October 2018
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Welcome to the October 2018 edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter. We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new classroom course, Investigating Insurance Fraud Online, and the relaunch of our updated Social Media Intelligence & Investigation training, scheduled for the first quarter of 2019 in Vancouver, BC, and Toronto, ON.

In the world of OSINT and investigations, social media is a rich source of intelligence, and we are always looking for new ways to leverage the invaluable insight we can gain from the countless social platforms that are prolifically used everyday. This month’s featured article is a contribution from Echosec, outlining what ‘social media monitoring’ is, who is using it, and how it is being used today.

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September 2018
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Welcome to the September 2018 edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter. With the summer (almost) behind us and the fall just around the corner, our team has been busy prepping for another global training tour, and the launch of three brand new classroom courses, which we will be formally announcing here soon.

Yaniv Pereyaslavsky Appointed as TII Associate

Yaniv Pereyaslavsky is Toddington International’s London, UK-based associate, and is responsible for the delivery and development of advanced training programs for global audiences, in addition to the provision of consulting services to select clientele.

Prior to joining Toddington International, Yaniv gained extensive experience in Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) roles in both the public and private sectors. In addition to serving as a reconnaissance soldier and officer with the Canadian military for six years, Yaniv also served within the Canadian federal government, working on reporting, intelligence, and security surrounding consular missions and soft-power diplomacy in Africa, South America, and the world at large.Within the private sector, Yaniv has extensive experience in both corporate intelligence and strategic planning in advanced technology industries. With a strong background in surveillance technologies, machine learning, and cybersecurity, he was responsible for intelligence reporting contributing to multi-million dollar projects for key stakeholders. Yaniv’s work in the high technology sector has included complex open source investigations, information operations, government relations, and the overseeing of comprehensive competitive intelligence products.Yaniv studied Security and Strategy at the University of British Columbia and the University of Copenhagen. He is certified in Advanced Cybersecurity and Field Security by the United Nations, and is a certified Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professional (SCIP).

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May 2018
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Welcome to the May 2018 edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter. A lot has been happening at TII these past two months, including the development of a brand new two-day training program.

Critical Thinking for Investigators” is an intensive two-day classroom-based workshop designed to help investigators and intelligence professionals avoid making incorrect assumptions by using logic, reasoning, critical thinking, and scientific methodology in their investigations. Attendees will acquire skills required to turn online data into meaningful, actionable intelligence. All too often, mission critical investigations fail because those involved jump to conclusions and draw faulty inferences that leave the trail cold. Correct conclusions are not the result of guessing, but by applying efficient thought processes. Currently being offered on an in-house basis, this program will be publicly available in the Fall of 2018.

We are also pleased to announce that “Hunted“, the hit UK-based reality TV series which casts a number of TII personnel, was nominated for a prestigious BAFTA award in the “Reality and Constructed Factual” category. TII team members will again be traveling to the UK in the coming months to film the fourth season of Hunted, along with a new “Celebrity Edition”, in support of “Stand Up to Cancer”.

Growing to serve you better: we are also excited to announce that the TII team is expanding yet again – more to come on this in next month’s newsletter.

In this edition of the newsletter, TII’s Kathy Macdonald, shares insights on the importance of documenting digital evidence during investigations, and presents solutions to overcoming potential challenges in the article,  “Capturing and Seizing Digital Evidence – Important Considerations for Today’s Investigator”.

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February 2018
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Welcome to the February 2018 edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter.

With the new year now in full swing, we were pleased to see the successful launch of our brand new Cyberpsychology & Threat Intelligence training series with Forensic Psychiatrist, Dr. Cynthia Baxter last month.

The next few months will be incredibly busy for the TII team, with both public and in-house training events scheduled in Canada, the UAE, SE Asia, and Australia. We’re especially excited to launch our new Introduction to the Blockchain Revolution course in Dubai in March.

In this edition of the newsletter, Howard Clarke, the facilitator of TII’s Intelligence Analysis e-Learning training programs, shares his article “What’s the Problem? The Importance of Clearly Defining Research and Investigative Goals”, highlighting the importance of fully understanding the “problem” at hand when conducting investigative and intelligence work, focusing on the critical dimensions of planning prior to engaging in data collection and intelligence research.

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January 2018
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Welcome to the January 2018 edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter – from all of us here at Toddington International Inc., we wish you a very Happy New Year!

