1st Edition

An In-Depth Guide to Mobile Device Forensics

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after October 22, 2021
ISBN 9780367633004
October 22, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
216 Pages 138 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Mobile devices are ubiquitous. Therefore, mobile device forensics is absolutely critical. Whether it is civil or criminal investigations, being able to extract evidence from a mobile device is critical. This book covers technical details of mobile devices and transmissions as well as forensic methods for extracting evidence. There are books on specific issues like Android Forensics or iOS forensics. But there is not currently a book that covers all the topics this book will. Furthermore, mobile device forensics is the most common topic I am asked to teach to law enforcement, it is such a critical skill. This is a niche that is not being adequately filled with current titles. The book is aimed towards undergraduates and graduate students studying cybersecurity or digital forensics courses/classes. It covers both technical and legal issues, and includes exercises, tests/quizzes, case studies, and slides to aid comprehension.

Table of Contents


Section I Technical Details of Mobile Devices

Chapter 1: Wireless Communications

Chapter 2: Mobile Hardware and Operating Systems

Chapter 3: iOS operating System

Chapter 4: Android Operating Systems


Section II: Forensic Techniques

Chapter 5: iOS forensics

Chapter 6: Android forensics

Chapter 7: JTAG and Chip-off

Chapter 8: SQLite Database Forensics

Chapter 9: Smart TV Forensics


Section III: Additional Topics

Chapter 10: Anti forensics

Chapter 11: Legal issues

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In addition to 30 years of IT experience, Chuck Easttom has been working in forensics for about a decade. He routinely teaches digital forensics to corporations and law enforcement, as well as volunteering with Operation Underground Railroad contributing forensic expertise to combat human trafficking. He has authored a number of forensics textbooks and currently teaches graduate digital forensics for the University of Dallas and cybersecurity for Georgetown University. Chuck has authored 29 other books and over 60 research papers.