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Computer crime investigation is a multidisciplinary profession and almost no one today has been trained purely as a computer forensic analyst. Toward that end, investigators need professional reference guides and texts that cover the major points of computer forensics. In this article, we discuss some broad issues related to forensic computing and include a review of four texts on the subject:

  • Computer Forensics: Incident Response Essentials, Warren G. Kruse II & Jay G. Heiser
  • Computer Forensics & Privacy, Michael Caloyannides
  • Cyber Forensics: A Field Manual for Collecting, Examining, and Preserving Evidence of Computer Crimes, edited by Albert J. Marcella Jr. & Robert S. Greenfield
  • Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation, edited by Eoghan Casey.

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This paper appears on Dr. Kessler's website.

An edited version of this paper appeared with the title, "Information Security Magazine."

Dr. Gary Kessler was not affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the time this paper was published.