Language : English
Published : 2015-02-14
Pages : 752
Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations 5th Edition
Updated with the latest advances from the field, GUIDE TO COMPUTER FORENSICS AND INVESTIGATIONS, Fifth Edition combines all-encompassing topic coverage, authoritative information from seasoned experts, and real-world applications to deliver the most comprehensive forensics resource available. This proven author team’s wide ranging areas of expertise mirror the breadth of coverage provided in the book, which focuses on techniques and practices for gathering and analyzing evidence used to solve crimes involving computers. While other books offer more of an overview of the field, this hands-on learning text provides clear instruction on the tools and techniques of the trade, introducing readers to every step of the computer forensics investigation-from lab set-up to testifying in court. It also details step-by-step guidance on how to use current forensics software and provides free demo downloads. Appropriate for learners new to the field, it is also an excellent refresher and technology update for professionals in law enforcement, investigations, or computer security.
About the Author
Amelia Phillips is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has worked for more than 30 years in government, private industry, and academics. She has designed distance education classes and e-commerce, computer forensics, and network security programs at several community colleges. Amelia is Chair of the Pure and Applied Science Division at Highline Community College, a Fulbright Scholar, and a recent PhD in computer security. Bill Nelson has been a computer forensics examiner for a Fortune 50 company for the past 12 years and has developed high-tech investigation programs for professional organizations and colleges. His previous experience includes AFIS software engineering and reserve police work. Christopher Steuart is one of the founders and the staff attorney for IT Forensics.com. Previously, he was an information systems security specialist for a Fortune 50 company and the United States government. Chris resides in Seattle, Washington.
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The Computer Incident Response Planning Handbook: Executable Plans for Protecting Information at Risk
Uncertainty and risk, meet planning and action.
Reinforce your organization’s security posture using the expert information contained in this tactical guide. The Computer Incident Response Planning Handbook: Executable Plans for Protecting Information at Risk shows you how to build and manage successful response plans for the cyber incidents that have become inevitable for organizations of any size. Find out why these plans work. Learn the step-by-step process for developing and managing plans built to address the wide range of issues organizations face in times of crisis.
- Contains the essentials for developing both data breach and malware outbreak response plans—and best practices for maintaining those plans
- Features ready-to-implement CIRPs—derived from living incident response plans that have survived the rigors of repeated execution and numerous audits
- Clearly explains how to minimize the risk of post-event litigation, brand impact, fines and penalties—and how to protect shareholder value
- Supports corporate compliance with industry standards and requirements, including PCI, HIPAA, SOX, and CA SB-24
About the Author
N.K. McCarthy previously managed the Information Security Operations / Threat & Vulnerability Management for a Fortune 50 Corporation for several years. His international staff performed round-the-clock security event monitoring and response. His responsibilities included: security patch remediation, vulnerability scans, and remediation, penetration testing, system configuration monitoring and remediation, maintaining the various Computer Incident Response Plans (CIRP), and an active threat portfolio for key business functions, users, application platforms and persistent vulnerabilities.
With a career in over 20 plus years in IT, Mr. McCarthy has held a wide range of roles within IT including systems programming, IT consultant, technical management, and IT sales. He recently retired after 30 plus years as a Marine Corps reservist obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His last reserve assignment of five years was with the U.S. Cyber Command. After 9/11, Lt. Col. McCarthy was mobolized and spent almost four years on active duty as an Information Warfare Officer working at the U.S. Strategic Command, the Pentagon, and the National Security Agency (NSA). Mr. McCarthy also has 17 years of experience as a volunteer reserve police officer. In this capacity he was able to attend U.S. DOJ (Law Enforcement Only) training in computer forensics and advanced Internet investigations. He was also certified by FEMA for its Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Mr. McCarthy is currently on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley chapter of the FBI’s Infragard program.
Mr. McCarthy has a B.S. degree in Computer Science, an M.B.A. and a CISSP. He is also the CEO of an SDVOB S-corporation with established and developing business in California and Nevada.
Dr. Matthew Todd is the Chief Security Officer and Vice President of Risk and Technical Operations for Financial Engines (NASDAQ: FNGN), a financial advisor with more than $47 billion in assets under management. At Financial Engines, he is responsible for security, privacy, business continuity, audit, and risk management for the firm.
In addition to his work at Financial Engines, Dr. Todd is the president of the San Francisco Bay Area InfraGard chapter, representing more than 1000 volunteer InfraGard members. He has been a local mentor for the SANS Institute, is a CISM and CIPP, and holds the GSEC certification. He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology space and has been actively involved in information security for the last 15 years. He obtained his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and was a fellow of both the National Science Foundation (U.S.) and the Danish National Science Foundation.
Jeff Klaben is an Adjunct Professor with Santa Clara University’s College of Engineering, where he currently teaches Information Assurance and Computer Forensics. He is also a principal with Neohapsis, helping Fortune 500 organizations and leading security technology providers overcome global challenges in technology risk management, competitive strategy, product engineering, compliance, and trusted collaboration to achieve break-through innovation. Previously, Jeff served as Group Director of Technology Risk Management at SanDisk, Chief Information Security Officer for Life Technologies, Engineering Group Director with Cadence Design Systems, and Senior Manager of Enterprise Architecture, IT Security, and Compliance at Applied Materials. He also led product management, professional services delivery, and start-up incubation at Accenture.
