Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory: Establishing and by Andrew Jones, Craig Valli

By Andrew Jones, Craig Valli

The necessity to professionally and effectively behavior machine forensic investigations of incidents and crimes hasn't ever been larger. This has brought on an elevated requirement for info concerning the construction and administration of computing device forensic laboratories and the investigations themselves. This features a nice want for info on how one can cost-effectively determine and deal with a working laptop or computer forensics laboratory. This ebook meets that desire: a truly written, non-technical booklet related to computing device forensics with emphasis at the institution and administration of a working laptop or computer forensics laboratory and its next help to effectively undertaking computer-related crime investigations. * presents tips on growing and dealing with a working laptop or computer forensics lab * Covers the regulatory and legislative surroundings within the US and Europe * Meets the desires of IT execs and legislation enforcement in addition to specialists

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Then, if necessary, at some time in the future it can be accessed in the knowledge that it has not been altered or contaminated in any way and that it can be used, if necessary, for any subsequent civil or criminal suit against the perpetrator. Types of Data Two basic types of data are encountered and collected during a digital forensics investigation. The first type is persistent data. An example of this is the data stored on a hard disk or a CD/DVD and which persists (is preserved) when the digital device’s power is turned off.

5. Establish a policy for the secure storage and handling of potential evidence and ensure it is properly and regularly tested: It is only by planning in advance for the correct storage and handling of the information that it can be ensured it is useable as evidence. ■■ Ensure that audit and other logs and any other relevant information be stored in such a manner that they cannot be tampered with or modified and that such records are stored in a physically secure and safe manner. 6. Ensure the monitoring of systems and networks is targeted to both detect and deter major incidents: This step should be a part of the normal security processes and procedures implemented to protect the systems, but input from an investigator may provide a different viewpoint and improve the defenses and the monitoring systems put in place.

Live forensics deals with the extraction and examination of the volatile forensic data that would be lost if the device were to be powered off. It is not a “pure” forensic discipline, in the formal definition, since the use of live forensics will have a minor impact on the underlying operating state of the device. This is one of those exceptions to the basic digital forensics principles, where changes must be made in order to recover the information—the key is that the impact of the actions taken are known and that those actions are fully documented.

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