Meeting/Event Information


January 15, 2019

January 2019 Monthly Meeting
January 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Industrial Commission of Arizona
800 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
The Dark Web

$0.00 Member

$20.00 Guest

Please join us for our monthly meeting on January 15, 2019

Topic: The Dark Web - Fraudulent IDs, Stolen Data, Investigative Leads

Speaker: Bill Curd, Synesys Group  

Agenda: Sign-in begins at 11:30 am; presentation from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Location: Industrial Commission of Arizona, 800 W. Washington, 1st Floor Auditorium

Parking: Free, on the top level of the garage just west of the building

Cost: Free for current chapter members; $20 all others.

Registration Information: Pre-registration is not required for this event. However, we encourage guests to pre-register online, as this allows you to pay your admission fee with a credit card. If you do not pre-register, cash and checks only are accepted at the door. Chapter members may also pre-register online, to save time at the sign-in table. Register online at

Refund Policy: Email [email protected] to cancel. To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be received by the 3rd business day prior to the meeting (for example, by Thursday at 5 pm before a Tuesday meeting). Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card. Cash or check payments will be refunded by check.

Complaint Resolution: Please contact [email protected]

Program Description

In a fast-paced talk, we will gain an understanding of the nature of the Dark Web, how fraudulent identification documents, private information, and stolen data among other things are trafficked there, and how it can be leveraged by investigators for leads.

We will see how the Dark Web fits into the Darknet and the overall Internet. You will learn how to search it both from the Surface Web (the visible, non-anonymous, search indexed web) and within the Dark Web itself. The TOR (The Onion Ring) .onion-specific Deep Web and the TOR browser will be explained. You will be cautioned about the dangers in this environment and given guidance on how to protect your computer and yourself to a degree.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how the Dark Web fits into the overall Internet, and how to access it with some degree of safety
  • Understand how fraudulent identification documents, private information, and stolen data are trafficked there
  • Apply how to search from both the Surface Web and within the Dark Web itself in pursuit of investigative leads

Program Information

  • Delivery Method: Group Live
  • Recommended Field of Study: Spec. Knowledge
  • Recommended CPE Credits: 1

o   CPE Certificates will be emailed within 30 days to those who attend the entire program and sign in on the attendance sheet.

  • Level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: None

Presenter Information

Dr. Bill Curd has been a pioneer in cyber security and related disciplines within global high-tech enterprises for decades. As President of Synesys Group, he is an invited instructor, speaker, and consultant in cyber security & privacy, professional effectiveness, CYBINT techniques, and national security & geopolitical matrix – perhaps best known for his highly-evaluated CISSP boot camps.

At Honeywell, he was lead security analyst and compliance focal for systems running SAP globally with 59,000 users processing over $35B in business. Previously, Bill was Manager of Systems Integration and Security, Aerospace Electronic Systems, the Information Security Officer (CISO equivalent) for 15 years, and a (deputy) Network and Data Security Officer for all of Honeywell.

Bill Curd, PhD, CFE, CRISC, CISSP attended 12 colleges, earning 4 degrees including a Ph.D. in electrical engineering (now pursuing a Masters with his wife), and has numerous professional certifications and affiliations.

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