The Terrorist Next Door: Reinventing AML/CTF to Fight Growing Domestic Threats

  • When: October 28, 2019
  • Time: 1PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

*This webinar is only available to ACAMS Enterprise Members. For more information on ACAMS the Enterprise Membership, please visit

Following the horrors of 9/11, and continuing through the nightmarish reign of ISIS, compliance professionals around the world were at the forefront of developing protocols to detect and interrupt terrorist financing flows. But the vicious violence of organized criminal networks is being overshadowed by a shocking wave of mass shootings committed by deranged individuals — primarily, but not exclusively, in the US.

As with terrorist groups, their goal is mass murder. But AML professionals must develop new risk models for this new breed of terrorist, whose financing methods are markedly different — and definitively difficult to spot. 

Join this authoritative discussion for expert analysis of how AML/CTF must be retooled to mitigate mass violence and terrorist financing risks in this dangerous era of domestic threats. 

Learning Objectives

  • Reviewing studies by the FBI and other groups on pre-attack behaviors to enhance detection and resolution of behavioral red flags such as histories of physical abuse, workplace intimidation or stalking
  • Strengthening risk models with strategies such as social media monitoring to spot at-risk behaviors such as affiliation with hate groups, admiration of mass shooters and statements of violent intent  
  • Analyzing cases such as Omar Mateen and James Holmes to identify financial typologies of mass attacks such as credit card usage spikes attack weapons purchases and develop SAR reporting protocols 

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • AFC/CTF Specialists
  • Relationship Managers
  • Legal Advisers
  • Industry Consultants


  • Global

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Gregg Fields
  • Gregg Fields, CAMS

  • Senior Copywriter


Mr. Fields was a research fellow in residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard Law School before joining ACAMS. His work focused on systemic causes of the 2008 financial crisis. He spent most of his career as a financial journalist at The Miami Herald, where he covered money laundering and white-collar crime and was a member of the staff that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Mr. Fields has also taught financial journalism at graduate schools in Beijing and Hong Kong.


Dennis Lormel
  • Dennis Lormel, CAMS

  • President and CEO of DML Associates, LLC
  • Former Chief of Financial Crimes Program, FBI


Mr. Lormel retired from the FBI in 2003, after nearly 28 years as a special agent. In December 2000, he was named Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Program. Following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, he established and directed the FBI’s comprehensive terrorist financing initiative. These efforts evolved into the formation of a formal Section within the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, known as The Terrorist Financing Operations Section.