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Upcoming Webinar

February 8, 2018
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Dark Web Primer
Webinar
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March 8, 2018
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Due Diligence and Public Records
Webinar
>>Link

Previous Webinar

January 11, 2018
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Google Beginner to Pro
Webinar
>>Link

December 7, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Ethics Online: Practicing Legitimate Online Investigations
Webinar
>>Link

November 9, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Background Checks Online
Webinar
>>Link

September 19, 2017
OSINT Prep Webinar 3 - 1pm ET
Making the Capture & Bringing it all Together Ethically
OSMOSIS Attendee Only Webinar
>>Link

September 12, 2017
OSINT Prep Webinar 2 - 1pm ET
Foundation for Computer & Search Engine Best Practices
OSMOSIS Attendee Only Webinar
>>Link

September 7, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Locating goods, counterfeit, stolen or otherwise online
Webinar
>>Link

September 5, 2017
OSINT Prep Webinar 1 - 1pm ET
Introduction to Online Investigative Fundamentals & Open Source Primer
OSMOSIS Attendee Only Webinar
>>Link

August 17, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
International Due Diligence and Investigations
Webinar
>>Link

July 13, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Dark Web : Working Undercover
Webinar
>>Link

June 15, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Search Resources Part 2: Unique Search Tools
Webinar
>>Link

June 1, 2017
iSight
Ethical Internet Investigations – Researching the Right Way
Webinar
>>Link

May 25, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Search Resources Part 1: Advanced Tools and Tactics
Webinar
>>Link

April 13, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Business Due Diligence Online
Webinar
>>Link

March 9, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm ET
Locating Important Public Records
Webinar
>>Link

February 9, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Asset Investigations Online
Webinar
>>Link

January 26, 2017
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Social Media Investigations - Winter Edition
Webinar
>>Link

December 8, 2016
Guarded Exchange Webinar - 2pm ET
Web 2.0 Introduction and Social Media Searching

November 16, 2016
Sprint Webinar - 3pm ET
Search Resources

September 19, 2016
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Don’t be the target: Going Undercover Online
Webinar
>>Link

December 10, 2015
HG Special Webinar - 1pm EST
Ethics Online : Special 2 Hour Webinar
Webinar
>>Link

 

Hetherington Group offers a monthly webinar on current investigative tactics involving social networks, search engines, due diligence and related topics. Join us for our monthly call and earn continuing professional education credits for attending the live webinars. Or if you miss the day of event, then download and learn at your convenience. Credits qualify with the LPF, DHS, ASIS, ACFE, SHRM and NASBA.

Please note that CEU’s are earned through attending the webinar on the date and time it is hosted, and not post event. Also, please check your computer or device prior to attending the webinar, via webex.com to insure everything works properly. It is a known issue that iPads do not play Cisco Webinars.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar - February 8, 2018 - 2-3 ET
Dark Web Primer

Understand what makes up the dark web and how criminals take advantage of its anonymous nature to profit in counterfeit products, stolen goods, child pornography, human trafficking, and other nefarious deeds. This class will introduce the dark web and the channels used to institute private communications, sales, and exchanges.

-Learn careful methods for exploring the dark web
-Understand what to do and what not to do when entering the dark web
-Learn how to conduct investigations on the dark web
-Explore the gateway social media sources that lead to dark web sites

Attend this Webinar Online - $69.00


Webinar - March 8, 2018 - 2-3:30 ET
Due Diligence and Public Records

This rich and informative webinar will cover the steps needed to conduct true due diligence, whether public or private, foreign or domestic. This class focuses on completing a due diligence report utilizing a wealth of information: public records, legal filings, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs, and open source material. We will examine professional fee-based tools and available free resources to understand their functionality and limitations to access all information that's out there.

-Learn the critical items essential to your report and how to highlight key facts in your report
-Discover the mandatory databases for conducting business background investigations and due diligence
-Identify key resources available to investigators that go unused, because they are not marketed to our industry
-Know where the overlap of one aggregated service (news, social media monitoring, and geo-fencing) is at and how to shop and pay accordingly

Attend this Webinar Online - $95.00


Webinar - April 19, 2018 - 2-3 ET
Search Resources Spring: Social Media Searching

Investigating social media networks is more complex than it appears. This presentation will explain the best ways to search social media and how to use the focused social media search engines that identify and uncover social media profiles and their content. You will learn how to locate information, document your discovery, determine how it plays into your case, and understand how to follow leads. You will also look at trending issues in social media and how investigators can anticipate and work in a constantly changing environment.

