This 2-day course provides students an up-to-date understanding of how social
networking sites work and how members act and interact. Student will learn what
information is available on various sites and how to integrate that information
into criminal investigations and criminal intelligence analysis.
The course is designed for criminal intelligence analysts, special agents,
and other investigators.
Students with any level of familiarity with the Internet and computers, from
beginning to advanced, will find this course beneficial.
A Few Key Learning Points:
NOTICE: Course contains graphic content including profanity, and
sexual and violent images.
- Have a clear understanding how criminals exploit social communities through
case studies and live online examples.
- Become acquainted with the
latest mobile social networking technology and platforms, including geotagged
photographs, Life360, and mobile VoIP.
- Be familiar with the operation of the
largest sites, to include: Twitter®, Facebook®, Youtube®, Ask.fm®, Snapchat®,
Foursquare®, and Tumblr®.
- Learn various ways of concealing the location from
which the Internet is accessed when using online social networks.
how criminal organizations use online social networks to interact, identify
victims, and conceal their identity.
- Receive extensive information on the
two leading trends in online social networks—microblogging and mobilization.
- Become acquainted with the latest mobile social networking technology and
platforms, including geolocation.
- Explore the phenomena of virtual worlds
and massively multi-player games, and understand how criminals recruit,
communicate, and launder money in these environments.
- Learn about the risk
to law enforcement officers, especially undercover investigators, posed by
online social networking, social media, and viral videos.
- Learn how to identify real-life intelligence targets by
participating in the virtual world of social networking.