The 17th Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM and ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP) took place on Wednesday 2nd March 2022.  Due to the Covid-19 situation, it was conducted as a virtual meeting and was chaired by Graham Mott of the LINK Scheme.

The meeting was attended by 55 key representatives from Law Enforcement, Terminal Deployers, ATM Networks and Security Equipment Vendors.

  • Europol gave a central assessment of the ATM physical attack situation in Europe
  • The ECB gave an update on the latest bank notes in circulation, cash usage statistics, and Intelligent Banknote Neutralisation Systems (IBNS) used in the Euro area
  • National Threat Assessments were shared by representatives from 17 countries:
CountryUpdate(s) Given By
AustriaCriminal Intelligence Service
BrazilTecBan
CroatiaMUP Croatia
Czech RepublicCriminal Police
FranceGendarmerie - OCLDI
GermanyBKA
GreeceHellenic Police
HungaryNational Bureau of Investigation
IrelandAn Garda Siochana
ItalyMIB
LuxembourgService de Police Judiciare
NetherlandsNational Police
PolandNational Police
PortugalPolicia Judiciare
SpainGuardia Civil / National Police / Autonomous Police of Catalonia
SwitzerlandFederal Office of Police (FEDPOL)
United KingdomSaferCash / West Midlands Police (ROCU)

Experts from the following organisations also participated in the meeting:  ATM Safe, Barclays, Cardtronics, Cennox, Diebold Nixdorf, Feerica S.A., Gunnebo, Guarda Nacional Republicana, Mactwin Security, National Bureau of Investigation (FI), NCR, Oberthur Cash Protection, Payment Services Austria (PSA), Petersen-Bach, Policia de Seguranca Publica, Professional Witnesses Grouyp (PWG), Secure Banking Technology,  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