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Successful Use of Online Social Networking for Investigations and Intelligence

This 2½-day course provides students with an up-to-date understanding of how social networking sites work and how to integrate online information into investigations and intelligence analysis.

Students with any level of familiarity with the Internet and computers will find this course beneficial.

Key Learning Points:

  • 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
  • What risks online social networking sites pose for undercover investigators
  • 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
  • How the largest sites work, including Twitter®, Facebook®, YouTube® and Snapchat®

A CD of the presentation and resources covered in this course will be provided to students.




There are currently no scheduled classes for this course. If you are interested in knowing when the next class might be offered or would like more information in general please see the training contact information on this page.


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Forensics Tool Testing

National Institute of Standards and Technology

In an effort to enhance its support for law enforcement at the state and local level, NW3C participates in the National Institute for Science and Technology’s Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) steering committee.

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Phone:   (877) 628-7674
Email: training@nw3c.org

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