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Managing Your Physical Security Program and Advanced Topics

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15 - 18 July 2013
Hyatt Regency Toronto
Toronto, ON, CANADA

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Increase program effectiveness—through new ideas, international case studies, and performance management—and save money and frustration by making the right choices.

Physical and network security operations are dynamic. Security professionals succeed through planning, preparation, adapting, and taking action in response to unexpected challenges. This comprehensive management program, with an international perspective, teaches you where to start and how to prepare your program for handling these challenges.

Break it down: managing security programs is a holistic process which begins with strategic planning, identifying goals and performance objectives as well as justifying and applying a realistic budget. Once the budget is approved, the challenge becomes building, operating, and managing a comprehensive program. Be prepared to respond when you, the CSO, or senior management are asked to justify your operation and manage risk. How does your program contribute to the success of the business operation? Are you considered a “business enabler” or “thought leader” within your organization or corporation?

Collaborate with seasoned practitioners, benefit from their successes and failures, consider international perspectives, and learn about techniques and metrics that can maximize your program’s effectiveness and move it to the next level.

Sponsored by the ASIS Physical Security Council

Managing Your Physical Security
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 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

 • Focus on business operational advantages your security program can provide.
• Understand and implement security risk management concepts.
• Identify the benefits of security life cycle management to your security program.
• Learn about performance metrics and how to implement them effectively.
• Transition and upgrade your legacy systems in a cost effective manner.
• Participate in a comprehensive review of security master plan development and implementation.
• Understand how cloud computing solutions work for you and save your security budget.
• Optimize the performance of your security guard program.
• Learn about special technologies in action, improving your video quality, and integrating multiple systems.
• Gain insight into best practices and emerging trends for your organization’s success.

 Who Should Attend

• Physical and network security directors, managers, and officers
• Information security professionals
• Facility managers
• Risk management personnel
• Government operations and security professionals
• Security leaders in your organization

 Program Overview

Security Organization, Strategy, and the Master Plan
Learn the value of a security master plan and how it guides the entire security operation. Discuss when a typical program is developed, its critical components, and how it’s maintained and measured for performance.
Managing Security Risk
Discuss the security risk management process and how to apply it to the planning, implementation, and management of an effective security program.
Learn about successes from international examples and how to apply these to maximize the protections for your security program.
Managing Your Physical Security Data and Performance Metrics
“Without measurement there can be no management.” What should you measure and how will you do it? Discuss the criticality of evaluating the performance of individuals and operating systems.
Organizational Resilience
Organizational resilience represents the difference between success and failure.   Implementation of organizational resilience does not mean “reinventing the wheel” but taking advantage of established programs and best practices to ensure maximum survivability and recovery following disastrous events.  
Managing and Maintaining Your CCTV and Network Video Systems
Review the latest video solutions and content analysis. Learn about upgraded legacy solutions and camera technologies that can positively impact your security program.
Security Systems Life Cycle and Systems Management
As with all things, security systems have a finite operating cycle. How is this measured and managed to provide effective and efficient life cycle control and systems or component replacement? Learn how to implement a meaningful life cycle management program.
Effectively Managing Access and Egress
Managing access to and egress from your property is a primary protective element and can provide early warning of potential threats. This process is also a basic element of the security awareness effort and is intrinsic to the safety of employees and others. Discuss examples that will improve your access program.
Build Your Best Security Team
In this changing workplace, your leadership is critical to maximizing the value of your security team. What do great teams know and do? How can you apply this to your team? To what extent does the human resources process understand and support the security program? Learn successful approaches that will help you and your team grow and add value to your program!
Cloud Computing’s Impact on Your Security Program
In the decade or so since the widespread adoption of the Internet, web-based application services and pay-per-use business models have established Software as a Service, or cloud computing, as the dominant new paradigm for application deployment and delivery. Learn how operating on the cloud can reduce cost and increase performance of electronic security systems.
Optimizing Security Guard Performance
Guard force operations and managing for heightened performance play a significant role in contract-for-services or proprietary guard force environments.  Learn techniques and best practices regarding how to manage these situations for maximum return.
Managing and Operating a Command and Response Center
In many instances the operational efficiency of a security program rests on the shoulders of an internal command and response center. This is where your program needs to demonstrably provide the return on security expenditures.
Lighting—Meeting Security and Operational Needs
What role does lighting play and how is it best managed to meet the expectations of both the facility and security managers? What elements of lighting design and operational management should a security director be cognizant of and what risks does lack of knowledge present?
Legal and Liability Issues—Considerations for Security Management
How security managers operate their programs can be an important legal question. Video evidence, privacy issues, and changes in law can impact your security program. Learn about and discuss some legal and liability issues that your organization should consider.
Case Study and Hands-on Exercises
Develop and refine operational programs though hands-on group exercises.  Gain unique perspectives from successful international examples. Combine the information learned into a critical thinking exercise.
Brand Management and Security Implications, Business Continuity and many more topics…..


