Advanced Darkweb Investigations: From Data Collection to Actionable Information (Live Remote)

Advanced Level Course

Course Overview

The Advanced darkweb Investigations course is designed to elevate examiners understanding of the Darkweb, focusing on data collection and transformation it into actionable intelligence. Operating primarily within the Linux environment, participants will acquire the skills and resources to navigate and investigate the Darkweb effectively

Course Description

Participants will primarily work within the Linux environment throughout the course, gaining essential skills and resources for Darkweb operations. The curriculum covers environmental factors unique to Linux that streamline Darkweb investigations, including setting up Debian on VirtualBox and configuring a Tor node. Students will also learn to utilize Parrot OS as an investigative platform, exploring its tools tailored for Darkweb investigations and leveraging Wireshark for network analysis.

A significant focus of the course is on setting up and utilizing Tor Onion Services on Debian, including establishing Darknet websites and conducting reconnaissance on Onion Services. Participants will learn to use Tor Browser’s Web Developer Tools and network functions for investigative purposes, alongside scanning techniques to identify weaknesses in Tor Onion Services.

Furthermore, the curriculum encompasses lawful exploitation of site vulnerabilities, Darkweb OSINT tools, evidence collection procedures on Linux, and operation of various Darknet networks such as I2P and Lokinet. Participants will also gain insight into crypto wallets on Linux and become familiar with common attack methods employed by Darkweb actors, including DDoS attacks and phishing sites.

By the conclusion of the course, participants will have developed advanced skills in Darkweb investigations, equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to collect actionable information and combat illicit activities within the Darkweb ecosystem.

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with computer command line usage, Linux-based operating systems, and the Python programming language.

By the end of this course, participants will have gained advanced proficiency in conducting Darkweb investigations within a Linux environment, enabling them to collect, analyze, and act upon critical intelligence effectively.

Students will receive
• Electronic copy of the course material.
• Step-by-step instructions for all exercises.
• Handouts and cheat-sheets used for quick reference
• Course Thumb drive with associated software and resource material.

The course material:
• All content is supported by real-world examples and incidents.
• The course provides the student with an understanding of how to apply effective investigative techniques to real-world cases.
• Todd demonstrates the threat the Darknet poses and the investigative techniques to expose criminals in this space.
• our objective is to allow investigators to increase their skills to meet the new challenges offered by Internet investigations the anonymity of the Darknet.

STRICTLY Law enforcement, Government, Armed forces, and Police ONLY

This course is designed for government and police investigators, 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, drug investigators will especially benefit. This is an advanced-level course presented from an investigator’s point of view. Those with a non-technical background will also benefit from the material presented. This is not a general lecture course and is for experienced investigators to learn advanced topics.

Course Price: £2,395 +VAT

About the Trainers

Todd Shipley, Spyder Forensics Snr. Developer and Trainer
Todd is an American Cyber Security expert and former President of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)) and a Certified Cyber Crime Investigator (NW3C). He is a retired Cyber Crimes Senior Detective Sergeant and a U.S.A.F combat veteran. He currently speaks and trains globally regarding technology investigations and the Darkweb. Todd has participated with the U.S. Dept. of Justice on several projects including as a planning panel member drafting manuals and guidance to assist law enforcement investigation of technology crimes. He co-authored the book Investigating Internet Crimes: An Introduction to Solving Crimes in Cyberspace. He has been a guest lecturer at the Canadian Police College’s Advanced OSINT course and as a subject matter expert assisting Interpol on Darknet investigations projects. Todd was featured as an expert on Internet investigations in the Alex Winter documentary movie “Deep Web”. As a senior course developer and trainer for Spyder Forensics, Todd is the team lead for many of our Investigator courses.llege, and the University of Nevada, Reno
Anna Truss, Spyder Forensics Snr. Developer and Trainer
Anna Truss is a highly skilled and respected professional in the field of digital forensics. With extensive experience as a forensic practitioner and trainer, Anna has made significant contributions to the examination and analysis of digital data. Anna has over 2 decades of IT experience and over 15 years of experience in digital forensics and cybersecurity. Anna is also a Founder and CEO of DefSec LLC, which offers cyber incident response and digital forensics services. Anna’s meticulous approach to digital forensics allows her to uncover crucial evidence that can be instrumental in criminal investigations, fraud cases, and cybersecurity incidents. She possesses a deep understanding of forensic tools and methodologies, staying abreast of the latest advancements in technology and digital forensic practices. In addition to her work as an examiner, Anna is also a dedicated trainer, sharing her knowledge and expertise with aspiring forensic professionals. Through workshops, seminars, and training programs, she imparts valuable skills in digital investigation, evidence preservation, and the interpretation of digital artifacts. Anna is a volunteer and trainer for IACIS, where she is a chair/developer/trainer for the Applied Scripting Forensics Techniques course and a developer/trainer for the Mobile Device Forensics course. She also teaches cyber security, web development and scripting courses at several colleges in the USA and serves as a senior course developer and trainer for Spyder Forensics. Anna Truss’s commitment to her field, her unwavering attention to detail, and her passion for training others make her a prominent figure in the realm of digital forensics. Her contributions continue to have a significant impact on the field, enhancing the capabilities of investigators and ensuring justice in the digital age.
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Apr 15 2024 - Apr 19 2024


UTC +3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


£2,395 +VAT


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