July 2010 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 69th 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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ASIS International Members Appointed to New Czech Government      

Vít Bárta, Czech Transport Minister
Three members of ASIS International have been appointed to the new government of the Czech Republic on 13 July. The President of Czech Republic, Václav Klaus, selected a new centre-right coalition government following the parliamentary elections held in May 2010.

Godfried Hendriks, CPP, Senior Regional Vice President for Europe of ASIS International commented, “The appointment of no less than three of our colleagues to such influential positions is illustrative of the global reach and the quality of the ASIS membership worldwide.”

Mr. Vít Bárta, a former Board member of the Czech Chapter of ASIS International, has been appointed Minister of Transport for the Vìci Veøejné political party. Mr. Bárta was General Director of ABL, a leading provider of security services in the Czech Republic.

Dr. Miroslav Zahalka, current Chairman of the Board of the Czech Chapter of ASIS International, was appointed Deputy Minister for Information Technology. He also represents the Vìci Veøejné political party. Dr. Zahalka was Information Director at ABL.

Mr. Michal Moroz, Secretary and Past Chairman of the Board of the Czech Chapter of ASIS International, was appointed Deputy Minister of the Interior representing the TOP09 political party. He will be responsible for strategy and management. Mr. Moroz was Managing Partner of Moroz & Partner and an adviser to the Interior Ministry.

Next week the new cabinet will begin the preparation of its policy statement which it plans to submit to the Chamber of Deputies on August 10, prior to the required vote of confidence.

Messrs Bárta, Zahalka, and Moroz are founding members of the ASIS Chapter 252 in the Czech Republic.

ASIS International Benelux Chapter Celebrates 15th Anniversary          

Jan Hitzert, CPP (left) and Erik de Vries, CPP (right)
On Monday July 5th 2010 the ASIS International Benelux Chapter meeting was held at the Europol premises in The Hague. 

This unique location combined with the celebration of the 15th anniversary attracted 125 chapter members to participate. Among them, Thomas Vonier, RVP (Region 25); Eduard Emde, CPP, ASIS International Treasurer (and former Chapter Chair) and Godfried Hendriks, CPP, SRVP-Europe.
Mr Michel Quille, Deputy 
Director of Europol, welcomed the participants with a warm speech. Dirk Nonninger, Head of Unit G5 Security of Europol, gave an introduction on the Europol organisation and which security elements are of importance.

Yvan de Mesmaeker, one of the founders of the Chapter, gave a good insight about the history of the Chapter. And then it was up to the Chairman, Erik de Vries, CPP, to hand out lapel pins to the newly certificated members.

A special moment and surprise to one of the most active members of the Chapter, who is retired now, Jan Hitzert, CPP who was named as honorary member to acknowledge his important participation in all Chapter activities. Jan's certificate was handed over by the chairman: Erik de Vries.

To acknowledge the anniversary Thomas Vonier handed over a certificate to the Chapter.

After a very interesting presentation about Europol’s role in counter terrorism by Peter Kosters, Head of Unit O4 Counter Terrorism of Interpol, it was time to visit the Blue Bottle Bar and do some networking.

By Ap Boom, CPP, PSP

Call for Presentations – ASIS International 10th European Security Conference (deadline for submissions 30 September 2010)       

The St. Charles' Church, Vienna

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. These conferences will cover the entire spectrum of security topics ranging from hotel security, loss prevention, and maritime piracy to terrorism, executive protection, intellectual property rights, and more.

The ASIS International 10th European Security Conference will take place on 3-6 April 2011 in Vienna, Austria.

Please note that the deadline for submissions is 30 September 2010.

Please click here for more information.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities                                                         

Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in Europe or in Middle East? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS European Security Conference or of the ASIS Middle East 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 these regions.

Review and select from an extensive list of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities:
10th ASIS International European Security Conference
2nd ASIS International Middle East Security Conference

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, please contact: ASIS International European Bureau - Tel: +32 2 645 26 74 - Fax: +32 2 645 26 71 - vienna@asisonline.org, bahrain@asisonline.org

EU Parliament Voices Concern Over Airport Body Scanners                  

A leading MEP says air passengers must retain the right to choose how they want to be checked by security at airports.

