NCR has received the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) ATM Security Best Practice Award

Thursday 30 October 2003 16:08 CET | News

The award recognized NCRs holistic approach to security, whereby the aim is to protect the integrity of the automated teller machine (ATM) channel at all potential points of compromise.

The NCR security offer is unique, covering physical security offerings from its wholly owned subsidiary, Fluiditi, data and smart-card solutions that are standards compliant, features and procedures to combat fraudulent activity at the ATM and fraud detection through network management from NCRs subsidiary, Gasper. Under standards compliance, NCR has provided enhanced PIN security via its Encrypting PIN Pad solution. The Encrypting PIN Pad gives greater data protection through Triple DES. It has been independently assessed and certified as meeting the ISO 9564-1 requirements for physical security and allows the remote distribution of ATM master encryption keys. Smart-card technology is the key to eliminating card skimming. NCR offers smart-card solutions compliant to the latest industry standards, strictly adhering to the new mandates set by MasterCard and Visa. As an example of this, NCRs newly released integrated motorized card reader-writer, available on all new ATMs and as an upgrade to most installed ATMs, has been certified by EMVCo as being EMV 4.0 compliant. Based on the experience of NCR customers worldwide, the card reader incorporates a number of new fraud prevention features. Until the smart card is implemented globally there remains a need to protect against attempts to compromise information stored on the magnetic stripe and NCR has introduced a number of new security features that have been implemented globally to counter this threat. The company has also developed a series of countermeasures to combat the trapping, or physical theft, of cards at the ATM which is the most pervasive of ATM related card crimes in Europe. NCR also promotes best practice with customers in simple but effective ways of raising the consumers defense against fraudsters. Network management tools such as Gasper Vantage can be used to manage risk and minimize the impact of fraud. NCR helps its customers understand how Gasper Vantage is able to raise alerts and to trigger appropriate action using intelligent rules. There remains a need to protect ATMs against physical attack. As well as providing safes and monitoring equipment, NCR, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fluiditi, uses ink-staining technology to protect cash during delivery to the ATM, both in the vehicle and across the pavement, as well as during replenishment and in operation at the ATM. At each stage, any physical attack will result in the cash being spoiled by indelible ink and rendered worthless.

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