Cyber Investigation 201 - Social Media & Open Source Investigations SMOSI (Feb 2018)

Monday Feb 12, 2018 - 08:00am EST to Tuesday Feb 13, 2018 - 05:00pm EST
Event Description: 

The "Cyber Investigation 201 - Social Media and Open Source Investigations" 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 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. Students 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.

2650 NE East End Boulevard
Marshall, TX 75670
United States
Event Cost Information
Free to Law Enforcement
Space Available: 
25 seats
Organizer Information
Event POC: 
Glenda Humphrey
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