AML Conversations: The Rise in Domestic Terrorism

By AML RightSource | June 18, 2020
Terrorist financing career expert Dennis Lormel explains the rise in domestic terrorism, the internationalization of such, the current threat environment and what the AML community can do to address this ever-increasing problem. He also connects five clear examples of terrorism over the past several years and defines homegrown and domestic violent extremists.

David Stewart: Compliance After the "New Normal"

By AML RightSource | May 27, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne interviews David Stewart, Director, Financial Services Industry, Fraud & Security Intelligence Practice for SAS Institute Inc. David has spent many years in the AML/Financial Crime space and his insight is sought by many in our community.

Sara Crowe: Human Trafficking Issues During the Pandemic

By AML RightSource | May 26, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John sits down with Sara Crowe, Strategic Initiatives Director, Financial Systems for the Polaris Project. Sara leads Polaris’s efforts to partner with the financial services industry to implement a comprehensive and industry-wide strategy to intervene in the crime of human trafficking. This initiative aims to 1) disrupt human trafficking businesses on a global scale by using existing financial system structures and processes (such as anti-money laundering and economic sanctions frameworks) to decrease the profitability of sex and labor trafficking while increasing the risk to traffickers; 2) shift financing practices to reward businesses with good labor conditions; and 3) bolster financial resiliency of vulnerable populations and trafficking survivors through financial inclusion initiatives.

David Briggs: Challenges with Geolocation Data

By AML RightSource | May 22, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John sits down with David Briggs,  CEO and Co-Founder of GeoGuard and GeoComply. Beyond IP, the role of geolocation data is combating AML and fraud. John and David discuss the limitations of IP addresses and the role that advanced geolocation data can play in AML and in fighting other types of financial fraud, FinCEN’s recent guidance on encouraging innovative responses to COVID-19 fraud, and how to improve the BSA/AML data analysis infrastructure.

Greg Monahan & Chris Janczewski: IRSCI on Cybercrime

By AML RightSource | May 20, 2020
In the second episode of our AML Conversations series with members of IRSCI, John Byrne sits down with Greg Monahan, IRS Supervisory Special Agent of the Cyber Crimes Unit and Chris Janczewski, IRS Special Agent in the Pittsburgh office. 

AML Conversations: Steve Gurdak - The importance of SAR narratives

By AML RightSource | May 4, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne sits down with Steve Gurdak, Group Supervisory of the Northern Virginia Financial Initiative, to discuss the work of his SAR Review team, the importance of law enforcement collaboration when working SARS, and the value of effective SAR narratives.

AML Conversations: The Economics Of Violence - An interview with Gary Shiffman

By AML RightSource | April 28, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne sits down with Gary Shiffman, Founder and CEO of Giant Oak and professor at Georgetown University, to discuss his recent publication, “The Economics of Violence.” Shiffman explains how social science can be used to improve national security strategies and gives his views on how to address true AML reform.

AML Conversations: Chip Poncy - The Upgraded US FATF Status

By AML RightSource | April 14, 2020
Welcome back to another episode of AML Conversations. With the recent upgrade to the US evaluation by FATF because of  the 2018 CDD rule, there has been a debate on the appropriateness of the rating given other areas of concern. Today, John Byrne and Chip Poncy, former FATF lead from the US, discuss the criticism, and Chip offers insight into FATF, their processes and where the US stacks up with their counterparts.

AML Conversations: The Digital Age and the Challenges of De-risking

By AML RightSource | March 26, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne sits down with Amit Sharma, CEO of Finclusive to discuss the global problem of financial access from the standpoint of using technology as a tool to give support to the underbanked and underserved. The two review the strategies of tackling access limitations as well as a project (The Rulebook) that will be a welcomed tool for those looking for enhanced compliance advice.

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Tom Vartanian, the Executive Director of the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center discussed the ongoing problems with cybersecurity,...

John interviewed Michael Lee, IRSCI Supervisory Special Agent, Western Cyber Crime Unit, on crypto, NFTs and Decentralized Finance.  

John Byrne sits down with former FinCEN Deputy Director, Jamal El-Hindi and now Counsel with Clifford Chance. The two discuss AML challenges with new...

For this episode of our AML Conversations podcast, we sit down with Sara Crowe, the strategic initiatives director at Polaris, a non-profit working...

John Byrne chats with Brian Szady, Founder of a threat mitigation firm Threatminder, on the various cybersecurity issues challenging the AML world,...

John Byrne sits down with Dr. Louise Shelley and Layla Hashemi, the editors of the new book Antiquities Smuggling in the Real and Virtual...

In June 2021, FinCEN issued the first National AML/CFT Policy Priorities for the US. John Byrne sat down with Dan Stipano of Davis Polk & Wardwell...

We sit down with our global sanctions expert Tim White to hear how the financial crime compliance community is impacted following the sanctions...

John Byrne, Chairman of the AML RightSource Advisory Board, sits down with James Lin, the Company’s new Chief Product & Technology Officer. James...

Advisory Board Chair John Byrne sits down with Ken Harvey to discuss his joining the Board. They chat about Ken’s long career in financial service...

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