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UK Minister for Crime and Security to Speak on Cyber Crime at ASIS 2012

  

CSO Roundtable Announces Session Topics for ASIS Europe 2012  

  

Register Now for ASIS Europe 2012!

 

Member News : Godfried Hendriks, CPP and Klas Nilsson, CPP, PSP, PCI Awarded SRVP and RVP of the Year

 

Zurich CEO for Middle East & Africa to Keynote at ASIS Middle East 2012

 

Member News: Arjo de Jong Awarded High Dutch Honour

 

Registration and Housing are Now Open forASIS 2012 - Philadelphia, USA - 10-13 September 2012 - Pennsylvania

 

Develop Your Business Acumen at the ASIS/IE Business School Executive Education Programme - 4-7 June 2012 - Madrid, Spain

 

Chapter News: ASIS Sweden Chapter Seminar - 26 January 2012

 

Call for Presentations - ASIS 6th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition (deadline for submissions: 5 April 2012)

 

2012 ASIS International European Volunteer Leadership Appointed

 

Experiences From a Real Convergence Project 

 

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

 

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at  ASIS Europe 2012 and ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012

 

Review of the Data Protection Directive Unveiled 

 

Hackers Dump EU Staff Passwords and Credit Card Details Onto Net 

 

EU Parliament Chief Joins Anti-Acta Camp

 

Leading MEP Voices Concern Over Draft EU Criminal Law

 

ASIS Young Professionals Launch New Web Content

 

Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups

 

Global Agenda

 

Professional Development

 

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a1UK Minister for Crime and Security to Speak on Cyber Crime at ASIS Europe 2012

 

James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Crime and Security, will speak on cyber security at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition which will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012.

 

Before entering Parliament, James was a partner at a large international law firm where he advised a range of companies, businesses and financial institutions on company law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

James is the Member of Parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup; was a

former Member of the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Select Committee from 2005-2006; and Shadow Minister for Crime Reduction from 2006-2010.

 

Born in 1968 in Southend-on-Sea, James went to Davenant Foundation Grammar School, Loughton, Essex. He also attended the Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies before going to university in Exeter where he graduated with an honours degree in law.

 

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 choose between 44 high-level educational sessions divided over 4 parallel tracks. Featured speakers are:

  • Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and Patron of ASIS UK Chapter 208
  • Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police
  • Adrian Kendry, Senior Defence Economist and Head of Defence and Security Economics, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO HQ
  • Stephen Cooper, LOCOG Head of Security Olympic Park and Olympic Village
  • Sir Ian Andrews, Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

 

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 programme includes:

  • Sessions on professional skills and certification, convergence of physical and information security 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 Angela Harris of Richmond

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a2CSO Roundtable Announces Session Topics for ASIS Europe 2012  

 

The CSO Roundtable of ASIS International, the members-only forum of senior security executives from the world's largest organisations, will hold a CSO-only track of sessions at the ASIS 11th European Security Forum & Exhibition that will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012.

 

The CSO Roundtable sessions, held in parallel with the main ASIS educational sessions, will cover a range of business and risk topics tailored to senior security executives.

 

Session topics will include:

  • The Evolving Role of the CSO: Integrating Security with Business
  • View from the Top: The CEO's View of Security
  • From Bad Apples to Good Eggs: The Human Element of Security
  • Terrorism & Civil Unrest in Europe: A Look Ahead

More programme details, and an announcement of the CSO Roundtable keynote speaker, will be available soon.

 

The Roundtable sessions are open only to paid CSO Roundtable members and those who are eligible to join. Eligibility criteria are outlined at the CSO Roundtable Website. There is no extra fee for qualified persons who have registered for the ASIS event to attend these sessions. Please note that some of these sessions may be restricted to paid CSO Roundtable members only.

 

If you are interested in attending these sessions, please RSVP to Peter Piazza, Director of Strategic Operations at ASIS International.

a3Register 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:  

Stephen Cooper, LOCOG Head of Security Olympic Park and Olympic Village (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


The ASIS UK Chapter 208 invites all delegates of the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition to a reception on the terrace of the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond. Baroness Harris is the a Deputy Speaker of The House of Lords, a member of the Independent Police Commission and the Patron of ASIS UK Chapter 208. Make use of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to network with peers in the historical surroundings of Westminster Palace, the mother of all parliaments!

