Anyone fulfilling, or aspiring to fulfill, the responsibilities of a computer examiner can benefit from this book. Also, if you just want to know more about what computer examiners do, this book will fill you in. The material is organized to provide a high-level view of the process and methods used in an investigation. Both LE personnel and non-LE will benefit from the topics presented.
Because you are reading this introduction, you must have some interest in computer forensics. Why are you interested? Are you just curious , do you want to start working in computer forensics, or have you just been given the responsibility of conducting or managing an investigation? This book addresses readers in all of these categories.
Although we recommend that you read the book from start to finish for a complete overview of the topics, you can jump right to an area of interest. If you bought this book for a concise list of forensics tools, go right to Chapter 8. But don't forget the other chapters! You'll find a wealth of information in all chapters that will help expand your understanding of computer forensics.