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Publication Date: Jun 2010
Virtualization creates new and difficult challenges for forensic investigations. Operating systems and applications running in virtualized environments often leave few traces, yielding little evidence with which to conduct an investigation.
Virtualization and Forensics offers an in-depth view into the world of virtualized environments and the implications they have on forensic investigations. Part I explains the process of virtualization and the different types of virtualized environments. Part II details how virtualization interacts with the basic forensic process, describing the methods used to find virtualization artifacts in dead and live environments as well as identifying the virtual activities that affect the examination process. Part III address advanced virtualization issues, such as the challenges of virtualized environments, cloud computing, and the future of virtualization. After reading this book, you'll be equipped to conduct investigations in these environments with confidence.
CCNA, CISSP, ISSMP, IAM/IEM Certified Steganographer, CCE Certificate of completion.
is a futurist and strategic forecaster in emerging technologies. Mr. Kipper has been the keynote speaker at select industry events, a digital forensics instructor, and a trusted advisor in both the government and commercial sectors. He has published books in the fields of digital forensics and emerging technologies, including: "Investigator's Guide to Steganography," "Wireless Crime and Forensic Investigation," and "Virtualization and Forensics."
PART 1. VIRTUALIZATION Chapter 1. How Virtualization Happens Chapter 2. Server Virtualization Chapter 3. Desktop Virtualization Chapter 4. Portable Virtualization, Emulators, and Appliances
PART 2. FORENSICS Chapter 5. Investigating Dead Virtual Environments Chapter 6. Investigating Live Virtual Environments Chapter 7. Finding and Imaging Virtual Environments
PART 3. ADVANCED VIRTUALIZATION Chapter 8. Virtual Environments and Compliance Chapter 9. Virtualization Challenges Chapter 10. Cloud Computing and the Forensic Challenges Chapter 11. Visions of the Future: Virtualization and Cloud Computing Appendix: Performing Physical-to-Virtual and Virtual-to-Virtual Migrations