IT/Tech at the Border as an Enabler/Threat – Cybercrime / AI

April 25, 2024 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Dr Kaitlin Ball Adviser, Human Rights and New Technologies /OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE ODIHR)
Ibrahim Irdem Assistant Professor /Turkish National Police Academy, Turkey
Michael Schwaiger Senior Product Manager /secunet Security Networks AG, Germany
Paul Igbinere Executive Director /African Young People Support Centre
Theofanis Syrigos Chairman of the EES-ETIAS Advisory Group & Head of the Business Relations Management Sector /eu-LISA

The mandated use of API/PNR data will make travel much safer and ultimately easier. But, the more people and organisations that hold and share our personal data, the more vulnerable we all become to cyber-crime, both as individuals and as organisations. Systems using API/PNR data are and will be a target for cyber criminals. The more personal data we hold and the more we rely on data systems as enablers at the border, the more vulnerable we are malicious cyber-attacks, whether for financial gain such as ransomware attacks, identity fraud or simply to disruption of the regular flow of traffic at the border. Does this threat increase exponentially with the advent of AI or is AI the answer to protecting ourselves and our systems? Can AI be utilised to generated alerts, red flags on travellers?