“Following the money” is a proven strategy for government agencies pursuing violent extremist groups and WMD proliferators. Meanwhile, private sector institutions are eager to keep up with the newest techniques for detecting and tracing the transactions of bad actors. The Monterey Threat Financing Forum provides a venue for the public sector and private sector to come together to discuss these latest threats, and how we can work together to address them.

This annual three day event is held in beautiful Monterey, California, just one hour south of Silicon Valley. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies, with its Financial Crime Management program, its Center for Nonproliferation Studies and its Center on Terrorism, Extremism and Counterterrorism, remains at the cutting edge of research on threat financing.

To learn more about the Monterey Threat Financing Forum experience, please watch this video.

2020 Topics will include:

  • How Safe Is the Cloud?
  • Intro to Blockchain Forensics
  • Diabolical Spear Phishing Techniques
  • Mitigating Virtual Asset Risks
  • Will Behavioral Biometrics Replace Passwords?
  • Regulating Bitcoin ATM’s
  • Latest Trends in Ransomware
  • Fraud + ML on Video Game Platforms
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Case Studies

Continuing Education:

Last Spring’s attendees earned 13 CAMS credits by attending.


Special conference rates are available at local hotels.