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Mr Phillip Banks, CPP
  • Mr Phillip Banks, CPP
  • Director
  • The Banks Group Inc.
  • Comox BC, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Phill leads The Banks Group, Inc., a risk and organizational resilience based consulting company located in the Vancouver area. Phill is acknowledged by ASIS International as competent to implement and internally audit against the ANSI/ASIS Organizational Resilience Standard. Phill served 25 years in federal law enforcement with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police specializing in security operations and technology and completing his career as the Officer-in-Charge, National Security Engineering and Electronic Security Programs. Since leaving the RCMP he has led the security management consulting practices for both KPMG (Toronto) and Deloitte & Touche (Chicago) prior to launching The Banks Group Inc. in 2003. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada and the United States and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP). Phill is a past Chairperson and is a current serving member of the ASIS International, Physical Security Council and was a 2010 recipient of the ASIS International, Presidential Award of Merit.
Mr William G Bradshaw, CPP
  • Mr William G Bradshaw, CPP
  • Physical Security Consultant
  • Bill Bradshaw Consulting
  • Alliston ON, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Bill Bradshaw, Security Design Consultant and Physical Security Specialist with Dessau Inc., has over 25 years of experience in the security systems field. He has extensive experience in electronic security hardware and software, industry installation best practices and overall physical security. This experience and knowledge comes from senior positions held with notable security integration companies including Chubb Security Systems, GE Security Canada and GARDA Security (formerly operated as Metropol Security). From 1991 to 2001, Bill owned and operated a successful security installation company servicing hundreds of clients in Manitoba and throughout Western Canada. Bill’s background in the installation field and administration is a tremendous asset as a consultant. His experience is that of the real world and not just theory. His knowledge of the assessment, design, procurement and construction phases of a project from all points of view helps to make the entire project run smoother and ultimately helps to achieve a better quality end product. Bill is Board Certified in security and security management by ASIS International having achieved the distinguished “Certified Protection Professional” (CPP) designation. Bill is 1 of 5 consultants in Canada that have received the highly coveted Risk Assessment Methodology for Critical Infrastructure (RAM-CI) accreditation from Sandia National Laboratories. Bill has been a member of ASIS International for more than 20 years, is a member of the Physical Security Council, has been a volunteer leader at the chapter level and regional level and is the current Senior Regional Vice President for Group 6 (Canada).
Mr Mivil Deschenes
  • Mr Mivil Deschenes
  • First Vice President
  • Commissionnaires du Québec
  • Blainville QC, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mivil Deschênes is Global Head of Security for Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining companies with worldwide operations across a wide range of commodities including iron ore, copper, aluminium, diamonds, uranium and others. His team is responsible for the Group’s Global Corporate Security Programme which includes: Personnel Security, Cyber Security, Physical Security, Business Resilience, Investigations and Intelligence, as well as all Security Operations. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Mivil was Security Director for Alcan Inc from 2001 for the Rolled Products Americas and Asia group. In November 2003, he was appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Alcan, and, following the acquisition of Alcan by Rio Tinto, in 2008, he relocated to London, when he was appointed Global Head of Security for Rio Tinto. He recently relocated to Montreal.
Mr Eduard J. Emde, CPP
  • Mr Eduard J. Emde, CPP
  • Head of Health, Safety & Security Section
  • ESA European Space Agency
  • Wassenaar NETHERLANDS
