DarkNet 2: Investigations

Offered by the Extension School of American Military University

The training in this second course of the DarkNet Series delves deeper into DarkNet Investigations for law enforcement, including what tools investigators need to properly set up and use the TOR browser. You will also learn to protect against the dangers of browsing the DarkNet and how to collect digital evidence for overt investigations. Through a real-world case study, you will apply what you have learned in the training.

Course 2 in the DarkNet Series

With the purchase of this course, you can enjoy unlimited lifetime access to its content, including all updates to course material.

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS:

The DarkNet Series has been developed specifically for sworn law enforcement personnel, crime analysts, and intelligence professionals. Due to the sensitive nature of its content, an instructor will verify your eligibility prior to the start of the course. Please use your agency or government email address during checkout to expedite the verification process.

$125.00 $99.00

Upon successful completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Know how to set up and properly use the TOR browser for investigations
  • Identify the dangers of browsing the DarkNet
  • Understand how to properly collect digital evidence during covert investigations
  • Have an overall general knowledge of how to conduct a criminal investigation on the DarkNet

Course Curriculum

  • Lesson 1: Welcome and Introduction Preview
    5 minutes
  • Pre-assessment
    25 questions
  • Lesson 2: Is the DarkNet Really That Dark?
    2 minutes
  • Lesson 3: Assume You Are Being Watched
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 4: Being Identified as a Police Officer
    8 minutes
  • Lesson 5: Be Careful What You Post
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 6: Check Your Understanding: Dangers and Safety While Online
    10 questions
  • Lesson 7: Terms Investigators Need to Know
    15 minutes
  • Lesson 8: Check Your Understanding: Terms Investigators Need to Know
    8 questions
  • Lesson 9: Browser and Hardware Suggestions
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 10: The Basics Prior to Setup
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 11: Forensic Inspection of Your Computer
    4 minutes
  • Lesson 12: TOR Installation and Set Up Preview
    15 minutes
  • Lesson 13: Check Your Understanding: Setting Up the TOR Browser
    11 questions
  • Lesson 14: Weaknesses of Using the TOR Browser
    8 minutes
  • Lesson 15: Trusting Someone You Don’t Know Preview
    8 minutes
  • Lesson 16: Plugins = NO!
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 17: Digital Breadcrumbs: OSINT, Posts, and Forums Preview
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 18: Exit Node in TOR
    8 minutes
  • Lesson 19: Check Your Understanding: Weakness DarkNet / TOR Browser
    10 questions
  • Lesson 20: Cryptocurrency
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 21: Anonymity
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 22: Lack of Training and Resources
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 23: Encryption
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 24: Check Your Understanding: Challenges of Investigating Criminal Activity on the DarkNet
    9 questions
  • Lesson 25: End to End Encryption (E2EE)
    8 minutes
  • Lesson 26: PGP Encryption
    12 minutes
  • Lesson 27: RSA Encryption Preview
    20 minutes
  • Lesson 28: Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) Preview
    20 minutes
  • Lesson 29: Check Your Understanding: The Many Types of Encryption
    8 questions
  • Lesson 30: Get to Know Your Partners in the Fight
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 31: Going Undercover
    8 minutes
  • Lesson 32: Hacking Preview
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 33: Monitoring Cryptocurrency
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 34: Recovery of Seized Data and Property
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 35: Postal / Mail Surveillance
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 36: Mass Surveillance
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 37: Check Your Understanding: Methods of Investigating Criminal Activity on the DarkNet
    12 questions
  • Lesson 38: Digital Evidence Collection Terminology
    15 minutes
  • Lesson 39: General Rules for Computers Preview
    12 minutes
  • Lesson 40: General Rules for Cell Phones
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 41: Once Evidence is Retrieved
    5 minutes
  • Lesson 42: Check Your Understanding: Digital Evidence Collection
    6 questions
  • Lesson 43: Setting Up Bitcoin
    7 minutes
  • Lesson 44: Marketplace Accounts
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 45: Setting Up DarkNet Email Accounts
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 46: The Story of AlphaBay
    15 minutes
  • Lesson 47: Course Conclusion
    3 minutes
  • Lesson 48: Post-Assessment
    24 questions
  • Congratulations and Next Steps
    30 minutes

Your DarkNet Investigations Course Includes

Lifetime Access to Course Materials

With the purchase of this course, you can enjoy unlimited lifetime access to its content, including all updates to course material.

Course Designed by Criminal Investigators who specialize in DarkNet cases

This course includes real-life experiences, real world case studies, and video rich content designed and taught by DarkNet experts.

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS

The DarkNet Series has been developed specifically for sworn law enforcement personnel, crime analysts, and intelligence professionals. Due to the sensitive nature of its content, an instructor will verify your eligibility prior to the start of the course. Please use your agency or government email address during checkout to expedite this process.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When does the course start and finish?

This is self-paced learning course created by field experts. The duration will depend on how quickly you are able to complete each lesson.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can watch the videos and access the course content as often as you wish.

Can I have face to face interaction with the instructor?

No, this is an online, self-paced course with instructor videos.

Does this course have any certificates?

You will receive a certificate of participation. Please note that it is not a professional certification course.