Helping customers strengthen their cyber defences
SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme (CSP) helps financial institutions ensure their defences against cyberattacks are up to date and effective, to protect the integrity of the wider financial network. Users compare the security measures they have implemented with those detailed in the Customer Security Controls Framework (CSCF), before attesting their level of compliance annually.
With solid attestation and compliance rates, the CSP reflects a community of highly engaged users committed to stopping cyberattacks in their tracks. And, as the cyber threat landscape evolves, so too does the CSP.
In 2021, SWIFT introduced two key measures:
- New CSCF v2021 Controls (effective in July)
- The need to support attestation with an independent assessment
As this is an assessment and not a full audit, it is not as expensive and takes less time. It can be conducted by internal teams such as the Compliance Office, Risk Office or Internal Audit. The deadline for attestation, and independent assessment, is 31 December 2021.
Secure and protect
Securing your local SWIFT-related infrastructure, policies and practices, are critical to avoid cyber related fraud.
Prevent and detect
Managing security risk in your interactions and relationships with your counterparties is vital.
Share and prepare
Cyber-attacks on one company in one location can easily be replicated. Be prepared.
Reinforce the security of global banking system
The mandatory set of security controls establish a baseline for the entire community. They need to be implemented by all users.
Attest to increase community transparency
Every SWIFT user has to submit a Security Attestation, showing compliance levels with the controls.
Better manage counterparty risk
Manage and monitor counterparty risk and implement additional protective measures for your core payments systems.
Enhance the accuracy of your attestation
Attest your level of compliance though an independent assessment.
Attest and view counterparty attestations
Submit your attestation and check the compliance status of your counterparties
Payments risk management tools
Discover how Daily Validation Reports and SWIFT’s Payment Control Service help you manage security risks.
Find external support
Consult a list of providers to support you in meeting the security controls
Explore our training material
Access a library of CSP-related trainings that complements the SWIFT User Handbook.
Know more about CSP
Access a list of CSP-related content, such as factsheets, quarterly updates and videos of key Sibos sessions.