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MARCH 2018

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APRIL 2018


Conducting Cyber Research and Analysis in the Dark Web - Jersey City


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT
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Verisk Building
545 Washington Blvd
21st Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07310

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*Discounted rate for Government, NCFTA Partners & Students - inquire before registering: [email protected]

  • 3 day course
  • All course materials will be provided
  • May count toward CPE credits (check with your accreditation department)
  • Certificate of completion will be provided upon fulfillment of training requirements

Course Description

The National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) offers training courses on the current cyber-threat landscape on both the clearnet and the dark web to law enforcement, industry and academia. This training course combines lectures and hands-on work with NCFTA personnel.


This immersive course is based on the current cyber criminal threat landscape as seen on both the clear net and dark web, and will provide attendees with a basic understanding of cyber threats, who the threat actors are, how they operate, how to conduct basic online investigations, how to interact online without compromising yourself, and how to become operational across both the clear net and dark web. This training will be hands-on, with attendees working directly with NCFTA personnel. Attendees will become familiar with a variety of open source tools and how to leverage those tools to assess and profile international threat actors. There are no prerequisites for this training.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the ongoing cyber threat
  • Review NCFTA process for building a machine for conducting online research
  • Understand the TOR network, how it works, and how to access it; also, familiarize students with I2P and Freenode
  • Find and navigate the 'dark web' forums/marketplaces using the TOR network
  • Conduct online research to identify threats to your organization
  • Create a target profile report through the use of various research techniques/tools
  • Learn fundamentals in interacting online through NCFTA-guided hands-on exercises
  • Create and maintain research accounts, employ basic encryption techniques in order to communicate online
  • Understand how to create a bitcoin wallet, purchase bitcoins/other crypto currencies, and make purchases using crypto currencies
  • Develop intelligence reporting based on information gathered

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