April 2009 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 55th edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage members to submit updates or articles you wish to share with the ASIS International members in Europe!

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Ambassador Kai Eide is the Winner of the ASIS International 2009 European Award for Distinguished Contributions to Societal Security

Kai Eided

Ambassador Kai Eide is the winner of ASIS International’s 2009 European Award for Distinguished Contributions to Societal Security.

Eide, a Norwegian diplomat, is currently the Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

He has served the UN in various positions, primarily relating to the Balkan conflicts. In 2004-2005, he was the Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, with the aim of bringing the political process in Kosovo forward.

His two reports – in 2004 and 2005 – formed the basis for the policy adopted by the UN Security Council. Ambassador Eide assessed in his reports that the situation in Kosovo was a factor for regional instability and should be settled soon. On 31 October 2005, Annan informed the Security Council of his intention to appoint former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari as his Special Envoy. The Security Council supported Eide’s report and the appointment of Ahtisaari.

Insightful and respected by all parties in the Balkan conflicts, Eide is often said to have been the only international mediator who was on good terms with everybody in the troubled region and able to create dialogue in a very tense environment.

CPEs Awarded to ASIS Certificants at IFSEC

Attending IFSEC 2009? If so and you are a CPP, PCI, or PSP—you can now earn CPE credits toward your recertification requirements by attending IFSEC educational programs or show floor. IFSEC conference registration records will be used to confirm CPE requests. ASIS board certificants will be required to follow the current guidelines for submission of CPE credits posted online in the recertification area of www.asisonline.org. These submissions will be verified against IFSEC conference registrations.

Instituted by ASIS in January 2008, the CPE system is based on a standard of measure used worldwide to calculate continuing professional development. One credit equals one instructional hour (at least 50 minutes of instruction). All ASIS board certificants are required to submit CPEs by December 31st of the third year of their term. The numbers of CPE credits vary by certification. CPPs are required to earn 60 CPEs every three years, while the requirements for both PCI and PSP are 45.

To learn more about CPE requirements for recertification, or to find out how many credits you currently have on record, please visit www.asisonline.org/certification/recertification

European Corporate Security Pay in 2009

The SSR Executive Profiles corporate salary survey accesses over 3,000 senior managers across Europe who are responsible for the function of security in financial services, transport, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas. In general terms 2009 salaries will remain static.

Security is that misunderstood word which holistically means ‘health’ rather than the traditional non-pragmatic ‘response function’. In 2009 security executives are an organisation’s health advisors, measuring many risks, identifying the potential outcomes, mitigation and defending the reputation of the organisation’s brand.

0% pay increases for the year and limited bonus payments, sounds pretty average across most functions, but in general the security practitioner with a wider range of skills will still be in short supply for the foreseeable future. Those being recruited or intending changing roles, can expect increases of 10% - 20% on basic remuneration. The lack of mobility in the security function is still a primary reason for lower executive remuneration on the whole against other competing service delivery functions within the corporation.

Applicants that demonstrate return on investment will remain in high demand. Our recent recruitment in the finance sector has seen clients increase their remuneration budget by
up to 35% when identifying an above expectation applicant.

Please click here to read the entire survey.

By Peter French CPP

INTERPOL Welcomes French Chapter of ASIS International!

  LYON—27 March 2009—Members of ASIS International Chapter 249 (France) and from other parts of Europe were hosted for a special meeting at the headquarters of INTERPOL in Lyon in late March.

The meeting coincided with the date on which INTERPOL alerts resulted in the arrest, by Cypriot authorities, of a suspected member of an international jewel theft ring as he was attempting to travel on a stolen passport.
INTERPOL’s executive officer for the directorate of police services, Marc Beauchemin—on detail to INTERPOL from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation—briefed the group on a range of international police information-sharing programmes. This included the INTERPOL Stolen and Lost Travel Document initiative, which was instrumental in the Cypriot apprehension of the suspected member of the “Pink Panthers,” a group of nationals from the former Yugoslavia suspected in a string of high-value gem and jewel robberies throughout the world.

