ACFCS to participate in the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance 

Sept. 6, 2016, MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI professional association, today announced it will be participating in the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance (CCA) / Alliance canadienne sur la cybersécurité (ACC).  The CCA-ACC (originally initiated as the Inter-Association Working Group on Cyber Security – IAWGCS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit network.

The primary purpose of the CCA-ACC is to enhance the professionalization of the Canadian cyber domain through effective inter-association engagement and knowledge-sharing.  To date, more than 90 associations with a stake in cyber security have confirmed their participation in the CCA-ACC, making this initiative unprecedented in both scale and scope.  Each of the participating associations contributes its own unique perspective on the Canadian cyber landscape.

The CCA-ACC is administered by a National Council, whose role includes maintaining the structure of the CCA-ACC itself, and facilitating inter-association dialogue. ACFCS Executive Director, Garry Clement, will be the primary ACFCS representative.

“ACFCS is fully committed to remaining abreast on trends and best practices in fighting financial crime, particularly cyber crime,” says Clement. “We’re very pleased to become a part of CCA-ACC, given its history and track record in the international cyber crime prevention arena, and its efforts at fostering worldwide collaboration.”


The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for private and public sector professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines, including anti-money laundering, FATCA-tax evasion, FCPA-corruption, fraud, data analytics and security, compliance, regulation, enforcement and more. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination offered at authorized testing centers around the world. Professionals in the financial crime field from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

Media Contacts:


Cindy Parks


Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance / Alliance canadienne sur la cybersécurité. 

Bonnie Butlin

National Coordinator and Chair of the National Council,


Terry Cutler

National Council Representative and Communications Lead