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Learning Network Forensics by Samir Datt

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Reporting the case

Once the iterative process of network forensic investigations is complete, the real tough part begins. This is the time when all the effort that was put in to maintain the meticulous documentation pays off.

Reporting a case is a lot like narrating a story. The only difference is that stories can be fictional or modified to create a better tale; whereas, an investigation report allows no such artistic liberty. It has to be thoroughly grounded in fact. Every statement should be backed by solid evidence. Every conjecture should be backed by circumstantial evidence and should be clearly identified as such.

A case report should be the following:

  • Clear
  • Concise
  • Purposeful

Keep the audience that the case report is aimed at in mind. Very long ...

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