The twelfth meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM and ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP) took place on Wednesday 4th September 2019 in The Hague.
EAST EGAP is a European specialist expert forum for discussion of ATM and ATS related physical attack trends, attack methodologies and counter-measures, threat protection, and for the provision of regularly updated lists of manufacturers of ATM protective devices. The latest lists can be downloaded from the ‘Stained Banknotes’ page on this website (bottom of page).
The meeting was chaired by Mr Graham Mott of the LINK Scheme and was attended by key representatives from Terminal Deployers, ATM Networks, Security Equipment Vendors and Law Enforcement. Europol gave a central assessment of the ATM physical attack situation in Europe and National Threat Assessments were shared by representatives from ten countries.
EAST EGAP, which meets twice each year, enables in-depth and technical discussion to take place. The areas covered include:
- The latest incidents and criminal MOs
- The collection and distribution of best practice guidelines
- The evolution of threats and counter-measures
- Lessons from and on law enforcement
EAST EGAP meetings are restricted to working group members and, to provide a wider platform for sharing/discussion, the Group is holding a half-day open seminar in London on 9th October 2019. Registration for this is still open and more information can be found on the EAST Events website.