High Technology Crime Investigator’s Handbook, Second Edition

  High Technology Crime Investigator’s Handbook

By Dr. Gerald L. Kovacich and Dr. Andy Jones




The high-technology crime investigator is one of the fastest growing professions in the world today, as information security issues and crimes related to them are growing in number and magnitude at an ever-increasing pace.

High-Technology-Crime Investigator’s Handbook, 2nd Edition informs professionals of the potential risks of computer crimes, and serves as a guide to establishing and managing a high-technology crime investigative program. Each chapter is updated with the latest information and guidance, including added coverage of computer forensics and additional metrics to measure organizational performance. In addition, nine new chapters cover emerging trends in the field and offer invaluable guidance on becoming a successful high-technology crime investigator.

Key features of the book include:

Provides an understanding of the global information environment and its threats

Explains how to establish a high-technology crime investigations unit and prevention program

Presents material in an engaging, easy-to-follow manner that will appeal to investigators, law enforcement professionals, corporate security and information systems professionals, as well as corporate and government managers.

Establishing a high-technology-crime prevention program



Product Details: 


Copyright 2006
ISBN 0-7506-7929-8
Paperback, 470 pages
Butterworth-Heinemann Publishing

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: What Investigators Should Know About the High Technology Supported Global Threats

Chapter 2: The High Technology Crimes’ Miscreants, Profiles, Motives and Philosophies

Chapter 3: The Basic Techniques Used by High Technology Crimes’ Miscreants

Chapter 4: The Basic Information Systems Security Techniques Being Used to Defend Against the High Technology Crimes’ Miscreants

Chapter 5: Investigating High Technology Crimes

Chapter 6: Responding to High-Technology Incidents and Crimes

Chapter 7: The Collection of Evidence

Chapter 8: Interviews and Interrogations

Chapter 9: An Introduction to Computer Forensics

Chapter 10: Establishing and Managing a Computer Forensics Laboratory

Chapter 11: High Technology Crimes: Case Summaries

Chapter 12: The Global Enterprise Corporation (GEC) Model

Chapter 13: Understanding the Role of the High Technology Crimes Investigator and an Anti-Crimes Unit in the Business and Management Environment

Chapter 14: The High Technology Crimes Investigations Unit Strategic, Tactical, and Annual Plans

Chapter 15: High Technology Anti-Crimes Investigations Program and Organization

Chapter 16: High Technology Crimes Investigations Functions

Chapter 17: Sources, Networking and Liaison

Chapter 18: High Technology Crime Investigations Unit Metrics Management System

Chapter 19: Outsourcing High-Technology Investigations – Pros and Cons

Chapter 20: The Future of High Technology and Its Impact on Working in a Global Information Environment

Chapter 21: The Future of High Technology Crimes, Security and the Criminal Justice Systems

Chapter 22: Terrorism – Crime or War? Its Impact on the High Technology Incidents and Crimes’ Investigations

Chapter 23: The Future of the High Technology Crimes Investigator Profession

Chapter 24: Developing a Career as a High Technology Crimes Investigator

Chapter 25: Marketing Yourself as a Successful High Technology Crimes Investigator

Chapter 26: Becoming a High Technology Consultant

Chapter 27: Conclusions and Final Thoughts