ATMIA today published new best practices for the security of the ATM Cabinet and for physical key management for its member companies.
"In the cyber age, access to data and electronics within the ATM is just as much an attraction to criminals as cash so all these assets need to be protected," Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA. "This manual shows what the known methods are for accessing ATM cabinets and what the corresponding risk mitigation steps are."
Authored by well-known industry security analyst and consultant, Douglas Russell, the manual evaluates the security of the ATM's top boxes and fascias and makes recommendations for higher levels of security.
"Douglas has done a great job of reminding our industry how best to prevent unauthorized access to the ATM internals," Lee concluded. "This is essential reading for ATM industry professionals."
ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry. ATMIA serves more than 8,000 members from over 650 participating companies in 66 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.