While the perpetrator of the recent Sony hack is still to be determined, it was certainly an act of either cybercrime or cyberterrorism. With that, in Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook, editors Babak Akhgar, Andrew Staniforth and Francesca Bosco have assembled a team of over 25 writers to give the reader an detailed overview of the topic.

ccctThe authors and contributors are all from Europe and the Middle East; which gives the book a geographic focus from that end of the globe. The European Union Data Protection guidelines (Directive 95/46/EC) regulate the processing of personal data within the European Union. The Directive is relevant when investing a crime, and the books gets into those details.

The book provides a good introduction to the topic, with a good mixture of introduction and technical discussions.

The book is not a comprehensive reference of the topics. In just over 250 pages, the book provides a quick overview of the space. For those that want a more comprehensive reference, there are a number of book books available.

But for those looking for a quick overview to the core areas, Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook is a good reference to start with.