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Eduard J. Emde, CPP, is principal consultant for BMKISS Europe, an independent security support organization based in the Netherlands. In the year 2012 he was the first non U.S. President of ASIS International, and he is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board. Previously, he served as Manager, Consultancy Services for Interseco in The Hague, Netherlands, and as Head, Safety and Security, at the European Space Agency’s European Space Research and Technology Centre. He’s also served as a security consultant with KPMG's Forensic & Integrity Services and as vice president, group security with ABN AMRO Bank. Mr. Emde has served on the boards of various associations in the field of risk management and security, including the Dutch Society for Risk Management and OSAC Netherlands. A member of ASIS International since 1990, he has served as Regional Vice President in Europe and as board member and Chair of the Benelux Chapter. Mr. Emde has also served as a trainer for CPP review courses.
Mr Elliott Goldstein
  • Mr Elliott Goldstein
  • Author
  • Woodbridge ON, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Elliott Goldstein is a lawyer who consults to the security industry. Before entering law school in Saskatchewan in 1979, Mr. Goldstein did professional photography. He combined his study of the law with his interest in videography and had published, in 1981, an article on the use of videotape present evidence in Canadian civil and criminal courts. Elliott writes the “CCTV and the Law” column for Canadian Security Magazine. In 1991, Elliott authored Visual Evidence: A Practitioner's Manual, a 3 volume legal book. It has been quoted in numerous reported law cases. Elliott teaches the law of crime scene videography for the Applied Forensic Videography Course at the Ontario Police College. Goldstein was appointed a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court in October 2009
Mr Karl Hagglund
  • Mr Karl Hagglund
  • Stryder Performance
  • Toronto ON, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Karl Hagglund brings to his consulting practice over 20 years of industry, coaching, and advisory experience. His experience ranges from vice president, sales and marketing to senior executive financial roles in addition to being in the executive coaching business advisory practice for the past 16 years. Aside from being in his own business Karl has been an 12 year member of the Performance Coaching team led by Peter Jensen that teaches at the Queen’s Executive Leadership Program that is consistently ranked among the top five executive developmental programs in the world! As an Executive Coach and Business Advisor, Karl brings a rich blend of experience and a warm but candid and transparent style to the table in order to provide insights that unfailingly guide people and organizations in making the changes that will ultimately enhance their performance . Karl has extensive experience in performance assessments, business advisory and executive coaching. Using renowned assessment tools (TAIS, Extended Disc, Insights Colours, & Myers Briggs) as an integral part of his work Karl provides clients with extremely accurate information and insight into the impact their style and personal characteristics will have on their ability to perform under various circumstances and to establish superior performance
Mr R P Handren
  • Mr R P Handren
  • VP Corporate Security
  • CIBC
  • Toronto ON, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Ric Handren is presently VP Corporate Security and CSO for CIBC, a position he has held for the past three years. The Corporate Security team mandate covers such areas as fraud investigation & mitigation, physical & personnel security and information security as it relates to CIBC operations globally in over 20 countries. Prior to coming to CIBC Ric was a Global Director at the Royal Bank of Canada overseeing physical and personnel security in over 51 countries for 7 years, a Senior Manager with Deloittes forensic investigations group for two years and had spent over twenty years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retiring as a commissioned officer having responsibility for national and international fraud, proceeds of crime and money laundering investigations.
Ms Susan E Munn, CPP
  • Ms Susan E Munn, CPP
  • CEO
  • CompassQ
  • Ottawa ON, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: As dedicated Security Professional with over 30 years of demonstrated international success in both public and private sectors, Susan Munn has served on the ASIS International Physical Security Council for several years and now sits on Chapter 140’s leadership team. Prior to starting her own consulting business, Susan served as the Director of Security and Facilities Services for the Bank of Canada, the nation’s Central Bank, located in Ottawa, Ontario. Before that, she was responsible for Security and Loss Prevention for Canada’s largest courier transportation network – Purolator Inc. for two years as their Director, Security and Loss Prevention. Over a period of eight years, she rose from Director eventually to Senior