August 2009 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 59th 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!

Copy deadlines for the next issues have been fixed at the third Monday of every month. The deadline for the next issue is 21 September 2009

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Klas Nillson CPP, PSP, PCI wins 2009 PCB Regional Award


Klas Nilsson, CPP, PSP, PCI has this year held the CPP Study Group in Sweden and managed to get all 11 persons attending his Study Group this year certified. Klas is always promoting ASIS certifications in articles in the Swedish security press (ex. Aktuell Säkerhet March/April 2009 issue), in speeches on several occasions in the other Nordic chapters (Finland, Norway, Denmark) in our Region about how to start up study groups and also supported chapter in France with this.

The Regional Award recognises certified security professionals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the CPP, PSP or PCI designation on the local, regional or national level.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Increasing the awareness of, and the pursuit of, professional certification among security practitioners;
  • Creating awareness of the value and credibility of the CPP, PSP and/or PCI designations outside of the security profession;
  • Contributing significantly to the quality of the chapter or regional certification study program through such activities as (but not limited to) distinguished service as a Chapter Certification Representative or leader in the development of chapter study material or education tools.

Please click here to see the other winners of the 2009 PCB awards.

Call for Presentations – ASIS International 9th European Security Conference, 18-21 April 2010 – Lisbon, Portugal 

Be a Speaker in Lisbon!

Shape the programme by sharing your knowledge and expertise with security professionals from around the globe. The conference will cover the entire spectrum of security topics: supply chain, loss prevention, piracy, terrorism, executive protection, intellectual property rights, and more.

To submit an abstract, please visit:
The deadline for abstract submission is 10 October 2009.

On the right hand bank of the river Tagus, Lisbon is a city built on seven hills, whose legendary history stretches back over twenty centuries. Lisbon can be summed up in one word: variety. From the 12th-century cathedral to the modern bridges spanning the Tagus River, from the 18th-century Aguas Livres aqueduct to the futuristic Oriental Station, Lisbon traverses the ages. The city's many neighborhoods include Moorish Alfama, home of the city's tallest hill, and 17th-century Bairro Alto, with its hopping nightlife. Lisbon is home to remarkable museums, an impressive castle, open-air markets, funiculars, Fado music and great food. With its cobblestoned pavements and narrow streets full of Art Nouveau cafés, Lisbon promises a lot!

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Does your organization's strategic plan call for growth in Europe? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS European Security Conference offers you a great opportunity to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of your brand, products, and services among key decision makers in this region.

Review and select from an extensive list of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. Identify the one that is most inline with your marketing strategy and budget, or contact us to shape a tailored package that suits the best your company’s needs.

For further information, please contact: ASIS International European Bureau - Tel: +32 2 645 26 74 - Fax: +32 2 645 26 71 -

Facebook: A New Battleground for Cyber-Crime

Social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace will soon become the most insidious places on the Internet, where users are most likely to face cyber attacks and digital annoyances, according to Web security firm Sophos.

"Web 2.0 websites will become the main battleground for malware authors, identity thieves and spammers," warns the report , published by Sophos in July.

The security firm recommends companies and households to develop a proper understanding of how social networking websites work and to set up privacy protection when they use Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Please click here for more.


Registration for the 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference in Dubai is Now Open

ASIS International will host the 1st Middle East Conference in December 2009. Set for December 6-8 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this unique conference event will address a full spectrum of topics in security management.

The programme is now available on the website. Please click here to view a detailed overview of the program with session titles and speakers and check back frequently for updates. Registration is now open. Please go to to register.

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist Dr. Raymond H. Hamden and Mohammad G. Al-Zahrani, Executive Director, Safety & Industrial Security at Saudi Aramco  will be keynote speakers.    

Mohammad Al-Zahrani is Executive Director, Safety & Industrial Security at Saudi Aramco.

M. Al-Zahrani worked as a Petroleum Engineer and later a Production Engineering Supervisor for various onshore and offshore production facilities.

He is a 35-year veteran of Saudi Aramco and worked as an Oil & Gas Operator and later a Supervising Operator in various Producing Departments.

Dr. Raymond H. Hamden is Clinical & Forensic Psychologist at the Human Relations Institute.

He is author of Psychology of Terrorists: Profiling and CounterAction. Since a 1986 Visiting Fellow at University of Maryland, he has researched, published, and consulted in 26 nations on topics of Forensic and Political Psychology. As a keynote speaker, Dr. Hamden will discuss: “Psychology of Terrorists: 4 Types”.

