The Association was formed on 19th March 1999 by Ukrainian banks that were members of the Europay International Payment System, for market development and for the coordination of payment cards from the Maestro and MasterCard brands. On 11th November 2004 the Association was renamed the Ukrainian Interbank Payment Systems Member Association “EMA” and mainly cooperates with international payment card schemes members.
EMA and its Payment Cards Security Forum, which was formed on 10th April 2001, helps to prevent payment card fraud through member cooperation and via a real-time card fraud information Interbank Exchange System, ”Exchange-
EAST has national representation from the following 26 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. EAST is still seeking national representative members from: Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovenia.
Canada, Russia and the Ukraine are represented at EAST as non-SEPA members and EAST is seeking to establish links with parties in any country, able to share national incident and loss statistics for ATM related fraud and physical attacks. Interested parties should email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
(Background data on EAST follows)
For further information please contact the EAST Coordinator, Lachlan Gunn:
Founded in 2004, EAST is a ‘not-for-profit’
Our mission is to gather and provide information to the European ATM industry and to facilitate effective representation of ATM related security issues at relevant European central institutions, through a pan-European co-ordination of ATM security resources.
EAST has set up a framework network structure to improve co-operation with industry, law enforcement, and in particular Europol, in order to achieve awareness and better results in the fight against organised cross-border crime. Regular research polls are conducted through the EAST website. More information can be found at http://www.european-
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The European ATM Security Team (EAST) is a ‘not-for-profit’