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May 21 2021


2:00 pm

Internet Investigation Resources for 2021

The keen OSINT investigator takes stock in what was learned over the last 12 months and what is on the horizon for due diligence investigations, background checks, social media research and monitoring, and everything from Timbuktu to Tahiti.
20/20 is hindsight. As we progress through 2021, Hg’s expert staff have culled the OSINT arena to provide insight and understanding into the most important tools, open sources, search techniques, and online monitoring services available now and provide insight into where to keep your pulse in the new decade.
  • How to implement the best search techniques and resources of the last 12 months into your research, analysis, and reporting
  • Review of the best online monitoring alert services, both free and fee-based, currently available
  • New OSINT tools, techniques, services, and options in 2021
  • Tips to keep up with new search engines for investigations and research
Rachel Kronenfeld
Manager of Investigations, Hetherington Group

Ms. Kronenfeld joined Hetherington Group in 2016 and is Hg’s lead investigator. As a skilled and diverse analyst, she performs comprehensive background investigations and enhanced due diligence, providing clients valuable insights into making sound business and personal decisions on hiring, investing, and asset management. Ms. Kronenfeld is responsible for management and development of the analyst team and oversees all investigations.

Trained under Cynthia Hetherington’s tutelage, Ms. Kronenfeld conducts trainings to investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices in conducting asset and background investigations.

Ms. Kronenfeld is a contributing writer of Hg’s newsletter, Data2know: Internet & Online Intelligence—one of the industry’s most trusted sources on due diligence investigations, background checks, online personal security assessments and protection, and open source research. Her professional research specialty is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques.

Before joining Hg, Ms. Kronenfeld worked as a paralegal, where she honed her skills in due diligence investigations, legal research, and case analysis through public record research. She interned at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center for the New Jersey State Police in their Major Crimes Unit, where she worked side-by-side with detectives to uncover threats and fraud through gathering and analyzing information. Ms. Kronenfeld holds a B.A. in Political Science (magna cum laude) from Ramapo College of New Jersey.