Using OSINT to Detect Sanctioned Entities and Persons

Upcoming Webinar

Upcoming Webinar

Using OSINT to Detect Sanctioned Entities and Persons

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST | 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM London
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM Amsterdam

People and enterprises that have been sanctioned will often create alternative profiles and hidden channels. Regulatory measures in Europe and the US have placed an increasing burden of responsibility on corporates, their officers and agents to take active measures to ensure that they do not interact with such parties. However, professional “sanction” databases do not go much beyond stating the relevant name and address. So, how can you be sure that you are not trading with a known associate or offshore subsidiary of a sanctioned party?

Open Source Intelligence, or “OSINT” for short, is a well-proven and much used methodology used by intelligence agencies. It was devised over time for the purpose of uncovering relevant data by carrying out structured searches of all publicly available information.Such data can be in the form of words or numbers, text, image, audio, or video located on the web or in social media; it can be discovered via a conversation or phone-call.

In this SanctionsAlert.com webinar, our sanctions expert will discuss the growing trend of using OSINT as part of your compliance duties and how to effectively discover relevant facts and data about sanctioned parties that they might prefer you didn’t know.

Our experts will discuss:

  • What are OSINT technologies and methodologies, as well as how you can use these tools to quickly and effectively discover relevant facts about sanctioned parties;
  • Understanding the difference between information discovery in the surface web vs. the deep web;
  • How to search across three distinct dimensions of information: static content, edited content and dynamic content, as well as how to make such searches in almost any human language; and
  • What is structured search and how to create effective ‘Boolean’ search strings to make the best use of enforced term operators and field type searches.

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Robert Maxwell
Chief Executive Officer
FinINTEL Solutions Ltd

After twenty-five years working for leading investment banks and fund managers as a financial analyst, Robert switched his focus eight ears ago to the area of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and on how to bring its techniques and methodologies into the financial sector. He soon focused on the discovery and monitoring of financial crime, on AML, KYC and enhanced due diligence.

Apart from his work training financial investigators and analysts working at various regulators, banks and corporates in the usage of OSINT techniques within their daily work streams. Robert is also an external advisor to K2 Intelligence in Madrid, where he specializes in investigating complex international fraud. He also undertakes regular teaching assignments in universities in London and Madrid.

Duration:

75 minutes

Speaker:

Robert Maxwell

Moderator:

Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

FREE! Advanced Tech: Using the Latest Machine Learning and AI for Greater Efficiency in Sanctions Screening

Upcoming Webinar

Upcoming Webinar

FREE! Advanced Tech: Using the Latest Machine Learning and AI for Greater Efficiency in Sanctions Screening

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST | 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM London
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM Amsterdam

Eventbrite - Advanced Tech: Using the Latest Machine Learning and AI for Greater Efficiency in Sanctions Screening (FREE)

As has always been the aim of SanctionsAlert.com, we wish to not only provide the best training and development for sanctions professionals, but to arm sanction professionals with the know-how needed to carry out their daily duties with the upmost efficiency and effectiveness. To that end, SanctionsAlert.com has created the Sanctions Technology Taskforce (STTF).

In addition to providing various useful resources to the compliance community, STTF members conduct regular Technology Webinars to keep the sanctions community abreast of all the latest developments in sanctions technology.

In this SanctionsAlert.com STTF webinar, our sanctions technology experts will discuss the growing trend of using Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of your compliance duties and how to incorporate ML and AI into your company’s daily processes.

Our experts will discuss:

  • the definition of ML and AI;
  • How ML and AI are being used for sanctions screening;
  • What the differences are between financial institutions and corporations wanting to leverage ML and AI for sanctions screening;
  • How to revise your policies and procedures to incorporate ML and AI; and
  • What the processes and strategies are to implement ML and AI.
Eventbrite - Advanced Tech: Using the Latest Machine Learning and AI for Greater Efficiency in Sanctions Screening (FREE)

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NoMoneylaundering webinars conduct audience polls that will give you vital benchmarking data so you can measure your anti-money laundering compliance against others.

Registered attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance to demonstrate required AML training to auditors, and regulators.

