Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting. He worked as a strategic analyst in the Canadian intelligence community for over 30 years, including 15 at CSIS, with assignments at Public Safety Canada and the Ontario Provincial Police . He specializes in radicalization and homegrown Al Qaeda/Islamic State/Islamist-inspired extremism. He has spoken to audiences about terrorism across Canada and the US and around the world. He is the author of “The Threat from Within: Recognizing Al Qaeda-inspired radicalization and terrorism in the West” (Rowman and Littlefield: 2015), “Western Foreign Fighters: the threat to homeland and international security” (Rowman and Littlefield: 2017), “The Lesser Jihads: Bringing Islamist extremism to the world” – forthcoming (Rowman and Littlefield: 2017).