November 2013, No. 107

Hear what delegates, sponsors and exhibitors thought about ASIS Europe 2013

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ASIS INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 

2014 ASIS Membership Renewal 

 

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Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2013, ASIS Middle East 2014, and ASIS Europe 2014

 

CPPs, PCIs, and PSPs Sought for Security Management Profiles

 

Resilience Lead Auditor Course to be Held 18-22 November, 2013, in Madrid, Spain

 

 CHAPTER NEWS

 

ASIS France Chapter Update

 

ASIS UK Chapter Announces New  Committee Members

 

 New issue of Educational Resources About.... Published  

 

HEADLINES 

 

Data Protection Rules Delayed at EU Summit Talks

 

Commission to Press Ahead with European Prosecutor's Office 

   

EU Should Create Own Spy Agency, Reding Says

 

Expanding the Frontiers of Computing to Benefit and Protect Society

 

EU Virtual Border Scheme Based on 'Creative' Figures

 

Stronger EU Action Against Gun Violence

      

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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 over 500 senior security professionals who will gather in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 1-3 April, 2014.
 
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Organised Crime: The Scale of the Challenge facing Europe


Rob Wainwright, Director, Europol

  

Thursday, 3 April, 2014 - 9:00 - 10:00

  

The effects of globalisation in society and business have facilitated the emergence of significant new variations in criminal activity: criminal networks exploit legislative loopholes, the internet, and conditions associated with the economic crisis to generate illicit profits at low risk. These new developments are changing the nature of organised crime towards a model based around a networked community of heterogeneous, international groups. These groups are no longer defined by their nationality or specialisation in one area of crime but by an ability to operate on an international basis, with a focus on maximising profit and minimising risk.

 

Six Reasons why you should be at ASIS Europe:

  1. 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.
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d12014 ASIS Membership Renewal

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a4Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2013, ASIS Middle East 2014, and ASIS Europe 2014

 

 

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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.

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a6CPPs, PCIs, and PSPs Sought for Security Management Profiles

 

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a7Resilience Lead Auditor Certification Course to be Held 18-22 November, 2013, in Madrid, Spain

Managing the risks of disruptive events is critical to the survival and competitiveness of any organisation. The ASIS International Resilience Lead Auditor certification will help you assess organisational and supply chain risks, maintain and improve resilience management systems, and successfully conduct resilience management system audits. The RABQSA-certified training programme supports standards that address the management of risk related to events that may disrupt an organisation's operations. The RABQSA-RES Competency Unit covers the requirements of resilience standards (e.g., ANSI/ASIS.SPC.1: 2009; ISO 28002:2011; DS 3001:2009; or NEN 7131:2010), as well as discipline-specific standards in business continuity management (e.g. ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1:2010; BSI 25999:2007; or ISO/FDIS 22301), and security management (e.g. ISO 28000:2007, ASIS/WD.PAP.1). The course seamlessly integrates with the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard to allow organisations to develop a cost-effective, holistic approach to managing risk.  

 

  

 Instructor: Dr. Marc Siegel, global standards commissioner, ASIS International

 

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18-22 November, 2013

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c4Chapter News

  

d2France Chapter Update

By Eric Davoine

 

During the last week of September, the ASIS International France Chapter conducted four sessions during two events. The first two sessions were staged in Paris on the occasion of the APS (Alarmes Protection Sécurité) trade show held on 24-26 September.

 

 

From left to right : Claude Tarlet, president of the USP (union des entreprises de sécurité privée), Jean-Louis Blanchou, préfet and délégué interministériel à la sécurité privée, Alain Juillet, President of the CDSE (Club des Directeurs de Sécurité des Entreprises), and Nicolas Le Saux, CPP, RVP (Region 9A)

 

The first presentation that France Chapter representatives made concerned an upcoming review of the law on private security. The chapter, along with other professional associations, is involved in the working group that is undertaking this review. At the same event, the chapter presented the results of the French Security Management Income Barometer to interested attendees.

