FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January, 9, 2018
Kathleen R. McMorrow
The Communications Optic, LLC.
Email: [email protected]
NJ’s Hetherington Group Provides Free Cybersecurity Training for Over 100 Men & Women in Blue
(Whippany, NJ) Today, in recognition of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD), the Hetherington Group (Hg) is hosting a free half-day training session to over 100 municipal, state, and federal law enforcement personnel as well as personnel from the Department of Homeland Security. Training sessions, conducted by Cynthia Hetherington, founder and president of Hg, and Chad Los Schumacher of iThreat Cyber Group, will offer the latest cybersecurity techniques for open source and geo-monitoring searches and dark web searches, respectively.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was founded in 2015 by C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) to honor over 140 officers killed in the line of duty each year.
“In our increasingly data-intensive, cyber-focused world,” says Cynthia Hetherington, “it is vital that our law enforcement has the tools and skills necessary to track down nefarious threats before they become a reality. For years, Hetherington Group has offered free training to the men and women in blue, and we feel honored to do it this year on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.”
The Hetherington Group, a certified New Jersey Woman Business Owned Corporation headquartered in Wanaque, is a leader in investigative due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations with twenty-five years of global experience in tracking down and exposing vital and sensitive information. Believing knowledge and transparency is key to building partnerships and making sound decisions, Hg consistently consults on myriad international, federal, state, and local investigations, has published an Insiders Newsletter for seventeen years, authored three books, and trained over 60,000 investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices world-wide.
“New Jersey has over 45,000 full-time police employees who protect our municipalities, counties, state residents, and educational institutions day in and day out,” notes Bill Majeski, Hg’s senior advisor and lead investigator and a 21-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. “It’s a day to honor their hard work and commitment to public safety.”
Law enforcement will have access to cybersecurity vendors Data2Know.com and Cybertoolbelt and will receive a certificate for 4 CEU’s, as honored by NASBA, ACFE. ASIS, LPF, SHRM, DHS, meeting the requirement of continuing education.
The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell and the Jewish Federation of Great MetroWest NJ are acknowledged support agencies of Hg’s effort on L.E.A.D.
The Hetherington Group’s objective is to lead in investigative due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations, keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments, training investigators on best practices, and creating a network of global investigators to make our world a safer place.
Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations, is the publisher of the newsletter, Data2know: Internet and Online Intelligence, and has trained over 60,000 investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices.
Chad Los Schumacher is an investigator and researcher at iThreat Cyber Group who handles DNS and fraud investigations, but also provides training for law enforcement. He’s been with the company for over 4 years. He has a Master in Intelligence Analysis and a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice.