August 2007
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 37th edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage you to submit any updates or articles you wish to share with the ASIS International members in Europe!

Copy deadlines for the next issues have been fixed at the third Monday of every month. The deadline for the next issue is 17 September 2007.





Kaj Moller Elected as ASIS Board Member

Corporate Security Manager Kaj Moller has been elected to serve on the ASIS International Board of Directors .

The formalities will be announced at the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits which will take place in Las Vegas in September 2007. Kaj will take his new position from the 1st of January 2008.

Kaj Moller It has been a long way to the ASIS International Board. Kaj Moller became a member of the Danish/Norwegian chapter back in 1993. He was later elected as national coordinator for Denmark. In 1998 the Danish chapter was founded and Kaj became its first Chairman.

In 2002 Kaj was appointed Assistant Vice President (ARVP) for the Nordic countries and the year after Regional Vice President (Region 26).

When Kaj resigned as chairman for Danish Chapter, the new chairman called on Kaj to stand in the ASIS International Board of Directors election. His candidacy also received the unanimous backing of the European Advisory Council in March 2007.

Kaj is still active in ASIS Denmark and serves on the chapter committee organising events. 

John Olsen
Chairman
ASIS International
Chapter Denmark

How to Measure Success? ENISA reports on current EU practices and assessing the success of information security awareness raising activities.

In August ENISA, the European Network Security Agency, presented its 1st report on current EU practices and assessing the success of information security awareness raising activities with responses from 67 European organisations headquartered in 9 different countries.

This report provides an outline analysis of recommended security awareness practices, measurements of effectiveness and metrics, including case studies, of mainly governments and private companies within the European Union (EU). The main areas studied are:

- The importance of information security awareness,
- Techniques to raise information security awareness, and
- Mechanisms to measure the effectiveness of awareness programmes.

Key conclusions are:

Each organisation needs to find the right balance between the mechanisms and techniques that are used to measure information security awareness initiatives. Keeping the approach simple tends to keep it cost-effective. Quantifying security awareness is a struggle for organisations. But a balanced set of key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics can provide real strategic insight into the effectiveness of awareness programmes. Only with this insight organisations are able to change their programmes from a compliance activity to one that really benefits their operations.

For the detailed report, please refer to, http://www.enisa.europa.eu/doc/pdf/deliverables/enisa_measuring_awareness.pdf.

Outcomes of the First ARVP Discussions

The European Advisory Council (EAC) of March 2007 provided a mandate seeking to expand the role of the European ARVPs. Sven Leidel and Bill Enright have agreed to co-chair this group which has the following goals:

- Cross chapter coordination of chapter activities
- Encouragement of cross chapter participation
- Encouragement of cross chapter exchange of ideas/speakers
- ASIS membership promotion
- Suggest and introduce topics for events to educational subcommittees

On 29th August, the first conference call took place.

Education
The desire to organise more education programmes in Europe was expressed. The European Bureau will investigate possibilities. An event is to be organised in June 2008. Everyone is encouraged to send suggestions for topics to the Chairman of the Educational Subcommittee, Mr Joop Verdonk CPP.

Agenda, Websites and Blogs 
It was suggested to expand the agenda on the European website. This will facilitate chapters that do not have their own website in communicating their events online. The European Bureau will standardise the information to be provided by the chapters and list a contact person for events.

In this context it was noted that creating blogs similar to the UK Chapter offers a free but effective communication tool.

Cross Chapter Cooperation
Successful examples of cross chapter participation were mentioned (Nordic chapters, German speaking chapters) It was noted that language will remain a barrier. I will be up to the chapters how they deal with this. The Benelux chapter is increasingly using English as the lingua franca. However this solution may not appeal to every chapter. Chapters may wish to consider a model which allows the use several languages.

Membership promotion
It was suggested that chapters develop a one page document introducing ASIS to potential members in their own language. English (and some Spanish) language materials can be requested at the European Bureau.

