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Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET | OSINT Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
with Megan Munoz, Hetherington Group’s Director of Education & Knowledge Management
In this three hour session, Ms. Munoz will take participants through a breakdown of different Open Source Intelligence Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs). These will include utilizing advanced google searches to make difficult searches more effective, how to utilize social media to locate and uncover users and their online content, as well as discussing image searching and facial recognition software to further track individuals in online spaces. Finally, she will take participants through best practices on how to remove your own online footprint.
MODULE 1: UTILIZING ADVANCED GOOGLE SEARCHES
The ability to uncover information on the Internet is the primary skill of an investigator. The go-to resource for many is Google, yet not everyone knows how to utilize its full potential. This class expands your general knowledge of the search engine, making difficult searches more effective. In this intermediate to advanced hands-on class, participants will learn how to maximize Google searches, as we cover the basics, the hacks, and extra Google resources to create proper search strategies and run advanced Internet searches. Participants will also learn the expert tools of this common search application to make difficult searches more effective. Upon completion, investigators will be able to hunt down deep web content, conduct advanced search strategies on Google, Bing, and other search engines, and use algorithms for surface finds and open source results.
MODULE 2: SOCIAL MEDIA INVESTIGATIONS – BASIC TO ADVANCED
Social media platforms are an important aspect of any investigation. This advanced class is for those that hold the skills to conduct cursory searches but want to be on top of the game with the latest search tools for locating and uncovering social media users and their online content. Participants will learn how to discover intelligence by investigating popular social media platforms and search engines as well as gain knowledge of new social media platforms on the horizon. During the training, participants will review social media pages, learn how hashtags and images can play a role in a case and identify further leads. Upon completion, investigators will be able to conduct social media investigations using specialized search engines and conduct a CARA Analysis: Characteristics, Associations, Reputation, and Affiliations.
MODULE 3: IMAGES ONLINE AND BASIC TRACING IP INTRODUCTION
Knowing specialized technical search techniques and resources are invaluable when tracking down the owner of a web site, photo, copywritten image or other electronic document types. This class provides a comprehensive introduction to unique search tools for tracing images and IP addresses. This module offers participants hands-on training on how to track down images online, whether copyrighted or sensitive. Participants will learn how to utilize photo recognition search engines and locate users and their online posts using IP tracing, Whois services, and other search tools. Upon completion, investigators will be able to find and identify five logistics of an online image, including location metadata and hash values.