- Paperback: 430 pages
- Publisher: Syngress; 1 edition (October 23, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159749223X
- ISBN-13: 978-1597492232
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,679,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Techno Security's Guide to E-Discovery and Digital Forensics: A Comprehensive Handbook 1st Edition
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About the Author
Jack Wiles is a security professional with over 40 years' experience in security-related fields. This includes computer security, disaster recovery, and physical security. He is a professional speaker, and has trained federal agents, corporate attorneys, and internal auditors on a number of computer crime-related topics. He is a pioneer in presenting on a number of subjects, which are now being labeled "Homeland Security" topics. Well over 10,000 people have attended one or more of his presentations since 1988. Jack is also a co-founder and President of TheTrainingCo., and is in frequent contact with members of many state and local law enforcement agencies as well as Special Agents with the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, IRS-CID, U.S. Customs, Department of Justice, The Department of Defense, and numerous members of High-Tech Crime units. He was also appointed as the first President of the North Carolina InfraGard chapter, which is now one of the largest chapters in the country. He is also a founding member of the U.S. Secret Service South Carolina Electronic Crimes Task Force. Jack is also a Vietnam veteran who served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in 1967-68, where he was awarded two Bronze stars for his actions in combat. He recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a lieutenant colonel and was assigned directly to the Pentagon for the final seven years of his career.
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Readers who have worked on any structured project within a business will find at least half of the book to be uninformative. About 60% of the information has to do with managing projects and quality assurance, not necessarily specific to e-discovery or forensics. Even if that interests you, this would make for a very poorly written project management book. Even the technical information presented is all superficial. If you have worked with computers much or currently work in an IT department, you will find little useful information in the book.
Despite the list of impressive authors on the cover, it feels as if the whole book was written by one person over a couple of weekends. Not much research was put into the book, except to list organizations and outside sources that do have the information you want.
It was surprising to me to find out that one appendix (about 50 pages of the book) was a short story. Another appendix explains tips on how to succeed in the courtroom, including how you need to wear deodorant and wash your hair. Yes, it was all about etiquette and grooming.
The best thing about this book is that it tells you where to find more information. If you want to know about accreditation for forensics labs and certifications for practitioners, this book is a great place to start. I wrote down a dozen or more URLs to look up online, while I was reading the book. It also talks about some of the available commercial software vendors in e-discovery. Still, I would have rather read a small pamphlet with a list of websites and short reviews of the software products than have to wade through the book.