Log in

  • Home
  • Open Source Investigations (CPE Sent 1-12-2021)

Open Source Investigations (CPE Sent 1-12-2021)

  • January 11, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom (Online)


  • Discounted registration for members of the Austin Chapter

Open Source Investigations

1/11/2021 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

CPE survey emailed to attendees on 1-12-2021. Please check your email. Once the survey is completed, a link will be provided to download your certificate. The email will come from Survey Monkey. If you have not received this email, please check your spam/junk folder. If still unable to find it, please email us.

Presenter: Heather Honey, Director of Open Source Intelligence for Gates Defense Systems

Description: As individuals, companies and governments increasingly transition to digital environments, the amount of online public data and digital exhaust grows exponentially. According to Pew Research, nearly 75% of all Americans use some form of social media -- making it one of the most abundant resources for open source intelligence collection. While there is no one-click solution for mining this public data, there are free tools and techniques that enable investigators to collect valuable information and evidence online while maintaining anonymity. This webinar will provide an introduction to the methodology and tools necessary to eliminate the noise of internet data overload and efficiently locate relevant open source information. Using case studies, we will examine real world examples of how powerful open source data can be when conducting investigations for corporations and law enforcement agencies. 

About the Speaker: Heather Honey is an international investigator, open source intelligence analyst and security consultant with over 30  years of experience handling complex cases in private, corporate and government environments. Heather  is the founder and president of Haystack Group, an investigations, consulting and training firm based in Pennsylvania.   Heather is also the Open Source Investigations instructor for Wicklander-Zulawski and the Director of Open Source Intelligence for Gates Defense Systems.    She is a founding member of, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating online social media manipulation and exploitation. 

Handouts (if any) can be downloaded from this page. Click here

(Note: you must be logged in to access the page)

Registration Fee:

Members: $20

Non-member Fee: $40

Refund, Cancellation & No-Show Policy: Refunds of fees paid for internet-based sessions may be provided only if registrant contacts Austin ACFE within 24 hours of the start time of the session & documents an emergency or similar event that prevented participation. For in-person events, registration cancellations and refund request must be made by contacting Austin ACFE within 5 calendar days from the start time of the session. Cancellations received less than 5days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances. Contact must be made via email to:

In the event a registrant does not show up to an event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, the registrant will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Austin ACFE reserves the right to bar from future events registrants who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

For events provided by the Austin chapter at no cost to registrants, there will be no refunds.

Complaint Resolution Policy: Any concerns or complaints about registration for an event must be made within 14 calendar days of the event (with the event date counting as day 1) in writing to:

NASBA Registry: The Austin Area chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Non-profit Status: The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

Copyright 2020
Austin Area Chapter of the ACFE

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software