The ATM Industry Association has announced the publication of a new guide, Best Practices for Securing Deposit and Cash-Recycling Machines.

“The growing popularity and competitive importance of deposit-taking ATMs and recycling ATMs has prompted ATMIA to develop new security best practices to protect these machines from a variety of potential attack vectors,” ATMIA CEO Mike Lee said in a press release.

The best practices were compiled for the ATMIA ATM Security Forum by Douglas Russell of DFR Risk Management; content was reviewed by the association’s advisory security council.

The guide outlines deposit machine-related risks such as fake machines, fraudulent and empty envelope deposits, fishing and removal of envelop deposits, cash-out trapping, counterfeit deposits and even more sophisticated types of attack, such as manipulation of the currency template. It also recommends commensurate risk mitigation measures.


The guide is available for download by ATMIA members.


Guide outlines security best practices for deposit-taking ATMs, cash recyclers