April 2010 
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ASIS International Delivers 9th European Security Conference      

Antonio Vitorino, former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs

Despite the volcanic ash cloud that caused the unprecedented closure of much of Europe’s airspace, the 9th ASIS International European Security Conference took place on 18-21 April 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal at the LCC.

ASIS 2010 Treasurer Eduard J. Emde, CPP said: “I would like to thank those who ensured that the Conference went ahead with an excellent programme and who contributed to the great atmosphere onsite.”

The Conference featured 14 high-level educational sessions on issues such as cyber security, supply chain security, bioterrorism, security standards, effective decision making and selling of security to senior management.

The opening keynote speaker on Monday 19 April was Antonio Vitorino, former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs. Talking about video surveillance Mr. Vitorino said: “The increase of video surveillance is a "price to pay" to ensure a response to the threats to citizens’ security (…). Nobody feels comfortable with video surveillance, which is a limitation to our privacy. But, we have to understand that there is a price to pay to ensure our collective security through the selective and judicious use of video surveillance tools”. He added: "We have to live in a risk society with the knowledge that government's obligation is to minimize risks, prevent them, and be responsive when they happen".

On Tuesday 20 April, Martin Smith, CEO of The Security Company and founder of the Security Awareness Special Interest Group held a keynote presentation on security awareness. During his presentation he stated that: “We hear so much on the news and in the press about terrorism, violent crime, ID theft, credit card fraud (…) that people actually want to learn about how they can protect themselves and their families from becoming a victim both at home and at work. This is the ideal opportunity to engage your workforce with security awareness, providing them with not only the key rules for your organisation but also advice for them and their families personally. Encouraging learning in this manner is an extremely effective method of achieving long-term behavioural change.”

Other speakers included Brian Powrie, International Advisor of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) who gave a presentation on Public-Private Partnerships and Soft Targets Vulnerability, Richard Widup, Senior Director of Purdue Pharma LP, Dr. Christopher A. Walker, Executive Professor of Strategy of Northeastern University, and Prof. Elaine Evans, Professor of International Business at Northeastern University.

Chief Security Officers and their deputies attended the CSO Roundtable sessions on 18 April at the Pestana Palace Hotel. Speakers included Michael T. Evanoff, Director of the NATO Office of Security and Schalk Van Der Merwe, Regional Security Director of Levi Strauss EMEA.

Pictures of the event can be downoaded on www.asisonline.eu

Presentations will be made available on www.asisonline.org/lisbon

Call for Presentations – ASIS International 10th European Security Conference – ASIS International 2nd Middle East Security Conference

Take advantage of this opportunity to help shape the program by sharing your knowledge and expertise with security professionals from across the region and around the globe. These conferences will cover the entire spectrum of security topics ranging from hotel security, loss prevention, and maritime piracy to terrorism, executive protection, intellectual property rights, and more.

The ASIS International 10th European Security Conference will take place on 3-6 April 2011 in Vienna, Austria and the ASIS International 2nd Middle East Security Conference will take place on 20-22 February 2011 in Manama, Bahrain.

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EU to Approve New Anti-Terror Data Sharing Deal With US            

Despite staunch German opposition to parts of a draft EU-US bank data-sharing deal to counter terrorism, EU ministers will give the European Commission their blessing on 23 April to renegotiate the revised agreement.

Brussels-based diplomats said EU justice ministers, who are meeting in Brussels on 23 April, will give the European Commission their approval to renegotiate the SWIFT banking data sharing deal that was toppled by the European Parliament in February.
Despite opposition from German factions and "reservations" in the UK, the deal will go through, said diplomats.

The agreement, which has been a matter for intense debate in Europe, has been significantly rewritten to meet demands from MEPs who said it infringed the civil liberties of EU citizens on two major points: data retention and their rights in a court of law.

Source: euractiv.com

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Italy Chapter News                                                                                       

Alberto Limone, ASIS Italy, Chapter Chair
Leading up to the national conference, planned for 26th May in Milan, ASIS Chapter Italy is actively cooperating with national security organisations in Italy and consolidating a professional security network.

17th March 2010, Security Summit, Milan

Security Summit is an annual three days conference organised by CLUSIT, the Italian Association for IT Security.

