Practical workshop “Internet Intelligence for AML/CFT Purposes. Open Data and Operations on the Internet”

Published At Aug 6, 2020

From August 3 to 14, 2020, the International Training and Methodology Centre for Financial Monitoring hosted a practical workshop named “Internet Intelligence for AML/CFT purposes. Open Data and Operations on the Internet”.

The training was delivered simultaneously via two online platforms: Vinteo (a video conferencing service of the International Training and Methodology Centre for Financial Monitoring) and ZOOM, which made it possible to connect more than 200 FIU representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and the Russian Federation. The practical workshop was virtually attended by employees of the Headquarters and Interregional Directorates of Rosfinmonitoring, as well as by law enforcement officers of the Russian Federation and professors of the relevant universities.

The workshop is part of a training course for FIU analysts of EAG members and observers conducted via videoconferencing.

Andrey Masalovich, President of the INFORUS Consortium, Candidate in Physics and Mathematics, Lead Expert on Competitive Intelligence, acted as the course expert lecturer.

In the framework of the course, participants acquired knowledge about the methods of collecting, processing, and using information from public sources for conducting AML/CFT financial investigations; about the most effective ways to use the capabilities of the Internet in the context of their professional activities; about analytical technologies and techniques of Internet intelligence in the context of real-life searches conducted by EAG members and observers. Workshop participants posed questions to the expert lecturer, shared opinions, and discussed the newly-acquired knowledge in real time mode.

The practical workshop became the first such a large-scale training activity of the Center in terms of both its duration and number of participants.