NALI Annual Conference 2023

Megan Munoz

Title:  Dumping & Preserving Social Media Accounts

Description:  Every investigation involves, at some level, social media, and open source examinations. Your team may also need to locate a social media user of interest or concern. Your analysis of the profile may become challenging if the user does not reveal their real identify. The presenter will discuss how to harness the internet to identify the person or group behind an unknown username or alias. The presentation will include real case examples to demonstrate successful workflows. This presentation will also examine the different types of open source and social media platforms and the language of this unique investigative world. During the presentations, open source investigations using social media will be discussed, as will the preservation of data to present in court

Ms. Megan Munoz joined the Hetherington Group in early 2022, serving as the Director of Education and Knowledge Management. She is an all-source intelligence analyst and instructor specializing in homeland security, law enforcement, counterterrorism, radicalization, curriculum development, and intelligence analysis.

Prior to joining the Hetherington Group, she worked for the United States Air Force and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness as a Senior Intelligence Analyst and managed a training academy which instructed in the tradecraft of intelligence for law-enforcement, first responders, and intelligence analysts across the region. Collectively, she has 17 years of intelligence experience.

Ms. Munoz is also a graduate and undergraduate level adjunct professor and curriculum developer at two different universities, as well as a doctoral student at the University of Southern California, with a dissertation focusing on Radicalization towards White Supremacy Extremism.

Ms. Munoz is tasked with the growth and success of Hetherington Group’s educational programs and the Knowledge Management Center, which houses several programs relating to the industry and investigations. She is tasked with maintaining a robust training and instruction curriculum, populated with information related to the industry, cyber investigations, and the intelligence tradecraft, designed to cultivate staff growth in subject specialization and development. She is also solely responsible for business development in the training and education realm, identifying leads, client and vender relations, and proposal writing. Finally, she is a master instructor, leading courses for federal, state, local, and private industries, both in-person and via online platforms.