One of the work streams the Secure Payments Task Force focused on was working to improve the awareness and implementation of cybersecurity and fraud information sharing among U.S. payment industry participants. The task force compiled the following list of data sources that highlights broad-reaching intelligence reports, payments fraud trends, best practices and benchmarks, and additional resources that can help your organization address payments fraud risk.  For example, financial institutions can leverage timely and actionable reports highlighting payments fraud incidents and cybersecurity threats occurring across the payments industry. Merchants and other business end-users can leverage best practices and benchmarks to help protect them from data breaches and fraud attacks.

The list will be periodically updated based on the availability of new data sources and the payments security threat landscape. Please note that this list is for informational purposes and was not intended as an endorsement by the Secure Payments Task Force or any member thereof.

How can my organization get added to the list?

Organizations with relevant services may submit a request to be added to the list using the Provide Feedback form.  Examples of relevant services include: cybersecurity and fraud prevention services that highlight intelligence reports, payments fraud trends, and best practices and/or benchmarks. Upon submitting the request you will receive a confirmation email requesting additional information.

Use the filters below to find data sources that could benefit your organization; more information about the filters can be found here (PDF). A full, printable version of the data sources is also available for download (PDF).

You are not required to enter a value in all filter options. Selecting a filter will narrow the returned results. (Ex. “All” filters will return results that generally apply across all payment types and/or participants)

Note: Results returned for a particular payment type(s) also include those data sources applicable to all payment types (these sources contain information pertinent to the selected payment type(s)).

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

http://www.icba.org/

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the nation’s voice for more than 5,800 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. With 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks employ 760,000 Americans, hold $4.7 trillion in assets, $3.7 trillion in deposits, and $3.2 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses, and the agricultural community.

  • All Payment Types
  • Financial Institutions
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC)

http://www.it-isac.org/

Founded in 2000 and achieving operational capability in 2001, the Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) is a non-profit, limited liability corporation formed by members in the information technology sector as a unique and specialized forum for managing risks to their corporations and the IT infrastructure. By joining the IT-ISAC, companies will be participating in the national and global efforts to strengthen the information infrastructure through effective cyber threat information sharing and analysis, while also producing tangible value to the company. Membership in the IT-ISAC can help a company manage risks through analysis, collaboration and coordination and drive informed decision making by policy makers on cybersecurity, incident response, and information sharing issues.

  • All Payment Types
  • All Payment Participants
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI)

https://www.iafci.org/

International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) members come together from all segments of the financial community, law enforcement and retail establishments. IAFCI’s goal is to stamp out financial fraud, provide members investigative support, intelligence sharing, training, and legislative support.

Investigative Support:

  • On-line global directory with access to over 4500 financial industry and law enforcement members
  • Access to the Federal Reserve E-Payment Routing Directory
  • Development of listings of state and federal laws pertaining to financial fraud
  • Ability to post intelligence and requests on a 24/7 secure website and with CrimeDex
  • Links to investigative resources websites

Intelligence:

  • Access to intelligence reports, fraud trends, reports on new technologies, and industry tips on a 24/7 basis
  • IAFCI Newsletter highlighting industry and government initiatives and key case activities

Worldwide networking capabilities with investigation peers within the financial crimes industry

  • All Payment Types
  • All Payment Participants
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

Local Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC)

http://www.iacpcybercenter.org/

The Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC) is designed to assist police chiefs, sheriffs, commanders, patrol officers, digital forensic investigators, detectives, and prosecutors who are investigating and preventing crimes that involve technology. The LECC also directs visitors to strategic partners who provide training, technical assistance, and access to critical information.

Another important feature of the LECC is the secure law enforcement sensitive information available through the FBI Cyber Shield Alliance (CSA). The CSA is a protected portal that provides an array of FBI cyber-security resources and intelligence for the law enforcement community, such as free online training, alerts, and notifications.

  • All Payment Types
  • All Payment Participants
  • Freely Available
  • General

Merchant Advisory Group (MAG)

http://www.merchantadvisorygroup.org/home

The Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) was founded in 2008 by a small visionary group of merchants in the payments field dedicated to driving positive change in payments through multi-stakeholder collaboration. Today, the MAG represents over 100 of the largest U.S. merchants who account for nearly $2.6 Trillion in annual sales at over 430,000 locations across the U.S. and online. Roughly $1.5 Trillion of those sales are electronic representing over 41 Billion card payments. MAG members employ nearly 11.5 million associates.

  • Credit / Debit
  • Business End Users/Merchants/Retailers
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

Merchant Risk Council (MRC)

https://www.merchantriskcouncil.org/about-mrc

With the vision of making commerce safe and profitable everywhere, the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) is the leading global trade association for eCommerce fraud and payments professionals. The MRC was established in 2000 by a small group of merchant professionals from leading consumer brands who all shared a mutual goal of improving eCommerce payments while supporting their organizations’ risk management efforts. In 2010, the MRC expanded its community to Europe, and currently supports almost 450 member companies in over 20 countries.

  • Credit / Debit
  • Business End Users/Merchants/Retailers
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) – Center for Internet Security

https://www.cisecurity.org/

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) provides a number of resources and publications to help raise awareness and provide guidance to the end user and the organization level.

  • All Payment Types
  • All Payment Participants
  • Simple Subscription
  • General

NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association

https://www.nacha.org/risk

Designed to augment other risk assessment and decision-making measures used by originating depository financial institutions (ODFIs), the Terminated Originator Database identifies originators and third-party senders that have been terminated for cause. It does not introduce or imply any prohibition on initiating entries for entities listed. Rather, ODFIs are encouraged to consider this information as a part of their broader underwriting and risk management process. The Emergency Financial Institution Contact Database can be used to find contact information for bank personnel responsible for coordinating threat response activity in the event of a risk incident or emergency.

  • ACH
  • Financial Institutions
  • Membership Subscription
  • Both General and Transactional

National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU)

http://www.nafcu.org/

The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) is a direct membership association for federally insured credit unions committed to representing, assisting, educating, and informing member credit unions to help them grow, and help grow the credit union industry. Their mission is to provide credit unions with the best federal advocacy, education, and compliance assistance in the industry.

  • All Payment Types
  • Financial Institutions
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

https://www.ncua.gov

The mission of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is to provide, through regulation and supervision, a safe and sound credit union system, which promotes confidence in the national system of cooperative credit. Learn more about NCUA’s mission, culture, values and how millions of Americans can safely and confidently use credit unions for their financial needs.​​

  • All Payment Types
  • Financial Institutions
  • Freely Available
  • General
Last Updated On: December 5, 2018