84th Edition - December 2011

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In This Issue 

Serious Organised Crime Agency Chairman to Speak at ASIS Europe 2012

  

ASIS Austrian Chapter (107) One-Day Gathering

  

ASIS Asia-Pacific 2011 Draws Record Attendance

  

Register Now for ASIS Europe 2012!
 
 

Arjo J. N. De Jong Received the Presidential Award of Merit for 2011
 
 

Executive Education Programme Set for June 2012 in Madrid
 
 

Registration Open for Wharton ASIS Programme for Security Executives
 
 

Annual Aegean Chapter (243) Congress
 
 

In Memoriam: Antonio Serra, CPP, ASIS Italy Chapter
 
 

Help Us Grow the Number of Sponsors and Exhibitors and Strengthen Your Chapter at the Same Time
 
 

Register Before 12 January 2012 for ASIS Middle East 2012 to Benefit from a Discount
 
 

Reding Winks at Business on Data Protection Review
 
 

New Track for Senior Security Executives Launched at ASIS Global Events
 
 

Commission Strengthens the Justice and Fundamental Rights Dimension of Future EU Budgets
 
 

Be a Sponsor of ASIS Middle East 2012, ASIS Europe 2012 and ASIS Asia-Pacific 20112
 
 

New Rules on the Use of Security Scanners at European Airports
 
 

The ASIS/ISAF Security Convergence Survey
 
 

New EU-US Agreement on PNR Improves Data Protection and Fights Crime and Terrorism 

 

Extend Your Professional Development Opportunities With Help From the ASIS Foundation
 
 

Cyber Security: Future Challenges and Opportunities 
 
 

Internal Security: The EU Needs Better Tools to Fight Crime, Terrorism and Extremism
 
 

Netherlands to Beef Up Border Surveillance
 
 

Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups
 
 

EU Court Rules Policing the Internet is Illegal
 
 

ASIS Rolls-Out 2012 Certification Reviews Schedule
 
 

Olaf Chief Admits 'Room for Improvement'
 
 

Nuclear Safety: Stress Tests Well on Track
 
 
Cooperation in Disaster Management: the European Union and the United States Take a Major Step Forward
 
 

New Report on Proactive Detection of Cyber Security Incidents to Make "Digital Fire-Brigades" More Effective
 
 

EU-US Data Privacy Storm Blows Cloud Off Course
 
 

Exploiting Synergies for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio
 
 

Global Agenda
 
 

Professional Development
 
 

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a1Serious Organised Crime Agency Chairman to Speak at ASIS Europe 2012

 

Sir Ian Andrews, Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), UK will be a closing keynote speaker at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition which will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012.
 

SOCA is a UK Executive Non-Departmental Public Body that tackles serious organised crime that affects the UK and its citizens. This includes Class A drugs, people smuggling and human trafficking, major gun crime, fraud, computer crime and money laundering. SOCA's main functions are to prevent and detect serious organised crime and to contribute to the reduction of such

crime in other ways and to lessening its consequences.In addition, SOCA gathers, stores, analyses and disseminates information relevant to the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of offences, or the reduction of crime in any other ways, or the mitigation of its consequences


Sir Ian was appointed Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency in August 2009. Before that he has spent much of his career since 1975 working for Defence and the armed forces. After studying geography at Bristol University, he worked in various Head Office policy branches, in HM Naval Base, Rosyth, in the Defence Arms Control Unit and on the China desk in the Defence Sales Organisation. During this time, he also attended the NATO Defence College in Rome and, as a member of the Territorial Army, served for a year as a regular officer in Germany while on leave of absence from the civil service.

 

After working in the Private Office of the then Secretary of State for Defence in the late 1980s, he was involved in the post Cold War review of the size and shape of the Army before returning to Germany as the senior civilian on the staff of the British Forces' headquarters. Subsequent appointments included Managing Director of the Defence Research and Evaluation Agency where he was responsible for systems and equipment test and evaluation and for facilities, and as Chief Executive of the then Defence Estates Agency. He became Second Permanent Under Secretary of the MOD in 2002 where his board responsibilities included transforming the effectiveness of the management of the department during a particularly challenging period for Defence and the armed forces. He also led a number of cross Government initiatives, most notably around sustainability and joint working.

