Throughout the year, Hetherington Group offers 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, DHS, LPF, SHRM, and ASIS. Individuals will earn continuing professional education credits for attending the webinar.
All participants will receive handouts on concepts and investigative techniques.
Hg Cyber Training Package, 4 Pre-Recorded Webinars
$268.60 (15% discount)
Beyond Google: 60 minutes, 1 CEU
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
Advanced Social Media Investigations: 60 minutes, 1 CEU
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, 1 CEU
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.
April 22, 2020: Many social networks and online information sources either 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 advanced class 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 investigations