The European Association for Secure Transactions (EAST) was formed as the European ATM Security Team in 2004 to focus on ATM security when card skimming was a rising issue in Europe. In June 2017 EAST changed its name to reflect significant changes in the payments landscape and its remit now covers both Terminal Security and Payment Security.

EAST has set up an international network in order to help improve public/private sector cross-border cooperation in the fight against organised cross-border financial crime.

EAST National Members represent their countries, EAST Global Members represent their organisations, and active links are maintained with Europol, INTERPOL and other key Law Enforcement Agencies globally.  To assist with global standardisation in the fight against financial crime EAST publishes key terminology and definitions for all types of financial crime.

EAST produces:

  • Half year and Full year European Payment Terminal Crime Reports to provide interested parties with an overview of the European ATM crime situation. (These are compiled from statistics provided by the EAST membership, as well as from other industry sources)
  • Three European Fraud Updates each year, based on reports provided by National Members at each of the three EAST meetings.
  • Lists of devices and systems for the benefit of Industry stakeholders.
  • EAST Fraud Alerts, Payment Alerts and Physical Attack Alerts for National and Associate Members

EAST holds both open and closed events.  More information can be found on the Events Page.

To access EAST outputs it is necessary to join as an Associate Member.

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