Chapter 1

Integrating Python With Forensics Platforms

Abstract

This chapter introduces the key objectives of the book and identifies other resources for further study, along with basic Python fundamentals for those new to the language. We also define the specific forensic platforms that will be the basis for the integration methods. We must answer the critical question of what options for integration exist and how might they be useful to forensics? Finally, we answer how do the resulting scripts and integrations benefit from using Python?

Keywords

Python; Forensics; Encase; Guidance Software; MPE +; Access Data; Paraben P2 Commander; WetStone; US-LATT; Autopsy; Brian Carrier; Open source; Preprocessing; Postprocessing; Application programming ...

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