Investigative Computer Forensics: The Practical Guide for Lawyers, Accountants, Investigators, and Business Executives

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 3, 2013 - Business & Economics - 240 pages

"Having worked with Erik on some of the most challenging computer forensic investigations during the early years of this industry's formation as well as having competed with him earnestly in the marketplace...I can truly say that Erik is one of the unique pioneers of computer forensic investigations. He not only can distill complex technical information into easily understandable concepts, but he always retained a long-term global perspective on the relevancy of our work and on the impact of the information revolution on the social and business structures of tomorrow."
—From the Foreword by James Gordon, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Get the knowledge you need to make informed decisions throughout the computer forensic investigation process

Investigative Computer Forensics zeroes in on a real need felt by lawyers, jurists, accountants, administrators, senior managers, and business executives around the globe: to understand the forensic investigation landscape before having an immediate and dire need for the services of a forensic investigator.

Author Erik Laykin—leader and pioneer of computer forensic investigations—presents complex technical information in easily understandable concepts, covering:

  • A primer on computers and networks
  • Computer forensic fundamentals
  • Investigative fundamentals
  • Objectives and challenges in investigative computer forensics
  • E-discovery responsibilities
  • The future of computer forensic investigations

Get the knowledge you need to make tough decisions during an internal investigation or while engaging the capabilities of a computer forensic professional with the proven guidance found in Investigative Computer Forensics.


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The Glue
A Primer on Computers and Networks
Computer Forensic Fundamentals
Investigative Fundamentals
The Underpinnings of Investigative Computer
Computer Crime Analysis and Reconstruction
Tactical Obiectives and Challenges
The CyberFirefighters
EDisoovery Responsibilities
The Future
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ERIK LAYKIN, CHFI, CEDS, is a Managing Director of Duff & Phelps, LLC and was a cofounder of its Global Electronic Discovery and Investigations practice. He focuses on large-scale international corporate investigations and high-stakes litigation issues in which computer forensics and electronic discovery play a major role. Mr. Laykin is frequently appointed as an expert witness, independent neutral, or special master in federal and state courts and has served in an advisory capacity to hundreds of corporations, law firms, and government agencies in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. As an early pioneer in the computer forensics and cybercrime field, he regularly comments on these emerging technology and business issues at industry conferences and for the media, including CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, major newspapers, and periodicals. Mr. Laykin is active in a variety of organizations including the HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association), FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Association), ABA (American Bar Association), and is a past president (Los Angeles) and Pacific Rim director of the FBI's InfraGard Program.

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