From the Back Cover
Conduct Cutting-Edge Forensic Investigations of Computer Crimes.
Whether it's phishing, bank fraud, or unlawful hacking, computer crimes are on the rise, and law enforcement personnel who investigate these crimes must learn how to properly gather forensic evidence in the computer age.
Now you can get the training you need in this comprehensive guide from two seasoned law enforcement professionals. From recognizing high-tech criminal activity and collecting evidence to presenting it in a way that judges and juries can understand, this book covers the range of skills, standards, and step-by-step procedures you’ll need to conduct a criminal investigation in a Windows environment and make your evidence stand up in court.
The book also covers the emerging field of “live forensics,” where investigators examine a system to obtain evidence while it is still running, thus preserving live data that may be lost if the system is shut down.
Responding to a reported computer intrusion
Conducting the initial interview with the victims
Understanding how attackers exploit Windows networks
Deciphering Windows file systems, registries, and more
Analyzing data rapidly using live analysis techniques
Examining suspects’ computers
Using EnCase® for Windows event log analysis
Presenting technically complicated material to juries
About the Author
, CISSP, MCSE, is a special agent with the Pentagon’s Defense Criminal Investigative Service. He has a master’s degree in computer science as well as numerous industry certifications. As a former contract instructor for the FBI, he has taught hundreds of veteran federal agents, state and local police officers, and intelligence agency employees techniques for conducting computerintrusion investigations. He also founded and supervised a local police department computer crime and information services unit and served as a task force agent for the FBI. He has conducted investigations involving large-scale computer intrusions, counterterrorism, crimes against children, and many other offenses involving the substantive use of computers.
Steve Bunting is a captain with the University of Delaware Police Department, where he is responsible for computer forensics, video forensics, and investigations involving computers. He has more than thirty years experience in law enforcement, and his background in computer forensics is extensive. He is a Certified Computer Forensics Technician (CCFT) and an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE). He was the recipient of the 2002 Guidance Software Certified Examiner Award of Excellence. He has a bachelor’s degree in applied professions/business management from Wilmington College and a computer applications certificate in network environments from the University of Delaware. He has conducted computer forensic examinations for numerous local, state, and federal agencies on a variety of cases, including extortion, homicide, embezzlement, child exploitation, intellectual property theft, and unlawful intrusions into computer systems. He has testified in court on numerous occasions as a computer forensics expert. He has taught computer forensics for Guidance Software, makers of EnCase, and taught as a lead instructor at all course levels. He has been a presenter at several seminars and workshops, is the author of numerous white papers, and is the primary author of the book EnCase Computer Forensics: The Official EnCE: EnCase Certified Examiner Study Guide , which was published by Sybex in early 2006. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.