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A Practical Guide to Digital Forensics Investigations, 2nd Edition

Darren R. Hayes

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A Practical Guide to Digital Forensics Investigations, 2nd Edition

By Darren R. Hayes
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Overview
Author
Darren R. Hayes
Edition
2nd
ISBN
9780789759917
Published Date
07/10/2020
Pages
720
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 analysing 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 2nd 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, youll build hands-on masteryand prepare to succeed in one of todays 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 todays 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 file 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
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