to computer crime and forensicsis now fully updated to reflect today's newest attacks, laws, and investigatory best practices. Packed with new case studies, examples, and statistics, Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime, Third Edition adds up-to-the-minute coverage of smartphones, cloud computing, GPS, Mac OS X, Linux, Stuxnet, cyberbullying, cyberterrorism, search and seizure, online gambling, and much more. Covers all forms of modern and traditional computer crime, defines all relevant terms, and explains all technical and legal concepts in plain English, so students can succeed even if they have no technical, legal, or investigatory background.

Computer Forensics

Principles and Practices

Author: Linda Volonino,Reynaldo Anzaldua,Jana Godwin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 534

View: 2378

Master the techniques for gathering electronic evidence and explore the new frontier of crime investigation. The demand for computer forensics experts greatly exceeds the supply. With the rapid growth of technology in all parts of our lives, criminal activity must be tracked down and investigated using electronic methods that require up-to-date techniques and knowledge of the latest software tools. Authors Linda Volonino, Jana Godwin, and Reynaldo Anzaldua share their expertise to give you the legal, technical, and investigative skills you need to launch your career in computer forensics. You can also use Computer Forensics: Principles and Practices to help you advance in careers such as criminal justice, accounting, law enforcement, and federal investigation. Computer Forensics Principles and Practices gives you in-depth understanding of: Using the correct investigative tools and procedures to maximize effectiveness of evidence gathering. Keeping evidence in pristine condition so it will be admissible in a legal action. . Investigating large-scale attacks such as identity theft, fraud, phishing, extortion, and malware infections. The legal foundations for proper handling of traditional and electronic evidence such as the Federal Rules of Evidence and Procedure as well as the Fourth Amendment and other laws regarding search warrants and civil rights. Practical tools such as FTK, EnCase, Passware, Ethereal, LADS, WinHex, GIMP, Camouflage, and Snort. This book is filled with tools to help you move beyond simply learning concepts and help you apply them. These tools include: . In Practice tutorials: Apply concepts and learn by doing. . Exercises and Projects: Assignments show you how to employ your new skills. Case Studies: Apply what you learn in real-world scenarios. The companion Web site (www.prenhall.com/security) includes: . Additional testing materials and projects to reinforce book lessons. . Downloadable checklists and templates used in the book. . Links to additional topics and resources to assist you in your professional development. "

Computer Forensics

Author: Associate Professor John Jay College of Criminal Justice Marie-Helen Maras,Marie-Helen Maras

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449692230

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 3030

Updated to include the most current events and information on cyberterrorism, the second edition of Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws, and Evidence continues to balance technicality and legal analysis as it enters into the world of cybercrime by exploring what it is, how it is investigated, and the regulatory laws around the collection and use of electronic evidence. Students are introduced to the technology involved in computer forensic investigations and the technical and legal difficulties involved in searching, extracting, maintaining, and storing electronic evidence, while simultaneously looking at the legal implications of such investigations and the rules of legal procedure relevant to electronic evidence. Significant and current computer forensic developments are examined, as well as the implications for a variety of fields including computer science, security, criminology, law, public policy, and administration.

File System Forensic Analysis

Author: Brian Carrier

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134439546

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 1812

The Definitive Guide to File System Analysis: Key Concepts and Hands-on Techniques Most digital evidence is stored within the computer's file system, but understanding how file systems work is one of the most technically challenging concepts for a digital investigator because there exists little documentation. Now, security expert Brian Carrier has written the definitive reference for everyone who wants to understand and be able to testify about how file system analysis is performed. Carrier begins with an overview of investigation and computer foundations and then gives an authoritative, comprehensive, and illustrated overview of contemporary volume and file systems: Crucial information for discovering hidden evidence, recovering deleted data, and validating your tools. Along the way, he describes data structures, analyzes example disk images, provides advanced investigation scenarios, and uses today's most valuable open source file system analysis tools—including tools he personally developed. Coverage includes Preserving the digital crime scene and duplicating hard disks for "dead analysis" Identifying hidden data on a disk's Host Protected Area (HPA) Reading source data: Direct versus BIOS access, dead versus live acquisition, error handling, and more Analyzing DOS, Apple, and GPT partitions; BSD disk labels; and Sun Volume Table of Contents using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques Analyzing the contents of multiple disk volumes, such as RAID and disk spanning Analyzing FAT, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, UFS1, and UFS2 file systems using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques Finding evidence: File metadata, recovery of deleted files, data hiding locations, and more Using The Sleuth Kit (TSK), Autopsy Forensic Browser, and related open source tools When it comes to file system analysis, no other book offers this much detail or expertise. Whether you're a digital forensics specialist, incident response team member, law enforcement officer, corporate security specialist, or auditor, this book will become an indispensable resource for forensic investigations, no matter what analysis tools you use.

