Mobile devices are ubiquitous; therefore, mobile device forensics is absolutely critical. Whether for civil or criminal investigations, being able to extract evidence from a mobile device is essential. This book covers the 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 covered in this book. Furthermore, it is such a critical skill that mobile device forensics is the most common topic the Author is asked to teach to law enforcement. This is a niche that is not being adequately filled with current titles.
An In-Depth Guide to Mobile Device Forensics is aimed towards undergraduates and graduate students studying cybersecurity or digital forensics. 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 Basics. 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 Cell Site Analysis and Smart TV Forensics. Section III Additional Topics. Chapter 10 Anti Forensics. Chapter 11 Legal Issues. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions. Index.
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.