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Computer Forensics JumpStart

ISBN: 978-0-7821-4375-1
304 pages
December 2004
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Launch Your Career in Computer Forensics—Quickly and Effectively

Written by a team of computer forensics experts, Computer Forensics JumpStart provides all the core information you need to launch your career in this fast-growing field:

  • Conducting a computer forensics investigation
  • Examining the layout of a network
  • Finding hidden data
  • Capturing images
  • Identifying, collecting, and preserving computer evidence
  • Understanding encryption and examining encrypted files
  • Documenting your case
  • Evaluating common computer forensic tools
  • Presenting computer evidence in court as an expert witness
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Need for Computer Forensics.

Chapter 2: Preparation?What to Do Before You Start.

Chapter 3: Computer Evidence.

Chapter 4: Common Tasks.

Chapter 5: Capturing the Data Image.

Chapter 6: Extracting Information from Data.

Chapter 7: Passwords and Encryption.

Chapter 8: Common Forensics Tools.

Chapter 9: Pulling It All Together.

Chapter 10: How to Testify in Court.

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions.

Appendix B Forensics Resources.

Appendix C Forensics Certifications.

Appendix D Forensics Tools.



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Author Information

Diane Barrett, CISSP, teaches classes on networking, security, and virus protection on ISSA's Generally Accepted Information Security Principles Project.

Neil Broom, CISSP, is a consultant in the fields of computer forensics, information assurance, and professional security testing. He currently serves as the VP of the Atlanta chapter of the ISSA.

Michael Solomon, CISSP, TICSA, is a security consultant and trainer and has worked with clients such as EarthLink, Nike, and Lucent Technologies.

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