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 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.
Hg recognizes that COVID-19 has had a direct impact on cyber intelligence investigators’ ability to attend trainings and conference sessions in order to remain compliant with their respective profession’s CEU requirements. We are continuously working on putting together a series of webinars that will meet your needs.
2020 Single Webinars: 1 hour Webinars: $79
2019 Single Webinars: 1 hour Webinars: $79; 2 hour Webinars: $115
Limited Availability Packages
Upcoming Live Webinars
August 3-31 : Online Social Media Primer Series: 300 minutes, 5 CEUs
* Complimentary to OSMOSIScon 2020 attendees
We all start somewhere, and some investigators are still a little lost at understanding what riches and content resources social media offers: Often leads are created; facts are challenged; and game changing details in support of our cases are a few mouse clicks away.
This introductory primer series will teach you why to use these platforms, how to get into 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 per service, so you can present it in your reports. Each webinar will cover a single social media platform and its specific details. Platforms to be covered include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.
August 20 : Dark Web Tools Tutorial, 60 minutes, 1 CEU
September 17 : International Background Checks, 60 minutes, 1 CEU
International background checks and due diligence are vital for business success and management. In this hands-on, intermediate to advanced webinar, we will review available databases and open sources for a variety of countries to conduct international due diligence and background checks.
November 19 : Social Media Investigations & Monitoring, 60 minutes, 1 CEU
December 17 : Internet Investigation Resources: Best of 2020 & into 2021, 60 minutes, 1 CEU
Recorded Webinar: Social & Google Summer Hitlist, 60 minutes – July 29
Recorded Webinar: Open Source Intelligence—Start to Finish, an OSMOSIS Primer Webinar Series, 360 minutes, July 20-24, 2020
* Complimentary to OSMOSIScon 2020 attendees
Designed as a primer for the fundamentals of online investigations, this series offers those new to online investigations a chance to catch up on the basics of open source intelligence.
Three days of webinars provide a field investigator the tools to conduct open source intelligence investigations: Learn the types, differences, and jargon of open source investigations; 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!); learn best practices on how to use a computer and the resources available on the Internet and social media; understand when to use the Surface, Deep, or Dark Web to locate your information; understand documentation procedures for creating sharp and understandable reports; and learn the fundamentals of conducting online investigations ethically.
Recorded Webinar: Domestic Background Checks, 60 minutes – June 10, 2020
Recorded Webinar: Databases & Search Engines in Pursuit of Experts, 60 minutes – May 21, 2020
Recorded Webinar: Discreet Investigations: Undercover Online, 60 minutes – April 22, 2020
Recorded Webinar: Social Media Searching: Trends & Updates, 60 minutes – March 26, 2020
Recorded Webinar: Advanced Online Due Diligence, 60 minutes – March 25, 2020
Recorded Webinar: Online Image Tracking & IP Tracing, 60 minutes – March 24, 2020
Recorded Webinar: Advanced Social Media Investigations, 60 minutes – March 24, 2020
Recorded Webinar: Media, Open Sources and Private Tools for Due Diligence, 60 minutes – February 20, 2020
Recorded Webinar: Beyond Google, 60 minutes – January 23, 2020
Recorded Webinar: Conducting an Ethical Online Investigation, 120 minutes – December 19, 2019
Recorded Webinar: Social Network Monitoring, 60 minutes, September 19, 2019
Often online investigations require more than a surface exploration of social media accounts. This course explores how to open every aspect of social media to locate key information hidden or overlooked.
Updated quarterly to keep investigators at the fore of social media trends, this advanced hands-on course will explore the latest search tools—free and fee-based—popular for monitoring chatter on social networks from Facebook to Burn Book.
Recorded Webinar: Global Due Diligence and Investigations, 60 minutes – May 16, 2019
International due diligence is vital for business success and management. It can be a straightforward task, if you know how to utilize the right resources from the plethora of information available. In this course, we will review available databases and open sources for a variety of countries to conduct international due diligence and background checks.