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Pre-Attack Flags and Indicators of Jihadist Extremism

January 29 - January 30


“Pre-Attack Flags and Indicators and the Future of Jihadist Extremism” is specifically developed to provide delegates a strategic understanding of Jihadist Extremism. Delegates will first learn about the history and evolution of Jihadist activities and the buildout of ISIS from 2003 to present. Delegates will also analyse the relevant actors in the current Jihadist Movement.

On day 2, delegates will also gain an insight of Jihadist ideology/mindset where they will examine the 10 indicators of Jihad (Pre-Attack). Most importantly, delegates will identify and execute the appropriate counter-terrorism strategies/ approach while anticipating the future of Jihad in Southeast Asia.

What you will learn from this workshop:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the pre-attack indicators of terrorism.

  • History of Jihad and its evolution into modern society.

  • Mechanics and nuances of the Jihadist ideology and mindset.

  • History of ISIS and its anticipated future state.

  • ISIS foreign fighter flow as it relates to Asia.

Who will attend

Counterterrorism/Law Enforcement, Risk Managers, Security Managers, Counterterrorism Policy Makers.


Course Trainer recently retired after 20 years as a counterterrorism agent with the FBI. During his career he spent the majority of his time on a Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) with extensive overseas deployments. He originally spent five years working as a case agent on a JTTF where he was a SWAT operator and FBI certified sniper. Further, Course Trainer was a JTTF Squad Supervisor and Counterterrorism Program Coordinator in two separate divisions. In addition, Course Trainer was selected and served as the embedded Senior FBI Advisor at DOD Special Operations Command.

During his career with the FBI, he conducted numerous Counterterrorism deployments throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the U.K. In 2014, he completed a deployment to Tunisia. Course Trainer further deployed to Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda in 1998 as part of the Embassy Bombings investigation, as well as to Cairo, Egypt immediately after the attacks on 9/11/2001. In 2006, Mr. Barker opened the Freetown, Sierra Leone LEGAT office. He further was the primary Counterterrorism Interrogation instructor for the FBI Training Division for two years during which he developed the RQRD Interrogation technique. Mr. Barker is an FBI trained Arabic speaker and is conversational in Farsi and German. He developed and has taught Survival Arabic for Law Enforcement for the past 10 years.

Prior to the FBI, Course Trainer spent five years as a Ranger and Jumpmaster qualified Army officer with the majority of his time in the 82nd Airborne. He deployed as a Weapons Company Executive Officer to Northern Iraq in 1991 as part of a Low Intensity Conflict operation.

Course Trainer is an expert on the Jihadist mindset and the pre-attack flags and indicators of Islamic extremism.

Case Studies

Case studies specific to SEA realm will be discussed in the workshop. 



Media Partners:


The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is published bi-monthly with a strong support for industry exhibition and conference events within the Asia Pacific region. It is available online to read by all and distributed to leading industry decision makers and a subscriber database. 

The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. Printed bi-monthly, the magazine is distributed at leading industry conferences, and to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and sold in selected stores. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all Australasian security professionals.  


The Malaysia Security Magazine is the region’s newest government and corporate security magazine to be published quarterly and distributed free of charge at leading industry events. As a My Security Media publication the magazine will incorporate investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all ASEAN security professionals.  

Please note that in 2018 MSM will be re-branded to become the Southeast Asia Security Magazine (SASM). 




Interested to be part of this training?

Please contact us at hello@q8asia.com.sg to discuss your requirements.


Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

392, Havelock Road,

Singapore 169663

T: (65) 6733 0880 

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