Online Investigations Using Deep Web Searches: A Webinar With Cynthia Hetherington

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This webinar looks beyond the obvious into social networks and other publicly available sources to locate assets, discover leaks, protect reputations, track down anonymous users and expand the arsenal of resources available to investigators.

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  • 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.Ms. 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.
  • Online Investigations Using Deep Web Searches: A Webinar With Cynthia Hetherington

    1. 1. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceOnline Investigations Using Deep Web Searches Cynthia Hetherington Hetherington Group Hetheringtongroup.com
    2. 2. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceIntroduction Cynthia Hetherington 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. Joe Gerard Joe Gerard is the VP of Sales & Marketing at i-Sight, a leading provider of web-based case management software for corporate investigations. He’s worked with companies like Dell, Coke, Allstate, BP and more than 100 others to implement improved investigative processes that leverage best practices and case management.
    3. 3. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceCynthia is a… • Librarian • Analyst • Security Practitioner • Investigator • Author of:  Business Background Investigators  The Manual to Online Public Records  Web of Deceit  Data2Know.com: Internet & Online Intelligence Newsletter
    4. 4. Social Media and Online Due DiligencePoll Poll Question #1
    5. 5. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceOnline Investigative Scenarios  Security: Watching protestors online.  Loss Prevention: Locate goods in craigslist.com and intellectual property on Myspace.com  Competitive Intelligence: Google.com - confidential <company name> filetype:ppt  Opposition Research: Grab Form 990’s on your non-profits  Asset Forfeiture: Getting divorced? Funding Terror? Hunting fraudsters?  Due Diligence: Conduct due diligence quickly and cheaply.  Criminal Actions: Trace cellphone, PO Box & elusive email.
    6. 6. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceThe Law • Legal issues are best covered with your legal counsel. • The law varies depending on your purpose: • Hiring • Investigations • Vetting • In Germany an employer can look at Linkedin, but not Facebook for hiring. • There really are no definitive rules on investigating in Social Networks anywhere on the planet.
    7. 7. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceOnline Investigations Using Deep Web Searches Open Sources
    8. 8. Social Media and Online Due DiligencePublic Records• Litigation history • Financial records• Media history • Vendor & supplier• Business & personal relationships affiliations • Board appointments• SEC filings • Liens, Judgments & UCCs• Corporate records • Subsidiaries & franchises• Regulatory history • Physical assets• Property records • Intellectual property• Academic records • Political & charitable causes Depending on the country, public records do exist, but are not as readily available or legal to obtain.
    9. 9. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceWhat can we look at in open source?
    10. 10. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceDomaintools.com
    11. 11. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceProxy’ed Domain Words to look for: • WhoisGuard • Domains by Proxy • Protected • Secure • Private
    12. 12. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceScroll up and look for the tabs Select Server Stats Then click the IP Address
    13. 13. Social Media and Online Due Diligence Leads!
    14. 14. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceCheck out Donnellyweb.com
    15. 15. Social Media and Online Due DiligencePoll Poll Question #2
    16. 16. Social Media and Online Due DiligencePublic Information • Business profile • Intellectual property • Academic history • Political & charitable causes • Business connections • Photos of yourself, your • Personal affiliations family and friends • Hobbies • Videos inside facilities • Sports teams • Where you are and what you • Opinions are doing every minute of the day! • Work schedule • Updates on family events • Height, weight, gender • Drug habits • Travel schedule • Illnesses • Caffeine or no? • Sexual preferences
    17. 17. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceNobody Seems Concernedo Children are posting o Predatorso Business Professionals are posting o Competitors and Bosses are watchingo Everyone’s posting o Reality TV meet Reality Blogger Some examples of over exposure!
    18. 18. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceThe Weakest Link • Vincent "Make everyday the best day of your entire life!!!!" • Male 24 years old • Clifton, NEW JERSEY Works for Large German Manufacturing Company • Former Marine Are those network schematics?
    19. 19. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceHello? • Employed by: • Large German Manufacturing Company Passaic, NJ, US Computer Programmer 01/04....CURRENTCENSORED
    20. 20. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceMeet Peter from Happy Family Company • Male 22 years old Los Angeles, CA • HFC Feature Animation • Burbank, CA, US • Programmer, Editorial/Post- Production Technical Department • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory • Livermore, CA, US • Computer Programmer Intern, Defense Nuclear Technology Peter’s packing!
    21. 21. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceOnline Investigations Using Deep Web Searches Social Network Searches
    22. 22. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceGoing Beyond Google• kiwipulse.co.nz • Archive.org• myspace.com • Zoominfo.com• orkut.com • Xanga.com• technorati.com • Guidestar.org• Icerocket.com • Facebook.com• Ebay.com • Linkedin.com• Flickr.com • Spoke.com• friendwise.com • Spokeo.com• Blogs.com • Match.com• lococitato.com • Cuil.com• yoname.com • Alt.com• youtube.com • Bebo.com• twitter.com • Imeem.com• Hi5.com • Delver.com• Feedfinder.com
    23. 23. Social Media and Online Due DiligencePoll Poll Question #3
    24. 24. Social Media and Online Due Diligence
    25. 25. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceZabasearch.com – US Public Records
    26. 26. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceCanada Source
    27. 27. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceFacebook
    28. 28. Social Media and Online Due Diligence
    29. 29. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceLococitato.com Map him to find out his connections
    30. 30. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceOnline Investigations Using Deep Web Searches Real Time Searches
    31. 31. Social Media and Online Due DiligencePipl.com
    32. 32. Social Media and Online Due DiligencePoll Poll Question #4
    33. 33. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceSocial Network Searching & Tracking • Bing.com/social – Any mention on Facebook & Twitter • Pipl.com – Locate profiles in Social Networks • Icerocket.com – Twitter and Myspace searches • Spokeo.com – Search and Track • Monitter.com – Search and Track Twitter Users • Yoname.com – Search (email searching notifies the email address you searched)
    34. 34. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceVideos • Youtube.com • You can search directly in the largest network of video material available. • Video.google.com • If you don’t have access to YouTube, go to its parent Google. In addition to YouTube, Google captures videos from other feeds, so it’s a bigger search!
    35. 35. Social Media and Online Due DiligencePhotos • Photobucket.com • Picasa.com • Flickr.com • Images.google.com and images.bing.com • Remember to search by name, company name, username and everything else that identifies that subject.
    36. 36. Social Media and Online Due DiligenceQuestions? If you have any questions, please submit them now. Thank you for taking the time to attend today’s webinar. If you have any questions about the information covered in the webinar, please contact: Joe Gerard Cynthia Hetherington jgerard@i-sight.com ch@hetheringtongroup.com

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