Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory

1st Edition

Establishing and Managing a Successful Facility

Authors:

  • Andrew Jones
  • Craig Valli
  • Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory

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    Description

    The need to professionally and successfully conduct computer forensic investigations of incidents and crimes has never been greater. This has caused an increased requirement for information about the creation and management of computer forensic laboratories and the investigations themselves. This includes a great need for information on how to cost-effectively establish and manage a computer forensics laboratory. This book meets that need: a clearly written, non-technical book on the topic of computer forensics with emphasis on the establishment and management of a computer forensics laboratory and its subsequent support to successfully conducting computer-related crime investigations.

    Key Features

    * Provides guidance on creating and managing a computer forensics lab * Covers the regulatory and legislative environment in the US and Europe * Meets the needs of IT professionals and law enforcement as well as consultants

    Readership

    Corporate security directors, law enforcement high-technology crime investigators, other security professionals and private investigators. The secondary audiences will be IT professionals and academics.

    Table of Contents

    SECTION I: Computer Related Crime Investigations and Computer Forensics Management Support. This section provides a background to computer crime and addresses the Computer Forensics management issues related to Computer Forensic Incidents and Crime Investigations. It looks at how investigations are carried out, what needs to be considered in the planning of an investigation and the conduct of the investigation including the collection and storage of evidence. The section finishes with a number of case studies to highlight how things can go well if they are done properly and how they can go wrong if they are not. Chapter 1. A Short History of Computer-Related Crimes and the Developing Need for Computer Forensics. This chapter will provide an overview of computer-related crimes from the less sophisticated and localized dial-up computer crimes to today's sophisticated, global, network attacks; as well as the history of the development of the computer forensics profession and increasingly formal computer forensics laboratories. Chapter 2. An Introduction to Computer Forensics. This chapter provides an overview of the important concepts associated with "computer forensics." It describes the potential sources of evidence available in the typical microcomputer, how to conduct a search for evidence, and a method of conducting a search in a systematic and effective manner. Chapter 3. Types of Forensic Investigation. This chapter will include the reasons for carrying out the investigation and the type of investigation that is being undertaken, for example single computer, network or mobile devices. Chapter 4. Responding to Crimes requiring Computer Forensic Investigation. This chapter will talk about what actions are required, the management considerations and just as importantly, what should not be done when responding to a high tech c

    Details

    No. of pages:
    312
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Syngress
    Print ISBN:
    9781856175104
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080949536

    Reviews

    "This book is designed to get at the heart of the matter." -- Dave Kleiman, computer forensics expert and security software developer