From 2015 through March 2018, the Federal Reserve System’s Secure Payments Task Force engaged a diverse array of stakeholders in advancing the work outlined in Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System (PDF), published in January 2015. The mission of the Secure Payments Task Force was to provide a forum for stakeholders to advise the Federal Reserve in its leader/catalyst and operator roles on payment security matters, and identify and promote actions that can be taken by payment system participants collectively or by the Federal Reserve System.
The objectives of the Secure Payments Task Force included:
- Provide advice on payment security matters
- Coordinate with the Faster Payments Task Force to identify solutions for any new or modified payments infrastructure so that it is both fast and secure
- Determine areas of focus and priorities for future action to advance payment system safety, security and resiliency
The Secure Payments Task Force made significant progress in meeting its objectives during its operation from June 2015 through March 2018.
- Visit SecurePaymentsTaskForce.org (Off-site) for online resources to improve payment security – the Information Sharing Data Sources (Off-site) and Payment Lifecycles and Security Profiles (Off-site)
- Review task force meeting materials, including detailed discussion guides and meeting summaries
- Learn about the task force work groups
Work Products and Efforts
The Secure Payments Task Force produced the following work products and work groups:
- Payment Lifecycles and Security Profiles (Off-site)
- Information Sharing Data Sources (Off-site)
- Decision-Making Framework (PDF)
- Glossary of Terms