The primary focus of this edition is on analyzing Windows 8 systems and processes using free and open-source tools. The book covers live response, file analysis, malware detection, timeline, and much more.
Author: Harlan Carvey
Harlan Carvey has updated Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, now in its fourth edition, to cover Windows 8 systems. The primary focus of this edition is on analyzing Windows 8 systems and processes using free and open-source tools. The book covers live response, file analysis, malware detection, timeline, and much more. Harlan Carvey presents real-life experiences from the trenches, making the material realistic and showing the why behind the how. The companion and toolkit materials are hosted online. This material consists of electronic printable checklists, cheat sheets, free custom tools, and walk-through demos. This edition complements Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, Second Edition, which focuses primarily on XP, and Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, Third Edition, which focuses primarily on Windows 7. This new fourth edition provides expanded coverage of many topics beyond Windows 8 as well, including new cradle-to-grave case examples, USB device analysis, hacking and intrusion cases, and "how would I do this" from Harlan's personal case files and questions he has received from readers. The fourth edition also includes an all-new chapter on reporting. Complete coverage and examples of Windows 8 systems Contains lessons from the field, case studies, and war stories Companion online toolkit material, including electronic printable checklists, cheat sheets, custom tools, and walk-throughs
With this book, you will learn how to analyze data during live and post-mortem investigations.
Author: Harlan Carvey
Windows Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit, 2nd Edition, is a completely updated and expanded version of Harlan Carvey's best-selling forensics book on incident response and investigating cybercrime on Windows systems. With this book, you will learn how to analyze data during live and post-mortem investigations. New to this edition is Forensic Analysis on a Budget, which collects freely available tools that are essential for small labs, state (or below) law enforcement, and educational organizations. The book also includes new pedagogical elements, Lessons from the Field, Case Studies, and War Stories that present real-life experiences by an expert in the trenches, making the material real and showing the why behind the how. The companion DVD contains significant, and unique, materials (movies, spreadsheet, code, etc.) not available anyplace else because they were created by the author. This book will appeal to digital forensic investigators, IT security professionals, engineers, and system administrators as well as students and consultants. Best-Selling Windows Digital Forensic book completely updated in this 2nd Edition Learn how to Analyze Data During Live and Post-Mortem Investigations DVD Includes Custom Tools, Updated Code, Movies, and Spreadsheets!
This book will appeal to forensic practitioners from areas including incident response teams and computer forensic investigators; forensic technicians from legal, audit, and consulting firms; and law enforcement agencies.
Author: Cory Altheide
Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools is the definitive book on investigating and analyzing computer systems and media using open source tools. The book is a technical procedural guide, and explains the use of open source tools on Mac, Linux and Windows systems as a platform for performing computer forensics. Both well-known and novel forensic methods are demonstrated using command-line and graphical open source computer forensic tools for examining a wide range of target systems and artifacts. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners, this book uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field. It consists of 9 chapters that cover a range of topics such as the open source examination platform; disk and file system analysis; Windows systems and artifacts; Linux systems and artifacts; Mac OS X systems and artifacts; Internet artifacts; and automating analysis and extending capabilities. The book lends itself to use by students and those entering the field who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. This book will appeal to forensic practitioners from areas including incident response teams and computer forensic investigators; forensic technicians from legal, audit, and consulting firms; and law enforcement agencies. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Details core concepts and techniques of forensic file system analysis Covers analysis of artifacts from the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems
... and the forensic analysis of file systems in general is Brian Carrier's book, File System Forensic Analysis (Carrier, 2005). Each file and directory ...
Author: Harlan A. Carvey
Now in its third edition, Harlan Carvey has updated Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit to cover Windows 7 systems. The primary focus of this edition is on analyzing Windows 7 systems and on processes using free and open-source tools. The book covers live response, file analysis, malware detection, timeline, and much more. The author presents real-life experiences from the trenches, making the material realistic and showing the why behind the how. New to this edition, the companion and toolkit materials are now hosted online. This material consists of electronic printable checklists, cheat sheets, free custom tools, and walk-through demos. This edition complements Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, 2nd Ed. (ISBN: 9781597494229), which focuses primarily on XP. Complete coverage and examples on Windows 7 systems Contains Lessons from the Field, Case Studies, and War Stories Companion online material, including electronic printable checklists, cheat sheets, free custom tools, and walk-through demos
It, like FAT, is a non-journaled file system, so fsck becomes a regular part of ... but for the task of forensic analysis, every file system brings with it ...
