New viruses, zero-day malware, targeted attacks, persistent threats and other forms of malicious software are attacking the ATM channel every day, constantly searching for vulnerabilities in various networks. As software becomes more sophisticated, your ATM network requires frequent updating and monitoring in order to combat fraud and protect customer data. When it comes to your ATM and self-service channels, are you truly protected from harmful exploits? Keeping ATMs PCI-DSS compliant is one of the best things a Financial Institution can do to ensure optimum security for your network and customers. As the ATM experts, NuSource Financial is deeply knowledgeable of the security risks in today’s market as well as the global standards of PCI-DSS compliance. Partner with a vendor you can trust!
What is PCI-DSS Compliance?
PCI (Payment Card Industry) – DSS (Data Security Standard) Compliance is all about enhancing payment card security and ensuring the safe handling of cardholder information. The framework for PCI-DSS involves prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to any security related incidents involving payment cards. In short, PCI-DSS Compliance is a set of standards used to keep payment card data protected from harm.
How does this relate to my ATMs?
PCI-DSS recommends that ATMs undergo regular operating system updates in order to ensure optimum security when it comes to payment card data and ATM usage. When an operating system vendor finds a security risk within their system, a security update is released. The manufacturers and software houses then evaluate the relevance and severity of the security update to their products and software applications and create a software patch that can be incorporated into their systems.
Think of it this way…
When Microsoft discovers a security risk within their Windows 7 operating system, they inform vendors like NCR, Nautilus Hyosung and Diebold of the update. The manufacturers evaluate the risk and determine if a software patch needs to be created. The software patch is then issued and released to customers who have registered for software maintenance services. It is now the responsibility of the equipment owner to get those updates on their ATMs.
How can NuSource help?
Keeping ATMs PCI-DSS compliant is a task many Financial Institutions are having difficulty staying on top of. With NuSource Financial’s Patch Management Services, we can help. Customers have the option of signing up for our Standard Patch Management Services, or our Remote ATM Management Service (NuView). When our registered software maintenance customers have ATMs in need of updates, we will either schedule an on-site visit (Standard) or have a remote download (Remote) automatically install the most recent security patch to the ATMs. Patch Management Services protect our customers from supplementary costs associated with PCI-DSS compliance, allowing them to put their focus back on gaining market share and a competitive advantage.