Vice President, Security and Loss Prevention for Harry Winston Diamond Corporation – the premier diamond Specialist Company. Susan joined ASIS International in 1996. She earned her CPP designation (Certified Protection Professional) in 1998 while working in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Diamonds Project in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. This involved development of a local, regional, national and international law enforcement strategy for the emerging Canadian diamond industry. She retired from the RCMP in 2002 with 20 years service. She served in various locations across Canada including a “one-person post” in the High Arctic along with several overseas short term assignments in Australia, Africa, and Europe. As the recipient of the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, she was recognized for outstanding community service in 1992 for her work with the community, youth and victims of crime. She also has earned the RCMP Long Service Medal.
Mr Tom Quiggin
  • Mr Tom Quiggin
  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Royal Military College
  • Ottawa ON, CANADA
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Tom Quiggan, M.A, C.D., has 25 years of practical experience in security and intelligence matters and is qualified as a court expert in the reliability of intelligence as evidence. Tom presently works as intelligence consultant and analyst as well as being a sought after lecturer. Tom is a court qualified expert on jihadism and served as a Senior Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for National Security at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore. His years of practical experience include a variety of intelligence positions. He has worked in an intelligence capacity for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Armed Forces, the United Nations Protection Force in Yugoslavia, Citizen and Immigration Canada (War Crimes), the International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague), the Privy Council Office of Canada and the Bank of Canada. He was also a qualified arms control inspector for the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty and the Vienna Document. He holds a Masters Degree in International Relations. In addition to his book, “Seeing the Invisible” , National Security Intelligence in an Uncertain Age, Tom has a number of other publications on security and terrorism matters in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, the UK, and the USA.
Mr Berndt Rif, CPP, PCI
  • Mr Berndt Rif, CPP, PCI
  • Senior Policy Advisor Protective Security
  • De Nederlandsche Bank NV
  • Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Berndt Rif worked as high risk flight agent and profile agent at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. He was also head of the security department at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. After leaving the university hospital he worked as security coordinator and information security officer for the ING Group. Before he joined the Dutch Central Bank as Senior Security Policy Advisor and Threat Intelligence Analyst he worked for the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations as Senior Protective Security Advisor. Berndt Rif is also working for the (Dutch) National Police in the rank of (volunteer) Inspector of Police. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Policy and Culture, a Master of Science Degree in Policing and Public Order Studies and a Master of Business Administration degree in Security Management. In 2008, 2010 and 2012 Berndt Rif participated in several operational security and counter terrorism courses in Israel. He was also a speaker at ASIS Security Conferences in Barcelona (Spain), Vienna (Austria), Gothenburg (Sweden), Dubai (UAE), Dallas (US) and Philadelphia (US).

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7:00–8:00 am
Program Hours
8:00 am–5:00 pm
08:00 am–4:00 pm
Special Networking Events
Monday evening
Wednesday evening—tentative special event; check the web for updates
Registration Fees
Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and networking events. Hotel costs
are not included.
Early Bird
$  995

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use this special booking webpage. The rate will be honored until June 20 or until the room block is full. 
Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King Street
Toronto, ON Canada M5V-1J9
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Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email for details.

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ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.

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