Investigating Fake Online Digital Personas in Cyber Crime Offences Workshop
Trends, tactics and investigation tips to detect deception techniques and reveal the true identity of online criminals
By: The Investigator
The Investigator is hosting this exciting one day workshop that provides a fascinating insight into the trends, tactics and behaviours that criminals are using to dupe unsuspecting victims online by adopting false identities.
Digital communities are now providing criminals with new ways of exploiting victims online in a range of offences from child grooming, radicalisation and terrorism and fraud.
One of the biggest challenges for investigators is online criminals conceal their identities by adopting fake personas – even lying about their age, sex and background. In child grooming case, adult criminals are pretending to be children in order to gain the trust of their victims.
Current online criminality
Our experts will provide practical advice for the frontline investigator about how to look for clues about a person's age, gender and background by analysing the use of language as well as their wider online behaviour.
It is aimed at all investigators who want to expand and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the current and future picture of online criminality. Whether you work in major crime, cyber crime, CSE, or counter terrorism, this workshop will provide you with a not-to-be-missed opportunity to expand your learning in this rapidly evolving area.
The day will include:
• Uncovering masquerading digital personas
• A look at the different online language styles that criminals adopt online
• How to use language analysis to predict an author's identity
• How to identify and mimic authors
• Choosing useful markers of authorial style
• Good versus bad datasets
• What cyber criminals want to learn from each other?
• What automated authorship analysis says about cyber criminal demographics
• How might we measure the impact of events on cyber crime?
The course will be run by two leading experts in the area of online authorship analysis.
Dr Claire Hardaker is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Corpus Linguistics Lancaster University. She is an expert on online aggression, deception and manipulation. This involves analysing anything from cloned and fraudulent accounts to trolling and threatening language to grooming strategies.
Dr Matthew Edwards is a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science University of Bristol. His work has focused around understanding security implications from online data in application domains such as child protection, social engineering, online fraud and technologically-
HOW TO BOOK
Venue: Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green near Blackpool, Lancashire, PR4 2PR
Start time: 9.20am
Finish time: 3.30pm
Details: Refreshments and lunch are included in the price
Cost: £259.00 + VAT per delegate
Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address and purchase order to email@example.com or telephone 0844 660 8707 for further information.
Payment can be made by debit/credit card (fees apply).