This book touches on all areas of mobile device forensics, including topics from the legal, technical, academic, and social aspects of the discipline. It provides guidance on how to seize data, examine it, and prepare it as evidence for court. This includes the use of chain of custody forms for seized evidence and Faraday Bags for digital devices to prevent further connectivity and tampering of evidence. Emphasizing the policies required in the work environment, the author provides readers with a clear understanding of the differences between a corporate investigation and a criminal investigation. The book also:
Offers best practices for establishing an incident response policy and seizing data from company or privately owned digital devices
Provides guidance in establishing dedicated examinations free of viruses, spyware, and connections to other devices that could taint evidence
Supplies guidance on determining protocols for complicated crime scenes with external media and devices that may have connected with the handheld device
Considering important privacy issues and the Fourth Amendment, this book facilitates an understanding of how to use digital forensic tools to investigate the complete range of available digital devices, including flash drives, cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, and netbooks. It includes examples of commercially available digital forensic tools and ends with a discussion of the education and certifications required for various careers in mobile device forensics.
About the Author
Eamon P. Doherty, PhD, CCE, SSCP, CPP, is an associate professor and the Cybercrime Training Lab director at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), New Jersey. Dr. Doherty is a member of the High Tech Crimes Investigative Association, ASIS International, the FBI Infraguard, the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, the FDU Digital Forensics Club, the IACSP, and the American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery. Dr. Doherty has also assisted with some law enforcement cell phone investigations and is the chairman of the New Jersey Regional Homeland Security Technology Committee.
Dr. Doherty previously worked for Morris County Government in their M.I.S./I.S.D. section. Presently, Dr. Doherty has developed and taught many continuing education classes for FDU on the subjects of cell phone forensics, PDA forensics, and digital camera forensics.
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ISBN 9781439898772, August 2012, 336 pp