GRAPA Certification Offers Worldwide Recognition


The GRAPA – School of Fraud Management is the next generation of our already popular Telco Fraud Academy. With over 500 Fraud and Cyber Security professionals participating, the School of Fraud management provides the information, communications and technology fraud, security and audit professional with an extensive library of materials designed to help them keep up with the ever expanding universe of fraud risks and exploits.
Ths School allows professionals to take specific short courses to focus on specific topics, and also provides access to specialized courses from the CyberFraud, I/T security and Finance curricula.

The extensive catalog of intermediate and advanced Masters, Manager and Specialist programs are available via the online, public regional event, or corporate onsite delivery methods. GRAPA has a long history of providing best practices in cyber-crime detection and deterrence in the telecommunications, data communications, broadcast, and internet industries for more than seven years.

The publication of GRAPA’s ratified standards document for 2009  —and the Industry Fraud Standard addendum of 2009— encompasses a comprehensive Body of Knowledge, spelling out the charter and scope of the cyber-crime security, fraud management, and technical security functions and the comprehensive development of financial and commercial controls for a vast assortment of telecommunications, data communications, broadcast, and internet infrastructures.

This standards-based approach uses a rigorous and ongoing review process that collects and distills the latest, most up-to-date and effective practices currently implemented by operators of all types and sizes around the world. Because GRAPA’s certification is based on professional principles and an in-depth standards-driven methodology, GRAPA’s certified professionals are able to apply their skills, not just to environments where they have personal experience, but across a variety of situations to address whatever new and unique problems they encounter. This is an absolute necessity in an industry where new business models and technologies are producing continuous upheaval and disruptive change.
GRAPA’s certifications require intense and exhaustive continuous education and a stringent set of examinations and verification of relevant work experience; so they provide management with a credible assurance of skills and ability. Management knows that, by utilizing certified professionals, not only are their team members trained and tested according to a uniform understanding of their profession, but they can apply those skills in real-world situations.

In the breadth and segmentation of GRAPA’s certifications, professionals and organizations can be assured that GRAPA offer a 360° view of carrier operations and revenues and that it can also offer that perspective at levels appropriate to the aptitude, ability, and experience of those who seek certification – whether they are National Regulators, Fraud Managers, Cyber Security teams, Network Protection specialist, or Internal Auditors in telecoms, datacoms, internet, or broadcasting as well as those who are new or just starting out in Financial Controls, Revenue Assurance, or Cyber-Crime prevention and containment.