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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


As we have seen, Wi-Fi networks, while making life easier for end users, have increased our security risks correspondingly. The investigation of Wi-Fi data also involves a number of additional complexities such as ensuring the wireless network interface is in the monitor mode. However, once these issues are taken care of, capturing and analyzing Wi-Fi data can be quite straightforward and is just a matter of applying tools in an effective manner.

So far, we have made pretty good progress. In the next chapter, we will put together all that we have studied to track an intruder in our network. Therefore, put on your 007 hats and let's get started…