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January 20, 2016

Marshall faculty, recent graduates contribute to book on digital forensics

Marshall faculty and graduates have contributed to the book “Digital Forensics: Threatscape and Best Practices,” published by Syngress. John Sammons, assistant professor, and director of the digital forensics and information assurance program, served as editor of the book, which includes chapters on a wide array of topics including cryptocurrencies, mobile device forensics, psychological profiling using digital evidence, social media forensics, cyber crime and legal challenges involving digital evidence among others.

Marshall faculty contributing to the book included Dr. Dhruba Bora, Dr. Kimberly DeTardo-Bora, Peggy Brown, and Josh Brunty. Recent graduates Preston Miller (graduate of the forensic science program) and Shawn Jordan (graduate of the undergraduate digital forensics and information assurance program) also contributed chapters.

In addition to the Marshall faculty and graduates, other contributors included faculty from the Purdue Cyber Forensics program and a retired agent from the FBI.

Digital Forensics: Threatscape and Best Practices surveys the landscape of the problems and challenges that confront professionals today and provides a coherent overview of the various possible threats on a broad range of topics, providing practitioners and students alike with a comprehensive overview of the threat landscape and what can be done to manage and prepare for it.