EAC + Next call
The EAC meeting to which all ARVPs are invited will take place on 29 October. The next call will take place on Wednesday 21 November @ 10 am CET/9 am BST.

For more information, please contact the European Bureau

 

EU Criticises US Plans to Scan Containers 

The European Union has spoken out strongly against US plans to scan overseas container traffic saying its risks disrupting trade without bringing the added security for which the move is intended, EUObserver reports.

EU Customs Commissioner Laszlo Kovacs on 2 August said the US Congress' adoption of the law, which took place last week, would mean more costs for European exporters.

"Experts on both sides of the Atlantic have already considered this measure to be of no real benefit when it comes to improving security while it would disrupt trade and cost legitimate EU and US businesses a lot of time and money," said the Commissioner.

"By introducing the US HR1 legislation, the United States transfers unilaterally and without coordination with its trading partners the resource burden for protecting the United States onto them," he continued in a statement.

Mr Kovacs also indicated that Brussels is looking into whether the new law violates World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules as European businesses may suffer more than their US counterparts.

The EU and the US are each other's biggest trading partners.

Suggesting an alternative solution to dealing with a possible security threat from container traffic, Mr Kovacs said "Instead of 100 per cent scanning, I advocate applying risk analysis for the selection of cargo containers to be checked prior to leaving the EU for the US.

"This would find a balance between legitimate trade facilitation and customs security, an approach that the European Union has always supported."

The US' container bill is part of a swathe legislation introduced after the September 11 attacks in New York and Washington in 2001.

Source: EUObserver.com

EU Data Protection Directive: EDPS wants full implementation before considering changes to the framework

On 25 July, too late to be included in the previous issue of ED,  the independent European Data Protection Supervisor issued an opinion on the European Commission Communication regarding improved implementation of the Data Protection Directive (95/46). The communication raises a number of short and longer term issues on how to better ensure Europeans' fundamental right to personal data protection. Arguing for full implementation of the Directive before any changes are considered, the EDPS supports the central conclusion of the Commission - that the Directive should currently not be amended.

According to Peter Hustinx, EDPS: "In the short term, specific actions are needed to ensure full implementation of the Directive. That accomplished, and in the longer term, I see that some important issues need to be addressed, also in view of the Reform treaty. That treaty will end the pillar structure and make the Charter of Fundamental Rights legally binding - thus offering the citizens better data protection".

Actions needed to ensure full implementation of the Directive include:

• the effective use of infringement procedures, as well as interpretative communications on central provisions of the Directive,
• the promotion of non binding instruments, such as best practices, self-regulation, "privacy by design", privacy seals, etc.

In the longer run, if the Directive is to be amended, the following areas require further reflection:

• Interaction with technology, where specific Article 29 Working Party guidance may need to be complemented by sector specific laws, for instance on RFID technology. Issues linked to interoperability, wider use of biometric data, etc. will also need to be addressed.
• Global privacy and jurisdiction, an area where the EDPS has urged the Commission to invest, notably in finding practical solutions that reconcile the need for protection of Europeans in a networked society with personal data processed also outside of the EU.
• The increasing interest from authorities combating crime and terrorism for personal data originally processed for commercial purposes.

It is crucial for the EDPS that the Commission sets a clear date for a review to prepare any changes of the Directive and that thinking about future changes starts already now. 

Interview: Ann-Sofie Ljungfelt CPP

Congratulations Ann-Sofie, the first woman in Sweden with a CPP Certification
How do you feel about it?

At first I felt relieved that it really was finished at last. Now, with some perspective, it feels quite good that I can say to others that I’m the only woman in Sweden with this certification. And furthermore one of only a few CCPs in Sweden. And that feels good.

   What do you work with and what is your assignment at Rodamco Europe?
I work as Security Manager and have the overall responsibility for security for all our operations with focus on commercial premises/malls.

When and why did you decide to go for a CPP certification?
I took the “Security coordinator Course” at ”Företagsuniversitetet” 2001 and discovered then that there was a certification called CPP and then I got the idea that one day I would take that certification.