Author: Chris Pogue
This book addresses topics in the area of forensic analysis of systems running on variants of the UNIX operating system, which is the choice of hackers for their attack platforms. According to a 2007 IDC report, UNIX servers account for the second-largest segment of spending (behind Windows) in the worldwide server market with $4.2 billion in 2Q07, representing 31.7% of corporate server spending. UNIX systems have not been analyzed to any significant depth largely due to a lack of understanding on the part of the investigator, an understanding and knowledge base that has been achieved by the attacker. The book begins with a chapter to describe why and how the book was written, and for whom, and then immediately begins addressing the issues of live response (volatile) data collection and analysis. The book continues by addressing issues of collecting and analyzing the contents of physical memory (i.e., RAM). The following chapters address /proc analysis, revealing the wealth of significant evidence, and analysis of files created by or on UNIX systems. Then the book addresses the underground world of UNIX hacking and reveals methods and techniques used by hackers, malware coders, and anti-forensic developers. The book then illustrates to the investigator how to analyze these files and extract the information they need to perform a comprehensive forensic analysis. The final chapter includes a detailed discussion of loadable kernel Modules and malware. Throughout the book the author provides a wealth of unique information, providing tools, techniques and information that won't be found anywhere else. This book contains information about UNIX forensic analysis that is not available anywhere else. Much of the information is a result of the author's own unique research and work. The authors have the combined experience of law enforcement, military, and corporate forensics. This unique perspective makes this book attractive to all forensic investigators.
With this book, expert Brian Carrier closes out the set by providing details about file system analysis available nowhere else.
Author: Keith J. Jones
Praise for Forensic Discovery Farmer and Venema do for digital archaeology what Indiana Jones did for historical archaeology. Forensic Discovery unearths hidden treasures in enlightening and entertaining ways, showing how a time-centric approach to computer forensics reveals even the cleverest intruder. I highly recommend reading this book. --Richard Bejtlich, TaoSecurity Praise for Real Digital Forensics Real Digital Forensics is as practical as a printed book can be. In a very methodical fashion, the authors cover live response (Unix, Windows), network-based forensics following the NSM model (Unix, Windows), forensics duplication, common forensics analysis techniques (such as file recovery and Internet history review), hostile binary analysis (Unix, Windows), creating a forensics toolkit and PDA, flash and USB drive forensics. The book is both comprehensive and in-depth; following the text and trying the investigations using the enclosed DVD definitely presents an effective way to learn forensic techniques.--Anton Chuvakin, LogLogic Praise for File System Forensic Analysis Carrier has achieved what few technical authors do, namely a clear explanation of highly technical topics that retains a level of detail making it valuable for the long term. For anyone looking seriously at electronic forensics, this is a must have. File System Forensic Analysis is a great technical resource. --Jose Nazario, Arbor Networks The Computer Forensics Library With the ever-increasing number of computer-related crimes, more and more professionals find themselves needing to conduct a forensics examination. But where to start? What if you don't have the time or resources to take a lengthy training course? We've assembled the works of today's leading forensics experts to help you dive into forensics, give you perspective on the big picture of forensic investigations, and arm you to handle the nitty-gritty technicalities of the toughest cases out there. Forensic Discovery, the definitive guide, presents a thorough introduction to the field of computer forensics. Authors Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema cover everything from file systems to memory andkernel hacks and malware.They expose many myths about forensics that can stand in the way of success. This succinct book will get you started with the realities of forensics. Real Digital Forensics allows you to dive right in to an investigation and learn by doing. Authors Keith J. Jones, Richard Bejtlich, and Curtis W. Rose walk you through six detailed, highly realistic investigations and provide a DVD with all the data you need to follow along and practice. Once you understand the big picture of computer forensics, this book will show you what a Unix or Windows investigation really looks like. File System Forensic Analysis completes the set and provides the information you need to investigate a computer's file system. Most digital evidence is stored within the computer's file system, so many investigations will inevitably lead there. But understanding how the file system works is one of the most technically challenging concepts for digital investigators. With this book, expert Brian Carrier closes out the set by providing details about file system analysis available nowhere else.
This book is one-of-a-kind, giving the background of the Registry to help users develop an understanding of the structure of registry hive files, as well as information stored within keys and values that can have a significant impact on ...