Jeff is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and for the past decade, has served on the board of directors of the San Francisco Bay Area InfraGard, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public/private partnership dedicated to information sharing for critical infrastructure protection. He assisted the White House as town hall moderator for the rollout of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and was recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice with awards for Dedicated Service and Exceptional Service in the Public Interest. He also received the Belotti Award for Outstanding Business Policy in High Technology Firms from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Jeff earned an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University, a B.S. in Information Systems from Wright State University, and the credentials of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
The first comprehensive guide to discovering and preventing attacks on the Android OS As the Android operating system continues to increase its share of the smartphone market, smartphone hacking remains a growing threat. Written by experts who rank among the world’s foremost Android security researchers, this book presents vulnerability discovery, analysis, and exploitation tools for the good guys. Following a detailed explanation of how the Android OS works and its overall security architecture, the authors examine how vulnerabilities can be discovered and exploits developed for various system components, preparing you to defend against them. If you are a mobile device administrator, security researcher, Android app developer, or consultant responsible for evaluating Android security, you will find this guide is essential to your toolbox. A crack team of leading Android security researchers explain Android security risks, security design and architecture, rooting, fuzz testing, and vulnerability analysis Covers Android application building blocks and security as well as debugging and auditing Android apps Prepares mobile device administrators, security researchers, Android app developers, and security consultants to defend Android systems against attack Android Hacker’s Handbook is the first comprehensive resource for IT professionals charged with smartphone security.
About the Author
JOSHUA J. DRAKE is a Director of Research Science at Accuvant LABS. PAU OLIVA FORA is a Mobile Security Engineer with viaForensics. ZACH LANIER is a Senior Security Researcher at Duo Security. COLLIN MULLINER is a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University. STEPHEN A. RIDLEY is a Principal Researcher with Xipiter. GEORG WICHERSKI is a Senior Security Researcher with CrowdStrike.
The fourth edition of “Principles of Information Security” explores the field of information security and assurance with updated content including new innovations in technology and methodologies. Students will revel in the comprehensive coverage that includes a historical overview of information security, discussions on risk management and security technology, current certification information, and more. The text builds on internationally-recognized standards and bodies of knowledge to provide the knowledge and skills students need for their future roles as business decision-makers. Information security in the modern organization is a management issue which technology alone cannot answer; it is a problem that has important economic consequences for which management will be held accountable. Students can feel confident that they are using a standards-based, content-driven resource to prepare for their work in the field.
Understand and implement VMware Virtual SAN: the heart of tomorrow’s Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) VMware’s breakthrough Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) initiative can help you virtualize your entire datacenter: compute, storage, networks, and associated services. Central to SDDC is VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN): a fully distributed storage architecture seamlessly integrated into the hypervisor and capable of scaling to meet any enterprise storage requirement. Now, the leaders of VMware’s wildly popular Virtual SAN previews have written the first authoritative guide to this pivotal technology. You’ll learn what Virtual SAN is, exactly what it offers, how to implement it, and how to maximize its value. Writing for administrators, consultants, and architects, Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping show how Virtual SAN implements both object-based storage and a policy platform that simplifies VM storage placement. You’ll learn how Virtual SAN and vSphere work together to dramatically improve resiliency, scale-out storage functionality, and control over QoS. Both an up-to-the-minute reference and hands-on tutorial, Essential Virtual SAN uses realistic examples to demonstrate Virtual SAN’s most powerful capabilities. You’ll learn how to plan, architect, and deploy Virtual SAN successfully, avoid gotchas, and troubleshoot problems once you’re up and running. Coverage includes * Understanding the key goals and concepts of Software-Defined Storage and Virtual SAN technology * Meeting physical and virtual requirements for safe Virtual SAN implementation * Installing and configuring Virtual SAN for your unique environment * Using Storage Policy Based Management to control availability, performance, and reliability * Simplifying deployment with VM Storage Policies * Discovering key Virtual SAN architectural details: caching I/O, VASA, witnesses, pass-through RAID, and more * Ensuring efficient day-to-day Virtual SAN management and maintenance * Interoperating with other VMware features and products * Designing and sizing Virtual SAN clusters * Troubleshooting, monitoring, and performance optimization.
About the Author
Cormac Hogan is a storage architect in the Integration Engineering team at VMware. Cormac was one of the first VMware employees at the EMEA headquarters in Cork, Ireland, back in 2005, and has previously held roles in VMware’s Technical Marketing and Support organizations. Cormac has written a number of storage-related white papers and has given numerous presentations on storage best practices and new features. Cormac is the owner of CormacHogan.com, a blog site dedicated to storage and virtualization. He can be followed on twitter @CormacJHogan. Duncan Epping is a principal architect working for VMware R&D. Duncan is responsible for exploring new possibilities with existing products and features, researching new business opportunities for VMware. Duncan specializes in software-defined storage, hyperconverged platforms, and availability solutions. Duncan was among the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX 007). Duncan is the owner of Yellow-Bricks.com and author of various books, including the VMware vSphere Clustering Technical Deepdive series. He can be followed on twitter @DuncanYB.