Synopses & Reviews
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.
Learn all about what Digital Forensics entailsBuild a toolkit and prepare an investigative planUnderstand the common artifacts to look for during an exam
The Basics of Digital Forensics
will provide a foundation for people new to the digital forensics field.This book will teach people how to condusct examiniations by discussing what Digital Forensics is, the methodologies used, and the tools needed to perform examinations. The audience will learn how to prepare an investigative plan, as well as how to prepare for courtroom testimony.
- Learn all about what Digital Forensics entails
- Build a toolkit and prepare an investigative plan
- Understand the common artifacts to look for during an exam
About the Author
John Sammons is an Assistant Professor at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. John teaches digital forensics, electronic discovery, information security and technology in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. He's also adjunct faculty with the Marshall University graduate forensic science program. He is also the founder and Director of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. AIDE is a non-profit organization that provides research and training for digital evidence professionals including attorneys, judges, law enforcement and information security practitioners in the private sector. Prior to joining the faculty at Marshall, John co-founded Second Creek Technologies, a digital forensics and electronic discovery firm. While at Second Creek, John served as the Managing Partner and CEO. John is a contract instructor for AccessData and is certified by them as both an instructor and examiner. He is a former Huntington Police officer and currently serves as a part-time investigator for the Cabell County (WV) Prosecutors Office. As an investigator, he focuses on Internet crimes against children and child pornography. John routinely provides training for the legal and law enforcement communities in the areas of digital forensics and electronic discovery. He is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a member of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and Infragard.
Assistant Professor, Department of Integrated Science and Technology, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia
Table of Contents
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 eMail & Internet
Chapter 9 Networks & Mobile Devices
Chapter 10 Current Issues and Challenges Ahead