December 2013, No. 108

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ASIS ELSC Invites ASIS Members to Respond to the Call for Experts for Horizon 2020




Register Now for ASIS Europe 2014




2014 ASIS Membership Renewal 


Contribute to EuroDynamics and Earn CPEs 


Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Middle East 2014, and ASIS Europe 2014


CPPs, PCIs, and PSPs Sought for Security Management Profiles


Roy Bordes Award Application Opens on 14 January




ASIS Spain Chapter's Update


ASIS Aegean Chapter Chair  Consulted During Law Review


 ASIS Austria Chapter Held 5th Annual Meeting  




ENISA Study on Certification Released


Commission Proposes Rules to Boost Confidential Business Information Security


ENISA Launches Good Practices Guide for CERTs


Upcoming EU Prosecutor Might Expand Powers




University of Phoenix Awards Six Full-Tuition Scholarships


 Global Agenda


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Welcome to the 108th edition of ASIS International's EuroDynamics, the monthly newsletter for ASIS members in the Europe covering ASIS news, chapter news, and important European headlines. 


The ASIS EMEA Bureau invites members to submit updates or articles to share with the other members in Europe. Please note that board certified professionals are entitled to up to 9 CPE credits per article.


The deadline for the next issue is 1 January.


Highlights of this issue:  The ASIS International ELSC has learned that a call for experts for Horizon 2020, the main financial instrument of the EU, has been published and invites ASIS members to submit an application; Ivo Opstelten, The Netherlands minister of security and justice, will  keynote at ASIS Europe 2014; Spain Chapter activity update; Aegean Chapter Chair consulted during review of Greek law; and Austria Chapter holds its 5thits Annual Meeting.


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d3ASIS ELSC Invites ASIS Members to Respond to the Call for Experts for Horizon 2020

Roger Warwick, CPP 


The ASIS International European Union (EU) Liaison Subcommittee (ELSC), which is chaired by Roger Warwick, CPP, has learned that the European Commission is seeking independent experts for Horizon 2020.

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Mandated to run from 2014 to 2020 and with a budget of €79 billion, the EU's new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

Apart from evaluating proposals for funding, experts are needed for monitoring funded projects as well as programme evaluation and policy development. A broad range of fields are covered, including security as set out in full in the published call. The objective is to ensure that EU grants are awarded only to the best research and innovation proposals, based on a rigorous peer-review process.

The European Advisory Council has tasked the ASIS ELSC with positioning ASIS as the reliable expert source representing the security management profession. ASIS members' participation will help the ELSC reach this goal and will provide an opportunity to shape the security research landscape.

Roger Warwick, CPP, chair of the ELSC, assessed proposals and reviewed successful EU funded projects under the 7th Framework Programme, the predecessor of Horizon 2020. Discussing his own experience as an expert, Warwick notes, "What has struck me since I first started working with EU funding for security research and Innovation projects is that there were, and are, relatively few security experts and end users involved. This applies to both the experts who evaluate the projects and the consortiums which participate. In fact the projects tend to be made by consortiums of academics and major industry that produces security products. This state of affairs means that successful projects are not always in line with the needs of the security profession. ASIS International members represent both security professionals and end users. This is why we need to get on board to bring our expert opinions and experience to the table."

Interested candidates are invited to apply online in preparation for the first project proposal evaluations, which are expected to start in early 2014. Experts will register as independents but can contact the ASIS EMEA Bureau to let the ELSC know that they are submitting an application.


c2ASIS Europe 2014


a1Register Now for ASIS Europe 2014


Register now for the ASIS 13th European Security Conference & Exhibition and get access to 44 high-level educational sessions delivered by industry leaders. 

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to join more than 500 senior security professionals who will gather in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 1-3 April, 2014.
Keynote Speakers:

Ivo Opstelten, Minister of Security and Justice, The Netherlands


Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 -- 9-10 a.m.  

Organised Crime: The Scale of the Challenge facing Europe


Rob Wainwright, Director, Europol


Thursday, 3 April, 2014 -- 9-10 a.m.  


Six Reasons why you should be at ASIS Europe:

  1. Hear industry leaders from important companies and organisations will speak about the latest developments, trends and innovations in security.
  2. Apply lessons learnt from other industries to your own sector.
  3. Connect with high-level security professionals from all over Europe and beyond.
  4. Become motivated by new ideas and information.
  5. Form new partnerships and connect with familiar faces in the industry.
  6. Get social and join discussions on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 Who should attend?

