Today, law enforcement and financial crime investigators face new challenges stemming from the rise of cryptocurrency-related criminal activities. For investigators who are in the early stages of navigating this complex landscape, this three-part webinar series breaks down the investigative process into three parts: 1) Search and Discovery, 2) Identifying Leads, 3) and Tracing: From Lead to Seizure.

Join TRM Academy master instructor, Rita Martin (former U.S.S.S. special agent), and speakers from TRM’s Global Investigations team for these practical, interactive sessions on the full investigative lifecycle.

Please select each of the sessions you would like to attend.
Fri, Nov. 03, 2023 · 11:00 am (EDT)
While only some forms of crime can benefit from crypto, all forms of investigations stand to benefit from an understanding of crypto and on-chain data.

In the first session of this series, we’ll cover the foundations of identifying evidence related to cryptocurrency in everyday investigations and what actions to take to progress an investigation.

Join Part 1 to learn more about:
* The fundamentals of blockchain intelligence
* How to recognize and triage crypto artifacts
* What initial steps to take in an investigation involving crypto
Fri, Nov. 03, 2023 · 4:00 am (EDT)
Same content as listed above
Tue, Nov. 14, 2023 · 10:00 am (EST)
The need to effectively interact with Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) like exchanges and payment processors has become pivotal for investigations into the illicit use of cryptocurrencies.

The second session in this series covers the critical role that VASPs play in most investigations.

Join Part 2 to learn more about:
* Identifying blockchain on- and off-ramps
* Requesting and analyzing documentation from Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs)
*Following leads to find attribution
Mon, Nov. 13, 2023 · 9:00 pm (EST)
Same content as listed above
Fri, Nov. 17, 2023 · 10:00 am (EST)
Session three expands on skills taught in sessions one and two – identifying crypto artifacts and pursuing initial leads – by diving deeper into blockchain tracing and legal considerations for seizure opportunities.

This webinar will guide you through identification of on-chain clues and patterns to determine flows and ownership of funds with confidence. Participants will learn about programmatic money laundering and multi-chain investigations and how they affect an investigator’s ability to “connect the dots.” The series will end with a discussion on working with prosecutors on legal considerations and opportunities for seizure of illicit funds.

Join Part 3 to learn more about:
* Following funds on the blockchain
* Putting together a full investigative story
* Legal considerations and identifying seizure opportunities
Thu, Nov. 16, 2023 · 9:00 pm (EST)
Same content as listed above
Rita Martin
Global Investigations
As a member of the Global Investigations Team at TRM Labs, Rita spends her days conducting on-chain investigations into hacks, fraud, and trans-national organized cybercriminals. She is also passionate about training, particularly for law enforcement, when it comes to investigations involving cryptocurrencies and defi. She helps build TRM Academy, the self-serve learning platform for all things cryptocurrency risk management serving the public sector, compliance professionals, and crypto businesses alike.

As a former Special Agent with the U. S. Secret Service, Rita was the lead case agent responsible for several complex financially motivated cybercrime investigations. Her former casework targeted high-risk cryptocurrency exchanges and other infrastructure that allowed top-tier cybercriminals to operate with impunity and anonymity. As a trained network intrusion responder, Ms. Martin also brings expertise of real-time event analysis, malware typing, and web application security to the team at TRM.
Phil Ariss
Director of UK Public Sector Relations, TRM Labs
Phil Ariss is Director of UK Public Sector Relations at TRM Labs, where he draws on more than 15 years of law enforcement experience in cybercrime, cryptocurrency investigations and digital research to maximize cryptocurrency investigation capabilities for law enforcement across the UK. 

In his former role as National Coordinator for Cryptocurrencies and Virtual Assets for the NPCC Cybercrime Programme, Mr. Ariss focused on ensuring that the UK public had confidence in law enforcement’s ability to bring offenders to justice and deny criminals the benefits of crime, by building awareness on how cryptocurrencies are being used to facilitate criminality in both the UK and internationally.

During his time with the NPCC, Mr. Ariss led a training programme for nearly 1,000 officers and staff, who now act as tactical advisors in cases involving cryptocurrencies. Mr. Ariss was also responsible for the standardization of the UK’s approach to seizure, restraint and confiscation of cryptocurrencies.
Jonno Newman
Global Investigations, TRM Labs
Jonno Newman is a member of TRM’s Global Investigations team, based in Adelaide, Australia. He previously spent almost 13 years in the South Australia Police (SAPOL), including as head of its Cybercrime Training and Prevention Section, and a year as a senior investigator and trainer within Kraken Digital Asset Exchange’s Financial Intelligence Unit.

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