 

The 2012 Conference & Exhibition will kick off on Sunday 15 April with the President's Reception. Over the following 2 days, delegates will be able to attend 44 high-level educational sessions divided over 4 parallel tracks. In addition, the conference will feature keynote presentations by:

  • Adrian Kendry, Senior Defence Economist and Head of Defence and Security Economics, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO HQ (Belgium)
  • Baroness Harris of Richmond, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and Patron of ASIS UK Chapter 208 (UK)
  • Stephen Cooper, Head of Security for the Olympic Delivery Authority (UK)
  • James Brokenshire, Minister for Crime and Security (UK)

The ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition is expected to attract between 500 and 700 senior security executives from all over Europe and the world. The high-level education programme will consist of 44 breakout sessions and 3 plenary sessions. The programme includes:

  • Sessions on professional certification, security convergence and international standards;
  • Sessions dedicated to Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International;
  • An enlarged exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and services;
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities at the President's Reception, business lunches and networking breaks.
  • A spectacular closing reception at the House of Lords, organised by the ASIS UK Chapter, hosted by Baroness Harris of Richmond

a4Register Now for ASIS Europe 2012!

Register now to attend the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition that will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012 and join more than 500 colleagues who will gather on the occasion of this event.

 

Keynote speakers will include:  

 James Brokenshire, Minister for Crime and Security (UK)  

  • Adrian Kendry, Senior Defence Economist and Head of Defence and Security Economics, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO HQ (Belgium)
  • Baroness Harris of Richmond (UK)
  • Sir Ian Andrews, Serious Organised Crime Agency (UK)
  • Stephen Cooper, Head of Security for the Olympic Delivery Authority (UK)


Why attend? 

  • Gain new perspectives and expert insights on a wide range of security topics
  • Connect with both public and private sector leaders from Europe and the rest of the world.
  • See the latest technologies, products, and services on the market.
  • Integrate proven best practices into your enterprise security plan.
  • Apply horizontal learning: Use examples, lessons learnt and case studies presented by security professionals who work in very diverse sectors and geographies and apply them to your own situation.
  • Certification credits and CPD points

 Who should attend?

  • Security management professionals
  • Corporate executives in IT, supply chain management, strategic planning, and human resources
  • Representatives from companies providing security solutions
  • Law enforcement and fire protection professionals
  • Facility management professionals
  • Intelligence services and military personnel
  • Government officials (Justice and Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defence)
  • Academics
  • Consultants, vendors, and architects

Register now and get access to 44 high-level educational sessions divided over four parallel tracks, networking events and the exhibition. Details will be made available on the website soon. New this year: exhibition-only tickets are available for purchase.

Click here to see the Conference Programme.
 

 

Fees*:

Early Rate
on/until
8 Mar. 2012 

 Regular Rate
after 8 Mar.
2012

ASIS Member

  € 830

 € 950

Non Member

  € 1,030

 € 1,150

Single Day

Group Rate

Partner Organisations Rate

President's Reception

Exhibition Only

  € 495

  € 780

  € 895

 

 

 € 610

 € 880

 € 995

 € 130

 € 30 per day (includes coffee breaks)

 *Rates do not include UK VAT



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a2ASIS Austrian Chapter (107) One-Day Gathering


On 17 November 2011 the ASIS Austrian Chapter (107) conducted its 5th annual meeting that took place at the Courtyard Marriot Wien Messe.

 
A brief welcome was given by Chapter Chair Werner Preining and Vice Chair Paul Reither.The first presentation was given by Chapter Secretary Stefan Berlin about his impression on the ASIS Annual Seminar held in Orlando, FL. His presentation was supported by a lot of pictures. Stefan had been the recipient of this years Chapter award.

Search in video-archives was the next presentation. It was given by DI Bernhard Strobel from the Austrian Institute of Technology.

Upon the request of several members that had no chance to attend the 10th ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition, Werner Preining repeated his presentation entitled "Security and the Cyber Phone. Benefits and risks associated with Smart Phones and VoiP".

 

Then the administrative part of the general meeting began. During this part of the programme the officers for the next two years were elected. Peter Schütz took the chairman-ship during the voting-process.

After this part, Werner Preining gave, in his function of Chapter Chair, a review of all activities of the past years. He also gave his impressions on the ASIS convention in Orlando. One part of his presentation was the work of the Councils in general and the IT-Security Council and the Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council in particular. Finally, both the forthcoming conference in Kuala Lumpur as well as the spring 2012 events in Dubai and London were mentioned .

Then our hosts, Vice Chairman Paul Reither and Law enforcement Liaison Peter Aschenbrenner brought an extremely interesting topic: "A case study: specialissues in high risks environments". The case covered a fatal shooting among local employees in Yemen, a place where OMV runs an operation within a hostileenvironment.

 

After this session, Peter Schütz concluded the day with a very well documented presentation that covered "NLP coaching, trauma-therapy & intelligence". Beside many new and interesting views, this topic supplemented the prior presentation.

