2021 Comprehensive Annual Hg Webinar Package

$1,470.00 $1,176.00

Save 20% on this 20-webinar package; covering the most important aspects of cyber investigations: social media searching, the Dark Web, due diligence, ethics, and much more!

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Throughout the year, Hetherington Group offers monthly live webinars on current investigative tactics involving social networks, search engines, due diligence, the dark web, and other related topics. Participants should have some basic experience of the topic, as all programs are offered at an intermediate level, unless otherwise noted.

All Hg training classes are approved as continuing professional education credits by ACFE, NASBA, DHS, LPF, SHRM, and ASIS. Individuals will earn continuing professional education credits for attending the live webinar. These webinars are also available after the live event; however, they are not approved for CEU credits with some associations (specifically NASBA).

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques. Webinars are at 2pm ET unless otherwise stated.

 

Hg Annual Training Package, 20 Webinars

$1,176.00 (20% discount)

January 21, 2021: Utilizing Advanced Google Searches, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Open source investigators employ the same search engines used by the general public. Expert knowledge, however, includes the ability to unlock advanced, specialized tools that reveal far more than a keyword search. This intermediate to advanced webinar expands one’s comprehension of Google and provides hands-on techniques to tackle challenging searches.

In this intermediate to advanced hands-on class, participants will learn how to maximize Google searches, as we cover the basics, the hacks, and extra Google resources 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.

Upon completion of the course, field investigators will be able to

  • Hunt down deep web content
  • Conduct advanced search strategies on Google, Bing, and other search engines
  • Use algorithms for surface finds and open source results

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

February 18, 2021: Social Media Searching, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

As an investigator, social media platforms and search engines are important tools for tracking down facts and following leads. This intermediate to advanced hands-on webinar expands your general knowledge of social media platforms and search engines by exploring the latest trends in this ever-evolving medium for communication and the dissemination of information.

Conducting social media investigations is a complex task requiring specific knowledge for each social media platform. This webinar will provide the best social media search techniques and explore how focused social media search engines can identify and uncover social media profiles and their content. You will learn how to locate information, document your discovery, determine how it plays into your case, and understand how to follow leads. You will also look at trending issues in social media and how investigators can anticipate and work in a constantly changing environment.

Upon completion of the course, field investigators will be able to

  • Locate online social media profiles on multiple social networks
  • Learn how to conduct link analyses of social media profiles
  • Understand how to gather intelligence without breaking the terms of service

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

March 25, 2021: Domestic Background Checks, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Determining whether a person is void of a fraudulent or criminal past is one of the hallmarks of background investigations. There are many reasons a client requests a background check—potential business opportunities, job offers, and personal relations, to name but a few. In this intermediate to advanced hands-on webinar OSINT investigators learn to utilize databases, free resources, and techniques for uncovering a person’s history.

Rich with sources, this intermediate to advanced hands-on course teaches the ins and outs of conducting online background investigations of an individual. Participants will be introduced to a plethora of databases, free resources, and techniques for locating a person’s history. Sample background reports and a how-to background check guide will be shared.

Upon completion, field investigators will be able to

  • Deconstruct social media profiles
  • Understand the public records that support cases and help inform reports
  • Generate background reports

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

April 15, 2021: Online Image Tracking & IP Tracing, 60 minutes, 1CEU

An important open source skill is understanding how to track down the owner of a website, photo, copyrighted image, or other types of electronic documents. These specialized search techniques are invaluable to asset investigations. This webinar provides a comprehensive introduction to unique search tools for tracing images and IP addresses.

Knowing specialized technical search techniques and resources are invaluable when tracking down the owner of a website, photo, copyrighted image, or other types of electronic documents. This introductory class provides a comprehensive introduction to unique search tools for tracing images and IP addresses.

Upon completion of the course, field investigators will be able to

  • Track down images online, whether copyrighted or sensitive.
  • Utilize photo recognition search engines and locate users and their online posts using IP tracing, Whois services, and other search tools.
  • Find and identify five logistics of an online image, including location metadata and hash values

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

May 20, 2021: Your Digital Footprint—Online & Off, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Many social networks and online information sources allow the subjects of searches to see who has been searching them or provide some obvious clues as to who is looking at their information. This intermediate to advanced webinar provides tools for how to work undercover online, while adhering to ethical standards and laws.

