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Learning Network Forensics by Samir Datt

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Differentiating between computer forensics and network forensics

Network forensics is a branch of digital forensics. That said; it is significantly different from conventional forensic investigations. It is necessary to highlight the differences so that things are a lot clearer in the network investigator's mind.

Unlike other areas of digital forensics, network forensic investigations deal with volatile and dynamic information. Disk or computer forensics primarily deals with data at rest. The simplified normal process is to identify the media that to be investigated, create and authenticate a forensic image, identify the different artifacts to be investigated, carry out an in-depth analysis, and follow it up with a report highlighting the findings. ...

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