The group also heard from Elaine Dezenski, managing director of the INTERPOL Global Security Initiative, which has the charge to establish closer working relationships with such private sector organisations as ASIS International.

The INTERPOL meeting was arranged by ASIS International France chapter member Enrique Ghimenti, the veteran of an international career with the FBI who now heads European operations for the Guardsmark security firm from offices in Paris.

Sylvan Ravinet CPP, chairman of the French chapter, hailed the INTERPOL meeting as an innovative chapter activity that attracted an excellent turnout—including members from other countries—and pointed the way for partnerships with other professional security organisations. The group also worked during the meeting with a noted executive management coach, who helped to explore challenges facing the security profession during times of severe economic downturn.

The French chapter will host its next conference in Paris on 5 June 2009, with a special focus on business continuity.

By Thomas Vonier FAIA RIBA
Secretary, ASIS International Chapter 249
Regional Vice President, ASIS International Region XXV

CPP, PSP & PCI Recertification Guide

Since 1January 2008 the system of earning recertification credits for CPP, PSP & PCI has changed (www.asisonline.org > recertification).

The standard unit of measurement for participant credit is the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit, in which one credit is equal to 50-60 minutes of classroom time.
Time for lunches, breaks, social gatherings, planning sessions, business meetings, and similar activities will not be included. Certificate/letter of completion and agenda that includes the hours of classroom time are required. CPEs may be awarded for non-instructional credits based on the following guidelines.

Participant credit is defined as instruction in a formal class setting and includes an instructor, a written course outline, record of attendance and issuance of a certificate of completion.

The recertification term shall be three (3) years for each certification commencing January 1st and concluding December 31st.


60 45 45

CPE Credits can also be gathered by the following activities (for the actual amount of credits please have a look at the website).
• Membership in organisations
• Seminar/Conference
• Safety-related programs
• Accredited college courses
• Chapter meetings and web based gatherings
• Correspondence and self study exhibits only participation
• Instructor credit
• Author credit
• Volunteer service, credits per term(CPP Certification Only)
A maximum of 50% of total credits may accrue from volunteer service.
• Certification program service
• Public service
• Other accomplishments


All activities must relate to security as defined by the content specifications of the relevant examination. Certificants must be able to link each submitted activity to a DOMAIN/TASK/ KNOWLEDGE statement of the exam content. Information may be found at:
CPP - http://www.asisonline.org/certification/cpp/steps/examStructure.xml
PCI - http://www.asisonline.org/certification/pci/pcistructure.xml
PSP - http://www.asisonline.org/certification/psp/pspstructure.xml

Some or all activities may qualify for credit under more than one certification.

Attendance at ASIS International sponsored educational programs; volunteer service (CPP only) and/or membership will be automatically credited to individuals’ records from relevant databases.

By Joop Verdonk CPP
Chair of the Education Subcommittee

ASIS International Issues Call for Presentations for 2010 Asia Pacific Security Conference 

ASIS International is accepting abstracts for presentation at its 4th Annual Asia Pacific Security Conference in Sydney, Australia, Feb. 1-2, 2010.  

The conference, featuring educational sessions for and by international security experts, will cover security topics ranging from supply chain security, loss prevention and piracy to terrorism, executive protection, intellectual property rights, hotel security and more.

Go to http://asis.confex.com/asis/inter2010/cfp.cgi for submission guidelines and proposal requirements. The proposal submission deadline is June 12, 2009.

ASIS Internationals Brings Webinars to You

ASIS International organises two webinars in May and June.

Webinars—fully interactive online education programs—bring the latest information on hot topics, critical issues, best practices, and special interests to your home, chapter meeting, desktop, or conference room and offer one of the best educational values you'll find. Industry experts host live events that are short—only 90 minutes—engaging, and to the point. Staying current while saving time and money could not be easier. Participate by yourself or with a group, ask questions, make comments, provide insight.

