2022 Comprehensive Annual Hg Webinar Package

$1,289.00

Save 20% on this 20-webinar package; covering the most important aspects of cyber investigations: social media searching, event monitoring, due diligence, ESG, 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

$1,289.00 (20% discount)

 

January 20, 2022: Google Dorking: A Guide to Getting Seasoned, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

The ability to uncover information on the internet is the primary skill of an online investigator. The go-to resource for many is Google, yet not everyone knows how to utilize its full potential. This OSINT webinar expands your general knowledge of the search engine, making difficult searches more effective.

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 17, 2022: Domestic Background Checks, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Rich with sources, this intermediate to advanced hands-on course teaches the ins and outs of conducting online investigations of an individual, whether it’s to locate the background of potential suitors, new hires, or the people next door. Participants will learn the ins and outs of conducting online investigations of an individual. You will be introduced to a plethora of databases, free resources, and techniques for locating a person’s history.

Upon completion, field investigators will be able to

  • Learn how to deconstruct social media profiles for your background checks
  • Understand the public records that support your cases and help inform your reports
  • Create said reports and deliver them to clients

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

March 17, 2022: Social Media Investigations: Targeting 101, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Participants will 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. During the training, you will review social media pages, learn how hashtags and images can play a role in a case, and identify further leads. Participants will learn how to open every aspect of social media to explore where key information can be hidden or overlooked. You will identify which search engine to use, when to use it, and what results you should expect from each by conducting hands-on advanced internet and social media searches. We will also evaluate and review several free and fee-based resources on the market for locating unique information and monitoring social media. 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

  • Conduct social media investigations using specialized search engines
  • Monitor social media platforms as well as personal and company pages
  • Conduct a CARA Analysis: Characteristics, Associations, Reputation, and Affiliations.

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

April 14, 2022: Private Tools & Databases for Due Diligence Investigators, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Regardless of your investigative ability, learning the critical thinking tactics to research and conduct due diligence analyses will enable you to arm your clients with the intelligence they need to make proactive decisions in life and business. This rich and informative webinar will cover the steps needed to conduct due diligence, whether public or private, foreign or domestic. We will focus on the completion of a due diligence report by utilizing a wealth of information: public records, legal filings, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs, and open source material. We will examine professional fee-based tools and free resources to understand their functionality and limitations.

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

  • Identify essential items for due diligence reports and highlight key facts
  • Utilize mandatory databases for conducting business background investigations and due diligence
  • Identify key resources that go unused because they are not marketed to our industry
  • Identify how aggregated services overlap and choose appropriate news, social media monitoring, and geo-fencing.

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

May 26, 2022: Event Monitoring: Extremism & Other Security Team Work Online, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

From parties to raves, active shooters to civil unrest, and bad weather to travel disruptions, event monitoring is the gold standard for monitoring and responding to event crises. In recent years, online investigators are more frequently tasked with monitoring local to global events to aide in the rapid response of boots-on-the ground intelligence teams. This rich and informative OSINT webinar will address the nuances of online security teamwork, event monitoring protocols, and data collection and reporting. It will include a live fire exercise to help field investigators understand how to balance the intensity of these types of OSINT investigations with the stresses of event monitoring.

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

  • Onboard an event, identify collection requirements, and establish the distribution of tasks
  • Select services, resources, and tools to meet monitoring protocols
  • Adhere to legal and ethical boundaries related to overseeing open communications in sensitive environments
  • Establish and maintain reporting and structure protocols to account for all data collection

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

June 16, 2022: Due Diligence for ESG: Oh, the Places We Find Data, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

The 21st century ushered in increased public accountability for foreign and domestic companies regarding their impact on the environment, response to social justice, and transparent governance (ESG). OSINT investigators are increasingly being hired to identify ESG concerns for corporate development and expansion into new markets, countries, and cultures. This webinar provides investigators with the tools to conduct ESG due diligence and write reports that provide potential investors, competitors, and compliance professionals with transparent, real-time intelligence on a company’s non-financial key performance indicators.

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

  • Identify ESG areas of concern
  • Learn a style manual for documenting this unique report
  • Utilize distinctive sources for locating this sort of information.

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

July 18-22, 2022: Open Source Intelligence—Start to Finish, 360 minutes, 6 CEUs

Open Source intelligence (OSINT) is overt, or open data, intelligence gathering. Oftentimes considered to be found online, accessible via the internet or databases, open source intelligence can also be located through the common areas like libraries, refuse (trash) left on the curb, conversations spoken too loudly in public, happenings and occurrences witnessed and remembered. OSINT is publicly available and unprotected information. This comprehensive Open Source intelligence primer provides training and the tools needed to in-take cases, conduct investigations, and document findings ethically.

(7/18) Day 1, 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.

(7/18) Day 1, 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.

(7/20) Day 2, Part 1: Computer Fundamentals, 50 minutes

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

(7/20) Day 2, 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.

(7/22) Day 3, Part 1: Making the Capture, 50 minutes

Learn 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.

(7/22) Day 3, 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.

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

  • Identify the types, differences, and jargon of Open Source investigations
  • Conduct in-takes for online cases
  • Understand the parameters of the work, establish goals, and create investigative notes C.Y.A. (Cover Your Analysts!)
  • Recognize best practices on how to use a computer and the resources available on the internet and social media platforms
  • Understand when to use the surface, deep, dark webs to locate your information
  • Understand documentation procedures for creating sharp and understandable reports
  • Identify the fundamentals of conducting online investigations ethically.

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

August 1-29, 2022: Online Social Media Primer, 300 minutes, 5 CEUs

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 in five popular services, 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, but may not be limited to, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit.

Day 1 (8/1) – Facebook, 50 minutes

Day 2 (8/8) – LinkedIn, 50 minutes

Day 3 (8/17) – Twitter, 50 minutes

Day 4 (8/22) – Instagram, 50 minutes

Day 5 (8/29) – Reddit, 50 minutes

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

  • Understand the evolution of social media platforms
  • 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
  • Monitor social media platforms

All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.

September 15, 2022: Discreet Investigations Online: Your Digital Footprint, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

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.

November 17, 2022: Social Media Investigations & Monitoring Primer, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

Updated quarterly to keep investigators at the fore of social media trends, this hands-on, intermediate to advanced SOCMINT 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 narrow down a large profile to identify assets, evidence, and important details quickly and will observe demonstrations of software applications relevant to search applications.

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

  • Learn how to locate key information, such as friends and associates, in social media profiles
  • Understand how to narrow down a large profile to identify assets, evidence, and important details quickly
  • 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.

December 15, 2022: OSINT Hitlists: Best of 2022 & Into 2023, 60 minutes, 1 CEU

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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