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System Forensics, Investigation, and Response by K Rudolph, John R. Vacca

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Chapter 3. Challenges of System Forensics

THE FIELD OF SYSTEM FORENSICS is growing and evolving. Forensic tools and methods have improved access to volatile data and remote systems. They have also enhanced analysis of network traffic. Today, more than 50 different software packages assist with system forensics. Examples include Forensic Toolkit (FTK), EnCase, and Paraben's Device Seizure.

In recent years, the world has seen a vast increase in the number of computers, networks, mobile devices, and other embedded systems, such as video games, e-readers, global positioning system (GPS) devices, and digital video recorders. The increasing attacks on those devices have resulted in an increase in the demand for system forensics professionals.

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