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High-Technology Crime Investigator's Handbook

High-Technology Crime Investigator's Handbook

Gerald L. Kovacich | William C. Boni


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The high-technology crime investigator's profession is one of the fastest growing professions in the world today, as information security issues and crimes related to them are growing in number and magnitude at an ever-increasing pace. High-Technology Crime Investigator's Handbook, Second Edition, informs professionals of the potential risks of computer crimes, and serves as a guide to establishing and managing a high-technology crime investigative program. Each chapter is updated with the latest information and guidance, including added coverage of computer forensics and additional metrics to measure organizational performance. In addition, nine new chapters cover emerging trends in the field, and offer invaluable guidance on becoming a successful high-technology crime investigator.

  • Provides an understanding of the global information environment and its threats
  • Explains how to establish a high-technology crime investigations unit and prevention program
  • Presents material in an engaging, easy-to-follow manner that will appeal to investigators, law enforcement professionals, corporate security and information systems security professionals; as well as corporate and government managers

"The High-Technology-Crime Investigator’s Handbook, Second Edition not only provides a basic introduction into the world of high-tech crime but, more importantly for the readers, it is the only book I have found whose primary purpose is not about investigating high-tech crimes, but how to establish and manage a high-tech crimes investigative unit." --Howard A. Schmidt, President & CEO, R & H Security Consulting LLC, Former White House Cyber Security Advisor