AE Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations,
6th Edition

Bill Nelson, Amelia Phillips, Christopher Steuart

ISBN-13: 9789814878067 | ISBN-10: 9814878065

Copyright 2019

| Published 2019

| 768 pages

List Price USD $199.95


Providing authoritative information, powerful instructor resources and real-world student applications, Nelson/Phillips/Steuart's GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Sixth Edition delivers the most comprehensive forensics resource available. This proven author team's wide-ranging areas of expertise mirror the breadth of coverage in the text, which focuses on techniques and practices for gathering and analyzing evidence used to solve crimes involving computers and other digital devices. Providing clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, it introduces readers to every step of the computer forensics investigation--from lab setup to testifying in court. It also details how to use current forensics software and provides free demo downloads of popular tools like FTK Imager for use with Case Projects and Hands-On Projects. MindTap Computing is also available.

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Bill Nelson has worked for two global Fortune 100 companies in information technologies for over 32 years, including 18-plus years in corporate digital forensics and information security. In addition, he has taught digital forensics classes at the City University of Seattle and the University of Washington's Professional and Continuing Education Department for 10 years. He also has experience in Automated Fingerprint Identification System software engineering and reserve police work. A former president and vice president for Computer Technology Investigators Northwest, he routinely lectures at several colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest.

Amelia Phillips is a tenured faculty member at Highline College in Seattle, Washington. After serving as an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she worked with e-commerce websites and began training in computer forensics to prevent credit card numbers from being stolen from sensitive e-commerce databases. Dr. Phillips designed certificate and AAS programs for community colleges in e-commerce, network security, computer forensics and data recovery. She designed the Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics, which was approved in 2014. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Phillips taught at Polytechnic of Namibia in 2005 and 2006 and continues her work with developing nations, traveling there frequently. She earned BS degrees in astronautical engineering and archaeology and an MBA in technology management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in computer security from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Christopher K. Steuart is a practicing attorney maintaining a general litigation practice, with experience in information systems security for a Fortune 50 company and the U.S. Army. He is also an honorary life member and the former general counsel for Computer Technology Investigators Northwest. He has presented computer forensics seminars in regional and national forums, including the American Society for Industrial Security, Agora, Northwest Computer Technology Crime Analysis Seminar and CTIN.

  • Running case studies include weblinks to digital forensics demoware and free software that give readers additional opportunities to test their new skills as well as see examples of chapter concepts in action in professional practice.
  • Expansive high-resolution images bring chapter concepts to life. For example, cutaway views of hard drives present a difficult concept like the anatomy of a disk in a way students can thoroughly understand.
  • Review Questions, Hands-On Projects and Case Projects give readers plenty of practice applying what they learn in real-world contexts.
  • Up-to-date discussions detail how to manage a digital forensics operation in today's complex business environment.
  • Extremely practical, it provides specific guidance on dealing with civil and criminal matters relating to the law and technology.
  • Offering thorough explanations of how to use the most popular forensics tools, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS equips readers with the skills they need to launch and conduct a successful digital investigation.

Table of Contents

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1. Understanding the Digital Forensics Profession and Investigations.
2. The Investigator's Office and Laboratory.
3. Data Acquisition.
4. Processing Crime and Incident Scenes.
5. Working with Windows and CLI Systems.
6. Current Computer Forensics Tools.
7. Linux Boot Processes and File Systems.
8. Recovering Graphics Files.
9. Digital Forensics Analysis and Validation.
10. Virtual Machine Forensics, Live Acquisitions and Cloud Forensics.
11. Email and Social Media.
12. Mobile Device Forensics and the Internet of Anything.
13. Cloud Forensics.
14. Report Writing for High-Tech Investigations.
15. Expert Testimony in Digital Forensic Investigations.
16. Ethics for the Digital Forensic Examiner and Expert Witness.
Appendix A: Digital Forensics Test References.
Appendix B: Digital Forensics References.
Appendix C: Digital Forensics Lab Considerations.
Appendix D: Digital Forensics Alternative Tools and Methods.

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AE Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

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