Please click on the links below for more details:
Conduct Your Best Video Site System Survey - May 20, 2009
Understanding Body Language: Recognizing the Hidden Meaning of the Unspoken Dialogue - June 17, 2009

$99.00 ASIS Members
$129.00 Non-Members

ASIS International Announces ASIS Accolades, a Program Recognising Security’s Most Innovative Products, Services and Solutions 

ASIS International is launching ASIS Accolades, an awards competition that will recognise the security industry's most innovative new products, services and/or solutions. For the first time, ASIS is inviting exhibitors at the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2009) to submit technology, product or service solutions for evaluation and judging. ASIS 2009, the security industry's leading event, will be held Sept. 21-24 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

ASIS Accolades categories are solutions oriented, not product specific. The categories are:
Technology or Service Innovation—a new or groundbreaking advancement in a security technology, service or combination of products and/or services.
Security Management Tool—a unique software or hardware solution designed to make the performance of a security team or device more efficient and/or effective.
Transformational Product or Service—taking an existing consumer technology or service and changing it completely in function and purpose, for use in an innovative security application. Examples of transformational products include iPhone and the IBOT Mobility System.
"Green" Security Technology—an eco-friendly security technology that inflicts little harm on the environment, either by its materials, components, processes or how it's transported, and/or its environmental benefits such as use of energy and materials.
Use of Integration—combining multiple technologies (three or more) to achieve an innovative, fully integrated security solution.
Unique Approach to Security—a one-of-a-kind or "out of the box" approach to dealing with and solving any type of security operations or management challenge.
"Coolest" Stuff—a security device or technique that sets itself apart as breakthrough or inventive as compared to similar products or techniques—something that, not so long ago, was yet to be imagined.

A team of five judges representing end users and experts in security technologies will evaluate all entries and select up to 10 winners. The judges' decisions will be final. Winners will be announced in early September.

Entry deadline is June 1. Accolades winners and their products/solutions will be highlighted during the Seminar's "What's New on the Floor" session, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21. All entrants will receive virtually year-round exposure online in addition to other benefits.

For detailed entry information, click here.

The ASIS 2009 exhibit floor will feature some 850 companies demonstrating security technology and innovations, along with cutting-edge products and services, covering more than 281,000 net square feet. More than 22,000 security, business and government professionals from 90 countries are expected to attend. The comprehensive education program will offer 175 sessions.

ASIS 2009 to Feature Security Solutions in Educational Sessions, Networking Opportunities and Innovative Exhibits

Security Never Sleeps. But attendees at ASIS International's 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, that will be held Sept. 21-24 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, will find solutions that can help them rest easier.

ASIS has developed several ways for attendees to save on registration costs. One is to bring a company team. Register 10 individuals from the same organisation and the 11th person is free. Seminar attendees for the past three years are eligible for "VIP Alumni" benefits, which include complimentary admission to ASIS Council-sponsored Pre-Seminar Intensives.

Admission to the Exhibits is free to ASIS members. Nonmembers may gain free-access invitations from exhibitors and the ASIS host chapter in Orange County.

Attendees may also take advantage of early-bird discounts. Click here for registration details.

ASIS' comprehensive educational program offers more than 175 sessions covering the full range of current security topics and critical issues, as well as core security management best practices and strategies. Attendees will be able to go to sessions from 16 tracks—including crisis management, critical infrastructure protection, loss prevention, physical security, homeland security, IT/information security, government/military and investigations—to design the program that's right for them.

Keynote speakers include Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state and national security advisor to George W. Bush, and actor, author and pop culture icon Ben Stein.

Rice, a Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and professor of political science at Stanford University, served as the 66th secretary of state from 2005 to 2009. Rice will address ASIS 2009 attendees on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 8 a.m.

Stein has had a varied career—presidential speechwriter, best-selling author, lawyer, economist, college professor, columnist, game show host and actor. Stein will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 8 a.m.

On Thursday, Sept. 24, general sessions will explore what keeps security professionals up at night with a panel of leading CSOs, and a session led by Michael Josephson, renowned ethicist, examining ethics in business and the challenges faced by security practitoners.

Networking opportunities include the New Member Reception, Get-Acquainted Mixer, Opening Ceremony, luncheons and the President's Reception. The ASIS Foundation is sponsoring the 13th annual Golf Classic and a Bowling Bash.

