Computer and Network Forensics

Computer and Network Forensics

Sriranjani Sitaraman (University of Texas, USA) and Subbarayan Venkatesan (University of Texas, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-872-7.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter introduces computer and network forensics. The world of forensics is well understood in the non-digital world, whereas this is a nascent field in the digital cyberworld. Digital evidence is being increasingly used in the legal system such as e-mails, disk drives containing damaging evidence, and so on. Computer forensics deals with preserving and collecting digital evidence on a single machine while network forensics deals with the same operations in a connected digital world. Several related issues and available tools are discussed in this chapter.

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