-Locate online social media profiles on multiple social networks
-Learn how to conduct link analyses of social media profiles
-Understand how to gather intelligence without breaking the terms of service

Attend this Webinar Online - $69.00


Webinar - May 24, 2018 - 2-3:30 ET
Domestic Background Checks

Consider you might be involved emotionally, financially, or personally with someone you’ve met through social media or an online dating site, but you don’t know they have a fraudulent or criminal past. Rich with sources, this how-to instructional teaches the ins and outs of conducting online investigations of an individual, whether it’s to locate the background of potential suitors, new hires, or the people next door. This webinar will help you discover databases, free resources, and techniques for locating a person’s history.

-Learn how to deconstruct social media profiles for your background checks
-Understand the public records that support your cases and help inform your reports
-Sample background reports and a how-to background check guide will be shared

Attend this Webinar Online - $95.00


Webinar - June 7, 2018 - 2-3 ET
International Background Checks

International due diligence is vital for business success and management. It can be a straightforward task, if you know how to utilize the right resources from the plethora of information available. However, if you are searching on an unfamiliar country, the due diligence process can be a long and daunting venture. We will review available databases and open sources for a variety of countries to conduct international due diligence and background checks.

-Examine sources for information, including the top foreign corporate databases for researching overseas companies and their principals
-Explore a list of databases serving foreign countries specific to the class focus
-Understand social networks in specific countries and how to utilize them for foreign research
-Acquire global resources helpful for consolidating multiple country searches

Attend this Webinar Online - $69.00


Webinar - July 12, 2018 - 2-3:30 ET
Search Resources Summer: Unique Search Tools

In this webinar, we will go beyond generalized Google searches and learn unique search tools specific to investigative needs. Participants will learn new search engine resources and how to properly conduct advanced Internet and social media searches for people, non-profits, and more. How to track down older online material will also be covered.

-Discover online monitoring alert services, both free and fee-based
-Identify specialized, subject-specific search engines
-Understand how to keep up with new search engines for investigations and research

Attend this Webinar Online - $95.00


Webinar - August 7-9, 2018 - 2-4 ET
OSINT 6: Open Source Intelligence from Start to Finish

Day 1, August 7
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, August 8
Part 1: Computer Fundamentals
50 minutes


Learn best practices on how to use a computer and the resources 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 surface, deep, or dark web to locate your information.

Day 3, August 9
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


You will learn the fundamentals of conducting online investigations ethically, with a candid discussion about how to avoid some of the dangerous pitfalls you can stumble upon while working in open sources. Examples of investigations gone wrong will be demonstrated. Q&A will be encouraged.

Attend this Webinar Online - $355.00


Webinar - September 6, 2018 - 2-3 ET
Social Media Investigations & Monitoring

Going beyond identifying your targets and locating their social media accounts, we will expand on how to open every aspect of social media to explore where key information can be hidden or overlooked. Capturing these attributes of social media, can enable you to find key information for your case. We will evaluate and review several free and fee-based resources on the market for monitoring social media.

-Learn how to locate key information, such as friends and associates, in social media profiles
-Understand how to narrow down a large profile to identify assets, evidence, and important details quickly
-Review the various service offerings in the monitoring community

Attend this Webinar Online - $69.00


October 7-9, 2018 - OSMOSIS Conference
No webinar this month!

This month, in lieu of a monthly webinar, the Hetherington Group hosts its Annual OSMOSIS Conference - www.osmosiscon.com, where hundreds of investigators across the nation gain insights into Open Source Intelligence and receive training from the most recognized social media and open source trainers in North America.

Learn more www.osmosiscon.com about the 2018 Conference at Excalibur in Las Vegas and register for seminars to receive professional continuing education credits.

Attend this Webinar Online - $0.00


Webinar - November 8, 2018 - 2-3 ET
Search Resources Fall: Dark Web Undercover

Dark web has the star quality and luster of a Hollywood movie, but in reality, it’s a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. The more "google'ized" we’ve become as investigators and researchers, the less we understand what’s going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this nefarious world. This class will introduce the dark web and channels used to institute private sales and exchanges.