More than 22,000 security, business and government professionals from 90 countries are expected to attend ASIS 2009. This year's show will feature more than 281,000 net square feet of the latest security technology and innovations, providing a showcase for some 850 companies demonstrating cutting-edge products and services.

For more information on the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, please visit http://www.asisonline.org/ASIS2009, call +1.703.519.6200 or e-mail asis@asisonline.org

Danish Chapter News: The Future is Now 

  “The shape of the future security is being formed now,” Morten Helveg Petersen (spokesperson on defense for an opposition party) pointed out at the Danish chapter’s members meeting of 31 March 2009. Hosted at the Army’s Officers College, the meeting addressed both the politics behind future military engagements and the theory and practice that prepare the officers for the future.
A “red thread” that ran throughout the meeting was the value of information. When the politicians must decide the criteria for engagement, then they need information to decide what is to be achieved, what is our capacity, and which alliances. Colonel H.C. Mathiesen talked about how information winds through the different corridors of the UN, NATO, the state dept, the defense ministry, etc. As someone who has recently returned from Afghanistan, Lt. Colonel Keld H. Christensen underlined that it was a top priority to be well informed before going on mission.

To prepare today’s young men and women to become future officers, they have to be skilled in processing information so they can solve problems, Lt. Colonel J. Stoltenborg explained. The modern officer needs to be a soldier, diplomat, and an organizational leader. To face today’s and the future’s national, regional and global security problems, the Army’s Officers College finds motivation in a slogan that is hundreds of years old: “With Mind and Weapon” (Ingenio et Armis).

Both the politician and the military leaders agreed that future engagements require careful consideration. Perhaps the College’s old slogan is an inspiration for the future.

By Tanya Spencer
Board member, ASIS Denmark

Airbus Admits to Spying on Staff  

According to the BBC, Aircraft maker Airbus has admitted to spying on its staff in an attempt to uncover potential corruption.

Airbus ordered checks on all staff working in Germany from 2005 to 2007, the company acknowledged. The checks were to see if workers' bank account numbers matched those of suppliers. No wrongdoing was found.

The head of Germany's national rail operator Deutsche Bahn resigned after the company also admitted to spying on thousands of its employees. The Airbus checks, which were ordered by former management at the company's German business, emerged in an audit launched by current management. "At that time, an internal comparison of data was regarded as being legally permissible," Airbus said. However, it added that it would not do anything like this again. Staff were immediately informed of the matter.

Corporate surveillance

It is the second high-profile case this year of a company admitting to snooping on its workers in Germany. On 30 March, Deutsche Bahn's chief executive Hartmut Mehdorn handed in his resignation after details emerged of an investigation the firm had led into corruption.

Deutsche Bahn monitored tens of thousands of staff e-mails over many years to check whether they were being critical of the company's policies. Mr Mehdorn said he had not been aware of the spying but expressed regret over what had happened.

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

Analysis of Knees Could Be Used to Confirm People’s Identities

Once the art of disguise would rely on a false moustache, a wig and probably a touch of make-up to foil an identification check. Today you need to beat an electronic fingerprint-analyser or a retinal scanner. It can be done with contact lenses designed to mislead eye scanners and some stick-on false fingerprints. But a new method of identification may prove much harder to evade with fake body parts, The Economist reports.

Knees, it turns out, also have unique characteristics. An X-ray of a person’s knee can show if he limps or was injured in a sporting accident, even if it happened years ago. Hospital records often contain lots of pictures of knees.

Lior Shamir, a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, has developed a knee-analysing mathematical algorithm for medical use. Algorithms are used by computers to analyse knee images in order to compare and contrast tiny structures in the joint that might indicate diseases like osteoarthritis. Computers make this work less labour-intensive. Dr Shamir and his colleagues now think his algorithm could identify individuals as well.

To find out, they used the algorithm to explore X-ray images of the general structure of various knees and then to look in greater detail by measuring the texture of the bone by monitoring differences in individual picture points, called pixels. The researchers found that analysing fine details at this level was roughly equivalent to studying fingerprints. The best identification was possible by concentrating on a smaller image of the centre of the joint rather than the entire knee.