ASIS Chapter Italy ran an afternoon session that presented ASIS International and ASIS Chapter Italy to an attentive and professionally qualified audience.

ASIS speakers were:
• Alberto Limone, Chapter Chair,
• Alessandro Lega, CPP ARVP Region 27A and
• Roger Warwick,CPP RVP Region 27A.

13th April 2010, Italian House of Deputies, Rome

A group of security professionals including ASIS members Damiano Toselli, CSO, Telecom Italia, Antonio Serra and Roger Warwick met with members of the Parliament to discuss the legal status of security management and security managers. There is an ongoing debate as to whether the role of the security manager should be regulated by law or should be self-regulated. The present situation is one of self-interpretation which generates predictable confusion, especially for international organisations.

26th May 2010, Chapter Italy, Annual conference and Meeting of the Members, Milan , Assago

The conference will be dedicated to legal and logistics matters governing the protection of Italian businesses operating around the world. Speakers will include a cross section of security managers, politicians and judiciary.

(A point of interest: At present it is illegal, under Italian law, for Italian registered security companies to provide protection of personnel and assets outside the Italian territory. It is also illegal for Italian citizens or companies to hire staff from foreign security companies operating in war zones.)

The Meeting of the Members will be called upon to approve the new chapter bye-laws that have been painstakingly put together by the chapter executive committee, under the guidance of Aldo Agostini, in such a way as to be compliant with Italian law and ASIS International.

EU to Set Up Anti-Cybercrime Body                                                       

EU ministers on 26 April proposed to set up a cybercrime centre as part of a longer term strategy to cope with internet scams, fraud and child pornography.

Foreign ministers gathered in Luxembourg asked the European Commission to draw up a feasibility study looking at the creation of a body that would assess trends in cybercrime all across the EU and facilitate cross-border information sharing among various national investigators dealing with such cases.

Despite increased cross-border investigations, criminals are still in a safe haven due to the lack of harmonisation among the 27 different legal systems in the EU, making it easy for internet fraudsters to set up bogus companies in one Member State and scam victims in other countries.

The centre would try to tackle these issues by evaluating the preventive and investigative measures carried out in member states and by training police, judges and prosecutors who specialise in this field.

Source: euobserver.com

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IFSEC2010 to Take Place on 10-13 May 2010                                       

IFSEC, the world’s largest annual security event, returns from 10 – 13 May 2010 to the NEC Birmingham. The event will provide security installers, manufacturers, distributors, IT integrators, end-users and consultants with a platform to keep up to date with the ever-changing developments of the global security industry.

IFSEC 2010 will expand on its recent success with its extensive exhibition, unparalleled educational content and exciting features.

Visitors to IFSEC 2010 will be able to explore the latest security products and services available both in the UK and worldwide. The extensive exhibition will be organised into the following categories:

• Integrated Security: IP & Network Solutions
• Access Control
• Intruder Alarms
• Counter Terror & Physical Security
• Security Solutions
• Fire Solutions

Axis, Dallmeier, Genie CCTV, HIK Vision, IndigoVision, JVC, Norbain, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Tyco are amongst those exhibiting. Within the exhibition there will be a number of international pavilions in which visitors may seek the latest products and services from all over the globe.

Free-of-charge seminars will be running in the New Products & Technology Showcase Seminar Theatres (one in hall 4, the other in hall 5) so visitors are able to hear about the latest developments in this evolving industry.

Also within the exhibition, the new Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) Red Book Pavilion will house seminars and presentations based on all aspects of LPCB third party approvals, training schemes and research relating to physical security.

The IFSEC Conference forms part of the high level educational content on offer at the show. Returning for 2010, the Conference promises to deliver an unparalleled educational programme packed with carefully researched high-level content aimed at senior security professionals. The content will take a fresh and unique look at the key issues facing the security industry, including countering terror, protecting critical national infrastructure, preparing for London Olympics 2012, corporate security issues, security guarding and recent technological developments.

For more information on the event and to register for free entry, please visit www.ifsec.co.uk. Companies interested in exhibiting at IFSEC 2010 should contact Charlie Cracknell on +44 (0)20 7921 8069 or at charlie.cracknell@ubm.com.

