Overview[edit | edit source]
The BuySecure Initiative, launched in October 2014, provides consumers with more tools to secure their financial future by assisting victims of identity theft, improving the government's payment security as a customer and a provider, and accelerating the transition to stronger security technologies and the development of next-generation payment security tools.
Top priorities of the BuySecure Initiative are:
- Securing payments across the economy, including by advancing federal efforts to transition to more secure payment systems, building public-private awareness about more secure authentication, and calling on industry to enhance the security of their own systems and offer more secure options for their customers.
- Helping Americans secure their good name, by improving resources to identify and remediate identity theft. This includes supporting credit score transparency and improving identity theft resources available to American consumers.
- Enhanced information sharing, by enhancing the ability of federal agencies and industry to regularly exchange information about consumers' compromised accounts.