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On Conducting Computer Crime Investigation And Computer Security
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Computer Crime: A Crimefighter's Handbook
By David Icove, Karl Seger & William VonStorch
Consulting Editor Eugene H. Spafford
464 pages, $29.95

This book is for anyone who needs to know what today's computer crimes look like, how to
prevent them, and how to detect, investigate, and prosecute them if they do occur. It contains basic
computer security information as well as guidelines for investigators, law enforcement, and system
administrators. Also includes computer-related statutes and laws, a resource summary, detailed
papers on computer crime, and a sample search warrant.


Terrorist attacks on computer centers, electronic fraud on international funds transfer networks,
viruses and worms in our software, corporate espionage on business networks, and crackers
breaking into systems on the Internet...Computer criminals are becoming ever more technically
sophisticated, and it's an increasing challenge to keep up with their methods.

Computer Crime: A Crimefighter's Handbook is for anyone who needs to know what today's
computer crimes look like, how to prevent them, and how to detect, investigate, and prosecute
them if they do occur. It contains basic computer security information as well as guidelines for
investigators, law enforcement, and computer system managers and administrators.

Part I of the book contains a discussion of computer crimes, the computer criminal, and computer
crime laws. It describes the various categories of computer crimes and profiles the computer
criminal (using techniques developed for the FBI and other law enforcement agencies). Part II
outlines the the risks to computer systems and personnel, operational, physical, and
communications measures that can be taken to prevent computer crimes. Part III discusses how to
plan for, investigate, and prosecute computer crimes, ranging from the supplies needed for criminal
investigation, to the detection and audit tools used in investigation, to the presentation of evidence
to a jury.

Part IV of the book contains a compendium of the computer-related U.S. federal statutes and all of
the statutes of the individual states, as well as representative international laws. Part V contains a
resource summary, detailed papers on computer crime, and a sample search warrant for a computer
crime. 464 pages, $29.95
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THE COMPUTER PRIVACY HANDBOOK
A Practical Guide To E-Mail Encryption, Data Protection And PGP Software
And The Whole Subject Of Privacy In General!
By: Andre Bacard

No other book on the market covers the whole issue of privacy, especially high tech privacy like this one does. The author starts out with privacy in general and how to protect it (and these first few chapters are very-very good). The book then dives right into the subject of computer privacy and e-mail privacy and explains why everything you e-mail or write on a computer screen is an open book. You'll then learn about how the federal government wants to be in a position to monitor all telecommunications. This excellent book then dives into the subject of data encryption and the computer program PGP (Pretty Good Privacy). Aside from just explaining what PGP is, this book explains it indpeth in a user's manual type way and shows you where to get it.

Mitch Kopor, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation called this book, An Invaluable guide to the whole subject of privacy on the net, the politics of privacy, and most important, the practical steps one can take right now. Jim Warren, founder of Infoworld said this about this book, "Ruthlessly realistic but optimistic book explains the privacy dangers that you face and what you can do to protect yourself."

Don't run around the Net bare naked-get the one book everyone should read who accesses the net. 274 pages. $24.95
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COMPUTER SECURITY BASICS
By Deborah Russell & G.T. Gangemi Sr.
1st Edition July 1991
464 pages, $35.00

Provides a broad introduction to the many areas of computer security and a detailed description of
current security standards. This handbook describes complicated concepts like trusted systems,
encryption, and mandatory access control in simple terms, and contains a thorough, readable
introduction to the "Orange Book."


There's a lot more consciousness of security today, but not a lot of understanding of what it means
and how far it should go. No one loves security, but most people---managers, system
administrators and users alike---are starting to feel that they'd better accept it, or at least try to
understand it.

For example, most U.S. Government equipment acquisitions now require "Orange Book" (Trusted
Computer System Evaluation Criteria) certification. A lot of people have a vague feeling that they
ought to know about the Orange Book, but few make the effort to track it down and read it.
Computer Security Basics contains a more readable introduction to the Orange Book---why it
exists, what it contains, and what the different security levels are all about---than any other book or
government publication.

This handbook describes complicated concepts such as trusted systems, encryption, and mandatory access control in simple terms. It tells you what you need to know to understand the basics of computer security, and it will help you persuade your employees to practice safe computing.

