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The Basics of Digital Forensics

Gain the foundation knowledge necessary to conduct digital investigations.

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The Basics of Digital Forensics

A beginner’s guide to the basics of digital forensics

The Basics of Digital Forensics provides a foundation for people new to the digital forensics field. It 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.

This beginner's guide will show you how to assemble a digital forensics toolkit and work out an investigative plan. The Basics of Digital Forensics will give you knowledge of what to look for during an investigation, including all the common artefacts. With this book you really will grasp what digital forensics entails.

Ideal beginner’s guide

Written in a clear and easily-comprehensible manner, each chapter of The Basics of Digital Forensics covers a specific type of technology, beginning with a basic explanation of that technology involved in order to help you understand the forensic material that follows.

The book also contains stories from the field, case studies, and Q&A with a cryptanalyst as well as a specialist in mobile phone forensics.

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

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John Sammons is an Assistant Professor at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where he teaches digital forensics, electronic discovery, information security and technology in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. He is also the founder and Director of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence, a non-profit organization that provides research and training for digital evidence professionals including attorneys, judges, law enforcement and information security practitioners in the private sector. He is a former Huntington Police officer and currently serves as an investigator for the Cabell County (WV) Prosecutor's Office. He is a member of the FBI's West Virginia Cybercrime Task Force.

Authors: Sammons, John
Publishers: Syngress Press
Format: Softcover
ISBN13: 9781597496612
ISBN10: 1597496618
Pages: 208
Published: 02 Apr 2012
Availability: In Stock
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