Acquiring useful and relevant Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) requires much more than just an ability to surf the Web. Many valuable sources of intelligence are unknown and untapped by investigators who simply “don’t know what they don’t know” about finding information online. From routine investigations conducted by frontline personnel to global, tactical, and strategic OSINT operations, online and social media research and investigation skills are an essential requirement at all levels of organization.
As its name suggests, the Dark Net abounds with illegal and illicit content, and attracts the types of individuals that seek to buy, sell, and communicate with other like-minded individuals. It is also something of a safe haven for those involved in such nefarious activities as the production and distribution of child exploitation imagery, terrorism, organized crime, and murder, as well as many other types of criminal behavior and dishonorable conduct. Attendees will be exposure to creation and use of “ghost” identities, the ethics of covert investigations
Our lives, personalities and priorities are digitally displayed in our personal, and often, public profiles, and our day-to-day activities are often broadcast and permanently intertwined in our social networks for our friends, families, coworkers and enemies to see. This continual stream of personal information, along with the immediacy of electronic communication, has facilitated a significant increase in the instances of cyber bullying, stalking and harassment in all age groups, genders and personal circumstances.