January 2010 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 63rd 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!

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Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and “Miracle on the Hudson” Pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger are Keynote Speakers for ASIS 2010 in Dallas

Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan
ASIS International announces that Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, and pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III, will be keynote speakers at the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2010), to be held Oct. 12-15 (Tuesday-Friday) at the Dallas Convention Center.

ASIS 2010 is the security industry’s leading event. It will bring together more than 20,000 security, business and government professionals from more
 than 90 countries. The comprehensive education program will offer more than 180 sessions.

This year’s exhibits floor will feature more than 240,000 net square feet of the latest security technology and innovations, allowing some 700 companies to demonstrate cutting-edge products and services.

From 2001 to 2008, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf occupied what TIME Magazine described as “the most dangerous job in the world,” playing a crucial role in the global war on terror. He has survived two assassination attempts; rooted out militants in his own government; helped conduct countless raids against Al Qaeda; and tracked Osama Bin Laden with technical and human intelligence.

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Former EU Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs to Keynote at the 9th ASIS International European Security Conference

ASIS International will host the 9th ASIS International European Security Conference which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 18-21 April 2010.

Antonio Vitorino, a former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, will be the opening keynote speaker.

Antonio Vitorino, former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs
Mr Vitorino graduated in law from the University of Lisbon. A lawyer by training, he was first elected to Parliament in 1980. He was part of the Portuguese administration in Macau, returning in 1989 to become a judge of the Constitutional Court. In 1995, he became Minister for defence and Deputy Prime Minister in the first government of António Guterres. From 1999-2004, he was European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs under Commission
President Romano Prodi. During his tenure, he was responsible for the European Extradition and Sentence Recognition Treaty and the various internal security policies in the crucial period of 9/11 and onwards.

In addition to his ongoing role as commentator for RTP 1's programme Notas Soltas hosted by television journalist Judite de Sousa, Mr. Vitorino is also a lawyer.

The conference will feature more than 36 high-level educational sessions for and by international security experts that will cover the entire spectrum of security topics ranging from cyber crime, energy security, piracy, terrorism, intellectual property rights, hotel and building security, and more.

Participants can register before the 28th of February to benefit from the discounted rate.

Opportunities for organisations that want to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of their brand, products, or services among key decision makers in the security sector in Europe are still available on the event website.

New EU Justice Chief Vows to Protect Citizens' Privacy

Viviane Reding, EU's Commissioner-designate for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship

Reinforcing citizens' rights will be a top priority in the coming years, said Viviane Reding, the EU's Commissioner-designate for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, at a parliamentary hearing on 12 January, voicing her opposition to body scanners at airports.

Reding, who is vying for a third term as EU Commissioner and will be promoted to vice-president if approved, gave a relaxed and assured performance
before MEPs from the European Parliament's legal affairs, justice and home affairs and gender equality committees. The new justice portfolio is the first of its kind in EU history and was created at the behest of European liberals to reflect the increased emphasis on citizens' rights in the 27-member bloc under the Lisbon Treaty.

Indeed, Reding, who is well regarded in Brussels after a dynamic spell as the EU's telecommunications commissioner, told MEPs she would waste no time in making her mark in the new job, vowing to "strengthen the privacy" and rights of EU citizens.

Source: euractiv.com

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Chapter 249 France - Planned Meetings and Activities for 2010 (Spring) 

11 February 2010
Dinner discussion in Paris with Bernard Besson, leading author, commentator and theorist on the practice of economic intelligence. Restaurant in the vicinity of the Gare du Montparnasse, 35,00 €

26 March 2010
Second Annual Chapter 249 One Day Workshop focused on the value and governance of corporate security. Enterprise risk security management and organisational resiliency will be the discussed frameworks. The programme in 2010 may be held as it was in 2009—in Lyon at the Interpol Headquarters. Full details to be announced in February. European Chapter members, especially neighbours of France, are most welcome.

08 April 2010
Evening debate and cocktail on the ideal education and training for the next generation of Security Managers, presented in cooperation with an organisation of young professionals. The programme may be held at the École Militaire in Paris. Full details to be announced in February.

04 June 2010
Second Annual Chapter 249 Colloqium on Security Management, with mutliple presenters on themes related to corporate security management. The programme will be held in Paris. Full details to be announced in March.

2010 ASIS International European Volunteer Leadership Confirmed 

The President of ASIS International, Joseph R. (Bob) Granger, CPP, has appointed the following volunteer leaders to govern ASIS International in Europe:

Godfried Hendriks CPP, Senior Regional Vice President Europe, also 2010 Global Co-Chair Senior Regional Vice Presidents Group

Thomas Vonier, Regional Vice President Region 25 (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, UK, Ireland, France, Monaco)

Per Lundkvist, CPP, PSP, PCI - Regional Vice President Region 26 (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)

Roger Warwick, CPP, Regional Vice President Region 27A (Western Balkans, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta and Andorra)

Cengiz Gümüºtüs, CPP, Regional Vice President Region 27B (Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Eastern Balkans, Caucasus)

Dr. Christoph Rojahn, Regional Vice President Region 28 (Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Hungary and Liechtenstein)

Dr. Ivan Moroz, Regional Vice President Region 29 (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus)

The role of an ASIS Regional Vice President (RVP) is –among others - to provide assistance, guidance, and advice to all chapters within his or her region, Promote the organisation of new chapters in the region and to promote the welfare, growth, professional prestige, influence, and professional educational development of ASIS within the region.

EU and US to Increase Airport Security 

EU and US interior ministers agreed on 21 January to step up airport screening of passengers, increase onboard security and to improve data sharing after a failed attack last month on a US-bound flight departing from Amsterdam.

Recognising their "shared responsibility" for preventing terrorist attacks on civil flights, ministers pledged to come up by April with concrete proposals on enhancing their security both on the ground and in the air.

US home affairs chief Janet Napolitano said co-operation needed to be strengthened in the area of data collection, analysis and sharing, improvement of aviation standards and deployment of better screening technology.

The EU commission has been mandated to speed up its evaluation of a Europe-wide roll out of body scanners, an issue which is still controversial for several member states and lawmakers concerned with privacy rights.

Source: euobserver.com

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Malmström Strives for Balance 

Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner-designate for Home Affairs

Swedish commissioner begins to clear her own path in bid to balance security and rights.

Cecilia Malmström gave a polished performance in her hearing before the European Parliament, one that indicated that the commissioner-designate for home affairs will strive to remain very much her own woman in one of the most difficult balancing acts in the Commission.

Although the civil liberties committee is not dominated by civil libertarians, the commissioner-designate for home affairs projected her own liberal political identity and beliefs in her answers. And while other commissioners-designate have dutifully followed the established Commission line, Malmström took firm positions. She was forceful, for example, in arguing for an increase in legal immigration to help keep the EU competitive and in defending the fundamental rights of illegal immigrants.

Malmström indicated that solidarity would be her watchword in efforts to convince member states to deal collectively with illegal immigration, in the battle to secure approval for legislation in the Council of Ministers and the Parliament and in steps to increase co-operation between crime-fighting authorities.

Source: europeanvoice.com

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ASIS International Brings Webinars to You 

ASIS International organises new webinars in January and February.

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:

• January 27, 2010: Understanding the Violent Mind in the Workplace

• February 17, 2010: Web 2.0 Investigations That Move Beyond Google

$99.00 ASIS Members
$129.00 Non-Members

ASIS Foundation Releases CRISP Report on Preventing Burglary in Commercial and Institutional Settings 

Burglary accounts for a significant component of all crime. Its effects can range from irritating to devastating, both personally and financially. Despite evidence that burglary rates declined in many countries in the past decade, the prevalence of burglary remains high, and in any one year burglary can affect as many as one-third of non-residential premises in many jurisdictions. That’s according to the latest CRISP Report issued by the ASIS Foundation.

“Preventing Burglary in Commercial and Institutional Settings: A Place Management and Partnerships Approach,” written by Tim Prenzler, Ph.D., looks at how to assess, manage and respond to burglaries that occur at commercial and industrial sites. While there is a considerable amount written about domestic burglary, research is less in evidence when the locale is non-residential.

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Eurojust Chief Steps Down Amid Accusations

José Luís Lopes da Mota, president of Eurojust, communicated on 17 December his resignation amid growing accusations concerning his involvement in the controversial 'Freeport' case in Portugal.

Lopes da Mota was elected president in 2007 and has been the body's Portuguese representative since 2001. Before joining Eurojust, he was public prosecutor and deputy minister of justice (1996-1999) in Portugal.

Although no official reason for his resignation was communicated, observers assume that it is connected to a scandal which emerged in March 2009 in relation to the so called 'Freeport' case.

Source: euractiv.com

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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 - lisbon@asisonline.org

Belgium to Step Up Security at EU Summits

Belgian authorities on 7 January said they will step up security at EU summits after being embarrassed by Greenpeace activists who breached the system in December to stage a surprise protest.

"From now on, there will be two ways in: One for heads of government and another for the rest of their delegations," said Belgian interior ministry spokeswoman Margaux Donckier.

She added that the breach had highlighted "a system that has not evolved at the same rate as the [enlarged] EU and in which protocol was given priority over security."

Eleven Greenpeace activists carrying false VIP accreditations were arrested in December after jumping out of three limousines to the astonishment of waiting leaders, including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Source: euobserver.com

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2nd Lead Auditor Course to be Held in Netherlands on 12-17 April 2010 

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: 12-17 April 2010.
Location: Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Prices: € 2.300 ASIS-members
€ 2.650 Non ASIS-members
(certificate, study material included)

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Member News: Peter French Awarded MBE in 2010 New Year Honours List 

 Peter French, Chairman of the ASIS European Advisory Council and former Senior Regional Vice President for Europe

 SSR Personnel’s chief executive Peter French – deputy chairman of the London Board of Crimestoppers – has been duly recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for his ongoing work with the Met and the City of London Police.

French has worked with the Crimestoppers organisation in London since 1996. In essence, it’s a charitable organisation independent of both the Government and the police that helps to find criminals and solve crimes.

Members of the public can call the dedicated telephone number (0800 555 111) and, with complete anonymity, pass on information about crime and criminality in their local area. Alternatively,
they can divulge information via the website (a link to which is provided on the right hand panel of this page).

Callers do not have to give their name or any personal information, and calls cannot be traced. It’s a simple and secure way of bringing criminals to justice without anybody knowing the source of the information given.

Source: info4security.com

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Explosive Was on Dublin Flight in Bungled Slovak Security Test

A Slovak man unwittingly carried hidden explosives on board a weekend flight to Dublin as part of a Slovakian airport-security test that went awry, Irish officials said on 5 January.

The Slovak interior minister, Robert Kalinak, expressed “profound regret” to the Irish government for the oversight and the three-day delay in alerting Irish authorities.

Dublin security officials said it had been foolish for the Slovaks to hide bomb parts in the luggage of unwitting passengers under any circumstances.

Security experts said the episode illustrated the inadequacy of security screening of checked-in luggage, the very point the Slovak authorities had sought to test when they placed real bomb components in nine passengers’ bags on 2 January.

Source: nytimes.com

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Organisational Resilience: Is Your Organisation Prepared for the Unexpected?

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

2010 course dates include: February 24-26, Tampa, FL; May 17-19, Philadelphia, PA; July 14-16, Chicago, IL; and September 13-15, San Diego, CA.  

Microsoft Woos EU Privacy Watchdogs

Microsoft's Bing search engine will retain private Internet search data for a maximum period of six months, the ICT giant announced on 19 January as EU antitrust regulators started to scrutinise the company's alliance with Yahoo.

Microsoft offered to reduce from 18 to six months the period it retains the IP addresses of Internet users making queries through its Bing search engine, the company said. The change will be implemented over the next 12 to 18 months, it added.

In a statement, Microsoft underlines that "there are many good reasons to retain and review search data," such as improving the quality of search results, protecting against fraud and maintaining a secure and viable business.

"But consumer privacy can and must be preserved," the company added in an attempt to win the favour of EU regulators.

Source: euractiv.com

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Global Agenda

12-17 April 2010 - ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Course - Kasteel Oud-Poelgeest, Oegstgeest, Netherlands

18-21 April 2010 - 9th ASIS International European Security Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
More info on http://www.asisonline.org/lisbon
Registration is now open.

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

Chapter and Certification Events

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Be a sponsor of  the 9th European Security Conference

Download the sponsorship prospectus Lisbon or contact the European Office for more information.

Lisbon Conference Platinum Sponsor:

Updated links and resources page on www.asisonline.eu

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New Chapters: Call for Volunteers

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

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

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


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 A comprehensive calendar of programs has been established for this year. Plan ahead to get ahead.

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