 

The reception will take place on Tuesday 17 April from 19:00 - 21:00 and will be held on the Terrace of the House of Lords and the adjoining Cholmondley Room (pronounced 'chumley').

 

Costs

ASIS Member                            GBP 60

ASIS Partner organisation:          GBP 65

Non members:                           GBP 70

 

Numbers are strictly limited to 250. We are expecting this event to oversubscribe, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that this reception is optional and not included in the delegate rate for the ASIS 11th European Conference & Exhibition.

 

Please book your ticket directly here.



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a5Member News : Godfried Hendriks, CPP and Klas Nilsson, CPP, PSP, PCI Awarded SRVP and RVP of the Year

On 19 January 2012, Godfried Hendriks, CPP received the SRVP of the Year Award. On the same day, Klas Nilsson, CPP, PCI, PSP received the RVP of the Year Award. The Awards were presented to them by Ray O'Hara, CPP, Chairman of the Board of ASIS International.

The SRVP of the Year Award annually recognises the significant contributions made by the outstanding SRVP to the Regions within their assigned Group, to ASIS, and to the security profession during the SRVP's term of office.

The RVP of the Year Award annually recognises the significant contributions made by the outstanding domestic RVP to the chapters within the region, to ASIS, and to the security profession during the RVP's term of office.


Left: Ray O'Hara, CPP, Chairman of the Board, ASIS International. Right: Godfried Hendriks, CPP, SRVP
 

Left: Ray O'Hara, CPP, Chairman of the Board, ASIS International. Right: Klas Nilsson, CPP, PCI, PSP, RVP (Region 26) .

a7Zurich CEO for Middle East & Africa to Keynote at ASIS Middle East 2012

 

Saad Mered, CEO of Middle East & Africa of Zurich's General Insurance business, will be a closing keynote speaker at the ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition that will be held in Dubai, UAE on 19-21 February 2012. He will present the drivers for the Arab Awakening, the new political risk related to it and the implication for business in the region.

 

Mr Mered joined Zurich in 2008 and is responsible for developing and implementing Zurich's strategic growth initiatives for the General Insurance business in the Middle East & Africa region. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

 Zurich is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices worldwide. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations.

 

Talking on his presentation Mr. Mered said: "The Arab Awakening means a differentiated political risk per country in the Middle East & North Africa region. Prudent investment and country-specific risk management are certainly called for. However, those who are too timid are likely to be replaced by competitors with a higher risk threshold."

 

The ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibitionwill cover a wide range of security issues in 33 high-level educational sessions divided over 3 parallel tracks.

 
The conference will also feature:

  • Opening remarks by His Excellency Lt. General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander in Chief of the Dubai Police (UAE)
  • 3 keynote presentations
  • Sessions for 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.

Registration of delegates is still open. Special rates apply to representatives from government, police and military authorities. Early bird discounts end on 12 January 2012.

a9Member News: Arjo de Jong Awarded High Dutch Honour


ASIS International European Security Conference Chairman Arjo de Jong has been awarded the title of Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau during the New Year's Reception of the Netherlands' Security Industry Organisation.

 

He received this very special honour for his extraordinary accomplishments in public-private partnerships. The medal was ceremonially handed to him by Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten.

a11Registration and Housing are Now Open for ASIS 2012 - Philadelphia, USA - 10-13 September 2012 - Pennsylvania

 

Thousands of security professionals will head to Philadelphia on 10-13 September, for the most exciting, informative, and innovative global security event of the year. If you are responsible for protecting human, logical, or physical assets for your organisation, city, or nation-you can't afford to miss ASIS 2012.

 

Register now                        Reserve hotel

 

It is here that you'll discover what's changed, what works, and what's next in the industry. Get the latest information on how to face down challenges, maintain strategic growth, and profit in any economy.

