ATMIA publishes new study on ATM Biometric Security

SIOUX FALLS, SD (October 11, 2016) — The ATM Industry Association today published a new industry guide entitled “ATM Biometric Security”.

“ATM biometrics is trending in a time when biometric identification is used almost on a daily basis in society today,” Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA, explained. “We felt it was time to explore the security dimensions of different kinds of biometrics used these days at many ATMs.”

The study was authored by award-winning industry consultant Douglas Russell, Director of DFR Risk Management Ltd, and leading ATMIA-endorsed consultant. The comprehensive manual covers topics like different methods of biometric identification, from fingerprint to palm vein, biometric templates, biometric scanners, the concept of liveness testing, potential types of attacks on biometrics, accompanied by recommended countermeasures, things to watch in ATM biometrics and suggested reading and useful links.

“This new guide gives a detailed big picture of ATM biometrics today, combined with foresight for anticipated trends,” Lee commented. “Our thanks go out to Douglas for another fine industry study.”


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 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 educationadvocacy 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 Follow us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook or YouTube.


Amber Howell

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