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Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Kevin Mandia, Matthew Pepe, Jason Luttgens

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CHAPTER  7
Live Data Collection
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Live data is collected in nearly every incident response investigation we perform. The main purpose of the collection is to preserve volatile evidence that will further the investigation. In practice, we also collect any additional information that we can collect quickly, such as log files and file listings. We do this so that we can begin answering investigative questions without performing a more lengthy drive duplication. In many situations, performing a live data collection and analysis will help you get answers ...

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