Software Forensics: Collecting Evidence from the Scene of a Digital Crime

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2004 - Computers - 215 pages
Follow the trail. Catch the perp.

From one of the world's foremost investigators of computer viruses comes this comprehensive tutorial on solving cyber crimes and bringing perpetrators to justice. Author Robert M. Slade's "Software Forensics" provides expert instruction in tracking and identifying cybercriminals. A professional security consultant to Fortune 500 companies since 1987, Rob Slade teaches you the tools and methods he uses to find the invisible "DNA" on malicious computer code.

The Only Comprehensive Technical Reference on the Tools and Tactics of Cybercrime Investigation and Prosecution

There is no better or faster way for programmers, security analysts and consultants, security officers in the enterprise, application developers, lawyers, judges, and anyone else interested in solving cyber crime to get up to speed on forensic programming tools and methods and the nature of cyber evidence. Robert M. Slade's one-of-a-kind "Software Forensics" shows you how to --
* Learn the technical tools available for identifying and tracking virus creators and other programming miscreants
* Master the techniques and tactics of cyber crime investigation and prosecution
* Analyze source code, machine code, and text strings to track and identify cyber criminals
* Overcome attempts to misdirect investigations into cyber evidence
* Examine eye-opening case studies from real criminal investigations
* Understand enough of the rules of evidence and relevant legal intricacies to make your findings admissible in court
* Learn about the hacker, cracker, and phreak communities

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Contents

Introduction to Software Forensics
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Digital Forensic Definitions
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Software Forensics
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Copyright

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Robert M. Slade has been a security consultant since 1987, working for some of the best-known Fortune 500 companies, and the government of Canada. The author of Robert Slade's Guide to Computer Viruses, and co-author of Viruses Revealed, he also teaches. He has prepared curricula and taught courses for Simon Fraser University, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, Ltd., and the University of Phoenix, among others. He is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner) trainer and a specialist in malware.

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