In this intermediate to advanced class, participants will receive hands-on training on how to conduct investigations on social media platforms without compromising their online identity, gain tools for working online undercover, and understand how to avoid exposure when researching subjects online.

Upon completion of the course, investigators will be able to

  • Conduct undercover online investigations
  • Ethically protect their identity while conducting investigation

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

June 17, 2021: Advanced Social Media Investigations, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Is unlocking the doors to conducting comprehensive investigations on multiple social media platforms one of your 2021 goals? If so, this advanced, hands-on webinar is your ticket to increasing your knowledge and honing your open source skills. Focus will be on popular platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram, among others.

Upon completion of the course, field investigators will be able to

  • Learn how to discover intelligence by investigating popular social media platforms and search engines as well as gain knowledge of new social media platforms on the horizon
  • You will review social media pages, learn how hashtags and images can play a role in a case, and identify further leads.
  • Field investigators will be able to conduct social media investigations using specialized search engines and conduct a CARA Analysis: Characteristics, Associations, Reputation, and Affiliations.

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

July 19-23, 2021: Open Source Intelligence—Start to Finish, an OSMOSIS Primer Webinar Series, 360 minutes, 6 CEUs

* Complimentary to OSMOSIScon 2021 attendees

Designed as an online investigations’ primer, this series provides the basics of open source intelligence gathering to those entering the field. With three days of content, the field investigator will complete the 360 minutes of training with the tools needed to conduct open source intelligence investigations.

What to Expect:

Learn the types, differences, and jargon of open source investigations; learn how to in-take an online case, understand the parameters of the work, establish goals, and create investigative notes C.Y.A. (Cover Your Analysts!); learn best practices on how to use a computer and the resources available on the Internet and social media; understand when to use the Surface, Deep, or Dark Web to locate your information; understand documentation procedures for creating sharp and understandable reports; and learn the fundamentals of conducting online investigations ethically.

Day 1 – July 19th, 2021

Part 1: Introduction to Online Investigative Fundamentals & Open Source Primer, 50 minutes

Learn the types, differences, and jargon of open source investigations. Receive a companion guide to public record searching for social media verification purposes.

Part 2: Investigative Fundamentals, 50 minutes

Learn how to in-take an online case, understand the parameters of the work, establish goals, and create investigative notes C.Y.A. (Cover Your Analysts!). Understand how to identify expectations and establish parameters for all involved (client, sub-contractor, and your own) at the beginning of your investigation to keep the entire case in check. Samples and layouts will be provided.

Day 2 – July 21st, 2021

Part 1: Computer Fundamentals, 50 minutes

Learn best practices on using a computer and what resources are available on the Internet and social media, so you can more effectively achieve desired results. You will receive expert instruction on common errors made in online investigations such as clearing your cache, exposing your protocol address, and other influencers that mislead your searches.

Part 2: Search Engine Fundamentals, 50 minutes

Learn which search engine to use, when to use it, and what results you should expect from each. Understand how to improve search engine results and when to use the Surface, Deep, or Dark Web to locate your information.

Day 3 – July 23rd, 2021

Part 1: Making the Capture, 50 minutes

Learn helpful tools to help capture and store your findings online. Understand documentation procedures for creating sharp and understandable reports. Several tools—free and fee-based—as well as sample reports will be reviewed and shared.

Part 2: Bringing it all Together Ethically, 50 minutes

Learn the fundamentals of ethically conducting online investigations, with a candid discussion about how to avoid dangerous pitfalls. Examples of investigations gone wrong will be discussed. Q&A will be encouraged.

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

August 2-30, 2021: Online Social Media Primer, 300 minutes, 5 CEUs

* Complimentary to OSMOSIScon 2021 attendees

How well are you incorporating social media into your cyber investigations? No worries—we all start somewhere! This online social media primer details the treasure trove of riches social media offers to an open source investigator. With just a few mouse clicks away, leads can be discovered, facts challenged, and game changing details can be unveiled—all in support of a case!