The researchers tested the technique on 425 people, who each had four X-rays taken of their knees. The knee images were then digitised for processing by a computer using the algorithm. Three of the X-rays of each person were matched to the individual they came from. The fourth image of each person was then analysed anonymously and the computer instructed to search for a match.

The team report in the International Journal of Biometrics that the system was able to match a knee to an individual correctly 34% of the time. It was also able to pick the ten closest matches to a particular knee 56% of the time. Although this is far short of the nearly perfect scores of retinal scans and fingerprinting, the work is at an early stage and the researchers expect that with fine tuning the analysis will become more accurate.

They are planning to tweak the algorithm to look at more features of the knee and to try magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) to produce images of soft tissue in greater detail. The use of MRI would also allow more frequent scans for identification purposes by avoiding the potential risk of X-rays. The possible uses include high-security checks and forensic work. And the time may yet come when, before you board an aeroplane, a security guard will want a good look at your knees.

Source: economist.com

Estonia Leads the Way in Countering Cyber Attacks

Estonia, which recently suffered what appeared to be the largest political cyber attack ever seen on EU soil, is organising an EU ministerial meeting on the protection of vital infrastructure against cybercrime, the European Commission has announced.

The continuation of the current status quo in Critical Information Infrastructure protection (CIIP) is not an option, the website of the ministerial meeting to be held in Talinn on 27-28 April states.

As protection against cyber attacks becomes more and more of a priority for the EU, Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding, who has introduced the practice of streaming weekly messages on her Commission homepage, will address the issue of cyberattacks in her next communication, a Commission spokesperson told.

Cyberattacks on the electric grid appear to be one of the biggest worries. Following the January Russia-Ukraine gas crisis, EU experts recently expressed concern that a collapse in any of the South East European countries would have triggered a long-lasting regional blackout.

The Wall Street Journal published an article, widely picked up on by other media, claiming that cyberspies from Russia and China had broken into the US electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system.

According to unnamed current and former national security officials, the intruders had not sought to damage the power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try to do so during a crisis or war.

Many of the intrusions were detected not by the companies in charge of the infrastructure, but by US intelligence agencies, officials said. Intelligence officials worry about cyber attackers taking control of electrical facilities, a nuclear power plant or financial networks via the Internet.

Recently, the Commission proposed to ensure the resilience of critical information infrastructure in the private sector through voluntary rather than binding measures. But a binding approach could also be used, the EU executive said.

What is first needed appears to be a Europe-wide debate on the threat. Next, the Commission and EU member states must define appropriate guidelines, and finally, the Union must promote those principles at global level by building partnerships with third countries.

An impact assessment will be made before further measures are envisaged, the document says.


Over 500 Planned Terrorist Attacks in EU in 2008

Euobserver reports that the European Union's law enforcement agency, Europol, counted a total of 515 terrorist attacks carried out or planned in the union in 2008.

"The threat to EU member states of Islamist as well as ethno-nationalist and separatist terrorism remains high," Mariano Simancas, deputy director of Europol, said on 16 April.
"Law enforcement agencies must stay alert in order to prevent and to keep trying to dismantle terrorist groups and structures," he added.

Of the 515 attacks carried out or only planned, 397 were by separatist movements, of which 97 percent were in Spain and France.

In 2008, four people, including a law enforcement officer, died in the EU as a result of terrorist attacks that were carried out by the Basque separatist group ETA in Spain said the Hague-based Europol.

France also had to contend with Corsican separatist terrorism, while in Greece, the use of violence by the Epanastatikos Agonas or Revolutionary Struggle has escalated.

Irish nationalism also remains a concern as evinced by the killings in Northern Ireland this year of two British soldiers and a policeman by different IRA splinter groups.

Islamist threat

Despite the dominance of nationalist and separatist groups in the EU, Mr Simancas said Islamist terrorism – considered to be the greatest threat at the global level – was also a major concern in Europe with Islamist terror cells remaining active within the EU.

One attack by this type of group was perpetrated in 2008 with only the terrorist dying at a restaurant in Britain when the bomb exploded too early.

