Xbox 360 Forensics: A Digital Forensics Guide to Examining Artifacts by Steven BoltXbox 360 Forensics: A Digital Forensics Guide to Examining Artifacts by Steven Bolt

Xbox 360 Forensics: A Digital Forensics Guide to Examining Artifacts

bySteven BoltEditorSteven Bolt

Paperback | January 6, 2011

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XBOX 360 Forensicsis a complete investigation guide for the XBOX game console. Because the XBOX 360 is no longer just a video game console - it streams movies, connects with social networking sites and chatrooms, transfer files, and more - it just may contain evidence to assist in your next criminal investigation. The digital forensics community has already begun to receive game consoles for examination, but there is currently no map for you to follow as there may be with other digital media.XBOX 360 Forensicsprovides that map and presents the information in an easy-to-read, easy-to-reference format.

This book is organized into 11 chapters that cover topics such as Xbox 360 hardware; XBOX LIVE; configuration of the console; initial forensic acquisition and examination; specific file types for Xbox 360; Xbox 360 hard drive; post-system update drive artifacts; and XBOX Live redemption code and Facebook.

This book will appeal to computer forensic and incident response professionals, including those in federal government, commercial/private sector contractors, and consultants.

  • Game consoles are routinely seized and contain evidence of criminal activity

  • Author Steve Bolt wrote the first whitepaper on XBOX investigations
Steven Bolt is currently a Sr. Incident Response and Forensics Team Leader for a global corporation. Previously he worked as a Security Operations Center Manager and as a Computer Forensics Leader, Instructor and course developer at the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy. He holds several industry certifications.
Title:Xbox 360 Forensics: A Digital Forensics Guide to Examining ArtifactsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 6, 2011Publisher:Syngress PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1597496235

ISBN - 13:9781597496230


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Xbox 360: Why We Need to be concerned Chapter 2. Xbox 360 Hardware Chapter 3. XBOX LIVE Chapter 4. Configuration of the Console Chapter 5. Initial Forensic Acquisition and Examination Chapter 6. Xbox 360 - Specific File Types Chapter 7. Xbox 360 Hard Drive Chapter 8. Post-System Update Drive Artifacts Chapter 9. XBOX Live Redemption Code and Facebook Chapter 10. Game Play Chapter 11. Additional Files and Research Techniques Appendix A. Tools Used in this Research Appendix B. List of Products Used to Construct the Off the Shelf Capture Box Appendix C. Removal of the Hard Drive from the New XBOX 360 Slim and Artifacts Pertaining to Data Migration from One Drive to Another Appendix D. Other Publications

Editorial Reviews

"A very timely reference for forensic examiners, with a wealth of tools and processes for all aspects of the Xbox console. The author takes a unique approach of not just relaying details, but guiding the reader along a forensic adventure to explore the Xbox 360."--Brian Baskin, Senior Consultant, cmdLabs "Xbox 360 Forensics is a handy reference and a good introduction.. [T]his book is not a simple step-by-step walkthrough but a very good starting point for the reader's own forensic investigations."--Computers and Security