This introductory primer series will teach you why to use these platforms, how to crack them, where to look, what nuances and leads you need to chase down, and how they are all interrelated. We’ll also discuss how to capture content per service, so you can present it in your reports. Each webinar covers a single social media platform and its specific details. Platforms to be covered include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit.

August 2, 2021 – Facebook, 50 minutes

August 9, 2021 – LinkedIn, 50 minutes

August 16, 2021 – Twitter, 50 minutes

August 23, 2021 – Instagram, 50 minutes

August 30, 2021 – Reddit, 50 minutes

This course will examine the history, uses, investigative approaches, subscribing, searching, monitoring, capturing, and reporting, as well as other nuances.

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

September 16, 2021: Dark Web Primer, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

How well-equipped are you to follow a lead and enter the Dark Web? Is your computer secure? Your identity protected? Do you know directory structures? Can you speak Tor and Tails? With hackers and cyber terrorists at an all-time high, now is the time to beef up on your Dark Web cyber skills. This intermediate to advanced hands-on class will examine the Dark Web, the channels used to institute private sales and exchanges, and inform you of how to conduct investigations safely.

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. We will explore Dark Web channels for content and utilize the resources and specialized search engines for tracking down Dark Web content.

Upon completion of this course, field investigators will be able to

  • Understand how to use Tor safely and effectively
  • Recognize personal vulnerabilities while on the Dark Web
  • Conduct undercover online investigations on the Dark Web

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

November 18, 2021: Social Media Investigations & Monitoring, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Online investigations often require more than a surface exploration of social media accounts. How to dig into a subject’s social media activity and how to monitor content are at the heart of this hands-on intermediate to advanced webinar. Updated quarterly to keep investigators at the fore of social media trends, this session spotlights the brightest and best in social media monitoring for protective intelligence.

 Updated quarterly to keep investigators at the fore of social media trends, this hands-on, intermediate to advanced webinar will explore the latest search tools—free and fee-based—popular for monitoring chatter on social networks from Facebook to Burn Book. Participants will learn how to home in on a sizeable profile to identify assets, evidence, and important details swiftly and efficiently.

Upon completion of this webinar, field investigators will be able to

  • Learn how to locate key information, such as friends and associates, in social media profiles
  • Understand the objects to be searched in language (native or foreign), imagery (pictures or emoji), and other relevant intelligence markers such as hashtags and live feeds
  • Review the various service offerings in the monitoring community

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

Global Due Diligence, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

In today’s global marketplace, investors must adhere to multi-national compliance regulations. The nimble financial analyst provides compliance-based intelligence based on top foreign corporate databases and country-specific social media platforms. In this course, we will review how to conduct international due diligence and background checks based on available databases and open sources in a variety of countries.

In today’s global marketplace, investors are faced with multi-national compliance regulations. Financial, legal, and reputational information discovered during a global due diligence investigation helps your client understand people and organizations of interest, while complying with legal and regulatory requirements. In this intermediate to advanced hands-on course, participants will examine sources for information, including the top foreign corporate databases for researching overseas companies and their principals; explore a list of databases serving foreign countries; and acquire global resources helpful for consolidating multiple country searches.

Upon completion of the course, field investigators will be able to

  • Conduct international due diligence investigations
  • Navigate and utilize social networks in specific countries
  • Spot indicators to fraudulent practices and shell companies.

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

 

 

About Hg’s Webinars

Hetherington Group’s live webinars are approved as continuing professional education credits by ACFE, NASBA, DHS, LPF, SHRM, and ASIS. Hg makes these webinars available for purchase after the live event; however, they are not approved for CEU credits with some associations (specifically NASBA).

Logistics

Upon completing checkout, you will receive an order confirmation email and a credit card receipt email. Please check the order confirmation email for the link to the Webex event page where you will be required to register with Webex prior to attending class.

Please check your computer or device prior to attending the webinar via webex.com to ensure everything works properly. There is no further preparation required prior to the webinar.

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