EAST EGAP holds 19th Meeting in The Hague


EAST EGAP - 19th Meeting

The 19th Meeting of the EAST Expert Group on ATM and ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP) took place on Thursday 23rd March 2023 hosted by Europol in The Hague. The hybrid meeting was chaired by Graham Mott of the LINK Scheme.

It was attended by 57 key representatives from Law Enforcement, Terminal Deployers, ATM Networks and Security Equipment Vendors. 11 people were in the room and there were 46 virtual participants.

  • Europol gave a central assessment of the ATM physical attack situation in Europe
  • The ECB gave a status update on the Eurosystem Intelligent Banknote Neutralisation Systems (IBNS) policy.
  • National Threat Assessments were shared by representatives from 19 countries
CountryUpdate(s) Given By
AustriaCriminal Intelligence Service
BelgiumBatopin NV
CroatiaMUP - General Police Directorate
Czech RepublicPolice of the Czech Republic
FinlandLoomis Automatia Oy
FranceGendarmerie - OCLDI
GreeceHellenic Police
IrelandAn Garda Síochána
NetherlandsNational Police
PortugalPolicia Judiciare
RomaniaRomanian Police
South AfricaSABRIC
SpainGuardia Civil, Autonomous Police of Catalonia
SwitzerlandFederal Office of Police (FEDPOL)
United KingdomSaferCash/Metropolitan Police

Experts from the following organisations also participated in the meeting:  ATM Safe, BNP Paribas, Cennox, Diebold Nixdorf, Guarda Nacional Republicana (Portugal), Mactwin Security, Malta Police, National Police – OCLCO DCPCJ (France), NCR, Oberthur Cash Protection, Police and Border Guard, Serious Crime Division (Estonia), Police de Seguranca Publica (Portugal), Police Judiciaire DCPJ/SIRASCO (France), Secure Banking Technology, Secure Innovation, Service de Police Judiciare (Luxembourg).

Consistent reporting of ATM physical attacks is key to enable law enforcement and the industry to counter the evolving threats.  To standarise reporting across Europe, EAST EGAP has produced updated ATM Crime definitions and a  reporting template for physical attacks on ATMs that will be rolled out to law enforcement agencies and the industry across Europe.  This was accepted by the meeting.

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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