* 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:
Learn the types, differences, and jargon of open source investigations; learn how to in-take an online case, understand the parameters of the work, establish goals, and create investigative notes C.Y.A. (Cover Your Analysts!); learn best practices on how to use a computer and the resources available on the Internet and social media; understand when to use the Surface, Deep, or Dark Web to locate your information; understand documentation procedures for creating sharp and understandable reports; and learn the fundamentals of conducting online investigations ethically.
Day 1 – July 19th, 2021
Part 1: Introduction to Online Investigative Fundamentals & Open Source Primer, 50 minutes
Learn the types, differences, and jargon of open source investigations. Receive a companion guide to public record searching for social media verification purposes.
Part 2: Investigative Fundamentals, 50 minutes
Learn how to in-take an online case, understand the parameters of the work, establish goals, and create investigative notes C.Y.A. (Cover Your Analysts!). Understand how to identify expectations and establish parameters for all involved (client, sub-contractor, and your own) at the beginning of your investigation to keep the entire case in check. Samples and layouts will be provided.
Day 2 – July 21st, 2021
Part 1: Computer Fundamentals, 50 minutes
Learn best practices on using a computer and what resources are available on the Internet and social media, so you can more effectively achieve desired results. You will receive expert instruction on common errors made in online investigations such as clearing your cache, exposing your protocol address, and other influencers that mislead your searches.
Part 2: Search Engine Fundamentals, 50 minutes
Learn which search engine to use, when to use it, and what results you should expect from each. Understand how to improve search engine results and when to use the Surface, Deep, or Dark Web to locate your information.
Day 3 – July 23rd, 2021
Part 1: Making the Capture, 50 minutes
Learn helpful tools to help capture and store your findings online. Understand documentation procedures for creating sharp and understandable reports. Several tools—free and fee-based—as well as sample reports will be reviewed and shared.
Part 2: Bringing it all Together Ethically, 50 minutes
Learn the fundamentals of ethically conducting online investigations, with a candid discussion about how to avoid dangerous pitfalls. Examples of investigations gone wrong will be discussed. Q&A will be encouraged.
All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.
About Hg’s Webinars
Hetherington Group’s live webinars are approved as continuing professional education credits by ACFE, NASBA, DHS, LPF, SHRM, and ASIS. Hg makes these webinars available for purchase after the live event; however, they are not approved for CEU credits with some associations (specifically NASBA).
Upon completing checkout, you will receive an order confirmation email and a credit card receipt email. Please check the order confirmation email for the link to the Webex event page where you will be required to register with Webex prior to attending class.
Please check your computer or device prior to attending the webinar via webex.com to ensure everything works properly. There is no further preparation required prior to the webinar.