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.
Founded in 2004, EAST is a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation whose members are committed to gathering information from, and disseminating EAST reports to ATM deployers and networks within their countries/regions. While the main focus of EAST (european-atm-security.eu) is on ATMs, the group also focuses on all payment terminals that have a direct impact on crime perpetrated at ATM locations.
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.