 

 

 From left to right : Nicolas Le Saux, CPP, RVP (Region 9A), Claude Tarlet, president of the USP (union des entreprises de sécurité privée),  and Jean-Louis Blanchou, préfet and délégué interministériel à la sécurité privée 

 

The two other sessions took place at Preventica held on 24-26 September in Lyon. The first session by the France Chapter concerned the difference between the practice of security and the practice of fire safety. The second presentation was on the proper management of contract security guards.

 

These four sessions were presented to more than 200 professionals. It is hoped that the chapter's efforts will lead to the recruitment of new members.

 

Eric Davoine is France Chapter chair and security manager at Netaxis ofCroissy-Beaubourg, France.
 
 

 

 

Conference attendees listen to Eric Davoine, ASIS France Chapter chair

 

  

a10New UK Chapter Committee Members

By Mike Hurst

 

The ASIS United Kingdom Chapter has announced that three new members have joined the chapter's Committee. They are Dawn Holmes, CPP, VP protective services regional manager Europe/ CEEMEA of Bank of America, Dr. Peter Speight, director of security risk management of Securitas, and Dr. Michael McDonagh, group head of operational security of Prudential Plc. 

 

 

 

 

     

Dawn Holmes, CPP  

  Dr. Peter Speight  

  Dr. Michael McDonagh 


Holmes has been working in the security industry for more than13 years, mainly in corporate security. She has expertise in physical security, with an interest in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, and has experience delivering security solutions around the world. Holmes has held positions at The Boots Company, Britannia Building Society, and Experian.

 

Speight worked in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry for 20 years, both in health and safety roles. He was also group security manager at Allied Colloids in Bradford, West Yorkshire, with worldwide responsibilities. In 1998, Speight worked at the BBC as a security risk management consultant before accepting the position of head of security operations for BBC London, a post that involved investigations, the development of security policies and procedures, and managing physical security arrangements. In 2000, he joined Future Risk Management Ltd., an international risk management company where he worked as global operations director for their risk management consultancy division. In 2001, he joined Reliance Security Services Ltd. as director of its remote monitoring centre and was responsible for the development of the strategic business plan and research proposal to build a state-of-the-art alarm receiving centre. In 2005, he joined the Reliance High-Tech board of directors and took responsibility for client consulting and risk-based, integrated solutions.  In 2007, Speight joined Perpetuity Group as head of the consultancy, reporting to Professor Martin Gill. His duties and responsibilities included full profit and loss management and supporting clients' governance, risk, and security needs. He rejoined Reliance Security Services in 2009 as director of security risk management, supporting internal strategic planning and risk-driven customer support. 

 

In June 2013, McDonagh joined Prudential PLC as the group head of operational security and intelligence after a highly successful career in the Metropolitan Police Service as a detective chief superintendent. He was the commanding officer of the only dedicated counterterrorism protective security command in the United Kingdom. McDonagh brings to Prudential a wealth of experience, having served with the Homicide Command, Covert Policing, Specialist Crime Intelligence, and Child Protection units of the police service. Prior to his police career, Michael served with the Royal Engineers and Trust House Forte.

 

Mike Hurst is vice chair, strategy, of the ASIS United Kingdom Chapter. He is director of HJA Fire & Security Recruitment of Harrow, England.
a9Educational Resources About.... Business Continuity Management Published

 

 

 

By Tim Jordan and Henri Hemery

 

The Young Professionals (YP) committees of the ASIS International Germany and France chapters have published the second issue of Educational Resources About...

 

The aim of the publication is to provide a set of documentary and educational resources to young professionals that address each particular issue's focus. Subject matter experts review five books on the subject, providing Internet links, presenting e-learning opportunities, and summarizing in French and German other information available online in English only. The first issue was titled Educational Resources About... Terrorism; the new issue is Educational Resources About... Business Continuity Management (BCM).

