Webinar Series – AI for OSINT Investigations, 160 minutes

In this 4-part course, learners will gain a profound understanding of leveraging artificial intelligence tools and techniques to revolutionize their investigative processes.

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Webinar Series – OSINT Collection and Data Analysis, 160 minutes

In this 4-part course, learners will attain the competence to collect, cleanse, analyze, and visualize data through the proficient use of no-code web scraping, Excel, and Tableau, mastering the entire data lifecycle in OSINT within designated time constraints at a basic level.

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2024 Hg Expert Webinar Bundle – Online Social Media Primer, 240 minutes

Train with Hg for the entirety of 2024, with our annual webinar package, meticulously designed to enhance your OSINT investigations. Secure your spot for these insightful 60-minute webinars, each offering 1 CPE. Stay at the forefront of emerging trends, processes, and tools!

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Hetherington Group offers quarterly live webinars on current investigative tactics.

All Hg webinars are ACFE, NASBA, SHRM, and ASIS approved for continuing professional education credits. 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 with some associations (specifically NASBA). Registrations are required one per person attending each class.

August 22, 2024 – Avoid Wasting Time In Your Social Media Investigations, 60 minutes, 1 CPE

◦ Tips for determining the “why” of the case
◦ How to use different analysis methods for different whys
◦ Know when to wrap up your case

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October 10, 2024 – Five Ways to Use AI to Save Time On Your OSINT Case, 60 minutes, 1 CPE

◦ Tips for speeding up redundant tasks
◦ How to extract key findings out of information collected efficiently
◦ Tips for quickly summarizing large amounts of information

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Recorded Webinars

Recorded Webinar – Reliable Free Tools You Can Start Using In Your OSINT Investigation Today, 60 minutes

◦ How to find public records
◦ Ways to find adverse or questionable information
◦ Tips for locating financial information

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Recorded Webinar – Google Dorking – Building on Your Solid Foundation, 60 minutes

Since Larry Page and Sergey Brin launched Google over twenty years ago, the search engine has evolved exponentially—and so have its competitors. Hg’s new webinar expands your knowledge of the internet’s search engines, including Google, Bing, and others.

Recorded Webinar: Global Due Diligence, 60 minutes

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.

Recorded Webinar – Private Tools & Databases for Due Diligence, 60 minutes

Hg’s new OSINT webinar explores databases, websites, and internet resources used to locate difficult information on companies, their assets, and the people that run them. Special focus is given to public records, legal filings, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs, and open source material.

Recorded Webinar – Domestic Background Checks, 60 minutes

Hg’s intermediate to advanced webinar increases OSINT investigators’ abilities to utilize databases, free resources, and techniques for uncovering an individual’s personal and professional history.

Recorded Webinar – Due Diligence for ESG: Oh, the Places We Find Data, 60 minutes

Whether your client is expanding its footprint into an under-developed neighborhood or exploring new borders, today demands that community concerns are taken into consideration. Today’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) footprint sets a guideline for due diligence, which helps the online researcher understand the issues they will be tasked to research. In this class, you will learn how to conduct this specialized investigation via open sources, social media pages, and dark web sites.

Recorded Webinar – Social Media: Locating Unknown Individuals Online, 60 minutes

Hg’s new OSINT webinar combines expert know-how with hands-on exercises to aide you in identifying the person or group behind an online username. Real case examples are discussed and analyzed. Future challenges in identifying unknown persons are addressed.

Recorded Webinar – Stolen Asset Investigations, 60 minutes

Conducting asset investigations often requires a keen understanding of how to track down stolen money and property on a variety of internet sites. Hg’s new webinar provides first-hand training on tracking down materials stolen and sold on the internet.

Recorded Webinar – Intellectual Property and Trademark Investigations: Protecting the Brand, 60 minutes

Hg’s new webinar provides first-hand training on tracking down fraudsters using a brand to scam, deceive, or confuse. Developed for business owners, consumers, investigators, and attorneys, participants learn how to recognize trademark fraud and gather intelligence to help stop it.

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Recorded Webinar – Risk Monitoring: Social Media Platforms, Chat Rooms, & More, 60 minutes

Hg’s new webinar provides the key tasks associated with risk monitoring of people, events, and movements through social media, chat rooms, and other online sources. Be it active shooters or travel disruptions, this informative OSINT webinar addresses the nuances of online security teamwork, monitoring protocols, and data collection and reporting.

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Recorded Webinar – Event Monitoring: Extremism & Other Security Team Work Online, 60 minutes

This rich and informative webinar will cover the steps needed to monitor events– whether it’s active shooters or travel disruptions. Hg’s expert intelligence gatherers provide in-depth training on how to prepare for and conduct event monitory in a straightforward approach that includes current analyses of local to global issues and a live fire exercise.

Recorded Webinar: Dark Web Primer, 60 minutes

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.

Recorded Webinar – Conducting an Ethical Online Investigation, 120 minutes

As investigators, we are governed by foreign and domestic ethics standards and laws. Hg’s new webinar enhances your understanding of compliance requirements to keep you and your clients within the rules of law.

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Recorded Webinar – Discreet Investigations Online: Your Digital Footprint, 60 minutes

Many social networks and online information sources allow the subjects of searches to see who has searched them. Hg’s new intermediate to advanced webinar provides tools for how to work undercover online, while adhering to ethical standards and laws.

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Recorded Webinar – OSINT Hitlist: Best of 2023 and into 2024, 60 minutes, 1 CPE

Another year winds down, and all investigators’ eyes look forward to new ideas, new trends, and new technologies to improve their work. Hg’s popular end-of-year webinar is updated annually to help you slide into the new year with sharp knowledge, refined critical thinking skills, and enthusiasm for all that 2024 will bring!

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Hetherington Group is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.