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The second annual Monterey Threat Financing Forum will be held on the Middlebury Institute campus from March 16-18, 2020.

UPDATE: The second annual Monterey Threat Financing Forum focusing on Cyber-Enabled Financial Crime has been postponed from March 16-18, 2020 to September 16-18, 2020 due to concerns related to the spread of Covid-19.

Following the success of the first Monterey Threat Financing Forum in 2019, the organizers led by Associate Professor Moyara Ruehsen, head of the Institute’s Financial Crimes Management program, decided to make this an annual event. The Forum provides a venue for the public sector and private sector to come together to discuss the latest threats in the field of financial crime management, and discuss ways to work together to address them. 

2020 Topics will include:

  • Cyber Security and Partnering with the FBI
  • Building Criminal Cases Involving Cryptocurrency
  • North Korean ICO Scams
  • Diabolical Spear Phishing Techniques
  • Online Fraud: Protecting against Synthetic Identities and Account Takeovers
  • Money Laundering and Threat Financing Risks Using Bitcoin ATMs
  • Latest Trends in Ransomware
  • Fraud + ML on Video Game Platforms
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Case Studies

Monterey Threat Financing Forum 2019

Highlights from the 2019 Monterey Threat Financing Forum.

Speakers include Jim Dinkins, President at Thomson Reuters Special Services (TRSS), Pamela Clegg
director of Financial Investigations and Education for CipherTrace, and SA Enrique Alvarez
Special Agent (SA), Cyber Task Force, FBI. For a full list of speakers and to register, visit the Monterey Threat Financing Forum site.

Attendees are eligible to receive 15 continuing education credits or CAMS

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Associate Professor Moyara Ruehsen Briefs United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime on Tracking Illicit Financial Activity


Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) Associate Professor, Dr. Moyara Ruehsen, briefed attendees at United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime meeting on the importance of using open source intelligence to track illicit financial activity. The meeting was focused specifically on counterterrorism financing, proliferation financing, and maritime facilitation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferation. Dr. Ruehsen oversees MIIS’s world-renowned financial crimes program.