A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations

Book Description

All you need to know to succeed in digital forensics: technical and investigative skills, in one book

Complete, practical, and up-to-date

Thoroughly covers digital forensics for Windows, Mac, , , and networks

Addresses online and lab investigations, documentation, admissibility, and more

By Dr. Darren Hayes, founder of Pace University’s Code Detectives forensics lab–one of America’s “Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors”

Perfect for anyone pursuing a digital forensics career or working with examiners

Criminals go where the money is. Today, trillions of dollars of assets are digital, and digital crime is growing fast. In response, demand for digital forensics experts is soaring. To succeed in this exciting field, you need strong technical and investigative skills. In this guide, one of the world’s leading computer orensics experts teaches you all the skills you’ll need.

for students and professionals at all levels, Dr. Darren Hayes presents complete best practices for capturing and analyzing evidence, protecting the chain of custody, documenting investigations, and scrupulously adhering to the law, so your evidence can always be used.

Hayes introduces today’s latest technologies and technical challenges, offering detailed coverage of crucial topics such as mobile forensics, Mac forensics, cyberbullying, and child endangerment.

  • Understand what computer forensics examiners do, and the types of digital evidence they work with
  • Explore Windows and Mac computers, understand how their features affect evidence gathering, and use free tools to investigate their contents
  • Extract data from diverse storage devices
  • Establish a certified forensics lab and implement good practices for managing and processing evidence
  • Gather data and perform investigations online
  • Capture Internet , , images, and other content
  • Write comprehensive reports that withstand defense objections and enable successful prosecution
  • Follow strict search and surveillance rules to make your evidence admissible
  • Investigate network breaches, including dangerous Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)
  • Retrieve immense amounts of evidence from smartphones, even without seizing them
  • Successfully investigate financial fraud performed with digital devices
  • Use digital photographic evidence, including metadata and images

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Scope Of Computer Forensics
Chapter 2 Windows Operating And File Systems
Chapter 3 Handling Computer Hardware
Chapter 4 Acquiring Evidence In A Computer Forensics Lab
Chapter 5 Online Investigations
Chapter 6 Documenting The Investigation
Chapter 7 Admissibility Of Digital Evidence
Chapter 8 Network Forensics
Chapter 9 Mobile Forensics
Chapter 10 Photograph Forensics
Chapter 11 Mac Forensics
Chapter 12 Case Studies

Book Details

  • Title: A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations
  • Author:
  • Length: 600 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-12-27
  • ISBN-10: 0789741156
  • ISBN-13: 9780789741158
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