Learn to Collect Digital Artifacts and Ensure Evidence Acceptance

Charles River Media announces Computer Evidence: Collection & Preservation, a comprehensive guide to learning how to collect and maintain digital artifacts. The use of computers has expanded to every part of our lives and businesses. Because computers, data communications, and data storage devices are so ubiquitous, most crimes today involve them in some way. Computer Evidence: Collection and Preservation teaches law enforcement and computer forensics investigators how to identify, collect, and maintain digital artifacts to preserve their reliability for admission as evidence. The book focuses on collection and preservation because these two phases of computer forensics are the most critical to evidence acceptance, but are not thoroughly covered in text or courses. Throughout the book, a constant eye is kept on evidence dynamics and the impact investigators can have on data integrity while collecting evidence. Broken up into five parts, Computer Forensics & Evidence Dynamics, Information Systems, Data Storage Systems & Media, Artifact Collection, and Archiving & Maintaining Evidence, the book places specific focus on how investigators and their tools are interacting with digital evidence. By reading and using this task-oriented guide, computer forensics investigators will be able to ensure case integrity during the most crucial phases of the computer forensics process.


· Provides a practical field guide to evidence collection and preservation that will help maintain evidence acceptability

· Covers key areas such as rules of evidence, evidence dynamics, network topologies, collecting volatile data, imaging methodologies, and forensics labs and workstations

· Teach criminal investigators everything they need to know to ensure the integrity of their digital evidence

· Includes a CD-ROM with several demo and freeware software applications as well as document templates, worksheets, and references


Christopher L.T. Brown (Coronado, CA) is the fouder and CTO of Technology Pathways LLC, a provider of computer security tools and services for the Corporate IT, government, and legal communities. He has over 20 years of experience in computer security and holds numberous career certifications from UCSD, (ISC)2, Microsoft, CISCO, CompTIA, and CITRIX including a CISSP certifcation. He is an author of Buidling an Intranet with Windows NT 4 and Web Site Construction Kit for Windows NT and has spoken at numerous conferences around the globe on the subject of computer forensics.

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