The Investigative Process and Behavioral Profiling of Computer Crimes

The Investigative Process and Behavioral Profiling of Computer Crimes
Author: Chad R Johnson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN 10: 9780128184684
ISBN 13: 012818468X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Investigative Process and Behavioral Profiling of Computer Crimes Book Review:

Locard's Exchange Principle can be summarized as, "Every contact leaves a trace." This principle is the foundation for all forensic science, and it transcends the physical world to the virtual world of the Internet and local computer systems. Just as forensic science logically led to the science of offender behavioral profiling, the burgeoning field of digital profiling serves to prove that the principle can be applied to activities on computer systems and the Internet. In short - human technology interaction leaves a trace, and that trace can be examined to infer behavior. Existing research supports this in many different areas - For example, stylometry, where phraseology, frequency distribution, flight time, and other aspects have been shown to be up to 95% effective at identifying a subject following the disambiguation of copious data. Digital Investigations: Profiling & Process will take the reader through the investigation and analysis phases of a digital investigation. It answers the following questions: What is digital evidence? What are the applicable laws that apply to computer systems and the Internet? How do we identify a subject on a computer system? What criminological theories apply to computer crimes? How do we apply a behavioral profile to a computer crime?Since the author also teaches these courses, the text will include labs to teach technical skills, such as data recovery, evidence identification, forensic timelines, etc. This book is ideal for readers with little exposure to the world of digital forensics and the investigative process, as well as criminal behavior. Provides an overview of the techniques experts in the field of computer crime need in the investigative process of criminal behavior Includes coverage of the investigative process, the legal aspects of evidence, applicable laws, behavioral profiling (ideographic and nomothetic) Allows reader to develop and apply criminological theories to the digital world, with a sociological slant

Investigating Internet Crimes

Investigating Internet Crimes
Author: Todd G. Shipley,Art Bowker
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 0124079296
ISBN 13: 9780124079298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigating Internet Crimes Book Review:

Written by experts on the frontlines, Investigating Internet Crimes provides seasoned and new investigators with the background and tools they need to investigate crime occurring in the online world. This invaluable guide provides step-by-step instructions for investigating Internet crimes, including locating, interpreting, understanding, collecting, and documenting online electronic evidence to benefit investigations. Cybercrime is the fastest growing area of crime as more criminals seek to exploit the speed, convenience and anonymity that the Internet provides to commit a diverse range of criminal activities. Today's online crime includes attacks against computer data and systems, identity theft, distribution of child pornography, penetration of online financial services, using social networks to commit crimes, and the deployment of viruses, botnets, and email scams such as phishing. Symantec's 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report stated that the world spent an estimated $110 billion to combat cybercrime, an average of nearly $200 per victim. Law enforcement agencies and corporate security officers around the world with the responsibility for enforcing, investigating and prosecuting cybercrime are overwhelmed, not only by the sheer number of crimes being committed but by a lack of adequate training material. This book provides that fundamental knowledge, including how to properly collect and document online evidence, trace IP addresses, and work undercover. Provides step-by-step instructions on how to investigate crimes online Covers how new software tools can assist in online investigations Discusses how to track down, interpret, and understand online electronic evidence to benefit investigations Details guidelines for collecting and documenting online evidence that can be presented in court

Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation

Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation
Author: Eoghan Casey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2001-10-22
ISBN 10: 9780080488905
ISBN 13: 0080488900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation Book Review:

Following on the success of his introductory text, Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, Eoghan Casey brings together a few top experts to create the first detailed guide for professionals who are already familiar with digital evidence. The Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation helps readers master the forensic analysis of computer systems with a three-part approach covering tools, technology, and case studies. The Tools section provides the details on leading software programs, with each chapter written by that product's creator. The section ends with an objective comparison of the strengths and limitations of each tool. The main Technology section provides the technical "how to" information for collecting and analyzing digital evidence in common situations, starting with computers, moving on to networks, and culminating with embedded systems. The Case Examples section gives readers a sense of the technical, legal, and practical challenges that arise in real computer investigations. The Tools section provides details of leading hardware and software The main Technology section provides the technical "how to" information for collecting and analysing digital evidence in common situations Case Examples give readers a sense of the technical, legal, and practical challenges that arise in real computer investigations

