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Digital Triage Forensics : Processing the Digital Crime Scene - Richard Watson

Digital Triage Forensics

Processing the Digital Crime Scene

Paperback Published: 28th June 2010
ISBN: 9781597495967
Number Of Pages: 263

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Digital Triage Forensics: Processing the Digital Crime Scene provides the tools, training, and techniques in Digital Triage Forensics (DTF), which are employed in the investigation of digital crime scenes, including traditional and more-complex battlefield crime scenes. The text covers the collection of digital media and data from cellular devices and SIM cards. It also presents outlines of pre- and post- blast investigations.

The book is divided into six chapters that present an overview of the age of warfare, key concepts of digital triage and battlefield forensics, and methods of conducting pre/post-blast investigations. The use of digital triage forensics models in collecting and processing digital media and data from cell phones and SIM cards and the changing role of the digital forensic investigator are also discussed.
The first chapter discusses how improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have changed from basic booby traps to the primary attack method of the insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also covers the emergence of a sustainable vehicle for prosecuting enemy combatants under the Rule of Law in Iraq as U.S. airmen, marines, sailors, and soldiers perform roles outside their normal military duties and responsibilities. The remaining chapters detail the benefits of DTF model, the roles and responsibilities of the weapons intelligence team (WIT), and the challenges and issues of collecting digital media in battlefield situations. Moreover, data collection and processing as well as debates on the changing role of digital forensics investigators are discussed in this book as well.
The book will be helpful to forensic scientists, investigators, and military personnel, as well as to students and beginners in forensics.

  • Includes coverage on collecting digital media
  • Outlines pre- and post-blast investigations
  • Features content on collecting data from cellular devices and SIM cards

"Syngress [is] by far the best publisher of digital forensics and general security books...I'd certainly recommend this book and after reading through it...it looks great. It's written by the guys who coined the use of the word Triage in this context, so they know what they are talking about, and unlike many real technical books this one really does dig into the investigative techniques that should be used at the crime scene, including quite an interesting analysis of 'Battlefield Crime Scenes', where a triage approach is by far the only way to successfully approach the forensics problem." -Tony Campbell, Publisher, Digital Forensics Magazine

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
About the Authorsp. xiii
New Age of Warfare: How Digital Forensics is Reshaping Today's Militaryp. 1
Yesterday's ôBooby Trapö Is Today's IEDp. 1
The Invention of WITp. 4
ôCSIö Baghdad: Today's Intelligence Is Tomorrows Evidencep. 8
Actionable Intelligence and Its Effect on the Battlefieldp. 9
Soldiers to ôBattlefield Copsöp. 9
Summaryp. 11
Referencesp. 11
Digital Triage Forensics and Battlefield Forensicsp. 13
Introductionp. 13
DTF and Battlefield Forensicsp. 13
How does Evidence go from the Battlefield to the Lab?p. 21
Five Levels of Exploitation of WIT Materialsp. 22
Summaryp. 23
Referencesp. 24
Conducting Pre/Postblast Investigationsp. 25
Introductionp. 25
WITs Role Within the EOD Teamp. 25
Premission Preparationsp. 26
Scene Safetyp. 28
On Scene IED Analysisp. 30
Photograph! Photograph! Photograph!p. 36
Preblast Investigative Stepsp. 40
Postblast Investigative Stepsp. 48
Detainee Operations as it Pertains to WITp. 53
Summaryp. 56
Using the DTF Model to Process Digital Mediap. 57
The changing location of Digital Evidence containersp. 57
What hardware do I need to conduct a Cradle-to-Grave Battlefield investigation?p. 58
Characteristics of Digital Mediap. 64
Stephen's Quick and Dirty Guide to Understanding Digital Forensicsp. 65
Brief Overview of Digital Storage Conceptsp. 72
Processing Digital Media using the Digital Triage Forensic Modelp. 92
Summaryp. 142
Using the DTF Model to Collect and Process Cell Phones and SIM Cardsp. 145
Cellular Devices Are Replacing the Laptopp. 145
Proprietary Cell Phone Tools versus Nonproprietary Cell Phone Toolsp. 148
Freeware and Shareware as Cell Phone Forensic/Analysis Toolsp. 152
Using Cross Validation with your Toolsp. 154
Triage Processing of Cellular Devicesp. 155
Using the MFC to identify the Cellular Devicep. 157
Collection Concerns with Cellular Devicesp. 163
Don't Push That Buttonp. 166
Isolating the Cellular Devicep. 167
Using the HTCI Isolation Chamberp. 168
Processing the Cell Phonep. 180
Summaryp. 249
The Changing Role of a Digital Forensic Investigatorp. 251
The Solutionp. 251
Implementationp. 254
Glossaryp. 257
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9781597495967
ISBN-10: 1597495964
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 28th June 2010
Publisher: SYNGRESS MEDIA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 18.8  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1