Cyber Forensics Up and Running: A hands-on guide to digital forensics tools and technique
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- Comprehensive coverage of all digital forensics concepts.
- Real-world case studies and examples to illustrate techniques.
- Step-by-step instructions for setting up and using essential forensic tools.
- In-depth exploration of volatile and non-volatile data analysis.
Digital forensics is the art and science of extracting the hidden truth and this book is your hands-on companion, bringing the world of digital forensics to life.
Starting with the core principles of digital forensics, the book explores the significance of various case types, the interconnectedness of the field with cybersecurity, and the ever-expanding digital world’s challenges. As you progress, you will explore data acquisition, image formats, digital evidence preservation, file carving, metadata extraction, and the practical use of essential forensic tools like HxD, The Sleuth Kit, Autopsy, Volatility, and PowerForensics. The book offers step-by-step instructions, real-world case studies, and practical examples, ensuring that beginners can confidently set up and use forensic tools. Experienced professionals, on the other hand, will find advanced insights into memory analysis, network forensics, anti-forensic techniques, and more.
This book empowers you to become a digital detective, capable of uncovering data secrets, investigating networks, exploring volatile and non-volatile evidence, and understanding the intricacies of modern browsers and emails.
What you will learn
- Learn how to set up and use digital forensic tools, including virtual environments.
- Learn about live forensics, incident response, and timeline examination.
- In-depth exploration of Windows Registry and USBs.
- Network forensics, PCAPs, and malware scenarios.
- Memory forensics, malware detection, and file carving.
- Advance tools like PowerForensics and Autopsy.
Who this book is for
Whether you are a tech-savvy detective, a curious student, or a seasoned cybersecurity pro seeking to amplify your skillset. Network admins, law enforcement officers, incident responders, aspiring analysts, and even legal professionals will find invaluable tools and techniques within these pages.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Essential Concepts of Digital Forensics
2. Digital Forensics Lab Setup
3. Data Collection: Volatile and Non-Volatile
4. Forensics Analysis: Live Response
5. File System and Log Analysis
6. Windows Registry and Artifacts
7. Network Data Collection and Analysis
8. Memory Forensics: Techniques and Tools
9. Browser and Email Forensics
10. Advanced Forensics Tools, Commands and Methods
11. Anti-Digital Forensics Techniques and Methods