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June 1, 2017
iSight
Ethical Internet Investigations – Researching the Right Way
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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
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December 10, 2015
HG Special Webinar - 1pm EST
Ethics Online : Special 2 Hour Webinar
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August 6, 2015
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Top Social Media Online Monitoring Tools
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July 9, 2015
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Internet Investigations for Fraud Examiners
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June 11, 2015
AIIP Webinar - Noon EST
Online Due Diligence
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June 4, 2015
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Foreign Due Diligence
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April 30, 2015
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Social Network Investigations & Monitoring
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April 2, 2015
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Expert Witness Background Checks: Methods and Sources
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March 5, 2015
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Working Undercover Online
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February 5, 2015
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
CyberToolBelt - Product Review
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January 15, 2015
HG Webinar - 2pm EST
Advanced Search Resources
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December 18, 2014
HG Webinar - 2PM EST
Due Diligence Online
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December 9, 2014
CPA Associates International
Social Media Discovery
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November 13, 2014
HG Webinar - 2PM EST
Social Media Investigations & Monitoring
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September 10, 2014
Webinar - Avant Resources - 1PM EST
Social Media Investigations
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August 14, 2014
HG Webinar
Covert Searching: Working Undercover Online
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July 17, 2014
HG Webinar
Expert Witness Background Checks: Methods & Sources
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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 - 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.

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.


Attend this 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



Attend this 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.

Attend this 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

Attend this Webinar Online - $59.00

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 5, 2015 2-3 EST
Cyber ToolBelt - Product Review

This is a heavy duty well priced domain research tool that gives investigators insight into private domains, lost IP addresses and deep Internet ownership searches. Enrollment in the webinar will provide you with a special promo code from Cyber Toolbelt upon completion.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - June 4, 2015 2-3 EST
Foreign Due Diligence

Conducting due diligence on a US based company is rather straightforward with the plethora of open source information available. However foreign companies can be rather difficult to discover information and public records on. We will review the databases and open sources that are available for a variety of countries in order to conduct our due diligence and background checks in foreign countries

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - July 9th, 2015 2-3 EST
Internet Investigations for Fraud Examiners

The overwhelming amount of information retrievable from the Internet, in support of your investigations, has been burdensome for years. Then social media grew and either you absorbed information overload, or got bloated by it. With time short, budgets tight and a need to find good reliable information, this session will examine the best of sources for Fraud Examiners. A sure list of tried relatable services will be demonstrated as they apply to our caseloads. In addition, best practices for conducting these searches in as a discreet manner as possible, so as to avoid confrontation on the Internet, or alarm your subject of your investigation.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - August, 6th, 2015 2-3 EST
Top Social Media Online Monitoring Tools

In this webinar we will examine the best and latest social media monitoring tools available online, both free and fee based. Including Thomson Reuters, TigerTraxs, iThreat et al.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - September 3rd, 2015 2-3 EST
Public Record Databases and Update

LexisNexis. CLEAR. TLO. Tracers Info. Or none of them. This webinar while highlight the strengths of each and demonstrate when one service may be more appropriate than another. We will review these services based on important factors such as; content, interface, cost, customer service and data relevance.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


OSMOSIS Prep Webinar 1-6, August 4/5/6/11/12/13
See below

August 4 – Introduction to Online Investigations and Open Source Primer
August 5 – Investigative Fundamentals
August 6 – Computer Fundamentals
August 11 – Search Engine Fundamentals
August 12 - Making the Capture
August 13 – Bringing it all Together Ethically

These webinars are beginner level

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $250.00


Webinar - January 21, 2016 2-3 EST
FRAML - Connecting Fraud and Money Laundering Fraud

Stop the laundering by stopping the fraud! As an investigator, you need to be aware of the emerging trend and blend of information as a key factor in the fight against financial crime. Merging fraud and AML investigative efforts makes good business sense. Criminals perpetuating fraud, launder the proceeds of their crimes through the financial system. Those responsible for investigating financial crime must connect the dots between fraud and money laundering. This will locate possible money laundering activity and alert the investigator to possible fraud victims, and vice versa. For example, the advance fee fraudster steals your money and then continues to launder it. This analysis deprives criminals of having a significant advantage and acts quickly to shut them down!

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar February 11, 2016 2-3.30 EST
Background Checks Online : When in doubt… Check them out!

Just in time for Valentines! 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.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $75.00


Webinar - May 12, 2016 2-3 EST
Investigating with and on Auction Web Sites

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.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - August 11, 2016 2-3 EST
Expert Witness Background Checks: Methods and Sources

According to the 2012 Fraud Examiners Manual there are two types of expert witnesses; the testifying expert or the consulting expert. We will outline the method and resources to be used when researching and verifying the background of these experts and their credentials. Sampling the databases, social networks and open sources that expose the frauds and vet the real experts.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - September 19, 2016 2-3 EST
Don’t be the target: Going Undercover Online

Setting up and carefully searching in the social media space, without compromising your online identity. Gathering information about subjects in an investigation has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of social networks and open source information. But in many cases, investigators need to keep their identities hidden while searching, and this isn’t always as easy.

Many social networks and online information sources either allow the subjects of searches to see who has been searching them, or provide some fairly obvious clues as to who is looking at their information. So, when anonymity is important, investigators need to take steps to keep their identities hidden. Join us as we demonstrate ways to avoid exposure when researching investigation subjects online.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


Webinar - December 15, 2016 1-3 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 two hour (2 CEU) 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.

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $125.00


Webinar - January 26, 2017 - 2-3 EST
Social Media Investigations - Winter Edition

Social Media investigations explores the latest search tools popular for locating and uncovering users and their content online. The class covers the basics of searching in social media and the search engines focused on social networks. We also locate and document the information found inside the accounts and how they play into your case, leads they could create. Finally, a look at the trending issues in social media and how investigators can anticipate and work in this constantly changing environment.

• Hunt down online social network profiles
• Learn to conduct link analysis of social media profiles
• Understand how to gather intelligence without breaking the terms of service per social media provider

View this previously recorded Webinar Online - $59.00


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