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Evidence From Open Source Internet Searches

Open sources are the foundation for establishing context to all investigations, most especially social media cases. This session will cover the open source materials available for developing well-rounded investigations.

Content Description

An undeniable amount of background investigations and case research can be developed from newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs and other open source material.

This session, with US expert Cynthia Hetherington, will cover the traditional media resources and open public record sites for finding that key information and developing well-rounded investigations.

It will cover the professional fee based tools, and the very useful and handy free resources available

Learning Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Identify key resources available to investigators that go unused because they are not marketed to our industry
  • Learn to leverage fee versus the free systems for the most benefit to your research
  • Explain where the overlap of one aggregated service (news, social media monitoring and geo-fencing) is at and how to shop and pay accordingly

Be a more effective investigator by making the most of open source material in your investigations

Cynthia Hetherington, CFE has more than 20 years of experience in research, investigations, and corporate intelligence. She is the founder of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm focusing on intelligence, security, and investigations. Cynthia was the leader of Aon Consulting’s Corporate Strategic Intelligence group. She was also named the 2012 James Baker Speaker of the Year for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


Topic: Audit & Assurance, Business Mindset

Sub-Topic: Forensic Accounting, Information & Communication Technology

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: 1 hours