  • Security management professionals
  • Corporate executives in IT, supply chain management, strategic planning, and human resources
  • Representatives from companies providing security solutions and technology
  • Law enforcement and fire protection professionals
  • Facility management professionals
  • Intelligence services and military personnel
  • Government officials (Justice and Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defence)
  • Academics
  • Consultants, vendors, and architects


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d12014 ASIS Membership Renewal

It's time to renew your ASIS International membership for 2014. Don't let your member benefits become interrupted.


To renew, click on this link or visit the  "My ASIS" section of the ASIS Web site; after signing in, select the "My Transactions" tab to see the dues renewal invoice. Your membership can be identified by the "Member Type" populated in the far right column. Please select the invoice and choose "Add to Cart."


For assistance, contact ASIS Member Services via e-mail at or by phone at +1.703.519.6200 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.


Stay connected in 2014. Renew your membership today.
a2Contribute to EuroDynamics and Earn CPEs 


ASIS International invites members to submit articles that will be published in future editions of EuroDynamics.


Whether the topic is a case study about a facility, an analysis of new legislation in your nation, an article about mitigating threats a look at fresh opportunities for the security profession, or other items that spread practitioner knowledge and best practices with other ASIS members, we would be happy to receive it.

Board certified professionals are entitled to claim up to 9 CPE credits per published article.

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a4Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Middle East 2014, and ASIS Europe 2014




Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in the Middle East, and Europe? If so, sponsorship of ASIS Middle East 2014, and ASIS Europe 2014 offers a great way to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of your brand, products, and services among key decision makers in these regions. 

Click these links to review and select from an extensive list of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities:

Identify the event that is most in line with your organisation's marketing strategy and budget, or contact ASIS International to shape a tailored package that best suits your company's needs.

For further information on other ASIS global conferences, contact the ASIS EMEA/AP Bureau: Tel: +32 2 645 26 74; e-mail:  

a6CPPs, PCIs, and PSPs Sought for Security Management Profiles


Each issue of Security Management features an ASIS International board-certified professional. The short, monthly column profiles a certificant and provides insight into his or her career, personal motivations to earn a credential, and the benefits of the achievement. Interested members or prospects can contact ASIS Marketing Manager Leigh A. McGuire for details.

z1Roy Bordes Award Application Opens on 14 January
The Roy Bordes Award for Physical Security provides for a customised, two-day, locally delivered physical security education programme for one chapter each year. Established in 2008, the award pays toward the cost of instructors, their travel and accommodations, and collateral materials. Award funds are limited, and meeting expenses will be the host chapter's responsibility.

All chapters are eligible, however, preference will be given to developing chapters working to expand their membership and education offerings. Chapters may submit only one application annually. Relatives of ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees are not eligible for the award. 
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c4Chapter News


d2ASIS Spain Chapter's Update

By Juan Munoz, CPP


On 6 November, the ASIS International Spain Chapter, in partnership with Continuam, the Spanish Institute for Business Continuity, held the First International Crisis Management and Corporate Reputation Seminar at the Madrid Stock Market auditorium. More than 100 participants attended. The event approached the topic in a holistic manner, integrating crisis management, business continuity, and crisis communication. The programme featured seven sessions, including one by David Rubens, owner of David Rubens Associates, whose topic was "Order from Chaos: Management at the Extremes of Maximum Complexity." Among the other session topics were "Convergence on Crisis Management" and "Corporate Reputation Under Crisis Situations".    



César Pérez-Chirinos (left), chairman of Continuam, and Juan Muñoz, CPP, ASIS Spain Chapter chair


On 18-22 November, the chapter organised the third European edition of the Resilience Lead Auditor (RLA) Course. Also held in Madrid, the course was delivered by Dr. Marc Siegel, ASIS global standards commissioner. It was attended by ten professionals from three different countries -- Germany, Ghana, and Spain.  



Left to right, posing with Marc Siegel: Juan Munoz, CPP, ASIS Spain Chapter chair, Jorge Quintana, Felix Lujan, CPP, PSP, PCI, Daniel Garcia, Torsten Starke, Frank Anoyaw, Ricardo Sanz, Alberto Partida, Joaquin Gonzalez and Ignacio Vargas.


