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The Basics of Digital Forensics

The Primer for Getting Started in Digital Forensics

The Basics of Digital Forensics provides a foundation for people new to the digital forensics field. This book teaches you how to conduct examinations by discussing what digital forensics is, the methodologies used, key technical concepts and the tools needed to perform examinations. Details on digital forensics for computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the cloud, and Internet are discussed. Also learn how to collect evidence, document the scene, and how deleted data is recovered.


Entry-level digital forensics professionals, also complimentary fields such as: law enforcement, legal, general information security.

Paperback, 208 Pages

Published: February 2012

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-661-2


  • "This book is an excellent introduction and overview of the field of Configuration Systems. It covers the most important developments in the field.", August 2014

     "The book is quite easy to read - the author uses colloquial language and the text flows more like long magazine articles rather than a text book. A nice addition is computer forensic case studies that are peppered throughout the book."--The Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law,Vol. 9, No. 1, 2014


  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Key Technical Concepts
    Chapter 3. Labs and Tools
    Chapter 4. Collecting Evidence
    Chapter 5. Windows System Artifacts
    Chapter 6. Anti-Forensics
    Chapter 7. Legal
    Chapter 8. Internet and Email
    Chapter 9. Network Forensics
    Chapter 10. Mobile Device Forensics
    Chapter 11. Looking Ahead: Challenges and Concerns


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