Designer Clothing, Gift Cards, Electronics, DVDs, CDs, Razor Blades, Over-the-Counter Medicines Most at Risk for Organised Retail Crime

On 23 July 2009 the ASIS Foundation has released a report on organised retail crime. Written by American consultants Chris Richardson and Walter Palmer, the report suggests a need to rethink the strategy toward dealing with organised retail crime. They argue that it affects all segments of the industry, including drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchant chain stores.

A major problem is that there is a lack of clarity about what constitutes organised retail crime. “From our research, it is clear that organised retail crime is a significant issue for many retailers,” Palmer says. “However, it is also clear that no one can decide on what constitutes ‘organised retail crime’ and, therefore, without a clear definition, it is certainly impossible to clearly identify its total impact.”

Please click here for more.

New UK ID Cards Supposed to be 'Unforgeable'

Adam Laurie is no ordinary hacker. In the world of computing, he is considered a genius - a man whose talents are used by government departments and blue-chip companies to guard against terrorists and cyber-criminals.

But even by his standards, what he is about to demonstrate is mind-boggling - and deeply disturbing.

Laurie is holding one of 51,000 ID cards issued by the Home Office to foreign nationals currently working or studying in Britain.

Embedded inside the card for foreigners is a microchip with the details of its bearer held in electronic form. This chip is the vital security measure that, so the Government believes, will make identity cards 'unforgeable'.

But as I watch, Laurie picks up a mobile phone and, using just the handset and a laptop computer, electronically copies the ID card microchip and all its information in a matter of minutes.

Please click here for more.


EU Looking for Better Deal on Data Transfer

EU Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot on 22 July denied accusations that the European parliament was being sidelined from discussions with the US on the transfer of financial data.

In addition, Mr Barrot said the Commission - set to gain a new mandate this month to renegotiate the terms under which financial data is transferred to the US for counter-terrorism purposes - will be pushing hard for favourable deal.

Please click here for more.


Library Services for International Members of ASIS

When the ASIS Information Resources Center (IRC) opened 25 years ago, its primary purpose was to assist members in finding security resources (in ANY format or media) to help them in their work. As the majority of members were not in the local area, every effort was made to create a service that reached across the miles. Reference assistance was provided by phone, fax and mail; when the first remote dial-up service arrived at ASIS Headquarters, an electronic library catalog was the first step in what eventually evolved into the ASIS Internet Web site.

Today, a searchable security database, which functions as a library catalog, and more, is available to members online; it provides descriptions of English-language resources available in print, online, or CD-ROM, or via video, DVD, or audiocassette. Catalog records for many items include Web site links to full-text documents that are publicly available on the Internet. Members in all parts of the world have the ability to search the security database, contact the Reference Desk with questions via email or telephone, download resource guides relating to specific security topics, and find links to additional relevant Web sites. The professional librarians of the IRC locate, record, and describe security information resources needed by security professionals. We welcome donations of materials to add to the collection as well as suggestions of items for the database, even though we may not physically have them. Where possible, the IRC staff delivers information to members in online or electronic form. The Reference Desk can be emailed at The IRC Online is available at; complete information about IRC services is listed there.

ASIS International Turkish Chapter Sets the Agenda for Security Industry in Turkey

ASIS International Turkish Chapter is supporting International ISAF Exhibition which will take place in 1- 4 October 2009 in Istanbul- Turkey, by hosting Panel Discussions on two important topics, System & Human Integration and Standards & Guidelines.

Topic 1: System & Human Integration
Date & Time: October 2nd, 14:00 – 18:00
Sponsor: Microsoft
• Welcome Speech - Cengiz Gumustus, ASIS Turkish Chapter Chairman
• Presentation - Geoff Paulsen, Senior Technical Manager, Microsoft Global Security
       o How Microsoft Manages its Global Security, The Human – Systems ratio
• Panel Discussion “Security Systems & Human Integration in Turkey”

Topic 2: Standards & Guidelines, ASIS Global Standards Initiative
Date & Time: October 3rd, 14:00 – 18:00
Sponsor: ISAF
• Welcome Speech - Cengiz Gumustus, ASIS Turkish Chapter Chairman
• Keynote Speech - Turkish National Police, Directorate of Private Security
• Presentation - Roger Warwick, CPP, ASIS Global Standards & Guidelines Commission
       o ASIS Global Standards Initiative: Background, road map, goals achieved, problems encountered.
• Panel Discussion, “What is happening in the world, where are we?”