Further details on IFSEC 2010 will be announced in the coming weeks. Please keep visiting the website, follow us on http://twitter.com/IFSEC and join our LinkedIn group for the latest information.

Recertification Credits

Attending IFSEC 20010? 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

Info4security Forum, in Association With IFSEC                                 

This forum, chaired by Brian Sims, editor of SMT Online, aimed at the larger end of the SME market. This event was supposed to take place at the 9th European Security Conference in Lisbon but will take place at IFSEC. Topics to be explored include:
• Who within an organisation is best placed to manage security? Facilities Management? IT? Dedicated security team?
• With the growing use of IP-enabled security systems is it better to educate IT Directors in security or Security Directors in IT?
• Is the role of the security professional being diminished by the increasing role of the IT Director in the procurement of security solutions?
• With the broad spectrum of responsibilities that an IT Director is already tasked with can they provide the focus for ensuring an organisation’s security?
• What can the industry do to help organisations make the best procurement decisions?

Participants include: Mike O’Neill, Greymans; Chris Lawrence, TPS; Simon Whitehouse, SGW Security Consulting; Steve Webb, Frost & Sullivan; James Willison, ASIS International; Azeem Aleem, University of Portsmouth; Phil Doyle, Axis Communications; Matia Grossi, Frost & Sullivan

CSO Roundtable of ASIS International Releases Groundbreaking Survey and White Paper on Enterprise Security Risk Management

To demonstrate the level of industry’s understanding and adoption of enterprise security risk management (ESRM), the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International, a membership group of the senior-most executives from the world’s largest organisations, has released the results of a comprehensive ESRM survey of its members and of the ASIS membership.

While enterprise risk management (ERM) looks at the universe of risks—financial, strategic, accidental and so on—that an organisation faces, it often does not take into account risks such as brand protection, supply chain management or even physical and IT security. ESRM exists to ensure that these risks are properly considered and accepted.

The survey, conducted in fall 2009, asked for information about what risks were the most challenging, where organisational support for ESRM initiatives came from, which business elements were included, what security’s role in the process is, who has ultimate responsibility for risk, and other benchmarking questions. More than 80 CSOs, and more than 200 other ASIS members from around the world, responded to the survey.

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Volcanic Ash Chaos 'a Lesson for Europe'                                          

Europe's ash cloud has triggered a flurry of anguished calls for the EU to improve its crisis response and co-ordination, as countries struggle to help thousands of stranded passengers.

In the European Parliament MEPs took it in turns to urge the EU to do more.
Jo Leinen MEP, a German in the centre-left European Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group, said Europe was "ill-prepared for natural disasters... We see that the crisis management has many shortcomings."

The emergency video conference of EU transport ministers, held on 19 April, should have taken place earlier, he said. That complaint was echoed by other MEPs in a Parliament debate held in Strasbourg on 20 April.

The European Commission has defended itself by saying the Icelandic volcano crisis is unprecedented and national governments are responsible for their own airspace and air traffic control.

The EU Transport Commissioner, Siim Kallas, admitted that "fragmentation caused by a patchwork of different national decisions is limiting available airspace. This is not sustainable." He called for "a European approach" instead.

His spokeswoman Helen Kearns told that there had been a "failure to differentiate between different zones of risk" and even Member States "interpreting the same scientific maps in different ways".

Source: euractiv.com

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Entries Being Accepted for ASIS Accolades Competition                

Exhibitors at ASIS 2010 may now submit their entries for ASIS Accolades, a competition that recognises the security industry’s most innovative new product and service solutions. ASIS International’s 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2010), the security industry’s leading event, will be held 12-15 October 2010 at the Dallas Convention Center.

ASIS 2010 exhibitors may submit new security technology, products or services for evaluation by a panel of judges representing end users and experts in physical and information security technologies. ASIS Accolades awards for up to 10 winners will be presented at the 12 October networking luncheon. Accolades award winners and their products/solutions will also be highlighted during the popular “What’s New on the Floor” session.

“Last year’s submissions were superior on several fronts,” says Ron Landers, CPP, a presenter on the “What’s New on the Floor” session. This year’s competition and winning entries will help set the pace for the future in security technology from streetwise solutions to analytics.