But many other attempts were foiled, said Mr Simancas, citing examples in Germany and Italy and 187 arrests in France, Britain and Spain.

"Most are men organised in small autonomous, independent cells that can move easily, which is very worrying," he said. "We're talking about home-made terrorism."

"Only seven European countries notified that they were targeted in 2008 [by Islamist groups], but we're all feeling the threat," he added.

Despite the apparently high number of attacks or planned attacks in the EU last year, the figure of 515 represents a decrease of 23 per cent on the number counted for 2007.

Source: euobserver.com

Fingerprints and Photos to Be Provided with Visa Requests

The European Parliament has recently adopted the new regulation regarding biometric passports and Visas. This regulation is the fourth part of the so-called Visa Information System package (VIS).

According to the regulation, all future applicants for Visa issuance will have to submit their fingerprints together with their photos aiming to the prevention of fraud and abuse and the acceleration of the relevant procedures. Biometric visas, like biometric passports, should improve security provided the fingerprints they include are reliable.

The European Parliament approved the proposal previously made by the Council of the European Union thus been completing the legislative procedure. The regulation in question will come into force on the day after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The integration of biometric identity cards into the VIS is an important step, which makes a more reliable connection between the visa and the passport owner, so that no false identities can be used. After submission, all available fingerprints and photos will be traceable by default in the International Aviation Organization (I.C.A.O) archives. Each set of data will remain in the system's data bases for a period of 59 months and maybe re-used in new visa requests. Moreover children older than twelve years will also be included in the central visa data base of the Union with photo and imprints of all ten fingers. Children under twelve will be exempted from the requirement to provide fingerprints, as MEPs wished, following an agreement, negotiated by Sarah Ludford (ALDE, UK) with the Council and adopted by the European Parliament.

The debate over VIS and the collection of biometric characteristics started in 2004. On 8 June 2004 the Council of the European Union assigned the appropriate judicial authority to prepare the technical development of the VIS, which in turn assigned the project to the European Commission. The VIS system aims, among other things, to prevent an applicant whose application for a visa was rejected, from receiving permission to enter another Schengen state.

Source: epractice Newsletter

Offer to ASIS Members: 10% Discount on TranSec World Expo 2009 Amsterdam  

TranSec World Expo – 3 – 4 June 2009 – RAI Amsterdam

To register go to www.transec.com
TranSec World Expo now in its 7th successful year is the only international event dedicated to manufacturers, end-users and integrators working in the fields of Aviation, Maritime, Supply Chain and Mass Transit Security.

The event provides an established platform for high-level transport security professionals to:

• Source new product and solutions from the large-scale exhibition
• Debate the major issues affecting transportation security in the conference
• Learn about new technologies in a series of focused workshops
• Attend industry networking receptions.

ASIS members are eligible for a 10% discount on the conference. They can register by quoting DISC10 at time of registration and where prompt on the registration page.

THE CONFERENCE will feature over 70 high level international speakers from organisations including: European Commission, Transport Security Administration, Borderpol, BAA Airports, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Port of Antwerp, Hong Kong International Airport, United Nations, INTERPOL, SMRT Corporation Singapore and UK Border Agency.
FREE WORKSHOPS - themes for 2009: Biometrics, Access Control & ID Programmes, Surveillance & Intrusion Detection, Cargo & Hold Baggage Screening and Passenger & Cabin Baggage Screening. The Workshops will provide a practical insight into the individual technologies throughout 25 free-to-attend sessions.

FREE EXHIBITION - specialist vendors of transport security equipment and services will showcase their latest solutions including major brand names such as Reveal Imaging, L-3 Security & Detection, SAGEM, Rapiscan, Cross Match, Intellio to name a few.

Non-Lethal Ray Gun Enters Testing – Could This Be Used to Protect against Maritime Piracy Attacks?

The device fires a 1 mm radio wave, which penetrates the top 1/64th of an inch of skin and just down to the nerve endings. When hit, the target moves away from the beam and the sensation ceases. The sensation at the target is akin to taking a heat blast from an opened “oven door,” according to Marine Corps. Col. Kirk Hymes. In most cases there is no permanent injury.

