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A couple of interviews

The book I’m gradually (veeeery gradually) writing about starting out in digital forensics will eventually have several interviews in it, to help people see what it’s really like to work in the industry. If you’re interested in being one of the interviewees, drop me a line.

In the meantime, here are a couple of interviews I did on Forensic Focus recently. Continue reading “A couple of interviews”

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Some Of My Favourite Digital Forensics Books

I read a lot. I write a lot. I work a lot. Sometimes these things coincide. One of the ways they coincide is through writing books about my day job, for which I also read books other people have written.

Here are a few of my favourite digital forensics books I’ve read over the past few years, which I’d recommend if you’re looking for relevant reading material.  Continue reading “Some Of My Favourite Digital Forensics Books”

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Mobile Forensics – Advanced Investigative Strategies by Oleg Afonin & Vladimir Katalov

Mobile forensics is a growing subsection of digital forensic investigation. With the proliferation of devices, applications and operating systems available nowadays, it’s increasingly becoming a vital and complex field. The skillset needed to accurately acquire evidence from mobile devices may seem dauntingly wide-ranging, especially when so many of us are dealing with backlogs in the first place. How are we supposed to keep up to date with this ever-evolving challenge?

Luckily we have books like this to help us out. Continue reading “Mobile Forensics – Advanced Investigative Strategies by Oleg Afonin & Vladimir Katalov”

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iOS Forensics Cookbook by Birani & Birani

iOS Forensics Cookbook was written by Bhanu Birani and Mayank Birani with the aim of providing a resource to help forensic practitioners to handle and extract data from iOS devices.

It is important to note that this book is aimed at people who already have a significant level of technical knowledge. While it does explain where data are stored, for example, it does so only in brief and as part of practical exercises. Anyone who has a low level of familiarity with the subject or is put off by the idea of reading through lines of code will have difficulty understanding the majority of this book.

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Review: Practical Mobile Forensics

8311OS_covConsidering that there are separate books – indeed, whole genres – devoted to Android and iOS forensics specifically, writing a single tome that covers mobile forensics in a meaningful way is an ambitious task.

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A Desk In The Life: Forensic Investigator

A lot of people seem fascinated when I tell them what I do for a living (well, one of the things), so I thought I’d write a blog post about it.

The specific strand of my life that generates all the interest is forensic investigation. To be fair, it is a pretty awesome job and I do feel like a badass when I’m doing it. But a lot of it is way less glamourous than people seem to expect, probably because they’ve watched too much CSI.

So what do I do, if it’s not all ultra-glamourous labs, flashy command lines and 45-minute mysteries?

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