Windows Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit

Author: Harlan Carvey

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 9780080957036

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 7140

Windows Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit, 2nd Edition, is a completely updated and expanded version of Harlan Carvey's best-selling forensics book on incident response and investigating cybercrime on Windows systems. With this book, you will learn how to analyze data during live and post-mortem investigations. New to this edition is Forensic Analysis on a Budget, which collects freely available tools that are essential for small labs, state (or below) law enforcement, and educational organizations. The book also includes new pedagogical elements, Lessons from the Field, Case Studies, and War Stories that present real-life experiences by an expert in the trenches, making the material real and showing the why behind the how. The companion DVD contains significant, and unique, materials (movies, spreadsheet, code, etc.) not available anyplace else because they were created by the author. This book will appeal to digital forensic investigators, IT security professionals, engineers, and system administrators as well as students and consultants. Best-Selling Windows Digital Forensic book completely updated in this 2nd Edition Learn how to Analyze Data During Live and Post-Mortem Investigations DVD Includes Custom Tools, Updated Code, Movies, and Spreadsheets!

Computer Forensics and Digital Investigation with EnCase Forensic

Author: Suzanne Widup

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071807926

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 4964

Conduct repeatable, defensible investigations with EnCase Forensic v7 Maximize the powerful tools and features of the industry-leading digital investigation software. Computer Forensics and Digital Investigation with EnCase Forensic v7 reveals, step by step, how to detect illicit activity, capture and verify evidence, recover deleted and encrypted artifacts, prepare court-ready documents, and ensure legal and regulatory compliance. The book illustrates each concept using downloadable evidence from the National Institute of Standards and Technology CFReDS. Customizable sample procedures are included throughout this practical guide. Install EnCase Forensic v7 and customize the user interface Prepare your investigation and set up a new case Collect and verify evidence from suspect computers and networks Use the EnCase Evidence Processor and Case Analyzer Uncover clues using keyword searches and filter results through GREP Work with bookmarks, timelines, hash sets, and libraries Handle case closure, final disposition, and evidence destruction Carry out field investigations using EnCase Portable Learn to program in EnCase EnScript

Management of Electronic and Digital Media

Author: Alan B. Albarran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305077563

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 4090

Packed with real-life examples and case studies, MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL MEDIA, 6e, provides the latest information on the management and leadership techniques and strategies used in the electronic and digital media industries. The text is popular for its contemporary approach and clear, current illustrations. Succinctly written, the Sixth Edition covers the most important aspects for future managers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the rapidly evolving media industries -- and includes an all-new chapter: Media Management: Manager/Leader/Entrepreneur. New coverage highlights trends in big data, mobile, social media, and the cloud. In addition, end-of-chapter case studies put readers in the role of a manager in a decision-making environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations

Author: Darren R. Hayes

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0789741156

Category: Computers

Page: 502

View: 5391

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations introduces the newest technologies along with detailed information on how the evidence contained on these devices should be analyzed. Packed with practical, hands-on activities, students will learn unique subjects from chapters including Mac Forensics, Mobile Forensics, Cyberbullying, and Child Endangerment. This well-developed book will prepare students for the rapidly-growing field of computer forensics for a career with law enforcement, accounting firms, banks and credit card companies, private investigation companies, or government agencies.

