Chairman to Share Secrets of Open Source Intel with Anti-Fraud Professionals

TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) March 4, 2014 — Kevin Connell, chairman of, will demonstrate the advanced Internet research and investigative skills that are essential for all levels of the business enterprise, especially for those that investigate fraud, during a dinner presentation before the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Central Florida chapter March 11 in Orlando, Fla.
Connell will illustrate in non-technical terms the most current, comprehensive and cutting-edge Internet research techniques available today. Failure to use these techniques results in many valuable sources of intelligence going unknown and untapped. The fact is, acquiring useful and relevant (OSINT) requires much more than just the ability to surf the Web.
“Finding the needed information isn’t simply a matter of entering the right keywords into a search engine,” Connell said. “Most people don’t know what they don’t know about online searching and miss far more relevant information than they find. I’ll show attendees how to go off the beaten path and develop a new range of powerful skill sets. My end goal is to make attendees more effective and efficient online.”
Attendees will learn how to:
– Conduct due diligence using the Web efficiently and legally
– Find more information in less time when online, and make better sense of it
– Create advanced searches on popular search engines, as well as Meta Search engines
– Search public record sources
– Mine social networking sites
– Analyze the information they find and distinguish between reliable and unreliable information
– Narrow research and focus on the best resources
– Locate information on an individual or business
Attendees will leave with:
1) Renewed confidence in their Internet search know-how
2) The ability to find more useful & relevant information in less time
3) An advanced ability to conduct Web searches that are legal and compliant
4) A list of websites and search tools linked to intelligence collection objectives
5) Proven search queries
6) Checklists for each step in the process
This “how to” presentation will explain the step-by-step procedures required in conducting searches, providing up-to-date “screenshots” of each website used for visual reference. It will also feature tips, insider secrets, checklists, examples and “real world” case studies that will help attendees find information that was once unavailable and unreachable. Ultimately, the ability to find deep and hidden websites that return key intelligence while being in compliance with the law and privacy consideration is a necessary skill for Anti-Fraud professionals.
The dinner and presentation, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., cost $20.00 for ACFE Central Florida members, $25.00 for non-chapter members and $15.00 for students (with student IDs). Walk-ups are welcome but will only be accommodated if space is available. Connell’s presentation qualifies for one hour of CPE (Continuing Professional Education) for ACFE members. A light meal is included with the meeting fee. To register for the meeting, visit
About Kevin Connell
Kevin Connell is the Chairman and Founder of, a global firm headquartered in Tampa Florida since 1994. He served as Director on the first Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Mr. Connell is recognized for his expertise on Open Source Intelligence and Background Checks. He has provided research and testimony as an expert witness in court cases. He was on the adjunct faculty of the University of South Florida for over a decade. He has spoken at numerous business, security and human resources conferences, including twice providing testimony before the Florida Supreme Court. He is widely quoted, is a published author, and has been featured on television, including Fox News and ABC News. Connell’s business experience spans over a quarter of a century.
Since 1994, AccuScreen Inc. has been an industry pioneer, leader and expert in employment background screening, specializing in criminal background checks. Its reports are delivered to companies across the world in a time matter of instantly to 72 hours.