Social media – An untapped and under-utilised investigative tool

Intelligence Gathering 1
30 Apr 2018

Social media has been a subject of much speculation in the media over the past few months regarding the safety and privacy of information. EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU’VE TICKED A BOX, THINK AGAIN!

Social media is a powerful tool that can be of great value in the field of law and forensic investigations. Our international expert trainer, Karhrman Ziegenbein (CEO of Toonari) has been utilising effective social media intelligence techniques and tools in court cases in the U.S. successfully for many years.

Realising the need to learn how to harness the power of social media, FORENSIC WORX (PTY) LTD will be hosting two SOCIAL MEDIA INTELLIGENCE GATHERING TRAINING COURSES in May. This hands-on, fast-paced, 5-day training course, will teach an array of intelligence gathering techniques, from mining the Dark Web to the effective use of free social media and open source intelligence-type tools and methodologies.

The course will cover in-depth: Dark Web, Dark Nets, Marketplaces; Open Source Intelligence Strategies and Techniques; Social Media Intelligence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); Learning how to build custom social media queries; Understanding and using Search Engines for investigations; Showcasing free tools used by U.S. Intelligence Analysts; plus Scenario Based, Pratical Training.

This event is ideal for those in Law and Law Enforcement, Military, Intelligence Analysts (All Agencies), Cyber Security Professionals, Risk Managers, Human Resource Departments, Corporate Security, Professionals, Risk Analysts, Financial Investigators and Forensic Investigators.

These events will be held in Pretoria on 7 – 11 May 2018 and in Cape Town 21 – 25 May 2018.

For further information contact: Michelle – [email protected] or visit

(This article is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. For more information on the topic, please contact the author/s or the relevant provider.)