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Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation
Author : Eoghan Casey
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2009-10-07
ISBN 10 : 9780080921471
Pages : 600 pages
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Handbook of Digital Forensics and Investigation builds on the success of the Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation, bringing together renowned experts in all areas of digital forensics and investigation to provide the consummate resource for practitioners in the field. It is also designed as an accompanying text to Digital Evidence and Computer Crime. This unique collection details how to conduct digital investigations in both criminal and civil contexts, and how to locate and utilize digital evidence on computers, networks, and embedded systems. Specifically, the Investigative Methodology section of the Handbook provides expert guidance in the three main areas of practice: Forensic Analysis, Electronic Discovery, and Intrusion Investigation. The Technology section is extended and updated to reflect the state of the art in each area of specialization. The main areas of focus in the Technology section are forensic analysis of Windows, Unix, Macintosh, and embedded systems (including cellular telephones and other mobile devices), and investigations involving networks (including enterprise environments and mobile telecommunications technology). This handbook is an essential technical reference and on-the-job guide that IT professionals, forensic practitioners, law enforcement, and attorneys will rely on when confronted with computer related crime and digital evidence of any kind. *Provides methodologies proven in practice for conducting digital investigations of all kinds *Demonstrates how to locate and interpret a wide variety of digital evidence, and how it can be useful in investigations *Presents tools in the context of the investigative process, including EnCase, FTK, ProDiscover, foremost, XACT, Network Miner, Splunk, flow-tools, and many other specialized utilities and analysis platforms *Case examples in every chapter give readers a practical understanding of the technical, logistical, and legal challenges that arise in real investigations

Digital Forensics and Investigations
Author : Jason Sachowski
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2018-05-16
ISBN 10 : 1351762206
Pages : 348 pages
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Digital forensics has been a discipline of Information Security for decades now. Its principles, methodologies, and techniques have remained consistent despite the evolution of technology, and, ultimately, it and can be applied to any form of digital data. However, within a corporate environment, digital forensic professionals are particularly challenged. They must maintain the legal admissibility and forensic viability of digital evidence in support of a broad range of different business functions that include incident response, electronic discovery (ediscovery), and ensuring the controls and accountability of such information across networks. Digital Forensics and Investigations: People, Process, and Technologies to Defend the Enterprise provides the methodologies and strategies necessary for these key business functions to seamlessly integrate digital forensic capabilities to guarantee the admissibility and integrity of digital evidence. In many books, the focus on digital evidence is primarily in the technical, software, and investigative elements, of which there are numerous publications. What tends to get overlooked are the people and process elements within the organization. Taking a step back, the book outlines the importance of integrating and accounting for the people, process, and technology components of digital forensics. In essence, to establish a holistic paradigm—and best-practice procedure and policy approach—to defending the enterprise. This book serves as a roadmap for professionals to successfully integrate an organization’s people, process, and technology with other key business functions in an enterprise’s digital forensic capabilities.

Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations of Cloud and Mobile Applications
Author : Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo,Ali Dehghantanha
Publisher : Syngress
Release Date : 2016-10-12
ISBN 10 : 0128054484
Pages : 326 pages
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Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations of Cloud and Mobile Applications comprehensively discusses the implications of cloud (storage) services and mobile applications on digital forensic investigations. The book provides both digital forensic practitioners and researchers with an up-to-date and advanced knowledge of collecting and preserving electronic evidence from different types of cloud services, such as digital remnants of cloud applications accessed through mobile devices. This is the first book that covers the investigation of a wide range of cloud services. Dr. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo and Dr. Ali Dehghantanha are leading researchers in cloud and mobile security and forensics, having organized research, led research, and been published widely in the field. Users will gain a deep overview of seminal research in the field while also identifying prospective future research topics and open challenges. Presents the most current, leading edge research on cloud and mobile application forensics, featuring a panel of top experts in the field Introduces the first book to provide an in-depth overview of the issues surrounding digital forensic investigations in cloud and associated mobile apps Covers key technical topics and provides readers with a complete understanding of the most current research findings Includes discussions on future research directions and challenges

