Title: SeBoCom Pre-Study - A preliminary study on Secure Border Communications
Authors: TZIRITIS DimokritosPUR AleksanderOLIVERI Franco
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC48004
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23536 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC48004
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This document contains the outcome of the SeBoCom pre-study. The main objective of the SeBoCom project was to define the way to proceed to a further and complete study. This task was to be achieved through this pre-study and through a Workshop involving end-users to stimulate the discussion and gain input regarding their needs. This pre-study collects some initial data on the present Communications infrastructures outlining the co-existence of many different systems, some already based on digital technology, others outdated or quite obsolete. One of the key finding of the present study is the need to define joint procedures to manage communications among different bodies belonging to different Member States: the most reliable and secure telecommunication infrastructure will be useless if there is no agreement on the type and structure of communications that are transmitted over the infrastructure. The pre-study initially considers the pivotal role played by communications in Border Protection field operations, analyzing the different operational aspects. It subsequently presents the state if the art of the communication infrastructures of Border Security Forces in Europe as well as the expected future scenarios obtained through questionnaires sent to the contact points in the Member States. An initial broad view of the requirements for Secure Border Communications is outlined; this is followed by an analysis of the lessons learned in previous events; then a survey of the previous/ongoing studies on similar topics is also presented. The last chapters provide a Technology Survey and the conclusions based on the outcome of the pre-study and of the Workshop held in Ispra on May 27th and 28th 2008.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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