This timely text/reference presents a detailed introduction to the essential aspects of computer network forensics. The book considers not only how to uncover information hidden in email messages, web pages and web servers, but also what this reveals about the functioning of the Internet and its core protocols. This, in turn, enables the identification of shortcomings and highlights where improvements can be made for a more secure network. Topics and features: provides learning objectives in every chapter, and review questions throughout the book to test understanding; introduces the basic concepts of network process models, network forensics frameworks and network forensics tools; discusses various techniques for the acquisition of packets in a network forensics system, network forensics analysis, and attribution in network forensics; examines a range of advanced topics, including botnet, smartphone, and cloud forensics; reviews a number of freely available tools for performing forensic activities.
Modern communications are now more than ever heavily dependent on mobile networks, creating the potential for higher incidents of sophisticated crimes, terrorism acts, and high impact cyber security breaches. Disrupting these unlawful actions requires a number of digital forensic principles and a comprehensive investigation process. Mobile Network Forensics: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that discusses investigative trends in mobile devices and the internet of things, examining malicious mobile network traffic and traffic irregularities, as well as software-defined mobile network backbones. Featuring research on topics such as lawful interception, system architecture, and networking environments, this book is ideally designed for forensic practitioners, government officials, IT consultants, cybersecurity analysts, researchers, professionals, academicians, and students seeking coverage on the technical and legal aspects of conducting investigations in the mobile networking environment.
Build a resilient network and prevent advanced cyber attacks and breaches Key Features Explore modern cybersecurity techniques to protect your networks from ever-evolving cyber threats Prevent cyber attacks by using robust cybersecurity strategies Unlock the secrets of network security Book Description With advanced cyber attacks severely impacting industry giants and the constantly evolving threat landscape, organizations are adopting complex systems to maintain robust and secure environments. Network Security Strategies will help you get well-versed with the tools and techniques required to protect any network environment against modern cyber threats. You'll understand how to identify security vulnerabilities across the network and how to effectively use a variety of network security techniques and platforms. Next, the book will show you how to design a robust network that provides top-notch security to protect against traditional and new evolving attacks. With the help of detailed solutions and explanations, you'll be able to monitor networks skillfully and identify potential risks. Finally, the book will cover topics relating to thought leadership and the management aspects of network security. By the end of this network security book, you'll be well-versed in defending your network from threats and be able to consistently maintain operational efficiency, security, and privacy in your environment. What you will learn Understand network security essentials, including concepts, mechanisms, and solutions to implement secure networks Get to grips with setting up and threat monitoring cloud and wireless networks Defend your network against emerging cyber threats in 2020 Discover tools, frameworks, and best practices for network penetration testing Understand digital forensics to enhance your network security skills Adopt a proactive approach to stay ahead in network security Who this book is for This book is for anyone looking to explore information security, privacy, malware, and cyber threats. Security experts who want to enhance their skill set will also find this book useful. A prior understanding of cyber threats and information security will help you understand the key concepts covered in the book more effectively.
Identify and safeguard your network against both internal and external threats, hackers, and malware attacks About This Book Lay your hands on physical and virtual evidence to understand the sort of crime committed by capturing and analyzing network traffic Connect the dots by understanding web proxies, firewalls, and routers to close in on your suspect A hands-on guide to help you solve your case with malware forensic methods and network behaviors Who This Book Is For If you are a network administrator, system administrator, information security, or forensics professional and wish to learn network forensic to track the intrusions through network-based evidence, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of Linux and networking concepts is expected. What You Will Learn Understand Internetworking, sources of network-based evidence and other basic technical fundamentals, including the tools that will be used throughout the book Acquire evidence using traffic acquisition software and know how to manage and handle the evidence Perform packet analysis by capturing and collecting data, along with content analysis Locate wireless devices, as well as capturing and analyzing wireless traffic data packets Implement protocol analysis and content matching; acquire evidence from NIDS/NIPS Act upon the data and evidence gathered by being able to connect the dots and draw links between various events Apply logging and interfaces, along with analyzing web proxies and understanding encrypted web traffic Use IOCs (Indicators of Compromise) and build real-world forensic solutions, dealing with malware In Detail We live in a highly networked world. Every digital device—phone, tablet, or computer is connected to each other, in one way or another. In this new age of connected networks, there is network crime. Network forensics is the brave new frontier of digital investigation and information security professionals to extend their abilities to catch miscreants on the network. The book starts with an introduction to the world of network forensics and investigations. You will begin by getting an understanding of how to gather both physical and virtual evidence, intercepting and analyzing network data, wireless data packets, investigating intrusions, and so on. You will further explore the technology, tools, and investigating methods using malware forensics, network tunneling, and behaviors. By the end of the book, you will gain a complete understanding of how to successfully close a case. Style and approach An easy-to-follow book filled with real-world case studies and applications. Each topic is explained along with all the practical tools and software needed, allowing the reader to use a completely hands-on approach.