 

BCM, an evolving discipline within the security field, has its origins in IT disaster recovery planning. BCM today incorporates various concepts such as security operations, enterprise risk management, and compliance management. Incidents such as the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan or the nationwide power cut in Venezuela, as well as the ongoing turmoil of the Arabic Spring, show the importance of thoughtful planning for continuity of business activities under insecure circumstances.

 

For all YPs, or other security professionals who seek basic knowledge of BCM or to better understand how BCM overlaps with other security-related disciplines, the new issue offers recommendations and comments by author Matthias Rosenberg, the MBCI-certified CEO of Controllit AG and ambassador of the Business Continuity Institute in Germany.

 

The France and Germany chapters hope that ASIS YPs and other members enjoy this issue of Educational Resources About..., which can be found by clicking here

 

The chapters' plan is to release an issue authored by a different expert every three to four months. Feedback and ideas for future issues of the publication can be sent to attim.jordan@asis-germany.org or asis.france.yp@gmail.com.

 

Tim Jordan is Young Professionals Chapter Liaison, ASIS Germany Chapter, and BCM consultant at Controll-it GmbH of Bremen, Germany. Henry Hemery is Young Professionals chapter liaison, ASIS France Chapter, and security consultant for Risk & Co. of Issy les Moulineaux, France.

 

 

c5Headlines

  

d3Data Protection Rules Delayed at EU Summit Talks

In an article published on 25 October, Euractiv stated that France and Germany responded to escalating tensions about United States. espionage by announcing a review of security relations to be completed by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the adoption of a proposed European Union (EU) Data Protection Regulation (DPR) will be delayed until 2015.


The surprise announcement of the agreement was the result of a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President
François Hollande that took place ahead of an EU summit held on 24-25 October, and was then presented to the remaining member states.

 

The development came in response to a barrage of condemnation following reports of Merkel's phone being bugged, amplified by further revelations of alleged bugging of leaders, including Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

 

Attempts to bring forward the implementation of a proposed new data protection regulation, which has been strongly pushed by France and the European Commission in advance of the summit, foundered with a new commitment to introduce the rules by 2015.

 

British Prime Minister David Cameron did achieve a major goal in delaying the date of implementation of a new data protection regime.

 

Lawmakers on the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee voted on 21 October to strengthen Europe's data protection laws, including plans to impose fines of up to €100 million on companies such as Yahoo!, Facebook, or Google if they break the rules.

 

The EU Parliament and Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding have consistently tied the need for stronger data protection to alleged privacy abuses arising from information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

 

Early drafts of the European Council conclusions called for the DPR to be completed by Spring 2014. That was later changed to "during 2014,"--an amendment that was strongly criticised by the Commission.

 

The final conclusions have now been amended to read "by 2015." This wording has been interpreted by President Hollande, as meaning the beginning of that year.

 

Source : Euractiv

 

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d4Commission to Press Ahead with European Prosecutor's Office

According to Euractiv, the European Commission is confident that it can establish a European Prosecutor's Office among a small group of EU member states.

 

The EU executive wants to improve the prosecution of criminals who defraud EU taxpayers by establishing a European Public Prosecutor's Office and by reinforcing the procedural guarantees of the European Commission Anti-fraud Office (OLAF).

 

The measure would strengthen OLAF's governance and reinforce procedural guarantees when its representatives are in the field performing investigations. OLAF's role also changes considerably under the Commission proposal, as the EU's anti-fraud office would no longer carry out administrative investigations into EU fraud, leaving this power within the proposed European Public Prosecutor's Office.

 

Britain's ruling Conservatives rejected the idea of the creation of a European Public Prosecutor when it was proposed in July this year, leaving the remaining 27 EU members with the option of continuing without Britain, using the so-called "enhanced cooperation" procedure.

 

An EU official made clear that eleven EU countries had sent reasoned opinions by the prescribed deadline stating they did not want to participate in the European Public Prosecutor's Office.

 

The Commission believes it can proceed by enhanced cooperation, the official said, since the national parliaments of a clear majority of member states have not issued reasoned opinions and can thus be counted among the probable participants to the European Public Prosecutor's Office.

