March 2020 edition
March 2020 edition

Advocacy

Coronavirus and cash  

One topic I never expected to be addressing as the U.S. newsletter's lead is the coronavirus.  But as many of you are experiencing, as well, we are receiving lots of calls about events and other activities that might be impacted. 
Out of concerns for our members and being cognizant of restrictions placed on participants, we have been forced to move our Canada conference to September, 2020.  At this point in time, the U.S. Security conference is expected to proceed as scheduled in June.  And our Washington, DC Fly-in scheduled for next week is being pushed back to late July. Members will be updated quickly and regularly on these and other changes.
The other topic that is coming up again in conjunction with this story is the risk posed by "dirty cash".  I tend to point those bringing up the topic to an article last year that quoted a LendEDU.com study, which found that "credit and debit cards have more germs than cash and train station urinals".  Similar articles have popped up from as far back as 2013.
Almost any surface can contain coronavirus, but ATMs and cash certainly don't represent a higher risk than the door handles, countertops, stair rails and elevator buttons, that hundreds of people may be touching every day.  ATMIA recommends that ATMs be included in the cleaning and deep-cleaning procedures being instituted by retail locations and financial institutions everywhere.  And that we all do the best we can to follow the recommendations of the experts as we go about our daily routines.
ATMIA issued a statement on the coronavirus last week that includes additional details and can be reviewed on our website.
David Tente
Best regards to all, 
David
Feel free to reach ATMIA USA executive director David Tente by email at david.tente@atmia.com or telephone +1.407.833.7906.

New cashless ban activity

The level of activity surrounding bans on cashless retail establishments continues at a rapid pace.  Minnesota became the latest state to propose such a ban.  The ban proposed in New Hampshire continues to make progress - additional hearings are scheduled.  Unfortunately,  the ban proposed in Oregon has again failed upon adjournment.
There is no additional news yet on when New York Mayor Mayor Bill De Blasio will sign the bill passed by the City Council in January.  The bill would make New York the largest city to require that retail establishments accept cash as a form of payment. The original proposal to ban cashless retail establishments in New York City was introduced more than a year ago.

Washington, DC Fly-in rescheduled due to coronavirus concerns

Until late last week, it appeared that appointments next week on Capitol Hill would remain in place.  In the last few days, however, that prospect has become more and more uncertain.  The possibility that we could find ourselves in DC ready for our appointments, only to have Congress and the Senate declare a recess, was becoming more real.  And we did not want to take the chance of putting our members in that position.
Therefore, the Washington, DC Fly-in has been rescheduled for July 23rd.
ATMIA U.S. Executive Director, David Tente, has reached out to Senator Cramer's office, offering ATMIA's support for the No Red and No Blue Banks Act and the Freedom Financing Act, which are intended, in part, to finally eliminate the lingering impact of "Operation Choke Point". Appointments will be reconfirmed with Senator Cramer, as well as Senator Tim Scott's office - another supporter of a resolution to the bank account closure issue.
Participants are also encouraged to attend a strategy meeting at 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, July 22 at the Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC.  Since DC hotels tend to fill up well in advance of planned arrival dates, it is recommended that anyone planning to attend reserve a room now.  There is typically no charge for cancellations made within three days of your scheduled arrival.
A sponsorship for this event is being offered.  The sponsor logo will be included on all communications between now and the actual event, as well as for all follow-up coverage.  For more information about the Fly-In event or sponsorship, contact David Tente.

Visibility

Get a head start on hiring for 2020

The industry's best  and brightest talent can be found on the ATM Industry Career Center – and at member pricing that is exceptionally competitive.  Post to a job board that serves one field – not several.  We are a niche job board created specifically for the ATM community, so our candidates have the specialized skills and relevant, up-to-date experience to match exactly what you’re looking for.

Employer Benefits:
  • Targeted advertising exposure
  • Easy online job listing management
  • Resume search included with job posting
  • Automatic email notifications when job seekers match YOUR criteria
  • Member discounts available

To date, the Career Center has registered 199 job seekers, attracted well over 4,000 new visitors and generated 130 job applications.
Intern ads are free and other postings start at only $200.  For more information, contact U.S executive director, David Tente, or global director of finance and member services, Sharon Lane

ATMIA's David Tente talks ATMs with WGN Radio's John Williams

A recent spate of ATM thefts in the Chicago area sparked calls into John Williams' morning talk show on WGN Radio in Chicago last month.  When a listener told John that some ATMs were able to shred the cash inside if they were tipped over or stolen, he decided it was time to reach out to someone more knowledgeable about ATMs.
The show's producer contacted ATMIA member NationalLink with a request for an on-air interview.  Herman Trejo. Director, Sales, thought the request would be better handled by ATMIA, on behalf of the industry, and forwarded it on to U.S. Executive Director, David Tente.
David joined the program for a 16-minute segment that included handling a number of caller questions.  WGN has kindly provided a podcast link to David's interview.
Topics covered included different types of ATM crime – and many were the types of questions a typical consumer might ask about ATM operation and ownership.

Sponsor the U.S. Newsletter

Want to put your product or service in the spotlight  for nearly 5,000 ATM industry professionals?
Sponsorship includes:
  • Logo and website link in newsletter top box, right column
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Sponsor the U.S. Newsletter for a month, a quarter, or a full year.  Contact Sharon Lane or David Tente for more information.

Education

How is your Win10 migration project coming along?

