Computer Forensics InfoSec Pro Guide

Computer Forensics InfoSec Pro Guide Author David Cowen
ISBN-10 9780071742467
Year 2013-04-19
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional Find out how to excel in the field of computer forensics investigations. Learn what it takes to transition from an IT professional to a computer forensic examiner in the private sector. Written by a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Computer Forensics: InfoSec Pro Guide is filled with real-world case studies that demonstrate the concepts covered in the book. You’ll learn how to set up a forensics lab, select hardware and software, choose forensic imaging procedures, test your tools, capture evidence from different sources, follow a sound investigative process, safely store evidence, and verify your findings. Best practices for documenting your results, preparing reports, and presenting evidence in court are also covered in this detailed resource. Computer Forensics: InfoSec Pro Guide features: Lingo—Common security terms defined so that you’re in the know on the job IMHO—Frank and relevant opinions based on the author’s years of industry experience Budget Note—Tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization’s budget In Actual Practice—Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts Your Plan—Customizable checklists you can use on the job now Into Action—Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work

Computer Forensics InfoSec Pro Guide

Computer Forensics InfoSec Pro Guide Author David Cowen
ISBN-10 9780071742450
Year 2013-03-19
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional Find out how to excel in the field of computer forensics investigations. Learn what it takes to transition from an IT professional to a computer forensic examiner in the private sector. Written by a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Computer Forensics: InfoSec Pro Guide is filled with real-world case studies that demonstrate the concepts covered in the book. You’ll learn how to set up a forensics lab, select hardware and software, choose forensic imaging procedures, test your tools, capture evidence from different sources, follow a sound investigative process, safely store evidence, and verify your findings. Best practices for documenting your results, preparing reports, and presenting evidence in court are also covered in this detailed resource. Computer Forensics: InfoSec Pro Guide features: Lingo—Common security terms defined so that you’re in the know on the job IMHO—Frank and relevant opinions based on the author’s years of industry experience Budget Note—Tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization’s budget In Actual Practice—Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts Your Plan—Customizable checklists you can use on the job now Into Action—Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work

The Basics of Digital Forensics

The Basics of Digital Forensics Author John Sammons
ISBN-10 9780128018927
Year 2014-12-09
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Syngress
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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 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

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation Author Eoghan Casey
ISBN-10 0080921477
Year 2009-10-07
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher Academic Press
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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

Computer Forensics JumpStart

Computer Forensics JumpStart Author Michael G. Solomon
ISBN-10 1118067657
Year 2011-02-16
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Essential reading for launching a career in computer forensics Internet crime is on the rise, catapulting the need for computer forensics specialists. This new edition presents you with a completely updated overview of the basic skills that are required as a computer forensics professional. The author team of technology security veterans introduces the latest software and tools that exist and they review the available certifications in this growing segment of IT that can help take your career to a new level. A variety of real-world practices take you behind the scenes to look at the root causes of security attacks and provides you with a unique perspective as you launch a career in this fast-growing field. Explores the profession of computer forensics, which is more in demand than ever due to the rise of Internet crime Details the ways to conduct a computer forensics investigation Highlights tips and techniques for finding hidden data, capturing images, documenting your case, and presenting evidence in court as an expert witness Walks you through identifying, collecting, and preserving computer evidence Explains how to understand encryption and examine encryption files Computer Forensics JumpStart is the resource you need to launch a career in computer forensics.

Computer Forensics and Digital Investigation with EnCase Forensic

Computer Forensics and Digital Investigation with EnCase Forensic Author Suzanne Widup
ISBN-10 9780071807920
Year 2014-05-30
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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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

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools Author Cory Altheide
ISBN-10 1597495875
Year 2011-03-29
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools is the definitive book on investigating and analyzing computer systems and media using open source tools. The book is a technical procedural guide, and explains the use of open source tools on Mac, Linux and Windows systems as a platform for performing computer forensics. Both well-known and novel forensic methods are demonstrated using command-line and graphical open source computer forensic tools for examining a wide range of target systems and artifacts. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners, this book uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field. It consists of 9 chapters that cover a range of topics such as the open source examination platform; disk and file system analysis; Windows systems and artifacts; Linux systems and artifacts; Mac OS X systems and artifacts; Internet artifacts; and automating analysis and extending capabilities. The book lends itself to use by students and those entering the field who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. This book will appeal to forensic practitioners from areas including incident response teams and computer forensic investigators; forensic technicians from legal, audit, and consulting firms; and law enforcement agencies. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Details core concepts and techniques of forensic file system analysis Covers analysis of artifacts from the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems

File System Forensic Analysis

File System Forensic Analysis Author Brian Carrier
ISBN-10 9780134439549
Year 2005-03-17
Pages
Language en
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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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.

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations Author Darren R. Hayes
ISBN-10 9780132756150
Year 2014-12-17
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Pearson IT Certification
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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, mobile, hardware, 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. Writing 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. This guide’s practical activities and case studies give you hands-on mastery of modern digital forensics tools and techniques. Its many realistic examples reflect the author’s extensive and pioneering work as a forensics examiner in both criminal and civil investigations. 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 communications, video, 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 social media images

X Ways Forensics Practitioner s Guide

X Ways Forensics Practitioner   s Guide Author Brett Shavers
ISBN-10 9780124116221
Year 2013-08-10
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Newnes
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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.