Jennifer McEntire
Director, Financial Crime Compliance
LexisNexis®Risk Solutions

Jennifer McEntire is responsible for defining the commercial strategy for the Financial Crime Compliance Suite of Products at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. They deliver comprehensiveFinancial Crime Compliance data and technology solutions, designed to help organizations effectively comply with BSA, AML, Economic Sanctions, and Anti-Bribery and Corruption regulations.Jennifer joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2015.

Prior to joining LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Jennifer worked for 10 years in the financial sector and was responsible for the development, implementation, and management of compliance and fraud operations departments at various financial institutions. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and serves as Co-Chair on the ACAMS Central Florida Chapter Board of Directors. She received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Weber State University and an MBA from the University of Utah.

Joe Murray
Principle Scientist
FICO Analytics

Joe Murray is a Principal Scientist at FICO Analytics (San Diego) and joined FICO in 2009. He currently leads the development of new products for AML using advanced machine learning, with the goal of reducing illicit money flows and easing bank’s compliance costs. He has developed predictive models for clients worldwide, with applications in retail banking, fraud prevention and mobile device security. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and postdoc at MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences, focusing on machine learning and neural networks.

Duration:

75 minutes

Moderator:

Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

Beyond List Matching: Compliance with Sectoral Sanctions

Upcoming Webinar

Date:  Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time:  12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST, 05:00 PM – 06:15 PM London
06:00 PM – 07:15 PM Amsterdam

In recent times, non-list based sanctions have taken center stage in the compliance world. Since July 2014, the U.S. government has begun to utilize an entirely new breed of sanctions regime known as “sectoral sanctions”. These non-list based sanctions, such as those broadly imposed on Venezuelan ‘new debt’ or Russian trade, aim to limit certain sectors of a country’s economy from gaining access to U.S. capital markets. The U.S. Treasury has also created a Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) List, which is now arguably just as important as OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.

In order to fully comply with international sanctions regulations, compliance suites must now go far beyond simple alert checks and day-to-day list matching.

In this SanctionsAlert.com webinar, our expert speakers will discuss the importance of incorporating non-list based activities into your sanctions program as well as the key items your company needs to know in order to comply with recent sectoral sanctions.

You will learn:

  • How to create a comprehensive non-list based approach to sanctions compliance;
  • Today’s key sectoral sanctions regimes as well as what financial institutions need to know in order to stay compliant;
  • Examples and case studies of other activities-based sanctions not related to any list (e.g. Venezuelan ‘new debt’).
OFAC

Duration: 

75 minutes

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Certificate of Attendance

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Peter Jeydel
Associate
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

Peter’s practice focuses on US economic sanctions and export controls, including the sanctions regulations of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the export control regulations of the Departments of Commerce and State. He counsels clients on compliance, transactions, licensing, jurisdiction and classification assessments, disclosures, and regulatory and enforcement actions. He has represented persons facing US criminal charges or under criminal investigation for export controls and sanctions violations. The Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee of the International Law Section, he frequently writes about this broad field.

Clay Stevenson
Former Managing Director and the Global Economic Sanctions Executive
Bank of America Corporation

Clay is an independent consultant specializing in economic sanctions matters, assisting clients in a variety of industries navigate the challenges of fast-changing requirements. Prior to starting his consultancy, from 2009 to 2017 Clay was Managing Director and the Global Economic Sanctions Executive for Bank of America Corporation, responsible for the company’s economic sanctions and anti-boycott compliance efforts, as well as a stint leading its anti-bribery / anti-corruption and Code of Ethics programs. From 2007-2009 Clay had responsibility for economic sanctions compliance at Merrill Lynch. And from 1999-2007, Clay served with the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), working first in the Compliance Division and later what is now the Office of Global Targeting, the group responsible for OFAC’s sanctions designation activities. Among his roles while at OFAC, Clay served as the first Chief of the Counter-proliferation Section within the then-Designation Investigations Division where he led a team of sanctions investigators charged with targeting the assets of weapons of mass destruction proliferators and their support networks, with particular focus on North Korea and Iran. Clay received his BA from the George Washington University and his MA from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Continuing Education

SanctionsAlert.com typically requests CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist – ACAMS) and CAFP (Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Professional -ICB) credits for its live webinars. Please send us a message if you wish to confirm which credits have been obtained.

