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By Michael Sheetz

ISBN-10: 0471789321

ISBN-13: 9780471789321

Could your organization be ready within the occasion of:

* Computer-driven espionage
* A devastating virus attack
* A hacker's unauthorized access
* A breach of information security?

As the sophistication of desktop know-how has grown, so has the speed of computer-related illegal activity. accordingly, American firms now lose billions of greenbacks a yr to hacking, identification robbery, and different computing device assaults. greater than ever, companies and execs answerable for the severe info of numerous buyers and staff have to expect and protect opposed to desktop intruders and attacks.

The first ebook to effectively communicate to the nontechnical specialist within the fields of commercial and legislations relating to machine crime, laptop Forensics: an important consultant for Accountants, legal professionals, and bosses presents important suggestion at the hidden problems which may blindside businesses and lead to harmful costs.

Written by means of specialist Michael Sheetz, this significant publication offers readers with a good examine the pc crimes that may annoy, interrupt--and devastate--a enterprise. Readers are built not just with a great knowing of ways pcs facilitate fraud and monetary crime, but in addition how desktops can be utilized to enquire, prosecute, and forestall those crimes.

If you need to know the way to guard your organization from laptop crimes yet have a restricted technical history, this e-book is for you. Get laptop Forensics: a vital consultant for Accountants, legal professionals, and bosses and get ready.

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Depending on the file format of the graphic image, these values are stored more or less sequentially and then pasted on the monitor screen, resulting in millions of tiny colored dots that fool the eye in to seeing a coherent shape. When dealing with how information is stored by a computer, no discussion would be complete without addressing the ever-popular music file. Regardless of the format used, whether Ogg-Vorbis, MP3, Mpeg-4, or some other proprietary format, all music files have one thing in common.

Htm. 11. The Mentor, “The Conscience of a Hacker,” Phrack, Inc. 1, no. org/phrack/7/P07–03. 12 12. A DEFINITION OF COMPUTER FORENSICS Bernadette H. Schell and John L. Dodge, The Hacking of America (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 2002), p. 123. title=Loyd Blankenship&oldid=76258023. SUGGESTED READING Levy, Steven. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution. New York: Penguin Books, 1994. Slatalla, Michelle. The Masters of Deception: The Gang that Ruled Cyberspace. London: Harper-Perennial, 1996. 2 BASICS OF COMPUTER FORENSIC CONCEPTS INTRODUCTION As discussed briefly in Chapter 1, the goal of computer forensics is the recovery of evidence for use in court.

By admitting that a system has been hacked, the business admits that it has failed to protect customer assets. In many cases, the loss of revenue due to the admission is far greater than the cost of simply plugging the hole and moving on. Second, many viewed the intrusion as an inconvenience, not a crime. It is helpful to keep in mind that many of the information technology (IT) professionals in system administrator positions share a common bond with the hacker community: shared inquisitiveness.

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