ISAF, International Security, Fire, Automation, Emergency, Search – Rescue and Telecommunication Fair 01- 04 October 2009, Istanbul - Turkey

By Kursad Sak, PSP
ARVP Region 27B

ASIS Chapter #251 - Germany News

ASIS Chapter #251 - Germany will be supporting a conference titled "Asset Tracing and Recovery" organized by the International Chamber of Commerce FraudNet in Munich on October 2 2009. FraudNet is a network of attorneys specialised in combating white-collar crime which was established in 2004.

The German chapter will contribute a panel discussion titled "Fraud Detection, Prevention and Response - The Corporate Security Perspective" chaired by Dr. Christoph Rojahn (Zurich Financial Services / RVP Region 28) to the event.

ASIS members are eligible for a discount for the one-day conference, the discounted participation fee is EUR 400.00.

For further information or to register, please contact Attorney-at-Law Bernd Klose (

Russia queries Arctic Sea cargo  

Russia's top investigator has said a ship that went missing for more than two weeks will be searched to check that its cargo was legitimate.

In comments to the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper, Alexander Bastrykin said he did not exclude the possibility that it was carrying more than timber.

The vessel, the Arctic Sea, was found on 16 August off West Africa, having apparently being hijacked.

There has been much speculation it may have been carrying weapons for export.

Please click here for more.


Latest News on the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits

Get the latest news on ASIS 2009

Keep up to date on Seminar and related activities by joining ASIS 2009 social networking groups.

• Instant updates: Be the first to know of new program developments by following us on Twitter (@ASIS2009).
• Connect in advance: Our LinkedIn and Facebook groups offer many ways to connect with fellow security professionals attending Seminar.
• Listen to the buzz: Curious what others are saying about this year’s program? The blog roll and twitter roll are easy ways to keep up with it all.




In addition, the ASIS 2009 blog is your place to find detailed information on educational sessions and speakers, networking events, tips on getting the most out of ASIS 2009, and much more.

For questions, comments, and feedback, please e-mail ASIS2009.

Make the most of your time and money prior to ASIS 2009

If you're looking to augment your learning experience in Anaheim or just have a little fun in the sun, an industry tour, Intensive, certification review, or round of golf might just be the ticket.

Industry Tours
Port of Long Beach Boat Tour
Norwalk Fusion Center

ASIS Foundation 13th Annual Golf Classic

Managing in a Crisis
Facility Security Assessment and Initial Conceptual Design
Safely Putting Your Security Systems onto the Corporate Network
Critical Infrastructure Protection: An Educational Forum
Securing Houses of Worship
Hotel Crisis Response and Tabletop Exercise
Maritime Security: Challenges and Responses to Piracy on the High Seas
Successful Security Consulting

Certification Reviews
September 18-19, 2009 | Anaheim, California
CPP Review
Curso de Repaso para el examen de CPP
PCI Review
PSP Review

All pre-Seminar events are priced individually.
Earn CPEs—one per 50-minute instruction hour.

Danish Chapter News: Small Country, Big Events

On a geographical map, Denmark is a small country. But, it is placing itself on the larger political map as the host of the upcoming Olympic and UN events.

In October, Copenhagen will host the International Olympic Committee’s 13th congress – one of the highest profiled sports congresses in the world and the place where the host city for the 2016 Olympics will be announced. 2,000 delegates and 1,500 journalists are expected. Soon afterwards in December, the world’s top talk shop on climate – the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) - will also occur in Copenhagen.

Please click here for more.

By Tanya Spencer
Board Member, Danish Chapter

2nd Lead Auditor Course to be Held in Netherlands on 19-23 October 2009

Globalisation, outsourcing, and zero-inventory manufacturing have brought security of the supply chain to the forefront. Security management has also become increasingly complex as logistics, operations and supply chain partners are often both nationwide and worldwide with varying regulations and business processes.

The ASIS ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Certification Course is designed for professionals involved with the development of security management systems and managers responsible for improvement outcomes. The program, which meets the requirements of ISO 28000:2007 “Specification for security management systems for the supply chain", provides a thorough understanding of the ISO 28000 series of standards.

Date: 19-23 October 2009
Location: Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Prices: € 2.300 ASIS-members
             € 2.650 Non ASIS-members
             (certificate, study material included)

Please click here for more.

Small Blasts Rattle Tourist Sites in Majorca

Three small bombs exploded on 8 August in places frequented by tourists on the island of Majorca, Spanish government officials said.

The explosions in the island’s main city, Palma, followed phone warnings made in the name of the Basque separatist group ETA.

ETA has carried out three larger bomb explosions in the last two months which call into question the Spanish government’s claim that a series of arrests has weakened the armed separatists.

Please click here for more.


ASIS International Brings Webinars to You

ASIS International organises new webinars in August, October and November.

