SWACHA and FS-ISAC to Host Southwest Financial Crimes Forum in Dallas on October 8 to Kick Off Cyber-Security Awareness Month

Seminar to be held at University of Texas at Dallas.

Dallas, TX, October 01, 2014 --(PR.com)-- October 2014 marks the 11th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Month. As part of its 2014 efforts to increase awareness of cybercrime, Dallas-based SWACHA, one of the largest not-for-profit electronic payments associations in the country will join with Reston, VA-based Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to host the Southwest Financial Crimes Forum on October 8 at The University of Texas at Dallas. The Forum will feature experts from the United States Secret Service and others in the fields of technology and risk to offer financial institutions the most current mitigation strategies regarding cybercrimes.

“It is important that we provide our members and other financial institutions the greatest opportunity for success in terms of fighting cybercrime,” said Laura Steele, AAP, president and COO of SWACHA. “With the increasing sophistication of cyber threats we feel the best way to help financial institutions combat these types of crimes is through awareness and education. That is why we are pleased to offer financial institutions events such as this Crimes Forum to help them stay informed on the most current risk mitigation techniques.”

SWACHA, an official 2014 Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, started in 2004 to engage and educate public and private sector partners to raise awareness about cybersecurity. Cyber Security Awareness Month is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

FS-ISAC is the global financial industry's go to resource for cyber and physical threat intelligence analysis and sharing. FS-ISAC was created by and for members and operates as a member-owned nonprofit entity.

This year’s Southwest Financial Crimes Forum will be held at University of Texas at Dallas Wednesday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, or to register, please visit www.swacha.org or call 800-465-0585.

SWACHA is a leading not-for-profit Regional Payments Association celebrating 40 years of serving approximately 1,000 members across the Southwest. SWACHA is the resource of choice for financial institutions and corporations in the areas of education, training, payments system risks and knowledge about electronic payments. For more information, visit:
Web: www.swacha.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bringingpaymentstogether
Twitter: @SWACHA

About FS-ISAC:
Founded in 1999, FS-ISAC is constantly gathering reliable and timely information from financial services providers, commercial security firms, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement and other trusted resources; the FS-ISAC is now uniquely positioned to quickly disseminate physical and cyber threat alerts and other critical information to your organization. This information includes analysis and recommended solutions from leading industry experts.
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