This book covers everything in a clear and concise manner. It covers in detail setting up the laboratory, risk management, end to end case management, and plenty more. There are step by step breakdowns of processes and lots of real world examples of genuine situations (e.g. handling of equipment powered on or powered off on arrival).
But what I really like is how straight to the point this book is. There is such a vast quantity of information, but finding what I need to know is simple. Thoroughly recommended.
The considerable experience and knowledge of the authors is evident in the content of this long overdue book, which will no doubt become the standard reference material for this specialist subject. With their respective backgrounds in forensics, intelligence, investigations and policy, the authors have created a thorough and extensive manual detailing best practice and legal and policy compliance, in the investigation, management and governance of computer forensic seizures and examinations. The book details the correct steps in the creation of the forensic laboratory environment, and progresses through the search and seizure, investigation, and evidential submission stages, whilst highlighting the requirements for the maintenance of evidential integrity and policy compliance throughout the processes. The check lists in the appendices provide a very useful aide-mémoire for investigators and managers. Every conceivable issue both electronic and human elements, that might arise in the formation and development of a forensic laboratory are addressed with concise guidance, further reference sources and supported by policy templates. Any organisation or individual concerned in the field of computer forensic investigations would substantially benefit from consulting this book. Additionally anyone considering establishing, or currently operating, a computer forensic laboratory would find this essential reference material, especially if seeking formal accreditation for their facilities. An excellent reference manual.