-Explore dark web channels for content
-Learn dark web language like Tor and Tails and the lingo of this underworld
-Understand how to use Tor safely and effectively, while learning the vulnerabilities
-Find the resources and specialized search engines for searching against dark web content

Attend this Webinar Online - $69.00


Webinar - December 6, 2018 - 2-3:30 ET
Ethics Online

Everyday an investigator, attorney, or accountant appears in the news for crossing the line using the Internet to research, contact, or connect with their target. They find themselves using technology workarounds, finding holes in the system, or outright hacking to gain information. As an investigator, you need to abide by the law. This seminar will discuss the current laws and acceptable practices and pitfalls that can occur in your investigation. This is targeted to professionals who want to ensure their investigations are legally and ethically conducted.

-Identify pitfalls in taking shortcuts in online investigations
-Understand the laws and compliance requirements to stay inline online
-Garner the resources for staying abreast of current issues and legal requirements

Attend this Webinar Online - $95.00


2018 Package
Search Resources (15% discount)

Get access to all four webinars and save!

Google Beginner to Pro (January 11th)
Social Media Searching (April 19th)
Unique Search Tools (July 12th)
Dark Web Undercover (November 8th)

Attend this Webinar Online - $256.50


2018 Package
Webinar 2018 Series (20% discount)

Get access to all 13 webinars and save 20% off buying them individually! A total of 20 CEU/CPEs.

Google Beginner to Pro (January 11th)
Dark Web Primer (February 8th)
Due Diligence and Public Records (March 8th)
Social Media Searching (April 19th)
Domestic Background Checks (May 24th)
International Background Checks (June 7th)
Unique Search Tools (July 12th)
Open Source Intelligence from Start to Finish (August 7-9th)
Social Media Investigations & Monitoring (September 6th)
Dark Web Undercover (November 8th)
Ethics Online (December 6th)

Attend this Webinar Online - $906.40

All programs are at an intermediate level unless stated otherwise.

Participants should have some basic experience of the topic

There is no advanced preparation necessary prior to the webinar commencing.

One registration is required per person viewing the webinar. All classes are subject to change or cancellation at the discretion of the host. Canceled webinars will result in full refunds for all registrants. Requests for refunds must be received in writing or by e-mail no later than 1 week prior to the webinar and are subject to a $10.00 cancellation fee. No refunds, only credit, will be granted after this time period. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at cs@hetheringtongroup.com.

Previous Webinars

Webinar - February 9, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Asset Investigations Online

This lesson is a practical discussion on the types of asset investigations an investigator may find they are being called upon to investigate, the legal means they can go about conducting their investigation, and learn how to steer clear of the Pandora’s box of illegal activity.
We will cover the six reasons of when, where and why to conduct an asset investigation, and what resources, both online and offline are most beneficial to locating leads or content relevant to your research. Assets to be looked for are financial, medical, intellectual property and physical assets.

• Learn the six reasons of when, where and why to conduct an asset investigation
• Learn how to legally obtaining bank account information and other assets.
• Use social media to identify assets and asset potential
• Identifying the offerings of illegally obtained asset information and how to steer clear
• Get valuable tip sheets and instructional documents.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - March 9, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Locating Important Public Records

Public records are the foundation for establishing context to all investigations, most especially social media cases. It is one thing to claim you are moving into a new neighborhood, and another to see the Deed or Mortgage of that house.

An undeniable amount of background investigations and case research can be developed from newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs and other open source material. This lesson will cover the traditional media resources and open public record sites for finding that key information and developing well-rounded investigations. We will cover the professional fee based tools, and the very useful and handy free resources available

• Identify key resources available to investigators that go unused because they are not marketed to our industry
• Learn to leverage fee versus the free systems for the most benefit to your research
• Know where the overlap of one aggregated service (news, social media monitoring and geo-fencing) is at and how to shop and pay accordingly

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - April 13, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Business Due Diligence Online

Public or private, foreign or domestic, this class focuses on the expectations for a complete due diligence report. Public records, legal filings, media and other sources will be examined to understand their functionality and limitations.

This is a very rich course based on the book the Guide to Online Due Diligence Investigations.
Public or private, foreign or domestic, this class focuses on the expectations for a complete due diligence report. Public records, legal filings, media and other sources will be examined to understand their functionality and limitations.

• Learn the Top 20 Items you should never miss in your research!
• Focused report writing to emphasize and highlight.
• Find out the mandatory databases for conducting business background investigations and due diligence.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - May 25, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Search Resources Part 1: Advanced Tools and Tactics

Time to brush off the Google skills and update your search source toolbelt. Participants will learn how to effectively use Google beyond its out-of-the-box presentation. You will be given the resources and training 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.

