SQL Server Forensic Analysis by Kevvie Fowler

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“What Kevvie Fowler has done here is truly amazing: He has defined, established, and documented SQL server forensic methods and techniques, exposing readers to an entirely new area of forensics along the way. This fantastic book is a much needed and incredible contribution to the incident response and forensic communities.”

—Curtis W. Rose, founder of Curtis W. Rose and Associates and coauthor of Real Digital Forensics


The Authoritative, Step-by-Step Guide to Investigating SQL Server Database Intrusions


Many forensics investigations lead to the discovery that an SQL Server database might have been breached. If investigators cannot assess and qualify the scope of an intrusion, they may be forced to report it publicly–a disclosure that is painful for companies and customers alike. There is only one way to avoid this problem: Master the specific skills needed to fully investigate SQL Server intrusions.


In SQL Server Forensic Analysis, author Kevvie Fowler shows how to collect and preserve database artifacts safely and non-disruptively; analyze them to confirm or rule out database intrusions; and retrace the actions of an intruder within a database server. A chapter-length case study reinforces Fowler’s techniques as he guides you through a real-world investigation from start to finish.


The techniques described in SQL Server Forensic Analysis can be used both to identify unauthorized data access and modifications and to gather the information needed to recover from an intrusion by restoring the pre-incident database state.


Coverage includes

Determining whether data was actually compromised during a database intrusion and, if so, which data Real-world forensic techniques that can be applied on all SQL Server instances, including those with default logging Identifying, extracting, and analyzing database evidence from both published and unpublished areas of SQL Server Building a complete SQL Server incident response toolkit Detecting and circumventing SQL Server rootkits Identifying and recovering previously deleted database data using native SQL Server commands


SQL Server Forensic Analysis is the first book of its kind to focus on the unique area of SQL Server incident response and forensics. Whether you’re a digital forensics specialist, incident response team member, law enforcement officer, corporate security specialist, auditor, or database professional, you’ll find this book an indispensable resource.


About Kevvie Fowler

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Kevvie Fowler is the Director of Managed Security Services at TELUS Security Solutions, where he is responsible for the delivery of specialized security, incident response, and forensic services. In addition to authoring SQL Server Forensic Analysis, he is contributing author of How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress, 2007) and The Best Damn Exchange, SQL, and IIS Book Period (Syngress, 2007). Kevvie is also the founder of Ring Zero, a research and consulting company that focuses on the security and forensic analysis of Microsoft technologies. In addition to Ring Zero, Kevvie owns and maintains the applicationforensics.com Web site, which he hopes to grow into the leading source of application forensics information on the Internet. Kevvie is a frequent presenter at leading information security conferences such as Black Hat and SecTor. He is a GIAC Gold Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) and Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), and he holds several Microsoft certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA, MCSD, and MCSE. Kevvie is also a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
Published December 16, 2008 by Addison-Wesley Professional. 512 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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