New this year: an area on the exhibit floor will showcase each new product/service entered in the competition. For more information on the Accolades application process and winner benefits, click here or visit www.ASIS2010.org.

ASIS 2010 will bring together more than 20,000 security, business and government professionals from more than 90 countries. The comprehensive education program will offer more than 180 sessions. This year’s exhibits floor will feature more than 240,000 net square feet of the latest security technology and innovations, allowing some 750 companies to demonstrate cutting-edge products and services.

MEPs Extend Transition to New Schengen Database                       

Costs and delays mar second-generation information system.

MEPs on the European Parliament's civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee have approved a proposal by the European Commission to extend the transition period for the second-generation Schengen Information System (SIS II). SIS II is to provide increased security at the European Union's external borders by giving Member States' law enforcement agencies access to relevant data, for example, biometric data such as fingerprints.

The system is, however, years behind schedule. EU member states decided in 2001 that SIS II should be operational by 2006 and asked the Commission to manage its development. In 2008, legal instruments were adopted to govern the migration. Since they expire on 30 June 2010, the Commission was forced to seek an extension of the legal basis for SIS II, which requires a consultation with the Parliament.

On 27 April, MEPs approved a report written by Carlos Coelho, a centre-right Portuguese MEP, that supports the extension, and the full Parliament is to vote on the report on 2 May.

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ASIS International Brings Webinars to You                                          

ASIS International organises new webinars in May.

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 link below for more details:

FREE Enhanced Performance Through Standards
May 7, 2010 @ noon Eastern U.S.
Developing a Strategic Mindset: How to Become a Trusted Strategic Advisor
May 19, 2010 @ noon Eastern U.S.

$99.00 ASIS Members
$129.00 Non-Members


One of the ways ASIS delivers the latest information on relevant, newsworthy topics is with Webinars. Each live program is recorded and offered for sale through the eLibrary. Purchase recordings of the sessions or a streaming version to play at a chapter or other event.

Click here to access a complete list of recent recordings.

CSO Roundtable to Host Latin-America Summit in Brazil                

An exclusive international summit hosted by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS international in Rio de Janeiro will bring together senior security executives from around the world to discuss the business opportunities and the security challenges facing Brazil and the region in advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Opportunity and Risk in Brazil: The CSO Roundtable Latin America Summit, scheduled for December 6-7, 2010, at the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro, will provide senior business and security executives with the chance to find new opportunities, share information, and build professional relationships in the region that will be critical in years to come.

Panels, presentations, and keynotes for this two-day event will focus on opportunity and risk. Business topics to be covered include recognising and capitalising on the country’s business opportunities, gauging the effect of the 2010 Brazil elections on the business environment, how to conduct due diligence and create a Latin-America business intelligence network, and tips on handling FCPA issues.

The security challenges facing Brazil and the region were highlighted in the recent flooding that devastated sections of Rio. Security executives who were on the ground during that crisis will discuss the business-continuity and disaster-recovery lessons learned. Travel risks in the region, adapting security practices to Brazilian law and culture, and protecting employees in high-risk areas will also be covered.

The third area to be examined are the business and security trends in Latin America, including a discussion of what Brazil’s Olympic legacy will mean for the country and the region, and a look at emerging opportunities elsewhere in Latin America.

Keynoters and speakers will include senior government officials and key members of the security and intelligence infrastructure in Brazil; security professionals whose companies have sponsored high-profile events; experts in securing high-profile global events, such as Neil Fergus of Intelligent Risks, whose security planning was recognised by the Brazilian government for being instrumental in winning Brazil’s Olympic bid; business executives from multinational organisations who can provide a non-security view of opportunities in Brazil; and regional experts and local security leaders from multinational companies.

A networking reception at the Forte de Copacabana, as well as a program to allow spouses to explore the fascinating city of Rio de Janeiro, will be offered. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Hartman at ASIS International. 

The program will be US$500 for non-members of the CSO Roundtable, and US$400 for members of the Roundtable.

Security Experts Release Guidance on Converged Security Threats (Risks)

The Information Security Awareness Forum (ISAF), PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Federation of Fraud Forums, Portsmouth University and the Security Institute have co-authored and published a paper detailing the convergence and security issues that affect companies operating in the modern connected world.

