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Seminar Title:  
Investigative Techniques Using Social Networking Sites

DATES:  9/21/2020 through 9/23/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Glenn Bard

LOCATION:  Ascension Parish Sheriff's Dept Training Center - 9094 St Landry Road, Gonzales, LA  70737

HOTEL:  Clarion Inn & Conference Center  - Gonzales, LA  800-946-5432
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Glenn Bard

Glenn Bard is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class and U.S. Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 Glenn began Computer Crime Investigations for the PA State Police and has since investigated crimes across the United States ranging from Child Pornography to Criminal Homicide. Glenn has also conducted forensic examinations for city, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies including the FBI, US Postal Inspectors, and I.C.E. as well as foreign governments.

Due to his training and experience, Glenn has been certified as an expert in Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and the United States Federal Court System in the areas of Digital Forensics, Cellular Technology and Computer Technology. Glenn has also been certified as an expert Instructor in the State of Maryland.

Prior to retiring, Glenn was selected by the US Attorney's office in Pittsburgh and OPDAT to teach computer crime investigations and computer forensics in Tirana, Albania.

Additionally, he has been a speaker for organizations of all sizes and types, both public and private, to include the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police, Federal Fraternal Order of Police, and the Institute of Law Enforcement Education, among many others.

Several of the cases Glenn has worked on have received National coverage, to include Fox News, Dateline, the Associated Press, Yahoo!, the New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune Review and more.

Additionally, Glenn has received numerous awards during his military and police career, including Honorable Discharges from both the United States Army and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Glenn is the Chief Technical officer for PATCtech, overseeing all Digital Forensic and Data Services. Glenn has acted as technical consultant and/or personally developed Computer Forensic Programs at multiple Colleges, to include Westmoreland County Community College where he was a faculty instructor prior to retiring.

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives

Capturing live digital evidence from social networks sites (Facebook, Twitter and Google+), computers and computer networks using Internet tools, linux previewing utilities and software applications

This PATCtechtraining module targets three essential and unique elements associated with the investigation and recovery of digital evidence. Registration for this training module does not require an advanced understanding of computer related skills, and is designed for all parties directly involved in crime scene procedures, evidence preservation and criminal investigations.

* NOTE: A PC based laptop is useful for the course; however, it is not required for successful completion.

Social Networking:
This portion of the class is designed for detectives, school resource officers, and anyone involved in conducting investigations involving social networking sites for the purpose of administrative or criminal investigations.

Primary Topics for this section of the course include the following:

  • Introduction to the various Social Networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others;
  • Steps to preserving a social networking profile;
  • Determining the identity of a profile's creator;
  • Steps to set up an undercover profile;
  • How to use an undercover profile for information gathering;
  • How to use available tools that aid in the investigation of social networking profiles;
  • Artifacts that Social Networking sites leave on a computer system.

On-Scene Previewing Utilities:
This portion of the class is designed for the first responder, probation or parole officer, or any other person with a need to preview a live computer on scene without changing important information on the computer system.

Primary Topics for this section of the course include the following:

  • Introduction to several different types of On-Scene Previewing Utilities available for previewing a running computer system;
  • Proper use of each of the On-Scene Previewing Utilities on a running computer system;
  • How to conduct a targeted search for pictures, videos, documents and other types of digital evidence;
  • How to copy the contents of the computer's RAM on a live machine.

Network Seizure:

This portion of the class is designed for the first responder, raid team leader, or any other person with the responsibility of conducting search warrants on networks in a home or commercial setting.

Primary Topics for this section of the course include the following:

  • The different types of networks that one can anticipate encountering, including simple home networks to large business networks;
  • Descriptions and functions of different types of network hardware;
  • Proper shut down procedures for network hardware;
  • Obtaining evidence from servers;
  • Identifying and locating network attached storage;
  • Conducting analysis of routers on scene.


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