Digital Forensics Explained
Author : Greg Gogolin
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2012-12-03
ISBN 10 : 1439874956
Pages : 198 pages
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The field of computer forensics has experienced significant growth recently and those looking to get into the industry have significant opportunity for upward mobility. Focusing on the concepts investigators need to know to conduct a thorough investigation, Digital Forensics Explained provides an overall description of the forensic practice from a practitioner’s perspective. Starting with an overview, the text describes best practices based on the author’s decades of experience conducting investigations and working in information technology. It illustrates the forensic process, explains what it takes to be an investigator, and highlights emerging trends. Filled with helpful templates and contributions from seasoned experts in their respective fields, the book includes coverage of: Internet and email investigations Mobile forensics for cell phones, iPads, music players, and other small devices Cloud computing from an architecture perspective and its impact on digital forensics Anti-forensic techniques that may be employed to make a forensic exam more difficult to conduct Recoverability of information from damaged media The progression of a criminal case from start to finish Tools that are often used in an examination, including commercial, free, and open-source tools; computer and mobile tools; and things as simple as extension cords Social media and social engineering forensics Case documentation and presentation, including sample summary reports and a cover sheet for a cell phone investigation The text includes acquisition forms, a sequential process outline to guide your investigation, and a checklist of supplies you’ll need when responding to an incident. Providing you with the understanding and the tools to deal with suspects who find ways to make their digital activities hard to trace, the book also considers cultural implications, ethics, and the psychological effects that digital forensics investigations can have on investigators.

Big Data Analytics and Computing for Digital Forensic Investigations
Author : Suneeta Satpathy,Sachi Nandan Mohanty
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2020-04-07
ISBN 10 : 1000045056
Pages : 214 pages
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Digital forensics has recently gained a notable development and become the most demanding area in today’s information security requirement. This book investigates the areas of digital forensics, digital investigation and data analysis procedures as they apply to computer fraud and cybercrime, with the main objective of describing a variety of digital crimes and retrieving potential digital evidence. Big Data Analytics and Computing for Digital Forensic Investigations gives a contemporary view on the problems of information security. It presents the idea that protective mechanisms and software must be integrated along with forensic capabilities into existing forensic software using big data computing tools and techniques. Features Describes trends of digital forensics served for big data and the challenges of evidence acquisition Enables digital forensic investigators and law enforcement agencies to enhance their digital investigation capabilities with the application of data science analytics, algorithms and fusion technique This book is focused on helping professionals as well as researchers to get ready with next-generation security systems to mount the rising challenges of computer fraud and cybercrimes as well as with digital forensic investigations. Dr Suneeta Satpathy has more than ten years of teaching experience in different subjects of the Computer Science and Engineering discipline. She is currently working as an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Bhubaneswar, affiliated with Biju Patnaik University and Technology, Odisha. Her research interests include computer forensics, cybersecurity, data fusion, data mining, big data analysis and decision mining. Dr Sachi Nandan Mohanty is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at ICFAI Tech, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, India. His research interests include data mining, big data analysis, cognitive science, fuzzy decision-making, brain–computer interface, cognition and computational intelligence.

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
Author : Claus Vielhauer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2011-03-07
ISBN 10 : 3642195121
Pages : 157 pages
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This book contains a selection of thoroughly refereed and revised papers from the Second International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, ICDF2C 2010, held October 4-6, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The field of digital forensics is becoming increasingly important for law enforcement, network security, and information assurance. It is a multidisciplinary area that encompasses a number of fields, including law, computer science, finance, networking, data mining, and criminal justice. The 14 papers in this volume describe the various applications of this technology and cover a wide range of topics including law enforcement, disaster recovery, accounting frauds, homeland security, and information warfare.