The comments, by German member Manfred Weber, come after the European Commission published a new proposal on the use of body scanners at European airports.

The Commission said that full body scanners are a reliable screening method at airports, but believe a common framework must be developed across the EU to protect citizens' fundamental rights and health.

The Commission statement said, "In order to end the current fragmented situation wherein Member States and airports decide ad-hoc if and how to deploy security scanners at airports, the use of scanners must be based on common standards, requesting basic detection performance, and imposing safeguards to comply with European fundamental rights and health provisions."

Source: theparliament.com

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Italy Chapter News                                                                                                

Milan, Conference Center Milanofiori 

On 26 May during the CCTV & IP Security forum the ASIS Chapter Italy organised a conference on "The protection of Italian Companies operating abroad: a need for definite rules" an issue that is becoming more and more relevant in Italy.

At the roundtable, conducted during the morning by Alessandro Lega, took part, as lecturers, Bruno Megale, Executive of DIGOS Milano; Umberto Saccone, Corporate Security Senior VP of Eni; Giovanni Rapiti, Security Manager of Ansaldo; Damiano Toselli, Security Manager of Telecom Italia; Federico Bernasconi, Security Manager of Prysmian.

The conference catalysed the attention not only of ASIS members but also of a number of professionals of other associations.

A lunch for ASIS members was organised and during the afternoon the election of the new Board of Chapter Italy took place.

By Valeria Castellani

European Commission Warning on 'Terror Threat'                                     

European Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström has delivered a stark warning over the "continuing" threat of terror to Member States.

Speaking on 22 June, the former MEP said the EU had to remain vigilant and "active" in the fight against terrorism.

She said, "Rest assured that everything the EU can do, it will do."

Malmström was the keynote speaker at a European Policy Centre debate in which she outlined her priorities over the coming five years.

Source: theparliament.com

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European, North American, and Latin American Security Models           

South America's incredible natural scenery and remarkable business opportunities are in sharp contrast with its unfortunate reputation for organised crime, corruption, terrorism, and kidnapping. The alarming crime statistics in South and Central American states mean that the security industry is booming, with an estimated two million people officially employed in private security.

However, with no effective security model to follow, each country deals with its own security risks with little regard for how its neighbours deal with similar risks. Additionally, there exists in Latin America a vast, less professional, more informal and, sometimes illegal “gray” security market. It’s been said that for each contracted security guard in the region, there are two informal guards. And this does not include foreign security specialists operating in the region.

The United States and Europe versions of private security stand in strong contrast to the Latin America version of private security. These US and European business environments have gone through a number of changes, particularly since the events of 9-11, which have greatly influenced public and private security.

By Luca Tenzi, EU/EEMA Security Manager/Corporate Security, Philip Morris International, Switzerland 

Please click here to read the full article.

3rd ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Course to be Held in Netherlands on 13-17 December 2010                               

Globalisation, outsourcing, specialisation, 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 International ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Course will help you assess security and supply chain risks, maintain and improve security management systems, and successfully conduct security management system audits.

This five-day course is designed for personnel and contractors who wish to perform audits on security management systems and who have worked in security roles including asset protection, loss prevention, IT and electronic systems, emergency and incident response, personnel protection, and transport and logistics.

Date: December 13-17, 2010
Location: Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Fees: The five day, 40 hour course; 
$2,500.00 ASIS-members 
$3,000.00 Non ASIS-members
(certificate, study material included)

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Sighs of Relief as EU Parliament Approves 'Swift' Deal                             

Top EU and US officials have breathed a collective sigh of relief after the European Parliament approved a new "Swift" deal on terrorism and bank data, closing a six-month "security gap" after it struck down an initial agreement in February.

After squeezing in last-minute concessions from the US side last week, MEPs, as expected, endorsed the new agreement by a large majority in Strasbourg on 8 July, with 484 votes in favour, 109 against and 12 abstentions.

Under the new deal, which comes into force on 1 August, the EU will appoint an independent person to oversee the way personal data on bank transactions from the Belgium-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) is searched by US authorities when looking for terrorist funding.

