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Frameworks & Compliance

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) provides a network that enables financial institutions worldwide to send and receive information about financial transactions in a secure, standardized and reliable environment.

SWIFT implementation guidance

What is SWIFT and why you need it?


Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) provides a network that enables financial institutions worldwide to send and receive information about financial transactions in a secure, standardized and reliable environment.


In the past, there have been a number of successful cybersecurity attacks against SWIFT member financial institutions via SWIFT networks, and resulted in funds transfer fraud. To avoid this embarrassment to happen again in the future, and enhance the cybersecurity of SWIFT institutions, mandatory security controls were issued and each member is required to do self-assessment for compliance every year. Advisory controls were also developed as best practices to re-enforce security and safeguard all SWIFT members’ local networks.


The SWIFT customer security controls framework has 3 objectives:

  • Secure the environment
  • Know and Limit Access
  • Detect and Respond

What Synax offers

With our expertise in the implementation of the SWIFT standard, Synax will help in the following:

  • Independent assessment against SWIFT control procedures
  • Gap analysis Report with actionable insights
  • Training and awareness program
  • Implementation of missing controls
  • Remediation activities support
  • Ensure compliance to SWIFT mandatory and optional controls

With the support of Synax’s team, organizations will certainly meet and exceed the expectations of SWIFT standard control requirements!

GDPR implementation guidance

What is GDPR and why you need it?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), introduced in May 2018, tightens Europe’s already strict laws about what companies can do with people’s data. It gives you more control over how your data is collected and used and forces companies to justify everything they do with it. While GDPR is European Union legislation, it has huge effect on businesses outside the EU, including the USA; because some non-EU companies collect and use European citizens’ data, and also have companies based in EU, for services and processing data).


GDPR gives organizations guidelines on what they can and can’t do with personal data and also gives users more clarity over the kind of data being used and how companies will use it. Any data that can identify a person, like name, phone number, IP address, location, etc. is considered personal data.


For companies, non-compliance to GDPR leads to heavy fines up to $24 million or 4% of annual turnover.


Information security management and governance is one of the requirements of GDPR. Also many data protection laws and regulations include GDPR.

What Synax offers

By probing networks, applications, databases, systems, and security systems for security vulnerabilities and exploiting them, and using our state-of-art threat detection and response tools, we can help satisfy an important GDPR requirement (Report on information security breach).


Synax team will help in the journey to GDPR compliance by:

  • Making IT infrastructure more resilient to a wide range of cyber criminal attacks
  • Quickly detecting and preventing malware attacks
  • Providing breach reports on timely basis, without delay, according to GDPR deadline.
  • Improving security policies
  • Conducting cyber security training, education and awareness programs across the organisation

We will ensure that organisations are well prepared and can face GDPR challenges with confidence and ease!

PCI DSS implementation guide

What is PCI and why you need it?

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global standard that applies to any entities that store, process or transmit payment card (credit or debit cards) data and related sensitive authentication data.


These organizations are merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers. Organizations are required to perform PCI DSS assessment, at least annually.


They are technical and operational requirements designed to help organizations protect their customers’ card data against malicious use. There are also requirements for software developers and devices on which those applications run.


A failure to meet the required compliance standard results in heavy fines or serious damage to organization’s reputation and brand.

What Synax offers

We understand that it is not an easy undertaking for organizations to achieve PCI DSS compliance without investing a lot in technologies, time and expertise.


We, at Synax Technologies, will make this load lighter for you, with sophistication and efficiency of our solutions will support your efforts end-to-end, at a cost suitable for you.


To ensure you get 100% compliance and beyond, the following is what you will get from us:

  • Complete inventory of IT assets where payment card data resides, and data flows
  • Comprehensive training and awareness of IT staff on PCI DSS controls
  • Vulnerability report with actionable information
  • Remediation plan and its successful execution
  • Compliance report for your acquiring banks and card brands, or any other requesting parties, if you are a service provider.

Given that PCI DSS compliance is an ongoing process, we will set up an information security management that will thrive to improve the security of payment card processing ecosystem (People, Process, and Technology).