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USB Forensics: Fundamentals

by Philip Polstra

This course covers the basics of how USB devices work. The course emphasis is on USB mass storage devices which are nearly always part of a forensic investigation.

What you'll learn

This course is the first in a series to cover USB in depth. Throughout the series, emphasis will be placed on USB mass storage devices which are nearly always a part of forensic investigations. USB Human Interface Devices (HID) will also be discussed as they are used in a number of attacks. This course covers the fundamentals of how USB devices interact with hosts. The course should be valuable not only to forensics and information security professionals, but to anyone wanting a deeper understanding of how USB works under the covers.

About the author

Dr. Phil Polstra (aka Infosec Dr. Phil) is a professor of Digital Forensics at Bloomsburg University. He is also the author of a number of books including "Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices" (Syngress, 2015) and "Linux Forensics from A to Z" (PAP, 2016). He has made repeat appearances at DEFCON, BlackHat, B-sides, 44CON, GrrCON, and spoken at many top conferences all around the world, usually on hardware hacking or forensics. He is also a plane builder and an accomplished a... more

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