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)).

Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC)

http://www.r-cisc.org/

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) supports retail and consumer oriented industry organizations by enabling cybersecurity information and intelligence sharing. The R-CISC brings retailers, restaurants, grocers, entertainment and media, hospitality and lodging, gaming, theme parks and sports leagues together with cybersecurity industry solution providers into a community of omni-directional information sharing, from tactical threat intelligence to strategic decision support. The R-CISC’s mission is to support its members through collaboration to better manage cybersecurity and information security risk.

  • All Payment Types
  • Business End Users/Merchants/Retailers
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)

https://www.rila.org/Pages/default.aspx

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is focused on the unique needs of leading retailers. Through involvement and engagement of members, RILA seeks to win issues to move the industry forward.

The most valuable benefit of membership is the ability to sit across the table from peers at other leading retailers to benchmark among one another and to discuss the pressing issues facing the retail industry.

  • All Payment Types
  • Business End Users/Merchants/Retailers
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

Secure Technology Alliance Payments Applications

https://www.securetechalliance.org/applications-payments/

The global payments infrastructure is evolving at a fast pace. With the increasing number and severity of data breaches and the introduction of innovative new payments approaches and technologies, payments security is top-of-mind for the entire industry.

The Secure Technology Alliance has active programs to provide educational resources and best practices for improving the security of the payments infrastructure and enhancing the payments experience. By bringing together payments industry stakeholders, the Alliance provides resources for implementing secured payments across all payment channels and payment technologies. Key technologies and market sectors include:

The Alliance has ongoing activities to assess and address challenges with implementing secure technologies for payments.

  • Credit / Debit
  • All Payment Participants
  • Freely Available
  • Both General and Transactional

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

http://www.sifma.org/

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) is the voice of the nation’s securities industry. They advocate for effective and efficient capital markets. SIFMA is actively engaged in coordinating the effort to support a safe, secure information infrastructure which provides security of customer information and efficient, reliable execution of transactions. SIFMA is continually working with industry and government leaders to identify and communicate cybersecurity best practices for firms of all sizes and capabilities and educate the industry as to the evolving threats and appropriate responses.

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

Social Security Administration Death Master File

https://classic.ntis.gov/products/ssa-dmf/

The Social Security Administration’s Death Master File is produced by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and distributed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) of the United States Department of Commerce and contains over 85 million records of deaths, reported to the SSA, from 1936 to present. It is available from NTIS through an online search application (developed and hosted by Global Internet Management), as well as raw data files download products (hosted and disseminated by NTIS).

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

The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS)

http://www.nacsonline.com

The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS) serves the convenience and fuel retailing industry by providing industry knowledge, connections and advocacy to ensure the competitive viability of its members’ businesses. In 2007, the association shortened its name to NACS and added a tagline that better defines its presence both internationally and at the retail fueling level: The Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing. In 2010, this statement was further enhanced to The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing.

  • All Payment Types
  • Business End Users/Merchants/Retailers
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

The Clearing House (TCH)

https://www.theclearinghouse.org/

The Clearing House’s (TCH) mission is to ensure that the unique collective interests of systemically important commercial banks are adequately addressed before policymakers. TCH seeks to ensure a level playing field among similarly situated market participants, in which a legal and regulatory framework promotes systemic stability, economic growth, and a safe and sound banking system. Unique among trades for its sole focus on large–scale commercial banking and payments issues, The Clearing House and its Owner Banks form strong consensus positions on issues vital to the banking industry that are technically detailed and research- and data-driven.

  • Wire / ACH / Check
  • Financial Institutions
  • Membership Subscription
  • General

Third Party Processor

Issuer’s third party processor. Examples include, but are not limited to: Shazam, PULSE, Vantiv, Jack Henry, First Data

Third party issuers and processors may offer fraud and risk management services directly to issuers or through a third party relationship.

  • Credit / Debit
  • Financial Institutions
  • Membership Subscription
  • Both General and Transactional

U.S. Payments Forum Published Resources

http://www.uspaymentsforum.org/forum-published-resources/

The following is a list of all resources published by the U.S. Payments Forum/EMV Migration Forum. To view these resources, you may be redirected to EMV Connection, a website created by the U.S. Payments Forum and the Secure Technology Alliance to assist all industry stakeholders with the U.S. EMV migration.

  • Credit / Debit
  • All Payment Participants
  • Freely Available
  • Both General and Transactional

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)

https://www.us-cert.gov/

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) strives for a safer, stronger internet for all Americans by responding to major incidents, analyzing threats, and exchanging critical cybersecurity information with trusted partners around the world.

US-CERT’s critical mission activities include:

  • Providing cybersecurity protection to federal civilian executive branch agencies through intrusion detection and prevention capabilities
  • Developing timely and actionable information for distribution to federal departments and agencies; state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments; critical infrastructure owners and operators; private industry; and international organizations
  • Responding to incidents and analyzing data about emerging cyber threats

Collaborating with foreign governments and international entities to enhance the nation’s cybersecurity posture

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

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