Digital Forensics with Kali Linux - Second Edition

By Shiva V. N. Parasram
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  1. Section 1: Kali Linux – Not Just for Penetration Testing

About this book

Kali Linux is a Linux-based distribution that's widely used for penetration testing and digital forensics. It has a wide range of tools to help for digital forensics investigations and incident response mechanisms.

This updated second edition of Digital Forensics with Kali Linux covers the latest version of Kali Linux and The Sleuth Kit. You'll get to grips with modern techniques for analysis, extraction, and reporting using advanced tools such as FTK Imager, hex editor, and Axiom. Updated to cover digital forensics basics and advancements in the world of modern forensics, this book will also delve into the domain of operating systems. Progressing through the chapters, you'll explore various formats for file storage, including secret hiding places unseen by the end user or even the operating system. The book will also show you how to create forensic images of data and maintain integrity using hashing tools. Finally, you'll cover advanced topics such as autopsies and acquiring investigation data from networks, operating system memory, and quantum cryptography.

By the end of this book, you'll have gained hands-on experience of implementing all the pillars of digital forensics: acquisition, extraction, analysis, and presentation, all using Kali Linux tools.

Publication date:
April 2020
Publisher
Packt
Pages
334
ISBN
9781838640804

 

Section 1: Kali Linux – Not Just for Penetration Testing

In our first section, we cover the fundamentals of digital forensics, various operating systems used in forensics, and repositories for forensics tools, and jump right into Kali Linux 2019.3. We'll also look at the various methods for installing Kali Linux on physical, virtual, and portable devices, and the various modes within Kali Linux. 

This part comprises the following chapters:

About the Author

  • Shiva V. N. Parasram

    Shiva V. N. Parasram is the Executive Director and CISO of the Computer Forensics and Security Institute, which specializes in penetration testing, forensics, and advanced cybersecurity training. As the only Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI) in the Caribbean, he has also trained hundreds in CCNA, CND, CEH, CHFI, ECSA, and CCISO, among other certifications. He has partnered with international companies including Fujitsu (Trinidad) and Take It To The Top LLC as the lead trainer for advanced cybersecurity courses. Shiva is also the author of two other books from Packt Publishing and has delivered workshops, lectures, and keynote speeches regionally for ISACA, universities, law associations, and other institutions.

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