HOUSTON (8/1/11)--PULSE, a debit/ATM network, has created a forum to help financial institutions battle electronic fraud. The DebitProtect Forum is a Web-based discussion forum available to participants in Pulse’s DebitProtect Fraud Detection Services for the secure exchange of information and best practices about fraud mitigation tactics and trends in debit security. In the forum, professionals from credit unions and banks can share information about systems security, protecting private information of their cardholders, responding to breaches and strengthening information security. The DebitProtect Forum includes discussion threads on data breaches, ATM fraud and international fraud. Also, participants can consult with PULSE fraud management experts, track topics or threads and link to important PULSE announcements and Web content. PULSE DebitProtect Fraud Detection Services support debit-card security by providing financial institutions with several fraud detection and mitigation tools. In addition to the forum, DebitProtect offers alerts of potentially fraudulent transactions, notifications about fraud incidents and an online educational resource.