Microsoft’s January 2020 support deadline for Windows 7 has now passed - as of yesterday.  It  requires the ATM industry to consider a path forward for the ATM OS. The ATMIA commissioned this White Paper to assess the potential migration to Windows 10, while also embracing the Next Gen ATM architecture. 
While Next Gen ATM architecture is designed to be OS-agnostic, a Windows 10 upgrade leaves little choice but to migrate to Windows 10 IOT Enterprise, considered the only real option for a mainstream ATM industry migration. With the support deadline for Windows 7 now behind us, the question is how to migrate to both Windows 10 and Next Gen ATM architecture.
The research for this White Paper included interviews with four large
banks, three hardware manufacturers, two software suppliers, a non-ATM
industry software provider and a new OS provider. During the review,
further comments were provided to fine-tune the key findings and
recommendations.
This White Paper is available for purchase on the ATMIA website.

ATMIA members get an ASA discount

ATMIA members are entitled to a 25% discount on becoming a subscriber to the password-protected material on the ATM Security Association website, including all our international ATM security best practices, a new Risk Register of types of attack happening in other channels and sectors which have the potential to migrate to the ATM channel and the annual global fraud survey but only until the end of March!
Please download the flyer and simply send the completed form to Hope Lerman 
We look forward to hearing from you. As the industry moves to a new security paradigm, including adding mobile security, while parts of the industry remain in the current paradigm and model, ATM security becomes absolutely paramount.
Please join us on this journey to continue protecting the ATM as our technology and systems evolve into the next generation space. We are stronger together!

Connections

Congratulations to Jhonny Vides and Arca for winning a free one-year ATMIA membership from the 2020 US Conference!
If you are not currently a member, you can enter for a chance to win a free one-year membership for your company, when you register to attend any of our upcoming conferences

Membership Benefit Reminder

There are so many benefits to ATMIA membership, it's easy to lose track of them all.  Watch the Newsletter each month for reminders about one of those membership benefits and tips about how to take advantage of it. 

Receive Only the Communication You Want From ATMIA

We appreciate that you are part of our communication for the ATM Industry to help you stay up to date and informed on upcoming conferences, news, offers and more!
While we have a lot of information to share, we want to make sure you are only receiving the communication you want from us. Now would be a good time to login to ‘My Account’ and review the emails you are currently set to receive from us - https://www.atmia.com/membership/my-account/?a=emailpreferences. Remember – you can change these at any time. 

U.S. security conference registration now open

The conference website and online registration are now available.  Interest in this new event is quite high and exhibitors have already signed up to secure their place in the exhibit hall.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

ATMIA and ASA (the ATM Security Association) will jointly host this new conference for the ATM industry.  Minneapolis, MN is the venue – June 10 & 11 are the dates.  Although the program will primarily address U.S. market concerns, many new forms of attacks are “beta-tested” by criminals in other countries – which is why we will also incorporate emerging threats into the program, wherever they might be across the globe. 

Our educational program will include financial institution and independent ATM deployers, law enforcement, manufacturers, and technology and service providers.  Learn more about emerging security threats, as well as new strategies for battling the familiar ones.

Upcoming committee meetings


Financial Institution ATM Deployer Forum

The FI ATM Deployer Forum group meets every-other-month (odd numbered months), on the third Friday at 2:00pm ET and is limited to financial institution ATM deployers.  It meets next on Thursday, March 20 at 2:00pm EST.  Meeting invitations will be sent to all committee members. 

Independent ATM Deployers (IAD) Committee

All IADs and their providers are welcome to participate in the IAD Committee, which meets bimonthly.  The next  meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 11:00pm EDT.   Meeting invitations will be sent to all committee members.

Government Relations Committee (GRC)

The GRC meets regularly to discuss regulatory and compliance issues affecting the industry, from federal, state, and local governments.  It meets next on Thursday, April 23 at 11:00am EDT.  Meeting invitations will be sent to all committee members. 
Questions and requests for committee meeting invitations may be directed to David Tente

ATMIA Facebook Page

Have you checked out ATMIA's Facebook page yet? Here are some of the benefits of joining our community on Facebook:
Keep abreast of ATM industry news and developments on:
  • Latest technology
  • Operational efficiencies
  • Upcoming ATM focused events
  • And more….
On our page, you can find all things ATM's and so much more. "Like" us on Facebook us today!

Welcome our new members

New U.S. members since the last newsletter was published:  

Board level membership

Associate & Small Business level memberships

   Arca, Mebane, NC
   CIBC FCIB, Bridgetown, St Michael, Barbados
Did You Know?  You can upgrade your membership level at any time.  Move up to Board level for greater visibility and a stronger voice in the direction of the Region.  Interested in becoming a U.S. Regional Board Member?  A unqiue membership level for financial institutions?  Contact David Tente for more information on this and other membership options.
Don't Forget - if your membership is expiring soon, you can receive a 5% discount by renewing before the end of the month in which it expires.

Earn Discounts on Your Membership and Offer New Members a 20% Discount

ATMIA members can now offer friends and affiliates 20% off membership AND earn up to $250 USD in discount on their next membership as part of ATMIA’s new Membership Referral Program. Each referral is worth $50 USD. 
“To make it as easy as possible for members to promote the referral program, ATMIA has put together a variety of resources and each member company has been assigned a unique referral codes that can be found under the ‘my account’ tab on the ATMIA site,” says Amber Howell, ATMIA Membership & Social Media Manager. 
To learn more, contact Amber Howell.
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