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Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation, 2nd Edition by Scott Pearson, Ryan Johnson, Steve Bunting, Steven Anson

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Chapter 1

Network Investigation Overview

As mentioned in the introduction, this chapter provides background information to those readers who do not have a great deal of experience in conducting network investigations. Since much of this book will focus on the techniques used to conduct these investigations, a basic working knowledge of the steps required to use them is essential to getting the most out of this text. Those who have an extensive amount of experience in this area will probably be able to skim this chapter and proceed to Chapter 2, “The Microsoft Network Structure.”

With that disclaimer out of the way, we’ll now cover the steps generally involved in conducting an investigation of a network intrusion or similar network-related incident. ...

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