Web Investigator 2013

    Using social networking sites for investigations

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

    City University London, EC1V 0HB
    16 November 2013 - 17 November 2013

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

    Register for this course

    Room B307A, Third level, University Building
    Please use the main Northampton Square entrance to City University London, London EC1V 0HB.


    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. 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.
    Saturday 16 November

    09:30-10:00 registration and introductions
    10:00-11:30 smarter searching
    11:30-12:30 computer security & footprints
    12:30-13:30 lunch break
    13:30 -15:30 domain names & IP addresses
    15:30-15:45 coffee / tea break
    15:45-17:00 email addresses & emails

    Sunday 17 November

    10:00-10:30 searching – revisited
    10:30-11:15 social networking sites
    11:15 -11:30 coffee / tea break
    11:30-13:15 social networking sites
    13:15-14:15 lunch break
    14:15-16:15 databases
    16:15-16:30 coffee / tea break
    16:30-17:00 some other internet investigative resources

    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