 

Establishing the European Public Prosecutor's Office requires at least nine member states' support.

 

"In view of the positive outcome of the first discussion in the Justice Council in early October, the Commission is confident that the next steps towards a strong European Public Prosecutor's Office will be taken in 2014 under the Greek and Italian EU Presidency," the official said. 

 

Source: Euractiv

 

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d5EU Should Create Own Spy Agency, Reding Says 

EU Observer reported that EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said on 4 November that the EU should create its own intelligence service by 2020.

 

"What we need is to strengthen Europe in this field, so we can level the playing field with our US partners," Reding said.

 

She added, "I would therefore wish to use this occasion to negotiate an agreement on stronger secret service cooperation among the EU member states so that we can speak with a strong common voice to the US. The NSA needs a counterweight. My long-term proposal would therefore be to set up a European Intelligence Service by 2020."

 

EU countries' intelligence services already cooperate to an extent. They share classified information on conflicts and terrorist threats through the EU Intelligence Analysis Centre (IntCen), a branch of the EU foreign service. Counter-terrorism specialists also meet in the so-called CP931 working group in the EU Council.

 

Outside EU structures, European intelligence chiefs meet in what they call the "Club de Berne" and in a Club de Berne offshoot, the Counter Terrorism Group.

 

In terms of the EU's own intelligence gathering, IntCen posts staff to non-EU countries on research trips by agreement of the host state.

 

The EU foreign service gets updates from its 13 civilian and military crisis missions, such as the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo or EU Training Mission in Mali.

 

None of these are icomparable to an offensive foreign intelligence service, such as the United Kingdom's MI6 or France's DGSE. However, an EU official told EU Observer that Reding spoke off the cuff and has not discussed her idea with fellow commissioners.

 

Source: EU Observer

 

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d6Expanding the Frontiers of Computing to Benefit and Protect Society

Computers have changed our lives beyond recognition. However, the scale of this revolution could be dwarfed by the advances promised by the next generation of information technology--quantum computing. With its potential to exponentially increase computing power, quantum computing opens up possibilities we could previously only dream of. These possibilities include quantum cryptography, strengthening our capabilities in an area that has become more and more critical as computers have increasingly become central to our lives: the need to stay secure against potential criminal hackers and terrorists.


Supported by a grant of the European Research Council (ERC), a leading specialist in quantum computing at the University of Latvia is working at the frontier of this emerging and radical new technology. Leading a team of 12 researchers, Professor Andris Ambainis is in the early stages of a five-year project to explore the possibilities of quantum computing and to help translate its exciting potential into the realms of everyday practical use.

In essence, quantum computing applies the laws of quantum mechanics to computer science. As Ambainis explains: "At the quantum level, physical laws are different from what we see in everyday life." These laws dictate that electrons or other particles can behave in different ways at the same time, which means they can be used to perform multiple simultaneous computer calculations. "With, say, 20 electrons we could do around 220 computations at the same time, which is getting into the millions," says Ambainis. "As we get towards 100 particles, the number of computations gets really enormous," he adds. 

In an age when cyber security is high on the agenda, the specific possibilities offered by one area of quantum computing--quantum cryptography--are vast. "With ordinary cryptographic schemes," says Ambainis, "there is always a chance that someone can hack into them. With quantum cryptography, the only way to hack into them would be by discovering some physical effect that is completely outside of quantum mechanics, which is very unlikely." 

Source: European Commission Directorate-General for Research


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d7EU Virtual Border Scheme Based on "Creative" Figures

A European Parliament civil liberties report suggests the European Commission used misleading arguments to back its more than €1 billion proposal to finger print non-Europeans on visit to the EU, EU Observer reported.

 

"It's really amazing that the Commission has been so creative with figures, I find it really shocking," German Green MEP Ska Keller said on 28 October.

 

A Commission impact assessment report that was used by policy makers to gauge the merits of the proposal is said to have spun the best possible scenarios in its so-called "smart borders" package. The Commission says the package, which includes the Entry/Exit System and the Registered Travellers Programme, would cost around €1.3 billion. Building the two systems on the same technical platform could lower the cost to €1.1 billion, it says.

