With the seizure of the Silk Road in 2013; a website trading in hundreds of millions of dollars of narcotics, the world became aware of what is known as The Dark Web. An anonymous and encrypted section of the internet The Dark Web allows criminals and human rights activists alike to avoid the people hunting them. There are a number of key technologies that have allowed The Dark Web to flourish, from cryptocurrency Bitcoin to software that allows anonymity such as Tor. The Dark Web is at the fore-front of criminal innovation and understanding how it works is the first step in being able to combat the illegal activities that go on there. The course is highly practical allowing delegates to explore and understand the tools that make up the Dark Web.
The course is intended for those requiring intelligence or evidence from the Dark Web. This will usually be those working in government or law enforcement though may also be in the private sector.