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Juval Aviv is President & CEO of Interfor, Inc., an international corporate intelligence and investigations firm.
Founded in 1979, Interfor, Inc.
works with U.S. and foreign law firms, leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, insurers and governmental agencies in conducting investigations throughout the world.
Before founding Interfor, Mr. Aviv served as an officer in the Israel Defense Force (Major, retired) leading an elite Commando/Intelligence Unit and was later selected by the Israeli Secret Service (Mossad) to participate in a number of intelligence and special operations in the late 1960s and 1970s.
bona fides have been verified by both government and media sources.
According to documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, the FBI
, after investigating Mr. Aviv
in the early 1980s, concluded that, although not currently working with Israeli Intelligence
, Mr. Aviv
did have ties to the Mossad.
has also been thoroughly vetted many times over by lawyers for some of the largest corporations in the world before becoming Interfor clients.
As head of Interfor, Mr. Aviv can call upon more than 30 years of experience conducting international investigations into white-collar crime at scores of multinational companies.
has personally solved numerous cases of fraud, counterfeiting, embezzlement, anti-competitive behavior, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the banking, insurance, aerospace, entertainment, pharmaceutical, and aviation industries, to name just a few.
is highly regarded for its investigation services, including due diligence and asset search and recovery.
Since its inception, Interfor's
asset investigation services have recovered over $15 billion worldwide for its clients.
A leading authority on terrorist networks and their inner workings, Mr. Aviv served as lead investigator for Pan Am Airways into the Pan Am 103-Lockerbie terrorist bombing.
In addition, while working as a consultant with El Al Airlines, Mr. Aviv conducted a survey and update of the airline's security program that has made El Al the safest airline in business today.
is the author of Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business published by HarperResource, a division of HarperCollins Publishing
In Staying Safe, Juval Aviv outlines the essential tools for becoming personally responsible for the security and safety of yourself and your loved ones.
Mr. Aviv is also the author of The Complete Terrorism Survival Guide (Juris Publishing); Max, a fictionalized account of the investigation into the death of British media mogul, Robert Maxwell (Random House); and Flight 103, a fictionalized account of the investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
has been a speaker and panel participant for many organizations including the FBI
, the U.S. Department of Justice
- Office of the U.S. Trustee, the Internal Revenue Service
, The Ontario Securities Commission
, Smith Barney
, Aon Insurance
and the American Bankers Association
In addition to his
speaking engagements, Mr. Aviv
has been a frequent contributor to articles and programs on U.S. preparedness relative to various forms of terrorism.
He serves as a consultant on counterterrorism for the FOX News Channel and has been a frequent guest on ABC's "Nightline", CNN, CNN International, MSNBC, ESPN, The History Channel, as well as BBC's "Newsnight,", Channel 4's "Sharkey's Last Word", ZDF (German National Television), RAI (Italian National Television) and has been featured in numerous articles in major magazines and newspapers worldwide such as The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Sun, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, and The Economist.
Mr. Aviv is a leading expert on the subjects of terrorism and white collar crime and fraud.
is available for interviews and speaking engagements.
Juval Aviv, President and ...
Juval Aviv, President and CEO of Interfor, Inc.
Years ago, "security" for many companies meant having a good lock on the warehouse door.
In today's global business environment, your company's security strategy has to include the kinds of terrorism events and massive frauds that seem to make headlines every day.
Is your company doing enough to stay safe in today's riskier world?
We heard about those risks, and what you can do about them, at our April 7 breakfast meeting.
, our speaker, spends his
days keeping his
corporate clients safe from those kinds of risks.
Aviv is president and CEO of Interfor Inc., an international investigation and security consulting firm based in
Juval Aviv, President and CEO Interfor, Inc.
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Juval Aviv was the Israeli Agent upon whom the movie ' Munich ' was based.
He was Golda Meir's bodyguard--she appointed him to track down and bring to justice the Palestinian terrorists who took the Israeli athletes hostage and killed them during the Munich Olympic Games (Aviv's bio is noted at end).
He predicted the London subway bombing on the Bill O'Reilly show on Fox News stating publicly that it would happen within a week.
At the time, O'Reilly laughed and mocked him saying that in a week he wanted him back on the show..
But, unfortunately, within a week the terrorist attack had occurred.
Now for his future predictions....
He predicts the next terrorist attack on the US will occur within the next few months.
Forget hijacking airplanes, because he says terrorists will NEVER try and hijack a plane again as they know the people onboard will never go down quietly again.
Aviv believes our airport security is a joke -that we have been reactionary rather than proactive in developing strategies that are truly effective.
says that if a terrorist attack targets airports in the future, they will target busy times on the front end of the airport when/where people are checking in.
