July 2009 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 58th edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage members to submit updates or articles you wish to share with the ASIS International members in Europe!

Copy deadlines for the next issues have been fixed at the third Monday of every month. The deadline for the next issue is 17 August 2009

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

Be a Speaker in Lisbon!

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

To submit an abstract, please visit: http://asis.confex.com/asis/2010/cfp.cgi
The deadline for abstract submission is 10 October 2009.

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

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

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

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

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

EU Consultation on Data Protection

The EU are conducting a wide-ranging consultation to seek views on the new challenges for personal data protection in order to maintain an effective and comprehensive legal framework to protect individual's personal data within the EU.

Any views may be submitted by email, whether by citizen or organisation or public authority, on:
• What are the new challenges for personal data protection, in particular in the light of new technologies and globalisation?
• Does the current legal framework meet these challenges?
• What future action would be needed to address the identified challenges?

The consultation web page has links to useful background papers, including papers and slides from a data protection conference ‘Personal data, more use, more protection’ held by the Commission in May 2009. For that conference there are slides on identity management as well as data protection, freedom of information, transparency, security and law, all of which are relevant here.

Deadline for submission of contributions: 31 December 2009.

The Programme of the 1st Middle East Security Conference in Dubai is Now Online


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

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

11 Members of the ASIS Swedish Chapter Have Been Certified CPP

CPP is the certification for security professionals that demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of security management and is now considered security industry's finest recognition for security worldwide.

A further eleven people in Sweden can now boast CPP letters after their name, when they passed the exam which was held on 2 May in Stockholm.

CPP was established in 1977 and the requirements for certification are established by ASIS International, with the help of 37,000 members from around the world. Certification must be renewed every three years and is accredited under ISO 17024.

Please find below the list of the 11 new CPPs:
• Andreas Wiman, CPP - Swedish Security & Training Centre AB
• Hans Rosander, CPP - Niscayah AB
• Imran Bukhari, CPP - LM Ericsson
• Jonas Sandmark Eriksson, CPP - Casino Cosmopol AB
• Jörgen Söderlund, CPP - Niscayah AB
• Kristiina Mellin, CPP - Accenture AB
• Lars Zetterström, CPP - TD Tech Data AB
• Per Rosén, CPP - Casino Cosmopol AB
• Roger Bille, CPP - Omegapoint AB
• Thomas de Neergaard, CPP – AstraZeneca
• Thomas Cederquist, CPP - Ethcom AB

By Per Lundkvist, CPP, PSP, PCI
Chapter Vice Chairman
ASIS International Sweden (197)

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

You can still register for ASIS 2009 in Anaheim but you have to register by August 14 if you want to take advantage of early-bird discounts.

Get the latest news on ASIS 2009

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

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




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

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

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

If you're looking to augment your learning experience in Anaheim, adding an industry tour or pre-Seminar intensive might be just the ticket.

Saturday-Sunday Intensive:
September 19-20, 2009
Successful Security Consulting

Sunday Industry Tours—limited availability:
September 20, 2009
Port of Long Beach Boat Tour
Norwalk Fusion Center

Sunday Intensives:
September 20, 2009
Managing in a Crisis
Facility Security Assessment and Initial Conceptual Design*
Safely Putting Your Security Systems onto the Corporate Network*

Critical Infrastructure Protection: An Educational Forum*
Securing Houses of Worship*
Hotel Crisis Response and Tabletop Exercise*

Maritime Security: Challenges and Responses to Piracy on the High Seas

Intensives and tours are priced individually.
Earn CPEs—one per 50-minute instruction hour.
Intensives take place at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel and run from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

Please note: All participants in the ASIS Alumni Program qualify to attend a FREE
ASIS council-sponsored Pre-Seminar Intensive* of their choice.

MI6 Boss in Facebook Entry Row  

Personal details about the life of the next head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, have been removed from social networking site Facebook amid security concerns.

The Mail on Sunday said his wife had put details about their children and the location of their flat on the site.

The details were removed after the paper contacted the Foreign Office.

Please click here for more.

Source: bbc.co.uk

2nd Lead Auditor Course

Globalization, 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.

Please click here for more.

