This is an in depth workshop on Dark Web Forensics investigations including technical details of how the dark web/TOR works, a tour of actual dark web markets; and specific investigative techniques or tools for dark web investigations.
Instructor-Led Courses (online, in-person)
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Dark Web Forensics Workshop – Live Online
November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
This one-day workshop is a complete guide to dark web investigations. Students will learn the technical issues of the dark web, and will be given a thorough tour of the dark web. Students will also be taught specific investigative techniques with examples for a wide range of investigative needs. This training is useful for any forensic investigator, but is particularly interesting to those trying to trace data leaks, financial crimes, and related crimes. This course includes a lot of hands on labs.
- Overview of TOR
- Tour of markets
- How to securely conduct a dark web investigation (i.e. keep your security and anonymity).
- How to analyze dark web market sites for flaws.
- Dark web crawlers
- A specific investigative process
I. Technical background
- a. TOR
- b. Tumblers
- c. Exit nodes
- II. Tour of markets
- a. Drug markets
- b. Financial crimes
- c. Deviant markets
- d. Terrorist markets
III. Investigative techniques
- a. Step by step process
- b. Specific guidance
- c. Tor Crawlers
- d. Keeping your identity safe and secure
Dr. Chuck Easttom is the author of 27 books, including several on computer security, forensics, and cryptography. His books are used at over 60 universities. He has also authored scientific papers on digital forensics, cyber warfare, cryptography, and applied mathematics. He is an inventor with 17 computer science patents. He holds a Doctor of Science in cyber security (dissertation topic: a study of lattice-based cryptographic algorithms for post quantum computing) and three master’s degrees (one in applied computer science, one in education, and one in systems engineering). He is currently working on a second doctorate in a bit different field, bio-engineering and nanotechnology (dissertation topic “The effects of nonlinear dynamics on nanotechnology and bioengineering”), due to complete summer 2020. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Senior Member of the ACM as well as a member of IACR (International Association of Cryptological Research) and INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering). He is also a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery). and a frequent speaker at conferences. He is a reviewer for six scientific journals and the Editor in Chief for the American Journal of Science and Engineering. He is a Professor of Practice at Capitol Technology University teaching graduate courses in computer science, electrical engineering, cybersecurity, and related areas as well as chairing doctoral dissertation committees. He also currently holds 45 industry certifications (CISSP, CASP, CEH, etc.)
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