Computers can be used in virtually any type of crime, ranging from cyberstalking and child pornography to financial fraud, espionage and terrorism. The Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation presents detailed technical information that can be used to help solve these crimes.
Following on the success of his introductory text, Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Eoghan Casey has bought together an expert panel of authors to create this detailed guide for professionals who are already familiar with digital evidence. This unique handbook explains how to locate and utilize evidence in computer hard drives, shared networks, wireless devices, or embedded systems. The use of currently available high-tech tools is discussed and real case examples are provided.
To provide individuals with a deeper understanding of the forensic analysis of computer systems, three primary themes are treated:
Tools: Software and hardware for collecting and analyzing digital evidence are presented and their strengths and limitations are discussed
Technology: This includes detailed instructions on how to collect and analyze digital evidence in common situations, starting with Windows and Unix operating systems, and progressing to network, wireless, and embedded systems
Case examples: These actual situations demonstrate the technical, legal, and practical challenges that arise during real computer investigations
The Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation is an essential technical reference and on-the-job guide for professionals in computing, forensic science, legal and law enforcement communities, and anyone else interested in solving computer related crime.
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