The Basics of Digital Forensics

The Primer for Getting Started in Digital Forensics

by John Sammons

The Basics of Digital Forensics provides a foundation for people new to the field of digital forensics. This book teaches you how to conduct examinations by explaining what digital forensics is, the methodologies used, key technical concepts and the tools needed to perform examinations. Details on digital forensics for computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the cloud, and Internet are discussed. Readers will also learn how to collect evidence, document the scene, and recover deleted data. This is the only resource your students need to get a jump-start into digital forensics investigations.

This book is organized into 11 chapters. After an introduction to the basics of digital forensics, the book proceeds with a discussion of key technical concepts. Succeeding chapters cover labs and tools; collecting evidence; Windows system artifacts; anti-forensics; Internet and email; network forensics; and mobile device forensics. The book concludes by outlining challenges and concerns associated with digital forensics. PowerPoint lecture slides are also available.

This book will be a valuable resource for entry-level digital forensics professionals as well as those in complimentary fields including law enforcement, legal, and general information security.

  • Learn all about what Digital Forensics entails
  • Build a toolkit and prepare an investigative plan
  • Understand the common artifacts to look for during an exam

  • Elsevier Science; April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781597496629
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Basics of Digital Forensics
  • Author: John Sammons
  • Imprint: Syngress

In The Press

"This book is an excellent introduction and overview of the field of Configuration Systems. It covers the most important developments in the field."--HPCMagazine.com, August 2014

 "The book is quite easy to read – the author uses colloquial language and the text flows more like long magazine articles rather than a text book. A nice addition is computer forensic case studies that are peppered throughout the book."--The Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law,Vol. 9, No. 1, 2014