  • Explore innovative solutions from 700+ manufacturers and service providers.
  • Discover peer-tested strategies and new ideas in the education sessions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and expand your global network.
  • Increase your understanding of current and emerging security challenges.

Plan now to join more than 20,000 of your peers from the public and private sectors at the world's most influential gathering focused on driving security's future.

 

We're pleased to welcome the second annual (ISC)2 Security Congresscollocatingwith ASIS 2012 to present a broader picture of the total security landscape. Registration for either conference provides free access to the other's education sessions and the exhibit hall.

a12Develop Your Business Acumen at the ASIS/IE Business School Executive Education Programme - 4-7 June 2012 - Madrid, Spain

  

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.

a16Chapter News: ASIS Sweden Chapter Seminar - 26 January 2012

 

The ASIS Sweden Chapter's work group on Standards and the Programme Group jointly arranged a seminar on Standards on Thursday 26 January 2012.

 

The seminar was arranged in close cooperation with the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) which is a member-based, non-profit association specialised in national

and international standards.

 

Four different topics were addressed by speakers during this event, namely:

  • Standards for your continuity planning, practical experience from implementation of BS25999
  • ISO is taking new steps both in risk management and continuity management
  • An external image of current standards
  • Information Management System certification -  Experiences from implementation and certification

35 participants and 5 speakers were present at the seminar. The seminar was very well received by our participants.

 

By Imran Bukhari and Ludvig Wernstedt, ASIS Chapter 197 (Sweden), Chapter Officers

 

a17Call for Presentations - ASIS 6th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition (deadline for submissions: 5 April 2012)

 

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


Take advantage of this opportunity to help shape the program by sharing your knowledge and expertise with security professionals from across the region and around the globe.

 

Presentation slots are 50 minutes and should include time for Q&A. Only English-language presentations will be accepted.

 

Abstracts on all security related topics are welcome.

Particular topics of interest are: supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security, intellectual property, maritime piracy, terrorism, executive protection, internal theft and fraud, competitive intelligence, brand protection, physical security, cyber security, investigations, due diligence and global business issues.

 

Please note that the deadline for submissions is 5 April 2012.

 

Please click here to submit your proposal..

a182012 ASIS International European Volunteer Leadership Appointed

ASIS International President Eduard Emde CPP has appointed the following regional volunteer leaders for the 2012 European Volunteer Leadership positions:

  • Senior Regional Vice President Europe: Godfried Hendriks CPP
  • Regional Vice President Region 25 (UK, Ireland, Benelux, France): Thomas Vonier CPP
  • Regional Vice President Region 26 (Nordics & Baltics): Klas Nilsson CPP PSP PCI
    • Assistant Regional Vice President (Finland): Risto Haataja
    • Assistant Regional Vice President (Norway): Roy Stranden CPP
  • Regional Vice President Region 27A (Western Mediterranean): Roger Warwick CPP
    • Assistant Regional Vice President (Italy): Alessandro Lega CPP
    • Assistant Regional Vice President (Spain & Andorra): Eduardo Gonzalez CPP
    • Assistant Regional Vice President (Western Balkans): Marko Sukilovic CPP
  • Regional Vice President Region 27B (Eastern Mediterranean): Cengiz Gumustus CPP
  • Regional Vice President Region 28 (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Russia): vacant (Godfried Hendriks CPP acting as interim)
  • Regional Vice President Region 29 (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland & Hungary): Radek Havlis CPP

All of the above appointed regional volunteer leaders are also member of the European Advisory Council (EAC), which also includes the following volunteer leaders: 

  • Chairman of the European Advisory Council: Peter French CPP
  • Chairman of the Convergence Subcommittee: Alessandro Lega CPP
  • Chairman of the Education Subcommittee: vacant
  • Chairman of the European Council Activities Subcommittee: Werner Preining CPP
  • Chairman of the EU Liaison Subcommittee: Roger Warwick CPP
  • Chairman of the European Security Conference: Arjo de Jong
  • European CSO Roundtable Representative: Thomas Tidiks CPP
  • European Foundation Representative: Kaj Moller
  • European Intelligence Liaison Representative: Dr Christoph Rojahn
  • European Law Enforcement Liaison Representative: Klaus Tipsmark
  • European Military Liaison Representative: vacant
  • European Professional Certification Board (PCB) Representative: Per Lundkvist CPP, PSP, PCI
  • European Standards & Guidelines Representative: Joop Verdonk CPP
  • European Women in Security (WiS) Representative: Alexandra White
  • European Young Professional (YP) Representative: Antoine Minot

