Dark Web Investigator

4-Day Advanced Course

A Real World Look at Investigations in the Dark Web

This course is designed for investigator to understand where to start their Darknet investigations and how to operate in this new environment. Investigators engaged in online investigations of any kind and those using open source (OSINT) analytics, will benefit greatly from this course. Crime analysts, National security investigators, crimes against children investigators, and drug investigators will especially benefit.

This is an advanced level course presented from an investigators point of view. Those with a non-technical background will also benefit from the material presented.

The content of this unique course is not offered anywhere else. The course material is supported by real world examples and incidents. This is not a general lecture course. This course will provide the student with the understanding of how to accomplish effective investigations of Darknet sites and users. The course will allow investigators to step up their investigative skills to meet the new challenges offered by the anonymity of the Darknet.

Course Overview

  • The Darknet/Dark Web, what it is and what it is not
  • To Tor or not to Tor
  • Tor and its use in an investigation
  • Cryptocurrency as misused by Criminals
  • Going Undercover on the Darknet
  • Darkweb legend building
  • ​Dark web investigative techniques
  • Technology and techniques to locate a suspect on the Darknet
  • Meta data use on the Internet in Images and documents
  • Target Attribution
  • Using web bugs and other technology to locate a suspect
  • Advanced Darknet/Dark Web Investigations, identifying the anonymous user
Course Price: $2,999
Todd G. Shipley is a globally recognized expert on Internet Investigations. He has 25 years of law enforcement experience. As a Detective Sergeant he supervised the Financial and Cybercrime units for the Reno, Nevada Police Department starting the first cybercrime unit in the State of Nevada. He is also a IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner. He writes on the topic of cybercrime and is co-author of Investigating Internet Crimes, An introduction to solving crimes in cyberspace. He is the featured Internet crime expert in the movie “Deepweb” directed by Alex Winter. He is a patent holder for online evidence collection. Mr. Shipley presents this and other subjects to government, law enforcement and investigators around the world. He is a guest lecturer for the Canadian Police College and the University of Nevada, Reno. His recent work with Interpol has been developing material and training on the Darkweb for international investigators and writing the Interpol manual for Darkweb investigations.
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Dec 13 2021 - Dec 16 2021


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Ferris State University


Ferris State University
College of Business building Room 110, 119 South St, Big Rapids, MI 49307,
Spyder Forensics


Spyder Forensics
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