Advances in Digital Forensics IV
Author : Indrajit Ray,Sujeet Shenoi
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2008-08-28
ISBN 10 : 0387849262
Pages : 366 pages
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Practically every crime now involves some aspect of digital evidence. This is the most recent volume in the Advances in Digital Forensics series. It describes original research results and innovative applications in the emerging discipline of digital forensics. In addition, it highlights some of the major technical and legal issues related to digital evidence and electronic crime investigations. This book contains a selection of twenty-eight edited papers from the Fourth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 Conference on Digital Forensics, held at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in the spring of 2008.

Advances in Digital Forensics V
Author : Gilbert Peterson,Sujeet Shenoi
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2009-09-02
ISBN 10 : 364204154X
Pages : 316 pages
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Digital forensics deals with the acquisition, preservation, examination, analysis and presentation of electronic evidence. Networked computing, wireless communications and portable electronic devices 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. 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 systems. Advances in Digital Forensics V 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, integrity and privacy, network forensics, forensic computing, investigative techniques, legal issues and evidence management. This book is the fifth 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 twenty-three edited papers from the Fifth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, held at the National Center for Forensic Science, Orlando, Florida, USA in the spring of 2009. Advances in Digital Forensics V 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.

TechnoSecurity's Guide to E-Discovery and Digital Forensics
Author : Jack Wiles
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2011-10-13
ISBN 10 : 008055881X
Pages : 400 pages
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TechnoSecurity's Guide to E-Discovery and Digital Forensics provides IT security professionals with the information (hardware, software, and procedural requirements) needed to create, manage and sustain a digital forensics lab and investigative team that can accurately and effectively analyze forensic data and recover digital evidence, while preserving the integrity of the electronic evidence for discovery and trial. Internationally known experts in computer forensics share their years of experience at the forefront of digital forensics Bonus chapters on how to build your own Forensics Lab 50% discount to the upcoming Techno Forensics conference for everyone who purchases a book

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
Author : Pavel Gladyshev,Marcus K. Rogers
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2012-11-28
ISBN 10 : 3642355153
Pages : 297 pages
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This book contains a selection of thoroughly refereed and revised papers from the Third International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, ICDF2C 2011, held October 26-28 in Dublin, Ireland. The field of digital forensics is becoming increasingly important for law enforcement, network security, and information assurance. It is a multidisciplinary area that encompasses a number of fields, including law, computer science, finance, networking, data mining, and criminal justice. The 24 papers in this volume cover a variety of topics ranging from tactics of cyber crime investigations to digital forensic education, network forensics, and the use of formal methods in digital investigations. There is a large section addressing forensics of mobile digital devices.

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
Author : Sanjay Goel
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2010-01-13
ISBN 10 : 3642115330
Pages : 171 pages
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The First International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C) was held in Albany from September 30 to October 2, 2009. The field of digital for- sics is growing rapidly with implications for several fields including law enforcement, network security, disaster recovery and accounting. This is a multidisciplinary area that requires expertise in several areas including, law, computer science, finance, networking, data mining, and criminal justice. This conference brought together pr- titioners and researchers from diverse fields providing opportunities for business and intellectual engagement among attendees. All the conference sessions were very well attended with vigorous discussions and strong audience interest. The conference featured an excellent program comprising high-quality paper pr- entations and invited speakers from all around the world. The first day featured a plenary session including George Philip, President of University at Albany, Harry Corbit, Suprintendent of New York State Police, and William Pelgrin, Director of New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination. An outstanding keynote was provided by Miklos Vasarhelyi on continuous auditing. This was followed by two parallel sessions on accounting fraud /financial crime, and m- timedia and handheld forensics. The second day of the conference featured a mesm- izing keynote talk by Nitesh Dhanjani from Ernst and Young that focused on psyc- logical profiling based on open source intelligence from social network analysis. The third day of the conference featured both basic and advanced tutorials on open source forensics.

