New online ATM security training added to ATMIA Academy

SIOUX FALLS, SD (November 18, 2015) — ATMIA today launched the world’s first ever online ATM Security training course. The training outlines the most common security threats to ATMs, as well as what best practices mitigate the risks of each type of attack.

Douglas Russell of DFR Risk Management Ltd. and creator of the content, stated, “This training course combines ATMIA global intelligence on ATM security threats and Best Practices in how to identify and mitigate these threats. It is a must for those in the industry who wish to protect the integrity of their operations and maintain the confidence their customers have in the integrity of the ATM channel.”

Sessions within the course, which reflect today’s most common security threats, include:

  • Card Theft
  • Card Data Compromise
  • Cash Trapping and Transactional Reverse Fraud (TRF)
  • Malware & Black Box Attacks
  • Physical Attacks
  • Explosive Attacks

”This certified professional training course offers a comprehensive introduction to global ATM security and industry best practices,” commented Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA. “It will lead to greater protection and therefore enhanced trust levels in the global ATM industry.”

ATMIA will offer a certificate of completion for the course.  To learn more and sign up for the course go to This training will become a vital educational tool for those responsible for, or concerned about, security threats.

Contact Amber Howell at or +1-605-692-2263 with questions about the training and ATMIA Academy.


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.


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