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Dark Web Tools Tutorial, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Do you have the right tools for going undercover on the Dark Web—a nefarious world of criminality, anonymity, counterfeit products, child pornography, and human trafficking? The Dark Web is a platform of perverse content: Entering with the right knowledge and skills is imperative, because much of what you see you’ll never be able to unsee, although you wish you could.


This intermediate to advanced hands-on class will examine the Dark Web, the channels used to institute private sales and exchanges, and criminal behavior. 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
  • Conduct undercover online investigations on the Dark Web

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.