Web Investigator

    Using social networking sites for investigations

    Investigative Researcher, Neil Smith will show you to find and access the information held on a variety of social networking sites.

    City University London
    29 October 2011 - 30 October 2011

    Using only open, legal and free methods, you will lean how to use social networking sites as an investigative tool.

    Course Outline

    After serving over 10 years as a police officer in a major UK police force and time spent working as a counter-fraud specialist for a government department and as a fraud investigator for insurance companies, Neil has spent 10 years as a full time investigative researcher for a mixture of clients, from insurance companies to law enforcement agencies.

    For the last eight years Neil has taught many hundreds of investigators, mostly from law enforcement, in the art of using the internet as an investigative tool. These courses have taken him all around the UK and into Europe.
    The course will cover:
    • The use of Open Source Intelligence in recent investigations
    • Computer security / footprints
    • Internet structure and traceability
    • Advanced Searching Techniques
    • Understand emails as an investigator
    • Understand social networking sites as an investigator
    • Databases and how to use them as an investigator
    • Useful software and other investigative resources
    This course is delivered in an easy to understand way by an experienced investigative researcher who uses the methods daily in his enquiries and also teaches these methods to law enforcement agencies and other organisations around the world.