Cifas Digital Fraud Practitioner

Cifas Digital Fraud Practitioner

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the cyber threats faced by an organisation exploring how the risks are manifested on digital technology platforms and how best to respond to and prevent them.

Certified by SFJ Awards, an independent national awarding body, the course will cover the main risk areas experienced by organisations, as well as highlighting key cyber fraud trends.  Delivered in an interactive format and drawing on insightful case studies, it is ideal for anyone responsible for responding to digitally enabled fraud and associated threats in the modern digital economy.

Module details

This foundation programme covers the main risks experienced by digital users and organisations and how to respond to them, as well as highlighting the developing and ever-changing trends and threats involving cyber fraud and security increasingly faced by all sectors.


Module 1: Digital technology and cyber fraud risks

Learn how data is stored and processed on digital devices, and identify the risks.


Module 2: Internet technology risks

Learn how data is transmitted and handled across the internet, and the key risks.


Module 3: Online social engineering fraud risks

From phishing and pharming to romance frauds – understand how social engineering works and how to respond to it.


Module 4: Identifying personal and financial data online

Explore how criminals identify and recover sensitive data online, from the Deep Web and the Dark net to image exploitation and the use of Google search.


Module 5: Malware and Ransomware attacks

Understand how malware and ransomware attack and operate across devices and networks, and how to respond.


Module 6: Cryptography within Cyber Fraud Prevention

Learn how cryptography is used for security, from encryption and hashing to Blockchain.


Module 7: Database hacks and password exposure in insecure systems

Explore how password management systems use hash functions and learn how criminals crack them.


Module 8: Identify denial of service attacks

How databases function, how criminals hack them and steal data, and what can be done to protect them.


Module 9: The prevention of and response to cyber fraud

An overview of the ways to prevent cyber fraud, as well as how to investigate it.

Entry requirements

This SFJ Awards certified course is ideal for anyone responsible for responding to digitally enabled fraud and associated threats in the modern digital economy, including fraud professionals who need to better understand the online challenge.

Typically you will be in counter fraud  or financial crime with limited or no previous technical training, or embarking on a career in information security and risk. We also welcome learners who are looking to undertake the course as part of a career change. 

Schedule & Teaching

The delivery of the course is delivered over three days. Each day features engaging modules from 9:30am to 4:00pm allowing for a 45-minute lunch break. 

For those seeking a face-to-face learning experience, our September intake is designed just for you. Held in the classroom at our training suite in Euston, London, this intensive course spans three consecutive days on September 10, 11 and 12. Immerse yourself in interactive sessions and benefit from direct interaction with trainers and peers. 


"Mark was excellent course leader. He was very easy to understand and used great examples to convey complex practises. He was very approachable and opened up discussions with ease."

"Great course with lots of relevant information taught by a super knowledgeable instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed it."

"A ground up approach to understanding modern digital fraud and what dangers we may face in the future"