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Computer Evidence: Collection and Preservation, Second Edition by Christopher L. T. Brown

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A Blending of Incident Response and Forensics

Long before information technology (IT) security teams were compelled to answer to civil discovery and formalized computer forensics investigations, they recognized the need to track computer misuse and cyberattacks. Knowing all the information they needed to capture from networks and running systems to assist in tracking misuse, they formed incident-response teams. It was these specialized incident-response teams that assembled the software tools they needed to collect information from live systems, often focused on the principle that more information is better. In the early Internet days, companies were less compelled to report or prosecute cyberattacks and misuse, so little attention was paid to ...

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