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Payment fraud threats have become a major concern for organizations globally, with more than 80% of financial professionals reporting incidents of attempted fraud*. Payment fraud trends globally reflect a continued and sustained growth over the past 4 years.
Organizations are more aware of increasing threats and many have actively implemented control measures. Unfortunately, this added vigilance is not always enough. New technologies are streamlining electronic payments, but perpetrators are using those same solutions to attack payment processes and platforms. The tactics used by fraudsters evolve and increase in sophistication continually, attempted attacks are becoming harder to identify resulting in greater success infiltrating organizational payment flows.
As well as the obvious financial impact, fraudulent incidents may subject firms to additional regulatory scrutiny, privacy concerns, reputational damage, litigation and loss of clients/investors. In addition, post-breach remediation costs can be extremely high. It has become essential that firms are proactive in predicting and assessing their exposure to these threats in order to mitigate the likelihood and impact of a payment fraud incident.
*2019 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey
ACA Aponix’s (ACA) Payment and Fraud Risk Assessment (PFRA) helps your firm better understand payment flow and fraud risk mitigation opportunities. Our solution provides end-to-end policy-aligned reviews of all your firm’s cash movements to identify potential fraud risk throughout the payment lifecycle. We perform evidence-based procedure reviews across your firm to help mitigate risks during subscription, drawdown, redemptions, staff, and vendor payments. Our tailored service offering is customized for each payment type to provide an accurate assessment of possible risks.
Assessments also include identity and access management, payment limits and cash control best practices for your electronic banking channels. ACA’s team of highly experienced subject matter experts continuously monitor various sources to identify new fraud trends before they impact your firm. Our team includes specialists in payment fraud, cybersecurity, and technology risk from various industries, including investment management, banking, and healthcare.
Our team reviews supplied documentation, performing an
on-site evidence-based assessment with employee interviews and process walk-though.
Our team analyzes review responses, evidence, and audits to identify potential fraud risks
You can track progress of process enhancements and view findings in our management software platform.
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Aponix Protect helps firms address evolving cyber risks and threats to ensure that their cybersecurity needs are covered year-round. This solution is available in three tiers, each one designed to provide firms with a flexible, robust, responsive, and cost-effective cybersecurity program.
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