For more, go to: http://www.designnews.com/article/12709-Military_s_Active_Denial_System_is_First_True_Ray_Gun.php

Economic Downturn Causing Data Theft Deluge - How to Manage the Threat

A leading provider of IT security systems is warning organisations to prepare themselves for a data loss deluge during the economic downturn. Citing an increase in transient staff, higher staff turnover and a growing black market hungry for information, Overtis Systems is urging UK organisations to update their data access procedures to counter these threats with a Ten Point Plan.

Please click here for more.

Source: contingencytoday.com

Producing an Operational Requirement for Security Systems – Guideline 

The UK’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has made available on its website a useful and detailed template for producing an Operational Requirement for physical (technical) security systems.

An Operational Requirement (OR) is a statement of need based upon a thorough and systematic assessment of the problem to be solved, and the hoped-for solutions. The aim of the CPNI Guide is to ensure that appropriate security measures are recommended to manage the risk to a level acceptable to all stakeholders. It introduces the concept of a structured methodology for determining the security requirements for specific sites.

To download a copy of the guide, go to: http://www.cpni.gov.uk/Docs/measures-operational-requirements-guide.pdf

Lasers: Unconventional Weapons of Criminals and Terrorists

With lasers becoming more commonplace and more easily accessible, the danger of individuals or groups using them to inflict harm—ranging from distraction and camera flash–like afterimages to permanent damage to the field of vision—has risen. Injuries have been reported both to the cornea (the front of the eye) and to the retina (the back of the eye).

Source: Police Chief Magazine

Read more at:

Global Agenda

11-14 May 2009 - IFSEC 2009 - NEC - Birmingham, UK - http://www.ifsec.co.uk

4 June 2009 -TranSec World Expo 2009- RAI - Amsterdam, Netherlands - www.transec.com  

June 2009 - ASIS International Business Continuity/Pandemic Preparedness Conference - Paris France (To Be Confirmed)

21-24 September 2009 - ASIS International 55 Annual Seminar and Exhibits - Annaheim CA, USA. http://www.asisonline.org/education/programs/anaheim/default.htm  

23-24 November 2009 - ASIS International Information Assets Protection Conference - London, UK

6-9 December 2009 - 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference - Dubai UAE

Chapter and Certification Events

For the latest details visit the European agenda


29 April 2009 - in Montreux, Switzerland immediately afterwards the European Spring Conference
15 June 2009 in Vienna or surroundings, place to be announced
10 September 2009 in Vienna or surroundings, place to be announced
16 November 2009 - AGM - Vienna,


1 May 2009 - CPP- 13 Exam training, PSP- 4 Exam training , PCI- 1 Exam training - Corsendonk
2 May 2009 - CPP Exam, PSP Examen , PCI Examen - Corsendonk
11 June 2009 - CPO- 11 Exam training - Corsendonk
11 & 12 June 2009 - CPO- 12 Review Course - Corsendonk
12 June 2009 - CPO Exam - Corsendonk
12 June 2009 - CPP- 14 Coaching , PSP- 5 Coaching , CPCI- 2 Coaching - Corsendonk
13 August 2009 - CPO- 12 Exam training - Corsendonk
14 August 2009 - Exam CPO - Corsendonk
September 2009 - Company visit Netherlands
10 & 11 September 2009 - CPP-15 Review Course, PSP-6 Review Course, PCI-3 Review Course, CPO Review Course - Corsendonk
11 September 2009 - Coaching CPP- 14, Coaching PSP- 5, Coaching PCI- 2 - Corsendonk
24 September 2009 -Preview CPO IMF- 7 Corsendonk
30 October 2009 - Exam training CPP- 14, Exam training PSP- 5, Exam training PCI- 2, Exam training CPO- 13, Coaching CPP- 15, Coaching PSP- 6, Coaching PCI- 3, Corsendonk
31 October 2009 - Exam CPP, Examen PSP, Exam PCI, Exam CPO, Corsendonk
12 November 2009 - Exam training CPO IMF- 7 Corsendonk
13 November 2009 - Exam CPO Corsendonk
19 November 2009 - Annual, Chapter dinner
20 November 2009 - AGM/Fall meeting

All ASIS Benelux certification events take place at the Priory of Corsendonk, Oud Turnhout, Belgium. Training sessions are organised by the Security College, contact: Mr Joop Verdonk CPP.



