Digital Investigation Foundations

I am going to assume that anyone interested in this book does not need motivation with respect to why someone would want to investigate a computer or other digital device, so I will skip the customary numbers and statistics. This book is about how you can conduct a smarter investigation, and it is about data and how they are stored. Digital investigation tools have become relatively easy to use, which is good because they reduce the time needed to conduct an investigation. However, it also means that the investigator may not fully understand the results. This could be dangerous when the investigator needs to testify about the evidence and from where it came. This book starts with the basic foundations of investigations and computers and then examines volume and file systems. There are many ways of conducting an investigation, and this chapter describes one of them. You do not need to take the same approach, but this chapter shows where I think the contents of this book fit into the bigger picture.

Part I: Foundations

Digital Investigation Foundations

Computer Foundations

Hard Disk Data Acquisition

Part II: Volume Analysis

Volume Analysis

PC-based Partitions

Server-based Partitions

Multiple Disk Volumes

Part III: File System Analysis

File System Analysis

FAT Concepts and Analysis

FAT Data Structures

NTFS Concepts

NTFS Analysis

NTFS Data Structures

Ext2 and Ext3 Concepts and Analysis

Ext2 and Ext3 Data Structures

UFS1 and UFS2 Concepts and Analysis

UFS1 and UFS2 Data Structures




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File System Forensic Analysis
File System Forensic Analysis
ISBN: 0321268172
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 184
Authors: Brian Carrier
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