Internet Investigations Advanced
Open Source Intelligence for Fraud Investigations - Advanced Level
The power of open source intelligence is often understated. A deeper understanding of the sub-surface functionality of the internet can bring significant benefits to your investigations. This course will focus in detail on the tools and processes for extracting the relevant information and will make investigators and researchers more aware of the potential to extract further sources of evidence available to them from the surface and deep web, whilst protecting their own identity.
- Utilise search engines, meta browsers, deep web and people search techniques
- Understand geo-location tools for social media and photos
- Trace domain name owners, an origin of an email and conduct black list checks
- Use Web 2.0 - social networking, blogs and online gaming
- Understand how to protect your privacy when investigating online
Who this course is for
Law enforcement, internal audit, fraud departments, investigators in the private sector and government, finance, retail, government, legal, insolvency sectors.
This programme is suitable for all regardless of experience
Two days of tutor-led training
This course aims to develop the skills obtained on the Foundation Course and further explore the opportunities available to an investigator or researcher when exploring the Internet. Delegates should make sure that they are competent in the areas covered by the foundation course before attending.
Module One – e-Crime: how criminals use the Internet
Explore hacking communities, learn to interpret behaviours, hear how criminals use the dark net and hide their identity, and discuss viruses, malware and intrusions.
Module Two - Internet Update and Advanced Searching
Learn about a range of issues concerning IP and DNS, TCP/IP [explain], regional domain registrars, advanced search and reverse image search techniques, mapping tools, Google Custom Search, robot.txts, RSS and international news searching, company searching and Court searches.
Module Three - Online investigations: website and email analysis
Understand WHOIS and IP Lookups, tracing host location, PING and Trace route commands, email headers, webpage source code, metadata threats including EXIF and tracing photos to a digital camera and location.
Module Four - Online investigations: social media investigation
Learn about conducting searches, locating subject profiles, gathering intelligence from a profile, using API’s to extract intelligence, how to use chat and instant messaging investigations as well as social networks and blogs, get up to speed on key Twitter and Facebook metadata search, conduct an advanced search on LinkedIn, and examine geo-location and associated tools.
Module Five - Digital evidence & Investigators' Setup
Examine rules of evidence, types of evidence, informal discovery (OSINT), security considerations, collecting evidence, protecting your ID when online, TOR and associated privacy.
Ongoing assessment throughout the course
This course is certified by the Commissioner of the City of London Police.
This course is delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams.