Webinar

2018 Holiday Threat Assessment Webinar

2018 Holiday Threat Assessment Webinar

While there are no known or 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.

Environmental Extremism and CBRN Weapons

Environmental Extremism and CBRN Weapons

During this webinar, we assessed 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.

Managing the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism

Managing the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism

Terrorist attacks cause psychological trauma that can be just as serious as any physical damage.  For this webinar, we talked to Steven Crimando about the impact terrorist attacks have on individuals and communities, as well as mechanisms and strategies individuals can use to mitigate the personal impact of these attacks.

Extremist Attacks Against Law Enforcement Webinar

Extremist Attacks Against Law Enforcement Webinar

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 reviewed the extremist threats that have targeted law enforcement and the tactics used.

2016 Holiday Threat Assessment Webinar

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.

Introduction to the Dark Web and Bitcoin

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. Additionally, Bitcoin is the most popular type of digital currency which allows owners to conduct financial transactions electronically without an intermediary.  The anonymous nature of these transactions make them popular for criminal activity.

Domestic Terrorism Conference Review

In 2015 and halfway through this year, our country has endured 19 attacks and nine plots from domestic terrorist groups, resulting in the deaths of 16 people. On May 6th, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in coordination with the Regional Intelligence Academy, hosted a conference to discuss domestic terrorism on a national and regional scale.

ISIS vs al-Qa'ida: "Battle of the Brands"

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. In this webinar, we discussed the various forms this competition takes across the globe and what the implications may be for the United States.

Terrorism Threat Assessment 2016

The past year was one of the most active we've seen since 9/11, beginning with the attacks in Paris in support of al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula against the magazine Charlie Hebdo and ending with the San Bernardino shootings just last month.  In between, we've seen dozens of plots carried out by terrorists across the country with a broad range of ideological motives and targets.

Religious Facilities Threat Assessment

Religious institutions are cornerstones of many communities and, as such, can be attractive targets for terrorists intent on intimidation. During this presentation, we discussed potential threats posed to the various religious communities throughout New Jersey, both during this holiday season and in the wake of the Paris attacks