Internet Intelligence Course

Internet Intelligence Course
Sun, 22. September 2013 - Wed, 25. September 2013
Cambridge University - Cambridge



How to use the Internet as an Effective Investigative Research Tool: Three-day course at Cambridge University.

Who should attend?
About the Speaker
Past delegates
Course Venue

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Course Overview

ICC Commercial Crime Services have developed a three-day course to be held in state of the art computer facilities at Cambridge University. This comprehensive training course will teach you how to conduct more effective online investigations and find, better information online in less time, at less cost, with less risk.TM

Generating relevant, timely and actionable intelligence, assessing and managing risk, maximising opportunities, assuring compliance, and managing reputation; the internet has the information you need, but you need to know where to look and how to get there, this comprehensive training program will show you how.

The course will provide delegates with:

    -  An overview of the Internet and how it works
    -  The ability to use the Internet in a more effective way as an open source/competitive intelligence tool
    -  Advanced techniques to mine data using different search tools and uncover hidden information
    -  Strategies for filtering, analysing and organising research data
    -  An awareness of security and privacy issues including techniques to both hide and increase visibilities of sites

The course will be highly practical and interactive and is led by David Toddington (, a leading expert with a wealth of experience in this field.

Course syllabus

Topics covered in the course include:

    -  Advanced Search Engine 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
    -  Maintaining Anonymity Online
    -  Locating and Linking People, Places and Things
    -  Determining Websites and Users Locations
    -  Capturing, Organizing and Storing Web Based Evidence
    -  Automated Mapping and Monitoring of 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
    -  Investigating Blogs, Wikis and Social Networking sites
    -  The “Dark Web” -Contraband in Online Marketplaces
    -  Internet Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
    -  Hundreds of Online Tools and Resources

Benefits for attendees include:

A comprehensive collection of training materials as well as a NetBook computer to keep. This computer will be configured for optimum research capability during the course.

One year's subscription to TII's premium search resources (worth £299).

Become significantly more efficient at online research; getting the most from “Surface”, “Deep” and “Dark” web sites as well as from Social Networking, Web 2.0 and 3.0 resources.

Understand how to leverage images, video and other multimedia to advance your intelligence goals.

Learn how to effectively use a variety of freely available tools to archive, compile and properly analyse Internet sourced information.
Develop the skills and awareness to use the Web safely when conducting sensitive investigative research including; tools used to examine traffic to a website, and methods to protect privacy online and maintain operational integrity.

All accommodation and meals are provided as well as a full evening social program.

Who should attend?

This unique course is designed for anyone who wishes to use the Internet more effectively for research, investigation and information gathering. It will be of interest to a range of different individuals, including:

    -  Corporate security professionals in banks, insurers and multinationals
    -  Fraud investigators, accountants and analysts
    -  Competitive intelligence researchers
    -  Government and private sector investigators
    -  Law enforcement officers
    -  Knowledge workers and researchers

About the Speaker

David Toddington is the Founder and President of Toddington International Inc.

Along with his Canadian and UK based team, David has developed and provides training on an ongoing basis to numerous Law Enforcement Training centres including the Canadian Police College, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pacific Region Training Centre, the West Yorkshire Police Training and Development Centre (United Kingdom), the National Police Improvement Agency (UK) the Justice Institute of British Columbia, the Ontario Police College, the Forensic Sciences Department at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Centro Internacional de Inteligencia (Mexico).

In working with the Private Sector, David maintains a position as Special Advisor to the International Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Crime Services in London, England. David has frequently appeared as a guest on the national Canadian television news network, CTV NewsNet. Radio appearances include CBC Radio One and the BBC World Service. Dave has been a regular contributor to numerous law enforcement publications in Europe and North America.

Since 1989 David has held numerous peace officer appointments including RCMP 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.

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.

With an unrivalled reputation in the provision of Online Research Training and Internet based Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Services, Toddington International Inc. has specialized in providing cost effective and innovative online research training and support solutions to public and private sector organisations worldwide since 1997.

With a client base ranging from law enforcement, regulatory and government agencies to members of the Fortune 500, Toddington International’s innovative training programmes succeed in helping front-line professionals get the critical information they need when they need it, effectively and safely.

Built on the operational experience of a trusted team that includes highly qualified intelligence analysts, investigators, psychologists, educators, legal practitioners and other professionals, TII’s training programmes are delivered in compelling formats for peak effect, focused on the specific needs of each client group. For more information visit

Past delegates

Organisations and companies that have attended the course in the past include:

AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Barclays Capital, Beam Global International Ltd, BP International limited, BVI Financial Services Commission, Chevron Global Security, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Danish Defence Intelligence Service, Du Pont, Euroclear SA/NV, Europol, Exxon Mobil, Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, Gibraltar Co-ordinating Centre for Criminal Intelligence & Drugs, German Armed Forces, HSBC, Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission, Jersey Financial Services Commission, JP Morgan, Lilly, Mars Omega, Midlands Regional Asset Recovery Team, MOD Netherlands, MOD UK, National Defence Canada, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Nike, North East Counter Terrorist Unit, Philips International, Prime Minister's Department Malaysia, Rabobank Nederland, RAF UK, Romanian Intelligence Service, Shell Petroleum, Singapore Police Force.

More information

Click here to register for the course. To download the course brochure click here or for more information contact Annette Galloway at the CCS offices in London at or call +44 (0)20 7423 6960.


Cambridge University
Queens' College


The Course takes place in Queens' College, Cambridge University.

Queen's College was founded in 1448 and is situated in the centre of Cambridge spanning the river Cam with the famous Mathematical Bridge (pictured). The college is close to the many historic buildings and shops and within easy reach of the railway station.

Full residential accommodation is provided for delegates and is en-suite and of a good standard. Parking is not available at the college but there are car parks not far away.

Further details about the college, its facilities and how to get there can be found at