Vancouver Central library,  350 West Georgia Street,  Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1, Canada


About the speakers

Veresoftware and Bentac, are excited  to announce our new joint training masterclass, bringing together the expertise from Todd Shipley, a globally recognised expert in dark web investigations, and cryptocurrencies, and Mark Bentley, a leading authority and specialist in Deep web OSINT, tradecraft and covert interaction and searching. . A combined Forty plus years of law enforcement and investigation experience between them, ensures that those attending get the very best training in this arena today. We believe we are unique in our approach and no other course offers the experience and depth that we offer.

Mission statement.

The workshop and masterclass, held over 5 days, covers the very best up to date methods and tradecraft to equip the modern  day  cyber investigator with all the latest cutting edge tools and proactive  investigation methodology.

Course structure.

The course is designed to take the student through the full spectrum of topics necessary to be an effective Cyber investigator. Whether its chasing cryptocurrencies, tracking paedophiles through keywords or images,  or simply  finding deep buried and historic data on your target, on the dark or open web, this is the course for you. From network exploration and how we all leave digital footprints, to device tracking and bitcoin analysis, The course focusses on all online offenders and organised criminal gangs from financial criminal behaviour to offenders against children.

The foray into the darkweb includes everything you need to know about Tor tracking and tracing, cryptocurrency awareness, tracking and analysis.

The course also covers in detail, tracking and tracing images, exif and meta data , and live internet searches.


This masterclass is a full hands on interactive course where the methodology and best practice is explained, and then the students practice the tradecraft live and online.  Please be advised that this course is almost 50% practical workshops and  excersizes, , so your own laptop is essential

Cases and examples , both current and historic will be given throughout, to add depth and relevance to the methodology .

Students will each receive a USB with free software, tutorials and over 1000 OSINT tool links to ensure they continue to have the tools they need, post course.

Food and beverage

Lunch and refreshments, coffee and snacks will be provided and included in the price. Accommodation is the responsibility of the delegate

Pre requisite technical knowledge

Please be advised that this is a immersing and fully interactive course, and some knowledge in the area of cryptocurrencies and the Dark web would be advantageous, but not essential.

Venue, prices and agenda will go live in a couple of weeks. Please bookmark this page to get on updates.

Register your interest here

© Trace Tools 2014. No unauthorised reproduction or use for training without express permission of Tracetools