Moderator:

Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

This Live Webinar is Included in the SanctionsAlert.com Membership. SanctionsAlert.com Members will receive an email with log in details one day before the Webinar. These are also posted on the SanctionsAlert.com Platform. After the Live Webinar, SanctionsAlert.com Members can also view this webinar on-demand on our Platform.

Attendee Testimonials

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Bank of America

“Great knowledge from the presenters and the content was relevant”
— José R. Fernandez, Bank of America – Charlotte, NC, USA

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Wells Fargo

“Great coverage of information”
— Cathy Swindell-Smith, Wells Fargo – Charlotte, NC, USA

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Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company

“It was very informative. The speakers were clear and the information was disseminated in a clear, concise manner.”
— Nicolette Douglas, Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company – New York, NY, USA

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RBC

“The content was excellent and easy to understand. The presenters did a great job!”
— Susan Wilson, RBC – Toronto, Canada

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Comerico Bank

“Both speakers were exceptionally knowledgeable and provided practical information regarding the sanctions changes”
— Adam Hermes, Comerico Bank – Livonia, USA

Preparing for a Regulatory Examination of Your Financial Institution’s OFAC Program

Upcoming Webinar

Date:  Thursday, July 12, 2018

Time:  12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM London,
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM Amsterdam

This webinar will address the steps an institution can take in advance in order to prepare for a bank examination of your OFAC program. Our speaker will discuss and provide guidelines for positively and accurately representing OFAC programs to regulators in order to ensure your business achieves the best outcome.

In this SanctionsAlert.com Webinar, we will cover: what happens when the bank examiner arrives, how the examiner prepares him/herself for the examination, how to handle questions from the examiner, and how to best document the examination.

What you will learn:

  • The ins and outs of the “rule book” used by the Regulator;
  • How to prepare your team (i.e. compliance staff, business lines with sanctions responsibilities, senior executives) for the examination;
  • How to use and get the most our of communication protocols; and
  • How to organize relevant information relating to your OFAC program.
OFAC

Duration: 

75 minutes

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Certificate of Attendance

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Thomas E. Nollner
Consultant
Office of Technical Assistance (OTA)
U.S. Treasury Department

Tom has more than 38 years of experience in financial institution supervision and consulting.  He spent 30 years as a National Bank Examiner (NBE) for the Comptroller of the Currency where he was a safety and soundness examiner and a compliance examiner, retiring in 2008.   During Tom’s last 15 years as an NBE and past 10 years as a consultant, he has specialized as an AML/CFT examiner/consultant.  In these roles he has analyzed the AML/CFT programs and processes for all types of financial institutions’ to ensure that they complied with applicable AML/CFT laws, rules, and regulations.  In addition, he has reviewed suspicious activity identification, monitoring, and reporting processes; he has traced proceeds and transactions through several layers of activity; and he has provided AML/CFT training for many different financial institutions.

In his current role at the OTA, Tom assists developing countries with banking issues. Tom is assigned to the Economic Crimes Team that focuses on training, assisting, and mentoring the staffs of the financial regulatory departments and financial intelligence units of various countries, such as: Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, and Surinam, regarding AML/CFT compliance.

Continuing Education

SanctionsAlert.com typically requests CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist – ACAMS) and CAFP (Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Professional -ICB) credits for its live webinars. Please send us a message if you wish to confirm which credits have been obtained.

Moderator:

Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

This Live Webinar is Included in the SanctionsAlert.com Membership. SanctionsAlert.com Members will receive an email with log in details one day before the Webinar. These are also posted on the SanctionsAlert.com Platform. After the Live Webinar, SanctionsAlert.com Members can also view this webinar on-demand on our Platform.

Attendee Testimonials

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Bank of America

“Great knowledge from the presenters and the content was relevant”
— José R. Fernandez, Bank of America – Charlotte, NC, USA

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Wells Fargo

“Great coverage of information”
— Cathy Swindell-Smith, Wells Fargo – Charlotte, NC, USA

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Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company

“It was very informative. The speakers were clear and the information was disseminated in a clear, concise manner.”
— Nicolette Douglas, Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company – New York, NY, USA

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RBC

“The content was excellent and easy to understand. The presenters did a great job!”
— Susan Wilson, RBC – Toronto, Canada

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Comerico Bank

“Both speakers were exceptionally knowledgeable and provided practical information regarding the sanctions changes”
— Adam Hermes, Comerico Bank – Livonia, USA