This course provides expert guidance in the skills law enforcement officers need to conduct successful online investigations. Topics include IP addresses and domains, an overview of currently popular online social media platforms, best practices for building an undercover profile, foundational knowledge related to the dark web, and recovery of forensic evidence from the dark web. Instructors demonstrate both open source and commercially available investigative tools for evidence collection and recovery of forensic artifacts associated with online social networking and online social media. Automated tools to crawl websites and preserve online evidence are also demonstrated.
Key concepts covered in this course include:
- Internet basics
- Popular sites
- The dark web
Participants must be affiliated with an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.