Exploring the possibilities with Open Source INTelligence

  • 26 May 2022
  • 12:30 - 13:30
  • Zoom Virtual Meeting

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Exploring the possibilities with Open Source INTelligence

Information is power and having access to the most accurate, up-to-date, and relevant intelligence is vital to a successful online investigation.

In today’s technologically advanced world fraudsters have been utilising the internet to assist them in a multitude of online frauds including fake accounts, websites, or dark market sites to sell the proceeds of their crime.  To hide their identity fraudsters will use the internet and the opportunities it provides to reduce the chances of them getting caught.

Whilst the internet provides fraudsters this opportunity to muddy the waters around them, it also offers an investigator the prospect of tracking the digital footprints left behind utilizing OSINT skills.  Open-Source INTelligence (OSINT) is becoming a vital source to the fraud investigator as it offers access to un-classified information including social networks, forums, business websites, blogs, videos, photos and news sources.

Many organisations are now looking to OSINT for the prediction, prevention, investigation, and prosecution of fraudsters whilst looking to maximise their search without leaving digital footprints.  Dr Stephen Hill will be presenting the latest tools and techniques using open source intelligence and will demonstrate how to use it to trace suspects and witnesses as well as gathering intelligence on organisations and entities.

Speaker Bio:

Dr Stephen Hill, BSc (Hons), MLPI, CIIP, CFE, PhD. Managing Director, Hill Bingham Ltd

Dr Stephen Hill is the managing director of Hill Bingham Ltd.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and expert trainer with over 25 years’ experience providing services to the private and public sector in fraud & cybercrime risk management, data security and internet investigations & open-source intelligence.

Stephen spent 12 years as a Trustee Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel and is now a special advisor. He is an honorary member on the steering committee of the London Fraud Forum and sits on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) UK Chapter committee. He is the co-director of Fraud Training Ltd an ACFE ‘Authorised Training Organisation’ and the exclusive provider of the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Exam Review Course for the United Kingdom.

Stephen spent over 2 years training the National Crime Agency and their National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) and has since become a National Crime Agency Special advising on OSINT and internet investigations.

He has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe, UAE and SE Asia, US and Australia & New Zealand aimed at both corporate and regulatory sectors including running a special cyber security and OSINT course in Abu Dhabi for ADAA (Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority).  In addition, he has trained UK and European police forces including the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorist Group (SO15), Lithuania’s Cyber Crime Unit, Home Office and HMRC.

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