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


Fairfax, VA
Mon 03/16/2020 - Wed 03/18/2020
8:00am-5:00pm
Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters

12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

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 social media platforms, best practices for building an undercover profile, foundational knowledge related to the dark web, and the use of the dark web as an investigative tool. Instructors demonstrate both open-source and commercially-available investigative tools for social engineering, information gathering, and artifacts related to social media; as well as automated utilities to capture information and crawl websites.

Internet basics. IP address assignment; resolving domains and IP addresses; networking overview.

Popular sites. Facebook, Twitter, KiK Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram, tumblr, and more.

The dark web. Surface, deep, and dark web; how data flows through the internet. Who uses the dark web and how?

Tor. How to access Tor; how Tor traffic works; how a Tor Hidden Service works; installing and configuring the Tor Browser Bundle.

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

Recommended skills
This course is intended for law enforcement personnel with an interest in best practices for conducting and documenting an online investigation.

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.

Class Fee: $0
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