On 13 January, Homeland Security Today reported that the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) has released a new white paper that can help insider threat and security managers identify and mitigate biases that undermine the effectiveness of insider threat (InT) programmes in both government and industry. It identifies sources of potential bias that can be attributed to both people and technology. It offers several recommendations for how organizations can identify and mitigate bias in InT programmes.
On 18 January, OFAC announced that it had designated Adel Diab, Ali Mohamad Daoun, Jihad Salem Alame, and their company, Dar Al Salam for Travel & Tourism. It says that Hizballah’s widespread network of financial facilitators has helped the group exploit Lebanon’s financial resources and survive the current economic crisis. Through businessmen like these, Hizballah gains access to material and financial support through the legitimate commercial sector to fund its acts of terrorism and attempts to destabilise Lebanon’s political institutions.
On 17 January, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime published a report which looks at current trends of IFF in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia from a civil society perspective. It is to be published on 19 January.
On 17 January, the UN advised that the relevant Sanctions Committee had removed 3 entities from the ISIL/Al-Qaida sanctions list – AL-HARAMAIN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION; AL-HARAMAIN ISLAMIC FOUNDATION (SOMALIA); and AL-HARAMAIN FOUNDATION (INDONESIA).