Cyber Forensics, 2nd Edition

  • Item No. : 6154
  • ISBN : 9780849383281
  • Publisher : Taylor and Francis Group
  • Publish Date : 2008
  • Authors : Albert J. Marcella, Jr. Doug Menendez
  • Language : English
  • Media : Hardcover
  • Page count : 498
  • Member Price : $99.95
  • Non-Member Price : $99.95

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Designed as an introduction and overview to the field, Cyber Forensics: A Field Manual for Collecting, Examining, and Preserving Evidence of Computer Crimes, Second Edition, integrates theory and practice to present the policies, procedures, methodologies, and legal ramifications and implications of a cyber forensic investigation. The authors guide you step by step through the basics of investigation and introduce the tools and procedures required to legally seize and forensically evaluate a suspect machine.

Evaluating the relationship to and dependency of investigation on technology and the legal and legistive process, Cyber Forensics:

  • Updates and expands information on concealment techniques, new technologies, hardware, software, and relevant new legislation.
  • Details the scope of cyber forensics to reveal and track legal and illegal activity.
  • Describes how to begin an investigation and employ investigative methodology.
  • Explains rules of evidence and chain of custody within both the local and federal legal framework.
  • Provides tips on mitigating potential exposures and risks to chain of custody.
  • Discusses standard operating procedures for cyber forensic investigations in the field and laboratory.
  • Evaluates the current data security and integrity exposure of multifunctional devices.
  • Establishes a flowchart for the seizure of electronic evidence, including computers and their operating environment as well as PDAs.

An extensive list of appendices provides valuable "hands-on" information, including websites, organizations, pertinent legislation, further readings, best practice recommendations, more information on hardware and software, and a recap of the federal rules of civil procedure.