CHAPTER 8

Forensic Investigations

    In this chapter, you will learn how to

 

        • Install and configure Forensic Toolkit and EnCase

        • Create a case and add the data

        • Analyze the data

        • Generate the report

We’ve talked about individual analysis tools in a previous chapter. An alternative to creating your own forensic software toolkit is to use a software distribution specifically configured for forensic investigations, or to use a particular forensic software program.

A forensic software distribution combines a collection of programs with a host operating system. Many of these distributions are Linux based, and can be either installed to a hard disk or run “live” from a bootable medium such as a CD-ROM or a universal ...

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