Author: David Cowen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-04-19
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
Author: Jason Sachowski
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2018-05-16
Digital forensics has been a discipline of Information Security for decades now. Its principles, methodologies, and techniques have remained consistent despite the evolution of technology, and, ultimately, it and can be applied to any form of digital data. However, within a corporate environment, digital forensic professionals are particularly challenged. They must maintain the legal admissibility and forensic viability of digital evidence in support of a broad range of different business functions that include incident response, electronic discovery (ediscovery), and ensuring the controls and accountability of such information across networks. Digital Forensics and Investigations: People, Process, and Technologies to Defend the Enterprise provides the methodologies and strategies necessary for these key business functions to seamlessly integrate digital forensic capabilities to guarantee the admissibility and integrity of digital evidence. In many books, the focus on digital evidence is primarily in the technical, software, and investigative elements, of which there are numerous publications. What tends to get overlooked are the people and process elements within the organization. Taking a step back, the book outlines the importance of integrating and accounting for the people, process, and technology components of digital forensics. In essence, to establish a holistic paradigm—and best-practice procedure and policy approach—to defending the enterprise. This book serves as a roadmap for professionals to successfully integrate an organization’s people, process, and technology with other key business functions in an enterprise’s digital forensic capabilities.
Implementing Digital Forensic Readiness: From Reactive to Proactive Process shows information security and digital forensic professionals how to increase operational efficiencies by implementing a pro-active approach to digital forensics throughout their organization. It demonstrates how digital forensics aligns strategically within an organization’s business operations and information security’s program. This book illustrates how the proper collection, preservation, and presentation of digital evidence is essential for reducing potential business impact as a result of digital crimes, disputes, and incidents. It also explains how every stage in the digital evidence lifecycle impacts the integrity of data, and how to properly manage digital evidence throughout the entire investigation. Using a digital forensic readiness approach and preparedness as a business goal, the administrative, technical, and physical elements included throughout this book will enhance the relevance and credibility of digital evidence. Learn how to document the available systems and logs as potential digital evidence sources, how gap analysis can be used where digital evidence is not sufficient, and the importance of monitoring data sources in a timely manner. This book offers standard operating procedures to document how an evidence-based presentation should be made, featuring legal resources for reviewing digital evidence. Explores the training needed to ensure competent performance of the handling, collecting, and preservation of digital evidence Discusses the importance of how long term data storage must take into consideration confidentiality, integrity, and availability of digital evidence Emphasizes how incidents identified through proactive monitoring can be reviewed in terms of business risk Includes learning aids such as chapter introductions, objectives, summaries, and definitions
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2018-10-05
Cyber-attacks are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent issues globally, and as they continue to escalate, it is imperative to explore new approaches and technologies that help ensure the security of the online community. Beyond cyber-attacks, personal information is now routinely and exclusively housed in cloud-based systems. The rising use of information technologies requires stronger information security and system procedures to reduce the risk of information breaches. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in System Security, Information Privacy, and Forensics presents emerging research and methods on preventing information breaches and further securing system networks. While highlighting the rising concerns in information privacy and system security, this book explores the cutting-edge methods combatting digital risks and cyber threats. This book is an important resource for information technology professionals, cybercrime researchers, network analysts, government agencies, business professionals, academicians, and practitioners seeking the most up-to-date information and methodologies on cybercrime, digital terrorism, network security, and information technology ethics.
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.
Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2017-06-20
In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.
Author: Charles L. Brooks
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-09-26
An all-new exam guide for version 8 of the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) exam from EC-Council Get complete coverage of all the material included on version 8 of the EC-Council's Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator exam from this comprehensive resource. Written by an expert information security professional and educator, this authoritative guide addresses the tools and techniques required to successfully conduct a computer forensic investigation. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass this challenging exam, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. CHFI Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification All-in-One Exam Guide covers all exam topics, including: Computer forensics investigation process Setting up a computer forensics lab First responder procedures Search and seizure laws Collecting and transporting digital evidence Understanding hard disks and file systems Recovering deleted files and partitions Windows forensics Forensics investigations using the AccessData Forensic Toolkit (FTK) and Guidance Software's EnCase Forensic Network, wireless, and mobile forensics Investigating web attacks Preparing investigative reports Becoming an expert witness Electronic content includes: 300 practice exam questions Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter or by exam domain
Author: Bill Nelson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2009-09-28
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.
