Computer Forensics For Dummies

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Wiley, Oct 10, 2008 - Computers - 388 pages
Uncover a digital trail of e-evidence by using the helpful, easy-to-understand information in Computer Forensics For Dummies! Professional and armchair investigators alike can learn the basics of computer forensics, from digging out electronic evidence to solving the case. You won’t need a computer science degree to master e-discovery. Find and filter data in mobile devices, e-mail, and other Web-based technologies.

You’ll learn all about e-mail and Web-based forensics, mobile forensics, passwords and encryption, and other e-evidence found through VoIP, voicemail, legacy mainframes, and databases. You’ll discover how to use the latest forensic software, tools, and equipment to find the answers that you’re looking for in record time. When you understand how data is stored, encrypted, and recovered, you’ll be able to protect your personal privacy as well. By the time you finish reading this book, you’ll know how to:

  • Prepare for and conduct computer forensics investigations
  • Find and filter data
  • Protect personal privacy
  • Transfer evidence without contaminating it
  • Anticipate legal loopholes and opponents’ methods
  • Handle passwords and encrypted data
  • Work with the courts and win the case

Plus, Computer Forensics for Dummies includes lists of things that everyone interested in computer forensics should know, do, and build. Discover how to get qualified for a career in computer forensics, what to do to be a great investigator and expert witness, and how to build a forensics lab or toolkit.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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About the author (2008)

Linda Volonino (PhD, MBA, CISSP, ACFE) is a computer forensic investigator and expert witness with Robson Forensic, Inc. and a member of InfraGard.

Reynaldo Anzaldua (MBA, CISSP, EnCE, CHFI, IBM I-Series) teaches computer forensics and information security at South Texas College and works with private organizations and government agencies.

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