It would be easy for someone to take two suitcases of expl osives, walk up to a busy check-in line, ask a person next to them to watch their bags for a minute while they go to the restroom, and then detonate the bags BEFORE security even gets involved.
In Israel, security checks bags BEFORE people can even ENTER the airport.
says the next terrorist attack here in America is imminent and will involve suicide bombers and non-suicide bombers in places where large groups of people congregate i.e., Disneyland, Las Vegas casinos, big cities (New York, San Francisco, Chicago, etc.) and that it will also include shopping malls, subways in rush hour, train stations, etc., as well as rural America this time (Wyoming, Montana, etc.).
The attack will be characterized by simultaneous detonations around the country (terrorists like big impact), involving at least 5-8 cities, including rural areas.
says terrorists won't need to use suicide bombers in many of the larger cities, because at places like the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, t hey can simply valet park a car loaded with explosives and walk away.
says all of the above is well known in intelligence circles, but that our US Government does not want to 'alarm American citizens' with the facts.
says that, as a people, Americans are unaware and uneducated about the terroristic threats we will, inevitably, face.
America still has only a handful of Arabic and Farsi speaking people in our intelligence networks, and Aviv
says it is critical that we change that fact - SOON.
So, what can America do to protect itself?
From an intelligence perspective, Aviv
says the US needs to stop relying on satellites and technology for intelligence.
We need to, instead, follow Israel's, Ireland's and England's hands-on examples of human intelligence, both from an infiltration perspective as well as to trust 'aware' citizens to help.
We need to engage and educate ourselves as citizens however; our US Government cont inues to treat us, its citizens, 'like babies.' Our government thinks we 'can't handle the truth' and are concerned that we'll panic if we understand the realities of terrorism.
says this is a deadly mistake.
recently created/executed a security test for our Congress, by placing an empty briefcase in five well-traveled spots in five major cities.
Not one person called 911 or sought a policeman to check it out.
In fact, in Chicago , someone tried to steal the briefcase!
In comparison, Aviv
says that citizens of Israel are so well 'trained that an unattended bag or package would be reported in seconds by citizen(s) who know to publicly shout, 'Unattended Bag.' The area would be quickly & calmly cleared by the citizens themselves.
But, unfortunately, America hasn't been yet 'hurt enough' by terrorism for their government to fully understand the need to educate its citizens or for the government to understand that it's their citizens who are, inevitably, the best first-line of defense against terrorism.
also was concerned about the high number of children here in America who were in preschool and kindergarten after 9/11, who were 'lost' without parents being able to pick them up, and about schools that had no plan in place to best care for the students until parents could get there.
In New York City, this was days, in some cases!
stresses the importance of having a plan, that's agreed upon within your family, to respond to in the event of a terroristic emergency.
urges parents to contact their children's schools and demand that the schools, too, develop plans of actions, as they do in Israel.
Does your family know what to do if you can't contact one another by phone?
Where would you gather in an emergency?
says we should all have a plan that is easy enough for even our youngest children to remember and follow.
says that the US Government has in force a plan that, in the event of another terrorist attack, will immediately cut-off EVERYONE's ability to use cell phones, blackberries, etc., as this is the preferred communication source used by terrorists and is often the way that their bombs are detonated.
Interfor, Inc. also conducts investigations into terrorism and Mr. Aviv now serves as a special consultant to the US Congress, and other policy makers, here within the US on issues of terrorism, fraud a nd money laundering.
services encompass white-collar crime investigations, asset search and recovery, corporate due diligence, litigation support, fraud investigations, internal compliance investigations and security and vulnerability assessments.
Since its inception, Interfor's
asset investigation services have recovered over $2 billion worldwide for its clients.
A leading authority on terrorist networks, Mr. Aviv served as lead investigator for Pan Am Airways into the Pan Am 103-Lockerbie terrorist bombing.
was featured in the recent film, Munich, as the leader of the Israeli team that tracked down the terrorists who kidnapped the Israeli Olympic team
Before founding Interfor, Mr. Aviv served as an officer in the Israel Defense Force (Major, retired) leading an elite Commando/Intelligence Unit, and was later selected by the Israeli Secret Service (Mossad) to participate in a number of intelligence special operations, serving in many countries in the late 1960s and 1970s.
While working as a consultant with El Al, Mr. Aviv surveyed the existing security measures in place and updated El Al's security program, making El Al the safest airline in business today.
Most recently, Mr..
wrote a book entitled, 'Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business' (2004, Harper Resource).
has been a featured guest on ABC Nightline
, FOX News, CNN
, BBC Newsnight
(German National Television) and RAI
(Italian National Television)--and has been featured in numerous articles in major magazines and newspapers worldwide.