Computer Crime Investigation Books

Computer Crime Investigation
Learn about computer crime and cyber crime investigations.

What is Computer Crime?

Computer crimes and cyber crimes include any criminal activity that is conducted with the use of a computer, a network, the internet or other electronic system.

Often, a company’s own internal security department investigates the illegal use of the computer, systems, or other company property. The investigations is usually handled by the company’s information security department, but may also involve the corporate security group. Private investigators may be called upon to assist, or to lead the effort for smaller companies.

With the proliferation of hacking and network security breaches, private detectives are becoming involved in investigating computer crime on a more frequent basis. It’s a good idea to be informed of the latest techniques, forensic software, scams and more.

List of Computer Crime Investigation Books

The following books provide helpful information on PC’s and cyber crimes. Using these books, you’ll learn such techniques as:

  • The right questions to ask your client about the incident
  • How to collect both physical and digital evidence from the crime scene (PC)
  • How to analyze evidence and data retrieved from an electronic device
  • How to recover data that is protected or deleted from a computer
  • How to use the latest PC forensic software tools to retrieve and analyze data and other content
  • How to interpret and translate the results into language your client can understand
  • How to offer recommendations for mitigating risk or preventing future occurrences of such criminal activity

Having a library of helpful tech crime investigation books will help private investigators to develop the right techniques to quickly find the information they need.

Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation (With CD)

This book explains the process for gathering evidence of PC crimes and will help expand your knowledge of information security. The book goes into quite a bit of detail about seemingly unrelated or unimportant topics, but the content manages to remain generally informative throughout.

Cyber Crime Investigator’s Field Guide

This field handbook provides the details of the entire process of investigating technological crimes and cyber crimes. You’ll learn how to collect and analyze evidence. In addition, the handbook includes helpful reference materials, case studies, a list of common Unix / Linux commands, port number references, and recommended computer forensic software tools.

Handbook of Computer Crime Investigations

This book serves as a detailed guide for security professionals who are already familiar with digital evidence. You’ll learn how to master the art and science of the forensic analysis of networks and systems. It provides an overview of the leading software programs used to gather and analyze digital evidence. It address computers, networks and embedded systems and goes beyond the practical and into the technical and legal aspects of such investigations.

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