The Basics of Digital Forensics

The Primer for Getting Started in Digital Forensics

Author: John Sammons

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128018925

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 2267

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

CISSP Guide to Security Essentials

Author: Peter Gregory

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285060423

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 9004

CISSP GUIDE TO SECURITY ESSENTIALS, Second Edition, provides complete, focused coverage to prepare students and professionals alike for success on the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification exam. The text opens with an overview of the current state of information security, including relevant legislation and standards, before proceeding to explore all ten CISSP domains in great detail, from security architecture and design to access control and cryptography. Each chapter opens with a brief review of relevant theory and concepts, followed by a strong focus on real-world applications and learning tools designed for effective exam preparation, including key terms, chapter summaries, study questions, hands-on exercises, and case projects. Developed by the author of more than 30 books on information securitythe Second Edition of this trusted text has been updated to reflect important new developments in technology and industry practices, providing an accurate guide to the entire CISSP common body of knowledge. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hands-On Ethical Hacking and Network Defense

Author: Michael T. Simpson,Nicholas Antill

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480686

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 8661

Cyber-terrorism and corporate espionage are increasingly common and devastating threats, making trained network security professionals more important than ever. This timely text helps you gain the knowledge and skills to protect networks using the tools and techniques of an ethical hacker. The authors begin by exploring the concept of ethical hacking and its practitioners, explaining their importance in protecting corporate and government data from cyber attacks. The text then provides an in-depth guide to performing security testing against computer networks, covering current tools and penetration testing methodologies. Updated for today’s cyber security environment, the Third Edition of this trusted text features new computer security resources, coverage of emerging vulnerabilities and innovative methods to protect networks, a new discussion of mobile security, and information on current federal and state computer crime laws, including penalties for illegal computer hacking. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations, Loose-Leaf Version

Author: Bill Nelson,Amelia Phillips,Christopher Steuart

Publisher: Mindtap Course List

ISBN: 9781337685863

Category: Computers

Page: 688

View: 9513

Master the skills you need to conduct a successful digital investigation with Nelson/Phillips/Steuart's GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Sixth Edition--the most comprehensive forensics resource available. While other books offer just an overview of the field, this hands-on learning text provides clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, walking you through every step of the computer forensics investigation--from lab setup to testifying in court. It also explains how to use current forensics software and provides free demo downloads. It includes the most up-to-date coverage available of Linux and Macintosh, virtual machine software such as VMware and Virtual Box, Android, mobile devices, handheld devices, cloud forensics, email, social media and the Internet of Anything. With its practical applications, you can immediately put what you learn into practice.

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation

Author: Eoghan Casey

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080921471

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 7777

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

X-Ways Forensics Practitioner’s Guide

Author: Brett Shavers,Eric Zimmerman

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124116221

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 8614

The X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide is more than a manual-it's a complete reference guide to the full use of one of the most powerful forensic applications available, software that is used by a wide array of law enforcement agencies and private forensic examiners on a daily basis. In the X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide, the authors provide you with complete coverage of this powerful tool, walking you through configuration and X-Ways fundamentals, and then moving through case flow, creating and importing hash databases, digging into OS artifacts, and conducting searches. With X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide, you will be able to use X-Ways Forensics to its fullest potential without any additional training. The book takes you from installation to the most advanced features of the software. Once you are familiar with the basic components of X-Ways, the authors demonstrate never-before-documented features using real life examples and information on how to present investigation results. The book culminates with chapters on reporting, triage and preview methods, as well as electronic discovery and cool X-Ways apps. Provides detailed explanations of the complete forensic investigation processe using X-Ways Forensics. Goes beyond the basics: hands-on case demonstrations of never-before-documented features of X-Ways. Provides the best resource of hands-on information to use X-Ways Forensics.

Computer Forensics

Computer Crime Scene Investigation

Author: John R. Vacca

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9780763779979

Category: Computers

Page: 1000

View: 8222

Despite efforts to safeguard sensitive data and networks, organizations face an ever-growing threat of cyber crime and security violations. These attacks can occur internally as well as from an external source, and include fraud, copyright infringement, and stolen data. This computer forensics and incident response book provides an organization's internal computer security specialists with a legal method for handling computer misuse as well as a means for securing sensitive data and identifying compromised systems, ultimately saving the organization the high cost of hiring an outside team of computer forensic investigators. This updated Third Edition includes a comprehensive introduction to computer forensics investigative techniques and provides the knowledge and skills required to conduct a computer forensics investigation from initial discovery to completion. This book also provides the details for an organization's Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT); to collect, manage, and record digital evidence; and to leverage powerful software tools and techniques to uncover hidden or deleted information. Key topics include: Responding to incidents and investigating computer crime, conducting and managing an investigation, performing disk-based analysis, investigating information-hiding techniques, examining e-mail, tracing internet access, searching memory in real-time, and the forensics challenge competition.