This course breaks the stereotype that anything related to the dark web is untraceable and futile to investigate. “Dark Web and Cyber Crimes Investigation” is the first class of its kind, directed towards both first responders and investigators to remove the veil of the “dark web” and understand cyber crimes. Class attendees will be familiarized with how the “dark web” works, the browsers utilized, “dark net” markets, and be provided with the fundamental understanding of cryptocurrency transactions. Detective Keven Hendricks will cover common techniques for “dark web” related shipments, as well as the means to detect recipients and curtail their deliveries, how to detect “dark web” related overdoses, and the best practices for the scene. Attendees will be exposed to cutting edge tradecraft regarding the exploitation of “end to end encryption” applications that have become so prevalent in the realm of “dark web” narcotics, and how to go “undercover” on the “dark web”. Moreover, Hendricks will share his first hand experiences creating multiple investigations and operations that helped take down sellers of narcotics but the markets themselves.
Throughout this course, attendees will learn about the common techniques of cyber crime and how local law enforcement can appropriately respond. Hendricks will teach about “carders”, how these perpetrators purloin their ill-gotten gains, and common identifiers for those who are profiting off of cyber crime. The stigma for cyber crime being beyond what local law enforcement can handle will be broken, and attendees will leave the class with the newfound confidence that these cases can be investigated on the SLTT level and worked in tandem with federal partners.
Instructor Det. Keven Hendricks began his career as a police officer in 2007 as a patrolman with a municipal police department, and he currently serves as a Detective. In 2014, Hendricks was assigned to a federal task force – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC). In his capacity as a Task Force Officer, Hendricks was part of international cases which targeted individuals, sometimes enterprises, that exploited and extorted children and their families. As part of his duties, Hendricks received cutting edge training in computer and mobile device forensics as well as training on the forefront of “dark web” investigations. In 2018, Hendricks was transferred reassigned to another federal task force in New Jersey to bring his “dark web” and cyber-crime knowledge to combat the rising threat of narcotics procured from “darknet markets”. In 2020, Hendricks was a presenter at Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) conference, and is currently a member of the USSS NJ Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF). Hendricks is a published author with the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin regarding investigating scam phone calls and voice over IP (VoIP) investigations.