A new publication of end-to-end encryption best practices for ATMs was released by the ATM Industry Association Tuesday.
The association’s new manual, “End-to-End Encryption for ATMs,” details how to encrypt communication step-by-step between ATM and host and is free to ATMIA members.
“In an era of EMV migration, it is important to realize that EMV does not guarantee the privacy of ATM transactions,” says Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA. “This manual addresses that gap and I urge all who believe that the best approach to ATM security is to reinforce its whole lifecycle, in order to keep the crooks out of our systems, to study these expertly written best practices.”
Encrypting ATM communications is especially important as ATM traffic shifts to the Internet, says Henry Schwarz, technical editor at ATMIA. In this age of cyber criminals and surveillance, individuals are constantly trying to protect their personal information.
“We battled for two years to complete this in-depth work due to its complexity,” Lee says. “But we are mighty proud of the finished product and believe it will become a little classic in our library of ATM security best practices.”
ATMIA—the only global non-profit ATM association—works with 3,500 members in 60 countries. ATIMA promotes, protects, and provides for the ATM industry. Founded in 1997, the association covers 2.1 million installed ATMs worldwide.