E-PPAN Conference set for Nov 10, To Address Electronic Fraud , Online Payment

The E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria E-PPAN, has said its 6th Annual Payment Systems and Fraud Conference, scheduled to hold in Lagos on November 10, will address critical issues in electronic fraud.

With the theme, 'Hitting the Target: Addressing Electronic Fraud Through Industry Approach', the conference will address critical electronic fraud issues and advancement in payment technology. It is being sponsored by the Central Bank of Nigeria, PayAttitude of Unified Payment Services Limited, Visa Inc, Nigeria Interbank Settlement System NIBSS, and Interswitch Nigeria Limited.

The 6th Annual Payment Systems and Fraud Conference will attract top payment and information securities experts within and outside the country to address electronic fraud issues and advancement in payment technology.

The General Manager of  the commercial Crime office SABRIC, which is the South Africa Banking Risk Information Centre, Susan Potgieter, will be speaking  on Payment Trends and Security around the world:  The need for Alliances.  She will be sharing her experience serving on the E-Commerce Advisory Committee to the Minister of Finance South Africa, and The BRICS Expert Group on Cyber security. An attorney by profession with over 24 years in the banking industry, Susan leads a team of analysts who provide member banks with crime risk information and products aimed at preventing and detecting crime risk within their own operations and also support law enforcement.

The Chairman Nigerian Electronic Fraud Forum, Mr. Dipo Fatokun, who also is the Director Banking and Payment Systems Department Central Bank of Nigeria will be presenting the lead paper for the first panel session. His focus will be on creating a firewall by harnessing the collaborative strength of stakeholders from the Law enforcement agencies, payment experts, regulators, service providers and consumers.  The session will critically explore and strengthen concerted efforts between the law enforcement agencies; regulators and the payment industry in the fight against electronic fraud.

The Director, Risk Services Vis CEMEA, Sub-Saharan Africa,Juanita Omanga, will also be presenting a lead paper at the second panel session of the conference. Her focus will be on Fraud in the interest of the consumers, card issuers, and the customer. This session will enable all parties to dialogue intensively on defining the roles of the merchants, consumers and the payment providers in the fight against fraud understanding that we are as weak as our weakest link.

The conference intends to bring together key senior decision makers and organisations across all sectors to encourage stronger strategic collaboration to reduce fraud and help remove blockages to progress.

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