Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Most Wished For...

Grabbed this image off of Amazon this morning..."Windows Forensic Analysis" is the #1 Most Wished For book in the Computers & Internet -> Security & Encryption -> Forensics category. Very cool! Just the other day, it was listed as #2...I'm sure it fluctuates back and forth. Even so, it's way cool!

A couple of other books you should be looking out for are Unix and Linux Forensic Analysis, but Chris Pogue, Cory Altheide, and Todd Haverkos, and Malware Forensics, with Eoghan Casey listed as one of the authors. Both books are on their way out, and definitely worth the wait!

11 comments:

hogfly said...

Congrats Harlan! It really is a great book. I'm eagerly waiting for the other two books as well.

kdpryor143 said...

Congratulations Harlan, that is very cool!
KP

ykx100 said...

Great! I appreciate You for wrote WFA. Congratulations~

Troy said...

What, no one thinks this has anything to do with the on-the-cover endorsement by the great digital forensic and comic genius of the one known to me as myself?

kdpryor143 said...

Clearly that was the deciding factor for me when I purchased the book ;)
KP

Anonymous said...

Nice job Harlan, congrats!

About the other two books you mentioned, the table of contents and sample chapter for Unix and Linux Forensic Analysis are out now: http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781597492690#samplechaptertext

Just so you guys know, contrary to what Amazon says about it being 448 pages, the book is only 229 pages... That's a big difference to me, so I'm probably only going to get Malware Forensics. I'm sure 3 authors could of come up with more than 229 pages on *nix forensics so I wonder what happened. :(

d00denOK said...

In response to the anonymous comment above, Amazon frequently posts information incorrectly...Harlan said the same thing happened to him. Additionally, there is SO much information which potentially *could* be covered, you have to limit yourself somewhere or you would never finish your project. In our book, we included what we felt was most important. If this book is received well, and people have comments and/or a desire for more, then we can absolutely write more.

We'll just have to see how things go. Too bad you have opted not to purchase our book. The 229 pages which we do have are very well thought out, well written, and contain very little filler. We are proud of our work, and hope it provides value to the *nix forensic community.

Thank you for your response, as feedback is always welcome.

Chris

Keydet89 said...

When it comes to writing books, there are a great many misconceptions amongst those who haven't actually done it.

One is that it's easy...another is that you make a good deal of money doing it.

Another is that the author actually has some kind of control beyond writing the manuscript. Again...major misconception. Yes, I've reached out to the publisher when folks have contacted me about issues that they've had...but that's about all I can do.

Having been the sole author of my own books, I can't begin to imagine how difficult it is to maintain quality with multiple authors, multiple writing styles, and just the fact that as you write and get feedback from tech editors, your writing (hopefully) improves. Also consider the fact that the authors are geographically dispersed and holding down day jobs.

In short, I hope that others will give this book a chance and a good read before simply arbitrarily deciding that it sum total of its quality rests solely on the number of pages. It's easy to point out the deficiencies of others, I guess, when you haven't done something yourself...or in this case, even bothered to read the book.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reply Chris

It wasn't too long ago I remembered that books from Syngress/Elsevier cost around $30 (in which case I would of already ordered your book) However, the recent significant price increase has caused poor college students like me to be more frugal. I'm still checking Amazon multiple times a day to see if I can get a better deal from their third party sellers, so there is still a chance I will get it. :)

Jason Koppe said...

@anonymous: Don't forget to ask your university library if they have access to a database that might have WFA. My university subscribes to the Books24x7 DB -- Harlan's WFA is available to read on Books24x7.

herehereo said...

wow gold
buy wow gold
cheap wow gold
world of warcraft gold
runescape
runescape money
buy runescape money
wow gold
cheap wow gold
buy wow gold
world of warcraft gold
guild wars
guild wars gold
buy guild wars gold
maple story
maple story mesos
maplestory mesos
age of conan
age of conan gold
buy age of conan gold
aoc gold
buy aoc gold
age of conan
age of conan gold
buy age of conan gold
aoc gold
buy aoc gold
age of conan
age of conan gold
buy age of conan gold
aoc gold
buy aoc gold