Author: Nathan Clarke
Publisher: It Governance Pub
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics
How would your organization cope with a cyber attack? Pinpoint and close vulnerabilities using effective computer forensics! The primary purpose of computer forensics is to enable organizations to pinpoint where the malware has infected their computer systems and which files have been infected, so that they can close the vulnerability. More and more organizations have realised that they need to acquire a forensic capability to ensure they are ready to cope with an information security incident. This pocket guide illustrates the technical complexities involved in computer forensics, and shows managers what makes the discipline relevant to their organization. For technical staff, the book offers an invaluable insight into the key processes and procedures that are required. Benefits to business include: Defend your company effectively against attacks - By developing a computer forensic capability, your organisation will
TechnoSecurity's Guide to E-Discovery and Digital Forensics provides IT security professionals with the information (hardware, software, and procedural requirements) needed to create, manage and sustain a digital forensics lab and investigative team that can accurately and effectively analyze forensic data and recover digital evidence, while preserving the integrity of the electronic evidence for discovery and trial. Internationally known experts in computer forensics share their years of experience at the forefront of digital forensics Bonus chapters on how to build your own Forensics Lab 50% discount to the upcoming Techno Forensics conference for everyone who purchases a book
A practical guide to deploying digital forensic techniques in response to cyber security incidents About This Book Learn incident response fundamentals and create an effective incident response framework Master forensics investigation utilizing digital investigative techniques Contains real-life scenarios that effectively use threat intelligence and modeling techniques Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at Information Security professionals, forensics practitioners, and students with knowledge and experience in the use of software applications and basic command-line experience. It will also help professionals who are new to the incident response/digital forensics role within their organization. What You Will Learn Create and deploy incident response capabilities within your organization Build a solid foundation for acquiring and handling suitable evidence for later analysis Analyze collected evidence and determine the root cause of a security incident Learn to integrate digital forensic techniques and procedures into the overall incident response process Integrate threat intelligence in digital evidence analysis Prepare written documentation for use internally or with external parties such as regulators or law enforcement agencies In Detail Digital Forensics and Incident Response will guide you through the entire spectrum of tasks associated with incident response, starting with preparatory activities associated with creating an incident response plan and creating a digital forensics capability within your own organization. You will then begin a detailed examination of digital forensic techniques including acquiring evidence, examining volatile memory, hard drive assessment, and network-based evidence. You will also explore the role that threat intelligence plays in the incident response process. Finally, a detailed section on preparing reports will help you prepare a written report for use either internally or in a courtroom. By the end of the book, you will have mastered forensic techniques and incident response and you will have a solid foundation on which to increase your ability to investigate such incidents in your organization. Style and approach The book covers practical scenarios and examples in an enterprise setting to give you an understanding of how digital forensics integrates with the overall response to cyber security incidents. You will also learn the proper use of tools and techniques to investigate common cyber security incidents such as malware infestation, memory analysis, disk analysis, and network analysis.
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
Sie können noch so viel in Hardware, Software und Abwehrmechanismen investieren, absolute Sicherheit für Ihre IT-Infrastruktur wird es nicht geben. Wenn Hacker sich wirklich anstrengen, werden sie auch in Ihr System gelangen. Sollte das geschehen, müssen Sie sowohl technisch als auch organisatorisch so aufgestellt sein, dass Sie die Gegenwart eines Hackers erkennen und darauf reagieren können. Sie müssen in der Lage sein, einen Zwischenfall zu deklarieren und die Angreifer aus Ihrem Netzwerk zu vertreiben, bevor sie erheblichen Schaden anrichten. Das ist Network Security Monitoring (NSM). Lernen Sie von dem leitenden Sicherheitsanalytiker Sanders die Feinheiten des Network Security Monitoring kennen. Konzepte verstehen und Network Security Monitoring mit Open-Source-Tools durchführen: Lernen Sie die drei NSM-Phasen kennen, um diese in der Praxis anzuwenden. Die praktische Umsetzung der NSM erfolgt mit vielen Open-Source-Werkzeugen wie z. B. Bro, Daemonlogger, Dumpcap, Justniffer, Honeyd, Httpry, Netsniff-NG, Sguil, SiLK, Snorby Snort, Squert, Suricata, TShark und Wireshark. Anhand von ausführlichen Beispielen lernen Sie, die Tools effizient in Ihrem Netzwerk einzusetzen.
Network forensics is an evolution of typical digital forensics, in which evidence is gathered from network traffic in near real time. This book will help security and forensics professionals as well as network administrators build a solid foundation of processes and controls to identify incidents and gather evidence from the network. Forensic scientists and investigators are some of the fastest growing jobs in the United States with over 70,000 individuals employed in 2008. Specifically in the area of cybercrime and digital forensics, the federal government is conducting a talent search for 10,000 qualified specialists. Almost every technology company has developed or is developing a cloud computing strategy. To cut costs, many companies are moving toward network-based applications like SalesForce.com, PeopleSoft, and HR Direct. Every day, we are moving companies’ proprietary data into a cloud, which can be hosted anywhere in the world. These companies need to understand how to identify where their data is going and what they are sending. Key network forensics skills and tools are discussed-for example, capturing network traffic, using Snort for network-based forensics, using NetWitness Investigator for network traffic analysis, and deciphering TCP/IP. The current and future states of network forensics analysis tools are addressed. The admissibility of network-based traffic is covered as well as the typical life cycle of a network forensics investigation.
This is the first digital forensics book that covers the complete lifecycle of digital evidence and the chain of custody. This comprehensive handbook includes international procedures, best practices, compliance, and a companion web site with downloadable forms. Written by world-renowned digital forensics experts, this book is a must for any digital forensics lab. It provides anyone who handles digital evidence with a guide to proper procedure throughout the chain of custody--from incident response through analysis in the lab. A step-by-step guide to designing, building and using a digital forensics lab A comprehensive guide for all roles in a digital forensics laboratory Based on international standards and certifications