There are always opportunities for European ASIS International members that want to contribute to our organisation through volunteer leadership activities. Please contact your local chapter volunteer leaders for opportunities at chapter level or Godfried Hendriks for opportunities at European level.

a19Experiences From a Real Convergence Project 

Our client is a major financial institution from the Republic of Croatia. Due to the sensitive nature of this project, we are not allowed to state its name or to talk about details of the project itself, but I believe that the information we are allowed to reveal will be of interest to the reader.

 

Our client is a major financial institution in the Republic of Croatia. They have about 1000 employees and as such the value of their information or logical assets and physical assets is substantial, losses among both types of assets would cause great damage to the company.

 

In the past there have been some minor logical and physical security incidents whose analysis showed that there will be no efficient protection on a corporate level until logical and physical security is addressed in a converged manner.

 

This is the reason why they decided to start a converged security project that will address all security issues both from an organisational and technological perspective.

 

The end user had few main goals for the convergence project that were very challenging for INsig2 as their chosen partner. We can classify the goals in two categories: the organisational goals and technical goals of the project. I will count a few of them in random order.

 

I believe that the main goal for our client was to get one unified organisational and technological security system that will be managed and maintained in a consistent way. The first step in achieving this goal was the adoption of a comprehensive security policy by the management board.

 

The next goal was to have uniform organisational procedures for granting and revoking privileges for physical and logical access. To be able to achieve this goal, we needed to establish good communications with the HR department and to work very hard with them to define a general access list for each position in the company.

 

They also wanted to make use of the existing LAN infrastructure for physical security components and to have just one web based software application to keep track of all events and incidents in the security system.

 

Next, our client wanted to have one smart card that would be used as a corporate ID badge, a crypto smart card for logical access and a contactless card for physical access. Both logical and physical access had to support fingerprint and iris biometrics.

 

As we can see from the goals of the project, almost all the "back office" departments needed to be included in the realisation of the project especially human resources, the IT department, the physical security and safety department and the legal department. Some of the initial initiatives to start such a comprehensive and large project simply failed because one department was always complaining about some of the project's goals and there was no consensus between the major stakeholders as to how to move forward. The project was stalled for some time.


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By Goran Oparnica, CPP, Managing Director, INsig2, Croatia and member of the ASIS European Security Convergence Sub Committee

a20Help 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.

a21Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Europe 2012 and ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012

Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in Europe and Asia-Pacific? If so, sponsorship 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 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

a22Review of the Data Protection Directive Unveiled 

The EU Commission has unveiled a single EU-wide law on internet privacy that could see overseas firms hit with multi-million-euro fines.

 

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding told press at the launch event in Brussels on 25 January that "personal data is the currency of the digital market and it must be stable and trustworthy." She also called data protection "a fundamental right for all Europeans."

 

The draft Regulation updates an old law from 1995 and comes at a time when 250 million EU citizens log on every day.

 

It gives people the 'right to be forgotten' by enabling them to force firms such as Facebook or Amazon to take their personal information off the internet or to delete it from their internal servers unless they can give a compelling reason to say No.

 

It also gives users the right to take their data away from one company and give it to another.

 

For their part, firms would have to seek explicit consent if they want to use someone's information for actions such as a marketing campaign. They would also have to notify people and national authorities within 24 hours if there is a security breach.

 

Member States and MEPs still need to comb through the proposal in a process that usually takes between 18 months to three years. The Regulation will come into force two years after it is adopted.

 

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Source: EU Observer.

a23Hackers Dump EU Staff Passwords and Credit Card Details Onto Net 

EU Observer revealed that a number of people working for the EU institutions have had their emails, passwords and credit card details hacked and released to the general public over the Christmas break.