Digital forensics plays a crucial role in identifying, analysing, and presenting cyber threats as evidence in a court of law. Artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning and deep learning, enables automation of the digital investigation process. This book provides an in-depth look at the fundamental and advanced methods in digital forensics. It also discusses how machine learning and deep learning algorithms can be used to detect and investigate cybercrimes. This book demonstrates digital forensics and cyber-investigating techniques with real-world applications. It examines hard disk analytics and style architectures, including Master Boot Record and GUID Partition Table as part of the investigative process. It also covers cyberattack analysis in Windows, Linux, and network systems using virtual machines in real-world scenarios. Digital Forensics in the Era of Artificial Intelligence will be helpful for those interested in digital forensics and using machine learning techniques in the investigation of cyberattacks and the detection of evidence in cybercrimes.
The Basics of Digital Forensics provides a foundation for people new to the digital forensics field. This book teaches you how to conduct examinations by discussing what digital forensics is, the methodologies used, key tactical concepts, and the tools needed to perform examinations. Details on digital forensics for computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the cloud and the Internet are discussed. Also, learn how to collect evidence, document the scene, and how deleted data can be recovered. The new Second Edition of this book provides you with completely up-to-date real-world examples and all the key technologies used in digital forensics, as well as new coverage of network intrusion response, how hard drives are organized, and electronic discovery. You'll also learn how to incorporate quality assurance into an investigation, how to prioritize evidence items to examine (triage), case processing, and what goes into making an expert witness. The Second Edition also features expanded resources and references, including online resources that keep you current, sample legal documents, and suggested further reading. Learn what Digital Forensics entails Build a toolkit and prepare an investigative plan Understand the common artifacts to look for in an exam Second Edition features all-new coverage of hard drives, triage, network intrusion response, and electronic discovery; as well as updated case studies, expert interviews, and expanded resources and references
ADVANCES IN DIGITAL FORENSICS XIV Edited by: Gilbert Peterson and Sujeet Shenoi Digital forensics deals with the acquisition, preservation, examination, analysis and presentation of electronic evidence. Computer networks, cloud computing, smartphones, embedded devices and the Internet of Things have expanded the role of digital forensics beyond traditional computer crime investigations. Practically every crime now involves some aspect of digital evidence; digital forensics provides the techniques and tools to articulate this evidence in legal proceedings. Digital forensics also has myriad intelligence applications; furthermore, it has a vital role in information assurance - investigations of security breaches yield valuable information that can be used to design more secure and resilient systems. Advances in Digital Forensics XIV describes original research results and innovative applications in the discipline of digital forensics. In addition, it highlights some of the major technical and legal issues related to digital evidence and electronic crime investigations. The areas of coverage include: Themes and Issues; Forensic Techniques; Network Forensics; Cloud Forensics; and Mobile and Embedded Device Forensics. This book is the fourteenth volume in the annual series produced by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics, an international community of scientists, engineers and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in digital forensics. The book contains a selection of nineteen edited papers from the Fourteenth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, held in New Delhi, India in the winter of 2018. Advances in Digital Forensics XIV is an important resource for researchers, faculty members and graduate students, as well as for practitioners and individuals engaged in research and development efforts for the law enforcement and intelligence communities. Gilbert Peterson, Chair, IFIP WG 11.9 on Digital Forensics, is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA. Sujeet Shenoi is the F.P. Walter Professor of Computer Science and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
With the rapid advancement in technology, myriad new threats have emerged in online environments. The broad spectrum of these digital risks requires new and innovative methods for protection against cybercrimes. The Handbook of Research on Network Forensics and Analysis Techniques is a current research publication that examines the advancements and growth of forensic research from a relatively obscure tradecraft to an important part of many investigations. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including cryptocurrency, hand-based biometrics, and cyberterrorism, this publication is geared toward professionals, computer forensics practitioners, engineers, researchers, and academics seeking relevant research on the development of forensic tools.
