This work introduces the reader to the world of digital forensics in a practical and accessible manner. The text was written to fulfill a need for a book that introduces forensic methodology and sound forensic thinking, combined with hands-on examples for common tasks in a computer forensic examination. The author has several years of experience as a computer forensics examiner and is now working as a university-level lecturer.
Guide to Digital Forensics: A Concise and Practical Introduction is intended for students that are looking for an introduction to computer forensics and can also be used as a collection of instructions for practitioners. The aim is to describe and explain the steps taken during a forensic examination, with the intent of making the reader aware of the constraints and considerations that apply during a fo
rensic examination in law enforcement and in the private sector. Upon reading this book, the reader should have a proper overview of the field of digital forensics, starting them on the journey of becoming a computer forensics expert.
is a Lecturer in informatics at the University of Skövde, Sweden, with several years of experience as a forensic expert with the Swedish police.
Part I: Theory
What is Digital Forensics?
What is Cybercrime?
Analyzing Data and Writing Reports
Part II: Putting it into Practice
Indexing, Searching and Cracking
Some Common Questions
Basic Memory Analysis
Part III: Vocabulary
Part IV: Appendices
Appendix A: Solutions
Appendix B: Useful Scripts
Appendix C: Sample Report Template
Appendix D: List of Time Zones
Appendix E: Complete Jitsi Chat Log