The 16th Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM and ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP) took place on Wednesday 1st September 2021. Due to the Covid-19 situation, it was conducted as a virtual meeting and was chaired by Graham Mott of the LINK Scheme.
- Europol gave a central assessment of the ATM physical attack situation in Europe
- National Threat Assessments were shared by representatives from 19 countries:
|Country||Update(s) Given By|
|Austria||Criminal Intelligence Service|
|Czech Republic||Criminal Police|
|France||Gendarmerie - OCLDI|
|Hungary||National Bureau of Investigation|
|Ireland||An Garda Siochana|
|Luxembourg||Service de Police Judiciare|
|Spain||Guardia Civil / National Police / Autonomous Police of Catalonia|
|Switzerland||Federal Office of Police (FEDPOL)|
|United Kingdom||SaferCash / West Midlands Police (ROCU)|
Experts from the following organisations also participated in the meeting: ATM Safe, Barclays, Cyprus Police, Danish National Police, Feerica S.A., Gunnebo, Guarda Nacional Republicana, HSBC, Mactwin Security, Malta Police Force, NatWest Group, National Bureau of Intelligence (HU), National Bureau of Investigation (FI), NCR, Oberthur Cash Protection, Policia de Seguranca Publica, Scotia Security Group, Spinnaker.
EAST EGAP is a European specialist expert forum for discussion of ATM, ATS and CIT 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 Group meets twice each year to enable 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