© 2018 by The LATAM and Iberia Fraud Forum

Our Mission Statement

In recent years, the global financial sector has experienced a significant surge in new types of fraud and cybercrime. Breaking it down to geographic regions, we see that these dynamics are influenced by a wide array of factors such as the political setting, financial practices, IT structures and the regulatory environment.

 

Latin America and Iberia have also been part of this global process and has been afflicted by these new impending cyber-threats. However, LATAM and Iberia have several unique attributes in this regard, such as high rates of ATM fraud, phishing and overlay malware. Furthermore, the vast majority of cyber-attacks originate in the region and not launched from other parts of the world.

The primary objective of the LATAM and Iberia Fraud Forum is to assemble a group of fraud prevention experts for a day-long discussion dedicated to disseminating knowledge on effective ways of combating financial fraud in Latin America and Iberia. Through panel discussions and case study analyses, senior executives and decision-makers can share their knowledge and experience with the forum. Discussing best practices and innovative approaches can have a positive effect on ongoing efforts to reduce fraud in our industry. The goal is to foster the type of discussions that will shed new light on how companies and organizations can tackle new online fraud types in Latin America and Iberia and how to thwart even the most persistent threats. The hope of the organizers is that following this one day event the participants will continue to share information and new collaborative fraud initiatives will emerge.

 

The hope of the organizers is that this event provides a platform for ongoing information sharing so that new collaborative fraud initiatives emerge.

 

Leading this Forum is the Steering Committee, comprised of several leading fraud and security executives from various financial institutions in Latin America and Iberia.  The committee defines the agenda, content, speakers and select the participants for this premier event.