TII’s Online Research and Intelligence Newsletter is a free resource relied on by thousands of intelligence, research, and investigative professionals worldwide. Each month, TII’s experts compile industry-related articles and resources to help you be “in-the-know” and gain a competitive advantage with the latest and greatest tools and news. Download previous editions of the newsletter below or sign up here.

May 2019
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Welcome to the May 2019 edition of the newsletter.

Having just completed the delivery of our newly developed and highly acclaimed 2-day Critical Thinking for Investigators training program to in-house audiences in both Toronto and Halifax, we are looking forward to an exciting summer ahead.  We will be kicking off the summer training season with the launch of our new 2-day Social Media Intelligence & Investigation workshop in both Toronto and Vancouver, followed by a series of in-house training events for clients in various locations throughout SE Asia.

We are very pleased to be welcoming Mark Ploszay to the TII team this month.  With over 30 years of operational intelligence service in both the military and police domains, Mark has proven himself a highly respected training facilitator with experience delivering to public and private sector audiences the world over.  To learn more about Mark’s extensive experience, please visit: https://www.toddington.com/team-member/mark-ploszay.

Our featured article this month provides an overview of some of Google’s most recent changes, highlighting the challenges investigators and researchers face in keeping up with the search giant and its endless changes.  Also in this newsletter, we share our monthly round-up of online investigative and security tools, and our favourite industry-related articles that our team has found to be of particular interest.

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April 2019
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Welcome to the April 2019 edition of the newsletter.  We just finished up the first Vancouver- and Toronto-based installments of our “Advanced Internet Intelligence & Online Investigations” training for the year and would like to thank our delegates who traveled from as far as the UK to attend.  We will have new dates scheduled for the Fall 2019 installments soon.  Contact us to join the course wait list.

We are back in Vancouver and Toronto for our “Social Media Intelligence & Online Investigations” training in May and June, and look forwarding to seeing you there.

Our featured article this month provides an overview of Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT).  We explain what it is and why it is essential for investigators and researchers in every capacity.  Critical sources of social media intelligence, or social media platforms, will be presented, in addition to legal considerations for investigators.  Also in this newsletter, we share our monthly round-up of online investigative and security tools, and our favourite industry-related articles that our team has found to be of particular interest.

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February 2019
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Welcome to the February 2019 edition of the newsletter.

In this edition, we have a guest article contribution from Jacob Roach, the Deputy Editor of Cloudwards.net, who regularly writes about today’s Web technology, with a main interest in online privacy. In his article, “Anonymous Browsing Guide: Silent Online Runnings in 2019,” he explains the importance of anonymous browsing in today’s online climate, including how our online activities are tracked by browsers. More importantly, he explains how we can secure our browser, social media, and internet connection.

Also in this newsletter, we share our monthly round-up of online investigative and security tools, and our favourite industry-related articles that our team has found to be of particular interest.

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January 2019
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Welcome to our first newsletter of 2019. We wish all of our clients, colleagues, and friends the very best for the year ahead!

In this edition of the newsletter, Justin Seitz provides some important advice on “How To Blow Your Online Cover with URL Previews”. In this article, Justin explains how a simple and common mistake could reveal an investigator’s network connection, possibly alerting a subject to the fact that they are under investigation.

Also in this newsletter, we are pleased to provide links to some of the many online investigative and security tools we have been exploring and using lately, and just a few of the OSINT-related articles we have found of particular interest.

With a busy year ahead, we are pleased to welcome the newest member of the TII team, Sabreen Dhaliwal. Sabreen comes to us as a graduate of the University of Fraser Valley’s Criminology program and will serve as Office Manager at our Vancouver Headquarters. Sabreen will be providing daily support for our domestic and international operations, including the ongoing development of our growing inventory of e-learning programs.

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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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