Contents include:


464 pages, $35.00
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New Expanded And Updated Edition
THE SOURCEBOOK OF ONLINE PUBLIC RECORD EXPERTS

"This book is the master guide to the world of online pubic records,"
Sue Rugge, The Information Professionals Institute, Oakland, Ca.

FIND THE VERY BEST SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND
INFORMATION PROVIDERS IN THE INDUSTRY!

This book has become known as the final authority and bible for access to companies that provide online information for the types of online and offline searches private investigators need and use. It is now out in it's third 1996 updated and expanded edition. You'll be in a position to really expand the sources of information you tap into. Almost 500 sources of information are reviewed and indexed, some of which have never before been in print. Aside from the sources of information you'll learn about and be in a position to tap into, this directory also covers reviews of prominent business and professional associations, review of public records searching on the internet, questions to ask a potential online vendor before you sign up, reviews of CD-Rom products you can obtain, extensive index containing 26 different types of information categories and much more. Large 8 1/2 X 11 pages, indexes, charts, graphics, over 300 pages, with NAIS certificate issued in your name if NAIS member in Online Searching Sources. $35.00
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NEW UPDATED AND EXPANDED VERSION 2.0!

THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR'S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET
How You And Your Investigative Agency Can Tap Into One Of The
Most Powerful Influences Of This Century
By Joseph Seanor

There is a major trend happening world wide today and that trend is the Internet. The Internet is a vast information super highway paved with goldmines of information. Vast and massive opportunities for marketing extremely inexpensively on the information super highway. There has been many books written on the Internet, but none of them provide a specific focus for the professional private investigator. As you read through this book, you'll gain power in the form of how to market your services and how to search the vast information available on the Internet which makes many of the typical commercial databases available today seem extremely small and unimportant. Mr. Seanor knows more about the Internet than any other private investigator in the country and he shares his expertise with you so you'll have investigative power and marketing power you didn't even know existed! This is one of the most important works to be published for the private investigative industry in this century. If you don't yet understand what the Internet is or are already on it but is puzzled by how to tap it's power for your investigative agency, then this book is for you. 198 pages. $35.00
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FREE SEARCHES ON THE INTERNET AND OTHER
HIGH TECHNOLOGY FOR PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS
By Ralph D. Thomas

With the internet sites reviewed with this book, you can fire your information broker and information provider because many searches are now totally free on the internet. This work reviews one hundred plus sites on the internet that let you search databases and obtain information you need all the time with one distinct advantage over other places to get computer searches-all the listings are free. Aside from the free searches reviewed on the internet, this book also exposes other new and exciting high technology such as remote video surveillance and how it's about to end up on the internet and satellite surveillance tracking you can use today. If you aren't yet on the Internet this book gives you an easy, quick and painless run down on the easy steps you need to get on the internet and how to get on it in five minutes or less. Also covered are new types of private investigation that are starting to emerge that involve internet and cyber tracking along with searchable databases you can use to see if someone is on the internet, locate their e-mail address, develop other information about them and determine if they have a web presence. In review, this work covers:

SUBJECT REVIEW:
  • REVIEWS OF AND ACCESS TO 150 PLUS FREE SEARCHES AND PI SITES ON THE INTERNET
  • HOW TO GET ON THE INTERNET PAINLESSLY IN FIVE MINUTES OR LESS
  • NEW TYPES OF INVESTIGATIONS AND HOW TO CONDUCT THEM THAT
  • ARE EMERGING FROM THE NET
  • TOP TEN SEARCHES FOR LOCATING MISSING PERSONS
  • SATELLITE SURVEILLANCE FOR PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS (EVEN WITH SITES YOU CAN VIEW TO SEE IT IN ACTION)
  • FINDING E-MAIL ADDRESSES OF PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET
  • REVIEW OF MICRO VIDEO AND DIGITAL VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
  • HOW REMOTE SURVEILLANCE IS ABOUT TO EMERGE ON THE INTERNET
  • This new work is MUST reading for any private investigator wanting to maintain a cutting edge lead right now and get prepared for the vast digital shifts that are going to have a profound impact on not only the way we conduct investigations but the types of cases we work. Large 8 1/2 X 11, 90 pages, photos. $29.95
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    Bandits on the Information Superhighway
    By Daniel J. Barrett
    246 pages, $19.95

    Most people on the Internet behave honestly, but there are always some troublemakers. What risks
    might you encounter online? And what practical steps can you take to keep yourself safe and
    happy? This book will show you:


    With first-person anecdotes, technical tips, and the advice of experts from diverse fields, Bandits
    on the Information Superhighway helps you identify and avoid risks online, so you can have a
    more productive and enjoyable time on the Internet.