 

By Werner Preining, CPP, ASIS Austria Chapter, Chapter Chair

a3ASIS Asia Pacific 2011 Draws Record Attendance 


 
Raymond T. O'Hara, CPP, ASIS President
 

ASIS International held its 5th Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 5 - 7 December 2011. The event attracted 227 senior security professionals from 35 countries.

 

The conference was officially opened by ASIS International President Raymond T. O'Hara, CPP at the President's Reception, held at the world famous Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

 

The educational programme highlighted two esteemed keynote speakers:

·         Dato' Sri Khalid bin Abu Bakar, Deputy Inspector General, Royal Malaysia Police, who shared his experience on Government and private sector role in combating transnational Crime; and

·         Dato' Mohd Som Sulaiman, Deputy Commissioner (Retired) of the Royal Police of Malaysia, who shared his experience on security intelligence procurement and operations against subversive, espionage, sabotage, international terrorists and criminal activities as well as been the Head of Security in a multinational company.

 

The conference was closed by a panel session on terrorism, business and human rights. Moderated by Hugh McLeod, Chief Operating Officer of Stirling Assynt, the panellists included Michael Pepper, CPP, PSP Director of MAP Datum Limited, New Zealand and Professor Narayanan Srinivasan, Professor of Security and Risk at Edith Cowan University, Australia.

 

The conference featured 33 high-level educational sessions delivered by speakers that included Pramod Bhatt, Head of Protective Intelligence South Asia, Deutsche Bank, on Web 2.0: Risk from social media"; Richard Grezl, Group Security Office Hub Manager Asia, Swiss Reinsurance, on Not just Mr Plod - Future roles of Corporate Security Managers"; and Dr Govind Das, Associate Professor Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Government Degree College, on Naxal Violence: Threat to Internal Security of India".

 

In addition, sessions designed especially for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) were organised by the CSO Roundtable, the ASIS forum for the most senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organisations in the world.

 

The conference was also made successful with the support of 7 sponsors, 11 exhibitors and 5 media partners, who demonstrated their products and services to the attendees.

 

The event, renamed ASIS 6th Asia Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition, will take place in Hong Kong on 3-5 December 2012.

a5Arjo J. N. De Jong Received the Presidential Award of Merit for 2011

Arjo De Jong of the ASIS Benelux Chapter is one of the recipients of the Presidential Award of Merit for 2011. Mr De Jong received this award from Raymond T. O'Hara, CPP, ASIS President on the occasion of ASIS 2011 held in Orlando on 19-22 September 2011.

 

The Presidential Award of Merit singles out a few of the deserving members of ASIS for special recognition.

 

Arjo De Jong received the Award in appreciation of the manner in which he hosted the ASIS European Conferences.  On the occasion of the Award ceremony Mr O'Hara said: "We are grateful for your ability and style that create an atmosphere of welcome and elegance at the conference."    

 

The other recipients of the Presidential Award of Merit for 2011 are:

  • Shayne P. Bates, CPP
  • Leroy V. Cloney, CPP
  • Raymond L. Dean, CPP

ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard (2011)

This Standard provides an overview of policies, processes, and protocols that organisations can adopt to help identify and prevent threatening behaviour and violence affecting the workplace, and to better address and resolve threats and violence that have actually occurred. This Standard describes the personnel within organisations who typically become involved in prevention and intervention efforts; outlines a proactive organisational approach to workplace violence focused on prevention and early intervention; and proposes ways in which an organisation can better detect, investigate, manage, and - whenever possible - resolve behaviour that has generated concerns for workplace safety from violence. The Standard also describes the implementation of a Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programme, and protocols for effective incident management and resolution.

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a6Executive Education Programme Set for June 2012 in Madrid

ASIS and the IE Business School will present Effective Management for the Security Professional in Madrid, Spain, June 4-7, 2012. The programme, developed specifically for middle to upper-level security managers, focuses on business fundamentals and the business challenges today's organisations are facing. Participants gain a strategic understanding of the role of security management as an enabler of business success.

 

Visit www.asisonline.org for a programme overview and registration details.

a7Registration Open for Wharton ASIS Programme for Security Executives

The security risks facing your organisation are greater than ever, yet these rising challenges may not be reflected in your budget. How can you communicate a clear business case for investments in security? How can you present your strategy so the C-suite will listen and approve your recommendation? How can you manage your own resources to make the most impact for your organisation? The Wharton/ASIS Programme for Security Executives offers core business knowledge from one of the world's leading business schools. This two-week certificate course is taught by many of the same faculty who have made Wharton's MBA programme one of the top-ranked in the world. The Wharton/ASIS programme covers the core concepts of business to broaden your managerial and strategic perspectives, enhance your business instincts and sharpen your ability to tackle management challenges. It will help you work more effectively with other leaders in your organisation and communicate the bottom-line impact of security decisions.

