CP OSNII - Successful Use of Online Social Networking for Investigations and Intelligence (Feb 8, 2018)

Thursday Feb 08, 2018 - 08:00am EST to Friday Feb 09, 2018 - 05:00pm EST
Event Description: 

This two-day course provides students with an up-to-date understanding of how social networking sites work and how members act and interact. Students 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:

  • 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 websites, including: 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.
  • Understand 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 massive 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.


    NOTICE: Course contains graphic content including profanity, and sexual and violent images.

This course is ideal for analysts and investigators. 

Greater Houston Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory
13333 Northwest Freeway Suite #400 (4th Floor)
Houston, TX 77040
United States
Event Cost Information
(you could save $59 by joining the IACECP.)
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Organizer Information
Event Organization: 
National White Collar Crime Center
Event POC: 
Robin Elkins
Event POC Email: 
Event POC Phone: 
8042736932 ext. 3388
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