Computer Forensics and Privacy

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Artech House, 2001 - Computers - 392 pages
As society has become increasingly reliant on computers for document creation and information storage and transmittal, the amount of unauthorized theft of sensitive information stored in (and transmitted to/from) computers has increased correspondingly. This cutting-edge new book delivers a comprehensive treatment of the emerging field of computer forensics, making it a valuable resource for IT professionals in private businesses and government organizations, as well as lawyers and law enforcement professionals. It identifies the specific areas where sensitive and potentially incriminating data is hiding in personal computers, and explains how to go about truly removing this data because mere "deletion" or even "overwriting" does not accomplish this. You get a systematic process for installing operating systems and application software that will help to minimize the possibility of security compromises, and numerous specific steps that need to be taken to prevent the hostile exploitation of one's computer

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Contents

Introduction
3
Business and Administrative lssues
17
Specialized Forensics Techniques
49
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Michael A. Caloyannides received his M.Sc. in electrical engineering and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering, applied mathematics and philosophy from California Institute of Technology. Mr. Caloyannides is a senior fellow at Mitretek Systems in McLean, VA.

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