Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard
Using Digital Forensics and Investigative Techniques to Identify Cybercrime Suspects
By Brett Shavers
Publisher: Elsevier / Syngress
Final Release Date: February 2013
Pages: 320

Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard is the definitive book on conducting a complete investigation of a cybercrime using digital forensics techniques as well as physical investigative procedures. This book merges a digital analysis examiner's work with the work of a case investigator in order to build a solid case to identify and prosecute cybercriminals.

Brett Shavers links traditional investigative techniques with high tech crime analysis in a manner that not only determines elements of crimes, but also places the suspect at the keyboard. This book is a first in combining investigative strategies of digital forensics analysis processes alongside physical investigative techniques in which the reader will gain a holistic approach to their current and future cybercrime investigations.



• Learn the tools and investigative principles of both physical and digital cybercrime investigations—and how they fit together to build a solid and complete case.

• Master the techniques of conducting a holistic investigation that combines both digital and physical evidence to track down the "suspect behind the keyboard."

• The only book to combine physical and digital investigative techniques.

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4.0

Its about time for this kind of book

By franks

from Baton Rouge, LA

About Me Litigation Support

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Pros

  • Case Studies Were Great
  • Easy to understand
  • Engaging Read
  • Flows Well Like A Story
  • Not Unduly Technical
  • Well-written

Cons

  • Maybe More Tech Details
  • Not comprehensive enough

Best Uses

  • Best Flow Of Df Cases
  • Expert
  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Student

Comments about oreilly Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard:

I read the book once and may take a look at a later time to refresh what I read when needed. After reading the book, I can see the totality of an investigation as it affects the cases I am involved (only civil litigation).

I have taken a few digital forensics courses but none taught how to conduct a digital forensics investigation in this manner. This is the book I wish I had read before taking my first forensic training.

 
4.0

Not bad for a technical book

By NSlone

from Ravenna, KY

About Me Designer, Programmer, Security Officer, Security Personel, Sys Admin

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Well-written

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    Best Uses

    • Forensic Scientists
    • Investigators
    • Student
    • Students

    Comments about oreilly Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard:

    I have had a hard time trying to write this review, not because of the way the book is written, but rather I had a hard time putting my thoughts in order for this project. I like the way the book is written, and had no problems reading it on my Kindle. Believe me, there are books I've had to return for a refund because of illegibility.
    Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard is great for those who wish to learn forensic science in order to learn how to catch the subject and make sure it isn't the victim or an unsuspecting third party, such as if someone were to loan their PC to someone else.
    Personally I allow no one to use my PC. That is just my preference. There are so many cybercrimes being committed in today's' digital world that we should all be given an enlightening class in cybercrimes. Perhaps then we would be better prepared if someone did steal our laptops, net books, Macs, etc. It might even help in the case of identity theft.
    There are many kinds of cybercrimes being committed on a daily bases, and I would rather someone read this book among others and investigate it right than to think someone else did it than to catch the real culprit.
    I found the book to be informative and rather interesting, even though it is written in novelistic, technical manner.

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    Not for me

    By G.B.

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Designer, Developer

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      Cons

      • Difficult to understand
      • Not comprehensive enough
      • Not Well-written
      • Too Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Nobody

      Comments about oreilly Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard:

      I used the eBook version of this product and right away I saw the layout of the pages are not so great. The examples are Windows only, so Mac or Linux users are out. It looks more like a Bill Gates PowerPoint presentation, very cluttered. A lot going on page by page. How this book really teaches the end user to trace the "crime" back to whoever is the culprit is beyond me.

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