EAST EGAP holds 18th Meeting

The 18th Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM and ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP) took place on Wednesday 31st August 2022.  It was hosted by Europol as a virtual meeting and was chaired by Graham Mott of the LINK Scheme.

The meeting was attended by 52 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 policy and approach regarding the detection of neutralised banknotes by third parties.
  • National Threat Assessments were shared by representatives from 19 countries:
CountryUpdate(s) Given By
AustriaCriminal Intelligence Service
BelgiumBatopin NV
Czech RepublicPolice of the Czech Republic
FinlandNational Bureau of Investigation
FranceGendarmerie - OCLDI
GreeceHellenic Police
HungaryNational Bureau of Investigation
LuxembourgService de Police Judiciare
MaltaMalta Police
NetherlandsNational Police
PortugalPolicia Judiciare, Policia de Seguranca Publica
South AfricaSABRIC
SpainSpanish National Police, Guardia Civil, 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, Cyprus Police, Diebold Nixdorf, Feerica S.A., Gunnebo, Guarda Nacional Republicana, Mactwin Security, NCR, Oberthur Cash Protection, Professional Witnesses Group (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

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