Conducting Anonymous Online Investigations

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Gathering information about subjects in an investigation has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of social networks and open source information. But in many cases, investigators need to keep their identities hidden while searching, and this isn’t always as easy.

Many social networks and online information sources either allow the subjects of searches to see who has been searching them, or provide some fairly obvious clues as to who is looking at their information. So, when anonymity is important, investigators need to take steps to keep their identities hidden. Watch the webinar recording, in which Cynthia Hetherington, expert online investigator, speaker, author and trainer, outlines ways to avoid exposure when researching investigation subjects online.

  • Best sources of information on investigation subjects
  • Which information sources can be searched anonymously
  • Tools to protect your identity while conducting online investigations
  • Best practices for researching investigation subjects anonymously online
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Cynthia Hetherington
Cynthia Hetherington


Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, - Cynthia has more than 20 years of experience in research, investigations and corporate intelligence. She was the recipient of the 2012 'Speaker of the Year Award' from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners ( Her company, the Hetherington Group, is a national consulting, publishing and training firm specializing in intelligence, security and investigations.

One of the country's most respected online investigators, Cynthia has combined her Master of Library Science, Master of Science in Management, experience as a Certified Fraud Examiner, and over 20 years of computer expertise, to establish her company as a leader in the online and internet investigative industry.

Cynthia has been recognized for her work in overseeing national and international investigations for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

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