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:
Exploring Options: Considerations for an Integrated
Physical Security Systems Certificate
August 26, 2009 @ 1:00 pm Eastern U.S.
This FREE webinar is compliments of Protection One.
Social Network Sites: Can You Always Trust What You See?
October 21, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.
Web 2.0 Investigations That Move Beyond Google
November 18, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.

$99.00 ASIS Members
$129.00 Non-Members

Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives Enters Sixth Year

ASIS International in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is offering a two-week certificate course for security executives. The Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives presents business knowledge taught by many of the same faculty who have made Wharton's MBA program one of the top-ranked in the world.

The Wharton/ASIS program, offered Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2009 and Feb. 1-5, 2010, will cover the core concepts of business to broaden the chief security officer's managerial and strategic perspectives, enhance business instincts and sharpen abilities to tackle management challenges. Both sessions must be completed to earn the certificate.

Wharton faculty draw upon extensive business expertise and research to address unique management challenges faced by security practitioners. Specific case studies in security management illustrate strategic concepts and key business skills in finance, marketing, management and leadership. To bring lessons on leadership to life, for example, one of the sessions examines critical strategies and decisions made during the Battle of Gettysburg.

"This is a challenging and relevant experience for senior security leaders," says program graduate Vincent Jarvie, vice president of corporate security at L-3 Communications Corp. "The insight to align security objectives with key business drivers results in a significant competitive advantage."

The program will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Go to for more program information or registration details.

Student Writing Competition- 2009 International Call for Papers

The ASIS Foundation’s Student Writing Competition rewards students who write an academic report between 3,000 and 6,000 words on an issue relevant to the security and asset protection field.

Participants should select one of the following topics:
• The most promising technologies to meet tomorrow’s security challenges
• Repairing security’s image
• Protecting information and intangible assets in the 21st century
• The challenge of securing cyberspace: man or machine?
• Realistic approaches to merging security and risk management to protect assets in today’s global environment
• Leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges

The deadline to submit an article is the 13th November 2009.

Please click here for more information.

CSO Roundtable Expands Membership Resources

  The CSO Roundtable, an ASIS International invitation-only group of top security executives from the world's largest companies, is adding access to iThreat's Global Intelligence Monitor (GIM) to the list of benefits available to its members. ASIS launched the CSO Roundtable in 2004 to give chief security officers a stronger voice in business and public policy.

CSO Roundtable benefits include a password-protected Web site containing policies and procedures, metrics, articles and other knowledge items; CSO-specific news; a private-messaging function; and free resources and tools provided by partners.

Please click here for more.

Global Agenda

21-24 September 2009 - ASIS International 55 Annual Seminar and Exhibits - Annaheim CA, USA.  

24 September 2009 - SASIG workshop - "Convergence" - UK

6-8 December 2009 - 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference - Dubai UAE
Registration is now open.

10 December 2009 - European Advisory Council Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal

11 December 2009 - 2010 European Conference Programme Committee Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal

25-26 January 2010 - ASIS International Information Assets Protection Conference - London, UK (postponed from 23-24 November 2009)
Registration open in October 2009.

1-3 February 2010 - 4th ASIS International Asia Pacific Conference - Sydney, Australia
More info on
Registration is now open.

18-21 April 2010 - 9th ASIS International European Security Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
Call for presentation is now open:

Chapter and Certification Events

Please click here to access to the European agenda.

Be a sponsor of the 1st Middle East Security Conference, of  the 4th Asia Pacific Conference and the 9th European Security Conference


Download the sponsorship prospectus for Sydney,  Dubai and Lisbon or contact the European Office for more information.

Updated links and resources page on

Take a look at our updated Links and Resources page. Feel free to contact the European Bureau if you have additional items to add.

ASIS International European Bureau 

For any queries on ASIS European events, membership, benefits, resources, collateral or certification, do not hesitate to contact the European Bureau.

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

European Links

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Membership Benefits

Ten reasons you benefit from becoming an ASIS International member:

- Unrivalled networking opportunities with more than 37,000 of your industry peers.
- Up-to-date information, including industry best practices, new technologies, and emerging trends.
- Complimentary subscription to Security Management magazine, the leading security industry publication.
- Opportunities to build a professional reputation and credentials.
- Tailored professional development programs to fit your specific career goals.
- Advocacy of the security industry to the government and business communities.
- Board-certified, professional designations.
- Members-only access to new career opportunities in security management.
- Access to more than 300 peer-reviewed, security-related publications.
- Discounts on program and Seminar registration, merchandise, and certification programs.

More Information...

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 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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