SafenSoft CEO Michael Kalinichenko to Speak at ATMIA 2011 Conference

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Innovative security software developer will also have a commercial presence at North America's leading ATM industry event for the first time in the company's five-year history

“I’m very pleased that Michael Kalinichenko is able to participate in the conference”, said Mike Lee, ATMIA CEO. “His background and experience with security issues faced by banks in Russia will bring a welcome additional perspective.”

For the first time in its five-year history, SafenSoft will participate on both a commercial and a speaking basis in a US information security event.

The 12th ATM Industry Association conference will take place February 22-24, 2011 in Miami, Florida. This year, the three-day event will focus on networking, industry issues and discussions, strategic regulatory updates, and current and future ATM security issues. Among the 96 participating companies are NCR, Diebold, Wincor Nixdorf, GRG, Microsoft, Fifth Third Processing Solutions, and Triton.

SafenSoft CEO Michael Kalinichenko has been invited to participate in the panel session Defending Against Malware: Lessons From Black Hat on Wednesday February 23rd at 3:30pm. Moderator Peter Kulik, Vice President, Product Innovation, Fifth Third Processing Solutions, will lead a discussion of the issues raised by and lessons to be learned from researcher Barnaby Jack’s public ATM hacks at last summer’s Black Hat conference. In addition to Kalinichenko, the following ATM security experts will also participate on the panel:

  •     Bob Douglas, VP of Engineering, Triton
  •     Bill Dunn, VP Sales, Hantle
  •     David Hadesty, VP of Product Management, US Banking Division, Wincor Nixdorf
  •     Claire Shuffelbotham, NCR
  •     Chuck Somers, VP, ATM Security & Systems, Diebold
  •     Pat Telford, Principal Consultant, Microsoft

SafenSoft will also have a booth at the event (#213), where Kalinichenko and US General Manager Jim Leonard will be on hand to discuss delegates’ ATM and network security needs.

The ATM Industry Association is a global non-profit trade association with over 2,100 members in 60 countries. ATMIA’s mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide, to protect the ATM industry's assets, interests, good name and public trust; and to provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations. In June 2003, ATMIA established the Global ATM Security Alliance (GASA) with the mission to employ global security resources in a united alliance in order to protect the ATM industry from criminal activity. More information is available at

About SafenSoft
SafenSoft was founded in 2006 in Moscow, Russia by a team of computer security veterans, and the company’s board of directors is led by Victor Kousnetsov, a former senior development executive with McAfee. SafenSoft solutions include TPSecure for ATMs and other unattended devices, SysWatch for enterprises, and SafenSec for home users. The company Retains development offices in Moscow, Russia, and business offices in Silicon Valley, California, and is funded by Troika Dialog.


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