How much time have you spent on your studies?
I don’t know in total, I tried to take the certification in 2005 and 2006 and failed. A twin pregnancy didn’t make my studies easier then. This time I worked more systematically and had a better control over the syllabus and the time spent on the studies. I put about 350 hours into the studies from January 2007

Do you have any recommendations for others who also want to take their CPP certification?
Let someone who is already certified help you, plan a realistic syllabus, allocate time for the studies and follow the plan. If you arn´t used to the English language, read some books in English (novels and detective stories) before you get started.

How will the CPP certification help you in your daily work?
As I work in a European company with employees in various countries I’ve got the “security terminology” with me from the certification and can also show that I have the qualifications for my role. Furthermore, I’m not getting questioned as much anymore as a woman in a branch dominated by men. And I have of course learned a lot during this time, I’ve both broadened and sharpened my competence.

What will it take to get more people who work with security in leading positions to take their CPP certification?
I believe that ASIS chapters must market actively the CPP certification among those who work with security. There are many who don’t know about the organisation nor of the certifications that we offer.

How do we attract more women to take leading positions in the security trade?
It’s a hard question. Make the branch less macho and also more open would help. We need to remove the impression that it’s only ”old police officers and military personnel” that work as managers in security.

As a woman it can be hard too, it’s easy to be out of it because our backgrounds differ from the men’s. I’ve been working with security issues since 1991 and I can’t count the times when I’ve been asked if my background is as a police officer or military officer. This is however getting better, but only slowly.

Perhaps we all have to be more open and have a more humble attitude in the practice of our profession. 

At the keyboard : Per Lundkvist CPP PSP, ASIS International Sweden Chapter 197
Edited by Klas Hasselgren, ASIS International Sweden Chapter 197
 

Global Agenda

24-27 September 2007 - Solutions Start Here: 53rd Annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibit - Las Vegas, USA. For more information, click here

4-5 October 2007 - WSC Workshop on Transit Security, Hosted by the American National Standards Institute, Gaithersburg, MD, USA. Click here for the draft agenda or go to the ANSI website for more information. Speaking opportunities still exist at this event for European ASIS members in particular. Please contact Matt Deane for more information

9-10 October 2007 - 3rd Annual Loss Prevention Summit, London. For more information, click here

29 October 2007 - ASIS European Advisory Council meeting, Barcelona

30 October 2007 - ASIS Programme Committee Meeting, Barcelona

28-30 November 2007 - Chief Security Officer Summit, Park Hotel, Amsterdam - 10% discount for ASIS members. Download the brochure here or click here for more information

5-7 February 2008 - ASIS International Security Conference - Risks and Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region - Singapore. Click here for more information

13-16 April 2008 - 7th European Security Conference - Security: The Essential Corporate Asset - Barcelona, Spain. Click here for more information on how to submit a presentation. Deadline 28 September

Chapter and Certification Events

For the latest details visit the European agenda

Austria
17 September 2007 - Chapter meeting
26 November 2007 - Chapter meeting

Benelux

2007

11 September 2007 - Afternoon meeting and company visit in The Netherlands
11 & 12 September 2007 - CPP 13/ PSP 4 Review Course, Corsendonk (Belgium)
13 and 14 September 2007: CPP-11 en PSP-2 Review course and Coaching, Corsendonk (Belgium)
14 September 2007 - Coaching CPP-10, Corsendonk (Belgium)
31 October 2007 - Coaching CPP 13/ PSP 4, Corsendonk (Belgium)
2 November 2007: Exam training CPP-1, Coaching CPP-11 and PSP-2 and PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
3 November 2007: CPP and PSP Exam in Corsendonk (Belgium)
16 November 2007 - Autumn conference in Belgium (entire day)

2008

15 February 2008 - CPP-11 and PSP-2 coaching, Corsendonk (Belgium)
10-11 April 2008 -CPP-12 and PSP-3 review course, Corsendonk (Belgium)
2 May 2008 - CPP-11 and PSP-2 Exam Training, Corsendonk (Belgium)
3 May 2008 - CPP and PSP Exam, Corsendonk (Belgium)
13 June 2008 - CPP-12 and PSP-3 Coaching, Corsendonk (Belgium)

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.

Czech Republic

26 September 2007 - meeting
31 October 2007
28 November 2007-Meeting, elections

Denmark

24-27 September 2007 - Odense Fair (Safety & Security). ASIS DK exhibiting
26 September 2007 - Half day meeting in connection with the fair - networking
29 November 2007 - Whole day meeting - no subject yet
December 2007 Half day meeting - networking - Christmas Lunch

France

28 September 2007
7 December 2007

Ireland

5 September 2007 - Racism, Logistics
7 November 2007 - Human Resources / Security, Update from the Private Security Authority (PSA), Dublin City University (DCU) – CCTV developments
7 December 2007 - AGM

Israel
29 October to 1 November 2007 - International Workshop on Water Security, The Standards Institution of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel. Click here and here for more information

Norway

4 September 2007 - Chapter event

Sweden

2007

6 September 2007 - Education & Security Culture
11 October 2007 - Investigation technique & case studies
3 November 2007 - CPP and PSP Exam (Stockholm)
13 November 2007 - Standards (BS 25999 among others)
29 November 2007 - Chapter club evening with networking

2008

13 February 2008 - ASIS Chapter 197 Sweden Annual Meeting and Chapter Dinner
3 May 2008 (TBC) - CPP and PSP Exam (Stockholm)
1 november 2008 (TBC) - CPP and PSP Exam (Stockholm)
Exams will take place at the Företagsuniversitetet, Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please contact Mr Klas Nilsson CPP PSP PCI

Spain

2007

September 2007 - Security conference and chapter meeting
27-28 September 2007 - II Managing Directors Congress, Barcelona (ASIS exhibiting)
October 2007 - 2nd National security meeting Barcelona
29 October 2007 - European Advisory Council meeting, Barcelona
30 October 2007 - Programme Committee Meeting, Barcelona
November 2007 - CPP exam.
November 2007 - Chapter meeting, elections Board of Directors of ASIS, Spanish Chapter

2008

26-29 February 2008 - SICUR International Security, Safety & Fire Exhibition, Madrid
13-16 April 2008 - 7th European Security Conference, Barcelona

Switzerland

5 September 2007
7 November 2007

Turkey

2 November 2007 - CPP Exam
3 November 2007 - Conference

United Kingdom

2007

19 Sept Pre-Seminar Dinner @ the Civil Service Club SW1 - Numbers Limited.
20 Sept Autumn Seminar - Barings Bank - City of London
25 October - Taking 208 to the Regions: Breakfast Briefing in Manchester
25th October - Women in Security - Prudential Assurance - Central London: Breakfast Workshop. Come to meet and talk through issues with other women in the Security world.
29 October to 2 November 2007 - PSP 5-day residential course
1st November - Taking 208 to the Regions: Breakfast Briefing in Bristol
31 October – 2 November 2007 - CPP Study Session.
3 November 2007 - Examination
15 November 2007 - Pre-Seminar Dinner
16 November 2007 - AGM and Seminar, Reuters, London
29th November - The CCTV and Electronics Workshop (change of date) - A day for NON TECHIES @ Tavcom Training, Hampshire: This will be a very useful development day for gaining a better understanding of how electronic systems work and what you can get out of them. Come a see how they work, play with the kit, ask the questions you never liked to ask. Numbers will be very limited so once the invitations go out move fast, put it in your diary NOW

2008

17th March - Pre Seminar Dinner
18th March - Spring Seminar - British Library
6-8 June 2008 (TBC)- CPP Study Session
From July 2008 (TBC) - PSP Study Programme: Pre-course email assignments
27-31 October 2008 (TBC) - 5-day residential course
29- 31 October 2008 (TBC) - CPP Study Session

2007 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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