This video explains how network logs are used as evidence in court.
- [Lecturer] Network logs are the records … of user activities on hosts some of which include … intrusion attempts and security events. … They are the primary sources of information … investigators use to prove a crime. … However, it's important to note that network logs … are also susceptible to attacks. … Intruders can change, delete, and add an entry … to cover their tracks. … Because of this possibility of tampering, … courts don't automatically accept network logs … as credible evidence unless they meet certain criteria. … Prosecutors are responsible for providing witnesses … to testify the integrity, reliability, and accuracy … of the logs before they become admissible to the court. … The expectation is that the custodians … of the systems generating the log files … can strongly support their authenticity. … A history of prior breaches seriously weakens … the credibility of the witnesses … and the court may even reject the log data. … Another requirement is keeping logs … as a regular business practice …
- Goals of network forensics
- Using a syslog and Microsoft Log Parser
- Investigating network traffic
- How protocol analysis works
- ARP and DNS poisoning
- Working with network forensics tools
- Using packet sniffers
Skill Level Beginner
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Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
What you should know2m 11s
1. Understanding Network Forensics
2. Preparing for a Network Forensics Investigation
3. Investigating Network Events
4. Investigating Network Traffic
5. Network Forensics Tools
Next steps1m 15s
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