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Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition

Edward J. Appel (iNameCheck LLC, Bethany Beach, Delaware, USA)



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Apple Academic Press Inc.
12 November 2014
Personnel & human resources management; Internet searching
Researching an individual's, firm's or brand's online presence has become standard practice for many employers, investigators, and intelligence officers, including law enforcement. Countless companies and organizations are implementing their own policies, procedures, and practices for Internet investigations, cybervetting, and intelligence. Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition examines our society's growing dependence on networked systems, exploring how individuals, businesses, and governments have embraced the Internet, including social networking for communications and transactions. It presents two previously unpublished studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting, and provides best practices for ethical cybervetting, advocating strengthened online security.

Relevant to investigators, researchers, legal and policy professionals, educators, law enforcement, intelligence, and other practitioners, this book establishes the core skills, applicable techniques, and suitable guidelines to greatly enhance their practices. The book includes the outcomes of recent legal cases relating to discoverable information on social media that have established guidelines for using the Internet in vetting, investigations, and open-source intelligence. It outlines new tools and tactics, and indicates what is and isn't admissible under current laws. It also highlights current cybervetting methods, provides legal frameworks for Internet searching as part of investigations, and describes how to effectively integrate cybervetting into an existing screening procedure.

What's New in the Second Edition:

Presents and analyzes results of two recent studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting Updates key litigation trends, investigative advances, HR practices, policy considerations, social networking, and Web 2.0 searching Includes the latest tactics and guidelines for cybervetting Covers policy, legal issues, professional methodology, and the operational techniques of cybervetting Provides a strengthened rationale, legal foundation, and procedures for successful cybervetting Contains compelling evidence that trends in legal, policy, and procedural developments argue for early adoption of cybervetting Presents new strategies and methodologies Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition is a relevant and timely resource well suited to businesses, government, non-profits, and academia looking to formulate effective Internet search strategies, methodologies, policies, and procedures for their practices or organizations.
By:   Edward J. Appel (iNameCheck LLC Bethany Beach Delaware USA)
Imprint:   Apple Academic Press Inc.
Country of Publication:   Canada
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   612g
ISBN:   9781482238853
ISBN 10:   1482238853
Pages:   322
Publication Date:   12 November 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Edward J. (Ed) Appel, Sr., is owner-principal of iNameCheck, a boutique private investigative, consulting, and training firm. He is a retired FBI special agent and executive, specializing in counterintelligence and terrorism, and served as the director of counterintelligence and security programs at the National Security Council and the White House. Appel has written numerous government-sponsored classified and unclassified counterintelligence and counterterrorism studies, lectures, and papers. Ed is a graduate of Georgetown University, the Defense Language Institute, and the National Cryptologic School, and taught at the FBI Academy and as visiting lecturer at such institutions as Carnegie-Mellon, MIT Lincoln Labs, Georgetown University, and Johns Hopkins University.

Reviews for Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition

[Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence] offers solid resources, original research, and recent case law, so even seasoned investigators will gain useful nuggets of knowledge. Heavy annotation and comprehensive indexing make this book highly searchable, providing not just a good initial read but also a go-to reference. - Drew Neckar, ASIS Healthcare Security Council

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