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Meeting the challenges of transnational and cyber crime

Meeting the challenges of transnational and cyber crime

In the age of cross-border mobility, the rise in legitimate border crossings has coincided with an enormous growth in illegitimate transnational movement as millions of individuals seek entrance to more affluent countries. Ahead of Smarter Border Management 2017, Defence IQ spoke to Jari Liukku, Head of European Serious and Organised Crime Centre at Europol to address the ongoing migrant crisis and the challenges of tackling transnational organised crime in an age where criminals are able to exploit technology to their advantage.

Managing the 'Balkan route'

Managing the 'Balkan route'

More than a million people went through the Balkan states’ borders in 2015, challenging the region’s security and border management. Regional cooperation and implemented measures have decreased the number of people going through, but issues remain. 

Ahead of Smarter Border Management 2018, Shaban Guda, Director of the Kosovar Border Police, discusses in this exclusive transcript of his interview with Defence IQ the challenges facing the Balkan States and what projects are being put in place to deal with the crisis. The region will be represented at the Smarter Border Management conference by Andreas Nagy, European Migration Liaison Officer, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia and Andreas Karageorgos.


Making borders smarter and safer: Current challenges and investment trends

Making borders smarter and safer: Current challenges and investment trends

Managing efficient and safe borders has never been more difficult, as the increasing flow of passengers is putting extra strain on border agencies. Ahead of Smarter Border Management 2018, Defence IQ surveyed experts from all around the globe across a variety of sectors, including; Government Agencies, Multi-National Organisations and Aviation, to gain their insight on how they plan to make their borders safer and more efficient. In this exclusive infographic learn more about:

  • Each regions’ current main priority and timeframe for investment in solutions
  • What solutions have the most potential
  • What macro factor is impacting them the most
Maritime Border Security: Tackling Terrorism Through Collaboration

Maritime Border Security: Tackling Terrorism Through Collaboration

Rising transnational crime has heavily impacted the need to closely monitor maritime activity, meaning that in France more than 25% of the operational activity on navy vessels and aircraft is dedicated to marine safety and security. Ahead of the Smarter Borders Management Conference, Defence IQ sat down with Rear Admiral Patrick Augier, France’s Deputy Secretary General for the Sea to discuss his thoughts on French maritime border control priorities and terrorism prevention strategies at sea.

Smarter Borders - The Swiss Story

Smarter Borders - The Swiss Story

Switzerland, mountainous, affluent, landlocked, bordered by four nations and a signatory of the “Schengen Area”,  showcases the 21st century borders challenge in microcosm. We spoke to two professionals from the Swiss Border Guard and national air carrier, SWISS, about their challenges and emerging solutions in a smarter borders context.   
The Future of Border Management

The Future of Border Management

The challenge of unprecedented demographic trends, irregular migration patterns, geopolitical complexity and the heightened terror threat have made border control and security one of the polemic issues of our time. The implementation of "smart" border systems with ever evolving technological sophistication is seen as the key to establishing a safer and more easily protected environment for the transit of goods and people.
In a recent survey, Defence IQ put a series of questions to those working inside the land, sea and air borders arena to find out what they saw as the challenges and opportunities in this vital and politically charged landscape.