Continuing Security Challenges, Upcoming Conference and more....
Continuing Security Challenges, Upcoming Conference and more....
Dear Sandra,
We can be enormously proud of the many achievements of the year. The region’s conference saw over 200 people attend to address the challenges and opportunities of the future.
The message from the event was clear and overwhelming: the emergence of new technologies combined with the constant appeal and advantages of cash means that the ATM has many years of success ahead. The update provided on the Next Gen ATM project by our CEO, Mike Lee demonstrated the clear blueprint that exists for the future success of the industry.
All industry stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the landmark project and be part of the future-proofing of the industry. Please contact for more details.
Moving forward, a few examples of what our members can look forward to includes: 
There is no doubt in 2020, ATMIA will continue to serve our members, providing 1st class industry information and leadership to the many stakeholders of the ATM Industry. If you are not a member and would like to join, you can do so online or contact me.
Finally, I would like to wish you all the best over the festive season and we look forward to working with you in the New Year.

Sandra Smith
Executive Director, Asia Pacific
C: +61 424 300 660
Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for details on our 2020 conference.


ATM Industry News and Items of Interest. 

FIS to build $145 million headquarters in Riverside, create 500 jobs
Published Tuesday, December 3, 2019   The Jacksonville-based company acquired Worldpay in July and needs more space
BMO Harris Bank announces the availability of True Name™ feature for Mastercard debit cardholders
Published Tuesday, December 3, 2019   BMO becomes first to offer members of the transgender and non-binary communities the ability to use their true name on their debit cards
ATMIA Appreciates our 12 Year Loyal Members  
Published Tuesday, December 3, 2019 
ATMIA Publishes a Next Generation ATM Deployer Guide 
Published Monday, December 2, 2019 

Biometrics: The Next Step Forward in ATM Security

Contributing Editor: Amy Castor,’
What if you didn't have to remember a PIN or worry about someone skimming your card every time you went to use an ATM? 
Passwords are easy to forget, and they can be a pain to recover, especially if you are in a hurry. The idea behind biometrics is that they only rely on some measure of your body, which is unique to each person. If implemented correctly, you don't need a password or even a smart card to access cash.
Biometrics promise a smoother customer experience and reductions in fraud. The technology is big business, too. The biometric market is expected to be worth $32.7 billion by 2022. 
What follows are the basic types of biometrics that are being used or piloted on ATMs today and a few of their drawbacks.
Fingerprint scanners 
Most people are already familiar with fingerprint sensors. When Apple first introduced Touch ID on the iPhone 5S in 2013, it paved the way for other businesses to explore biometrics as a solution to widespread security issues. For Apple, the simplicity of Touch ID was critical to Apple Pay's success.
The problem with fingerprints is they can be faked. For years, researchers have shown that fingerprint sensors can be fooled sometimes using a lifted print or a person's digitized fingerprint data. And last year, researchers from New York University used a neural network to create synthetic fingerprints that have the same ridges visible when rolling an ink-covered fingertip on paper.
Another problem is that after years of certain types of manual labor, some fingerprints can be hard to distinguish. The technology also requires you to physically touch the scanner, which brings up hygiene issues. 
Finger, palm vein readers 
Fortunately, there is another way to read fingers that includes reading the veins in the fingers. You can also read palms this way. 
A vein scanner illuminates the finger or palm with near-infrared light, which is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the veins to capture a unique profile of an individual. This method of capturing fingerprints is thought to be more secure, because it uses a "liveness" detector to make sure the finger — or palm — is real. 
Most Japanese ATMs already use some type of fingerprint reader, finger-vein or palm-vein reader, biometric security expert Douglas Russell, director of DFR Risk Management, told Infosecurity Magazine. 
In 2014, Poland became the first country in Europe to introduce a network of "finger vein ID" cash machines, with 2,000 of the new ATMs opening in bank branches and supermarkets across the country, backed by a campaign that promised "cash within your finger." 
Two years later, to combat ATM fraud, Fiserv introduced its Verifast palm authentication reader based on Fujitsu's PalmSecure palm-vein technology. And early this year, Fiserv introduced what it's calling a "super ATM" that integrates with the solution. 

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