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In order to enhance the anti-fraud expertise of the public sector, the Law Enforcement and Government Alliance (LEGA) focuses on bridging the gap between the financial and investigative worlds for law enforcement agencies and government entities. This alliance provides premiere educational tools to give anti-fraud professionals the edge they need to stay up-to-date in an ever-evolving landscape.

LEGA offers a variety of training for those working in the fields of cybercrime, identity theft, money laundering, contract and procurement fraud, as well as courses for professionals conducting local, global and internal investigations.

Understanding the Dark Web

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 examine the Dark Web, the channels used to institute private sales and exchanges, and criminal behavior. In this intermediate to advanced hands-on class, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the Dark Web—criminality, anonymity, counterfeit products, child pornography, and human trafficking; learn the directory structures of the Dark Web; and learn Dark Web languages like Tor and Tails and the lingo of this underworld. Training will include exploring dark web channels for content and finding the resources and specialized search engines for searching against Dark Web content. Upon completion of this course, field investigators will understand how to use Tor safely and effectively, while learning the vulnerabilities, and be able to conduct undercover online investigations on the Dark Web.