 

The system, which would replace the current method of having a border guard stamp a passport, would also shave several seconds off every border crossing, potentially saving millions of man-hours, says the Brussels Executive.

 

The figures are based on two separate studies by the global information technology firm Unisys.

 

The 2010 Unisys study included a total cost estimate with a 25 percent margin of error, positive or negative. But the Commission's assessment report published in February, based on the Unisys study, did not mention the margin of error when it cited the budget figure.

 

The Commission told EU Observer that it did not see the need to replicate the wording of the study.

 

"The Commission's approach was to base its final cost assumptions on maximal values for each individual section of costs, to avoid to the best extent possible any budget overruns," it said in an email.

 

It added that the precise figure would be known only when the contracts are in place to develop the systems. 

 

Source: EU Observer

 

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d8Stronger EU Action Against Gun Violence 

Over the last few years, tragic gun attacks in Europe have repeatedly caught our attention, notably in Norway, Belgium, Finland, France or Italy. No country is unaffected, and in the EU as a whole, more than 1,000 people are victims of homicide by firearms each year. On 21 October, the European Commission presented suggestions aimed at reducing gun-related violence in Europe. It identifies actions at the EU level through legislation, operational activities, training, and EU funding to address the threats posed by the illegal use of firearms.

 

"Every week, we hear of new acts of violence being committed with firearms. Yet the debate about the illegal use and trafficking of guns in Europe is worryingly quiet," said Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs. "We have plenty of work to do here in Europe to make sure handguns, rifles and assault weapons do not end up in the hands of criminals," she added.

 

The commission has published a communication to address weaknesses in the EU across the whole lifecycle of weapons, including their production, sale, possession, trade, storage, and deactivation, while respecting strong traditions of lawful gun use, like sports shooting and hunting. Stricter common EU-wide rules on how to deactivate firearms might ensure that once firearms have been taken out of use they remain inoperable. The commission will look at a common approach on how to mark firearms with serial numbers when they are manufactured to help trace those used by criminals.

 

The commission is also going to consider EU legislation with common minimum rules on criminal sanctions to ensure that deterrence works in all member states, and that there are no legal loopholes for traffickers. Such rules could prescribe which firearm offences should be subject to criminal sanctions, as well as specify the level of sanctions that should be imposed by member states. Reducing gun violence could also be done by tightening the EU internal market directive on the possession of weapons in the member states, by reducing access to particularly dangerous weapons models for civilian use, for example. Procedures for the licensing of weapons will also be looked at in search for concrete solutions.

 

Controls on the sale and illegal manufacturing of firearms should be properly enforced. The Commission will also look for more information on new technological challenges, such as online sales of weapons or 3D printing of weapons parts, but also on how to reduce the risk of illegal delivery of firearms by postal services.

 

Source: European Commission Directorate-General for Home Affairs 
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c6Education and Events

  

a22Global Agenda

18-22 November, 2013 -- Resilience Lead Auditor Course, Madrid, Spain

 

3-5 December, 2013 -- ASIS 7th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition, Macau, China

Registration is open!

 

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!

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

 
29 September - October, 2014 -- ASIS 60th Annual Seminar & Exhibits, Atlanta, GA, USA
a23Professional Development

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This month highlighting: webinars that extend beyond boarders.

 

Corporate Kidnapping: Preparing Management for the Unthinkable

 

Maritime Security Piracy Countermeasures

 

Security Responds to International Disasters

 

High Risk Operations: Mexico, a Case Study for Security Supporting Business

 

Surviving Security Threats During Political Instability and Religious Conflict in the West African Sub-Region

 

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e-Learning 

  

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This members-only benefit allows you to attend ALL webinars between now and 31 December, 2014 for the one-time fee of $99. An amazing value. If the time change presents a problem, you have 30 days to stream the event.

 

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2013 at a glance.

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