Investigative Computer Forensics: The Practical Guide for by Erik Laykin

By Erik Laykin

"Having labored with Erik on one of the most not easy desktop forensic investigations in the course of the early years of this industry's formation in addition to having competed with him earnestly within the marketplace...I can actually say that Erik is likely one of the targeted pioneers of machine forensic investigations. He not just can distill complicated technical info into simply comprehensible innovations, yet he consistently retained a long term international point of view at the relevancy of our paintings and at the influence of the data revolution at the social and enterprise constructions of tomorrow."
—From the Foreword by way of James Gordon, dealing with Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Get the data you must make proficient judgements during the machine forensic research process

Investigative desktop Forensics zeroes in on a true want felt via legal professionals, jurists, accountants, directors, senior managers, and enterprise executives world wide: to appreciate the forensic research panorama before having a right away and dire desire for the companies of a forensic investigator.

Author Erik Laykin—leader and pioneer of computing device forensic investigations—presents complicated technical details in simply comprehensible techniques, covering:

  • A primer on desktops and networks
  • Computer forensic fundamentals
  • Investigative fundamentals
  • Objectives and demanding situations in investigative desktop forensics
  • E-discovery responsibilities
  • The way forward for computing device forensic investigations

Get the data you must make difficult judgements in the course of an inner research or whereas enticing the features of a working laptop or computer forensic specialist with the confirmed counsel present in Investigative machine Forensics.

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Metadata is often stored in a database that is referred to as a metadata repository or a metadata registry. Most metadata, however, that is the focus of a computer forensic investigator is that which is embedded within a file type such as an e‐mail, a word processing document, a web page, or other specific file type. These files all contain metadata fields that are relevant in an investigation, such as “File type,” file “Creation Date,” “Last Modified Date,” “Last Accessed Date,” and other file characteristics.

It quickly became popular and is still widely used today. The entity‐relationship database is another popular model for a database, one that is less rigid than the relational model. This type of database is object‐oriented, meaning that it is one in which the information is organized in object classes and subclasses. Physical Appearance Databases are generally not integrated with their hardware. Although this approach was tried, it ultimately failed because the technology could not keep pace with developments in general‐purpose hardware.

When it comes to Internet chat data, if the server is hosting a chat platform or transactional data for e‐commerce websites, then log data may be available for servers and just about any other type of data you can possibly imagine, including application data for online or web‐based applications that are supporting the internal mechanics of the particular business.

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