Computer Forensics: Evidence Collection and Management

Robert C. Newman

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March 9, 2007 by Auerbach Publications
Textbook - 432 Pages - 58 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849305610 - CAT# AU0561

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Features

  • Presents more than 200 key terms throughout the book, with definitions supplied in the Glossary
  • Provides two sets of forms: the first for guiding the reader through a forensic investigation and the second for guiding the reader through the procedures used in computer forensic laboratories
  • Contains a selected bibliography that lists a number of resources beneficial to the forensic professional

Summary

Computer Forensics: Evidence Collection and Management examines cyber-crime, E-commerce, and Internet activities that could be used to exploit the Internet, computers, and electronic devices. The book focuses on the numerous vulnerabilities and threats that are inherent on the Internet and networking environments and presents techniques and suggestions for corporate security personnel, investigators, and forensic examiners to successfully identify, retrieve, and protect valuable forensic evidence for litigation and prosecution.

The book is divided into two major parts for easy reference. The first part explores various crimes, laws, policies, forensic tools, and the information needed to understand the underlying concepts of computer forensic investigations. The second part presents information relating to crime scene investigations and management, disk and file structure, laboratory construction and functions, and legal testimony. Separate chapters focus on  investigations involving computer systems, e-mail, and wireless devices.

Presenting information patterned after technical, legal, and managerial classes held by computer forensic professionals from Cyber Crime Summits held at Kennesaw State University in 2005 and 2006, this book is an invaluable resource for those who want to be both efficient and effective when conducting an investigation.