Definition | The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a Government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups who are inspired by, or associated with, designated foreign terrorist organizations or nations (state-sponsored)
Today, the threat landscape both domestically and internationally, has significantly expanded in the types of attacks, targets or victims, and recruitment of fighters to carry out these senseless acts of violence. The threat of domestic terrorism also remains persistent overall, with actors crossing the line from First Amendment protected rights to committing crimes to further their agenda.
International and domestic violent extremists have developed an extensive presence on the Internet through messaging platforms and online images, videos, and publications.
There has been three factors identified in contributing to the evolution of the terrorism threat landscape:
Definition | Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.
Terrorist threats have evolved from large-group conspiracies toward Lone-Offender attacks.
The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS), in particular, encourages sympathizers to carry out simple attacks wherever they are located—or to travel to ISIS-held territory in Iraq and Syria and join its ranks as foreign fighters. This message has resonated with supporters in the United States and abroad.
Violent extremists based in the United States have different beliefs that lead them to commit crimes and acts of violence. Some of the most common domestic ideologies are listed here.
It is important to note that it is legal to have hateful or extremist beliefs as long as you don’t commit crimes or violence based on those beliefs. The right to assemble (or gather) in groups is also protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Definition | An active shooter incident is defined as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated areas.
The frequency of active shooter events has increased in recent years. In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are, by their nature, unpredictable and can evolve quickly.
Maritime piracy—the plundering, hijacking, or detention of a ship in international waters—has evolved over the centuries but remains a challenge to international law.
Two notable sub-sets of maritime crime are armed robbery at sea, occurring within a nation's territorial waters, and piracy, which takes place in international waters.
Both have occurred throughout the world with notable recent concentrations in the waters off Southeast Asia, the Horn of Africa, South America, and the Gulf of Guinea.
In the past and currently, many foreign powers use trusted insiders or substantial financial investment to gain access to an organizations most valuable data and proprietary secrets. Insider threats do not always have to be in reference to stolen secrets, it could be in reference to physical harm.
Any person could become an insider threat, such as:
There are many different impacts an insider attack could have on an organization, such as:
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