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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Company: ATM Security Association for Enhanced Technology

Collaboration between ATM Security Association and ATMIA is taking shape

Utrecht, the Netherlands / London, United Kingdom / Sioux Falls, United States of America – The announcement of a closer collaboration between the ATM Security Association for Enhanced Technology and the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) was received with great interest at the ATM Customer Experience & Security Summit (ACESS) in London in June. Both organizations are currently working on joining resources, intellectual property, databases, information and research to deliver new and powerful answers to the globally rising threats on ATM infrastructures.

Mike Lee, Chief Executive Officer of the ATMIA, and Joerg Engelhardt, Director Marketing & Finance of the ATM Security Association, presented at the ATMIA conference the strategic plan for the joint future. In a panel discussion moderated by the world expert in fraud and risk management, Douglas Russell, both industry leaders discussed the advantages and opportunities arising from the closer relationship between the organizations. They also presented a roadmap for detailed security threats analysis, which could be a basis for future crime prevention in the ATM industry.

“Our organizations have now specified the framework conditions on how the activities of the ATM Security Association’s working groups should be aligned with the work of current ATMIA committees and functions during 2019,” Engelhardt explained.

“The partnership will create a platform for enhanced global ATM security. We have a clear plan for our joint activities in 2019 and beyond,” Lee added.

A webinar on 28th August, hosted by Engelhardt, Lee and Uwe Krause, President of the ATM Security Association, will present the structures, processes and membership levels that will be needed to reinforce the global alignment of the two associations.

Further information on the Webinar “The power of two – update on the alignment of the
ATM Security Association and ATMIA“ is available at


ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry. ATMIA serves more than 10,000 members from over 650 participating companies in over 70 countries spanning the whole ATM ecosphere, including financial institutions, independent ATM deployers, equipment manufacturers, processors and a plethora of ATM service and value-added solution providers. ATMIA provides education, advocacy and connections to help its members keep abreast of industry news and developments; increase knowledge and professionalism; improve operational efficiencies; understand and influence regulatory processes; participate in the local, regional and global ATM community; and forge new relationships to advance their businesses. Founded in 1997, ATMIA has active chapters in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East focusing on the unique needs and issues of each region. For more information, please visit

About the ATM Security Association for Enhanced Technology

The ATM Security Association for Enhanced Technology is a non-profit association dedicated to improving ATM security. Its aim is to compile information on recognized and potential attack scenarios on ATMs and share that information with specific industry groups to rapidly develop and implement counter-measures at a global level. The main purpose of the ATM Security Association is to create a global network throughout the ATM provider chain enhancing security including all involved parties like Global ATM manufacturers, Suppliers, Financial Institutions, Service Providers and IADs. One of the primary goals of the ATM Security 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.