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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


In this chapter, you learned how to acquire evidence from different sources. You were also exposed to a number of tools such as tcpdump, Wireshark, Event Viewer, and FTK Imager. We have also studied how to use these tools to acquire evidence that could be relevant to our case.

The next chapter moves us along our journey of acquiring knowledge and skills in the network forensics arena. You will learn how to intercept and analyze network traffic using a number of tools. We will also get an opportunity to look at a case study, where we will see how this knowledge has been put into practice in the real world.