File System Forensic Analysis

Addison-Wesley Professional - Carrier begins with an overview of investigation and computer foundations and then gives an authoritative, comprehensive, and illustrated overview of contemporary volume and file systems: Crucial information for discovering hidden evidence, recovering deleted data, and validating your tools. Coverage includes preserving the digital crime scene and duplicating hard disks for "dead analysis" identifying hidden data on a disk's host protected area hpa reading source data: direct versus bios access, data hiding locations, and UFS2 file systems using key concepts, and GPT partitions; BSD disk labels; and Sun Volume Table of Contents using key concepts, and more Using The Sleuth Kit TSK, and specific techniques Finding evidence: File metadata, error handling, data structures, recovery of deleted files, Autopsy Forensic Browser, and specific techniques Analyzing the contents of multiple disk volumes, dead versus live acquisition, Ext3, Apple, and related open source tools When it comes to file system analysis, NTFS, UFS1, data structures, such as RAID and disk spanning Analyzing FAT, Ext2, and more Analyzing DOS, no other book offers this much detail or expertise.

Now, security expert brian carrier has written the definitive reference for everyone who wants to understand and be able to testify about how file system analysis is performed. Along the way, analyzes example disk images, he describes data structures, provides advanced investigation scenarios, and uses today's most valuable open source file system analysis tools—including tools he personally developed.

File System Forensic Analysis - . The definitive guide to file system analysis: key concepts and Hands-on Techniques   Most digital evidence is stored within the computer's file system, but understanding how file systems work is one of the most technically challenging concepts for a digital investigator because there exists little documentation.

Whether you're a digital forensics specialist, incident response team member, or auditor, law enforcement officer, corporate security specialist, this book will become an indispensable resource for forensic investigations, no matter what analysis tools you use.





The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory

Wiley - Memory forensics provides cutting edge technology to help investigate digital attacks Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory RAM to solve digital crimes. The art of memory forensics explains the latest technological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge this gap. Discover memory forensics techniques: how volatile memory analysis improves digital investigations Proper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware and advanced threats How to use free, open source tools for conducting thorough memory forensics Ways to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensically sound manner The next era of malware and security breaches are more sophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computer is often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident response process.

. As a follow-up to the best seller malware analyst's cookbook, security, experts in the fields of malware, and digital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memory forensics—now the most sought after skill in the digital forensics and incident response fields. Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward the advanced, Linux, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, and Mac Memory is based on a five day training course that the authors have presented to hundreds of students.

The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory - Wiley. It covers the most popular and recently released versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-bit editions. It is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniques properly.





Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Third Edition

McGraw-Hill Education - Real-world case studies reveal the methodsbehind--and remediation strategies for--today's most insidious attacks. Architect an infrastructure that allows for methodical investigation and remediationDevelop leads, identify indicators of compromise, and determine incident scopeCollect and preserve live dataPerform forensic duplicationAnalyze data from networks, enterprise services, and applicationsInvestigate Windows and Mac OS X systemsPerform malware triageWrite detailed incident response reportsCreate and implement comprehensive remediation plans Wiley.

Publisher's note: products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The definitive guide to incident response--updated for the first time in a decade!Thoroughly revised to cover the latest and most effective tools and techniques, Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Third Edition arms you with the information you need to get your organization out of trouble when data breaches occur.

Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Third Edition - This practical resource covers the entire lifecycle of incident response, data collection, including preparation, data analysis, and remediation. Mcgraw-hill Osborne Media.





Windows Registry Forensics: Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry

Syngress - Windows registry forensics: advanced digital Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry, Second Edition, provides the most in-depth guide to forensic investigations involving Windows Registry. This book is one-of-a-kind, giving the background of the Registry to help users develop an understanding of the structure of registry hive files, as well as information stored within keys and values that can have a significant impact on forensic investigations.

