© 2010


Understanding Information Security Investigations

  • Jennifer Bayuk

Part of the Springer’s Forensic Laboratory Science Series book series (SFLSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jennifer Bayuk
    Pages 1-6
  3. J. Andrew Valentine
    Pages 29-43
  4. Shane Sims
    Pages 45-51
  5. Tracy McBride
    Pages 53-57
  6. Lenny Zeltser
    Pages 59-83
  7. Eddie Schwartz
    Pages 85-101
  8. Rita M. Barrios, Yuri Signori
    Pages 103-116
  9. Don Fergus, Anthony Agresta
    Pages 117-128
  10. Paul Rohmeyer
    Pages 141-148
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 149-167

About this book


This fascinating and highly topical subject has a history dating back to the secret world of 1970s Cold War espionage, when the US military and Central intelligence agencies, aided by the latest mainframe systems, were the first to use computer forensics techniques in counterintelligence. In the decades since, cybercrime has emerged from the obscurity of low-level prosecution evidence to become a serious cross-border crime issue, while cyberforensic investigators have moved on from drug, murder, and child pornography crimes that were facilitated by computers, and are now tackling headline-grabbing cyber bank robbery, identity theft, and corporate spying. With little consensus as yet on the qualifications required to become a cyberforensic investigator, Cyberforensics: Understanding Information Security Investigations assembles the varying perspectives of pioneers and key figures in the field. All the authors have more than 10 years’ experience in successfully investigating cybercrime, and some more than 20. Through real-life case studies the chapters introduce the reader to the field of cybersecurity, starting with corporate investigation, and progressing to analyze the issues in more detail. Taking us from accounting cyberforensics to unraveling the complexities of malware, the contributors explain the tools and techniques they use in a manner that allows us to map their methodology into a more generic understanding of what a cybersecurity investigation really is. Above all, Cyberforensics shows that there is a cohesive set of concepts that binds cybersecurity investigators to a shared vision. These core ideas are now gaining importance as a body of knowledge that cyberforensics professionals agree should be a prerequisite to the professional practice of information security.


Child Pornography Computer Forensics Crime Cybercrime Internet Mainframe computer cyberforensics, security, computers, internet data security identity theft methodology search engine marketing (SEM) technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Bayuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Cybersecurity Program Director, School of Systems and EngineeringStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title CyberForensics
  • Book Subtitle Understanding Information Security Investigations
  • Editors Jennifer Bayuk
  • Series Title Springer’s Forensic Laboratory Science Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Forensic Lab.Sciences Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60761-771-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61779-703-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60761-772-3
  • Series ISSN 2157-0353
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 170
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forensic Science
    Computer Science, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site