3rd Edition

Cyber Crime Investigator's Field Guide

By Bruce Middleton Copyright 2022
    352 Pages 99 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    352 Pages 99 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    Transhumanism, Artificial Intelligence, the Cloud, Robotics, Electromagnetic Fields, Intelligence Communities, Rail Transportation, Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)—all this and more is discussed in Cyber Crime Investigator’s Field Guide, Third Edition. Many excellent hardware and software products exist to protect our data communications systems, but security threats dictate that they must be all the more enhanced to protect our electronic environment.

    Many laws, rules, and regulations have been implemented over the past few decades that have provided our law enforcement community and legal system with the teeth needed to take a bite out of cybercrime. But there is still a major need for individuals and professionals who know how to investigate computer network security incidents and can bring them to a proper resolution. Organizations demand experts with both investigative talents and a technical knowledge of how cyberspace really works. The third edition provides the investigative framework that needs to be followed, along with information about how cyberspace works and the tools that reveal the who, where, what, when, why, and how in the investigation of cybercrime.


    • New focus area on rail transportation, OSINT, medical devices, and transhumanism / robotics
    • Evidence collection and analysis tools
    • Covers what to do from the time you receive "the call," arrival on site, chain of custody, and more

    This book offers a valuable Q&A by subject area, an extensive overview of recommended reference materials, and a detailed case study. Appendices highlight attack signatures, Linux commands, Cisco firewall commands, port numbers, and more.

    Chapter 1 - The Initial Contact

    Chapter 2 - Client Site Arrival

    Chapter 3 - Evidence Collection Procedures

    Chapter 4 - Evidence Collection and Analysis Tools

    Chapter 5 - Access Data's Forensic Toolkit

    Chapter 6 - Guidance Software's EnCase

    Chapter 7 - ILook Investigator

    Chapter 8 - Password Recovery

    Chapter 9 - Questions & Answers by Subject Area

    Chapter 10 - Recommended Reference Materials

    Chapter 11 - Case Study

    Chapter 12 - Rail Transportation

    Chapter 13 - Transhumanism and Robotics

    Chapter 14 - Memory & Incident Response System Commands

    Chapter 15 - Making use of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

    Appendix A - Glossary

    Appendix B - Port Numbers Used by Malicious Trojan Horse Programs

    Appendix C - Attack Signatures

    Appendix D - UNIX & Linux Commands

    Appendix E - Cisco Firewall Commands

    Appendix F - Discovering Unauthorized Access to Your Computer

    Appendix G - Electromagnetic Field Analysis (EFA)

    Appendix H - The Intelligence Community since 9-11

    Appendix I - Answers to Chapter Questions


    Bruce Middleton, CISSP, CEH, NSA IAM, and PMP, is a graduate of the University of Houston (BSEET), located in Houston, Texas, and of DeVry University (MBA).

    Bruce has over 25 years of experience in the design and security of data communications networks. He began his career with the National Security Agency (NSA) while serving in the United States Army. He has worked on a number of extremely interesting projects for the intelligence community, Department of Defense, and other federal government agencies over the past three decades while working with government contractors such as Boeing, United Technologies, BAE Systems, Harris, and General Dynamics. Bruce was also a key player on the design/security of the communication system for NASA’s International Space Station and a registered private detective in the state of Virginia.

    Bruce is an international speaker on computer crime and has authored numerous articles for Security Management magazine and is a member of the FBI’s InfraGard program. His latest venture for the past 5 years has been in the rail transportation industry with a global rail powerhouse named Alstom (Alstom.com), a French company headquartered in Paris, France, where Bruce served as the North American Regional Cyber Security Manager.