Advanced Internet Intelligence and Online Investigations Training

In today’s information-based economy, online research and analysis skills are essential requirements at all levels of an organization, in both the public and private sectors, and acquiring useful and relevant Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) requires much more than just an ability to surf the Web.

Aimed at managers, front-line investigators, researchers, and analysts alike, this advanced two-day training program will provide detailed instruction on effectively using the internet as an Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), research, and investigation tool.

Demonstrating advanced search and analysis techniques for mining Web-based information, this comprehensive training program will examine a number of case studies that will focus on highlighting and correcting potential pitfalls that can compromise investigative or intelligence gathering efforts.  As an additional training component, essential privacy tools for ensuring data, communication, and online security will be demonstrated, as well as techniques being used by the criminal element to conceal their identity, location, and illegal behaviour.

Learn how to generate relevant, timely, and actionable intelligence from internet sources to investigate criminal activity, assess and manage risk, maximize opportunities, assure compliance, manage reputation, and much more.  This highly-acclaimed, advanced OSINT training program will teach you how to find better online information, in less time, at less cost, with less risk™.

Learn About

  • Advanced search techniques
  • Deconstructing web pages to find hidden information
  • Techniques for “de-anonymizing” internet users
  • The Deep Web – public directories and databases
  • Multimedia search tools and techniques
  • Crowd sourcing and the “real-time” internet
  • Online intelligence opportunities and threats
  • Maintaining security and protecting privacy
  • Locating and linking people, places, and things
  • Determining website and user locations
  • Capturing, organizing, and storing web-based evidence
  • Automated mapping and monitoring of target websites
  • Using RSS feeds and news aggregators
  • Forum, discussion board, and newsgroup search
  • Evaluation and analysis of internet-sourced data
  • Strategies and tactics for developing a research plan
  • The Dark Web – hidden online criminal marketplaces

David Toddington

CEO, Toddington International Inc.

Based in Vancouver, BC, David Toddington is the Founder and CEO of Toddington International Inc (TII).  With a global client base ranging from government agencies to members of the Fortune 500, TII has been enabling its customers to find and use online information more effectively since 1997. 

With a background as a senior manager in the IT industry and experience in police and military operations, David and his team have been developing and delivering a wide range of advanced proactive and reactive Open Source Intelligence and investigative solutions to both the private and public sectors for the past two decades. 

In working with the private sector, David maintains a position as Special Advisor to the International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Crime Section in London.  He also sits as Chair of the Open Source Intelligence and Research Association (OSIRA), a professional body for the OSINT industry. 

Since 1989, David has held numerous police appointments, including Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supernumerary Constable, Designated Law Enforcement Officer (DLEO) with the Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia, RCMP Auxiliary Constable within the Province of British Columbia, and Technical Reserve with the City of Moscow Police in Idaho State.  David has also served in Primary Reserve elements of the Royal Canadian Navy and Canada’s Army, in addition to serving as an officer in the Canadian Forces Cadet Instructor Cadre (Air). 

Among other awards, David has been the recipient of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commanding Officer’s Commendation for his work in the development and implementation of new police Open Source Intelligence systems. 

Cast in the first four seasons of the Grierson Award winning, BAFTA nominated hit television series “Hunted” on Channel 4 in the UK, David features predominantly in “Hunter Headquarters” as an OSINT expert, utilizing his skills as an online Open Source Intelligence specialist, analyst, digital surveillance expert, and social media specialist to digitally pursue fugitives and their associates.  In addition to his work in the HQ, David was also involved in the physical surveillance and capture of four fugitives during the first three seasons of the program; he also served behind the scenes as an Intelligence Consultant on the US version of the program which debuted on CBS in January of 2017.


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