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.
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
participate in live demonstrations, students must use a Gmail account to create
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts prior to coming to class.
All classes are subject to
cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class
registration threshold is not met.