SWIFT CSP Assessments in UAE2023-02-28T04:40:49+00:00

SWIFT CSP Assessments in UAE

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What is SWIFT CSP?

SWIFT Customer Security Program (CSP) is a framework set for SWIFT users to detect and prevent fraudulent activities, provides guidelines for information sharing and enhances SWIFT related tools for its community-wide users.

ValueMentor SWIFT CSP Assessment & Attestation Program targets the root detection & prevention of fraudulent activities and helps SWIFT users stay compliant.

SWIFT Customer Security Controls Framework (SWIFT CSCF) comprises a set of advisory & mandatory security controls for improving security and transparency across the global financial community. SWIFT CSP focuses on 3 areas

  1. Secure and protect your local SWIFT environment
  2. Prevent & detect fraud in your counterparty relationships and
  3. Continuously share information and prepare to defend against future attacks.

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SWIFT customer security program FAQs​

What is the SWIFT CSP?

SWIFT’s customer security program (CSP) aims to prevent, detect and mitigate deceitful/fraudulent activities through mandatory and advisory security controls, community-wide information sharing initiatives, and improved security features on their products.

Should Advisory Controls be adopted?

Customers are required to implement all Mandatory Controls. However, the Advisory Controls focus on reducing the attack surface and vulnerabilities, detecting anomalous activity to systems or transaction records, and planning incident response and information sharing. These controls can be ideally opted after performing risk assessments.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is the SWIFT CSP framework?2022-09-20T11:32:37+00:00

The SWIFT Customer Security Programme (CSP) marks a framework developed to help financial institutions enhance their cyber security posture. An annual attestation of compliance must be submitted by all SWIFT members in line with the controls outlined in the framework.


2. Is there a deadline for SWIFT CSP compliance?2022-09-20T11:35:19+00:00

SWIFT CSP requires its members to submit the annual attestation by the end of the year. As of 2021, SWIFT mandates yearly attestation to be supported by an independent assessment and completed by 31st December.

3. Should advisory controls be adopted?2022-09-20T11:37:04+00:00

Customers are required to enforce all mandatory controls. However, advisory controls help organizations reduce the attack surface and vulnerabilities, catching anomalous actions in systems alongside planning for incident response & information sharing. After completing risk assessments, these controls should get ideally selected.

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