Criminal Profiling

Criminal Profiling
Author: Brent E. Turvey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780080569352
ISBN 13: 0080569358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Profiling Book Review:

Now in its third edition, Criminal Profiling is established as an industry standard text. It moves evidence-based criminal profiling into a full embrace of the scientific method with respect to examining and interpreting behavioral evidence. If focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative and forensic process, helping to solve crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of the most violent criminals. Throughout the text, the author outlines specific principles and practice standards for Behavioral Evidence Analysis, focusing on the application of theory and method to real cases. Criminal Profiling, Third Edition, is an ideal companion for students and professionals alike, including investigators, forensic scientists, criminologists, mental health professionals, and attorneys. With contributing authors representing law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities, it offers a balanced perspective not found in other books on this subject. Readers will use it as a comprehensive reference text, a handbook for evaluating physical evidence, a tool to bring new perspectives to cold cases, and as an aid in preparing for criminal trials. * Best-selling author Brent Turvey defines the deductive profiling method, which focuses on examining the nature and behavior of criminals in order to solve crimes * Contributing authors represent law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities for a balanced perspective * Completely revised with 35% new material including updates on the latest advances in evidence-based profiling New to this edition * New cases in every chapter * New chapters in logic and reasoning * New chapter reviewing non-evidence based profiling methods * New chapter on mass homicide * New chapter on terrorist profiling and interviewing

Forensic Computer Crime Investigation

Forensic Computer Crime Investigation
Author: Thomas A. Johnson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-09-19
ISBN 10: 1420028375
ISBN 13: 9781420028379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Computer Crime Investigation Book Review:

The Digital Age offers many far-reaching opportunities - opportunities that allow for fast global communications, efficient business transactions and stealthily executed cyber crimes. Featuring contributions from digital forensic experts, the editor of Forensic Computer Crime Investigation presents a vital resource that outlines the latest strategi

Technology in Forensic Science

Technology in Forensic Science
Author: Deepak Rawtani,Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-08-19
ISBN 10: 3527827676
ISBN 13: 9783527827671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology in Forensic Science Book Review:

The book "Technology in Forensic Science" provides an integrated approach by reviewing the usage of modern forensic tools as well as the methods for interpretation of the results. Starting with best practices on sample taking, the book then reviews analytical methods such as high-resolution microscopy and chromatography, biometric approaches, and advanced sensor technology as well as emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and taggant technology. It concludes with an outlook to emerging methods such as AI-based approaches to forensic investigations.

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime
Author: Eoghan Casey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0121631044
ISBN 13: 9780121631048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime Book Review:

Required reading for anyone involved in computer investigations or computer administration!

Crime Classification Manual

Crime Classification Manual
Author: John Douglas,Ann W. Burgess,Allen G. Burgess,Robert K. Ressler
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-01-06
ISBN 10: 9781118047187
ISBN 13: 1118047184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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CISSP Boxed Set 2015 Common Body of Knowledge Edition

CISSP Boxed Set 2015 Common Body of Knowledge Edition
Author: Shon Harris
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1456
Release: 2016-10-24
ISBN 10: 0071845658
ISBN 13: 9780071845656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CISSP Boxed Set 2015 Common Body of Knowledge Edition Book Review:

Prepare for the 2015 CISSP exam with this up-to-date, money-saving study package Designed as a complete self-study program, this collection offers a variety of proven, exam-focused resources to use in preparation for the 2015 CISSP exam. This set bundles the seventh edition of Shon Harris’ bestselling CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide and CISSP Practice Exams, FourthEdition. CISSP candidates will gain access to a variety of comprehensive resources to get ready for this challenging exam. CISSP Boxed Set 2015 Common Body of Knowledge Edition fully covers the eight newly-revised exam domains and offers real-world insights from the authors’ professional experiences. More than 1250 accurate practice exam questions are provided, along with in-depth explanations of both the correct and incorrect answers. Presents 100% coverage of the 2015 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge Written by leading experts in IT security certification and training This bundle is 12% cheaper than buying the books individually Shon Harris, CISSP was the founder and CEO of Logical Security LLC, an information security consultant, a former engineer in the Air Force's Information Warfare unit, an instructor, and an author. Fernando Maymí, Ph.D., CISSP, is a security practitioner with over 25 years of experience in the field. Jonathan Ham, CISSP, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, is an independent consultant who specializes in large-scale enterprise security issues. He is co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace.

CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition

CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition
Author: Shon Harris
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2010-01-15
ISBN 10: 0071602178
ISBN 13: 9780071602174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition Book Review:

Get complete coverage of the latest release of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam inside this comprehensive, fully updated resource. Written by the leading expert in IT security certification and training, this authoritative guide covers all 10 CISSP exam domains developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2). You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CISSP exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. COVERS ALL 10 CISSP DOMAINS: Information security and risk management Access control Security architecture and design Physical and environmental security Telecommunications and network security Cryptography Business continuity and disaster recovery planning Legal regulations, compliance, and investigations Application security Operations security THE CD-ROM FEATURES: Hundreds of practice exam questions Video training excerpt from the author E-book Shon Harris, CISSP, is a security consultant, a former member of the Information Warfare unit in the Air Force, and a contributing writer to Information Security Magazine and Windows 2000 Magazine. She is the author of the previous editions of this book.

Scene of the Cybercrime

Scene of the Cybercrime
Author: Debra Littlejohn Shinder,Michael Cross
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2008-07-21
ISBN 10: 9780080486994
ISBN 13: 0080486991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scene of the Cybercrime Book Review:

When it comes to computer crimes, the criminals got a big head start. But the law enforcement and IT security communities are now working diligently to develop the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully investigate and prosecute Cybercrime cases. When the first edition of "Scene of the Cybercrime" published in 2002, it was one of the first books that educated IT security professionals and law enforcement how to fight Cybercrime. Over the past 5 years a great deal has changed in how computer crimes are perpetrated and subsequently investigated. Also, the IT security and law enforcement communities have dramatically improved their ability to deal with Cybercrime, largely as a result of increased spending and training. According to the 2006 Computer Security Institute's and FBI's joint Cybercrime report: 52% of companies reported unauthorized use of computer systems in the prior 12 months. Each of these incidents is a Cybecrime requiring a certain level of investigation and remediation. And in many cases, an investigation is mandates by federal compliance regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, or the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. Scene of the Cybercrime, Second Edition is a completely revised and updated book which covers all of the technological, legal, and regulatory changes, which have occurred since the first edition. The book is written for dual audience; IT security professionals and members of law enforcement. It gives the technical experts a little peek into the law enforcement world, a highly structured environment where the "letter of the law" is paramount and procedures must be followed closely lest an investigation be contaminated and all the evidence collected rendered useless. It also provides law enforcement officers with an idea of some of the technical aspects of how cyber crimes are committed, and how technology can be used to track down and build a case against the criminals who commit them. Scene of the Cybercrime, Second Editions provides a roadmap that those on both sides of the table can use to navigate the legal and technical landscape to understand, prevent, detect, and successfully prosecute the criminal behavior that is as much a threat to the online community as "traditional" crime is to the neighborhoods in which we live. Also included is an all new chapter on Worldwide Forensics Acts and Laws. * Companion Web site provides custom tools and scripts, which readers can download for conducting digital, forensic investigations. * Special chapters outline how Cybercrime investigations must be reported and investigated by corporate IT staff to meet federal mandates from Sarbanes Oxley, and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard * Details forensic investigative techniques for the most common operating systems (Windows, Linux and UNIX) as well as cutting edge devices including iPods, Blackberries, and cell phones.

Forensic Nursing Science - E-Book

Forensic Nursing Science - E-Book
Author: Virginia A. Lynch,Janet Barber Duval
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2010-07-23
ISBN 10: 0323066380
ISBN 13: 9780323066389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Nursing Science - E-Book Book Review:

Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.

CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition

CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition
Author: Shon Harris,Fernando Maymi
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1376
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN 10: 1260142647
ISBN 13: 9781260142648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition Book Review:

A new edition of Shon Harris’ bestselling exam prep guide—fully updated for the new CISSP 2018 Common Body of Knowledge This effective self-study guide fully prepares you for the challenging CISSP exam and offers 100% coverage of all exam domains. This edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the new CISSP 2018 Common Body of Knowledge, hot spot and drag and drop question formats, and more. CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition features hands-on exercises as well as “Notes,” “Tips,” and “Cautions” that provide real-world insight and call out potentially harmful situations. Each chapter features learning objectives, exam tips, and practice questions with in-depth answer explanations. Beyond exam prep, the guide also serves as an ideal on-the-job reference for IT security professionals. •Fully updated to cover 2018 exam objectives and question formats•Digital content includes access to the Total Tester test engine with 1500 practice questions, and flashcards•Serves as an essential on-the-job-reference

Behavioral Evidence Analysis

Behavioral Evidence Analysis
Author: Manuel A. Esparza
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780128006078
ISBN 13: 0128006072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Evidence Analysis Book Review:

The criminal profiling community can easily be split into two separate groups: those that have written criminal profiles and those that have not. It is an important distinction, because report writing is one the most important requirements of good scientific practice. The process of writing up findings helps to reveal flaws in an examiner's logic so that they can be amended or revisited; the final report memorializes findings and their underlying basis at a fixed point in time; and as a document a forensic report provides the best mechanism for transparency and peer review. The problem is that many criminal profilers haven't written criminal profilers, and still more prefer that this remain the case, often to conceal their lack of methodology or ability. The contributors to this volume have travelled the world for more than a decade to lecture on the subjects of crime scene analysis and criminal profiling. The result has been a steady stream of requests continued from educational institutions and government agencies alike to teach the application of criminal profiling theory. Everyone has read the books, everyone has attended the lecture; but few have experience with hands on practice and application. In other words, there is a growing number of serious professionals that want to know how to put theory into practice, and then learn what it means to put their findings into written form. Behavioral Evidence Analysis: International Forensic Practice and Protocols has been written as a companion text to Turvey's Criminal Profiling, now in its 4th edition. It is meant to provide the legion of instructors that are teaching criminal profiling as a subject with real world examples of case reports. It is also meant to serve as a desk reference for professionals that are writing crime scene analysis and criminal profiling reports, to enable sampling of structure, terminology, and references.

Profiling Violent Crimes

Profiling Violent Crimes
Author: Ronald M Holmes,Stephen T Holmes
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2002-03-12
ISBN 10: 9780761925941
ISBN 13: 0761925945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profiling Violent Crimes Book Review:

The Third Edition is a thorough revision, as is appropriate in such a fast-moving field. New chapters cover criminal behavior theories and psychological profiling; autoerotic deaths; occult crimes; plus two new chapters detailing two infamous unsolved crimes: Jack the Ripper and the Jon Benet Ramsay case. The authors continuing research and activities in the field result in new case studies for the book, often as boxed inserts.

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime
Author: Eoghan Casey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 807
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0123742684
ISBN 13: 9780123742681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime Book Review:

"Digital Evidence and Computer Crime" provides the knowledge necessary to uncover and use digital evidence effectively in any kind of investigation. This completely updated edition provides the introductory materials that new students require, and also expands on the material presented in previous editions to help students develop these skills.

Predators 101

Predators 101
Author: William J. Riley
Publsiher: Trikke.MI
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2014-09-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predators 101 Book Review:

Criminal behavior profiling for everyone, body language, personal safety, report suspicious behavior

Criminal Profiling

Criminal Profiling
Author: Brent E. Turvey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2011-03-09
ISBN 10: 9780123852441
ISBN 13: 0123852447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Profiling Book Review:

Focused on Behavioral Evidence Analysis (BEA), a method of criminal profiling developed and refined by the author over the past 15 years, the fourth edition of Criminal Profiling maintains the same core foundation that made previous editions best sellers in the professional and academic community worldwide. Written from practicing behavioral analysts and aspiring students alike, this work emphasizes an honest understanding of crime and criminals. Newly updated, mechanisms for the examination and classification of both victim and offender behavior have been improved. In addition to refined approaches towards victimology, crime scene analysis, motivation and case linkage, a chapter on sexual deviance has been added as well. With prior edition in wide use as a primary text in criminal justice, law, criminology, and behavioral science programs around the world, Criminal Profiling, Fourth Edition remains essential for students and professionals alike. Outlines the scientific principles and practice standards of BEA-oriented criminal profiling, with an emphasis on applying theory to real cases. Contributing authors from law enforcement, academic, mental health and forensic science communities provide a balance perspective. Complete glossary of key terms Companion Web site includes all appendices from previous volumes and figure collection at http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companions/9780123852434 Manual Web site provides an instructor’s manual for each chapter, powerpoint slideshows, and case reports from Brent Turvey’s work.