Author: Harlan Carvey
Windows Registry Forensics: Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry, Second Edition, provides the most in-depth guide to forensic investigations involving Windows Registry. This book is one-of-a-kind, giving the background of the Registry to help users develop an understanding of the structure of registry hive files, as well as information stored within keys and values that can have a significant impact on forensic investigations. Tools and techniques for post mortem analysis are discussed at length to take users beyond the current use of viewers and into real analysis of data contained in the Registry. This second edition continues a ground-up approach to understanding so that the treasure trove of the Registry can be mined on a regular and continuing basis. Named a Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec Reviews Packed with real-world examples using freely available open source tools Provides a deep explanation and understanding of the Windows Registry—perhaps the least understood and employed source of information within Windows systems Includes a companion website that contains the code and author-created tools discussed in the book Features updated, current tools and techniques Contains completely updated content throughout, with all new coverage of the latest versions of Windows
"System Forensics, Investigation, and Response, Second Edition begins by examining the fundamentals of system forensics, such as what forensics is, the role of computer forensics specialists, computer forensic evidence, and application of ...
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES Completely revised and rewritten to keep pace with the fast-paced field of Computer Forensics! Computer crimes call for forensics specialists, people who know how to find and follow the evidence. System Forensics, Investigation, and Response, Second Edition begins by examining the fundamentals of system forensics, such as what forensics is, the role of computer forensics specialists, computer forensic evidence, and application of forensic analysis skills. It also gives an overview of computer crimes, forensic methods, and laboratories. It then addresses the tools, techniques, and methods used to perform computer forensics and investigation. Finally, it explores emerging technologies as well as future directions of this interesting and cutting-edge field. New and Key Features of the Second Edition: Examines the fundamentals of system forensics Discusses computer crimes and forensic methods Written in an accessible and engaging style Incorporates real-world examples and engaging cases Instructor Materials for System Forensics, Investigation, and Response include: PowerPoint Lecture Slides Exam Questions Case Scenarios/Handouts Instructor's Manual
The usage of the rules is demonstrated by analyzing a case in details. The methods proposed here are efficient, practical and easy to put into practice in real scenarios.
Author: Mengmeng Wang
This dissertation, "Temporal Analysis on HFS and Across File Systems in Digital Forensic Investigation" by Mengmeng, Wang, 王萌萌, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: In computer forensics, digital evidence related to time is both important and complex. The rules of changes in time associated with digital evidence, such as files or folders, can be used to analyze certain user behaviors like data access, modification or transfer. However, the format and the rules in time information for user actions are quite different for different file systems, even for different versions of operating systems with the same file system. Some research on temporal analysis has already been done on NTFS and FAT file systems, while there are few resources that describe temporal analysis on the Hierarchical File System Plus (HFS+), the default file system in Apple computer. Moreover, removable devices like USB disks are used frequently; transferring files and folders between different devices with different file systems and operating systems happens more and more frequently, so the changes of times across different file systems are also crucial in digital forensics and investigations. In this research, the changes in time attributes of files and folders resulting from user actions on the HFS+ file system and across file systems are analyzed, and the rules of time are generated by inductive reasoning to help reconstruct crime scenes in the digital forensic investigation. Since inductive reasoning is not definitely true compared with deductive reasoning, experiments are performed to validate the rules. The usage of the rules is demonstrated by analyzing a case in details. The methods proposed here are efficient, practical and easy to put into practice in real scenarios. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5090012 Subjects: Computer crimes - Investigation File organization (Computer science) Forensic sciences
The resulting file can be further processed with file system forensic tools as described in Chapter 2, “Forensic Analysis.
Author: Eoghan Casey
Publisher: Academic Press
Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation builds on the success of the Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation, bringing together renowned experts in all areas of digital forensics and investigation to provide the consummate resource for practitioners in the field. It is also designed as an accompanying text to Digital Evidence and Computer Crime. This unique collection details how to conduct digital investigations in both criminal and civil contexts, and how to locate and utilize digital evidence on computers, networks, and embedded systems. Specifically, the Investigative Methodology section of the Handbook provides expert guidance in the three main areas of practice: Forensic Analysis, Electronic Discovery, and Intrusion Investigation. The Technology section is extended and updated to reflect the state of the art in each area of specialization. The main areas of focus in the Technology section are forensic analysis of Windows, Unix, Macintosh, and embedded systems (including cellular telephones and other mobile devices), and investigations involving networks (including enterprise environments and mobile telecommunications technology). This handbook is an essential technical reference and on-the-job guide that IT professionals, forensic practitioners, law enforcement, and attorneys will rely on when confronted with computer related crime and digital evidence of any kind. *Provides methodologies proven in practice for conducting digital investigations of all kinds *Demonstrates how to locate and interpret a wide variety of digital evidence, and how it can be useful in investigations *Presents tools in the context of the investigative process, including EnCase, FTK, ProDiscover, foremost, XACT, Network Miner, Splunk, flow-tools, and many other specialized utilities and analysis platforms *Case examples in every chapter give readers a practical understanding of the technical, logistical, and legal challenges that arise in real investigations
The Sleuth Kit (TSK) is a collection of UNIX-based command-line file and volume system forensic analysis tools. TSK supports DOS partitions, BSD partitions ...
