Digital Forensic: For Mumbai University

Dr. Nilakshi Jain, Dr. Dhananjay R. Kalbande

ISBN: 9788126578399

320 pages

eBook also available for institutional users 

INR 499


Digital Forensic is for those who desire to learn more about investigating and fighting digital crimes. This book will also help for computer professionals who want to move into the rapidly growing security field and who are considering shifting their career focus to law enforcement and criminal investigation. It is important that computer security personnel expand their knowledge of forensic processes and keep their understanding of investigative and preventive procedures up-to-date. To complete this goal, this book covers latest challenges faced in digital forensic. This book sequentially explains disk forensic, network forensic, and memory forensic.


About the Authors



Chapter 1 Introduction to Computer Crimes and Ethical Hacking

1.1 Introduction to Cybercrime

1.2 Categories of Cybercrimes

1.3 Types of Cybercrimes

1.4 The Internet Spawns Crime

1.5 Worms Versus Viruses

1.6 Computer’s Role in Crimes

1.7 Cybercrime Statistics in India

1.8 Prevention of Cybercrime

1.9 Definition of Hacker

1.10 Definition of Crackers

1.11 Definition of Phreakers

1.12 Ethical Hacking

1.13 Difference between Hacking and Ethical Hacking

1.14 Steps of Ethical Hacking

1.15 Exploring Some Tools for Ethical Hacking

1.16 What to Do if Been Hacked?


Chapter 2 Introduction to Digital Forensics and Digital Evidences

2.1 Introduction to Digital Forensic

2.2 Need of Digital Forensic

2.3 Rules of Computer/Digital Forensic

2.4 Types of Digital Forensics

2.5 Ethical Issues

2.6 Digital Forensic Investigations

2.7 Introduction to Digital Evidences

2.8 Rules of Digital Evidence

2.9 Characteristics of Digital evidence

2.10 Types of Evidence

2.11 Challenges in Evidence Handling


Chapter 3 Incidence Response Process

3.1 Introduction

3.2 People Involved in Incident Response Process

3.3 Incident Response Process

3.4 Incident Response Methodology

3.5 Activities in Initial Response

3.6 Phases after Detection of an Incident


Chapter 4 Live Data Collection

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The Facts in a Criminal Case

4.3 People Involved in Data Collection Techniques

4.5 Live Data collection from UNIX System


Chapter 5 Forensic Duplication

5.1 Introduction to Forensic Duplication

5.2 Rules of Forensic Duplication (Thumb Rule)

5.3 Necessity of Forensic Duplication

5.4 Forensic Duplicates as Admissible Evidence

5.5 Important Terms in Forensic Duplicate

5.6 Forensic Image Formats

5.7 Traditional Duplication

5.8 Live System Duplication

5.9 Forensic Duplication Tool Requirements

5.10 Creating a Forensic Duplicate of a Hard Drive

5.11 Creating a Qualified Forensic Duplicate of a Hard Drive


Chapter 6 Disk and File System Analysis

6.1 Media Analysis Concepts

6.2 Partitioning and Disk Layouts

6.3 Special Containers

6.4 Hashing

6.5 Carving

6.6 Forensic Imaging


Chapter 7 Data Analysis

7.1 Preparation Steps for Forensic Analysis

7.2 Investigating Windows Systems

7.3 Investigating UNIX Systems

7.4 Investigating Applications

7.5 Malware Handling


Chapter 8 Network Forensic

8.1 Introduction to Network Forensic

8.2 Understanding Password Cracking

8.3 Understanding Technical Exploits

8.4 Introduction to Intrusion Detection System

8.5 Types of Intrusion Detection System

8.6 Understanding Network Intrusions and Attacks

8.7 Analyzing Network Traffic

8.8 Collecting Network-Based Evidence

8.9 Evidence Handling

8.10 Investigating Routers

8.12 Using Routers as Response Tools


Chapter 9 Report Writing

9.1 Goals of Report

9.2 Layout of an Investigative Report

9.3 Guidelines for Writing a Report

9.4 Sample for Writing a Report


Chapter 10 Computer Forensics Tools

10.1 Introduction to Computer Forensic Tools

10.2 Needs of Computer Forensics Tool

10.3 Types of Computer Forensics Tools

10.4 Tasks Performed by Computer Forensics Tools

10.5 Study of Digital Forensic Tools



Key Terms

Review Questions


Further Readings

Appendix A: Lab Experiments

Appendix B: Questions and Answers


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