 

Dates: 23-27 January 2012

Tuition: $14,500

 

Go online to learn more and register.

a8Annual Aegean Chapter (243) Congress


Angelos Agrafiotis, Chairman, ASIS Aegean Chapter
 

The 4th ASIS Aegean Chapter (243) Congress took place on Tuesday 22 November. The subjects that were addressed were anger management, commercial fraud and IT security. Speakers included:George Stefanopoulos, Psychologist; Konstantinos Stergiopoulos, Security Manager of East Europe and Notis Iliopoulos, Technology manager of INTEL Solution. The attendance was satisfactory and the interaction between the audience and the presenters was substantial and noteworthy. The Chairman of the Aegean Chapter (243). Mr. Angelos Agrafiotis was the coordinator of the Congress.

a9In Memoriam: Antonio Serra, CPP, ASIS Italy Chapter

Antonio Serra has passed away. This sad news comes from the Italy Chapter. Antonio Serra (CPP) was an active member of the ASIS Italy Chapter and a member of the Chapter Board. He was well know in the security world all over Italy and Europe and he was an estimated colleague for all of us. He leaves in this heart his wife Pernille and his son Leonardo. The sad news comes from his sister Cristiana who was in the same business with him. A big loss for the Italy Chapter.

a10Help Us Grow the Number of Sponsors and Exhibitors and Strengthen Your Chapter at the Same Time

Can you help us grow the number of companies sponsoring and exhibiting at the upcoming ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition in London? If so, we would love to hear from you and reward your chapter for your efforts.

 

ASIS is pleased to be able to offer you a proposal that aims at strengthening your chapter financially and helping to grow the ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition when you send to us the contacts of companies that are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the upcoming European Conference & Exhibition in London (15-17 April 2012) or any of the other non-US programmes that we offer (Middle East and Asia-Pacific).

 

We invite you to talk to your vendors/suppliers and leverage these relationships to support the conference & exhibition and reap financial benefits for your chapters.

  • Chapter gets a 5% finders fee
  • This will only apply to new leads which do materialise into an exhibit / sponsorship that is contracted, signed and paid
  • New leads are defined as companies that have not sponsored or exhibited in the past 3 years
  • Only for strong leads that are confirmed to the EMEA office for final contract negotiations (the Chapter will not handle contract negotiations)
  • Leads converted into exhibitors / sponsors become property of ASIS and cannot be claimed as new leads for a future event.

We have tested this model with the UK Chapter in a successful pilot project and are now ready to roll this out to chapters worldwide.

 

Please contact Michiel Gen or Romuald Monget with any questions or for further clarification. Thank you in advance for supporting the upcoming ASIS 11th European Security Conference and Exhibition.

a11Register Before 12 January 2012 for ASIS Middle East 2012 to Benefit from a Discount

Register now for the ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition that will take place on 19-21 February 2012 in Dubai, UAE. Early bird Discounts end on 12 January 2012!

 
Speakers will include: 


Emile Hokayem
, Senior Fellow for Regional Security, IISS Middle East(Bahrain)


Why attend?

  • Gain new perspectives and expert insights on a wide range of security topics.
  • Connect with both public and private sector leaders from the Middle East and the rest of the world.
  • See the latest technologies, products, and services on the market.
  • Integrate proven best practices into your enterprise security plan.
  • Apply horizontal learning: Use examples, lessons learnt and case studies presented by security professionals who work in very diverse sectors and geographies and apply them to your own situation.
  • Certification credits.

Who should attend?

  • Security management professionals
  • Corporate executives in IT, supply chain management, strategic planning, and human resources
  • Representatives from companies providing security solutions
  • Law enforcement and fire protection professionals
  • Facility management professionals
  • Intelligence services and military personnel
  • Government officials (Justice and Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defense)
  • Academics
  • Consultants, vendors, and architects

Register now and get access to 33 high-level educational sessions divided over three parallel tracks, networking events and the exhibition. New this year: exhibition-only tickets can be purchased.

Click here to see the Conference Programme.

Fees:
 
 

 

Early Rate
on/until
12 Jan 2012

Regular Rate
after
12 Jan 2012

Onsite Rate

ASIS Member

$1,180

$1,280

$1,380

Non Member

$1,400

$1,500

$1,600

Registration Govt Official

$975

$1,050

$1,150

Partner Organization

$1,225

$1,325

$1,425

Single Day

$625

$725

$775

President's Reception
(included in full delegate rate)

$115

$115

$115

Exhibition Only

$30

$30

$30


 
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a12Reding Winks at Business on Data Protection Review

According to Euractiv, the European Commission will propose next year that companies must abide by the data protection rules of their country of establishment within the EU instead of applying different national laws of the states where they operate, as it is the case now.

