The International Compliance Association (ICA), a leading professional body for the compliance community, will explore the impact of ransomware on financial crime compliance on Nov. 16 as part of a free webinar.

“Ransomware continues to dominate headlines globally, and the current state of the digital economy has created perfect conditions for criminal enterprises to succeed and financial crime to flourish,” said ICA Vice President Pekka Dare in a press release. “Criminal groups are expected to continue evolving their tools and finding new ways to collaborate, resulting in a greater number of effective attacks.

“In this webinar, we will look at recent tactics employed to mount ransomware attacks and key lessons learned from large-scale attacks using blockchain analytics and threat intelligence. We will also examine and provide recommendations for controls, practices, and compliance programs to detect and prevent attacks and such illicit funds entering the traditional banking system.”

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence will sponsor the webinar. Topics will include:

  • The view from the first line of defense;
  • Beneficial ownership: Trends in risk and improving transparency;
  • How to work smarter with your financial crime risk assessment;
  • Anti-money laundering for lawyers;
  • Sanctions: The need for agility in a shifting landscape;
  • SOW/SOF: Regulatory expectations and best practice; and
  • Managing resources while managing regulatory change.

The International Compliance Association is a sister company to Compliance Week. Both organizations are under the umbrella of Wilmington plc.