 
A partial list was recently published online by Anonymous, a loose network of cyber activists campaigning against the so-called 'New World Order'.

 
Among the victims are administrators and officials at the European Commission, Eurojust (an EU body fighting organised crime), the European External Action Service, the European Parliament and Brussels-based think-tank the European Policy Centre (EPC).

 
All together, some 850,000 confidential details were released when Anonymous hacked into the Texas-based Stratfor Global Intelligence security firm.

 
Stratfor is a widely used private security research company. About 75,000 of its paying subscribers also had their credit card details disclosed, including some working for the EU institutions.


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Source: EU Observer

a25EU Parliament Chief Joins Anti-Acta Camp

European Parliament Chief Martin Schulz has spoken out against a new intellectual property regime, amid growing signs it will face problems getting past MEPs, EU Observer reported.  
 

Speaking on a German TV show - the ARD channel's Report from Berlin - on 12 February Schulz said: "The necessary balance between the two - protection of copyright on the one hand and fundamental rights of [Internet] users on the other - is very poorly enshrined in this treaty."

 

He added: "I do not think that with the current draft treaty ... progress has been made."

 

The so-called Acta agreement is to create a new global body outside the UN or the World Trade Organisation to govern the sale of generic medicines and to stamp out counterfeit products and illegal file-sharing on the Internet.

 

Twenty two EU countries as well as Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the US have signed up. But it needs all 27 Member States and the European Parliament to sign and ratify the text before the EU gets on board.

 

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Source: EU Observer.

a26Leading MEP Voices Concern Over Draft EU Criminal Law

According to theparliamnet.com British MEP Sarah Ludford has voiced reservations about a draft EU law designed to give added protection to criminal suspects.
 

The EU Directive aims to improve the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate following an arrest.

In an opinion adopted by Parliament's legal affairs on 20 December, MEPs backed the proposal.

But, speaking at a debate on the issue in Parliament on 11 January, Ludford, an ALDE member, expressed reservations about the Directive.

She said that while she hopes the Directive comes into law, there was a "great deal of ambiguity" in the draft legislation.

She said, "We need a tighter approach in terms of ensuring that a lawyer is present when someone is being questioned."

This already applies in some countries, such as the UK, but less so in other Member States, she stated.

Ludford said, "Prosecutors across Europe have had their power boosted by instruments like the European arrest warrant. It is high time that suspects' rights when arrested abroad should also be strengthened."

 

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Source: theparliament.com
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a27ASIS Young Professionals Launch New Web Content

Visit the newly designed ASIS Young Professionals group webpages at www.asisonline.org/yp. The updated mini-site contains information on the group's upcoming education and networking activities, Chapter Liaisons, and Subject Matter Expert listing. A recent addition to the site is an area titled YPs on the Move, which highlights professional accomplishments of ASIS young professionals. Visit the new site and learn how to get involved.

a28Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups

Go online to catch-up on the latest education programmes and networking opportunities offered by the ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals groups.

a32Global Agenda

19-21 February 2012 - ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition - Dubai, UAE (Register now)


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
 

- Philadelphia, USA (Call for presentations is open. Deadline: 27 February 2012)


3-5 December 2012 - ASIS 6th Asia Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition- Hong Kong, China (Call for presentations is open. Deadline: 5 April 2012) 

a33Professional Development

Upcoming Webinars  
16 February: Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service: An Overview for Security Porfessionals

14 March: Five Common Mistakes Interviewers Make/Five Successful Strategies

15 March: The Dozen Hats of Leadership

Webinar Archive

 

Click here to access a complete list of recent recordings.

 

e-Learning  

Announcing 5 NEW Programmes.

 

Classroom Programmes

 

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


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

29 February-2 March: Organisational Resilience.
New Orleans, Louisiana

12-15 March: ASIS Assets Protection Course TM: Principles of Security
Chicago, Illinois

Please click here to view the full calendar.
a34Chapter and Certification Events
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ASIS EUROPE. ADVANCING SECURITY WORLDWIDE. 2011
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