'Incomplete Risk Awareness' & Terrorist Financing

An Analysis for Financial Institutions and Commercial Organizations Looking to Reduce Risk


As technology continues to play a critical role in facilitating ISIS’s operations, the same technologies have created significant barriers for financial institutions’ anti-terrorist financing programs. While ISIS has demonstrated an affinity for a diverse range of technologies, the group’s widespread adoption of encrypted communication tools, digital currencies, and social media has created unprecedented challenges for combatting terrorist financing.

The Paper provides the following guidance:

  • • ISIS’s historic funding tactics and strategies
  • • How companies, especially financial institutions, can spot signals that might indicate terrorist financing
  • • Which regions are most critical to track while monitoring for potential terrorist financing
  • • Learn the emerging ways that ISIS leverages technology

Insights gleaned from these initiatives can help financial institutions become better-equipped to proactively mitigate terrorists’ use of financial systems and reduce their own business or financial exposure.

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