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For decades, fraud investigators have used the Internet to track down leads, understand confounding elements of a case, and establish evidentiary trails. We are not newbies to online, open source investigations. Yet, our world has changed rapidly in recent years: Many of us spend our time digging through volumes of data with a tiny shovel in between guzzling water from a social media firehose. How to sift through the flotsam and jetsam to allow pertinent information to rise to the surface?

As if overflow of information wasn’t enough to contend with in 2020, the fraud examiner also faces an identity crisis of sorts. We continue with our decades of expert work: Discovering evidence, intelligence, and hearsay leads, yet who exactly are we in this cyber-driven, global environment? Intelligence examiners? OSINT/SOCMINT analysts? Internet or cyber intelligence investigators?

2020 is a perfect time to refine the core skills you’ve been using from the start of your expert practice, while updating your skills portfolio to include new and trending open source techniques and resources. In this pre-conference training, Hg’s OSINT investigators will introduce participants to the three layers of the Internet: Surface, Deep, and Dark. You will learn how to navigate each layer with an investigative eye through the lens of best practices.