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Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121631031, 9780080488905

Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation

1st Edition

Forensic Tools and Technology

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Editor: Eoghan Casey
Paperback ISBN: 9780121631031
eBook ISBN: 9780080488905
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd October 2001
Page Count: 448
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Following on the success of his introductory text, Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Eoghan Casey brings together a few top experts to create the first detailed guide for professionals who are already familiar with digital evidence. The Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation helps readers master the forensic analysis of computer systems with a three-part approach covering tools, technology, and case studies.

The Tools section provides the details on leading software programs, with each chapter written by that product's creator. The section ends with an objective comparison of the strengths and limitations of each tool.

The main Technology section provides the technical "how to" information for collecting and analyzing digital evidence in common situations, starting with computers, moving on to networks, and culminating with embedded systems. The Case Examples section gives readers a sense of the technical, legal, and practical challenges that arise in real computer investigations.

Key Features

  • The Tools section provides details of leading hardware and software
  • The main Technology section provides the technical "how to" information for collecting and analysing digital evidence in common situations
  • Case Examples give readers a sense of the technical, legal, and practical challenges that arise in real computer investigations


Law enforcement personnel and computer professionals who specialize in digital evidence collection and analysis. Also: forensic scientists, lawyers and network security professionals.

Table of Contents

About the Authors Acknowledgements

  1. Introduction
  2. The Other Side of Civil Discovery TOOLS
  3. The EnCase Process
  4. Incident Response Tools
  5. NFR Security
  6. Tool Testing and Analytical Methodology TECHNOLOGY
  7. Windows Analysis
  8. Unix Analysis
  9. Network Analysis
  10. Wireless Network Analysis
  11. Embedded Systems Analysis CASE EXAMPLES
  12. Homicide and Child Pornography
  13. Internet Gambling
  14. Computer Intrusions Author Index Subject Index


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About the Editor

Eoghan Casey

Eoghan Casey is an internationally recognized expert in data breach investigations and information security forensics. He is founding partner of, and co-manages the Risk Prevention and Response business unit at DFLabs. Over the past decade, he has consulted with many attorneys, agencies, and police departments in the United States, South America, and Europe on a wide range of digital investigations, including fraud, violent crimes, identity theft, and on-line criminal activity. Eoghan has helped organizations investigate and manage security breaches, including network intrusions with international scope. He has delivered expert testimony in civil and criminal cases, and has submitted expert reports and prepared trial exhibits for computer forensic and cyber-crime cases.

In addition to his casework and writing the foundational book Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Eoghan has worked as R&D Team Lead in the Defense Cyber Crime Institute (DCCI) at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) helping enhance their operational capabilities and develop new techniques and tools. He also teaches graduate students at Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute and created the Mobile Device Forensics course taught worldwide through the SANS Institute. He has delivered keynotes and taught workshops around the globe on various topics related to data breach investigation, digital forensics and cyber security.

Eoghan has performed thousands of forensic acquisitions and examinations, including Windows and UNIX systems, Enterprise servers, smart phones, cell phones, network logs, backup tapes, and database systems. He also has information security experience, as an Information Security Officer at Yale University and in subsequent consulting work. He has performed vulnerability assessments, deployed and maintained intrusion detection systems, firewalls and public key infrastructures, and developed policies, procedures, and educational programs for a variety of organizations. Eoghan has authored advanced technical books in his areas of expertise that are used by practitioners and universities around the world, and he is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's International Journal of Digital Investigation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Eoghan Casey, cmdLabs, Baltimore, MD, USA


"The audience for this book is obviously the legal and law enforcement communities, so any library serving them would find this an excellent introduction. Any law firm looking to get into the field would do well to start here." --E-Streams

"Academic law, business or computer science collections will, however, find this book a useful introduction to an increasingly important field - even large public libraries will find an eager audience in an uncertain world." --E-Streams

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