Computer Forensics InfoSec Pro Guide

Author: David Cowen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071742467
Release Date: 2013-04-19
Genre: Computers

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

Author: David Cowen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071742450
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Computers

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

Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation

Author: Eoghan Casey
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080921477
Release Date: 2009-10-07
Genre: Computers

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

Cyber Forensics

Author: Albert J. Marcella, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118282687
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

An explanation of the basic principles of data This book explains the basic principles of data as building blocks of electronic evidential matter, which are used in a cyber forensics investigations. The entire text is written with no reference to a particular operation system or environment, thus it is applicable to all work environments, cyber investigation scenarios, and technologies. The text is written in a step-by-step manner, beginning with the elementary building blocks of data progressing upwards to the representation and storage of information. It inlcudes practical examples and illustrations throughout to guide the reader.

Security Planning

Author: Susan Lincke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319160276
Release Date: 2015-06-11
Genre: Computers

This book guides readers through building an IT security plan. Offering a template, it helps readers to prioritize risks, conform to regulation, plan their defense and secure proprietary/confidential information. The process is documented in the supplemental online security workbook. Security Planning is designed for the busy IT practitioner, who does not have time to become a security expert, but needs a security plan now. It also serves to educate the reader of a broader set of concepts related to the security environment through the Introductory Concepts and Advanced sections. The book serves entry level cyber-security courses through those in advanced security planning. Exercises range from easier questions to the challenging case study. This is the first text with an optional semester-long case study: Students plan security for a doctor’s office, which must adhere to HIPAA regulation. For software engineering-oriented students, a chapter on secure software development introduces security extensions to UML and use cases (with case study). The text also adopts the NSA’s Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) revamped 2014 plan, addressing five mandatory and 15 Optional Knowledge Units, as well as many ACM Information Assurance and Security core and elective requirements for Computer Science.

Violent Python

Author: TJ O'Connor
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9781597499644
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Genre: Computers

Violent Python shows you how to move from a theoretical understanding of offensive computing concepts to a practical implementation. Instead of relying on another attacker’s tools, this book will teach you to forge your own weapons using the Python programming language. This book demonstrates how to write Python scripts to automate large-scale network attacks, extract metadata, and investigate forensic artifacts. It also shows how to write code to intercept and analyze network traffic using Python, craft and spoof wireless frames to attack wireless and Bluetooth devices, and how to data-mine popular social media websites and evade modern anti-virus. Demonstrates how to write Python scripts to automate large-scale network attacks, extract metadata, and investigate forensic artifacts Write code to intercept and analyze network traffic using Python. Craft and spoof wireless frames to attack wireless and Bluetooth devices Data-mine popular social media websites and evade modern anti-virus

Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics Third Edition

Author: David Cowen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0071817743
Release Date: 2016-06-22
Genre: Computers

The most comprehensive and current computer forensics handbook explains today’s leading tools and investigation techniques. Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics, Third Edition reveals how to identify and investigate computer crimes of all types, and explains how to construct a high-tech forensics lab, collect prosecutable evidence, discover email and system file clues, track wireless activity, and recover obscured documents. You’ll learn how to recreate the path of the attacker, access a variety of devices, gather evidence, communicate with attorneys about their investigations, and prepare reports. In addition to a top-down update of the content, the book features several all-new chapters on the topics of cloud forensics, malware analysis, and laws and regulations in the European Union. The Hacking Exposed brand is synonymous with practical get-the-job-done tips for security practitioners. Threats to information security are more virulent today than ever before—this new edition is an essential read for information security professionals who must successfully troubleshoot the newest, toughest digital forensics cases ever seen. Features three completely new chapters on cloud forensics, malware analysis, and laws and regulations in the European Union with information on data restrictions concerning international investigations Explains how to restore deleted documents, partitions, user activities, and file systems Details techniques for unlocking clues stored in mobile devices Covers how to analyze evidence gathered from Windows, Linux, and Mac systems

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

Author: Bill Nelson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305176089
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Genre: Computers

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.

Incident Response

Author: E. Eugene Schultz
Publisher: Sams
ISBN: 1578702569
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

This guide teaches security analysts to minimize information loss and system disruption using effective system monitoring and detection measures. The information here spans all phases of incident response, from pre-incident conditions and considerations to post-incident analysis. This book will deliver immediate solutions to a growing audience eager to secure its networks.

Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime

Author: Marjie Britz
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132677717
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

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.

