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.

October 2019
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Welcome to the October 2019 edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter.

With the autumn training season now in full swing, the TII team is working hard developing new curriculum with a view to launch new online and in-person courses in 2020.  We are pleased to advise that our much-anticipated online “Social Media Intelligence & Investigation” course will be available early in the new year.  Stay tuned for the next edition of the newsletter for a formal launch date.  In the meantime, sign up for the course waitlist here.

If you haven’t already done so, please check out our new Free Resources Knowledge Base here (formerly a premium service), with thousands of resources for online OSINT and research professionals, including industry-related Cheat Sheets.

Finally, in this edition of the newsletter, TII’s Kathy Macdonald shares an overview of her recently published cybercrime handbook for investigators, “Cybercrime: Awareness, Prevention, and Response.”

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September 2019
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Welcome to the September 2019 edition of TII’s Online Intelligence Newsletter.  As we wistfully approach the end of summer, we are gearing up for a busy fall season ahead, with our team facilitating OSINT training courses in the UK, Australia, Singapore, and the US.  In addition to our international training, we will be in the Northwest Territories and  in Manitoba delivering specialized courses, in Cambridge presenting at the Ontario Association of College & University Security Administrators (OACUSA) fall meeting, and finally, in Vancouver and Toronto delivering our biannual “Advanced Internet Intelligence & Online Investigations” training.

We now have dates scheduled for the first public instalment of our anticipated “Critical Thinking for Investigators” training series.  A curriculum like no other, this sought-after course will provide the essential skills required to deconstruct problems, ask the right questions, challenge assumptions, and examine different viewpoints with greater clarity, with the aim of making better decisions more efficiently.

Some of you may have already noticed that our marketing team worked hard over the summer on a redesign of our website.  We are excited to unveil our brand new look at www.toddington.com.  We are even more excited to announce that our former Premium Resources Knowledge Base is now freely available here, with thousands of resources for online OSINT and research professionals.  Our popular Cheat Sheets have also been updated (including Facebook Search), along with some new additions.

Finally, we are pleased to advise that we are running a fall special on all of our e-learning courses.  A limited-time special price of $399 (CAD) is in effect September 18 – October 18, 2019.  To view our discounted e-learning courses, please visit https://www.toddington.com/osint-training/online-training.

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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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