Learning Python for Forensics - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Learn how to develop Python scripts to solve complex forensic problems
  • Build scripts using an iterative design
  • Design code to accommodate present and future hurdles
  • Leverage built-in and community-sourced libraries
  • Understand the best practices in forensic programming
  • Learn how to transform raw data into customized reports and visualizations
  • Create forensic frameworks to automate analysis of multiple forensic artifacts
  • Conduct effective and efficient investigations through programmatic processing
About

Digital forensics plays an integral role in solving complex cybercrimes and helping organizations make sense of cybersecurity incidents. This second edition of Learning Python for Forensics illustrates how Python can be used to support these digital investigations and permits the examiner to automate the parsing of forensic artifacts to spend more time examining actionable data.

The second edition of Learning Python for Forensics will illustrate how to develop Python scripts using an iterative design. Further, it demonstrates how to leverage the various built-in and community-sourced forensics scripts and libraries available for Python today. This book will help strengthen your analysis skills and efficiency as you creatively solve real-world problems through instruction-based tutorials.

By the end of this book, you will build a collection of Python scripts capable of investigating an array of forensic artifacts and master the skills of extracting metadata and parsing complex data structures into actionable reports. Most importantly, you will have developed a foundation upon which to build as you continue to learn Python and enhance your efficacy as an investigator.

Features
  • Discover how to develop Python scripts for effective digital forensic analysis
  • Master the skills of parsing complex data structures with Python libraries
  • Solve forensic challenges through the development of practical Python scripts
Page Count 476
Course Length 14 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781789341690
Date Of Publication 31 Jan 2019

Authors

Preston Miller

Preston Miller is a consultant at an internationally recognized risk management firm. Preston holds an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and a master's degree in digital forensics from Marshall University. While at Marshall, Preston unanimously received the prestigious J. Edgar Hoover Foundation's scientific scholarship. Preston is a published author, recently of Python Digital Forensics Cookbook, which won the Forensic 4:cast Digital Forensics Book of the Year award in 2018. Preston is a member of the GIAC advisory board and holds multiple industry-recognized certifications in his field.

Chapin Bryce

Chapin Bryce is a senior consultant at a global firm that is a leader in digital forensics and incident response investigations. After graduating from Champlain College, with a bachelor's degree in computer and digital forensics, Chapin dove into the field of digital forensics and incident response joining the GIAC advisory board and earning four GIAC certifications: GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, and GNFA. As a member of multiple ongoing research and development projects, he has authored several books and articles in professional and academic publications, including Python Digital Forensics Cookbook (2018 Digital Forensics Book of the Year, Forensic 4Cast), Learning Python for Forensics First Edition, and Digital Forensic Magazine.