We are pleased to welcome Julie Tillotson as the newest member of the TII team. With over two decades service within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Julie began her career as an Intelligence Analyst in 2002.

Continuing to maintain operational expertise in complex criminal investigations that includes serial murder, missing persons, financial and organized crime on a strategic and tactical level, Julie is also experienced in the delivery of services to the private sector including critical thinking and investigative techniques, corporate intelligence, brand protection and online reputation management.

While working towards her PhD, Julie taught Criminology and Sociology at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. She has also taught Tactical Intelligence Analysis and Strategic Intelligence Analysis at the Canadian Police College, and has delivered Operational Intelligence Analysis training in South Asia on behalf of the Canadian Government.

Among other commendations, Julie has been awarded the Intelligence Program Professional Service Award for her contributions to the national intelligence program in the RCMP, and is a regular guest speaker at numerous private and public sector conferences throughout North America.

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November 2017
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Welcome to the November 2017 edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter and thank you for taking the time to read.

In this edition, TII Senior Associate Dr. Cynthia Baxter writes on some of the key psychological elements every investigator and intelligence professional needs to know in her article, “Expert Investigators Understand the People Behind the Crimes”. A highly experienced Forensic Psychiatrist, Dr. Baxter is available to TII clients through both our investigative and training divisions. Dr. Baxter has recently developed and is co-presenting our new 2-day course, “Cyberpsychology and Threat Intelligence: Assessing Risk Online”, which will launch in January 2018 in Vancouver, BC (see below for details).

It’s been a busy few months as we continue to expand both our offerings and instructor base. Over the last 6 weeks, TII team members have delivered specialized training on four continents, to some 175 attendees from 18 countries. Over the next four weeks, we’re pleased to be delivering both open and in-house training sessions in North America, Europe, and Africa. Stay tuned over the next month as we announce two exciting new training partnerships for the Middle East and Oceania regions.

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October 2017
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Welcome to the October 2017 edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter. August and September were incredibly busy months for us, with our team delivering a host of fresh, new, and updated training programs throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and of course, North America. Earlier in September, we formally launched our much-anticipated, brand new online course, “Open Source Intelligence for Financial Investigators“, in partnership with finINTEL’s Robert Maxwell.

To start off this month, we want to take the opportunity to formally welcome our newest team members, Kathy Macdonald, Dr. Cynthia Baxter, and Colin Crowden. We are also proud to announce our newly appointed Vice President, Jasmeen Sandhar-Gill, who has served as TII’s International Training Manager and GM for 5 years.

To keep things exciting, soon we are rolling out a completely overhauled version of our online course, “Using the Internet as an Investigative Research Tool“, and will be announcing the launch date in our upcoming newsletter.

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July 2017
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Welcome to the July edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter. It’s been an exciting few months as TII personnel have been involved in the filming of two new seasons of the hit UK television series, Hunted, in addition to taking on new staff members and developing a host of fresh, new, and updated training programs.

This past six weeks has seen members of the TII team delivering instructor-led training programs in Europe, Asia, and Central America. In this edition of the newsletter, TII associate and former Calgary City police officer Kathy Macdonald recounts her time in El Salvador, along with TII’s Norm Whilhelm, delivering training in partnership with the non-profit Justice Education Society, who has been working closely with law enforcement in the region since 2001 to increase the country’s justice system capacity.

TII is pleased to offer a number of specialized and customizable in-house training programs for both the public and private sector in a variety of formats. To learn more about what we can do to empower your workforce, contact us.

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June 2017
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With an incredibly busy spring behind us, and just as busy of a summer around the corner,  TII’s instructors are working hard finalizing our brand new online and in-person courses, launching this fall. Due to an overwhelming demand, we are pleased to announce we have begun accepting registrations for our new online course, “Open Source Intelligence for Financial Investigators,” available September 1, 2017.

In this edition of the newsletter, renowned financial crime and AML expert, Robert Maxwell, writes about the importance of OSINT in financial investigations, and the necessity of early-warning systems in the industry.

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May 2017
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We are looking forward to an exciting and busy summer this year, with our CEO, David Toddington, back in the UK filming the next season of the hit TV series, Hunted, while at the same time we get ready to announce some exciting new changes at TII.

As we gear up to launch our brand new cyberpsychology training series, Calgary-based Forensic Psychiatrist, Dr. Cynthia Baxter, writes about the newly-emerging discipline in this edition of the newsletter.

Also, catch up on some of the very latest online research tools and news from around the web.

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