[<< wikibooks] Introduction to Digital Forensics
== Contents ==

Introduction 
Overview of the topic and introduction to the book
So you want to be a forensic analyst? 
Who can benefit from this material?
Requirements 
Hardware and software requirements


=== Digital forensics ===
A history 
A brief history of the discipline
Types of investigations 
Investigations can take many forms
The forensic process 
Description of the traditional digital forensic process
Terminology 
Before we begin, explanation of some words


=== Acquiring Evidence ===

Documenting evidence 
How to document exhibits and media
Acquisition 
Notes on the authentication of evidence
Example task 
Have a go at recording and acquiring some data


=== Analysis ===
Forensic tools 
Common forensic tools and their uses
First steps in analysis 
Where to begin? Often a daunting question
Chat, email and internet artefacts 
One of the main areas of investigation will be the internet cache
Image investigations 
Images can contain a wealth of information
Linux & Mac 
Some significant differences & problems exist when examining different operating systems
Example task 
Perform a simple analysis


=== Reporting findings ===
Reporting 
Reporting is one of the key aspects of digital forensics
Giving expert evidence 
How to defend your findings in court
Example task 
Try your hand at putting together a simple report


=== Mobile devices ===

Mobile devices 
An introduction to mobile device forensics
Mobile forensics tools 
Hardware/software for mobile analysis
Mobile device analysis 
Specific notes for analysing mobile devices


=== Legal considerations ===
Criminal investigations 
Considerations when investigating crime
Civil investigations (eDiscovery) 
The various rules relating to civil investigation
Seizing digital media 
Important considerations apply to how and when you can seize media


=== Advice ===
Managing an investigation 
Advice for managers handling a digital investigation
Anti-forensics
Counter measures to impair forensics analysis


=== Appendices ===
Glossary
Authors
Bibliography
Further reading