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“You can help your organization if you consider computer forensics as a new basic element in what is known as a ‘defense-in-depth’ approach to network and computer security.”
– US-CERT Whitepaper
With more forensic books hitting the shelves, I find myself prioritizing those by authors I know and trust. I have worked with Cory Altheide and he is an extremely talented forensic professional with a passion for open source tools. Not surprisingly, I would not categorize this as a beginner book. Open source tools require a higher level of interaction than their commercial counterparts, but are a great way to take your forensic skills to the next level. While teaching, I often see students frustrated that there is no one tool that can do it all. Such a tool does not exist, no matter how much you are able to pay for it. Free and open source tools fill large gaps in the capabilities of commercial forensic suites and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
A Fistful of Dongles (AFoD) is an eclectic mix of all things digital forensic. Eric Huber is the primary author and is a talented analyst and knowledgeable resource. Eric’s law enforcement and corporate background provide excellent insight into current events within the forensic community. He clearly has a passion for the field and it shows in the entertaining posts. AFoD has quickly become a staple on my reading list.
Link: A Fistful of Dongles
UPDATE: A Fistful of Dongles was awarded the Forensic 4Cast Best Digital Forensics Blog for 2011. Congratulations Eric!