Safeguarding security across the banking community

The growing threat of cyberattacks has never been more pressing. Recent instances of payment fraud in our customers’ local environments demonstrate the necessity for industry-wide collaboration to fight against these threats.

While SWIFT’s network, software and services have not been compromised, each of these incidents took place after a customer suffered security breaches within its locally managed infrastructure.

SWIFT customers are individually responsible for the security of their own environments, however, the security of the industry as a whole is a shared responsibility. As an industry cooperative, SWIFT is committed to playing an important role in reinforcing and safeguarding the security of the wider ecosystem.  We have therefore launched the Customer Security Programme (CSP), which aims to improve information sharing throughout the community, enhance SWIFT-related tools for customers and provide audit frameworks. Through the programme, we will also share best practices for fraud detection and enhance support by third party providers.

Information Sharing

We are supporting greater levels of information sharing across the global community. This means a greater exchange of cyber threat information between customers and SWIFT, and we’ll be keeping you informed of any preventive and detective measures that will help safeguard the community.

Enhancing SWIFT-related tools

We are strengthening the security requirements for customer-managed software. We will also continue our efforts to harden our own products with further tools and monitoring capabilities.

Guidelines and assurance frameworks

We will introduce new audit frameworks and certification processes to help you ensure that your internal procedures meet key security and operational baselines.

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Payment Controls factsheet

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19 April 2017

Identify and prevent fraudulent or out-of-policy payment instructions with SWIFT’s Payment Controls service

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SWIFT Customer Security Controls Framework - FAQ

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3 April 2017

Frequently asked questions about SWIFT Customer Security Controls Framework

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Daily Validation Reports factsheet

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28 March 2017

A simple, secure way to validate SWIFT transaction activity and understand your payment risks

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Mitigating fraud risk through strengthened payment operations

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19 December 2016

New info paper explains how to protect your institution and your community

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