NALI Online Training 2021

Edward J. Ajaeb

Online & Social Media Investigations: Beyond the Big Sites

Social media and online communication platforms define our everyday lives. These open digital sources are goldmines waiting for investigators. Learn advanced open source and social media intelligence collection techniques for a variety of popular mobile apps and online platforms. Explore case studies and real-life examples of how these unique tools and specialized techniques are actively used for all types of investigations.


Edward J. Ajaeb is an experienced professional investigator, intelligence analyst, online researcher, business owner, and national speaker specializing in social media and digital investigations, due diligence, public records, background investigations, and open source intelligence (OSINT).

As founder and president of Nighthawk Strategies based in Washington, D.C., he has built on many years of experience to successfully help clients navigate complex security, intelligence, and investigative needs. His clients have included nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, international research firms, and government officials and agencies.

Ed has appeared on multiple podcasts and published articles in a variety of publications in the security, investigations, and research industries, including Pursuit Magazine, PI Magazine, and Online Searcher. He has presented and lectured at numerous association conferences including the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC), Michigan Council of Professional Investigators (MCPI), OSMOSIS, and ASIS International’s Global Security Exchange (GSX). Additionally, he is a member of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS), the Society of Professional Investigators (SPI), and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP).

Edward J. Ajaeb
President, Nighthawk Strategies
4410 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite #165
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 796-8051
(315) 404-4276