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First Responders Guide to Computer Forensics: Advanced Topics

  • Abstract

    This handbook expands on the technical material presented in SEI handbook CMU/SEI-2005-HB-001, First Responders Guide to Computer Forensics. While the latter presented techniques for forensically sound collection of data and explained the fundamentals of admissibility pertaining to electronic files, this handbook covers more advanced technical operations such as process characterization and spoofed email. It describes advanced methodologies, tools, and procedures for applying computer forensics when performing routine log file reviews, network alert verifications, and other routine interactions with systems and networks. The material will help system and network professionals to safely preserve technical information related to network alerts and other security issues.

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SEI

Nolan, Richard; Baker, Michele; Branson, Jake; Hammerstein, Josh; Rush, Kristopher; Waits, Cal; & Schweinsberg, Elizabeth. First Responders Guide to Computer Forensics: Advanced Topics (CMU/SEI-2005-HB-003). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7261

IEEE

Nolan. Richard, Baker. Michele, Branson. Jake, Hammerstein. Josh, Rush. Kristopher, Waits. Cal, and Schweinsberg. Elizabeth, "First Responders Guide to Computer Forensics: Advanced Topics," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Handbook CMU/SEI-2005-HB-003, 2005. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7261

APA

Nolan, Richard., Baker, Michele., Branson, Jake., Hammerstein, Josh., Rush, Kristopher., Waits, Cal., & Schweinsberg, Elizabeth. (2005). First Responders Guide to Computer Forensics: Advanced Topics (CMU/SEI-2005-HB-003). Retrieved December 26, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7261

CHI

Richard Nolan, Michele Baker, Jake Branson, Josh Hammerstein, Kristopher Rush, Cal Waits, & Elizabeth Schweinsberg. First Responders Guide to Computer Forensics: Advanced Topics (CMU/SEI-2005-HB-003). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7261

MLA

Nolan, Richard., Baker, Michele., Branson, Jake., Hammerstein, Josh., Rush, Kristopher., Waits, Cal., & Schweinsberg, Elizabeth. 2005. First Responders Guide to Computer Forensics: Advanced Topics (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2005-HB-003). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7261