CD and DVD Forensics
- Paul Crowley, Paul Crowley is the founder and lead developer at InfinaDyne.
CD and DVD Forensics will take the reader through all facets of handling, examining, and processing CD and DVD evidence for computer forensics. At a time where data forensics is becoming a major part of law enforcement and prosecution in the public sector, and corporate and system security in the private sector, the interest in this subject has just begun to blossom.CD and DVD Forensics is a how to book that will give the reader tools to be able to open CDs and DVDs in an effort to identify evidence of a crime. These tools can be applied in both the public and private sectors. Armed with this information, law enforcement, corporate security, and private investigators will be able to be more effective in their evidence related tasks. To accomplish this the book is divided into four basic parts: (a) CD and DVD physics dealing with the history, construction and technology of CD and DVD media, (b) file systems present on CDs and DVDs and how these are different from that which is found on hard disks, floppy disks and other media, (c) considerations for handling CD and DVD evidence to both recover the maximum amount of information present on a disc and to do so without destroying or altering the disc in any way, and (d) using the InfinaDyne product CD/DVD Inspector to examine discs in detail and collect evidence.
Readers who would be interested in CD and DVD Forensics cover a wide range of experience levels. Some will be experienced computer forensics examiners who are looking to add tools to their arsenals. Others may include individuals who can vary from law enforcement to other government workers, and then in to the private sector to include those involved in corporate security and private investigators. These readers will be involved in such projects as criminal prosecution for a wide variety of crimes spanning such topics as child pornography, embezzlement, and anything else where the records could be kept on a CD or DVD.