ICAC-CI102 Basic Cyber Investigations: Dark Web & Open Source Intelligence  (3 Days)


Live Online Training
Tue 10/06/2020 - Thu 10/08/2020
9 AM - 5 PM Eastern
Class

This course is funded through OJJDP. To register for this class, you must be affiliated with an ICAC Task Force. Furthermore, you must agree to comply with the Best Practices and Standards established by ICAC. If you have any questions about the ICAC Best Practices and Standards, please contact your ICAC commander.

Course description
This course provides expert guidance in the skills law enforcement officers need to conduct successful online investigations. Topics include IP addresses and domains, an overview of currently popular online social media platforms, best practices for building an undercover profile, foundational knowledge related to the dark web, and recovery of forensic evidence from the dark web. Instructors demonstrate both open source and commercially available investigative tools for evidence collection and recovery of forensic artifacts associated with online social networking and online social media. Automated tools to crawl websites and preserve online evidence are also demonstrated.

Key concepts covered in this course include:      
     • Internet basics
     • Popular sites
     • The dark web
     • Tor

To participate in live demonstrations, students must use a Gmail account to create Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts prior to coming to class.

Cancellation
All classes are subject to cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class registration threshold is not met.


  Lab Requirements

Live Online Training Computer Hardware Mandatory Requirements

Live online classes are a convenient way to take our traditional in-person, instructor-led training from your own computer. When attending these classes, you will receive the same presentations and hands-on practical exercises that you would in our in-person classes. As such, having proper computer hardware to complete the course is required.

The hands-on practical exercises are intensive, critical to understanding the material being taught, and required to successfully complete the class. If your computer hardware does not meet the mandatory requirements listed below, your experience in taking the class will be less than ideal and may also impact other students while the instructors take time to troubleshoot hardware and software problems.

Mandatory Operating System Requirements
• Your computer must be running Microsoft Windows 10 or macOS v10.12 or later.
• Make sure your operating system is fully updated prior to class.
Smartphones and tablets are prohibited.
Local administrator access is required. If you do not have administrative rights on the computer, troubleshooting efforts will be incredibly difficult if not impossible.
• You will need to download files and install applications/plugins to successfully complete this training.

Mandatory Hardware Requirements
Dual monitors. You will need one monitor to join the online classroom, view presentations, see the instructor’s shared screen, and interact with the instructor(s). The second monitor is needed to join and use the virtual lab environment to complete hands-on practical exercises. Not being able to see both interfaces (the online classroom, and virtual lab environment) simultaneously will make it difficult, if not impossible to successfully complete hands-on practical exercises. Large screen monitors, trying to run the two different interfaces split screen, will NOT work.
• Multiple computers can also work as a substitute to having multiple monitors. Again, being able to see the two interfaces, full screen, simultaneous will be key to the successful completion of this training.
• A hard-wired, high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended. A wireless Internet connection may be sufficient; however, a wired connection will improve latency and buffering, and will also provide better connection speeds and stability overall.
• Disconnect your work virtual private network (VPN). Being connected to the Internet through a VPN can block access to the virtual lab environment.
Microphone and speakers. This is an interactive, live-training class and a microphone is required to interact with the instructor(s), ask questions, give answers, and provide insights to help enhance the overall class experience. We recommend a headset, headphones, or earbuds to eliminate feedback and echo when using your microphone.

Please have the following software installed prior to class:
• Download and install the Google Chrome web browser, if you do not already have it installed. It is the recommended web browser to launch our virtual lab environment.
• Download and install the Citrix Workspace App, which is required to access our virtual lab environment and to complete the required hands-on practical exercises.
• Download and install the Webex Chrome Extension, which is required to launch our live online training environment, Webex Training Center, and works hand-in-hand with the Webex Meetings application.
• Download and install the Webex Meetings, which is required to enter our live online training environment Webex Training Center.

If you have any questions regarding the mandatory minimum hardware requirements, please contact liveonline@nw3c.org.

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