Hg’s 2020 All-Inclusive Training Package

$1,106.00 $884.80

Save 20% on this 14-webinar package; covering the most important aspects of cyber investigations: social media searching, the Dark Web, due diligence, ethics, and much more!

Description

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, 14 Webinars

$884.80 (20% discount)

Beyond Google: 60 minutes

January 23, 2020: 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 class expands your general knowledge of the search engine, making difficult searches more effective.

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

Media, Open Sources and Private Tools for Due Diligence: 60 minutes

February 20, 2020: This rich and informative webinar will cover the steps needed to conduct true due diligence, whether public or private, foreign or domestic. This class focuses on completing a due diligence report 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 available free resources to understand their functionality and limitations to access all information that’s out there.

  • Learn the critical items essential to your report and how to highlight key facts in your report
  • Discover the mandatory databases for conducting business background investigations and due diligence
  • Identify key resources available to investigators that go unused, because they are not marketed to our industry
  • Know where the overlap of one aggregated service (news, social media monitoring, and geo-fencing) is at and how to shop and pay accordingly

Advanced Social Media Investigations: 60 minutes

March 24, 2020: Social media platforms are an important aspect of any online investigation. This advanced class is for you, if you hold the skills to conduct cursory searches but want to be on top of your game with the latest search tools for locating and uncovering social media users and their online content.

  • 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.

Online Image Tracking & IP Tracing: 60 minutes

March 24, 2020: Knowing specialized technical search techniques and resources are invaluable when tracking down the owner of a web site, photo, copyrighted image or other electronic document types. This class provides a comprehensive introduction to unique search tools for tracing images and IP addresses.

  • Learn how to track down images online, whether copyrighted or sensitive.
  • Learn how to utilize photo recognition search engines and locate users and their online posts using IP tracing, Whois services, and other search tools.
  • Field investigators will be able to find and identify five logistics of an online image, including location metadata and hash values.

Advanced Online Due Diligence: 60 minutes

March 25, 2020: Online due diligence investigations examine the backgrounds of corporate entities and the principals who manage them. 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 class will explore the databases, Web sites, and Internet resources required to locate difficult information on companies, their assets, and the people that run them.

  • Master completing a due diligence report utilizing a wealth of information: public records, legal filings, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs, and open source material.
  • Utilize the tools and resources needed to find and vet information about companies and their owners.
  • Examine professional fee-based and free tools and resources to understand their functionality and limitations to access all the information that’s out there.
  • Field investigators will be able to write reports that emphasize and highlight key findings, identify key resources available to investigators that go unused, find and vet applicant information within keystrokes, and implement handy tactics for conducting online fraud investigations.

Social Media Searching: Trends and Updates: 60 minutes

March 26, 2020: Investigating social media networks is more complex than it appears. This presentation will explain the best ways to search social media and how to use the focused social media search engines that 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

Discreet Investigations: Undercover Online: 60 minutes

April 22, 2020: 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

 

Databases & Search Engines in Pursuit of Experts: 60 minutes

May 21, 2020: While there are no steadfast rules, a qualified expert witness must have professional knowledge that will aid judges and juries in assessing technical facts presented in a case. When determining whether a potential expert witness would pass muster, investigators review data confirming (or not) the person’s skill level, proficiencies, education, work history, and certifications. An OSINT investigator needs search tools that go beyond the generalized Google resource.

In this hands-on, intermediate to advanced webinar, participants will learn how search engine resources, databases, such as Daubert Tracker and Hg.org Legal Resources, and social media platforms can be accessed and utilized to conduct advanced Internet searches on potential experts. We will also discuss how to track down older online material. Upon completion of the course, field investigators will be able to

  • Perform expert witness background checks by identifying the most useful search engine resources, databases, and social media platforms
  • Determine a potential expert witness’s qualifications by scrutinizing cyber intel on courts, parties, judges, and attorneys through a wide range of docket years
  • Identify specialized, subject-specific search engines, including the location of process servers in innumerable jurisdictions
  • Understand how to keep up with new search engines for investigations and research

Domestic Background Checks: 60 minutes

June 10, 2020: 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 deconstruct social media profiles for background checks, connect associations between users of social media, and search public records to uncover intelligence to support your cases and help inform your reports.

  • Learn how to deconstruct social media profiles for your background checks
  • Understand the public records that support your cases and help inform your reports
  • Sample background reports and a how-to background check guide will be shared

Social & Google Summer Hitlist: 60 minutes

July 29, 2020: The advanced investigator needs search tools that go beyond Google. In OSINT investigations, six months can be an eternity. New apps, social media platforms, and search techniques crawl across the web at rapid speed. In Hg’s mid-year hitlist, we provide OSINT intermediate and advanced investigators with the best, the worst, and the mediocre online internet tools and techniques for conducting cyber investigations.

We will discuss how to track down older online material using recent tools. Upon completion of the course, field investigators will be able to conduct advanced Internet and social media searches for people, non-profits, and more utilizing the most-up-to-date OSINT resources; utilize online monitoring alert services, both free and fee-based; identify specialized, subject-specific search engines; and understand how to keep up with new search engines for investigations and research.

  • Discover the best and the worst search techniques and resources of 2020 to date
  • Identify and select the best online monitoring alert services, both free and fee-based, currently available
  • Become familiar with new specialized, subject-specific search engines
  • Understand how to keep up with new search engines for investigations and research

Dark Web Tools Tutorial: 60 minutes

August 20, 2020: 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

International Background Checks: 60 minutes

September 17, 2020: As an OSINT intelligence gatherer, you will be hired to conduct international background checks and due diligence investigations. It can be a straightforward task, if you know how to utilize the right resources from the plethora of information available. However, if you are searching in an unfamiliar country, the process can be a long and daunting venture.

In this hands-on, intermediate to advanced webinar, 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

  • Examine sources for information, including the top foreign corporate databases for researching overseas companies and their principals
  • Understand social networks in specific countries and how to utilize them for foreign research
  • Acquire global resources helpful for consolidating multiple country searches

Social Media Investigations & Monitoring: 60 minutes

November 19, 2020: 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 narrow 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

Internet Investigation Resources: Best of 2020 & into 2021: 60 minutes

December 17, 2020: As the year draws to a close, the keen OSINT investigator takes stock in what was learned over the last 11 months and what is on the horizon for due diligence investigations, background checks, social media research and monitoring, and everything from Timbuktu to Tahiti. This hands-on, intermediate to advanced webinar is a companion to our July webinar, Social & Google Summer Hitlist.

20/20 is hindsight. As we launch into 2021, Hg’s expert staff have culled the OSINT arena to provide insight and understanding into the most important tools, open sources, search techniques, and online monitoring services available now and provide insight into where to keep your pulse in the new decade. Upon completion of the course, field investigators will be able to

  • Implement the best search techniques and resources of 2020 into their research, analysis, and reporting
  • Identify and select the best online monitoring alert services, both free and fee-based, currently available and develop transparent reports for clients
  • Become aware of new OSINT tools, techniques, services, and options in 2021
  • Understand how to keep up with new search engines for investigations and research

 

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