Ransomware and Geopolitics – Impact to AML

  • When: March 5, 2020
  • Time: 2PM – 3PM ET
  • Level: All

Although lots of folks talk about ransomware, few are immune to it. Ransomware continues to be the #1 threat out there, and recent geopolitical tensions only make that threat more profound. It’s particularly more serious if the compromise deals in theft of the information, as well as locking of systems (i.e. some malware just locks information, but the adversary doesn’t have a copy). During this webinar, our expert panelists will discuss the intersection of cyber and crypto in the ransomware and AML landscape.

Learning Objectives:

  • How asymmetrical warfare impacts AML in 2020
  • How cybersecurity officials are becoming more involved in legacy AML programs
  • Understanding the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) in Financial systems
  • See the sophistication and the merging of cyber and cryptocurrency conventions
  • An understanding and appreciation of recent geopolitical cyber and cryptocurrency initiatives and how they have an immediate impact on AML programs worldwide
  • Why OFACs decision to add crypto-wallet addresses was so revolutionary and timely

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance/AFC Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Law Enforcement
  • IT Specialists
  • Industry Consultants


  • Global
  • North America
  • Banking




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Michelle Farr
  • Michelle Farr

  • Lead Enterprise Cyber Security Consultant
  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence


Michelle is a senior security executive with a foundation of industry, government and military experience. Certified Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professional (GRCP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). In addition to her duties leading the Enterprise Consulting Team, Michelle Farr sits as an Outside Director and Chairman of a Government Security Committee (GSC) helping ensure organizations follows strict US Government policies and procedures to safeguard government information, regulate the export of controlled information, and comply with DoD guidance; US export control law; and the National Industrial Security Program.

Doug McCalmont
  • Doug McCalmont

  • Senior AML Solutions Consultant
  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence


In 2013, Doug was exposed to blockchain technology for the first time through his analysis of cryptographic currencies for a major asset management firm. From 2015-2016, he led an initiative within Latin America introducing identity verification methods utilizing blockchain technology. In April 2017, after 19 years of full-time employment within the “traditional” financial services community, he established a blockchain technology consulting firm assisting the portion of the nonprofit community that maintained operations in the developing world. As this area continues its impressive growth, He believes that this technology will have a profound impact on the way anti-money laundering operations are carried out within financial institutions.