Social Media and Open Source Investigations

Course length

16

About the course

This 2 day course provides students with an understanding of how the most current social networking sites work and the steps to integrate this information into their criminal investigation. This course will also provide the tools and techniques to gather information from open source sites to help in connecting an investigator to these social networks.
Instruction
• Become familiar with the latest open source sites to include PIPL, Spokeo, Google, and the techniques used to gather information from these sites.
• Be familiar with the operation of the largest sites, to include: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram and the legal process to obtain information within these sites.
• Understand how criminal organizations use online social networks to identify and recruit potential victims.
• Learn how to identify real-life intelligence targets by building undercover social media sites.

TRAINING DAY ONE

Course Overview/Pre-test
Understanding Social Networking
Understanding Open Source Sites
Advanced Open Sources Searching Techniques
Search Engines
People Searches
Dating Sites
Classified Auction Sites
Mobile Apps for Law Enforcement

TRAINING DAY TWO

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Snapchat
Securing Static and Live Accounts
Pictures and Locations
Warrant Considerations
Case Studies
Live Training