 

Speaking to representatives of the digital industry, Commission Vice President Viviane Reding announced that in the data protection Directive review to be published by the end of January 2012, the Commission will propose "a 'one-stop-shop' - one law and one single data protection authority for each business."

 

The Commissioner, whose portfolio includes justice, said the applicable law should be the one of the Member State in which companies "have their main establishment."

 

Reding also reiterated her appeal for higher harmonisation of national rules. "We must strengthen coordination and cooperation between national data protection authorities to make sure that the rules are enforced consistently," she said in her statement delivered on 28 November at the American Chamber of Commerce in Brussels.

 

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Source: Euractiv

a13CSO Roundtable Hosts Programme Track at ASIS Global Events

The ASIS CSO Roundtable hosts a programme track dedicated to senior security executives at each of  the ASIS global conferences. .

 

Sessions are led by senior security executives, business leaders, and policy makers and address key issues and trends impacting organisations in the region and around the world.

 

The CSO Roundtable is the world's premier organisation for senior security professionals. Members represent the highest level security executives from the largest and most influential private and public organisations around the world.   

 

For detailed information on specific programmes, visit www.asisonline.org. Additional information on CSO Roundtable membership may be found online at www.csoroundtable.org.

a14Commission Strengthens the Justice and Fundamental Rights Dimension of Future EU Budgets

People in Europe need to feel at ease when they live, travel, or shop in a Member State other than their own. They should be able to rely on access to justice no matter where they are in the EU. On 15 November, the European Commission is putting forward proposals for simplified funding programmes to help build an EU area of justice  
 

The programmes will support the EU's actions to improve European cooperation on civil and criminal law, allow people to better exercise their rights as EU citizens and promote equality. They will also help to reinforce the EU's efforts to fight crime, tackle drugs demand and supply and safeguard the rights of people (such as accused persons or victims of crime) when in criminal proceedings.

 

The two new programmes represent a major simplification compared to the existing programmes, with less paperwork and more efficiency in their management. They will run from 2014-2020 with a proposed budget of €803 million.

 

The Justice Programme, with a budget of €416 million, aims to make sureEU legislation in civil and criminal justice is effectively applied. This will help ensure proper access to justice for people and businesses in cross-border legal cases in Europe and support EU actions to tackle drugs and crime.

 

The Rights and Citizenship Programme, with a budget of €387 million, will help to make people's rights and freedoms effective in practice by making them better known and more consistently applied across the EU.

 

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Justice

a15Be a Sponsor of ASIS Middle East 2012, ASIS Europe 2012 and ASIS Asia-Pacific 20112


Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in Asia-Pacific, Middle East or Europe? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition, of the ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition and of the ASIS Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition offers you a great opportunity to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of your brand, products, and services among key decision makers in these regions.

Review and select from an extensive list of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities:

Identify the one that is most in line with your marketing strategy and budget, or contact us to shape a tailored package that best suits your company's needs.

For further information on the Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition and on the European Security Conference & Exhibition, please contact: ASIS International EMEA Bureau - Tel: +32 2 645 26 74 - Fax: +32 2 645 26 71 -
europe@asisonline.org  

 

For further information on the Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition, please contact: ASIS International Asia-Pacific Bureau - Tel: +61 2 8211 2712 - Fax: +61 2 8211 0555 -asiapacific@asisonline.org

a16New Rules on the Use of Security Scanners at European Airports

The European Commission has adopted on 14 November a proposal for an European Union legal framework on security scanners. This legislation allows airports and Member States that wish to use security scanners for the screening of passengers to do so under strict operational and technical conditions.

 

Member States have been trialling or testing security scanners, since a terrorist attempted on 25 December 2009 to blow up a plane flying from Amsterdam to Detroit with plastic explosives he had hidden in his underwear. Until now the use of security scanners has been done under a patchwork of different national operational procedures and standards and in a limited way. As a common EU-wide framework, the new legislation legally allows Member States and airports to replace current security systems with security scanners. It also ensures the uniform application of security rules at all airports and provides strict and mandatory safeguards to ensure compliance with fundamental rights and the protection of health.

 

Member States and airports do not have an obligation to deploy security scanners, but if they decide to use them, they will have to comply with the operational conditions and performance standards set at European level.

 

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

a17The ASIS/ISAF Security Convergence Survey

In August and September 2011 the ASIS International European Security Convergence committee and The Information Security Awareness Forum conducted a survey to determine how many medium to large enterprises are operating or working towards a converged security strategy in their organisations. 216 security professionals from across the Physical and Information Security community responded.

