Digital Forensics Basics: A Practical Guide Using Windows OS

Digital Forensics Basics

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (February 26, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484238370
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484238370

eBook Description:

Digital Forensics Basics: A Practical Guide Using Windows OS

Use this hands-on, introductory guide to understand and implement digital forensics to investigate computer crime using Windows, the most widely used operating system. This book provides you with the necessary skills to identify an intruder’s footprints and to gather the necessary digital evidence in a forensically sound manner to prosecute in a court of law.

This Digital Forensics Basics book:

  • Teaches entry-level computer forensics investigators how to examine Windows for digital crimes by using a wide range of computer forensics tools and techniques
  • Discuss both the step-by-step processes of digital forensics as well as the legal ramifications
  • Prepares junior forensics examiners to enter digital crime investigations with confidence

Directed toward users with no experience in the digital forensics field, this book provides guidelines and best practices when conducting investigations as well as teaching you how to use a variety of tools to investigate computer crime. You will be prepared to handle problems such as law violations, industrial espionage, and use of company resources for private use.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Assemble computer forensics lab requirements, including workstations, tools, and more
  • Document the digital crime scene, including preparing a sample chain of custody form
  • Differentiate between law enforcement agency and corporate investigations
  • Gather intelligence using OSINT sources
  • Acquire and analyze digital evidence
  • Conduct in-depth forensic analysis of Windows operating systems covering Windows 10–specific feature forensics
  • Utilize anti-forensic techniques, including steganography, data destruction techniques, encryption, and anonymity techniques

Digital Forensics Basics is written as a series of tutorials with each task demonstrating how to use a specific computer forensics tool or technique. Practical information is provided and users can read a task and then implement it directly on their devices. Some theoretical information is presented to define terms used in each technique and for users with varying IT skills.


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