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Conducting effective social media investigations CPD workshop 14-15 June 2022

Held on MS Teams

The Investigator is hosting a two-day practical online workshop aimed at providing operational investigators, analysts and all frontline staff from police and other public bodies who conduct investigations with a working knowledge of how to conduct effective social media investigations.

Our workshop will be led by established open-source trainer, speaker and investigator Neil Smith and aims to equip delegates with a working knowledge of all the tools and techniques available for conducting effective social media investigations that are ethical and legally sound.

If you are a new to role open-source investigator or are more established in the role then this would also be the ideal refresher to help keep you updated with new sites and searching techniques.

A must-attend for all investigators

Social media sites contain a wealth of information about suspects, witnesses and victims that could prove vital to your investigation and transform the outcome of your case. It is vital tool in the armour of all investigators and not just those working in specialist units.

The world of social media is an ever-changing and evolving landscape with new sites appearing not just in the UK but internationally and so it’s vital that all investigators have a working knowledge of how to maximise evidential opportunities from social media. It also important to receive expert advice on how to glean this information in a legal and ethical way, while at the same time paying particular attention to your own digital footprint to avoid compromising your safety and the integrity of the investigation.

Our workshop will include the following information:

• An introduction to social media investigations and a look at what intelligence can be gleaned from the different sites

• A look at how this intelligence can be used in an investigation

• Golden rules for conducting legal and ethical searches and protecting your digital footprint

• Web browsing and tools for social media monitoring: using the most current tools to extract data and intelligence social media sites.

• Basic searching tips and techniques: opportunities, problems and pitfalls. Researching known associates

 

A look at the different social media sites you can search including:

  • Facebook

  • Instagram

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn & Similar Sites

  • VK

  • TikTok

  • YouTube

 

•  Issues around setting up fake accounts including the problems and pitfalls to avoid

• Researching images through reverse image searching

• Methodology to capture the intelligence and evidence – Using accepted online tools to capture intelligence or evidence.

AGENDA - BST

Day One
9.30am-9.40am:
Welcome and introduction, Carol Jenkins, The Investigator
9.40am-10.10am: Session One: An introduction to social media investigations and a look at what intelligence can be gleaned from the different sites and how this intelligence can be used in an investigation
10.10am-10.40am: Session Two: Golden rules for conducting legal and ethical searches and protecting your digital footprint

10.40am-11.00am: Break

11.00am-11.30am: Session Three: Issues around setting up fake accounts including problems and pitfalls to avoid.

11.30am-Noon: Session Four: Searching for an individual’s social media accounts, tips and techniques: opportunities, problems, and pitfalls.

Noon-12.30pm: Break

12.30pm-1.00pm: Session Five: Researching images through reverse image searching

1.00pm-1.20pm: Session Six: Web browsing and tools for social media monitoring: using the most current tools to extract data and intelligence social media sites.

1.20pm-1.40pm: Break

1.40pm-2.40pm: Session Seven: Researching Facebook accounts
2.40pm: Workshop closes
 
Day Two
9.30am-9.40am:
Welcome and introduction
9.40am-10.40am: Session One: Researching Instagram accounts

10.40am-11.00am: Break

11.00am-11.30am: Session Two: Researching Twitter accounts

11.30am-Noon: Session Three: Researching Linked accounts and similar sites

Noon-12.30pm: Break

12.30pm-1.00pm: Session Four: Researching TikTok and YouTube accounts

1.00pm-1.30pm: Session Five: Researching VK & OK accounts

1.30pm-1.45pm: Session Six: Methodology to capture the intelligence and evidence – Using accepted online tools to capture intelligence or evidence.

1.45pm-2.00pm: final questions
2.00pm: Workshop closes.

HOW TO BOOK

Cost: £325.00 + VAT (GBP) per delegate

 
Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to booking@the-investigator.co.uk or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 

 

Under no circumstances will a delegate be able to register using a free webmail address (ie: gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, AOL etc) but you can use one to login into Teams once your work email has been verified.

Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%). 

The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.

Terms and conditions

NB: the price quoted is for one delegate to view the event live at the time of transmission. We do not provide copies of the recording to be viewed at a later date as our events are not open access events and we hold the copyright.  Reproduction without prior consent is strictly prohibited.