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The Basics Of Digital Forensics: The Primer For Getting Started In Digital Forensics

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

Series: Basics

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Syngress; 1 edition (March 9, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1597496618

ISBN-13: 978-1597496612

Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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I unfairly, and looking back, embarrassingly, received this book by answering an audience question to which the answer was my name during an AIDE conference in 2012 at Marshall University.I then said, "hey, give it someone else", but the giver insisted I keep it, to my dismay. But, hey, now I get to review it :)This is a very clear and well written introduction to the field of digital forensics. Take note of the book's subtitlewhich is nothing less than accurate; It's a primer, and a very good one at that, but nothing more.Pros:1.) Presented in an easy to read and clear format2.) Short, not overwhelming, as a primer ought to be (IMO)3.) Brief discussions of relevant court cases, crimes, and legal rulings4.) Covered the hierarchy of digital forensic organizations along with leading institutions and standards5.) Focus on procedure and practice with an overview of each technology domain e.g. desktop computer, cellular, gps6.) A chapter devoted to legal aspects and problems in the fieldNotes & Misc:1.) As I would expect, Windows is the only major workstation OS touched upon2.) This book does not focus on specific tools and applicability but, rather, digital forensics as a whole3.) I was recently at a UofL/FBI partnered conference at the University of Louisville where agents mentioned the presence of a RCFL on campus.Thanks to the book I now know a little background on this i.e. FBI started the program and there are 16 facilities in the U.S. (pg. 30)4.) I learned that there are Faraday bags for cellular and mobile devices (pg. 48)5.) Most technical books are riddled with errors and typography problems.

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