Digital Investigations
Author : Chad R Johnson
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2020-03-16
ISBN 10 : 9780128184424
Pages : 450 pages
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Digital forensics is a crucial science. Technology is ubiquitous in our society, and we are standing at the cusp of an important point in history. We are currently at the point where we use technology to support our lifestyle. Soon we will enter an age where technology supplements it. An age where our car will send us an email to remind us it has checked our calendar and booked an oil change at a shop a mile from our house. Where we can view a webcam on our phones to see that grandma is ringing the doorbell. It is already estimated that digital evidence is present in over 95% of all crimes. Our future indicates this is going to be more important, not less. At the same time, we have relatively few digital forensic experts to support this future - a phenomenon known as "going dark." Put simply, in our age fewer and fewer crimes are solvable without digital evidence. Digital Investigations: Evidence and Forensics focuses on the examination phase of a digital investigation. It reviews the technical skills of digital forensics - locating and acquiring forensic artifacts on Windows systems, emails, and file systems. It also covers critical skills lacking in other works - how to handle a digital crime scene and the forensic process for computer systems. It answers the following questions: What do we do when we have a crime scene on our hands? What do we do with evidence? What do we do with evidence once we have it?Since the author also teaches these courses, the text will include labs to teach technical skills, such as data recovery, evidence identification, forensic timelines, etc. This book is ideal for readers with little exposure to the world of digital forensics and the investigative process. Provides an overview of the tools and techniques experts in the field of computer crime need in digital forensics Includes steps on how to handle a scene, identify/acquire/preserve evidence and disk and data recovery Readers learn terminology and tools of digital investigations, how to conduct examinations, specifically of Windows systems, as well as email

Digital Forensics Processing and Procedures
Author : David Lilburn Watson,Andrew Jones
Publisher : Newnes
Release Date : 2013-08-30
ISBN 10 : 1597497452
Pages : 880 pages
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This is the first digital forensics book that covers the complete lifecycle of digital evidence and the chain of custody. This comprehensive handbook includes international procedures, best practices, compliance, and a companion web site with downloadable forms. Written by world-renowned digital forensics experts, this book is a must for any digital forensics lab. It provides anyone who handles digital evidence with a guide to proper procedure throughout the chain of custody--from incident response through analysis in the lab. A step-by-step guide to designing, building and using a digital forensics lab A comprehensive guide for all roles in a digital forensics laboratory Based on international standards and certifications

Digital Forensics
Author : Angus McKenzie Marshall
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2009-07-15
ISBN 10 : 0470714425
Pages : 184 pages
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The vast majority of modern criminal investigations involve some element of digital evidence, from mobile phones, computers, CCTV and other devices. Digital Forensics: Digital Evidence in Criminal Investigations provides the reader with a better understanding of how digital evidence complements “traditional” scientific evidence and examines how it can be used more effectively and efficiently in a range of investigations. Taking a new approach to the topic, this book presents digital evidence as an adjunct to other types of evidence and discusses how it can be deployed effectively in support of investigations. The book provides investigators/SSMs/other managers with sufficient contextual and technical information to be able to make more effective use of digital evidence sources in support of a range of investigations. In particular, it considers the roles played by digital devices in society and hence in criminal activities. From this, it examines the role and nature of evidential data which may be recoverable from a range of devices, considering issues relating to reliability and usefulness of those data. Includes worked case examples, test questions and review quizzes to enhance student understanding Solutions provided in an accompanying website Includes numerous case studies throughout to highlight how digital evidence is handled at the crime scene and what can happen when procedures are carried out incorrectly Considers digital evidence in a broader context alongside other scientific evidence Discusses the role of digital devices in criminal activities and provides methods for the evaluation and prioritizing of evidence sources Includes discussion of the issues surrounding modern digital evidence examinations, for example; volume of material and its complexity Clear overview of all types of digital evidence Digital Forensics: Digital Evidence in Criminal Investigations is an invaluable text for undergraduate students taking either general forensic science courses where digital forensics may be a module or a dedicated computer/digital forensics degree course. The book is also a useful overview of the subject for postgraduate students and forensic practitioners.