The paper seeks to help both IT professionals and business managers to better understand the myriad security issues created by the increasing demands placed on physical and information security resources - and explain the steps required to counter the issues in the most effective manner.

"The major security problem that all businesses are now encountering centres on the blended threats that cybercriminality and hacker attacks now pose," Dr. David King, Chair of the ISAF said.

"This paper, developed in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers and - and which details the many business benefits that accrue from a `joined-up' security strategy - sets out the framework required for professionals to collaborate and develop the best possible security strategies. It represents summation of the array of knowledge that the Forum and its partners - which is now in its third year - has amassed," he added.

James Willison, Convergence Lead, ASIS UK said "ASIS International has promoted the importance of Enterprise Security Risk Management for many years and has actively supported and contributed to this new paper. It has campaigned for security convergence to be adopted by businesses across the world and we are delighted to see so many different organisations involved in outlining the benefits it brings".

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ASIS Foundation CRISP Report on the Detection and Prevention of Workplace Dishonesty

Employers CAN promote a culture of honesty. Research-informed, practical strategies reduce counterproductive workplace behaviours, including minor—and major—thefts and frauds. This report, written by Read Hayes, examines ways to disarm counterproductive and criminal employee behaviours and prevent employees from even thinking of swaying from acceptable workplace norms.

About the CRISP Series of Reports

Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) reports provide insights into how different types of security issues can be effectively tackled. Drawing on research and evidence from around the world, each report summarises the prevailing knowledge about a specific aspect of security, and then recommends proven approaches to counter the threat. Connecting scientific research with existing security actions helps form good practices.

Please click here to view this report as well as other CRISP Reports. 

Organisational Resilience: Is Your Organisation Prepared for the Unexpected?

As a security practitioner, the security of your organisation and supply chain are top priorities, but how can you effectively prepare for the unexpected? Organisational Resilience: Implementing and Auditing the ASIS American National Standard will prepare you to recognise potential threats, assess risks, and implement measures to improve your organisation’s resiliency. In addition, learn how to establish an internal auditing program and perform audits of management system standards using the ISO 19011 approach.

2010 course dates include: May 17-19, Philadelphia, PA; July 14-16, Chicago, IL; and September 13-15, San Diego, CA.  

Global Agenda                                                                                              

12-15 October 2010 - ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits - Dallas, Texas

20-22 February 2011 - 2nd ASIS International Middle East Security Conference - Manama, Bahrain
Call for presentation is now open:

03-06 April 2011 - 10th ASIS International European Security Conference - Vienna, Austria
More info on http://www.asisonline.org/vienna
Call for presentation is now open:

28 October 2010 – EAC Meeting – Vienna, Austria

29 October 2010 – Programme Committee Meeting – Vienna, Austria

05-07 December 2011 - 5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chapter and Certification Events                                                             

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Be a sponsor of the 2nd Middle East Security Conference and of the 10th European Security Conference

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2nd Middle East Security Conference that will be held in Manama, Bahrain on 20-22 February 2011 and for the 10th European Security Conference that will be held in Vienna, Austria on 03-06 April 2011 are now available. Please contact the European Office for more information.

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New Chapters: Call for Volunteers

 ASIS International is looking for volunteers to help form new chapters in Romania, the Baltic States, Western Balkans and other European countries where no chapter presently exists.

For more information, please contact the European Bureau or click here to download the procedures on forming a new chapter.
 ASIS Bookstore

You can now purchase ASIS-published books for Kindle, Amazon’s wireless reading device, from the Kindle Store on Amazon.com. Kindle’s revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper. The books may be purchased wirelessly right from your device, allowing you to click, buy, and start reading within a minute. Kindle holds hundreds of titles and every book you purchase is backed up online in Your Media Library in case you ever need to download it again. The Kindle Store offers these ASIS titles: Career Opportunities in Security for 99 cents; Casino Surveillance and Security: 150 Things You Should Know for $65.; Emergency Planning Handbook for $43.; Protecting Schools and Universities from Terrorism for $43.; and Implementing Physical Protection Systems for $43. Other ASIS title coming soon: Detecting Forgery in Fraud Investigations and Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship.


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