The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics
Author: William Easterly
Since the end of World War II, economists have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, fostering education, controlling population growth, and making aid loans as well as forgiving those loans on condition of reforms. None of these solutions has delivered as promised. The problem is not the failure of economics, William Easterly argues, but the failure to apply economic principles to practical policy work.
In this book Easterly shows how these solutions all violate the basic principle of economics, that people--private individuals and businesses, government officials, even aid donors--respond to incentives. Easterly first discusses the importance of growth. He then analyzes the development solutions that have failed. Finally, he suggests alternative approaches to the problem. Written in an accessible, at times irreverent, style, Easterly's book combines modern growth theory with anecdotes from his fieldwork for the World Bank.
Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code
Author: Cameron H Malin
Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code covers the emerging and evolving field of "live forensics," where investigators examine a computer system to collect and preserve critical live data that may be lost if the system is shut down. Unlike other forensic texts that discuss "live forensics" on a particular operating system, or in a generic context, this book emphasizes a live forensics and evidence collection methodology on both Windows and Linux operating systems in the context of identifying and capturing malicious code and evidence of its effect on the compromised system.
Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code also devotes extensive coverage of the burgeoning forensic field of physical and process memory analysis on both Windows and Linux platforms. This book provides clear and concise guidance as to how to forensically capture and examine physical and process memory as a key investigative step in malicious code forensics.
Prior to this book, competing texts have described malicious code, accounted for its evolutionary history, and in some instances, dedicated a mere chapter or two to analyzing malicious code. Conversely, Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code emphasizes the practical "how-to" aspect of malicious code investigation, giving deep coverage on the tools and techniques of conducting runtime behavioral malware analysis (such as file, registry, network and port monitoring) and static code analysis (such as file identification and profiling, strings discovery, armoring/packing detection, disassembling, debugging), and more.
* Authors have investigated andprosecuted federal malware cases, which allows them to provide unparalleled insight to the reader.
* First book to detail how to perform "live forensic" techniques on malicous code.
* In addition to the technical topics discussed, this book also offers critical legal considerations addressing the legal ramifications and requirements governing the subject matter
Table of Contents:
Ch. 1 Malware Incident Response: Volatile Data Collection and Examination on a Live Windows System 1
Ch. 2 Malware Incident Response: Volatile Data Collection and Examination on a Live Linux System 93
Ch. 3 Memory Forensics: Analyzing Physical and Process Memory Dumps for Malware Artifacts 121
Ch. 4 Post-Mortem Forensics: Discovering and Extracting Malware and Associated Artifacts from Windows Systems 193
Ch. 5 Post-Mortem Forensics: Discovering and Extracting Malware and Associated Artifacts from Linux Systems 231
Ch. 6 Legal Considerations 253
Ch. 7 File Identification and Profiling: Initial Analysis of a Suspect File on a Windows System 283
Ch. 8 File Identification and Profiling: Initial Analysis of a Suspect File On a Linux System 379
Ch. 9 Analysis of a Suspect Program: Windows 489
Ch. 10 Analysis of a Suspect Program: Linux 575