iPhone and iOS Forensics: Investigation, Analysis and Mobile Security for Apple iPhone, iPad and iOS Devices

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Elsevier, Jul 25, 2011 - Computers - 336 pages

iPhone and iOS Forensics is a guide to the forensic acquisition and analysis of iPhone and iOS devices, and offers practical advice on how to secure iOS devices, data and apps. The book takes an in-depth look at methods and processes that analyze the iPhone/iPod in an official legal manner, so that all of the methods and procedures outlined in the text can be taken into any courtroom. It includes information data sets that are new and evolving, with official hardware knowledge from Apple itself to help aid investigators.

This book consists of 7 chapters covering device features and functions; file system and data storage; iPhone and iPad data security; acquisitions; data and application analysis; and commercial tool testing.

This book will appeal to forensic investigators (corporate and law enforcement) and incident response professionals.

  • Learn techniques to forensically acquire the iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices
  • Entire chapter focused on Data and Application Security that can assist not only forensic investigators, but also application developers and IT security managers
  • In-depth analysis of many of the common applications (both default and downloaded), including where specific data is found within the file system

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Device Features and Functions
File system and data storage
iPhone and iPad Data Security
Data and Application Analysis
Commercial tool testing
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C

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About the author (2011)

Andrew Hoog is a computer scientist, certified forensic analyst (GCFA and CCE), computer and mobile forensics researcher, former adjunct professor (assembly language) and owner of viaForensics, an innovative computer and mobile forensic firm. He divides his energies between investigations, research and training about the computer and mobile forensic discipline. He writes computer/mobile forensic how-to guides, is interviewed on radio programs and lectures and trains both corporations and law enforcement agencies. As the foremost expert in Android Forensics, he leads expert level training courses, speaks frequently at conferences and is writing a book on Android forensics.

Katie Strzempka is a Technology Consultant with viaForensics, a computer and mobile forensics firm. She performs forensic investigations, security audits and research, and has trained investigators around the world in mobile forensics. Katie is also a co-author for a white paper on iPhone Forensics, an analysis of the various iPhone Forensics commercial tools.

Ms. Strzempka received her Master’s degree from Purdue University in Cyber Forensics and has a B.S. in Computer and Information Technology. Prior to working for viaForensics, Katie worked for 3 years in Information Security for a Fortune 500 company, handling firewall administration and assisting with internal and external network connectivity.

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