Please join us in discussing this year’s Terrorism Threat Assessment. Discussion topics will include the persistent threat posed by homegrown violent extremists, the evolution of international terrorist groups, such as ISIS and Hizballah, and the diverse threats emanating from domestic terrorist groups.
Please join Rosemary Martorana, NJOHSP Director of Intelligence, and Dean Baratta, NJOHSP Analysis Bureau Chief, as they discuss the trends and homeland security issues that impacted New Jersey in 2017, as well as the terrorism threat landscape for 2018. Please feel free to submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While there are no known, credible threats to New Jersey, the holiday season is marked with numerous festivals, outdoor gatherings, and large-scale events that offer attractive targets for terrorist organizations and extremists. During this presentation, we will discuss current terrorist tactics and trends, as well as threats to critical infrastructure associated with this time of year.
On October 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of concertgoers from his 32nd floor hotel room in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing 58 and wounding 546—making it one of the worst mass shootings in American history. Active shooter incidents can occur almost anywhere, making good preparation essential to ensuring the safety of you and those around you. For this webinar, we’ll discuss the threat active shooters pose and how to respond during active shooter situations.
In 2017, we have seen an escalation in violent confrontations between white supremacists, militia members, and counter-protesters—including anti-fascist anarchist extremists—at protests and rallies across the country. In this webinar, we will discuss this escalating violence, the psychological factors driving crowd and mob behavior, and the psychological impact of these events.
On June 1, federal authorities arrested two individuals tied to Hizballah’s Islamic Jihad Organization—which is responsible for planning intelligence-gathering, counterintelligence and terrorist activities on behalf of the group internationally—for conducting surveillance, acquiring equipment, and planning to conduct attacks. In this webinar, NJOHSP will review this case and examine the threat Hizballah poses to the United States.
This year, we have seen global cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure in multiple countries and across hundreds of thousands of computers. Cybersecurity experts assess that many of these attacks were conducted by nation states attempting to disrupt victims’ operations and destroy data, rather than profit seeking criminals. In this webinar, we will review a number of the most recent cyberattacks, including Petya and WannaCry, as well as the breaches at several nuclear power plants in the United States, and assess the impacts of such attacks. During this webinar, we will be joined by analysts from the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) to discuss these threats.
Today, most people think of the modern terrorist as a young male usually in their 20s or 30s; however, more recently ISIS has broken this trend through the recruitment of children and adults over 60. During this webinar, we will review how ISIS recruits and leverages both the young and old as fighters.
During this webinar, we will assess the threat of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) attack from fringe elements within the radical environmental movement. The movement as a whole generally rejects violence, but some outliers appear significantly motivated. Moreover, while capabilities are mostly low, exceptions are plausible, even likely.
Recently, we have seen a number of threats directed to Jewish and Muslim communities. In New Jersey, Jewish Community Centers have received bomb threats, and several mosques and Islamic centers have received anonymous threatening letters. This webinar will feature representatives from the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, New Jersey State Police and the US Department of Homeland Security. During this presentation, we will discuss the recent threats, protective measures, outreach efforts, and other resources available to ensure faith-based organizations are prepared for the 2017 spring holidays.
In 2016, 12 ideologically motivated attacks resulted in nine police officer fatalities. Additionally, over half of these incidents were preplanned. Over the last several years, the range of extremist that consider law enforcement a target has expanded and includes individuals of varied ideologies. For this presentation, we will review the extremist threats that have targeted law enforcement and the tactics used.
Homegrown violent extremists (HVE) were responsible for ten attacks and ten plots last year resulting in 49 deaths and at least 110 injuries. This toll, along with the unpredictability of these individuals, have made HVEs the most serious terrorist threat to New Jersey. On our next webinar, we will discuss the current trends, intent, and capabilities of those who are inspired— rather than directed— by foreign terrorist organizations.
Please join us in discussing this year’s Terrorism Threat Assessment. Discussion topics will include the persistent threat posed by homegrown violent extremist—to include the September attacks in New Jersey and New York—the rise in attacks targeting law enforcement, and the evolving threats from domestic terrorists.
The notion of women in terrorism pushed its way to the forefront of the American mindset on December 2, 2015, when Tashfeen Malik and her husband, Syed Farook, opened fire at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 and injuring 22.
For this presentation we’ll talk to the author of a new report on the subject of female jihadists and discuss their motivations, methods and the lessons we can learn from their cases.
The holiday season is marked by numerous public events at retail establishments, religious facilities and throughout communities in the state. During this presentation we will discuss potential terrorist threats from now through Inauguration Day. We'll also discuss the challenges of securing venues with open public access and protective measures that can be taken by organizations and individuals during this time of year.
Intelligence analysts use their critical thinking skills to gather, process, and analyze information from a variety of sources in order to provide decisionmakers with a better understanding of threats and vulnerabilities. For this presentation we’ll discuss what analyst do at the state level, how they do it, and how to prepare for a career in the field.
Between September 17th and 19th, homemade explosives were found at three locations in New Jersey and New York. Fortunately, there were no fatalities but it served as a reminder that terrorists continue to target our region. For this month’s webinar, we’ll be discussing the recent attacks in New Jersey and New York and what they mean for our understanding of the threat picture in New Jersey.
In the post-9/11 era, terrorism generally became synonymous with global jihadism, while threats posed by domestic extremists are usually labeled as hate crimes. Labels and misperceptions fail to see the broader connections between radicalization and hatred.
Beyond the World Wide Web that most people use and access every day, there exists additional content located in an area known as the Dark Web. Special software is needed to access this area and much of its content revolves around criminal and extremist activities which can be difficult to disrupt.
Social media provides a wealth of information for researchers, investigators, activists, and journalists, but identifying relevant information and organizing that information can be a daunting task. For this webinar we’ll talk to Justin Seitz, a leading OSINT practitioner about the opportunities and challenges of working with social media.
Since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) announced the creation of their self-proclaimed Caliphate in June of 2014, they have been in open competition with al-Qa'ida for leadership within the global jihadi Salafist movement. This competition has taken place on the Internet, the battlefield, and in cities around the world as both groups grapple for legitimacy.