Practical Guide to Digital Forensics Investigations, A

Practical Guide to Digital Forensics Investigations, A, 2nd edition

  • Darren R. Hayes

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Overview


THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO DIGITAL FORENSICS—NOW THOROUGHLY UPDATED WITH NEW TECHNIQUES, TOOLS, AND SOLUTIONS


Complete, practical coverage of both technical and investigative skills

Thoroughly covers modern devices, networks, and the Internet

Addresses online and lab investigations, documentation, admissibility, and more

Aligns closely with the NSA Knowledge Units and the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework


As digital crime soars, so does the need for experts who can recover and evaluate evidence for successful prosecution. Now, Dr. Darren Hayes has thoroughly updated his definitive guide to digital forensics investigations, reflecting current best practices for securely seizing, extracting and analyzing digital evidence, protecting the integrity of the chain of custody, effectively documenting investigations, and scrupulously adhering to the law, so that your evidence is admissible in court.


Every chapter of this new Second Edition is revised to reflect newer technologies, the latest challenges, technical solutions, and recent court decisions. Hayes has added detailed coverage of wearable technologies, IoT forensics, 5G communications, vehicle forensics, and mobile app examinations; advances in incident response; and new iPhone and Android device examination techniques. Through practical activities, realistic examples, and fascinating case studies, you’ll build hands-on mastery—and prepare to succeed in one of today’s fastest-growing fields.


LEARN HOW TO

  • Understand what digital forensics examiners do, the evidence they work with, and the opportunities available to them
  • Explore how modern device features affect evidence gathering, and use diverse tools to investigate them
  • Establish a certified forensics lab and implement best practices for managing and processing evidence
  • Gather data online to investigate today’s complex crimes
  • Uncover indicators of compromise and master best practices for incident response
  • Investigate financial fraud with digital evidence
  • Use digital photographic evidence, including metadata and social media images
  • Investigate wearable technologies and other “Internet of Things” devices
  • Learn new ways to extract a full fi le system image from many iPhones
  • Capture extensive data and real-time intelligence from popular apps
  • Follow strict rules to make evidence admissible, even after recent Supreme Court decisions

Published by Pearson IT Certification (July 6th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780137459759

Subject: IT Professional

Category: Certification

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1: The Scope of Digital Forensics
  • Chapter 2: Windows Operating and File Systems
  • Chapter 3: Handling Computer Hardware
  • Chapter 4: Acquiring Evidence in a Computer Forensics Lab
  • Chapter 5: Online Investigations
  • Chapter 6: Documenting the Investigation
  • Chapter 7: Admissibility of Digital Evidence
  • Chapter 8: Network Forensics and Incident Response
  • Chapter 9: Mobile Forensics
  • Chapter 10: Mobile App Investigations
  • Chapter 11: Photograph Forensics
  • Chapter 12: Mac Forensics
  • Chapter 13: Case Studies
  • Chapter 14: Internet of Things (IoT) Forensics and Emergent Technologies
  • Answer Key

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