Windows Registry Forensics

Windows Registry Forensics Author Harlan Carvey
ISBN-10 9780128033357
Year 2016-03-03
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Syngress
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Windows Registry Forensics: Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry, Second Edition, provides the most in-depth guide to forensic investigations involving Windows Registry. This book is one-of-a-kind, giving the background of the Registry to help users develop an understanding of the structure of registry hive files, as well as information stored within keys and values that can have a significant impact on forensic investigations. Tools and techniques for post mortem analysis are discussed at length to take users beyond the current use of viewers and into real analysis of data contained in the Registry. This second edition continues a ground-up approach to understanding so that the treasure trove of the Registry can be mined on a regular and continuing basis. Named a Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec Reviews Packed with real-world examples using freely available open source tools Provides a deep explanation and understanding of the Windows Registry—perhaps the least understood and employed source of information within Windows systems Includes a companion website that contains the code and author-created tools discussed in the book Features updated, current tools and techniques Contains completely updated content throughout, with all new coverage of the latest versions of Windows

Preserving Electronic Evidence for Trial

Preserving Electronic Evidence for Trial Author Ann D. Zeigler
ISBN-10 9780128093665
Year 2016-02-18
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher Syngress
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The ability to preserve electronic evidence is critical to presenting a solid case for civil litigation, as well as in criminal and regulatory investigations. Preserving Electronic Evidence for Trial provides everyone connected with digital forensics investigation and litigation with a clear and practical hands-on guide to the best practices in preserving electronic evidence. Corporate management personnel (legal & IT) and outside counsel need reliable processes for the litigation hold – identifying, locating, and preserving electronic evidence. Preserving Electronic Evidence for Trial provides the road map, showing you how to organize the digital evidence team before the crisis, not in the middle of litigation. This practice handbook by an internationally known digital forensics expert and an experienced litigator focuses on what corporate and litigation counsel as well as IT managers and forensic consultants need to know to communicate effectively about electronic evidence. You will find tips on how all your team members can get up to speed on each other’s areas of specialization before a crisis arises. The result is a plan to effectively identify and pre-train the critical electronic-evidence team members. You will be ready to lead the team to success when a triggering event indicates that litigation is likely, by knowing what to ask in coordinating effectively with litigation counsel and forensic consultants throughout the litigation progress. Your team can also be ready for action in various business strategies, such as merger evaluation and non-litigation conflict resolution. Destroy your electronic evidence, destroy your own case—learn how to avoid falling off this cliff Learn how to organize the digital evidence team before the crisis, not in the middle of litigation Learn effective communication among forensics consultants, litigators and corporate counsel and management for pre-litigation process planning Learn the critical forensics steps your corporate client must take in preserving electronic evidence when they suspect litigation is coming, and why cheerful neglect is not an option

Android Forensics

Android Forensics Author Andrew Hoog
ISBN-10 9781597496513
Year 2011
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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The open source nature of the platform has not only established a new direction for the industry, but enables a developer or forensic analyst to understand the device at the most fundamental level. Android Forensics covers an open source mobile device platform based on the Linux 2.6 kernel and managed by the Open Handset Alliance. The Android platform is a major source of digital forensic investigation and analysis. This book provides a thorough review of the Android platform including supported hardware devices, the structure of the Android development project and implementation of core services (wireless communication, data storage and other low-level functions). Finally, it will focus on teaching readers how to apply actual forensic techniques to recover data. Ability to forensically acquire Android devices using the techniques outlined in the book Detailed information about Android applications needed for forensics investigations Important information about SQLite, a file based structured data storage relevant for both Android and many other platforms.

Reversing

Reversing Author Eldad Eilam
ISBN-10 9781118079768
Year 2011-12-12
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Beginning with a basic primer on reverse engineering-including computer internals, operating systems, and assembly language-and then discussing the various applications of reverse engineering, this book provides readers with practical, in-depth techniques for software reverse engineering. The book is broken into two parts, the first deals with security-related reverse engineering and the second explores the more practical aspects of reverse engineering. In addition, the author explains how to reverse engineer a third-party software library to improve interfacing and how to reverse engineer a competitor's software to build a better product. * The first popular book to show how software reverse engineering can help defend against security threats, speed up development, and unlock the secrets of competitive products * Helps developers plug security holes by demonstrating how hackers exploit reverse engineering techniques to crack copy-protection schemes and identify software targets for viruses and other malware * Offers a primer on advanced reverse-engineering, delving into "disassembly"-code-level reverse engineering-and explaining how to decipher assembly language

Crafting the InfoSec Playbook

Crafting the InfoSec Playbook Author Jeff Bollinger
ISBN-10 9781491913611
Year 2015-05-07
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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Any good attacker will tell you that expensive security monitoring and prevention tools aren’t enough to keep you secure. This practical book demonstrates a data-centric approach to distilling complex security monitoring, incident response, and threat analysis ideas into their most basic elements. You’ll learn how to develop your own threat intelligence and incident detection strategy, rather than depend on security tools alone. Written by members of Cisco’s Computer Security Incident Response Team, this book shows IT and information security professionals how to create an InfoSec playbook by developing strategy, technique, and architecture. Learn incident response fundamentals—and the importance of getting back to basics Understand threats you face and what you should be protecting Collect, mine, organize, and analyze as many relevant data sources as possible Build your own playbook of repeatable methods for security monitoring and response Learn how to put your plan into action and keep it running smoothly Select the right monitoring and detection tools for your environment Develop queries to help you sort through data and create valuable reports Know what actions to take during the incident response phase