• Google basics in a nutshell to Google advanced methods within the hour
• Hunt down online profiles with basic engines
• Learn about free resources for online monitoring
• Be given the expert search analytics to cut your basic searching in half

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - June 15, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Search Resources Part 2: Unique Search Tools

Participants will learn new search engine resources and how to properly conduct advanced Internet and social media searches, as they will also learn of search tools that go beyond the generalized Google resource, and are specific to investigative needs.
Specialized search engines for people, social media, non-profits, older online material, and so on will be covered.
Alert services, both free and fee based will also be introduced.

• Free online monitoring tools to be covered
• A rundown of specialized subject specific search engines
• Learn how to keep up with new engines that make themselves available for investigations and research

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - July 13, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Dark Web : Working Undercover

Dark Web has the star quality and luster of a Hollywood movie, but in reality, it is a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. The more "google'ized" we have become as investigators and researchers, the less we understand what is going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this world. This class will introduce the dark web and channels that are used to institute private sales and exchanges.

Our class will explore dark web channels for content, learn some of the specialized search engines to attempt searching in this venue, and learn the lingo of this underworld.

* Dark web language like Tor and Tails will be introduced
* Learn how to use Tor safely and effectively, while learning the vulnerabilities
* Find the resources that help you search against dark web content


View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - August 17, 2017 - 2-3 EST
International Due Diligence and Investigations

International due diligence can be straightforward if you know the right resources to utilize and the plethora of open source information available. We will review the databases and open sources that are available for a variety of countries to conduct our due diligence and background checks in foreign countries.
An examination of sources for information, including the top foreign corporate databases for researching overseas companies and their principals.

• Learn how to spot indicators to fraudulent practices and shell companies.
• A list of databases serving foreign countries specific to the class focus.
• Social Networks that serve those specific countries and how to utilize them for foreign research.


View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - September 7, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Locating goods, counterfeit, stolen or otherwise online

Participants will learn how to use the Internet for investigations using auction Web sites. Participants will also learn how to track materials stolen or otherwise sold on auction and illegal sale sites. An introduction to Dark Web channels will also be given.
Popular auction Web sites to discover intelligence such as Amazon Craigslist, eBay as well as Oodle, and Backpage, plus some dark web onion sites.

• Discover the finds that are open for discovery on auction and sales sites
• Learn the capture tools for documenting your case
• A thorough discussion of the free online monitoring and aggregator sources available for following multiple online sale sites



View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - November 9, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Background Checks Online

The how-to instructional, rich with sources, in conducting online investigations of an individual to locate the background of potential suitors, new hires and the people next door. Consider you might be involved emotionally, financially or personally with someone you have met through social media or through an online dating site, but you don’t realize their fraudulent or criminal past. The story is only a few keystrokes away and this online class will help you discover the databases, free resources and techniques to locating that history.

• Understand the difference between Web 2.0 and traditional Web sites and learn how to deconstruct a profile for your investigations.
• Hunt down online social network profiles.
• Connect the associations between users of LinkedIn and Myspace type Web 2.0 services.
• Learn about cutting edge services that are coming up daily.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - December 7, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Ethics Online: Practicing Legitimate Online Investigations

Everyday an investigator, attorney or accountant is written up in the news for crossing the line using the Internet to research, contact or connect with their target. They find themselves using technology workarounds, finding holes in the system or outright hacking to gain information. It all seems good, until you get caught. This seminar will discuss the current laws, acceptable practices and pitfalls that can occur in your investigation. This is targeted to the professional who never wants to see their name in questionable terms.

• Identify pitfalls in taking shortcuts in online investigations
• Understand the laws and compliance requirements to stay inline online
• Garner the resources for staying abreast of current issues and legal requirements

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


OSINT Beginner Webinar Series - 1pm ET
3 - 90 minute webinars

Full details at http://www.osmosiscon.com/webinarseries/

September 5th, 12th and 19th - Brush up on, or learn for the first time, the language of advanced Internet searching, and the best tactics for improving your results when investigating online.

Complimentary registration available for all OSMOSIS 17 attendees.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $354.00


Webinar - January 11, 2018 - 2-3 ET
Search Resources Winter: Google Beginner to Pro

The ability to uncover information on the Internet is the primary skill of an online investigator. The go-to resource for many is Google, yet not everyone knows how to utilize its full potential. Learn how to maximize your 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.

-Amp up your Google usage from basic to advanced
-Hunt down deep web content
-Learn about free resources beyond Google
-Improve your search efficiency rate and save valuable time

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $69.00