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FSCT 0090 - Internet & Social Media Investigative Techniques

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

​This three day, Instructor led synchronous online workshop will provide students with the latest techniques used to effectively gather online information for investigative purposes relating to persons, companies, and other assets. Students will be introduced to the methods of gathering online intelligence through social media platforms, search engines, and dark web searches. In addition, students will learn how to assess potential counter-intelligence concerns. Particular emphasis will be placed on heightened awareness and the "paper trail" investigators may leave behind when using internet investigation tools. Approaches to maintain privacy and security when carrying out online investigations will also be explored, and students will be introduced to a variety of online search methodologies.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$499.99

Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 64272

Mon May 24 - Wed May 26 3 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 24 - May 26 Mon/Tue/Wed 08:30 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Martin Hurst

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$499.99

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact BCIT_Forensics@BCIT.ca for departmental approval to register. This synchronous workshop which runs over 3 days ONLINE deals with social media investigations regarding Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, Legal Studies, Website Architecture exploitation, Archived information, Deep Web and Dark Web.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the basis of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Social Media Intelligence (SMINT).
  • Use advanced internet searching tools and techniques to conduct online investigations.
  • Understand advanced web browser usage, and apply techniques for searching the surface, deep, and dark web surfaces.
  • Develop an internet search plan for operational use.
  • Understand operational challenges that face the user when using online information.
  • Demonstrate how to implement the covert usage of social media.
  • Understand the dangers of personal & professional use of social media.

Effective as of Winter 2015

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