ABI Lab – Banking Research & Innovation Centre

ABI Lab is the Research and Innovation Centre of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) with the aim of creating a network between 300 banks and 100 ICT companies. ABI Lab provides research and professional training on technology and innovation for the banking sector, carrying out research on technologies applied to banking processes, producing analyses and models, developing pilot projects and case studies and representing a communication channel between banks and ICT companies to increase innovation and creating better market conditions.

ABI Lab will deliver the execution of the PSD2 related use case with regard to the Security Considerations In Realising PSD2. Moreover, threat intelligence and hunting activities delivered by the Italian Financial CERT, operated by ABI Lab Consortium, can also support the realization of the cyber threat landscape, specific for the open banking scenario, that will support PSPs to define the adequate preventive and corrective measures.

A specific group of banks will be invited to concretely participate in the analyses provided in the WP. The participation will be on voluntary basis and will be coordinated by ABI Lab with an internal “call of proposal”. Specifically, info sharing activities will be activated within the community to collect real open issue in security that has to be addressed. Moreover, ABI Lab together with the project participants, will aggregate and lead a community of open banking platform providers to assess and verify the identified threats and security countermeasures. Open banking platform providers and banks that have developed their own platform will be identified and contacted in all the European countries involved in project. Regular meetings and workshops will be organized to discuss about the state-of-the-art of the activities carried out during the WP and receive feedback from the various outcomes arising from the studies.

Team members

  • James Smith
    Head of IT
  • Julie Wright
    Chief Executive