The Art of Memory Forensics

This book provides a comprehensive guide to performing memory forensics for Windows, Linux, and Mac systems, including x64 architectures.

The Art of Memory Forensics

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.

Applied Incident Response

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Applied Incident Response

Incident response is critical for the active defense of any network, and incident responders need up-to-date, immediately applicable techniques with which to engage the adversary. Applied Incident Response details effective ways to respond to advanced attacks against local and remote network resources, providing proven response techniques and a framework through which to apply them. As a starting point for new incident handlers, or as a technical reference for hardened IR veterans, this book details the latest techniques for responding to threats against your network, including: Preparing your environment for effective incident response Leveraging MITRE ATT&CK and threat intelligence for active network defense Local and remote triage of systems using PowerShell, WMIC, and open-source tools Acquiring RAM and disk images locally and remotely Analyzing RAM with Volatility and Rekall Deep-dive forensic analysis of system drives using open-source or commercial tools Leveraging Security Onion and Elastic Stack for network security monitoring Techniques for log analysis and aggregating high-value logs Static and dynamic analysis of malware with YARA rules, FLARE VM, and Cuckoo Sandbox Detecting and responding to lateral movement techniques, including pass-the-hash, pass-the-ticket, Kerberoasting, malicious use of PowerShell, and many more Effective threat hunting techniques Adversary emulation with Atomic Red Team Improving preventive and detective controls

16th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

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16th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

These proceedings represent the work of contributors to the 16th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2021), hosted by joint collaboration of Tennessee Tech Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC), Computer Science department and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee on 25-26 February 2021. The Conference Co-Chairs are Dr. Juan Lopez Jr, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, and Dr. Ambareen Siraj, Tennessee Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC), and the Program Chair is Dr. Kalyan Perumalla, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee.

Fundamentals of Digital Forensics

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Fundamentals of Digital Forensics

This practical and accessible textbook/reference describes the theory and methodology of digital forensic examinations, presenting examples developed in collaboration with police authorities to ensure relevance to real-world practice. The coverage includes discussions on forensic artifacts and constraints, as well as forensic tools used for law enforcement and in the corporate sector. Emphasis is placed on reinforcing sound forensic thinking, and gaining experience in common tasks through hands-on exercises. This enhanced second edition has been expanded with new material on incident response tasks and computer memory analysis. Topics and features: Outlines what computer forensics is, and what it can do, as well as what its limitations are Discusses both the theoretical foundations and the fundamentals of forensic methodology Reviews broad principles that are applicable worldwide Explains how to find and interpret several important artifacts Describes free and open source software tools, along with the AccessData Forensic Toolkit Features exercises and review questions throughout, with solutions provided in the appendices Includes numerous practical examples, and provides supporting video lectures online This easy-to-follow primer is an essential resource for students of computer forensics, and will also serve as a valuable reference for practitioners seeking instruction on performing forensic examinations. Joakim Kävrestad is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Skövde, Sweden, and an AccessData Certified Examiner. He also serves as a forensic consultant, with several years of experience as a forensic expert with the Swedish police.

Advances in Decision Sciences Image Processing Security and Computer Vision

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Advances in Decision Sciences  Image Processing  Security and Computer Vision

This book constitutes the proceedings of the First International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (ICETE), held at University College of Engineering and organised by the Alumni Association, University College of Engineering, Osmania University, in Hyderabad, India on 22–23 March 2019. The proceedings of the ICETE are published in three volumes, covering seven areas: Biomedical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Mechanical, and Mining Engineering. The 215 peer-reviewed papers from around the globe present the latest state-of-the-art research, and are useful to postgraduate students, researchers, academics and industry engineers working in the respective fields. Volume 1 presents papers on the theme “Advances in Decision Sciences, Image Processing, Security and Computer Vision – International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (ICETE)”. It includes state-of-the-art technical contributions in the area of biomedical and computer science engineering, discussing sustainable developments in the field, such as instrumentation and innovation, signal and image processing, Internet of Things, cryptography and network security, data mining and machine learning.

