Monday, June 15, 2009

Computer forensics

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All-in-One CompTIA Security+
Gregory White and Wm. Arthur Conklin
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Incident response

Forensics — a word with origin in Latin ‘forensis’ that pertains to ‘a forum, place of assembly’ — is the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems. As applied to computers, it commonly refers to investigation and analysis of computer systems for suspected violation of laws, or for compliance with organisational policies. Also, computer forensics is deployed for investigating computer systems that have been remotely attacked, and this is often referred to as incident response, say Gregory White and Wm. Arthur Conklin in All-in-One CompTIA Security+: Exam guide, second edition.

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