TOPIC: Using Online and Social Media Sources for Due Diligence
Speaker: Mason Wilder, CFE
In this session, the speaker will go over Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques for due diligence investigations. Using information readily available through online sources, including social media, provides valuable context for any number of business functions relevant to certified fraud examiners, including background checks, mergers & acquisition support, and traditional investigation preparation, to name a few. In addition to covering sources and research techniques, the speaker will discuss considerations such as planning online investigations and legal compliance.
About the speaker
Mason Wilder works in the Research department of the ACFE as a Research Specialist, updating and creating new self-study courses, writing content for the various ACFE publications, and responding to member and media inquiries. He has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas and a professional background in corporate security intelligence and investigation, including risk assessment, travel security, threat intelligence, crisis response, executive protection support, background investigation, and due diligence.
Recognize challenges, obstacles, and considerations associated with using online sources in investigations
Identify successful strategies for searching and monitoring online sources
Identify which sites are most useful for due diligence investigations
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration and Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation
Program Level: Basic
Advanced Preparation: None required
Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759
From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant.
- Early online registration on or before August 30th
- Members $20
- Non-Members $30
- Walk-in registration (if space is available)
- Members $40
- Non-Members $60
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