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


Little Rock, AR
Mon 03/27/2023 - Wed 03/29/2023
8 AM - 5 PM Central
Arkansas State Police

1 State Police Plaza Drive
Classroom C
Little Rock, AR 72209

This course is funded through OJJDP. To register, you must be affiliated with an ICAC Task Force. Furthermore, you must agree to comply with the ICAC Operational and Investigative Standards. Please contact your ICAC task force commander if you have any questions about these standards.

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.

Students who complete this course and pass the post-test are eligible for 1.0 point toward the 3CE, 3CI, and 3CIA certifications.


Student Testimonials
"This training has helped me conduct online research on crimes including murder, capital murder, sexual coercion, and other crimes." -Waco, Texas

"This class has been useful in locating suspect information and is a critical part of my daily investigative techniques." -Missoula, Montana

Mandatory 100% Participation
To receive a certificate upon completion of this course, the following must be completed:
     • Score of 80% or above on post-test
     • Complete all in-class exercises

Cancellation
NW3C may cancel any class for any reason and without notice. NW3C is not responsible for non-refundable travel accommodations lost or rendered moot as a result of a class cancellation.


BYOD Course
This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course. You will use your own laptop computer for all in-class exercises.

Computer Requirements
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
Operating system.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, you will not be able to successfully complete the class. Prior to class, please check with your IT department to install the required software.
• Disconnect your VPN . Disconnect your work virtual private network (VPN). Being connected to the Internet through a VPN can block access to the virtual lab environment.

Mandatory Software Requirements
 Citrix Workspace App. Required to access our virtual lab environment and to complete the required hands-on practical exercises.
 Google Chrome. The recommended browser to launch our virtual lab environment.
• Webex Meetings. Required to enter our live online training environment, Webex Training Center.
• Webex Chrome Extension. Required to launch our live online training environment, Webex Training Center, and works hand-in-hand with the Webex Meetings application.

*Your attendance at this course is conditional upon your compliance with CDC, state, and local guidance regarding COVID-19 prevention. While CDC, state, and local guidance is designed to reduce the rate of COVID-19 infections, nothing can eliminate your risk of contracting COVID-19 or one of its variants. By attending this class, you acknowledge that you understand and are assuming the risk of contracting COVID-19. Due to the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19 guidance, infection rates, and safety standards, this class may be rescheduled or cancelled on short notice.

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