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Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation

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Kyung-Shick Choi, Sinchul Back, and Marlon Mike Toro-Alvarez
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Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation equips students, law enforcement officers, government employees, business employees, and cybersecurity practitioners with the competencies and fundamental knowledge base they need to tackle issues involving cybercrime and cyber investigations. The book introduces readers to process of conducting successful forensic examinations of digital devices and computer networks through hands-on practice and comprehensive exploration of cyber-investigation techniques.

Over the course of 15 chapters, readers gain foundational knowledge on cybercrime-focused digital forensics and develop their ability to apply this knowledge to cybercrime cases. Opening chapters examine computer ethics in cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity practice, the basics of information technology, mobile forensics, and email evidence and analysis. In additional chapters, students learn about electronic vandalism, phishing scams, geo-localization and cyberspace detection, and dark web investigation. They are provided with historical overviews and proven frameworks for developing strategic plans to counter cybersecurity and cyberterrorism attempts and attacks.

Providing readers with essential, timely knowledge, Digital Forensics is an ideal resource for students and practitioners in the fields of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation.

Kyung-Shick Choi is a professor of practice and the faculty director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity programs at Boston University. He holds a Ph.D. in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence and Cybercrime.
Sinchul Back is an assistant professor and the director of Cybercrime & Cybersecurity Studies at the University of Scranton. He serves as the Cybercrime Division’s vice-chair of the American Society of Criminology. He holds a Ph.D. in international crime and justice from Florida International University.
Marlon Mike Toro-Alvarez is a cybercriminology expert at the Colombian National Police and an advisor and researcher at the Center for Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Research. He is a cofounder of the Center for Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity at Boston University.
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