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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

About the Reviewers

Nikhil Agarwal, an InfoSec researcher, proactive, and performance-driven professional from India with more than three years of progressive expertise in management and IT security field, is dedicated to operational excellence, quality, safety, and respectful leadership. Nikhil is insightful and result-driven IT professional with notable success directing a broad range of corporate IT security initiatives while participating in planning, analyzing, and implementing solutions in support of business objectives. He excels at providing comprehensive secure network design, systems analysis, and complete life cycle project management.

By qualification, Nikhil possesses a bachelor's degree in engineering in the domain of electronic and communications from Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan (SKIT) (, Jaipur, Rajasthan. He has completed various projects during his studies and submitted a range of research papers along with the highest range of international certifications. By profession, Nikhil is an IT security engineer and trainer, and a multi-faceted professional with more than three years of experience living, studying, and working in international environments (Asia and Africa). He has undertaken and successfully completed many security projects ranging from providing services, auditing, to training.

The description of his professional journey can be found on his LinkedIn profile (

Nikhil spends much of his leisure time writing technical articles for his blogs, Technocrat Club (, and answering queries over Quora, Stack Overflow, and GitHub. He also has a passion for photography and travelling to new places. He enjoys authoring technical/nontechnical articles for various blogs and websites, along with reviewing books from various IT technologies.

Apart from this, Nikhil has founded and holds the post of President for a global non-profit organization, Youth Cross Foundation, working for socially-challenged people to bring up their quality of living with technology as their weapon.

Things that set Nikhil apart are creativity, passion, and honesty towards his work. He has always had the support of his family, friends, and relatives, especially his mother. From time to time, Nikhil holds seminars for organizations wanting to explore or discover the possibilities of information security and help answer the spatial questions better. Nikhil is also a lecturer and enjoys teaching the wonderful powers of IT security and explaining how to solve problems on various platforms to the students and corporates. Nikhil's work has also found special mentioning in some national news headlines (

Nikhil works over the ideology of Steve Jobs: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Clinton Dsouza is a technology analyst at Barclays in New York, NY. His current role involves analysis and development of security-related technologies in the Digital & IB Enterprise group. He holds bachelor's (B.S.) and master's (M.S.) degrees in computer science from Arizona State University (ASU), concentrating on information assurance and cybersecurity. His research at the Laboratory for Security Engineering for Future Computing (SEFCOM) at ASU was funded by Cisco and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). His projects involved access control for distributed systems and policy management for Internet of Things (IoT)-based computing ecosystems.