If you are a newcomer to the digital forensic field and you do not know where to start, this is your book! Digital Forensics Basics is your introductory guide to understanding and implementing digital forensics to investigate computer crime using Windows, the most widely used operating system. This book will provide readers with the necessary skills to identify an intruder’s footprints and to gather the necessary digital evidence in a forensically sound manner to prosecute in a court of law.
Geared toward users with no experience in the field, this book will teach the readers the basic elements, concepts, tools, techniques, and common activities of digital forensics, so they will become well prepared to participate in investigations and understand the process of finding, collecting, and analyzing digital evidence.
Digital Forensics Basics is written as a series of tutorials, with each task demonstrating how to use a specific computer forensics tool or technique. Information presented in this book is suitable for users with varying IT skills, so both professional computer users and beginners will gain the necessary knowledge to uncover and use digital evidence effectively in any kind of investigation. In addition to its up-to-date contents, a dedicated section is reserved for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering, a topic missed in most digital forensics books.