Chatham-Kent: Social Media Investigations 101 for Professionals and Employers

Date and Time

Starts:06/17/2021 9:00 AM

Ends:06/17/2021 11:00 AM

Event Type: Webcast

2.0 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

As HR professionals you have the opportunity to avoid hiring an applicant that could compromise your organization's brand, leak sensitive information, speak unfavorably online, create a toxic work culture (bullying), or even put employees at personal risk of violence. Speaker Matt Richardson explains how a professional social media and web background investigation could be the difference between a successful or regrettable hiring decision.  


9:00 AM - Welcome and Introductions

9:05 AM - Speaker Presentation

11:00 AM - Event Concludes

Registration closes: June 16, 2021 at 8:00am

Registration difficulties or questions? Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Bobbi-Lyn Smith at 

Learning Objectives:

Creating the investigative framework and strategy; Advanced social media search; Google "voodoo" and search operators; protecting your "brand"; key sources of information; tools and resources.

Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Speaker bio(s)
Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is an expert on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and social media and internet internet investigations. Upon completing the Ontario Police College program for OSINT Matt began teaching the art of online investigations as well as cutting edge internet safety seminars. His background working in politics and the provincial and federal civil service and OSINT credential lead to him providing elected officials and staff with skills to conduct effective background investigations on job applicants and perform “digital threat assessments”. Matt is currently an OSINT Trainer and Advisor for Special Projects for Echosec Systems, and in 2019 founded the “Digital Empowerment Project” (Canada) in partnership with a retired Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigator for the Ohio State ICAC Task Force. PAST AND PRESENT CLIENTS (NOT LIMITED TO) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Internet Communications Technology Council (ICTC) Queen’s University - Dept. of Sociology and Criminology CFB Trenton Military Family Resource Centre Hastings Prince Edward District School Board Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Loyalist College HIGHLIGHTS Queen’s University - Dept. of Sociology and Criminology Designing and delivering lectures on geo-spacial intelligence, social media and Darknet searches for criminal investigations and academic research for the Ph.d programs. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Delivered seminars on Open Source Intelligence and Social Media investigations for teams of Street Crime Officers and Detectives. Information Communications Technology Council (ICTC): Delivered webinars and seminars and designed resource materials for the ICTC and their “Digital Dash” project and “Cyber Titan” program. Hastings Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) Designing a suite of custom online safety and digital well-being resources and online learning modules for teachers that align with provincial curriculum requirements.