1st Edition

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Investigation Recent Advances and Future Directions

    304 Pages 76 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In the ever-evolving landscape of digital forensics and cyber-crime investigation, staying ahead with the latest advancements is not just advantageous—it's imperative. Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Investigation: Recent Advances and Future Directions serves as a crucial bridge, connecting the dots between the present knowledge base and the fast-paced developments in this dynamic field. Through a collection of meticulous research and expert insights, this book dissects various facets of digital forensics and cyber security, providing readers with a comprehensive look at current trends and future possibilities. Distinguished by its in-depth analysis and forward-looking perspective, this volume sets itself apart as an indispensable resource for those keen on navigating the complexities of securing the digital domain.

    Key features of the book include:

    • Innovative Strategies for Web Application Security: Insights into Moving Target Defense (MTD) techniques.
    • Blockchain Applications in Smart Cities: An examination of how blockchain technology can fortify data security and trust.
    • Latest Developments in Digital Forensics: A thorough overview of cutting-edge techniques and methodologies.
    • Advancements in Intrusion Detection: The role of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) in enhancing network security.
    • Augmented Reality in Crime Scene Investigations: How AR technology is transforming forensic science.
    • Emerging Techniques for Data Protection: From chaotic watermarking in multimedia to deep learning models for forgery detection.

    This book aims to serve as a beacon for practitioners, researchers, and students who are navigating the intricate world of digital forensics and cyber security. By offering a blend of recent advancements and speculative future directions, it not only enriches the reader's understanding of the subject matter but also inspires innovative thinking and applications in the field. Whether you're a seasoned investigator, an academic, or a technology enthusiast, Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Investigation: Recent Advances and Future Directions promises to be a valuable addition to your collection, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in digital forensics and beyond.

    1. Secure Web Applications Based on Moving Target Defense: Challenges, Solutions and New Trends
    Anupama Mishra,, Brij B. Gupta, Domenico Santaniello and Kshitij Mishra

    2. Blockchain-Based Data Security in Smart Cities: Ensuring Data Integrity and Trustworthiness
    Priyanshu, Sunil K. Singh, Sudhakar Kumar, Sahil Garg, Saksham Arora, Sunil Kr Sharma, Varsha Arya, Kwok Tai Chui

    3. Recent Advances on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Investigation
    Sreerakuvandana, Agung Mulyo Widodo, Totok Ruki Biyanto, Princy Pappachan and Francesco Colace

    4. Detailed Evolution Process of CNN Based Intrusion Detection in Context of Network Security
    Amanpreet Singh,  Sunil K. Singh, Amit Chhabra, Gurmehar Singh, Yuvraj, Sudhakar Kumar, Varsha Arya

    5. Crime Scene Investigations through Augmented Reality recent advances and future directions
    Varsha Arya, Akshat Gaurav, Ritika Bansal, Kwok Tai Chui

    6. Chaotic Watermarking for Tamper Detection: Enhancing Robustness and Security in Digital Multimedia
    Harkiran Kaur, Sunil K. Singh, Amit Chhabra, Vanshika Bhardwaj, Ritika Saini, , Sudhakar Kumar, Varsha Arya

    7. Secure Health features: Implementing Hyperledger Fabric in Blockchain-Driven Healthcare Management Systems
    Mosiur Rahaman, Chun Yuan Lin ,Ikbal Rachmat, Ritika Banshal and  Prayitno

    8. Security threats and countermeasures for digital images in smart systems
    Anupama Mishra, Brij B. Gupta,, and Kshitij Mishra

    9. Deep Learning Model for Digital Forensics Face Sketch Synthesis
    Eshita Badwal, Sunil K. Singh, Sudhakar Kumar, Ayushi, Vanshika Chilkoti, Varsha Arya and Kwok Tai Chui

    10. Forgery detection based on deep learning for smart systems: recent advances and collection of datasets
    Akshat Gaurav, Brij B. Gupta, Shavi Bansal, Kwok Tai Chui

    11. Deep Learning- Based Forensics and Anti-Forensics

    Princy Pappachan, Novi Susatediyo Adi, Gerry Firmansyah, and Mosiur Rahaman4

    12. Cyber Synergy: Unlocking The Potential Use of Biometric Systems And Multimedia Forensics In Cyber Crime Investigations

    Ruchika Thakur, Sudhakar Kumar, Sunil K Singh, Krishana Singla, Sunil Kr Sharma, Varsha Arya


    Ahmed A. Abd El-Latif (SMIEEE, MACM) received the B.Sc. degree with honour rank in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2005 and M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2010, all from Menoufia University, Egypt. He received his Ph. D. degree in Computer Science & Technology at Harbin Institute of Technology (H.I.T), Harbin, P. R. China in 2013. He is an associate professor of Computer Science at Menoufia University, Egypt, and at EIAS Data Science Lab, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. In more than 17 years of his professional experience, he published over 280 papers in journals/conferences including 14 books with over 10000 citations. He was also selected in the 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020 Stanford University's ranking of the world's top 2% scientists. He involved in government and international funded R&D projects related to the widespread use of artificial intelligence for 5G/6G networks. He received many awards, State Encouragement Award in Engineering Sciences 2016, Arab Republic of Egypt; the best Ph.D. student award from Harbin Institute of Technology, China 2013; Young scientific award, Menoufia University, Egypt 2014. He is a fellow at Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt. His areas of interests are Cybersecurity, 5G/6G Wireless Networks, Post-Quantum Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence of Things, AI-Based Image Processing, Information Hiding, Dynamical systems (Discrete-time models: Chaotic systems and Quantum Walks). He is the leader of mega grant program  "Research of network technologies with ultra-low latency and ultra-high density based on the widespread use of artificial intelligence for 6G networks". Dr. Abd El-Latif is the chair/co-chair of many Scopus/ EI conferences. He is the EIC of International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, and series editor of Advances in Cybersecurity Management (https://www.routledge.com).  Also, academic editor/ associate editor for set of indexed journals (Scopus journals' quartile ranking).

