Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123742674
eBook ISBN: 9780080921471
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th October 2009
Page Count: 600
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The Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation builds on the success of the Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation, bringing together renowned experts in all areas of digital forensics and investigation to provide the consummate resource for practitioners in the field. It is also designed as an accompanying text to Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, now in its third edition, providing advanced material from specialists in each area of Digital Forensics.

This unique collection details how to conduct digital investigations in both criminal and civil contexts, and how to locate and utilize digital evidence on computers, networks, and embedded systems. Specifically, the Investigative Methodology section of the Handbook provides expert guidance in the three main areas of practice: Forensic Analysis, Electronic Discovery and Intrusion Investigation. The Technology section is extended and updated to reflect the state of the art in each area of specialization. The main areas of focus in the Technology section are forensic analysis of Windows, Unix, Macintosh, and embedded systems (including cellular telephones and other mobile devices), and investigations involving networks (including enterprise environments and mobile telecommunications technology).

The Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation is an essential technical reference and on-the-job guide that IT professionals, forensic practitioners, law enforcement, and attorneys will rely on when confronted with computer related crime and digital evidence of any kind.

Key Features

Provides methodologies proven in practice for conducting digital investigations of all kinds
Demonstrates how to locate and interpret a wide variety of digital evidence, and how it can be useful in investigations
Presents tools in the context of the investigative process, including EnCase, FTK, ProDiscover, foremost, XACT, Network Miner, Splunk, flow-tools, and many other specialized utilities and analysis platforms
Case examples in every chapter give readers a practical understanding of the technical, logistical, and legal challenges that arise in real investigations


Forensic scientists, attorneys, law enforcement, and computer professionals already familiar with the basics of digital evidence

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Eoghan Casey
Part 1: Investigative Methodology
Chapter 2. Forensic Analysis
Eoghan Casey and Curtis W. Rose
Chapter 3. Electronic Discovery
James Holley, Paul Luehr, Jessica Reust Smith and Joseph Schwerha
Chapter 4. Intrusion Investigation
Eoghan Casey, Christopher Daywalt and Andy Johnston
Part 2: Technology
Chapter 5. Windows Forensic Analysis
Ryan Pittman and Dave Shaver
Chapter 6. UNIX Forensic Analysis
Cory Altheide and Eoghan Casey
Chapter 7. Macintosh Forensic Analysis
Anthony Kokocinski
Chapter 8. Embedded Systems Analysis
Ronald van der Knijff
Chapter 9: Handbook Network Investigations
Eoghan Casey, Christopher Daywalt, Andy Johnston, Terrance Maguire
Chapter 10. Mobile Network Investigations
Dario Forte and Andrea De Donno


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