Digital Forensics Basics

A Practical Guide Using Windows OS

Authors: Hassan, Nihad A.

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  • Teaches entry-level computer forensics investigators how to examine Windows for digital crimes by using a wide range of computer forensics tools and techniques
  • Discuss both the step-by-step processes of digital forensics as well as the legal ramifications
  • Prepares junior forensics examiners to enter digital crime investigations with confidence
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Use this hands-on, introductory guide to understand and implement digital forensics to investigate computer crime using Windows, the most widely used operating system. This book provides you with the necessary skills to identify an intruder's footprints and to gather the necessary digital evidence in a forensically sound manner to prosecute in a court of law.

Directed toward users with no experience in the digital forensics field, this book provides guidelines and best practices when conducting investigations as well as teaching you how to use a variety of tools to investigate computer crime. You will be prepared to handle problems such as law violations, industrial espionage, and use of company resources for private use.

Digital Forensics Basics is written as a series of tutorials with each task demonstrating how to use a specific computer forensics tool or technique. Practical information is provided and users can read a task and then implement it directly on their devices. Some theoretical information is presented to define terms used in each technique and for users with varying IT skills.


What You’ll Learn

  • Assemble computer forensics lab requirements, including workstations, tools, and more
  • Document the digital crime scene, including preparing a sample chain of custody form
  • Differentiate between law enforcement agency and corporate investigations
  • Gather intelligence using OSINT sources
  • Acquire and analyze digital evidence
  • Conduct in-depth forensic analysis of Windows operating systems covering Windows 10–specific feature forensics
  • Utilize anti-forensic techniques, including steganography, data destruction techniques, encryption, and anonymity techniques


Who This Book Is For

Police and other law enforcement personnel, judges (with no technical background), corporate and nonprofit management, IT specialists and computer security professionals, incident response team members, IT military and intelligence services officers, system administrators, e-business security professionals, and banking and insurance professionals

About the authors

Nihad A. Hassan is an independent information security consultant, digital forensics and cybersecurity expert, online blogger, and book author. He has been actively conducting research on different areas of information security for more than a decade and has developed numerous cybersecurity education courses and technical guides. He has completed several technical security consulting engagements involving security architectures, penetration testing, computer crime investigation, and cyber open source intelligence (OSINT). Nihad has authored five books and scores of information security articles for various global publications. He also enjoys being involved in security training, education, and motivation. His current work focuses on digital forensics, anti-forensics techniques, digital privacy, and cyber OSINT. He covers different information security topics and related matters on his security blog (DarknessGate) and recently launched a dedicated site for open source intelligence resources at (OSINT.link). Nihad has a bachelor of science honors degree in computer science from the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom. He can be followed on Twitter (@DarknessGate), and you can connect to him via LinkedIn (DarkenessGate).


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 26,99 €
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Softcover 34,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3837-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Forensics Basics
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide Using Windows OS
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Nihad A. Hassan
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3838-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3838-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3837-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 335
Number of Illustrations
155 b/w illustrations
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