Investigators who have a deep understanding of online research strategies have a distinct advantage in today’s web-powered world.
Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
i-Sight Software has announced that it will offer a free webinar on conducting anonymous online investigations. The webinar will be presented by Certified Fraud Examiner and online investigation expert, author and trainer, Cynthia Hetherington, on July 10th at 2pm EST.
Gathering information about subjects in an investigation has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of social networks and open source information. But in many cases, investigators need to keep their identities hidden while searching, and this isn’t always as easy.
Many social networks and online information sources either allow the subjects of searches to see who has been searching them, or provide some fairly obvious clues as to who is looking at their information. So, when anonymity is important, investigators need to take steps to keep their identities hidden.
“By revealing your identity when doing online research on a subject in an investigation, you may tip off the subject and cause them to begin covering their tracks,” says Hetherington. “This can jeopardize your entire investigation and, depending on the nature of the investigation, could even put you in danger,” she says.
“Investigators who have a deep understanding of online research strategies have a distinct advantage in today’s web-powered world,” says Joe Gerard, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at i-Sight. “And part of being web-savvy is knowing how to find what you want without revealing your identity. We are so pleased to have Cynthia Hetherington onboard for this webinar as she has vast knowledge and years of experience in online investigation strategies.”
The webinar will cover:
- Best sources of information on investigation subjects
- Which information sources can be searched anonymously
- Tools to protect your identity while conducting online investigations
- Best practices for researching investigation subjects anonymously online
For more information and to register for the webinar, go http://i-sight.com/webinar-conducting-anonymous-online-investigations
About Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE
Cynthia has more than 20 years of experience in research, investigations and corporate intelligence. She is one of the most respected authorities on the topics of online investigations and online security. She combines her Master of Library Science, Master of Information Systems Management, experience as a Certified Fraud Examiner, and over 20 years of computer expertise to make her a leading practitioner in the online and Internet investigative industry.
Cynthia 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 related topics.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. The privately held firm provides solutions for investigative teams to improve corporate investigations of fraud, employee misconduct, ethics & compliance, security and legal incidents. For more information and resources related to corporate investigations, visit the company website at http://www.i-sight.com.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gerard, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales
800-465-6089 or j.gerard [at] i-sight.com