 

In about 35% of organisations polled, the Corporate and Information/IT Security functions are independent but it is also clear that around 35% work together on security risks across the business. While separate, 8% report into the same executive/director and 27% are individually responsible for their areas of security. This compares to the recent ASIS/ISC2 survey which reported that 30% share responsibility for security. In this survey 16% have combined the functions into one security organisation led by a CSO or CISO and 21% report into a common committee, risk council or steering group. This is important as risks can be identified and then discussed with an agreement for action. Admittedly this is not as effective as real-time monitoring of threats by a united team which could be achieved but it is more efficient than disconnected reporting and there should be less duplication and more cost savings as a result. The survey sought to determine how much converged activity is actually taking place and the figures show that more is going on than the organisation may realise when you look at the structures. 35% of those who responded indicated that Physical and logical access control is fully integrated, through the use of a single ID/card. A further 26% indicated that this was being developed with 38% reporting no activity. Whilst these figures reveal increasing levels of convergence the gaps could be exploited by an attacker whether they be cyber or physical. It is difficult to distinguish.

 
By Prof Paul Dorey, Director, Security Faculty Ltd; Sarb Sembhi, Director - Consultancy Services, Incoming Thought Ltd and James Willison MA, Vice chair ASIS European Security Convergence committee

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a18New EU-US Agreement on PNR Improves Data Protection and Fights Crime and Terrorism 

On 17 November, the European Union and the United States have initialled a new agreement on the transfer of air passengers' data for flights from the EU to the US. If adopted by the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council of Ministers, the new agreement on Passenger Name Records (PNR) will replace the current agreement from 2007, improving data protection whilst providing an efficient tool to fight serious transnational crime and terrorism.

 

The new PNR agreement brings more clarity and legal certainty to both citizens and air carriers. It ensures better information sharing by US authorities with law enforcement and judicial authorities from the EU, it sets clear limits on what purposes PNR data may be used for, and it contains a series of new and stronger data protection guarantees.

 

The agreement is a legally binding text with stronger rules on police and law enforcement cooperation. The US authorities (Department of Homeland Security, DHS) will be obliged to share PNR and analytical information obtained from this data with law enforcement and judicial authorities of the EU in order to prevent, detect, investigate, or prosecute serious transnational crime or terrorist offences. This will be of direct benefit for the EU.

 

The agreement also gives a detailed description of the purposes for which PNR data may be used by US authorities. These are notably: the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorism and of transnational crimespunishable by 3 years of imprisonment or more. Minor crimes are thus excluded. PNR will be used to tackle serious crimes, such as drug trafficking, trafficking in human beings and terrorism.

 

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Home Affairs

a19Extend Your Professional Development Opportunities With Help From the ASIS Foundation

Annually, the ASIS Foundation presents scholarships to ASIS members and students to support their advancement through education. Awards are offered for both individuals and chapters, covering the cost of programme attendance, and in some travel expenses, as well. Scholarships are provided to participate in programmes such as certification reviews and APC I. The Roy Bordes Award for Physical Security provides for a customised, two-day programme for an ASIS chapter.

 

Go to www.asisfoundation.org to learn more about each of the Foundation's scholarship opportunities for 2012.

a20Cyber Security: Future Challenges and Opportunities 

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has published its new paper on its comprehensive approach to Cyber Security.

 

New technologies and business models for the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) have brought many benefits to the European Digital Society and the European citizens. At the same time, the increased use of ICTs has been accompanied by a new set of cyber threats which are developing in ever more rapid, sophisticated and sinister ways.

 

In thebrochure, ENISA analyses the future challenges in cyber security, and future opportunities for improving cyber security.

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Source: The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

a21Internal Security: The EU Needs Better Tools to Fight Crime, Terrorism and Extremism

Four out of ten EU citizens think that the EU needs better tools to fight organised crime, terrorism and extremism, according to a Eurobarometer poll released on 25 November by the European Commission. The Commission also published the first report on the Internal Security Strategy launched last year, outlining issues that need to be given further attention and taking stock of progress made. 

As security threats emerge and evolve, the EU must be ready to respond. In July this year, a right-wing extremist in Norway carried out a devastating terrorist attack. In August, public authorities in the UK seized 1.2 tonnes of cocaine in a record haul. Across the EU, cyber attacks increasingly wreak havoc on public and private computer systems. These are stark reminders of the importance of taking action to counter threats to internal security.

 

The Commission's report shows that there are at least three emerging threats of particular concern. Firstly, the internet, now an integral and indispensable part of our everyday lives, is becoming an online facilitator for a wide range of criminal activities and a vehicle for terrorist propaganda. Secondly, the impact of the ongoing economic crises means that public authorities have fewer resources available to combat internal security threats. Thirdly, recent developments in the EU's neighbourhood, including the overwhelmingly positive, democratic developments of the Arab Spring, have created considerable movements of people. This, in turn, puts pressure on the EU's external border and, in some cases, creates conditions for increased criminal activity.

