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Virtualization and forensics
Diane Barrett

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Virtualization and forensics
a digital forensic investigator's guide to virtual environments
Diane Barrett, Gregory Kipper

Published 2010 by Syngress/Elsevier in Amsterdam, Boston .
Written in English.

About the Book

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. Gives you the end-to-end knowledge needed to identify server, desktop, and portable virtual environments, including: VMware, Parallels, Microsoft, and Sun Covers technological advances in virtualization tools, methods, and issues in digital forensic investigations Explores trends and emerging technologies surrounding virtualization technology.

Table of Contents

How virtualization happens
Server virtualization
Desktop virtualization
Portable virtualization, emulators, and appliances
Investigation dead virtual environments
Investigating live virtual environments
Finding and imaging virtual environments
Virtual environments and compliance
Virtualization challenges
Cloud computing and the forensic challenges
Visions of the future: virtualization and cloud computing.

Edition Notes

Mode of access: World Wide Web.


Library of Congress
HV8079.C65 B37 2010

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