Cynthia Hetherington, CFE
Cynthia Hetherington has more than 20 years of experience in research, investigations and corporate intelligence. She is the founder of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing and training firm focusing on intelligence, security and investigations. Hetherington was named the 2012 James Baker Speaker of the Year for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Hetherington applies her expertise in library science and information systems to provide clients with strategic insight into research and complex investigations. During her career, she has assisted a vast number of clients with Internet investigations related to employee theft and intellectual property loss. Hetherington has also applied her research skills while conducting online and database research to uncover well-hidden relations between fraudulent associates, their assets and secrets. She has experience overseeing international investigations for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
A widely-published author, Hetherington authored The Guide to Online Due Diligence Investigations (2015), the The Manual to Online Public Records (2008) and Business Background Investigations (2007), published by Facts on Demand Press. She is the publisher of Data2know.com: Internet & Online Intelligence e-newsletter and has co-authored articles on steganography, computer forensics, Internet investigations and other security-focused monographs. She is also recognized for providing corporate security officials, military intelligence units, and federal, state and local agencies with training on online intelligence practices.