Mcgraw-hill Osborne Media. This second edition continues a ground-up approach to understanding so that the treasure trove of the Registry can be mined on a regular and continuing basis. Named a best digital forensics book by infosec reviewspacked with real-world examples using freely available open source toolsProvides a deep explanation and understanding of the Windows Registry―perhaps the least understood and employed source of information within Windows systemsIncludes a companion website that contains the code and author-created tools discussed in the bookFeatures updated, current tools and techniquesContains completely updated content throughout, with all new coverage of the latest versions of Windows Wiley.

Windows Registry Forensics: Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry - Syngress Publishing. Tools and techniques for post mortem analysis are discussed at length to take users beyond the current use of viewers and into real analysis of data contained in the Registry.





Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit: Advanced Analysis Techniques for Windows 8

Syngress - Syngress Publishing. The fourth edition also includes an all-new chapter on reporting. Syngress. Harlan carvey presents real-life experiences from the trenches, making the material realistic and showing the why behind the how. Mcgraw-hill Osborne Media. This edition complements windows forensic analysis Toolkit, Third Edition, which focuses primarily on XP, and Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, Second Edition, which focuses primarily on Windows 7.

The companion and toolkit materials are hosted online. The book covers live response, malware detection, file analysis, timeline, and much more. Complete coverage and examples of windows 8 systems Contains lessons from the field, including electronic printable checklists, custom tools, cheat sheets, and war stories Companion online toolkit material, case studies, and walk-throughs Wiley.

Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit: Advanced Analysis Techniques for Windows 8 - This material consists of electronic printable checklists, cheat sheets, free custom tools, and walk-through demos. This new fourth edition provides expanded coverage of many topics beyond Windows 8 as well, including new cradle-to-grave case examples, USB device analysis, hacking and intrusion cases, and "how would I do this" from Harlan's personal case files and questions he has received from readers.

The primary focus of this edition is on analyzing Windows 8 systems and processes using free and open-source tools. Harlan carvey has updated windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, now in its fourth edition, to cover Windows 8 systems.





Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software

No Starch Press - Wiley. Syngress. You'll learn how to crack open malware to see how it really works, determine what damage it has done, thoroughly clean your network, and ensure that the malware never comes back. Malware analysis is a cat-and-mouse game with rules that are constantly changing, so make sure you have the fundamentals.

Mcgraw-hill Osborne Media. With this book as your guide, debug, you'll be able to safely analyze, and disassemble any malicious software that comes your way. You'll learn how to:–set up a safe virtual environment to analyze malware–quickly extract network signatures and host-based indicators–use key analysis tools like IDA Pro, anti-disassembly, C++, anti-debugging, OllyDbg, and anti-virtual machine techniques–Use your newfound knowledge of Windows internals for malware analysis–Develop a methodology for unpacking malware and get practical experience with five of the most popular packers–Analyze special cases of malware with shellcode, and 64-bit codeHands-on labs throughout the book challenge you to practice and synthesize your skills as you dissect real malware samples, and WinDbg–Overcome malware tricks like obfuscation, and pages of detailed dissections offer an over-the-shoulder look at how the pros do it.

Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software - Syngress Publishing. Malware analysis is big business, and attacks can cost a company dearly. Whether you're tasked with securing one network or a thousand networks, or you're making a living as a malware analyst, you'll find what you need to succeed in Practical Malware Analysis. When malware breaches your defenses, you need to act quickly to cure current infections and prevent future ones from occurring.

For those who want to stay ahead of the latest malware, Practical Malware Analysis will teach you the tools and techniques used by professional analysts.





Investigating Windows Systems

Academic Press - No starch Press. Mcgraw-hill Osborne Media. The focus of this volume is to provide a walk-through of the analysis process, with descriptions of the thought process and the analysis decisions made along the way. Investigating windows systems will not address topics which have been covered in other books, but will expect the reader to have some ability to discover the detailed usage of tools and to perform their own research.