ASIS International Brings Webinars to You

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

Webinars—fully interactive online education programs—bring the latest information on hot topics, critical issues, best practices, and special interests to your home, chapter meeting, desktop, or conference room and offer one of the best educational values you'll find. Industry experts host live events that are short—only 90 minutes—engaging, and to the point. Staying current while saving time and money could not be easier. Participate by yourself or with a group, ask questions, make comments, provide insight.

Please click on the links below for more details:
Lighting Strikes: Surviving an Active Shooter-Hostage Event in the Workplace or Academic Environment
August 19, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.
Social Network Sites: Can You Always Trust What You See?
October 21, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.
Web 2.0 Investigations That Move Beyond Google
November 18, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.

$99.00 ASIS Members
$129.00 Non-Members

H.264, and Digital Video

The multiplexer, video cassette recorder, switcher and all of those T-160 tapes are being replaced with computer, embedded processors, capture cards, encoders, decoders, codec’s, Redundant Array of Disks (RAID), Network Video Recorders and 10/100/gigabyte/optical networks, and that’s only the beginning of the list.

There is no way to cover all the ramifications/information of the digital revolution/invasion in this article. However, we can discuss one of the most important aspects, which is resolution and video quality. As it applies to analog, resolution has widely been held as the most important part of an analog CCTV system. Very simply, the term horizontal lines of resolution dictated what the video quality and recording quality was. The format of analog video was standardized, which meant a truly apples-to-apples comparison. In addition, manufacturers were interoperable. The weakest link in the chain, for an analog system, occurred when you had an analog camera that produced analog video signal at 400 horizontal lines of resolution, but a recorder that could only record at 350 horizontal lines of resolution. As you can imagine, less information meant less quality. The term “information” crosses both the digital and analog spectrum, and is therefore somewhat beneficial when comparing the two.
Please click here for more.

By Sean A. Ahrens, CPP
Source: Commercial Real Estate Council Newsletter

Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives Enters Sixth Year

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

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

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

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

The program will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Go to http://www.asisonline.org/wharton/noframe/index.html for more program information or registration details.

Multiple Building Evacuation Planning 

Most buildings have evacuation plans that include evacuee staging areas/rally points outside of the building. In some cases the building manager chooses the locations, and in other cases the individual tenants choose their own locations. However, in both cases there needs to be communication and coordination between the tenants and the building manager to ensure there is cohesiveness in the tenant’s and building manager’s respective plans.

It is imperative to ensure that the chosen evacuee staging areas/rally points will hold the designated number of people during a full building evacuation and that there are no overlaps or conflicts, especially in cases where tenants are choosing their own evacuee staging areas/rally points. Tenants often choose the same, most convenient area near the building, which works if it is large enough to hold multiple tenant occupancies and is coordinated. However, many times there is a conflict that needs to be worked out, typically with the assistance of the building manager.

Please click here for more.

By Alan Snow, CPP
Source: Commercial Real Estate Council Newsletter

Student Writing Competition- 2009 International Call for Papers

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

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

Please click here for more information.

CSO Roundtable Expands Membership Resources

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

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

Please click here for more.

Global Agenda

21-24 September 2009 - ASIS International 55 Annual Seminar and Exhibits - Annaheim CA, USA. http://www.asisonline.org/education/programs/anaheim/default.htm  

23-24 November 2009 - ASIS International Information Assets Protection Conference - London, UK

6-9 December 2009 - 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference - Dubai UAE

1-3 February 2010 - 4th ASIS International Asia Pacific Conference - Sydney, Australia
More info on http://www.asisonline.org/sydney

18-21 April 2010 - 9th ASIS International European Security Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
Call for presentation is now open: http://www.asisonline.org/education/programs/callForPresentations.xml

Chapter and Certification Events

Please click here to access to the European agenda.

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


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

Updated links and resources page on www.asisonline.eu

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

ASIS International European Bureau 

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

287 Avenue Louise, 2nd Floor, 1050 Brussels,

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


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Membership Benefits

Ten reasons you benefit from becoming an ASIS International member:

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

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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. At this time, the Kindle Store offers Career Opportunities in Security for $3.99; Casino Surveillance and Security: 150 Things You Should Know for $9.99; Emergency Planning Handbook for $9.99; and Protecting Schools and Universities from Terrorism: A Guide for Administrators and Teachers for $9.99. More ASIS books will be available for Kindle soon.





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