 

In 2012, as a concrete follow up to the priorities identified in the ISS, the EU Commission will, amongst other measures, adopt a package on confiscation and recovery of criminal assets, organise a high level conference on countering violent extremism and develop an overarching European strategy for Internet security.

 

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 Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Home Affairs

a22Netherlands to Beef Up Border Surveillance

Heavily reliant on the anti-immigrant vote, the Dutch Government plans to introduce an automatic video-surveillance system along its borders.

 

From 1 January, the Dutch Government will install a network of video cameras in 15 major crossing points with Belgium and Germany, cross-checking all licence plates against stolen car numbers or other suspected cross-border crimes, the Dutch migration ministry told Financial Times Deutschland.

 

The European Commission is now checking whether the system is in line with EU law on freedom of movement in the borderless Schengen area consisting of 25 EU and non-EU countries.

 

The Dutch Government has already taken a tough stance on enlarging the Schengen area to Romania and Bulgaria, citing failure to tackle corruption and organised crime. Finland also vetoed the move earlier this year, but has since relaxed its stance.

 

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Source: EU Observer 

a23Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups

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a24EU Court Rules Policing the Internet is Illegal

Euractiv reported that the European Court of Justice issued on 24 November a historic ruling establishing that Member States cannot impose the filtering of the Internet for the purpose of preventing illegal downloads of copyrighted files.

 

"EU law precludes the imposition of an injunction by a national court which requires an Internet service provider to install a filtering system with a view to preventing the illegal downloading of files," the court ruled.

 

The ruling was issued in the long-standing case opposing a Belgian copyright management company, SABAM, and a Belgian Internet service provider, Scarlet. In 2004, SABAM requested Scarlet to filter the online activities of its users to avoid that illegal downloads, affecting copyright holders, were carried out.

 

The Belgian judges asked the opinion of the EU Court of Justice before delivering their own ruling on this thorny case.

 

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Source: Euractiv.

a25ASIS Rolls-Out 2012 Certification Reviews Schedule

Take the next big step towards achieving your ASIS board certification-register for a classroom, online, or CD certification review. No matter where you are in your exam preparation process, a review is one of the most productive tools available.

 

Classroom programmes will be held in Scottsdale, AZ (2/3-4/12); New York, NY (4/27-28/12); Westminster, CO (5-17-18/12); and, Philadelphia, PA (9/7-8/12). Get programme details and register online. Look for early-bird savings of $100.

 

Computer-based programmes save time out of the office and travel expenses. Learn how you may benefit from these programmes.

 

a26Olaf Chief Admits 'Room for Improvement'

The Director General of Olaf, the EU anti-fraud office, has revealed that the organisation is set to undergo major reform.

Speaking in Parliament, Giovanni Kessler also told MEPs that in the past 12 months Olaf had helped recover some €70m in revenue which would otherwise have been misused.

He told the Committee on budgetary control on 29 November that activities led by his organisation had resulted in custodial sentences of some 120 years being handed out to fraudsters, with the imposition of €1.5bn fines.

Kessler, who only recently took up his post, said the figures illustrated the "cost effectiveness" of Olaf, saying, "The amount of money we recover for the EU is actually much more than what we cost."

Even so, he was at pains to point out that the much-maligned organisation was currently undergoing a major internal reform process designed to "make it more effective".

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Source: theparliament.com

a28Nuclear Safety: Stress Tests Well on Track

The European stress tests of nuclear power plants are well on track and will further enhance nuclear safety and security in the EU, the Commission says in its very first Communication on the stress tests. Following the nuclear accident in Fukushima, the EU reacted swiftly and agreed on voluntary tests for all of its 143 nuclear power plants based on a set of common criteria. In its Communication published today, the Commission looks at first findings of these stress tests and points to some policy areas where new the EU nuclear safety framework can be strenghened with common standards. Results of the stress tests will be known next year once the tests are finalised. 
 

European Commissioner for energy Günther Oettinger said: "The stress tests are an essential step in our effort to enhance the safety and security of nuclear power plants in Europe. We cannot accept anything less than the highest possible technical standards. While each individual Member State has the right to decide whether to produce nuclear power or not, it must be made sure that citizens are not put at risk and that the highest safety standards are not only prescribed but also respected everywhere in the EU, and beyond."

 

All 14 EU Member States which operate nuclear power plants (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) and Lithuania, which is currently decommissioning its last nuclear power producing unit, are taking part in the stress tests. EU neighbours such as Switzerland and Ukraine also participate actively in the exercise, whereas other neighbouring countries confirmed their commitment to participate.

