III-OSINT-Module 5: The Internet, its Structure and Investigation Opportunities

Explains how the Internet developed, its structure and the basic processes of investigating websites

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Introducing the structure of the Internet, with an overview of how it is managed and with an explanation of III/OSINT research limitations, as a consequence of the GDPR.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The trainee will have a general understanding of the structure of the internet and the capability to investigate certain assets within that structure to identify people.

PUBLIC/PRIVATE SECTOR DIFFERENTIATION

Module 5 does differentiate but only in the Live Online Training, where investigation opportunites that are available only to Law Enforcement officers are introduced.

MODULE CONTENTS

 

ORIGINS OF THE INTERNET

ARPANET

GOVERNANCE OF THE INTERNET

INTERNET ASSIGNED NUMBERS AUTHORITY (IANA)

INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES & NUMBERS

REGIONAL INTERNET REGISTRIES

THE INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP)

IP ADDRESSES

IP VERSION 4

IP VERSION 6

RESERVED IP ADDRESSES

INTERNAL IP ADDRESSES

OTHER RESERVED IP ADDRESSES

RESEARCHING IP ADDRESSES

REVERSE DNS LOOKUP

LAW ENFORCEMENT REQUESTS

DOMAIN NAMES

DOMAIN VELOCITY

STRUCTURE OF A DOMAIN NAME

SUB DOMAINS

DOMAIN NAME VARIETY

TOP LEVEL DOMAINS (TLDs)

GENERIC TOP LEVEL DOMAINS (gLTDs)

The .INT TLD

BRAND ngTLDs

SPONSORED TLDs

GEOGRAPHIC TLDs

INTERNATIONALIZED DOMAIN NAMES (IDNs)

IDNS & HOMOGRAPH ATTACKS

COUNTRY CODE TLDs (ccTLDs)

NATIONAL INTERNET REGISTRIES (NIRs)

LOCAL INTERNET REGISTRIES (LIRs)

POPULAR ccTLDs

SECOND LEVEL DOMAINS (SLDs)

UK DOMAIN NAMES

NOMINET REQUESTS

NOMINET SUSPENSIONS

SUMMARISING DOMAINS

THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM

COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

THE HYPERTEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL

FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL

UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATORS

SUMMARY

VARIETY & VELOCITY

RESEARCHING DOMAIN NAMES

REGISTRATION, WHOIS AND THE GDPR

DOMAIN REGISTRARS

STAND ALONE WHOIS RESOURCES

TASKS

Module 5
CPD Credits: 3.4 Hours
Duration:

Preparation (PDF): 01:30

Live Online Training: 01:30

Module Assessment: 00:20

CPD Certificate: