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The Dark Web – Investigating the Underground Internet is a two day course which instructs investigators and criminal analysts to research the content of the world wide web that is not part of the “surface web” - which is indexed by standard search engines.  It is below the surface that criminal activity flourishes without scrutiny of law enforcement – until now.

Students will learn how to identify and utilize underground internet resources to identify transactions of illegal activity and contraband as virtual and real illegal goods and services traverse the internet – rarely seen or noticed by many of us.  Investigative crawling of the dark web through the use of TOR servers and special search engines will be presented to students through the use of several computer labs and exercises.

Core investigative topics of the dark web include: complete functionality of TOR servers and resources; utilizing hidden resources of the TOR community; using TOR to identify illegal resources on such sites as Silk Road; and, following the financing of the dark web through Bitcoin financial transactions.  Specific search engines for dark web analysis will be demonstrated and utilized during the course.

Who Should Attend?
This course is for law enforcement investigators and homeland security analysts who engage in collecting digital evidence from non-traditional internet resources.  Students attending this course should, minimally, have a moderate level of knowledge concerning computers, operating systems, and utilization of web-based search engines and applications.


The Dark Web: Investigating the Underground Internet


Two (2) days -

14 contact hours:

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



* Includes Snap! App license

It's the secret online world you never knew existed. It’s easy to find, and once you’re there, you can get whatever you want – drugs, weapons, even order a hitman. Scarier still, it’s totally untraceable. 60 Minutes takes you into a world you probably never knew existed. It’s called the Dark Web, and it accounts for 90 per cent of the internet.

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The Dark Web

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