    Lo’ai A. Tawalbeh (IEEE SM) completed his PhD degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in 2004, and MSc in 2002 from the same university with GPA 4/4. Dr. Tawalbeh is currently an Associate professor at the department of Computing and Cyber Security at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Before that he was a visiting researcher at University of California-Santa Barbra. Since 2005 he taught/developed more than 25 courses in different disciplines of computer engineering and science with focus on cyber security for the undergraduate/graduate programs at: NewYork Institute of Technology (NYIT), DePaul’s University, and Jordan University of Science and Technology. Dr. Tawalbeh won many research grants and awards with over than 2 Million USD. He has over 80 research publications in refereed international Journals and conferences.

    Monoranjan Mohanty has a PhD in Soil Science from the University of Queensland, Australia. He has specialization in crop growth simulation and soil carbon modeling in agricultural systems. With a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, specialization in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Mohanty begun his career as a Scientist in 1999 at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal in soil science, soil physics, soil and water conservation, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.  Dr. Mohanty was instrumental in developing, and implementing various projects with national and international bodies and organizations in the following specialized fields. 

    Brij B. Gupta is working as Director of International Center for AI and Cyber Security Research, Incubation and Innovations, and Full Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), Asia University, Taiwan.  In more than 17 years of his professional experience, he published over 500 papers in journals/conferences including 35 books and 10 Patents with over 20000 citations. He has received numerous national and international awards including Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship (2009), Faculty Research Fellowship Award (2017), MeitY, GoI, IEEE GCCE outstanding and WIE  paper awards and Best Faculty Award (2018 & 2019), NIT KKR, respectively. Prof. Gupta was recently  selected for 2022 Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers in Computer Science. He was also selected in the 2022, 2021 and 2020 Stanford University's ranking of the world's top 2% scientists. He is also a visiting/adjunct professor with several universities worldwide. He is also an IEEE Senior Member (2017) and also selected as 2021 Distinguished Lecturer in IEEE CTSoc. Dr Gupta is also serving as Member-in-Large, Board of Governors, IEEE Consumer Technology Society (2022-2024). Prof Gupta is also leading IJSWIS, IJSSCI, STE and IJCAC as Editor-in-Chief. Moreover, he is also serving as lead-editor of a Book Series with CRC and IET press. He also served as TPC members in more than 150 international conferences also serving as Associate/Guest Editor of various journals and transactions. His research interests include information security, Cyber physical systems, cloud computing, blockchain technologies, intrusion detection, AI, social media and networking.

    Konstantinos E. Psannis was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is Professor in Communication Systems and Networking at the Department of Applied Informatics, School of Information Sciences, University of Macedonia, Greece, Director of Mobility2net Research & Development & Consulting JP-EU Lab, member of the EU-JAPAN Centre for Industrial Cooperation and Visiting Consultant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan. Konstantinos received a degree in Physics, Faculty of Sciences, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Ph.D. degree from the School of Engineering and Design, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of Brunel University, London, UK. Konstantinos was awarded the British Chevening scholarship. The Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study at universities in the UK.

    Psannis' research spans a wide range of Digital Media Communications, media coding/synchronization and transport over a variety of networks, both from the theoretical as well as the practical points of view. His recent work has been directed toward the demanding digital signals and systems problems arising from the various areas of 6G-enabled- ubiquitous Big Data/AI-IoT/Clouds/Digital Twins/AI-Predictive analytics and communications. This work is supported by research grants and contracts from various government organisations. Dr. Psannis has participated in joint research works funded by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), KAKENHI Grant, The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation, International Information Science Foundation, as a Principal Investigator and Visiting Consultant Professor in Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. Konstantinos E. Psannis was invited to speak on the EU-Japan Co-ordinated Call Preparatory meeting, Green & Content Centric Networking (CCN), organized by European Commission (EC) and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)/Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan (in the context of the upcoming ICT Work Programme 2013) and International Telecommunication Union. (ITU-founded in 1865), SG13 meeting on DAN/CCN, Berlin, July 2012, amongst other invited speakers. Konstantinos received a joint-research Award from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan, Technical Committee on Communication Quality, July 2009 and joint-research Encouraging Prize from the IEICE Technical Committee on Communication Systems (CS), July 2011. Dr. Psannis has more than 90 publications in international scientific journals and more than 110 publications in international conferences 23 Book Chapters, 25 Editorial-Special Issues and 11 Technical Reports and received more than 5900 citations (h-index 31, i10-index 71). Professor Konstantinos has several highly cited papers powered by Web of Science - Clarivate. Dr. Psannis supervises 4 post-doc students, 12 PhD students and more than 250 M.Sc. Thesis.      

    "Explore the forefront of cyber security in 'Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Investigation: Recent Advances and Future Directions'. This essential guide delves into groundbreaking technologies and strategies, from blockchain and deep learning to advanced digital forensics, offering invaluable insights for professionals and enthusiasts alike."
    - Kwok Tai Chui, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), Hong Kong