A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations Author Darren R. Hayes
ISBN-10 0789741156
ISBN-13 9780789741158
Year 2014-12-27
Pages 600
Language English
Publisher Pearson IT Certification
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All you need to know to succeed in digital forensics technical and investigative skills in one book Complete practical and up to date Thoroughly covers digital forensics for Windows Mac mobile hardware and networks Addresses online and lab investigations documentation admissibility and more By Dr Darren Hayes founder of Pace Universitys Code Detectives forensics labone of Americas Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors Perfect for anyone pursuing a digital forensics career or working with examiners Criminals go where the money is Today trillions of dollars of assets are digital and digital crime is growing fast In response demand for digital forensics experts is soaring To succeed in this exciting field you need strong technical and investigative skills In this guide one of the worlds leading computer orensics experts teaches you all the skills youll need Writing for students and professionals at all levels Dr Darren Hayes presents complete best practices for capturing and analyzing evidence protecting the chain of custody documenting investigations and scrupulously adhering to the law so your evidence can always be used Hayes introduces todays latest technologies and technical challenges offering detailed coverage of crucial topics such as mobile forensics Mac forensics cyberbullying and child endangerment This guides practical activities and case studies give you hands on mastery of modern digital forensics tools and techniques Its many realistic examples reflect the authors extensive and pioneering work as a forensics examiner in both criminal and civil investigations Understand what computer forensics examiners do and the types of digital evidence they work with Explore Windows and Mac computers understand how their features affect evidence gathering and use free tools to investigate their contents Extract data from diverse storage devices Establish a certified forensics lab and implement good practices for managing and processing evidence Gather data and perform investigations online Capture Internet communications video images and other content Write comprehensive reports that withstand defense objections and enable successful prosecution Follow strict search and surveillance rules to make your evidence admissible Investigate network breaches including dangerous Advanced Persistent Threats APTs Retrieve immense amounts of evidence from smartphones even without seizing them Successfully investigate financial fraud performed with digital devices Use digital photographic evidence including metadata and social media images

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