Alternate Data Storage Forensics


  • Amber Schroader, CEO, Paraben Corporation, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Tyler Cohen, (CISSP) Computer Science Corporation & Researcher for the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center, Washington, D.C., USA

Learn to pull “digital fingerprints” from alternate data storage (ADS) devices including: iPod, Xbox, digital cameras and more from the cyber sleuths who train the Secret Service, FBI, and Department of Defense in bleeding edge digital forensics techniques. This book sets a new forensic methodology standard for investigators to use.This book begins by describing how alternate data storage devices are used to both move and hide data. From here a series of case studies using bleeding edge forensic analysis tools demonstrate to readers how to perform forensic investigations on a variety of ADS devices including: Apple iPods, Digital Video Recorders, Cameras, Gaming Consoles (Xbox, PS2, and PSP), Bluetooth devices, and more using state of the art tools. Finally, the book takes a look into the future at “not yet every day” devices which will soon be common repositories for hiding and moving data for both legitimate and illegitimate purposes.
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Private, corporate or government investigator, security engineer


Book information

  • Published: September 2007
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-163-1

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Alternate Media Chapter 2. Evidentiary ValueChapter 3. Seizure and HandlingChapter 4. Forensic AcquisitionChapter 5. Data AnalysisChapter 6. Future of ADS