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Reviews

2017


2017

Practical Forensic Imaging

Practical Forensic Imaging
by Bruce Nikkel

Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus


Any book that begins with a foreword by Eoghan Casey is almost guaranteed to be a vital and immensely useful read in the field of digital forensics, and Practical Forensic Imaging is no exception.

The need to securely preserve digital evidence is of the utmost importance to any investigator, particularly in criminal cases where findings may need to be upheld in a courtroom situation. Despite the huge impact of this subject matter, however, there have been precious few books on the topic to date. Luckily, Practical Forensic Imaging steps in now to fill the gap.   more ...

2016


2016

Advanced FTK Training From AccessData

Reviewed by Azeem - Cyber Security Professional

At the end of the three-day, instructor-led AccessData Advanced FTK (Forensic Toolkit) class, students have been exposed to and trained in the effective use of advanced analysis with FTK, FTK Imager, Password Recovery Toolkit (PRTK), and Registry Viewer. Prior to enrolling in this course, all students should have gone through either AccessData’s BootCamp training or possess a few years of hands-on work experience with FTK software. In my opinion, by meeting these requirements, students will be best prepared to take advantage of everything that the course has to offer, which is sizable.

For a few years, I had been using FTK without any formal training. I had managed to work my way through the fundamentals on my own, but I always sensed that there was much on which I was missing out. Little did I know that the breadth of these tools was passing me by completely.   more ...

2016

Oxygen Forensic Detective From Oxygen Forensics

Reviewed by K. Gus Dimitrelos CEO – Cyber Forensics 360

Opening the Oxygen Forensic Detective Dongle packaging I did not expect my forensics world of 20 years and counting to change so quickly. As a retired Secret Service agent, I began forensics in the dark ages of 1996 and would never have forecasted the growth of the mobile device market or their involvement or use in criminal enterprise. The importance of connecting device extracted data, event timelines, and linked communications with the associated web, social and cloud artifacts has re-defined the role of examiners and detectives. Welcome to the future and the new baseline of mobile device and data forensics. Oxygen Forensic Detective moved the line across from the typical data-dump style result to a more analytical and fully functioning Swiss cyber knife.   more ...

2016

Mobile Forensic Investigations

by Lee Reiber

Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus


The subtitle of this book is A Guide to Evidence Collection, Analysis and Presentation - a grand aim considering the scope of the subject matter. 'Mobile devices' these days is an umbrella term covering an overwhelming amount of evidence.

However, the book does it justice. It's an in-depth guide and one that's unusually easy to read for something so technical.   more ...

2016

Oxygen Forensic Complete Training

Reviewed by Brad Robin

Introduction

This review will be based solely on the Oxygen Forensic Complete Training class that occurred in Lafayette, Louisiana between April 19-21, 2016.

Coming into this class my knowledge of the Oxygen Forensic Detective program was very limited. I still remember calling a friend the first time I used the program and asking “Where are the pictures and videos?’ Now don’t get me wrong I have a vast knowledge of the digital forensics community and programs, however you will find that all programs are created different and the GUI interfaces can be quite tricky until you learn each. This is why I am an advocate of being trained on the software you actually use in your day to day investigations.   more ...