Digital Archaeology

Author: Michael W. Graves
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321803900
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

The Definitive, Up-to-Date Guide to Digital Forensics The rapid proliferation of cyber crime is increasing the demand for digital forensics experts in both law enforcement and in the private sector. In Digital Archaeology, expert practitioner Michael Graves has written the most thorough, realistic, and up-to-date guide to the principles and techniques of modern digital forensics. Graves begins by providing a solid understanding of the legal underpinnings of and critical laws affecting computer forensics, including key principles of evidence and case law. Next, he explains how to systematically and thoroughly investigate computer systems to unearth crimes or other misbehavior, and back it up with evidence that will stand up in court. Drawing on the analogy of archaeological research, Graves explains each key tool and method investigators use to reliably uncover hidden information in digital systems. His detailed demonstrations often include the actual syntax of command-line utilities. Along the way, he presents exclusive coverage of facilities management, a full chapter on the crucial topic of first response to a digital crime scene, and up-to-the-minute coverage of investigating evidence in the cloud. Graves concludes by presenting coverage of important professional and business issues associated with building a career in digital forensics, including current licensing and certification requirements. Topics Covered Include Acquiring and analyzing data in ways consistent with forensic procedure Recovering and examining e-mail, Web, and networking activity Investigating users' behavior on mobile devices Overcoming anti-forensics measures that seek to prevent data capture and analysis Performing comprehensive electronic discovery in connection with lawsuits Effectively managing cases and documenting the evidence you find Planning and building your career in digital forensics Digital Archaeology is a key resource for anyone preparing for a career as a professional investigator; for IT professionals who are sometimes called upon to assist in investigations; and for those seeking an explanation of the processes involved in preparing an effective defense, including how to avoid the legally indefensible destruction of digital evidence.

The Art of Memory Forensics

Author: Michael Hale Ligh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118824993
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Computers

Memory forensics provides cutting edge technology to help investigate digital attacks Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory (RAM) to solve digital crimes. As a follow-up to the best seller Malware Analyst's Cookbook, experts in the fields of malware, security, and digital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memory forensics—now the most sought after skill in the digital forensics and incident response fields. Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward the advanced, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory is based on a five day training course that the authors have presented to hundreds of students. It is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniques properly. Discover memory forensics techniques: How volatile memory analysis improves digital investigations Proper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware and advanced threats How to use free, open source tools for conducting thorough memory forensics Ways to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensically sound manner The next era of malware and security breaches are more sophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computer is often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident response process. The Art of Memory Forensics explains the latest technological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge this gap. It covers the most popular and recently released versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-bit editions.

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime

Author: Eoghan Casey
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123742681
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

"Digital Evidence and Computer Crime" provides the knowledge necessary to uncover and use digital evidence effectively in any kind of investigation. This completely updated edition provides the introductory materials that new students require, and also expands on the material presented in previous editions to help students develop these skills.

Learning iOS Forensics

Author: Mattia Epifani
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785887680
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Computers

A practical guide to analyzing iOS devices with the latest forensics tools and techniques About This Book This book is a comprehensive update to Learning iOS Forensics This practical book will not only cover the critical aspects of digital forensics, but also mobile forensics Whether you're a forensic analyst or an iOS developer, there's something in this book for you The authors, Mattia Epifani and Pasquale Stirparo, are respected members of the community, they go into extensive detail to cover critical topics Who This Book Is For The book is for digital forensics analysts, incident response analysts, IT security experts, and malware analysts. It would be beneficial if you have basic knowledge of forensics What You Will Learn Identify an iOS device between various models (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and verify the iOS version installed Crack or bypass the protection passcode chosen by the user Acquire, at the most detailed level, the content of an iOS Device (physical, advanced logical, or logical) Recover information from a local backup and eventually crack the backup password Download back-up information stored on iCloud Analyze system, user, and third-party information from a device, a backup, or iCloud Examine malicious apps to identify data and credential thefts In Detail Mobile forensics is used within many different domains, but is chiefly employed in the field of information security. By understanding common attack vectors and vulnerability points, security professionals can develop measures and examine system architectures to harden security on iOS devices. This book is a complete manual on the identification, acquisition, and analysis of iOS devices, updated to iOS 8 and 9. You will learn by doing, with various case studies. The book covers different devices, operating system, and apps. There is a completely renewed section on third-party apps with a detailed analysis of the most interesting artifacts. By investigating compromised devices, you can work out the identity of the attacker, as well as what was taken, when, why, where, and how the attack was conducted. Also you will learn in detail about data security and application security that can assist forensics investigators and application developers. It will take hands-on approach to solve complex problems of digital forensics as well as mobile forensics. Style and approach This book provides a step-by-step approach that will guide you through one topic at a time. This intuitive guide focuses on one key topic at a time. Building upon the acquired knowledge in each chapter, we will connect the fundamental theory and practical tips by illustrative visualizations and hands-on code examples.

Malware Rootkits Botnets A Beginner s Guide

Author: Christopher C. Elisan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071792059
Release Date: 2012-09-05
Genre: Computers

Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional Learn how to improve the security posture of your organization and defend against some of the most pervasive network attacks. Malware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's Guide explains the nature, sophistication, and danger of these risks and offers best practices for thwarting them. After reviewing the current threat landscape, the book describes the entire threat lifecycle, explaining how cybercriminals create, deploy, and manage the malware, rootkits, and botnets under their control. You'll learn proven techniques for identifying and mitigating these malicious attacks. Templates, checklists, and examples give you the hands-on help you need to get started protecting your network right away. Malware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's 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