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 with some associations (specifically NASBA). Registrations are required one per person attending each class.
2020 Single Webinars: 1 hour Webinars: $79
2019 Single Webinars: 1 hour Webinars: $79; 2 hour Webinars: $115
March 26 : Social Media Searching: Trends & Updates, 60 minutes, 1 CEU
April 22 : Discreet Investigations: Undercover Online, 60 minutes, 1 CEU
May 21 : Databases & Search Engines in Pursuit of Experts, 60 minutes, 1 CEU
June 10 : Domestic Background Checks, 60 minutes, 1 CEU
July 29 : Social & Google Summer Hitlist, 60 minutes, 1 CEU
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: 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: Discreet Investigations – Undercover Online, 60 minutes, November 21, 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: Online Social Media Primer Series, 250 minutes, August 19-23, 2019
We all start somewhere, and some investigators are still a little lost at understanding what riches and resource of content 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.
Recorded Webinar: Internet Investigation Resources, 60 minutes – July 11, 2019
A good investigator needs search tools that go beyond the generalized Google resource. This course explores new search engine resources and how to properly conduct advanced Internet and social media searches.
Recorded Webinar: Understanding the Dark Web, 60 minutes – June 20, 2019
Dark Web sounds like a sexy ‘members only’ club, where socialites get away with advantage and privilege, but in fact it’s a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. Investigators may be sharp at Google and their databases but lack an understanding of what’s going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this nefarious world.
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.
Recorded Webinar: Open Source Intelligence—Start to Finish, 360 minutes – April 23-25, 2019
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: Utilizing Social Media and Other Search Resources, 60 minutes – March 28, 2019
As an investigator, social media platforms and search engines are important tools for tracking down facts and following leads. This class expands your general knowledge of social media platforms and search engines, allowing you to create thorough reports for your clients.
Recorded Webinar: Investigating with Public Records and Open Sources, 60 minutes – January 23, 2019
As an investigator, you have the ability to access hundreds of thousands of Surface, Deep, and Dark web sites to gather the intelligence you need when conducting an investigation. This course provides a thorough description of how and where to find data within public records and open sources.