This lecture will begin with a brief introduction to the historical background of radical Islam and its connections to Salafism. Following that, the speaker will discuss the characteristics and development of armed Jihadi groups like Al-Qaida and ISIS. The lecture will conclude with the speaker’s perspective and analysis of the threat of Jihadi networks in South East Asia.
Registration is compulsory as light lunch will be provided.
About the Speaker(s)
Eyal Dykan is a retired Lieutenant Colonel. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces for more than 20 years in special operations and intelligence units and became a well-known expert in HUMINT (human intelligence) and Cyber HUMINT. Among his positions, Lt. Col. Dykan includes Former Head of the Psychological Warfare Unit, Intelligence Directorate, IDF as well as Senior Communicator of the Negotiation Team, General Command, IDF. His practice includes intelligence gathering, negotiation, operation support and smart cyber deception.
In 2015 he retired from the IDF and moved to the private sector to establish Alata Group which focuses on psychological cyber campaigns, business intelligence and advanced negotiations. Today, Lt. Col. (Res.) Dykan serves as the C.E.O of ActiveFence – an intelligence technology services company. He works with the private sector as well as law enforcement” and counter-terror agencies outside of Israel. He shares his knowledge and experience when dealing with threats of advanced crime and internal organizations.