Training: Terrorist Use of the Internet and Mitigation Strategies

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Training: Terrorist Use of the Internet and Mitigation Strategies

Training for tech, law enforcement, civil society, and academic sectors on terrorist use of the internet and possible mitigation strategies

By Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (BA UASI)

When and where

Date and time

July 10 · 8am - July 11 · 12pm PDT



About this event

  • 1 day 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This course provides an enhanced awareness of how terrorist groups and actors (both Islamist and domestic/racially and ethnically motivated) use the internet and online platforms to disseminate propaganda, recruit, radicalize, plan attacks, and fundraise. The training is appropriate and relevant for various sectors including technology, law enforcement, civil society, and academia.

Terrorist actors and groups of use a wide range of online platforms, spanning across a multitude of technologies, for strategic and operational purposes. Moreover, terrorists are adept at evolving their use of the internet and adapting to mitigation campaigns. This adversarial shift makes it difficult for tech companies, law enforcement and other relevant stakeholders to stay abreast of the threat.

This course will provide insight on how terrorists exploit online platforms and provide tech companies and law enforcement with the tools to mitigate current threats and identify future risks. It will also cover how civil society groups and academic researchers can get involved to support mitigation strategies.

Training will be conducted virtually over a two-day period with instruction occurring from 8am to 12pm each day.

The Bay Area UASI’s Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) program strengthens and supports prevention practitioners by implementing and replicating grant funded evidence-based solutions that prevent acts of targeted violence and mitigate radicalization and domestic extremism. Our projects and programs proactively support privacy protections, civil rights and civil liberties, and First Amendment protected rights.

This training is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships.

About the organizer

The Bay Area’s Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program supports a public health approach to violence prevention. Projects funded by the TVTP Grant enhance local violence prevention frameworks and are effective, efficient, and sustainable. The Bay Area UASI is currently offering federally funded targeted violence awareness and terrorism prevention training for public and private school faculty, staff, and volunteers, community and faith based based organizations, behavioral and mental health professionals, parents, school resources officers, and juvenile probation officers.