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By Kevin Mandia, Chris Prosise, Matt Pepe

Author note: ahead through Scott Larson

Written via FBI insiders, this up-to-date best-seller deals a glance on the felony, procedural, and technical steps of incident reaction and laptop forensics.

Completely up to date with the newest Techniques—Contains All-New Forensics content material and Real-World Scenarios

"An insider's examine the criminal, procedural and technical steps of laptop forensics and analysis." —Information defense magazine

"This publication is an absolute must-read for an individual who performs a job in responding to laptop protection events." —Marc J. Zwillinger, former trial legal professional with the U.S. Dept. of Justice, laptop Crime & highbrow Property

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"If your task calls for you to check the contents of a working laptop or computer procedure for facts of unauthorized or illegal actions, this is often the booklet for you. The authors, via real-world reviews, show either technically and procedurally the way to practice computing device forensics and reply to safeguard incidents." —Howard A. Schmidt, Former distinctive consultant for Cyber safeguard, White residence, and previous leader protection Officer, Microsoft Corp.

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> up-to-date info on forensic duplication
> New bankruptcy on emergency community defense monitoring
> New bankruptcy on company facts dealing with procedures
> New bankruptcy on info practise with information on hard disk interfaces and information garage principles
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> updated equipment for investigating and assessing hacker tools
> Foreword by means of former FBI specified Agent Scott Larson

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What are the goals of incident response? Who is involved in the incident response process? I WHAT IS A COMPUTER SECURITY INCIDENT? We define a computer security incident as any unlawful, unauthorized, or unacceptable action that involves a computer system or a computer network. Such an action can include any of the following events: ▼ Theft of trade secrets ■ Email spam or harassment ■ Unauthorized or unlawful intrusions into computing systems ■ Embezzlement ■ Possession or dissemination of child pornography ■ Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks ■ Tortious interference of business relations ■ Extortion ▲ Any unlawful action when the evidence of such action may be stored on computer media such as fraud, threats, and traditional crimes.

The idea is to gather enough information to Chapter 2: Introduction to the Incident Response Process Eye Witness Report Computer security incidents can be detected in countless ways. One of the largest economic espionage investigations the Department of Justice has conducted began with nontechnical indicators. An employee of a large telecommunications company witnessed another employee placing proprietary hardware into a gym bag. It was commonly accepted that employees at this company worked at home, and the programs they developed all worked on their specialized equipment.

The data you collect forms the basis of your conclusions. If you do not collect all the necessary data, you may not be able to successfully comprehend how an incident occurred or appropriately resolve an incident. You must collect data before you can perform any investigation. Data collection involves several unique forensic challenges: ▼ You must collect electronic data in a forensically sound manner. ■ You are often collecting more data than you can read in your lifetime (computer storage capacity continues to grow).

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