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-CP/SHRM-SCP, and ASIS. Individuals will earn continuing professional education credits for attending the live webinar. These webinars are also available for purchase after the live event; however, they are not approved for CEU credits.
January 11: 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. Learn how to maximize your 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.
Amp up your Google usage from basic to advanced
Hunt down deep web content
Learn about free resources beyond Google
Improve your search efficiency rate and save valuable time
April 19: 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.
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
July 12: In this webinar, we will go beyond generalized Google searches and learn unique search tools specific to investigative needs. Participants will learn new search engine resources and how to properly conduct advanced Internet and social media searches for people, non-profits, and more. How to track down older online material will also be covered.
Discover online monitoring alert services, both free and fee-based
November 8: Dark Web has the star quality and luster of a Hollywood movie, but in reality, it’s a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. The more “google’ized” we’ve become as investigators and researchers, the less we understand what’s going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this nefarious world. This class will introduce the Dark Web and channels used to institute private sales and exchanges.
Explore Dark Web channels for content
Learn Dark Web language like Tor and Tails and the lingo of this underworld
Understand how to use Tor safely and effectively, while learning the vulnerabilities
Find the resources and specialized search engines for searching against Dark Web content