EAST and RBR to co-locate key security events

security eventsEAST and RBR will be co-locating key security events at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London, on 9th and 10th October 2018.

EAST’s Financial Crime & Security (FCS) Seminars, organised by the EAST Expert Group on all Terminal Fraud (EGAF) and the EAST Expert Group on ATM & ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP), first took place at the third EAST FCS Forum in June 2017.

RBR’s ATM & Cyber Security 2018 conference has established itself over the past decade as the world’s leading conference focused on physical and logical ATM security.  The 2017 event attracted 400 delegates representing 150 organisations from over 40 countries.

Co-locating these important events provides a unique opportunity for ATM and financial security professionals, including retail banks, law enforcement agencies, hardware and software providers and a range of industry bodies, to meet to discuss how best to address the latest security threats.

RBR’s ATM & Cyber Security 2018 will run for 1.5 days, immediately followed by the EAST FCS Seminars.  While the RBR and EAST events will continue to be run independently, hosting them in the same venue will concentrate an unprecedented level of expertise, with the ultimate objective of reducing the levels and impact of crime at ATMs and other payment terminals.

EAST’s Executive Director, Lachlan Gunn said, “ATM & Cyber Security is an important global security conference with a proven track record, and we believe that co-locating it with EAST’s user-driven FCS Seminars provides a compelling proposition for our members and for all industry stakeholders”.

RBR’s Managing Director Dominic Hirsch added, “EAST has a unique relationship with its members and RBR has for many years been impressed with the professional way it leads fraud intelligence and information sharing across Europe and beyond. There has always been a mutual respect between our organisations and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work together”.

Registration for the EAST FCS Seminars is not yet open and further information will be provided on the Events Page on this website in due course.

EAST presents at NCR Fraud & Security Summit

Fraud & Security SummitEAST Executive Director Lachlan Gunn presented at the 5th Annual NCR Fraud & Security Summit, held in London on 9th October 2017.  The event allowed security experts from around the world to share experiences and information on a wide array of security topics such as emerging threats, trends, solutions and innovations.

Lachlan Gunn (pictured on the right with NCR’s Charlie Harrow) gave an overview of EAST and its new structure, before delivering an update on the payment fraud and crime situation in Europe.  He referred to statistics from EAST’s recently published European Payment Terminal Crime Report which highlighted a significant increase in logical (black box) attacks.

The Agenda included presentations that covered NCR’s Security Startegy, expanding logical protection to the Network, contactless and new technologies, protecting ATMs from physical attacks, ATM attack trends and an update on the new NCR 80 Series ATMs.

EAST Presents at NCR Security Summit

NCR Security SummitEAST Executive Director, Lachlan Gunn, presented at the NCR Security Summit held in London on 12th October 2015.  The event, which was well attended by delegates from around the world, focused on the threats facing the ATM channel and what can be done to counter them.  NCR updated on Kalpana and the evolution of their security innovation.

EAST gave an overview of the ATM crime situation in Europe during the first six months of 2015, using statistics from the latest EAST European ATM Crime report (subsequently published on 13th October 2015).

Graham Mott of the LINK Scheme, and Chair of the EAST Expert Group on ATM Physical Attacks (EGAP), was also present at the event.

NCR is an Associate Member of EAST.

EAST Presents at Wincor Nixdorf Security & Fraud Roadshow in Istanbul, Turkey

EAST Wincor TurkeyÚna Dillon, EAST Development Director, presented at the Wincor Nixdorf Security & Fraud Roadshow which was held in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday 1st October 2015.  Wincor Nixdorf is an Associate Member of EAST. The company invited EAST to participate in the forum which combined close to one hundred of the ATM vendor’s existing and potential customers.

The session focused on ATM fraud trends in Turkey and some of the solutions available to ATM deployers. Karan Oberio from Wincor Nixdorf provided a global overview of ATM security issues and showed the company’s layered approach to delivering a secure customer experience. Aycan Aydogan of BKM (and incoming National Member of EAST, representing Turkey) gave specific and comprehensive figures for the Turkey region from 2003 to date.

There were break-out sessions also, where attendees were provided with demonstrations of all the security tools available from Wincor Nixdorf and their partners.

The event was hosted by Murat Karagozoglu of Wincor Nixdorf (pictured with Úna Dillon) and Master of Ceremonies was financial technology journalist Fatih Sari. EAST provided a video interview with Fatih for Tech Inside, the online financial magazine for the industry in Turkey, outlining what EAST is all about and the benefits to Turkey of becoming a member. Quite a few of the attendees showed an interest in joining EAST as Associate Members, realising the benefits as outlined during the event.