This book covers IoT and Big Data from a technical and business point of view. The book explains the design principles, algorithms, technical knowledge, and marketing for IoT systems. It emphasizes applications of big data and IoT. It includes scientific algorithms and key techniques for fusion of both areas. Real case applications from different industries are offering to facilitate ease of understanding the approach. The book goes on to address the significance of security algorithms in combing IoT and big data which is currently evolving in communication technologies. The book is written for researchers, professionals, and academicians from interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary areas. The readers will get an opportunity to know the conceptual ideas with step-by-step pragmatic examples which makes ease of understanding no matter the level of the reader.
Keeping up with the latest developments in cyber security requires ongoing commitment, but without a firm foundation in the principles of computer security and digital forensics, those tasked with safeguarding private information can get lost in a turbulent and shifting sea. Providing such a foundation, Introduction to Security and Network Forensics covers the basic principles of intrusion detection systems, encryption, and authentication, as well as the key academic principles related to digital forensics. Starting with an overview of general security concepts, it addresses hashing, digital certificates, enhanced software security, and network security. The text introduces the concepts of risk, threat analysis, and network forensics, and includes online access to an abundance of ancillary materials, including labs, Cisco challenges, test questions, and web-based videos. The author provides readers with access to a complete set of simulators for routers, switches, wireless access points (Cisco Aironet 1200), PIX/ASA firewalls (Version 6.x, 7.x and 8.x), Wireless LAN Controllers (WLC), Wireless ADUs, ASDMs, SDMs, Juniper, and much more, including: More than 3,700 unique Cisco challenges and 48,000 Cisco Configuration Challenge Elements 60,000 test questions, including for Certified Ethical Hacking and CISSP® 350 router labs, 180 switch labs, 160 PIX/ASA labs, and 80 Wireless labs Rounding out coverage with a look into more advanced topics, including data hiding, obfuscation, web infrastructures, and cloud and grid computing, this book provides the fundamental understanding in computer security and digital forensics required to develop and implement effective safeguards against ever-evolving cyber security threats. Along with this, the text includes a range of online lectures and related material, available at: http://asecuritybook.com.
Cybersecurity and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems collects and reports on recent high-quality research that addresses different problems related to cybersecurity and privacy in cyber-physical systems (CPSs). It Presents high-quality contributions addressing related theoretical and practical aspects Improves the reader’s awareness of cybersecurity and privacy in CPSs Analyzes and presents the state of the art of CPSs, cybersecurity, and related technologies and methodologies Highlights and discusses recent developments and emerging trends in cybersecurity and privacy in CPSs Proposes new models, practical solutions, and technological advances related to cybersecurity and privacy in CPSs Discusses new cybersecurity and privacy models, prototypes, and protocols for CPSs This comprehensive book promotes high-quality research by bringing together researchers and experts in CPS security and privacy from around the world to share their knowledge of the different aspects of CPS security. Cybersecurity and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems is ideally suited for policymakers, industrial engineers, researchers, academics, and professionals seeking a thorough understanding of the principles of cybersecurity and privacy in CPSs. They will learn about promising solutions to these research problems and identify unresolved and challenging problems for their own research. Readers will also have an overview of CPS cybersecurity and privacy design.
Reimagining new approaches in teacher professional development is the focus of this book. It looks at different perspectives of teacher professional development. Most chapters directly or indirectly present and discuss new approaches in teacher professional development in general. The purpose of the book is to inform readers that there are new ways of developing teachers professionally, and to equip readers with the skills needed to teach or behave in a professional manner. The book aims at providing new knowledge about professional development to academics, universities, education authorities, teachers, parents, and governing body members. The authors have diverse perspectives about the issues or aspects pertaining to teacher professional development.