 

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Energy
 

a30Cooperation in Disaster Management: the European Union and the United States Take a Major Step Forward

Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, and W. Craig Fugate, Administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, met on 17 November in Brussels to discuss the priorities for cooperation between the European Commission and FEMA in disaster management and emergency response.

 

The meeting highlights the signature of an administrative agreement between the European Commission and FEMA. With it, the two partners commit to fostering cooperation in disaster risk reduction, resilience and response to disasters.

 

"The floods in Australia, the storms in the US, the triple disaster in Japan - these recent examples remind us that even the best-prepared and the most developed countries can be seriously affected by major disasters. Meanwhile, the economic crisis has squeezed the resources available for disaster management everywhere. In the face of such serious and complex challenges, cooperation in disaster response and risk reduction is more important than ever. This is why the European Commission and FEMA are taking our cooperation to the next level, stepping up our joint efforts to prevent disasters, prepare for the unavoidable ones and respond in a way that is both efficient for our citizens and practical for our budgets," said Commissioner Georgieva.

 

The agreement and the regular dialogue between the European Commission and FEMA are part of the comprehensive approach of the EU to strategic partners such as the USA, Japan and Russia and neighbouring countries. This approach aims to share knowledge and exchange best practices and to be able to work together in the event of major disasters.

 

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

a31New Report on Proactive Detection of Cyber Security Incidents to Make "Digital Fire-Brigades" More Effective

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) launches a report on proactive detection of cyber security incidents to make "digital fire-brigades" more effective.


The report identifies 16 shortcomings in detection of network security incidents. It reveals that not all available tools are used widely enough by the ''digital fire-brigades'', the Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to effectively fight cyber threats. Therefore, the Agency issues 35 recommendations to data providers, data consumers, and at EU/national levels to mitigate the shortcomings.

 

The study has identified that the CERTs are currently not fully utilizing all possible external sources at their disposal. Similarly, many CERTs neither collect, nor share incident data about other constituencies with other CERTs. This is concerning, as information exchange is key to effectively combating malware and malicious activities, which is extremely important in fighting cross-border cyber threats.


 
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Source: The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

a32EU-US Data Privacy Storm Blows Cloud Off Course

The EU is currently in talks with the US over its reluctance to allow sensitive data transfers across the Atlantic under the US Patriot Act, one of many obstacles to the wider adoption of cloud computing.

 

Public tenders for cloud services in some European countries are currently avoiding US providers like the plague for fear of falling under the US Patriots Act, which compels companies to transfer the personal data of terror suspects to Washington authorities.

 

European companies are also afraid that even the slightest presence in the US means they also fall under US jurisdiction. Some companies, like Deutsche Telekom, have publicly said they want an official certificate sheltering European companies from American laws on data transfers.

 

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Source: Euractiv
 

a33Exploiting Synergies for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio

As the latest development in a string of European efforts (including projects, workshops and communications), the workshop "Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Cognitive Radio (CR) Standardisation" took place on 17/18 November, in Ispra, Italy. 


The event was organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), and co-hosted by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR).


 
The meeting was attended by a wide range of public and private stakeholders. Fruitful debates led to the agreement on the main points of a forthcoming standardization mandate - covering commercial, public safety and military domain - for SDR and CR to be addressed to the European Standardization Organizations (the European Committee for Standardization, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute). The European Telecommunications Standards Institute, in cooperation with EDA, JRC and DG ENTR, has presented a model aiming at reaching a European standard for the EU civil security sector and joint EU civil/military operations in the short/medium term, and a converged standard allowing transatlantic interoperability in the mid/long term (i.e. between Europe and the US).

 

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Source: European Defence Agency (EDA)

a34Global Agenda

18-21 February 2012 - ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition - Dubai, UAE (Register now. Early bird ends January 12th)


15-17 April 2012 - ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition - London, UK (Register now)

25-26 April 2012 - 22nd New York Security Conference & Expo - New York City, USA

10-13 September 2012 - ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar & Exhibits - Philadelphia, USA

3-5 December 2012 - ASIS 6th Asia Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition- Hong Kong, China

a35Professional Development

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15 February: Advanced Internet/Social Network Investigations and Background Checks
14 March: Five Common Mistakes Interviewers Make/Five Successful Strategies


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23-27 January: RABQSA-RES Resilience Lead Auditor Cetification Course.
Alexandria, Virginia

 
27-28 February: Conducting Corporate Investigations.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Early-bird registration ends December 30, 2011

 
27 February-1 March: Physical Security: Introductory Applications & Technology.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 February-2 March: Organisational Resilience.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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