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime

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Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime


Intelligence Driven Incident Response

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Intelligence Driven Incident Response

Using a well-conceived incident response plan in the aftermath of an online security breach enables your team to identify attackers and learn how they operate. But, only when you approach incident response with a cyber threat intelligence mindset will you truly understand the value of that information. With this practical guide, you’ll learn the fundamentals of intelligence analysis, as well as the best ways to incorporate these techniques into your incident response process. Each method reinforces the other: threat intelligence supports and augments incident response, while incident response generates useful threat intelligence. This book helps incident managers, malware analysts, reverse engineers, digital forensics specialists, and intelligence analysts understand, implement, and benefit from this relationship. In three parts, this in-depth book includes: The fundamentals: get an introduction to cyber threat intelligence, the intelligence process, the incident-response process, and how they all work together Practical application: walk through the intelligence-driven incident response (IDIR) process using the F3EAD process—Find, Fix Finish, Exploit, Analyze, and Disseminate The way forward: explore big-picture aspects of IDIR that go beyond individual incident-response investigations, including intelligence team building

Advances in Digital Forensics XI

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Advances in Digital Forensics XI

Digital forensics deals with the acquisition, preservation, examination, analysis and presentation of electronic evidence. Networked computing, wireless communications and portable electronic devices have expanded the role of digital forensics beyond traditional computer crime investigations. Practically every crime now involves some aspect of digital evidence; digital forensics provides the techniques and tools to articulate this evidence. Digital forensics also has myriad intelligence applications. Furthermore, it has a vital role in information assurance -- investigations of security breaches yield valuable information that can be used to design more secure systems. Advances in Digital Forensics XI describes original research results and innovative applications in the discipline of digital forensics. In addition, it highlights some of the major technical and legal issues related to digital evidence and electronic crime investigations. The areas of coverage include: Themes and Issues Internet Crime Investigations Forensic Techniques Mobile Device Forensics Cloud Forensics Forensic Tools This book is the eleventh volume in the annual series produced by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics, an international community of scientists, engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and prac tice in digital forensics. The book contains a selection of twenty edited papers from the Eleventh Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, held in Orlando, Florida in the winter of 2015. Advances in Digital Forensics XI is an important resource for researchers, faculty members and graduate students, as well as for practitioners and individuals engaged in research and development efforts for the law enforcement and intelligence communities. Gilbert Peterson, Chair, IFIP WG 11.9 on Digital Forensics, is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA. Sujeet Shenoi is the F.P. Walter Professor of Computer Science and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

Advances in Digital Forensics XIII

M. Ligh, A. Case, J. Levy and A. Walters, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux and Mac Memory, John Wiley and Sons, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014. Y. Lin, Y. Lai, C. Lu, P. Hsu and C. Lee, ...

Advances in Digital Forensics XIII

Digital forensics deals with the acquisition, preservation, examination, analysis and presentation of electronic evidence. Networked computing, wireless communications and portable electronic devices have expanded the role of digital forensics beyond traditional computer crime investigations. Practically every crime now involves some aspect of digital evidence; digital forensics provides the techniques and tools to articulate this evidence. Digital forensics also has myriad intelligence applications. Furthermore, it has a vital role in information assurance -- investigations of security breaches yield valuable information that can be used to design more secure systems. Advances in Digital Forensics XIII describes original research results and innovative applications in the discipline of digital forensics. In addition, it highlights some of the major technical and legal issues related to digital evidence and electronic crime investigations. The areas of coverage include: Themes and Issues; Mobile and Embedded Device Forensics; Network and Cloud Forensics; Threat Detection and Mitigation; Malware Forensics; Image Forensics; and Forensic Techniques. This book is the thirteenth volume in the annual series produced by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics, an international community of scientists, engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in digital forensics. The book contains a selection of sixteen edited papers from the Thirteenth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, held in Orlando, Florida, USA in the winter of 2017. Advances in Digital Forensics XIII is an important resource for researchers, faculty members and graduate students, as well as for practitioners and individuals engaged in research and development efforts for the law enforcement and intelligence communities. Gilbert Peterson, Chair, IFIP WG 11.9 on Digital Forensics, is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA. Sujeet Shenoi is the F.P. Walter Professor of Computer Science and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

