Fundamentals of Network Forensics

A Research Perspective

  • R.C. Joshi
  • Emmanuel S. Pilli

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 3-16
    3. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 17-45
    4. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 47-69
    5. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 71-93
  3. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 97-106
    3. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 107-129
    4. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 131-142
  4. Advances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 145-165
    3. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 167-186
    4. R. C. Joshi, Emmanuel S. Pilli
      Pages 187-202
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-214

About this book


This timely text/reference presents a detailed introduction to the essential aspects of computer network forensics. The book considers not only how to uncover information hidden in email messages, web pages and web servers, but also what this reveals about the functioning of the Internet and its core protocols. This, in turn, enables the identification of shortcomings and highlights where improvements can be made for a more secure network.

Topics and features:

  • Provides learning objectives in every chapter, and review questions throughout the book to test understanding
  • Introduces the basic concepts of network process models, network forensics frameworks and network forensics tools
  • Discusses various techniques for the acquisition of packets in a network forensics system, network forensics analysis, and attribution in network forensics
  • Examines a range of advanced topics, including botnet forensics, smartphone forensics, and cloud forensics
  • Reviews a number of freely available and easily installable tools for performing forensic activities

Researchers and students of network forensics will find this accessible work to provide an ideal technical foundation to the field. The focus on practically useful techniques and tools will also appeal to professional network forensic analysts involved in legal investigations.

Prof. Ramesh Chandra Joshi is the Chancellor of Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India. He was formerly a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. Dr. Emmanuel Shubhakar Pilli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India.


Botnet Forensics Cloud Forensics Digital Forensics Forensic Analysis Incident Response Intrusion Detection Investigation Malware Forensics Network Forensics Social Network Forensics

Authors and affiliations

  • R.C. Joshi
    • 1
  • Emmanuel S. Pilli
    • 2
  1. 1.Graphic Era UniversityDehradunIndia
  2. 2.Malaviya National Instit. of TechnologyJaipurIndia

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