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Learn Computer Forensics

By : William Oettinger
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Learn Computer Forensics

By: William Oettinger

Overview of this book

A computer forensics investigator must possess a variety of skills, including the ability to answer legal questions, gather and document evidence, and prepare for an investigation. This book will help you get up and running with using digital forensic tools and techniques to investigate cybercrimes successfully. Starting with an overview of forensics and all the open source and commercial tools needed to get the job done, you'll learn core forensic practices for searching databases and analyzing data over networks, personal devices, and web applications. You'll then learn how to acquire valuable information from different places, such as filesystems, e-mails, browser histories, and search queries, and capture data remotely. As you advance, this book will guide you through implementing forensic techniques on multiple platforms, such as Windows, Linux, and macOS, to demonstrate how to recover valuable information as evidence. Finally, you'll get to grips with presenting your findings efficiently in judicial or administrative proceedings. By the end of this book, you'll have developed a clear understanding of how to acquire, analyze, and present digital evidence like a proficient computer forensics investigator.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Acquiring Evidence
Section 2: Investigation
Section 3: Reporting


  1. An expert witness can offer _______________.

    a. Testimony

    b. Facts

    c. Opinion

    d. Hearsay evidence

  2. Preparation starts ________________.

    a. When you receive a subpoena

    b. When your supervisor tells you to begin

    c. When the judge calls you

    d. When you start the investigation

  3. Which court officer represents the sovereign?

    a. The judge

    b. The prosecutor

    c. The court reporter

    d. The bailiff

  4. In a trial, the fact finder will be who?

    a. The jury

    b. The grand jury

    c. The judge

    d. The attorney

  5. Which of the following should you NOT include on a CV?

    a. Formal education

    b. Teaching experience

    c. Professional memberships

    d. Salary

  6. Which of the following is an appropriate answer to a question you do not understand?

    a. I do not know.

    b. You should try and guess.

    c. Ask to repeat the question.

    d. Look to the judge for help.

  7. Why should you adhere to a code of ethics?

    a. To maintain your impartiality

    b. To make sure the correct side wins

    c. To ensure the accused is found guilty

    d. To keep your...