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The Computer Forensic Series by EC-Council provides the knowledge and skills to identify, track, and prosecute the cyber-criminal. The series is comprised of four books covering a broad base of topics in Computer Hacking Forensic Investigation, designed to expose the reader to the process of detecting attacks and collecting evidence in a forensically sound manner with the intent to report crime and prevent future attacks. Learners are introduced to advanced techniques in computer investigation and analysis with interest in generating potential legal evidence. In full, this and the other three books provide preparation to identify evidence in computer related crime and abuse cases as well as track the intrusive hacker’s path through a client system. The series and accompanying labs help prepare the security student or professional to profile an intruder’s footprint and gather all necessary information and evidence to support prosecution in a court of law. File and Operating Systems, Wireless Networks, and Storage provides a basic understanding of file systems, storage and digital media devices. Boot processes, Windows and Linux Forensics and application of password crackers are all discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Authored by Certified Information Systems Security professionals (CISSPs), and reviewed by leading technical experts in the field, these books are current, forward-thinking resources that enable readers to solve the cybersecurity challenges ...
Author: John R. Vacca
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Computer crimes call for forensics specialists---people who know to find and follow the evidence. System Forensics, Investigation, and Response examines the fundamentals of system forensics what forensics is, an overview of computer crime, the challenges of system forensics, and forensics methods. It then addresses the tools, techniques, and methods used to perform computer forensics and investigation, including evidence collection, investigating information-hiding, recovering data, and more. The book closes with an exploration of incident and intrusion response, emerging technologies and future directions of the field, and additional system forensics resources. The Jones & Bartlett Learning Information Systems Security & Assurance Series delivers fundamental IT security principles packed with real world applications and examples for IT Security, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, and Information Systems, Security programs. Authored by Certified Information Systems Security professionals (CISSPs), and reviewed by leading technical experts in the field, these books are current, forward-thinking resources that enable readers to solve the cybersecurity challenges of today and tomorrow.
It is important to evaluate proprietary file systems, otherwise valuable digital evidence can lose its ... Carrier, B.: File System Forensic Analysis, vol.
Author: Joshua I. James
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, ICDF2C 2015, held in Seoul, South Korea, in October 2015. The 14 papers and 3 abstracts were selected from 40 submissions and cover diverse topics ranging from tactics of cyber crime investigations to digital forensic education, network forensics, and international cooperation in digital investigations.
Although file systems have historically been one of the most common sources of digital evidence, general file system forensic analysis is not a focus of ...
Author: Michael Hale Ligh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Memory forensics provides cutting edge technology to help investigate digital attacks Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory (RAM) to solve digital crimes. As a follow-up to the best seller Malware Analyst's Cookbook, experts in the fields of malware, security, and digital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memory forensics—now the most sought after skill in the digital forensics and incident response fields. Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward the advanced, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory is based on a five day training course that the authors have presented to hundreds of students. It is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniques properly. Discover memory forensics techniques: How volatile memory analysis improves digital investigations Proper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware and advanced threats How to use free, open source tools for conducting thorough memory forensics Ways to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensically sound manner The next era of malware and security breaches are more sophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computer is often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident response process. The Art of Memory Forensics explains the latest technological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge this gap. It covers the most popular and recently released versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-bit editions.
The Sleuth Kit (formerly known as TASK) is a collection of UNIX-based command line file and volume system forensic analysis tools. The file system tools ...
Author: Jack Wiles
Electronic discovery refers to a process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a legal case. Computer forensics is the application of computer investigation and analysis techniques to perform an investigation to find out exactly what happened on a computer and who was responsible. IDC estimates that the U.S. market for computer forensics will be grow from $252 million in 2004 to $630 million by 2009. Business is strong outside the United States, as well. By 2011, the estimated international market will be $1.8 billion dollars. The Techno Forensics Conference has increased in size by almost 50% in its second year; another example of the rapid growth in the market. This book is the first to combine cybercrime and digital forensic topics to provides law enforcement and IT security professionals with the information needed to manage a digital investigation. Everything needed for analyzing forensic data and recovering digital evidence can be found in one place, including instructions for building a digital forensics lab. * Digital investigation and forensics is a growing industry * Corporate I.T. departments investigating corporate espionage and criminal activities are learning as they go and need a comprehensive guide to e-discovery * Appeals to law enforcement agencies with limited budgets