EAST gains Russian representation

REMA (the Russian Europay Members Association) has just joined EAST (the European ATM Security Team) as the national representative member for Russia.
REMA was founded in 1995 to coordinate business activities of Russian MasterCard members.  Now it is the leading association for the card industry in Russia that unites 119 credit organizations and includes all major card issuers and card acquiring banks.  REMA is responsible for formulating and implementing local policy on all aspects of payment systems including codes of practice, contributing to legislative changes, fraud prevention, new security initiatives, standards development and other matters where industry benefits are identified.
REMA has formed an ATM Expert group as part of its Security Committee and is a PCI SSC Participating organization.
In addition to Russia, EAST has national representation from the following 24 European countries:  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
EAST is seeking national representative members from:  Czech Republic, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia.
EAST is also 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 info@eas-team.eu in the first instance.

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