X Ways Forensics Practitioner s Guide

Author: Brett Shavers
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124116221
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide is more than a manual-it's a complete reference guide to the full use of one of the most powerful forensic applications available, software that is used by a wide array of law enforcement agencies and private forensic examiners on a daily basis. In the X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide, the authors provide you with complete coverage of this powerful tool, walking you through configuration and X-Ways fundamentals, and then moving through case flow, creating and importing hash databases, digging into OS artifacts, and conducting searches. With X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide, you will be able to use X-Ways Forensics to its fullest potential without any additional training. The book takes you from installation to the most advanced features of the software. Once you are familiar with the basic components of X-Ways, the authors demonstrate never-before-documented features using real life examples and information on how to present investigation results. The book culminates with chapters on reporting, triage and preview methods, as well as electronic discovery and cool X-Ways apps. Provides detailed explanations of the complete forensic investigation processe using X-Ways Forensics. Goes beyond the basics: hands-on case demonstrations of never-before-documented features of X-Ways. Provides the best resource of hands-on information to use X-Ways Forensics.

X Ways Forensics Practitioner s Guide

Author: Brett Shavers
Publisher: Syngress Press
ISBN: 9780124116054
Format: PDF, ePub
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The X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide is more than a manual-it's a complete reference guide to the full use of one of the most powerful forensic applications available, software that is used by a wide array of law enforcement agencies and private forensic examiners on a daily basis. In the X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide, the authors provide you with complete coverage of this powerful tool, walking you through configuration and X-Ways fundamentals, and then moving through case flow, creating and importing hash databases, digging into OS artifacts, and conducting searches. With X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide, you will be able to use X-Ways Forensics to its fullest potential without any additional training. The book takes you from installation to the most advanced features of the software. Once you are familiar with the basic components of X-Ways, the authors demonstrate never-before-documented features using real life examples and information on how to present investigation results. The book culminates with chapters on reporting, triage and preview methods, as well as electronic discovery and cool X-Ways apps. Provides detailed explanations of the complete forensic investigation processe using X-Ways Forensics. Goes beyond the basics: hands-on case demonstrations of never-before-documented features of X-Ways. Provides the best resource of hands-on information to use X-Ways Forensics.

Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard

Author: Brett Shavers
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 1597499846
Format: PDF, ePub
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Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard is the definitive book on conducting a complete investigation of a cybercrime using digital forensics techniques as well as physical investigative procedures. This book merges a digital analysis examiner's work with the work of a case investigator in order to build a solid case to identify and prosecute cybercriminals. Brett Shavers links traditional investigative techniques with high tech crime analysis in a manner that not only determines elements of crimes, but also places the suspect at the keyboard. This book is a first in combining investigative strategies of digital forensics analysis processes alongside physical investigative techniques in which the reader will gain a holistic approach to their current and future cybercrime investigations. Learn the tools and investigative principles of both physical and digital cybercrime investigations—and how they fit together to build a solid and complete case Master the techniques of conducting a holistic investigation that combines both digital and physical evidence to track down the "suspect behind the keyboard" The only book to combine physical and digital investigative techniques

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Author: Cory Altheide
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781597495875
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools is the definitive book on investigating and analyzing computer systems and media using open source tools. The book is a technical procedural guide, and explains the use of open source tools on Mac, Linux and Windows systems as a platform for performing computer forensics. Both well-known and novel forensic methods are demonstrated using command-line and graphical open source computer forensic tools for examining a wide range of target systems and artifacts. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners, this book uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field. It consists of 9 chapters that cover a range of topics such as the open source examination platform; disk and file system analysis; Windows systems and artifacts; Linux systems and artifacts; Mac OS X systems and artifacts; Internet artifacts; and automating analysis and extending capabilities. The book lends itself to use by students and those entering the field who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. This book will appeal to forensic practitioners from areas including incident response teams and computer forensic investigators; forensic technicians from legal, audit, and consulting firms; and law enforcement agencies. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Details core concepts and techniques of forensic file system analysis Covers analysis of artifacts from the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems

Cloud Storage Forensics

Author: Darren Quick
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 0124199917
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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To reduce the risk of digital forensic evidence being called into question in judicial proceedings, it is important to have a rigorous methodology and set of procedures for conducting digital forensic investigations and examinations. Digital forensic investigation in the cloud computing environment, however, is in infancy due to the comparatively recent prevalence of cloud computing. Cloud Storage Forensics presents the first evidence-based cloud forensic framework. Using three popular cloud storage services and one private cloud storage service as case studies, the authors show you how their framework can be used to undertake research into the data remnants on both cloud storage servers and client devices when a user undertakes a variety of methods to store, upload, and access data in the cloud. By determining the data remnants on client devices, you gain a better understanding of the types of terrestrial artifacts that are likely to remain at the Identification stage of an investigation. Once it is determined that a cloud storage service account has potential evidence of relevance to an investigation, you can communicate this to legal liaison points within service providers to enable them to respond and secure evidence in a timely manner. Learn to use the methodology and tools from the first evidenced-based cloud forensic framework Case studies provide detailed tools for analysis of cloud storage devices using popular cloud storage services Includes coverage of the legal implications of cloud storage forensic investigations Discussion of the future evolution of cloud storage and its impact on digital forensics