23 June 2009 - All day meeting & networking
13 august 2009 - All day meeting & networking
22/23 September 2009 - Security and safety congress in Odense Congress Centre
17 November 2009 - All day meeting – Christmas Party 

4 February 2010 - Annual Meeting and awards


5 May 2009 - ASIS Finland seminar - Helsinki, Finland - www.asis-finland.org
9 June 2009 - ASIS Annual Golf game - Vihti, Finland - Done together with Finnsecurity ry
? September 2009 - ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Training - Helsinki, Finland www.asisonline.org
 7-9 October 2009 - Finnsecurity Seminar and Exhibit - Helsinki, Finland - Done together with Finnsecurity ry
? October 2009 - Fraud Seminar - Helsinki, Finland - Together with TKK University
? November 2009 - Annual election meeting - Helsinki, Finland - www.asis-finland.org
? December 2009 - ASIS Get Together - Helsinki, Finland - www.asis-finland.org

To attend a chapter meeting and meet us when visiting Paris: contact:  asis_france@yahoo.fr  (both French and English presentations are given) All meetings take place in the Paris region


21 May 2009 Securindex CCTV Expo and Exhibition Milan info@asisitaly.org
TBD May 2009 Chapter 211 Plenary Meeting Milan info@asisitaly.org
28-30 May 2009 CPP Exam Training Course Milan cpp@asisitaly.org
22:24 Oct 2009 CPP Exam Training Course Milan cpp@asisitaly.org
2 Nov 2009 CPP Exam Milan/Rome cpp@asisitaly.org


2 May 2009 – CPP/PSP/PCI exam – Stockholm
Chapter Certification Representative: Klas Nilsson, CPP, PSP, PCI
28-29 May 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Weapons impact – Uppsala
11 June 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Pub evening – Stockholm
Note: Seminar and social event.
3 September 2009 - Chapter Seminar: The future Security Manager – Stockholm
Note: Courses, training, education, preparation for certification and ethics.
1 October 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Fraud - Malmoe
20 October 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Convergence of IT and Security – Stockholm
Note: Seminar at the SecTech Exhibits
7 November 2009 – CPP/PSP/PCI exam – Stockholm
Chapter Certification Representative: Klas Nilsson, CPP, PSP, PCI
5-6 November – Chapter Seminar: Risk Analysis – Gothenburg
Note: Quantitative and Qualitative methods
25 November 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Criminology – Stockholm
Note: Crime and Crime Prevention Theories
10 December 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Pub Evening – Stockholm
Note: Seminar and social event.

Swedish Chapter e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@asis.se

Exams will take place at the Företagsuniversitetet, Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please contact Mr Klas Nilsson CPP PSP PCI klas.nilsson@asis.se  


2 June 2009 - Fachmeeting III/09, Competitive Intelligence/Elicitation - Zürich
11 June 2009 - Workshop, Competitive Intelligence - Baar
1 September 2009 - Fachmeeting IV/09 - Zürich
18 November 2009 - GV und Fachmeeting V/09 - Zürich

United Kingdom


17 June 2009 - Pre-Seminar Dinner
18 June 2009 - Summer Seminar- IBM, Waterloo
17 September 2009 - Pre Seminar Dinner
18 September 2009 - Autumn Seminar—BBC, Wood Green
19 November 2009 - Pre-Seminar Dinner
20 November 2009 - Winter Seminar & AGM—TBA

UK certification events take place at The Swan at Streatley Hotel, Streatley on Thames, Berkshire. Training sessions are organised by ARC Training International Ltd. For more information contact Mr David Cresswell CPP or Ms Janet Ward  


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Updated links and resources page on www.asisonline.eu

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Tel: +32 2 645 26 74
Fax:+32 2 645 26 71


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