Global Threat Assessment
by John Cusack
Despite the limitations presented in estimating criminal activity designed to be hidden, the results in the Global Threat Assessment present a bleak picture.
Criminal markets are generating more illicit funds than at any other time in our history, with ever more harmful effects inflicted against every Country, against billions of people and against our increasingly fragile environment.
We are witnessing the transformation of organised crime into very big business, leveraging networks to connect criminal actors, adopting poly criminality, embracing new cyber tools and opportunities afforded by the transformation to digital.
How big, which Countries, by what Methods and by which Gangs, is summarised in this Global Threat Assessment, using over 100 publicly available studies or reports from credible sources, together with personal observations and recommendations from the author.
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The following is a summary of the rise and fall of the Islamic State (IS), focussing on their finances, including the substantial reserves they still hold which makes them the richest terrorist group in the world. This is taken from a detailed Intelligence Briefing available for FCN Premium Professionals Membership.
The 30 Page Intelligence Briefing, details how IS is thought to raise, move and store its funds to support its terrorist activities, a current state threat assessment, available potential Red Flags and or Key Risk Indicators.
To read/download the Intelligence Briefing: See Here: FCN-IB-IS-9:19
The threat from IS remains high, and will continue into the near future, despite the losses on the battlefield both in terms of men and territory. In particular, outside of Iraq & Syria, Western Europe, North America, South East Asia, and large parts of Africa are still on the highest form of alert with attacks not only expected, but considered highly likely.