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Seminar Title:  
Internet Tools for Criminal Investigators

DATES:  11/2/2020 through 11/3/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Glenn Bard

LOCATION:  League City Police Department - 555 W. Walker Street, League City, TX  77573

HOTEL:  Hampton Inn & Suites - League City, TX  1-281-614-5437
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 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

Course Objectives:
The primary objectives of this course are to familiarize the law enforcement officer and investigator with using the Internet and online applications as tools for criminal investigations, and the fundamental procedures for investigating crimes occurring online.

Primary Topics for This Course Include:

Review of Internet Basics Such as IP addressing: How IP addressing works, and how Geo Graphic IP addressing can be used to determine an approximate location prior to identifying the suspect. And a review of IPv4 and IPv6.

E-mail Investigations: Including how e-mails travel the internet, how they can be intercepted and altered and other wildcards such as Outlook and Gmail and how they change the steps for tracing the source of the e-mail.

Online Fraud and Identity Theft: The many ways that online fraud can occur, from Spam emails, to phishing to fake websites. We will discuss many ways that identity theft occurs including: skimming, E-mail scams, and account hacking and more.

Social Media Websites: This block will cover everything from how to copy and save Facebook, Craigslist and other pages, to using Facebook and Twitter as a tool. Additionally, we will discuss the artifacts that are left on a computer system after it has visited a Facebook page. And lastly we will also discuss how the suspects are using Facebook, Twitter and others as well.

Internet Predators: This block focuses current trends used by predators to locate and groom children. Additionally, we will focus on rules and procedures that must be followed by Investigators when conducting proactive chat investigations.

Anonymizers, TOR, and Proxy Servers: We will discuss how each of them work, how to identify them and whether they can be traced.

Hacking: This block will focus on the basic forms of hacking to include unlawful access to networks, logic bombs and Denial of Service attacks and how each of them may be investigated.

Case Law: The class will focus on Federal case law pertinent to computer crimes and computer search and seizure.

Federal Rules of Electronic Discovery: What can be seized, examined and what is off limits.

How to Design a department policy concerning internet usage and online investigations: The course will end with how to design a proper SOP for internet usage, computer investigations and proactive investigations. This may protect the investigator and the department from civil liability. Additionally, it will help enhance the ability to prosecute the crimes, as well as ensure that investigators arenít causing more harm than good when conducting proactive investigations.

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