Social Media Intelligence Training
3 Day Course: Effective methods for using social media & Internet as investigative tools
“Searching safely, efficiently and effectively!”
Course date: 23rd, 24th & 25th May 2016
Venue: 21A Albert Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7JS, U.K.
Digital devices and online communications are now commonly used as instruments for criminal activities. Due to exponential increase in use of social media and mobile data, there is also a wealth of intelligence available from online sources. This may be useful for internal or external investigations, screening, recovering stolen goods or other intelligence reconnaissance
Course details: A three day open source practical course aimed at developing delegates’ skills in understanding the Internet & social media and how to effectively search them for information and intelligence for investigation purposes
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Class size: Class sizes are restricted to a maximum of 8 delegates per 3 day course.
Requirements: To partake in the course, all delegates must already be able to use a PC and web browser. A basic understanding of social media and smart phones would also be advantageous, but not essential.
Objective: To gain practical skills and knowledge to effectively carry out online investigations in a safe and structured manner.
Pre-course preparation: All delegates will be required to create an email account and some social media passive accounts prior to the event. Details for this will be provided before the course begins.
Facilities: Each delegate will be given the use of an Internet-connected PC for the duration of the course and they will be issued with electronic PDF copies of course materials. Lunch is provided, along with drinks at break times (please notify us beforehand of any special dietary needs). The venue is a 2 minute walk from Tamworth train station and there are public car parks opposite it.
The trainer: The course will be delivered by David Benford MSc, who is an internationally renowned digital intelligence and forensics expert, specialising in criminal risks derived from social media and emerging technologies. As well as training military, law enforcement, government operatives and corporations in this field, David lectures in cybercrime and digital forensics at the University of Derby. He is an experienced digital forensic scientist, a published academic and recently has delivered specialist training to organisations such as the European Council, European Commission Security Directorate, multiple police agencies globally, as well as military, logistics industries, intelligence agencies and diplomats
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