New press release available:

Collaboration between ATM Security Association and ATMIA is taking shape

It makes no sense if a lot of suppliers and ATM vendors are recognizing the same type of attack and each of these guys is reacting in another way. And so our idea was to bring a real value-add to the customer by defining standards.

Uwe Krause - Diebold Nixdorf (from ATM Marketplace article)

Purpose

To govern the activities of the ATM Security Association and its working groups in a transparent, procompetitive way to strategically coordinate industry intelligence for understanding the emerging global threat landscape and for designing responses to ongoing criminal activity targeting the worldwide industry.

Benefits

Our key benefits are:

  • Faster and more comprehensive information and knowledge-sharing on recognized attack scenarios and threats
  • Enable proactive, cross-vendor recommendations on countermeasures
  • Offer participation in workgroups with other ATM industry stakeholders for subscribers to
    • Influence the development of new security solutions
    • Participate in standardization processes

Goals

One of the primary goals of the association is the creation of security standards focused on the deployers self-service channel. The focus of the association will be on both hardware and software-related threats, physical and logical attacks. The target is to consider the total environment of the ATM that can have a direct impact on secure usage and operations.

ATM Security Association For Enhanced Technology

As ATM networks have expanded worldwide, so has the sophistication of global crime. The combination of these factors has led to intensified security concerns at the ATM.

Automated Teller MachineCombating this issue requires consistent focus and global defense solutions throughout the ATM provider chain. It was necessary to form an association focused on this issue to compile information on recognized and potential attack scenarios on ATMs. Goal is to share the right information with the right people within the industry to develop actionable plans to combat ATM crime on a global scale.

The ATM Security Association targets at bringing manufacturers and their suppliers together with the common target to create vendor independent standards for security solutions within the industry. That is also the key benefit which the ATM Security Association will provide to its subscribers and the industry as a total.

Common standards could for example include unified interfaces or common procedures for core processes like key loading, simplifying the implementation of security solutions in ATM networks or the response to detected attacks.

The independence of the Association will be assured via the Association´s leadership by an independent board. In addition to this, all participating subscribers will have to comply with a code of conduct taking into consideration the sensitive nature of the topics to be dealt with.

The focus of the association will be on both hardware and software-related threats, physical and logical attacks. The target is to consider the total environment of the ATM that can have a direct impact on secure usage and operations.

The association clearly encourages every company that has a stake in global ATM security to become a valued subscriber of the association. Feel free to apply via the subscription page or send an informal application for subscription to [email protected]