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Digital Forensics Processing and Procedures

Meeting the Requirements of ISO 17020, ISO 17025, ISO 27001 and Best Practice Requirements

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.


Forensic laboratories (police, government or civilian), Expert witnesses for digital forensic cases, Legal professionals, Forensics regulators, Investigators involved with seize of digital evidence (police forces, IT departments, HR departments)

Paperback, 880 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-742-8


  • "What the book does do is provide a comprehensive and all-inclusive set of details that covers the entire lifecycle of a digital forensics investigation, ensuing evidence gathered, and chain of custody that results…Authors David Lilburn Watson and Andrew Jones bring decades of detailed real-world experience to the book, which readers are certain to find to be a unique reference.", December 16, 2013


  • Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Forensic Laboratory Accommodation

    Chapter 3. Setting up a Laboratory

    Chapter 4. IT Infrastructure

    Chapter 5. Incident Response

    Chapter 6. Working in the Laboratory

    Chapter 7. Evidence Presentation

    Chapter 8. Secure Working Practices

    Chapter 9. Ensuring Continuity of Operations

    Chapter 10. Outsourcing

    Chapter 11. Effective Records Management

    Chapter 12. Performance Assessment

    Chapter 13. Health and Safety

    Chapter 14. Human Resources

    Chapter 15. Certification for the Laboratory

    Chapter 16. Emerging Issues


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