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NW3C Spotlighted Training: Successful Use of Online Social Networking for Investigations and Intelligence

by Kim Williams  -   June 5, 2014


NW3C is partnering with Cohen Training & Consulting, LLC (CTC) to offer a course designed to prepare criminal investigators and criminal intelligence analysts to utilize information available on social networking sites.

Other key learning points provided by the class include:

  • How the largest sites work, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat
  • What risks online social networking sites pose for undercover investigators
  • How to conceal the location from which the Internet is accessed when using online social networks
  • How to obtain free open-source information on suspects and intelligence targets using the Internet
  • How criminal organizations use online social networks to interact, identify victims and conceal their identities
  • Current trends in social media
  • How to prepare subject link analysis using social networking data

The instructor, Lt. Chuck Cohen, is the Managing Member of Cohen Training & Consulting, LLC, and has served with the Indiana State Police for over 19 years. As a renowned expert and speaker on the topic of online social networks and their application in criminal investigations and criminal intelligence gathering, Lt. Cohen is highly qualified to teach this course. He has given presentations on this topic for many years, including, most recently, the keynote address at the 2014 National Cyber Crime Conference in Boston, MA; and the 2011-2014 International Data Communications Conference in London, UK.

From Facebook to lesser known social media sites, such as TinyChat and Vibe, Lt. Cohen will demonstrate the risks and opportunities that social media platforms have created for law enforcement professionals. He will also review current trends, such as live streaming video, self-destructing content and the growth of mobile social networks.

Students with any level of familiarity with the Internet and computers will find this course beneficial. Registration is limited to law enforcement investigators and analysts only. Space is limited.

The next class is scheduled for July 30-August 1 in Ontario, California. Cost is $795.00. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.nw3c.org/training/commercial-products/98.


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