Online Investigations for non-technical audiences

Online Investigations for Non-Technical Audiences

The severe threat of malicious activity such as hacking, defamation of privacy and denial-of-service attacks are becoming more recognised – firms of all size are raising security measures and adapting their internal systems to ensure they are integrating the latest cyber threat intelligence.


The objective of this course is to ensure that participants gain a basic understanding on minimizing reputational exposure, reducing one’s online search footprint, the various tools and techniques for online investigations, and the open-source and free resources available in this respect.

Who should attend:

The syllabus is primarily intended for investigators and other professionals from policing, financial services, retail and communications.

It is also suitable for professionals working within the financial services industry including Compliance officers and Money Laundering Reporting officers, those involved in operational risk management, audit or IT audit, fraud investigators, regulation, law enforcement, trade and commerce and individuals from bi-lateral development institutions and civil society organisations.

Syllabus :

  • Online footprints like cached results, archived pages, and IP addresses
  • Advanced search, Boolean tools, search alerts
  • Image search and reverse images searching
  • Social searches in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, meta-search engine, ID Checks
  • Multilingual searches
  • GeoLocation tools
  • The Deep Web

Key Features:

On completion, attendees will be equipped to conduct secure online investigations, while also being able to assess the online reputational exposure of their own organisations, family members and associates.

In-House Training

If you would like to discuss bringing this or another topic to your organization on an in-house basis please call us at 22274470 or email us at

DATES: 27 September

DURATION: 7 Hours / CPD units

LOCATION: Nicosia EIMF Premises

TIME: 09:00 – 17:00

FEES: €185 + VAT

Registration Form

You can register by sending the completed registration form above to or via fax to 2227 4475. If you need help completing the form, please give us a call at 2227 4470

Course Brochure

Trainer: Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson originally served as an operational drug enforcement officer and military intelligence officer in the Caribbean and Central America during the 1980s. He then became the Head of Fraud Control for Cable & Wireless plc in London, before moving on to technical security roles within Ericsson and Nortel which saw him working on complex projects and investigations worldwide.


Mark now works as a cybercrime and open source intelligence consultant and trainer to the UK Home Office, the City of London Police, the UK National Police Chief’s Council, CISI, WMA, ICA, MISTI, CIFAS and several other organisations. He has previously delivered international engagements for the United Nations and Europol