Learning Malware Analysis

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Learning Malware Analysis

Understand malware analysis and its practical implementation Key Features Explore the key concepts of malware analysis and memory forensics using real-world examples Learn the art of detecting, analyzing, and investigating malware threats Understand adversary tactics and techniques Book Description Malware analysis and memory forensics are powerful analysis and investigation techniques used in reverse engineering, digital forensics, and incident response. With adversaries becoming sophisticated and carrying out advanced malware attacks on critical infrastructures, data centers, and private and public organizations, detecting, responding to, and investigating such intrusions is critical to information security professionals. Malware analysis and memory forensics have become must-have skills to fight advanced malware, targeted attacks, and security breaches. This book teaches you the concepts, techniques, and tools to understand the behavior and characteristics of malware through malware analysis. It also teaches you techniques to investigate and hunt malware using memory forensics. This book introduces you to the basics of malware analysis, and then gradually progresses into the more advanced concepts of code analysis and memory forensics. It uses real-world malware samples, infected memory images, and visual diagrams to help you gain a better understanding of the subject and to equip you with the skills required to analyze, investigate, and respond to malware-related incidents. What you will learn Create a safe and isolated lab environment for malware analysis Extract the metadata associated with malware Determine malware's interaction with the system Perform code analysis using IDA Pro and x64dbg Reverse-engineer various malware functionalities Reverse engineer and decode common encoding/encryption algorithms Reverse-engineer malware code injection and hooking techniques Investigate and hunt malware using memory forensics Who this book is for This book is for incident responders, cyber-security investigators, system administrators, malware analyst, forensic practitioners, student, or curious security professionals interested in learning malware analysis and memory forensics. Knowledge of programming languages such as C and Python is helpful but is not mandatory. If you have written few lines of code and have a basic understanding of programming concepts, you’ll be able to get most out of this book.

Operating System Forensics

Art of Memory Forensics Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Russinovich, M., 2008. Blogs. Available from: http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2008/07/21/ 3092070.aspx ...

Operating System Forensics

Operating System Forensics is the first book to cover all three critical operating systems for digital forensic investigations in one comprehensive reference. Users will learn how to conduct successful digital forensic examinations in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS, the methodologies used, key technical concepts, and the tools needed to perform examinations. Mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry are also covered, providing everything practitioners need to conduct a forensic investigation of the most commonly used operating systems, including technical details of how each operating system works and how to find artifacts. This book walks you through the critical components of investigation and operating system functionality, including file systems, data recovery, memory forensics, system configuration, Internet access, cloud computing, tracking artifacts, executable layouts, malware, and log files. You'll find coverage of key technical topics like Windows Registry, /etc directory, Web browers caches, Mbox, PST files, GPS data, ELF, and more. Hands-on exercises in each chapter drive home the concepts covered in the book. You'll get everything you need for a successful forensics examination, including incident response tactics and legal requirements. Operating System Forensics is the only place you'll find all this covered in one book. Covers digital forensic investigations of the three major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS Presents the technical details of each operating system, allowing users to find artifacts that might be missed using automated tools Hands-on exercises drive home key concepts covered in the book. Includes discussions of cloud, Internet, and major mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS

Security in Computing and Communications

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Security in Computing and Communications

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Symposium on Security in Computing and Communications, SSCC 2015, held in Kochi, India, in August 2015. The 36 revised full papers presented together with 13 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 157 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on security in cloud computing; authentication and access control systems; cryptography and steganography; system and network security; application security.

Guide to Digital Forensics

The art of memory forensics: Detecting malware and threats in windows, linux, and Mac memory. Wiley. Volatility Foundation. (2017). Volatility Foundation. Available Online: http://www. volatilityfoundation.org/ [Fetched: 2017-07-06].

Guide to Digital Forensics

This work introduces the reader to the world of digital forensics in a practical and accessible manner. The text was written to fulfill a need for a book that introduces forensic methodology and sound forensic thinking, combined with hands-on examples for common tasks in a computer forensic examination. The author has several years of experience as a computer forensics examiner and is now working as a university-level lecturer. Guide to Digital Forensics: A Concise and Practical Introduction is intended for students that are looking for an introduction to computer forensics and can also be used as a collection of instructions for practitioners. The aim is to describe and explain the steps taken during a forensic examination, with the intent of making the reader aware of the constraints and considerations that apply during a fo rensic examination in law enforcement and in the private sector. Upon reading this book, the reader should have a proper overview of the field of digital forensics, starting them on the journey of becoming a computer forensics expert.

Computing Science Communication and Security

13–19 (2011) Michael, H.L., Andrew, C., Jamie, L.: The art of memory forensics: detecting malware and threats in windows, linux, and mac memory. Int. J. Comput. Secur. 21, 78–84 (2014) Pundir, S.L.: Feature selection using random forest ...

