CI 201 - Social Media & Open Source Intelligence (May 21 2018)

Monday May 21, 2018 - 08:00am EDT to Tuesday May 22, 2018 - 05:00pm EDT
Event Description: 

This course covers the skills investigators need to conduct successful online investigations involving social media. Topics include internet basics, such as IP addresses and domains; an overview of currently popular social media platforms; and best practices for building an online undercover profile. Instructors will 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.

Course structure:

  • Internet basics. Learn about IP address assignment, resolving domains and IP addresses, and networking.
  • Popular sites. Receive an overview of Facebook, Twitter, KiK Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr, and more.
  • Tools and techniques. Explore open-source and commercial products. Learn to capture information and artifacts, crawl websites, and engage in social engineering, as well as best practices for investigative user accounts.
  • Hands-on experience. Use many different free open-source advanced search techniques, sites, and tools to help socially engineer and gather information. Participate in live demonstrations. (Requires Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.)

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Instructors conduct live demonstrations using sites that require login credentials. Sutdents who want to participate and follow along must use a Gmail account to create accounts on the following sites prior to coming to class: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC)
2 Schwarzkopf Drive (Building 18), Floor 1
Trenton, NJ 08628
United States
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Damita Jones
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