Online Social Media Primer, 300 minutes, 5 CEUs

* Complimentary to OSMOSIScon 2021 attendees How well are you incorporating social media into your cyber investigations? No worries—we all start somewhere! This online social media primer details the treasure trove of riches social media offers to an open source investigator. With just a few mouse clicks away, leads can be discovered, facts challenged, and […]

Open Source Intelligence—Start to Finish, an OSMOSIS Primer Webinar Series, 360 minutes, 6 CEUs

* Complimentary to OSMOSIScon 2021 attendees Designed as an online investigations’ primer, this series provides the basics of open source intelligence gathering to those entering the field. With three days of content, the field investigator will complete the 360 minutes of training with the tools needed to conduct open source intelligence investigations. What to Expect: […]

The Advantages of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Open-source intelligence, or OSINT, is a term used to refer to any information which may be freely gathered from public sources; generally it refers to information that can be found on the internet. The term first came into use during the 1980s by the U.S. military that was looking for a method to remain up […]

Risk Monitoring: Twitter & Predictive Intelligence

by Matthew Golabek Today’s world has people afraid, angry, and traumatized by both COVID-19 and global events. It makes our jobs as investigators difficult. Fear of offending someone or being characterized as falsely reporting something has started to affect security—in and out of uniform. If a protest group is terrorizing the neighborhood or burning down […]

Risk Monitoring: Instagram & Predictive Intelligence

by Matthew Golabek Today’s world has people afraid, angry, and traumatized by both COVID-19 and global events. It makes our jobs as investigators difficult. Fear of offending someone or being characterized as falsely reporting something has started to affect security—in and out of uniform. If a protest group is terrorizing the neighborhood or burning down […]

Risk Monitoring: Facebook & Predictive Intelligence

by Matthew Golabek Today’s world has people afraid, angry, and traumatized by both COVID-19 and global events. It makes our jobs as investigators difficult. Fear of offending someone or being characterized as falsely reporting something has started to affect security—in and out of uniform. If a protest group is terrorizing the neighborhood or burning down […]

Info Exposed: Social Media–The Enemy in Your Home?

By Cynthia Hetherington Data, at its most annoying, is a commodity with social media sites selling your Likes to data providers. Data, at its most dangerous, allows terrorists and scammers—as near as your neighbor or from faraway lands—to farm from open sources the personal addresses of our military personnel to threaten them and their families. […]

Info Exposed: Identity Theft

By Cynthia Hetherington Data, at its most annoying, is a commodity with social media sites selling your Likes to data providers. Data, at its most dangerous, allows terrorists and scammers—as near as your neighbor or from faraway lands—to farm from open sources the personal addresses of our military personnel to threaten them and their families. […]

TikTok & Privacy: It’s Not Just About Mewing Kittens

By Trevor Morgan Designed for short video clips of content, TikTok is a new form of social media consumption that has taken the world by storm. This quickly growing China-based app has been at the forefront of smart-phone entertainment as of late, specifically during quarantine. If you’re a regular Hg follower on social media, you’re […]

Fraud in Mortgage Lending

By Trevor Morgan At the height of the housing crash and years to follow, the news was filled with horror stories about people trying to track down what company actually held their mortgage, banks overreporting stated income to bump up interest rates, and fraudulent “financial” companies scamming desperate homeowners facing foreclosure. Many lessons were learned, but that […]