Investigating Windows Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114155

Investigating Windows Systems

1st Edition

Authors: Harlan Carvey
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114155
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 300
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Description

Most available courses, training, and books approach digital forensic analysis from the perspective of dumping the pieces of the puzzle out on the table, and expecting the analyst to assemble the puzzle without a full understanding of what the final product is supposed to look like. However, what none of these sources actually do is provide a walk-through of the analysis process, with descriptions of the thought process and analysis decisions made along the way.

Investigating Windows Systems will not address topics which have been covered in other books, but will expect the reader to have some ability to discover the detailed usage of tools and to perform their own research. This volume will provide a walk-through of the analysis process, with descriptions of the thought process and the analysis decisions made along the way.

A must-have guide for those in the field of digital forensic analysis and incident response.

Key Features

  • Provides reader with a detailed walk-through of the analysis process, with decision points along the way, assisting the user in understanding the resulting data
  • Coverage will include malware detection, user activity, and setting up a testing environment
  • Written at a beginner to intermediate level, for anyone engaging in the field of digital forensic analysis and incident response

Readership

Digital forensic professionals and analysts, information security professionals, researchers, and practitioners. Students in digital forensics programs at community college or university

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Malware Detection
3. User Activity
4. Test Environment
5. Field Manual

Details

No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128114155

About the Author

Harlan Carvey

Harlan Carvey is a senior information security researcher with the Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit - Special Ops (CTU-SO) team, where his efforts are focused on targeted threat hunting, response, and research. He continues to maintain a passion and focus in analyzing Windows systems, and in particular, the Windows Registry.

Harlan is an accomplished author, public speaker, and open source tool author. He dabbles in other activities, including home brewing and horseback riding. As a result, he has become quite adept at backing up and parking a horse trailer.

Harlan earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, and a master’s degree in the same discipline from the Naval Postgraduate School. He served in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of captain before departing the service. He resides in Northern Virginia with his family.

Affiliations and Expertise

DFIR analyst, presenter, and open-source tool author

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