Emerging Trends - Threat & Technology

Dark Web Investigations Workshop

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Room 501/502


This one-day workshop is a complete guide to dark web investigations. Students will learn the technical issues of the dark web and will be given a thorough tour of the dark web. Students will also be taught specific investigative techniques with examples for
a wide range of investigative needs. This training is useful for any forensic investigator but is particularly interesting to those trying to trace data leaks, financial crimes, and related crimes. This course includes many hands-on labs.

Overview of TORT, how to securely conduct a dark web investigation (i.e. keep your security and anonymity), how to analyze dark web market sites for flaws, dark web crawlers, and a specific investigative process.

Course Outline:

I. Technical Background

• Tumblers • Exit nodes

II. Tour of Markets

• Drug markets
• Financial crimes • Deviant markets • Terrorist markets

III. Investigative Techniques

• Step by step process
• Specific guidance
• Tor Crawlers
• Keeping your identity safe and secure