JJAY-NCFTA Darknet Markets, Forums, and Investigations Webinar

blue-green fluorescent lighted circuit board This webinar introduces participants to illegal darknet markets and associated forums, particularly the illicit goods and services offered, as well as successful law enforcement operations targeting these sites. Participants will gain practical knowledge on how to create anonymous accounts to access and monitor these sites and intelligence collection tactics for use in law enforcement investigations.


Marie-Helen Maras
Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Marie-Helen Maras is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Cybercrime Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She holds a DPhil in Law and an MPhil and MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford. Her academic background and research cover cybersecurity, cybercrime, and the impact of digital technology. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and books and serves as a consultant and subject matter expert on cybercrime at UNODC.

Steve Diamond
Intelligence Analyst, NCFTA

Steve is an Intelligence Analyst III at the NCFTA and currently serves in the Training department, assisting in dark web investigations training for government, law enforcement, and private sector partners. He also assists in various cyber threat intelligence requests, specializing in dark web investigations, and also assists in partner engagement. He has spent the previous year on the Malware and Cyber Threats team assisting in various cyber threats investigations.

Adam Scott Wandt
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Adam Scott Wandt has worked on sponsored research in partnership with the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Interpol, the United Nations, as well as law enforcement and educational institutions from around the world. His primary research and consulting interests include technology law and policy, information security, investigative/surveillance technology, OSINT, cryptocurrency, darknet markets, and social engineering.