Computer Forensics: An Essential Guide for Accountants, Lawyers, and Managers

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 26, 2007 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
Would your company be prepared in the event of:

* Computer-driven espionage
* A devastating virus attack
* A hacker's unauthorized access
* A breach of data security?

As the sophistication of computer technology has grown, so has the rate of computer-related criminal activity. Subsequently, American corporations now lose billions of dollars a year to hacking, identity theft, and other computer attacks. More than ever, businesses and professionals responsible for the critical data of countless customers and employees need to anticipate and safeguard against computer intruders and attacks.

The first book to successfully speak to the nontechnical professional in the fields of business and law on the topic of computer crime, Computer Forensics: An Essential Guide for Accountants, Lawyers, and Managers provides valuable advice on the hidden difficulties that can blindside companies and result in damaging costs.

Written by industry expert Michael Sheetz, this important book provides readers with an honest look at the computer crimes that can annoy, interrupt--and devastate--a business. Readers are equipped not only with a solid understanding of how computers facilitate fraud and financial crime, but also how computers can be used to investigate, prosecute, and prevent these crimes.

If you want to know how to protect your company from computer crimes but have a limited technical background, this book is for you. Get Computer Forensics: An Essential Guide for Accountants, Lawyers, and Managers and get prepared.
 

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Contents

Basics of Computer Forensic Concepts
13
Preservation and Collection of Digital Evidence
25
Analysis of Digital Evidence
38
Reporting and Rendering the Opinion
52
Computer Attacks
66
Computers as Tools for Evil
88
Computer Tools and the Forensic Examination
108
Presenting Digital Evidence in Court
127
Index
145
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MICHAEL SHEETZ, JD, is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Law at American InterContinental University. He has a combined twenty years experience in civilian and military law enforcement with expertise in the area of white collar and high-tech crime investigation. Mr. Sheetz is a former appellate law clerk and graduate of the University of Miami—School of Law.

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