Computing Science  Communication and Security

This book constitutes revised selected papers of the Third International Conference on Computing Science, Communication and Security, COMS2 2022, held in Gandhinagar, India, in February 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The 22 full papers were thoroughly reveiwed and selected from 143 submissions. The papers present ideas, and research results on the aspects of computing science, network communication, and security.

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime

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Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, ICDF2C 2018, held in New Orleans, LA, USA, in September 2018. The 11 reviewed full papers and 1 short paper were selected from 33 submissions and are grouped in topical sections on carving and data hiding, android, forensic readiness, hard drives and digital forensics, artefact correlation.

Trust and Trustworthy Computing

Springer, Heidelberg (2007) Joshi, A., King, S.T., Dunlap, G.W., Chen, P.M.: Detecting past and present intrusions ... Walters, A.: The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory, 1st edn.

Trust and Trustworthy Computing

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing, TRUST 2015, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in August 2015. The 15 full papers and 3 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: hardware-enhanced trusted execution; trust and users; trusted systems and services; trust and privacy; and building blocks for trust. There are 7 two-page abstracts of poster papers included in the back matter of the volume.

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

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Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations

Master the skills you need to conduct a successful digital investigation with Nelson/Phillips/Steuart's GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Sixth Edition--the most comprehensive forensics resource available. Providing clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, it walks you through every step of the computer forensics investigation--from lab setup to testifying in court. The authors also thoroughly explain how to use current forensics software. The text includes the most up-to-date coverage available of Linux and Macintosh, virtual machine software such as VMware and Virtual Box, Android, mobile devices, handheld devices, cloud forensics, email, social media and the Internet of Anything. Appropriate for learners new to the field, it is also an excellent refresher and technology update for professionals in law enforcement, investigations or computer security. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mastering Python Forensics

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Mastering Python Forensics

Master the art of digital forensics and analysis with Python About This Book Learn to perform forensic analysis and investigations with the help of Python, and gain an advanced understanding of the various Python libraries and frameworks Analyze Python scripts to extract metadata and investigate forensic artifacts The writers, Dr. Michael Spreitzenbarth and Dr. Johann Uhrmann, have used their experience to craft this hands-on guide to using Python for forensic analysis and investigations Who This Book Is For If you are a network security professional or forensics analyst who wants to gain a deeper understanding of performing forensic analysis with Python, then this book is for you. Some Python experience would be helpful. What You Will Learn Explore the forensic analysis of different platforms such as Windows, Android, and vSphere Semi-automatically reconstruct major parts of the system activity and time-line Leverage Python ctypes for protocol decoding Examine artifacts from mobile, Skype, and browsers Discover how to utilize Python to improve the focus of your analysis Investigate in volatile memory with the help of volatility on the Android and Linux platforms In Detail Digital forensic analysis is the process of examining and extracting data digitally and examining it. Python has the combination of power, expressiveness, and ease of use that makes it an essential complementary tool to the traditional, off-the-shelf digital forensic tools. This book will teach you how to perform forensic analysis and investigations by exploring the capabilities of various Python libraries. The book starts by explaining the building blocks of the Python programming language, especially ctypes in-depth, along with how to automate typical tasks in file system analysis, common correlation tasks to discover anomalies, as well as templates for investigations. Next, we'll show you cryptographic algorithms that can be used during forensic investigations to check for known files or to compare suspicious files with online services such as VirusTotal or Mobile-Sandbox. Moving on, you'll learn how to sniff on the network, generate and analyze network flows, and perform log correlation with the help of Python scripts and tools. You'll get to know about the concepts of virtualization and how virtualization influences IT forensics, and you'll discover how to perform forensic analysis of a jailbroken/rooted mobile device that is based on iOS or Android. Finally, the book teaches you how to analyze volatile memory and search for known malware samples based on YARA rules. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide will demonstrate forensic analysis techniques by showing you how to solve real-word-scenarios step by step.

Research in Attacks Intrusions and Defenses

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Research in Attacks  Intrusions  and Defenses

This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses, RAID 2017, held in Atlanta, GA, USA, in September 2017. The 21 revised full papers were selected from 105 submissions. They are organized in the following topics: software security, intrusion detection, systems security, android security, cybercrime, cloud security, network security.