April 12 , 2011

ATM Industry Association publishes best practices guide
for decommissioning ATMs

London, United Kingdom – The ATM Industry Association today published a new best practices guide for dealing with ATMs at the end of their 7-10 year lifespan. The manual, which forms part of ATMIA’s lifecycle security best practice series for ATMs, addresses four risk scenarios confronting ATM owners whenever the initial ATM lifespan is over.

“We want to avoid situations where an ATM ends up on eBay or in the hands of a criminal who can perform reverse engineering on the machine,” commented Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA.

The guide covers areas such as best practices for protecting consumer data at ATM decommissioning, how to handle secondhand ATMs properly and various liability issues associated with the disposal of ATMs.

“Implementation of these best practices will add another layer of protection around the ATM industry,” Lee added.

The ATM Industry Association is a global non-profit trade association with over 2,200 members in 60 countries. Its mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide, protect the ATM industry's assets, interests, good name and public trust; and provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations.


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