Forensic Victimology

Forensic Victimology
Author: Brent E. Turvey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-08-08
ISBN 10: 0124079202
ISBN 13: 9780124079205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Victimology Book Review:

Published in 2009, the first edition of Forensic Victimology introduced criminologists and criminal investigators to the idea of systematically gathering and examining victim information for the purposes of addressing investigative and forensic issues. The concepts presented within immediately proved vital to social scientists researching victims-offender relationships; investigators and forensic scientists seeking to reconstruct events and establish the elements of a crime; and criminal profilers seeking to link pattern crimes. This is because the principles and guidelines in Forensic Victimology were written to serve criminal investigation and anticipate courtroom testimony. As with the first, this second edition of Forensic Victimology is an applied presentation of a traditionally theoretical subject written by criminal justice practitioners with years of experience-both in the field and in the classroom. It distinguishes the investigative and forensic aspects of applied victim study as necessary adjuncts to what has often been considered a theoretical field. It then identifies the benefits of forensic victimology to casework, providing clearly defined methods and those standards of practice necessary for effectively serving the criminal justice system. 30% new content, with new chapters on Emergency Services, False Confessions, and Human Trafficking Use of up-to-date references and case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic victimology Provides context and scope for both the investigative and forensic aspects of case examination and evidence interpretation Approaches the study of victimology from a realistic standpoint, moving away from stereotypes and archetypes Useful for students and professionals working in relation to behavioral science, criminology, criminal justice, forensic science, and criminal investigation

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations
Author: Darren R. Hayes
Publsiher: Pearson IT Certification
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN 10: 0132756153
ISBN 13: 9780132756150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations Book Review:

All you need to know to succeed in digital forensics: technical and investigative skills, in one book Complete, practical, and up-to-date Thoroughly covers digital forensics for Windows, Mac, mobile, hardware, and networks Addresses online and lab investigations, documentation, admissibility, and more By Dr. Darren Hayes, founder of Pace University’s Code Detectives forensics lab–one of America’s “Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors” Perfect for anyone pursuing a digital forensics career or working with examiners Criminals go where the money is. Today, trillions of dollars of assets are digital, and digital crime is growing fast. In response, demand for digital forensics experts is soaring. To succeed in this exciting field, you need strong technical and investigative skills. In this guide, one of the world’s leading computer orensics experts teaches you all the skills you’ll need. Writing for students and professionals at all levels, Dr. Darren Hayes presents complete best practices for capturing and analyzing evidence, protecting the chain of custody, documenting investigations, and scrupulously adhering to the law, so your evidence can always be used. Hayes introduces today’s latest technologies and technical challenges, offering detailed coverage of crucial topics such as mobile forensics, Mac forensics, cyberbullying, and child endangerment. This guide’s practical activities and case studies give you hands-on mastery of modern digital forensics tools and techniques. Its many realistic examples reflect the author’s extensive and pioneering work as a forensics examiner in both criminal and civil investigations. Understand what computer forensics examiners do, and the types of digital evidence they work with Explore Windows and Mac computers, understand how their features affect evidence gathering, and use free tools to investigate their contents Extract data from diverse storage devices Establish a certified forensics lab and implement good practices for managing and processing evidence Gather data and perform investigations online Capture Internet communications, video, images, and other content Write comprehensive reports that withstand defense objections and enable successful prosecution Follow strict search and surveillance rules to make your evidence admissible Investigate network breaches, including dangerous Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) Retrieve immense amounts of evidence from smartphones, even without seizing them Successfully investigate financial fraud performed with digital devices Use digital photographic evidence, including metadata and social media images