Hiding Behind the Keyboard

Author: Brett Shavers
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 0128033525
Format: PDF, Docs
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Hiding Behind the Keyboard: Uncovering Covert Communication Methods with Forensic Analysis exposes the latest electronic covert communication techniques used by cybercriminals, along with the needed investigative methods for identifying them. The book shows how to use the Internet for legitimate covert communication, while giving investigators the information they need for detecting cybercriminals who attempt to hide their true identity. Intended for practitioners and investigators, the book offers concrete examples on how to communicate securely, serving as an ideal reference for those who truly need protection, as well as those who investigate cybercriminals. Covers high-level strategies, what they can achieve, and how to implement them Shows discovery and mitigation methods using examples, court cases, and more Explores how social media sites and gaming technologies can be used for illicit communications activities Explores the currently in-use technologies such as TAILS and TOR that help with keeping anonymous online

Forensic Computing

Author: Anthony Sammes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447136616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this book, Tony Sammes and Brian Jenkinson show how information held in computer systems can be recovered and how it may be deliberately hidden or subverted for criminal purposes. "Forensic Computing: A Practitioner's Guide" is illustrated by plenty of case studies and worked examples, and will help practitioners and students gain a clear understanding of: * how to recover information from computer systems in such a way as to ensure that its integrity cannot be challenged and that it will be accepted as admissible evidence in court * the principles involved in password protection and data encryption * the evaluation procedures used in circumventing these safeguards * the particular legal issues associated with computer-generated evidence and how to ensure admissibility of such evidence.

Handbook of Digital Forensics of Multimedia Data and Devices

Author: Anthony T. S. Ho
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118640500
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Part 1 Multimedia Evidence Handling includes a discussion on the terminology, real-world requirements, standards, legal aspects and technical challenges regarding multimedia evidence which concern forensics examiners and practitioners in law enforcement and digital forensics/e-discovery industry. It will highlight key differences between computer forensics and multimedia forensics, and the new technical challenges raised from such differences. Part 2 Digital Evidence Extraction bridges digital forensics and multimedia forensics by focusing on extraction of two classes of evidence: 1) non-multimedia evidence that can be extracted from multimedia data via a multimedia processing and analysis process, 2) multimedia evidence that are extracted or enhanced via non-multimedia forensic approaches (e.g. by using traditional computer forensic techniques and tools). Part 3 Multimedia Device and Source Forensics focuses on two main topics: digital forensics of multimedia devices and multimedia source identification. The first topic covers available techniques and tools of analysing multimedia devices to recover different types of evidence, and the second topic is about determining the source of a multimedia artefact (a digital or printed multimedia document). Multimedia devices covered include digital cameras/camcorders, audio recorders and players, scanners, printers. Part 4 Multimedia Content Forensics focuses on forensic analysis and identification of multimedia data which is a core area in the multimedia forensic field. Chapters in this part are about pure digital data, but many techniques are based on physical mechanisms that are involved in the generation of the digital data. Some techniques are also based on multimedia device/source identification from the third part, e.g. image forgery may be detected by exposing clues about mismatch of detected sources of different regions of the same image.

File System Forensic Analysis

Author: Brian Carrier
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134439546
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Definitive Guide to File System Analysis: Key Concepts and Hands-on Techniques Most digital evidence is stored within the computer's file system, but understanding how file systems work is one of the most technically challenging concepts for a digital investigator because there exists little documentation. Now, security expert Brian Carrier has written the definitive reference for everyone who wants to understand and be able to testify about how file system analysis is performed. Carrier begins with an overview of investigation and computer foundations and then gives an authoritative, comprehensive, and illustrated overview of contemporary volume and file systems: Crucial information for discovering hidden evidence, recovering deleted data, and validating your tools. Along the way, he describes data structures, analyzes example disk images, provides advanced investigation scenarios, and uses today's most valuable open source file system analysis tools—including tools he personally developed. Coverage includes Preserving the digital crime scene and duplicating hard disks for "dead analysis" Identifying hidden data on a disk's Host Protected Area (HPA) Reading source data: Direct versus BIOS access, dead versus live acquisition, error handling, and more Analyzing DOS, Apple, and GPT partitions; BSD disk labels; and Sun Volume Table of Contents using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques Analyzing the contents of multiple disk volumes, such as RAID and disk spanning Analyzing FAT, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, UFS1, and UFS2 file systems using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques Finding evidence: File metadata, recovery of deleted files, data hiding locations, and more Using The Sleuth Kit (TSK), Autopsy Forensic Browser, and related open source tools When it comes to file system analysis, no other book offers this much detail or expertise. Whether you're a digital forensics specialist, incident response team member, law enforcement officer, corporate security specialist, or auditor, this book will become an indispensable resource for forensic investigations, no matter what analysis tools you use.

Cybercrime Investigation Case Studies

Author: Brett Shavers
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0124095356
Format: PDF
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Cybercrime Investigation Case Studies is a "first look" excerpt from Brett Shavers' new Syngress book, Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard. Case studies are an effective method of learning the methods and processes that were both successful and unsuccessful in real cases. Using a variety of case types, including civil and criminal cases, with different cybercrimes, a broad base of knowledge can be gained by comparing the cases against each other. The primary goal of reviewing successful cases involving suspects using technology to facilitate crimes is to be able to find and use the same methods in future cases. This "first look" teaches you how to place the suspect behind the keyboard using case studies.