Finally, the chapter held its annual membership meeting with 2014 board elections. Many of the same volunteer leaders were relected to chart another successful year for the group. 



Left to right: Alfonso Castano (secretary), Martin Sanz, Juan Gros, Luis Morte, José Luis Nieto, Apolonio Morales, Juan Munoz, CPP (chapter chair), Ignacio Carrasco, Luis M. Alarcón (vice chair), Fernando Andrade (treasurer), and Joaquín Gonzalez.


Juan Munoz, CPP, is ASIS Spain Chapter chair and CEO of Associated Projects International.



a10ASIS Aegean Chapter Chair Consulted During Law Review


Angelos Agrafiotis


The ASIS Aegean Chapter Chair, Angelos Agrafiotis, as a special consultant of the Hellenic Federation of Security Companies, met with the police ministry. On this occasion, he provided some inputs on ASIS standards such as Business Continuity Management Standard & Conformity Assessment, and Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations. This feedback will be taken into account in the forthcoming change of the Law 2518/97, concerning the establishment and operation of security companies in Greece.


Agrafiotis is ASIS Aegean Chapter chair and general manager of A & K Risk Management Consulting.

a9ASIS Austria Chapter Held 5th Annual Meeting

By Werner Preining, CPP



On 21 November, the ASIS International Austria Chapter held its fifth meeting of the year at the OMV corporate headquarters building in Vienna. The event was attended by 16 members and four guests, including Hans-Roland Ludwig, ASIS, regional vice president (Region 9E).

The programme began with an official welcome address by the ASIS Austria Chapter Chair Werner Preining, CPP, and the vice chair and host of the meeting Paul Reither.

The event continued with a presentation from Stefan Berlin, ASIS Austria Chapter secretary and assistant regional vice president (Region 9E) on the ASIS 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Chicago in September and an European Advisory Council meeting in The Hague.

Next, Dr. Philipp Amann, information management officer of the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) spoke on "The Mandate and Challenge of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons: A First hand Report." (Amann stressed that his presentation was his own and that he was not speaking on behalf of the OSCE.)

Peter Aschenbrenner, the chapter's law enforcement liaison spoke on "Kidnapping in Fragile Countries." His presentation, which included the details a real case in Yemen, pointed out that any innocent citizen or careless traveler can become a kidnappingvictim. And even if rescued, results of the trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder can linger for the rest of the victim's life.

The last two presentations were given by Erik Maragoni of the ASIS Italy Chapter on "The Evolution of Banking Security: From Physical Security to Cyber Crime," and by Paul Reither, ASIS Austria Chapter vice chair and director of OMV, on "Integrated Security Management."

Werner Preining, CPP, is ASIS Austria Chapter chair, and chair of the ASIS European Council Activities Subcommittee.





d4ENISA Study on Certification Released

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has released a new study on security certification schemes . The recently published EU Cybersecurity Strategy stated the need to develop industrial and technical resources for cybersecurity. Among the actions is to "create incentives to carry out appropriate risk management and adopt security standards and solutions, as well as possibly establish voluntary EU-wide certification schemes building on existing schemes in the EU and internationally". Consequently, ENISA has produced this report on security certification.

The first objective of the study was to provide expertise from other certification areas to reform European data-protection legislation, as the proposed legislation identifies privacy certification as a means to achieve the implementation of data-protection requirements.

The second objective was to identify recommendations and steps to be taken to achieve the objectives of the EU cyberstrategy, namely the development of voluntary EU-wide certification schemes building on other, already existing schemes within the EU. To collect experiences from a broad range of existing certification schemes, this study looked at information security management systems (ISMS) certification.

Some of key findings of the survey: 

  • In certain member states, national legislation requires information security certification in specific sectors, such as public healthcare.
  • National authorities are encouraging the implementation of certification processes for ISMS -- for example, by introducing specific information security certification requirements in cases of participation in public procurement.
  • The large majority of companies that have a security certificate consider this highly useful, as the certification process ensures a regular and systematic identification of risks and evaluation,and also provides competitive advantages.

Source: The European Network and Information Security Agency ( ENISA)


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d5Commission Proposes Rules to Boost Confidential Business Information Security

The European Commission has proposed new rules on the protection of undisclosed business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, disclosure, and use.