Syngress Publishing. A must-have guide for those in the field of digital forensic analysis and incident response. Provides the reader with a detailed walk-through of the analysis process, assisting the user in understanding the resulting dataCoverage will include malware detection, user activity, with decision points along the way, and how to set up a testing environmentWritten at a beginner to intermediate level for anyone engaging in the field of digital forensic analysis and incident response Wiley.

Investigating Windows Systems - Syngress. Unlike other books, courses and training that expect an analyst to piece together individual instructions into a cohesive investigation, Investigating Windows Systems provides a walk-through of the analysis process, with descriptions of the thought process and analysis decisions along the way.





The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

Pocket Books - It was a dangerous game of deception, broken codes, satellites, and missile bases -- a one-man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIA. And ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash, cocaine, and the KGB. No starch Press. Cliff stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system.

Wiley. Syngress Publishing. 350 pages paperback. Mcgraw-hill Osborne Media. Syngress. Citizen recognized its ominous potential. Before the internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U. S. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security.

The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage - Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own: spying on the spy. The hacker's code name was "Hunter" -- a mysterious invader who managed to break into U. S. Computer systems and steal sensitive military and security information.





Windows Internals, Part 1: System architecture, processes, threads, memory management, and more 7th Edition

Microsoft Press - Led by a team of internals experts, this classic guide has been fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Whether you are a developer or an IT professional, you’ll get critical, insider perspectives on how Windows operates. The definitive guide–fully updated for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016Delve inside Windows architecture and internals, and see how core components work behind the scenes.

Syngress. No starch Press. Mcgraw-hill Osborne Media. 350 pages paperback. And through hands-on experiments, debugging, you’ll experience its internal behavior firsthand–knowledge you can apply to improve application design, system performance, and support. This book will help you:·        understand the window system architecture and its most important entities, and authorization, such as processes and threads·        examine how processes manage resources and threads scheduled for execution inside processes·        Observe how Windows manages virtual and physical memory·        Dig into the Windows I/O system and see how device drivers work and integrate with the rest of the system·        Go inside the Windows security model to see how it manages access, auditing, and learn about the new mechanisms in Windows 10 and Server 2016 Wiley.

Windows Internals, Part 1: System architecture, processes, threads, memory management, and more 7th Edition - Syngress Publishing.





Blue Team Handbook: SOC, SIEM, and Threat Hunting V1.02: A Condensed Guide for the Security Operations Team and Threat Hunter

Independently published - Applying a threat Hunt mindset to the SOC. Mcgraw-hill Osborne Media. Real life experiences getting data into SIEM platforms and the considerations for the many different ways to provide data. The author shares his fifteen years of experience with SIEMs and security operations is a no frills, just information format.

350 pages paperback. This listing is for V1. 02. Bthb:socth provides the security practitioner with numerous field notes on building a security operations team, managing SIEM, and mining data sources to get the maximum amount of information out of them with a threat hunting approach. The book goes through numerous data sources that feed a SOC and SIEM and provides specific real world guidance on how to use those data sources to best possible effect.

Blue Team Handbook: SOC, SIEM, and Threat Hunting V1.02: A Condensed Guide for the Security Operations Team and Threat Hunter - Along these lines, there is a chapter on a day in the life of a SOC analyst. Maturity analysis for the SOC and the log management program. Bthb:socth is the go to guiding book for new staff at a top 10 MSSP, integrated into University curriculum, and cited in top ten courses from a major information security training company.

Several business concepts are also introduced, because they are often overlooked by IT: value chain, PESTL, and SWOT. Syngress Publishing. A full use case template that was used within two major fortune 500 companies, and is in active use by one major SIEM vendor, along with a complete example of how to build a SOC and SIEM focused use case.





Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations with DVD

Cengage Learning - Cengage Learning. No starch Press. Mcgraw-hill Osborne Media. Syngress Publishing. 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.

Wiley. 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. It also details step-by-step guidance on how to use current forensics software and provides free demo downloads.

Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations with DVD - 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.350 pages paperback.

Syngress. 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.