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Computer Forensics JumpStart, Second Edition by Diane Barrett, Neil Broom, Ed Tittel, K Rudolph, Michael G. Solomon

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Your Forensic Toolkit

Now that you’ve reviewed a selection of tools available to forensic investigators, you must decide which tools work best for you. Every forensic investigator has slightly different needs. The particular tools you acquire depend on many factors, including:

  • Expected types of investigations
    • Evidence to be presented in a court of law
    • Evidence for internal reporting/auditing
  • Operating system needs and preference
  • Background and training
  • Budget
  • Status
    • Law enforcement
    • Private organization

Consider your specific forensic needs, then carefully consider the products available. In general, you should acquire only the functionality you need and nothing more. The problem is that it can be difficult to know exactly what functionality ...

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