Duration: 2 Days
Delivery method: In-house
The CTF Intelligence Simulation is a highly interactive training programme that has been developed by a team of former members of the UK’s National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit and New Scotland Yard Fraud Squad.This dynamic and unique simulation based programme offers an unmatched experience for compliance/AML/FCP professionals, financial investigators and...
The CTF Intelligence Simulation is a highly interactive training programme that has been developed by a team of former members of the UK’s National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit and New Scotland Yard Fraud Squad.
This dynamic and unique simulation based programme offers an unmatched experience for compliance/AML/FCP professionals, financial investigators and analysts to enter the financial intelligence cycle and recognise its importance in detecting, deterring and disrupting illicit finance through the effective examination of terrorist financing activity.
Participants will gain access to a unique reservoir of CTF material and be able to engage in knowledge transfer sessions with CTF investigators.
Part One: Identifying Intelligence Opportunities
The participants will review a significant Terrorist case study on gathering and analysing financial intelligence, looking at areas to exploit, and utilise the financial data that is gathered as the investigation changes from reactive to proactive.
Scenario One: At the start of the exercise the participants will examine banking and other intelligence feeds in order to identify Terrorist Cell indicators and raise concerns in feedback to the Instructor.
Part Two: Typologies and Indicators
In this US and UK based case study the participants will recognise the intelligence that can be gathered and analysed at the account opening stage by reviewing the data held within banks and look at an in-depth examination of accounts that contain terrorist activity.
Scenario Two: Participants continue with the examination of financial data that will identify criminality and money flows that place terrorists in a position to conduct an attack.
Part Three: The Preparation and Planning Phase of Terrorist Cell Activity
This case study concentrates on the preparation of an attack, the procurement of materials and the need for various elements of the intelligence operation that can be utilized together to disrupt a terrorist cell.
Scenario Three: The participants are now tasked to recognise initial indicators of terrorist preparation and planning as they enter the start of the dynamic phase of the intelligence gathering process.
Part Four: Exploitation of Charities/NGO’s:
This case study focuses on the money flows overseas from terrorist financial investigations in which the participants will focus on the use of charities and the intelligence that can be obtained from overseas transactions and also the development of radicalisation.
Scenario Four: The participants will review further data that will highlight the descent from radicalisation into extremism, as well as examing intelligence that deals with overseas transactions that recognise an overseas support network.
Part Five: Taking an Investigation from Reactive to Proactive Status
Operation Theseus is the generic name for the 7/7 Terrorist attack on the London transport network. The participants will gain an understanding of the benefits of the accurate assessment of Financial Intelligence in a dynamic and fast changing investigation.
Scenario Five: The scenario now moves into a more broken and fluid phase as the Instructor places greater emphasis on the participant's ability to analyse intelligence and formulate an effective response. The participants are at the stage of reviewing the reconnaissance phase of the cell activity, which involves the planning and purchasing of materials to build the explosive devices.
Part Six: Cell Dynamics
The participants will look at activity within banking data that highlights the cell structure and hierarchy of Islamist Terrorist Groups as they embark on jihad within the community. A number of European and US case studies are examined and discussed.
Part Seven: From Radicalization to Final Attack
The participants review a final case in which they examine and discuss a major UK Terrorist Investigation that incorporates all elements of the Terrorist Indicators they have been searching for in the Scenarios. This includes radicalization, fraud, procurement of material, insider support, and attack preparation.
Conclusion: Scenario Six: The conclusion of the exercise is designed to be fluid and thought provoking in that the working groups of participants make a final analysis of all the financial data available and bring the program to a conclusion. The expectations are that the examination of all data supported by other intelligence will lead to an understanding that Terrorist Indicators are identifiable in banking. The Instructor will periodically feed in new and dynamic intelligence feeds via video and hard copy that will create a shifting dynamic that will expect a fast time reaction from the participants.
As the scenario pace increases the participants will be pressured into providing alternative conclusions to disrupt the cell plan, and as they grow in confidence includes an ability to identify the target, deploy assets and debrief a senior investigator as to their findings.
Debrief and Feedback
The course will conclude with a discussion between Instructor and participants as to the overall effectiveness of the programme in relation to their day to day roles. It is the expectation of the Instructor that all learning outcomes will be achieved and exceeded and that the participants can see the relevance and benefit of financial intelligence development not only from a Homeland Security perspective but also as being applicable and adaptable to other areas of law Enforcement.
- Be more proficient in financial investigation and analysis of counter terrorist financing
- Understand how financial intelligence can be used in identifying and disrupting terrorist financing
- Be able to develop financial intelligence to be used in a mission critical plan
- Be able to utilise financial intelligence in reactive and proactive operations
- Understand the typologies and trends of terrorist financing
- Understand Hawala Banking and how it is used by terrorist organisations
- Enhance their asset identification and recovery skills