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Learning Network Forensics

By : Samir Datt
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Learning Network Forensics

By: Samir Datt

Overview of this book

We live in a highly networked world. Every digital device—phone, tablet, or computer is connected to each other, in one way or another. In this new age of connected networks, there is network crime. Network forensics is the brave new frontier of digital investigation and information security professionals to extend their abilities to catch miscreants on the network. The book starts with an introduction to the world of network forensics and investigations. You will begin by getting an understanding of how to gather both physical and virtual evidence, intercepting and analyzing network data, wireless data packets, investigating intrusions, and so on. You will further explore the technology, tools, and investigating methods using malware forensics, network tunneling, and behaviors. By the end of the book, you will gain a complete understanding of how to successfully close a case.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning Network Forensics
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Reporting the case

Once the iterative process of network forensic investigations is complete, the real tough part begins. This is the time when all the effort that was put in to maintain the meticulous documentation pays off.

Reporting a case is a lot like narrating a story. The only difference is that stories can be fictional or modified to create a better tale; whereas, an investigation report allows no such artistic liberty. It has to be thoroughly grounded in fact. Every statement should be backed by solid evidence. Every conjecture should be backed by circumstantial evidence and should be clearly identified as such.

A case report should be the following:

  • Clear

  • Concise

  • Purposeful

Keep the audience that the case report is aimed at in mind. Very long reports are seldom read and the action points are hardly ever implemented, therefore, the structure is very important.

Most reports should begin with a case summary.

Following this, the report should at a minimum have the following structure:

  • Introduction...