Web Investigator 2012

    Using social networking sites for investigations

    Open source intelligence gathering - using social networking sites as an investigative tool.

    Room C301, Tait Building, City University London, EC1V 0HB
    27 October 2012 - 28 October 2012

    The course will start at 10am so please arrive by 9.45am. And we will aim to finish by 5pm. 

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    Full price- £225
    NUJ member – £200
    Student price - £135

    Course Outline

    Our trainer Neil Smith will show you to find and access the information held on a variety of social networking sites. Using only open, legal and free methods, you will learn how to use social networking sites as an investigative tool.

    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.
    Neil Smith's biography