By searching deep web sources, including public records and social networks and combining information from these searches, you can uncover information and connections that are otherwise difficult to find.
Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) July 10, 2013
Anyone involved in investigations needs to have solid online research skills. To help investigators hone these skills, i-Sight Software has partnered with online investigations expert Cynthia Hetherington to offer a series of three webinars, under the title of Mastering Online Investigations, focused on specific aspects of online research.
“In today’s investigative world, we’re seeing every investigation having some sort of online component,” says Hetherington. “And since Google only covers one per cent of what’s available on the internet, it’s important to know how to get to the online sources of the information you need. By searching deep web sources, including public records and social networks and combining information from these searches, you can uncover information and connections that are otherwise difficult to find,” she says.
“Finding the information you need online requires more than a simple Google search,” adds Joe Gerard, VP Marketing and Sales at i-Sight Software. “You can spend days plugging in searches and come up empty-handed. Time is critical in an investigation, so it’s important for investigators to understand the resources available, and use them to their full potential. We’re so happy to have Cynthia Hetherington back by popular demand to teach our webinar attendees about these specific aspects of online research.”
The three one-hour webinars in the Mastering Online Investigations series will cover the following topics:
•Private Company Due Diligence - Learn the tools and resources used by experienced online analysts for finding and vetting information about private companies in the US.
•Investigating with Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn - Examine the unique aspects of each social media network, and learn how to get behind the scenes of some of the more difficult accounts discreetly.
•Expert Witness Background Checks – Learn the method and resources to use when researching and verifying the backgrounds and credentials of expert witnesses.
For more information and to register for i-Sight’s webinars, go to http://i-sight.com/mastering-online-investigations/
About Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE
Cynthia has more than 20 years of experience in research, investigations and corporate intelligence and is one of the most respected authorities on online investigations and online security. Her Master of Library Science, Master of Information Systems Management, experience as a Certified Fraud Examiner, and more than 20 years of computer expertise make her a leading practitioner in the online and Internet investigative industry.
Hetherington has been recognized for her work in overseeing national and international investigations for Fortune 500 companies, law enforcement, government agencies, private investigators, fraud examiners, and security analysts. She has provided numerous corporate security officials, military intelligence units, and federal, state and local agencies with training on online intelligence practices. Cynthia is also the Editor-in-chief of Data2know.com: Internet & Online Intelligence Newsletter and has co-authored articles on steganography, computer forensics, Internet investigations and other security-focused monographs for other industry publications.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm works with investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at http://i-sight.com/blog/
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or media(at)i-sight(dot)com