The Basics of Digital Forensics
Author : John Sammons
Publisher : Syngress
Release Date : 2014-12-09
ISBN 10 : 0128018925
Pages : 200 pages
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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

Digital Forensics Explained
Author : Greg Gogolin
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2012-12-03
ISBN 10 : 1439874964
Pages : 198 pages
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The field of computer forensics has experienced significant growth recently and those looking to get into the industry have significant opportunity for upward mobility. Focusing on the concepts investigators need to know to conduct a thorough investigation, Digital Forensics Explained provides an overall description of the forensic practice from a practitioner’s perspective. Starting with an overview, the text describes best practices based on the author’s decades of experience conducting investigations and working in information technology. It illustrates the forensic process, explains what it takes to be an investigator, and highlights emerging trends. Filled with helpful templates and contributions from seasoned experts in their respective fields, the book includes coverage of: Internet and email investigations Mobile forensics for cell phones, iPads, music players, and other small devices Cloud computing from an architecture perspective and its impact on digital forensics Anti-forensic techniques that may be employed to make a forensic exam more difficult to conduct Recoverability of information from damaged media The progression of a criminal case from start to finish Tools that are often used in an examination, including commercial, free, and open-source tools; computer and mobile tools; and things as simple as extension cords Social media and social engineering forensics Case documentation and presentation, including sample summary reports and a cover sheet for a cell phone investigation The text includes acquisition forms, a sequential process outline to guide your investigation, and a checklist of supplies you’ll need when responding to an incident. Providing you with the understanding and the tools to deal with suspects who find ways to make their digital activities hard to trace, the book also considers cultural implications, ethics, and the psychological effects that digital forensics investigations can have on investigators.

Computational Intelligence in Digital Forensics: Forensic Investigation and Applications
Author : Azah Kamilah Muda,Yun-Huoy Choo,Ajith Abraham,Sargur N. Srihari
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2014-04-01
ISBN 10 : 3319058851
Pages : 455 pages
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Computational Intelligence techniques have been widely explored in various domains including forensics. Analysis in forensic encompasses the study of pattern analysis that answer the question of interest in security, medical, legal, genetic studies and etc. However, forensic analysis is usually performed through experiments in lab which is expensive both in cost and time. Therefore, this book seeks to explore the progress and advancement of computational intelligence technique in different focus areas of forensic studies. This aims to build stronger connection between computer scientists and forensic field experts. This book, Computational Intelligence in Digital Forensics: Forensic Investigation and Applications, is the first volume in the Intelligent Systems Reference Library series. The book presents original research results and innovative applications of computational intelligence in digital forensics. This edited volume contains seventeen chapters and presents the latest state-of-the-art advancement of Computational Intelligence in Digital Forensics; in both theoretical and application papers related to novel discovery in intelligent forensics. The chapters are further organized into three sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Forensic Discovery and Investigation, which discusses the computational intelligence technologies employed in Digital Forensic, and (3) Intelligent Forensic Science Applications, which encompasses the applications of computational intelligence in Digital Forensic, such as human anthropology, human biometrics, human by products, drugs, and electronic devices.

Digital Forensics for Handheld Devices
Author : Eamon P. Doherty
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2012-08-17
ISBN 10 : 1439898782
Pages : 332 pages
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Approximately 80 percent of the worlds population now owns a cell phone, which can hold evidence or contain logs about communications concerning a crime. Cameras, PDAs, and GPS devices can also contain information related to corporate policy infractions and crimes. Aimed to prepare investigators in the public and private sectors, Digital Forensics

Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Digital Forensics & Incident Analysis (WDFIA 2009)
Author : N.A
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 : 1841022306
Pages : 120 pages
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Advances in Digital Forensics X
Author : Gilbert Peterson,Sujeet Shenoi
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2014-10-09
ISBN 10 : 3662449528
Pages : 335 pages
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Digital forensics deals with the acquisition, preservation, examination, analysis and presentation of electronic evidence. Networked computing, wireless communications and portable electronic devices 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. 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 systems. Advances in Digital Forensics X 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: - Internet Crime Investigations; - Forensic Techniques; - Mobile Device Forensics; - Forensic Tools and Training. This book is the 10th 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 twenty-two edited papers from the 10th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, held in Vienna, Austria in the winter of 2014. Advances in Digital Forensics X 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.