The draft directive introduces a common definition of trade secrets, as well as means through which victims of trade secret misappropriation can obtain redress. It will make it easier for national courts to deal with the misappropriation of confidential business information, to remove the infringing products from the market, and for victims to receive damages for illegal actions.

In today's knowledge economy, the capacity of companies to innovate and compete can be seriously harmed when confidential information is stolen or misused. According to a recent survey, one in five companies has suffered at least one attempt to steal its trade secrets in the last ten years. According to another recent study, the numbers are going up with 25 percent of companies reporting theft of information in 2013, up from 18 percent in 2012.

There are substantial differences in the laws in place in European Union countries on trade secret protection. In fact, some countries have no specific laws on the issue. Businesses find it difficult to understand and access the systems of other member states and, whenever they become victims of trade secret misappropriation, they are reluctant to bring civil court proceedings because they are not sure that the confidentiality of these secrets will be upheld by the courts. The current fragmented system has a negative effect on cross-border cooperation between business and research partners and is a key obstacle to using the EU single market as an enabler of innovation and economic growth.  


Source: European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry


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d6ENISA Launches Good Practices Guide for CERTs 

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has launched on 25 November a new good practices guide that complements the existing set of ENISA guides for supporting computer emergency response teams (CERTs). The new guide provides practical information and guidelines for the process of preparing and issuing alerts, warnings, and announcements to a CERT's constituency -- a core service carried out by most CERTs -- which involves having an identified and reliable set of information sources and a well-structured process of assessing and processing the incoming information, enabling the CERT to get the right information at the right places in the most timely fashion. The guide also suggests ways in which alerting processes can be improved, not only inside an organisation but also in cooperation with others, especially the CERT community and IT security vendors.  


Source: The European Network and Information Security Agency ( ENISA)


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d7Upcoming EU Prosecutor Might Expand Powers

A top EU official told EU Observer, on 28 November, that the EU-wide public prosecutor, that has been proposed to tackle fraud against the EU budget, could also investigate in the future into areas such as terrorism, human trafficking, and organised crime.A top European Union (EU) official told EU Observer, on 28 November, that the European Public Prosecutor Office (EPPO), which has been tasked with tackling EU budget fraud, could also investigate into areas such as terrorism, human trafficking, and organised crime.

"If this EPPO [European Public Prosecutor Office] starts working well, [it] will possibly, probably expand to other competences, to the others crimes, which are by nature transnational," Giovanni Kessler, head of the EU anti-fraud office OLAF, said.

The European Commission launched the initiative in July 2013 to put in place more uniform crime fighting standards integrated into national law systems. However, Britain's ruling Conservatives rejected the idea of the creation of a European Public Prosecutor, leaving the remaining 27 EU members with the option of continuing without Britain, using the so-called "enhanced cooperation" procedure. Ireland also opted out from the beginning while MPs in The Netherlands and in Sweden are opposed to the proposal.

Kessler stated that officials are currently more focused on setting up the office and could expand the powers of the office at a later stage. 


Source : EU Observer


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c6Education and Events


z2University of Phoenix Awards Six Full-Tuition Scholarships
Each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master's degree programme through the College of Criminal Justice and Security at University of Phoenix. Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or may attend University of Phoenix online.

Applicants must meet all admission requirements for the University, and maintain good standing throughout the term of their scholarship. The scholarship is open to security practitioners worldwide.

A committee comprised of members from the Foundation Board of Trustees, the ASIS International Board of Directors, and the Professional Certification Board (PCB) will review applicants and select the scholarship recipients.

Applications open on 4 February.

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a22Global Agenda

16-18 February, 2014 -- ASIS 5th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition, Dubai, UAE 

Registration is open!

13-14 March, 2014 -- ASIS 24th New York City Security Conference & Exhibition, New York, USA

Registration is open!


1-3 April, 2014 -- ASIS 13th European Security Conference & Exhibition, The Hague, The Netherlands
Registration is open!

5-6 May, 2014 -- 7th Annual CSO Roundtable Summit, Miami, FL, USA 

3-6 June, 2014 --  Effective Management for Security Professionals, Madrid, Spain

29 September - October, 2014 -- ASIS 60th Annual Seminar & Exhibits, Atlanta, GA, USA
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