    Table of Contents:
    Bandits on the Information Superhighway

    Chapter One: Welcome to the Internet!
    We'll look at the major ways people communicate on the Net, and we'll discuss the most commonrisks you might encounter.

    Chapter Two: Protecting your privacy
    How much privacy do you have online? Can other users read your files or electronic mail? Are hackers and crackers poised to steal your data, or are the risks overblown? We'll discuss various threats to your electronic privacy and what (if anything) can be done about them.

    Chapter Three: "Get rich quick" schemes
    Can "instant wealth" be yours? (Yeah, sure. And golden pigs will fly out of your modem.) Don't trust online schemes that will supposedly make you rich. Some of them are surprisingly creative and hard to spot. We'll examine them in depth.

    Chapter Four: Appearances can be deceiving
    Things are not always what they seem to be on the Internet. We'll look at products and services that are presented misleadingly on the Net. In general, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    Chapter Five: Free information...for a price
    It doesn't make sense to pay for free information, but some people on the Net will try to sell it to you, hoping that you won't notice. Here's an overview of the most common schemes.

    Chapter Six: Buying and selling on the Net
    How can two strangers safely trade money for merchandise over the Internet? It's done all the time, but there is no foolproof method. Here is important information to help you avoid mistakes and misunderstandings.

    Chapter Seven: Pranks, spams, and time-wasters
    Care for some electronic junk mail? How about a hoax? Internet time-wasters range from amusing to annoying to financially costly. Here's the scoop on how to avoid wasting your valuable time.

    Chapter Eight: Strangers, friends, and lovers
    The Internet is a terrific place to meet people. But how can you "know" somebody you've never met in the flesh? We'll cover tips for getting around in chat groups, deciding whether to trust other users, managing Internet romance, and arranging a safe meeting in person.

    Chapter Nine: Parents and the Internet
    Frightened by recent headlines? Don't be. We'll discuss the unfrightening statistics on
    pornography, "pedophiles," and other Net scare stories.

    Chapter Ten: Your rights on the Net
    Here's what every user should know about basic, online legal issues. We'll discuss online service contracts, copyright, privacy, libel, harassment, anonymity, and protection from snoopers.

    Chapter Eleven: What to do if you are ripped off
    Even if you follow all the tips in this book, a clever scammer still might fool you. Now it's time to get tough. We'll look at online and offline resources for getting help.

    Chapter Twelve: What will the future bring?


    In the future, will we have more or less privacy online? Will scams increase or decrease? Are new
    laws on the horizon? Do we really need them? Listen as our panel of expert users speculates on the
    future of Internet banditry. $19.95
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    INFORMATION WARFARE
    By Winn Schwartau

    Information Warfare Currently Costs The US An Estimated $100 to $300 Billion Per year Through
    -Industrial Espionage- Hackers And Cyberpunks-
    -Malicious Software & Viruses- Data Eavesdropping-
    -Code Breaking & Chipping- Attacks On Personal Privacy-
    -Binary Schizophrenia- Bombs And Magnetic Weaponry-

    Computer sabotage can wipe our banks. Hackers can steal millions electronically. Industrial espionage through computer monitoring and data eavesdropping is costing businesses millions. Phone phreaks have already come close to a North American phone system shutdown. From the President of the United States To The Director of the CIA on down the line, everyone of any importance is starting to realize that the cyberspace we have created lacks security measures that are needed giving criminals large holes of opportunity to crawl through. This book is about the potential holes in our information systems and how to plug them up.

    The Former Deputy Director Of The USMC Intelligence Center, robert Steel recently called Winn Schwartau, author of this book, both the most dangerous man in American and the most valuable. The Deputy Director also said that the author has knowledge and insights on our nation's vulnerabilities to Information Warfare along with solutions. This book is about both and exposes a coming trend in the private investigative industry, how to combat information warfare.

    If you are interested in coming and booming technological opportunity in investigation and security, then this book is for you. 432 pages. $19.95
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