US President Barack Obama personally welcomed the vote in a press statement, signaling relief that the "Terrorist Finance Tracking Program" could resume its operations based on Swift data after a months-long security gap.

Source: euobserver.com

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ASIS Announces 2010 Student Writing Competition                                  

The ASIS Council on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities and the ASIS Foundation are calling for entries for the 2010 ASIS International Student Writing Competition. The writing competition rewards college and university students who conduct research, engage in thoughtful deliberation and write an academic paper between 3,000 and 6,000 words on an issue relevant to the security and assets protection profession.

“The objective of this competition is to encourage critical thinking to help make our world a safer and more secure place to live, work, govern and conduct business,” says Kevin Peterson, CPP, coordinator of the Student Writing Competition and a member of the ASIS Council on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities. “The 2009 competition drew more than two dozen entries from students around the world. In 2010, we look forward to both expanding the reach of the program and to bringing forth valuable new insights and best practices to meet the challenges faced by security practitioners today and in the years to come.”

Students may select one of five topics for their paper. Topics include the most promising technologies to meet tomorrow’s security challenges; improving security’s image; protecting information and intangible assets in the 21st century; leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges; and the challenge of securing cyberspace: man or machine? Click here to view an expanded description of the topics.

The competition is open to any student, full or part-time, studying at an accredited institution pursuing an associate, bachelor or master’s degree. Cash prizes include $1,500 for the graduate winner; $1,000 for the undergrad winner; and $500 to honorable mention winners. Each winner also receives complimentary registration to one of ASIS’ annual events—the Annual Seminar and Exhibits (to be held in Dallas, Oct. 12-15), the ASIS European Conference, the ASIS Asia/Pacific Conference or the ASIS Middle East Conference.

Download the 2010 ASIS International Student Writing Competition application here or go to www.asisfoundation.org. Deadline for submission is Dec. 3. A three-person review committee affiliated with academic institutions, including a member of the ASIS Council on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities, will judge the submissions. For more information and requirements for the 2010 Student Writing Competition, click here.

SIA Stakeholder Conference 2010: an International View of Private Security                                            

By now close to half-past three at The King’s Fund in London’s West End – venue for this year’s Security Industry Authority (SIA) Stakeholder Conference – the first speaker to take the stage following afternoon teas and coffees was Hilde De Clerck, general secretary of the Confederation of European Security Services (more commonly known as CoESS).

Turning to the broad overview of how private security is administered in Europe, De Clerck did stress that every nation’s outlook is different.

“What does private security look like in Europe?” asked De Clerck. “In the main, the public manifestation comes in the form of security guarding for private premises. Static guarding, retail patrolling and the like. There’s clear visibility in the public domain, and that’s a very important development.”

From a CoESS perspective, private security provision would also include Cash-in-Transit, remote monitoring and key holding solutions. All of the ‘usual suspects’, then, but many of us were left wondering what isn’t considered part of the mix?

Source: info4security.com

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Ashton Hires Polish Agent to Beef Up Security                                            

EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton has hired a Polish secret service agent to be the main architect of internal security in the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The agent, whose name is being kept under wraps, was parachuted into Brussels from Warsaw to begin work on 1 June and is expected to stay in the EU capital until the end of the year.

His job is to chair a new "working group" that will design security protocols for the diplomatic corps, concentrating on physical security of EEAS buildings in Brussels and communications systems with the EU's 136 foreign delegations.

Source: euobserver.com

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MEPs Look to New Data Protection Battle With US                                     

After having forced extra privacy provisions into an EU-US deal on bank data snoops, the European Parliament is bracing itself for an even tougher battle on US access to personal information on air passengers.

The EU Parliament came to prominence in February when it used its new Lisbon Treaty powers to veto international agreements involving transfers of data by striking down the so-called Swift deal.

An upcoming vote on the "Passenger Name Record" (PNR) scheme, which obliges every airline flying into or via the US to hand in all personal data on its passengers, is likely to prove tricky.

"The vote on the PNR will be more difficult, because our objections are stronger," Dutch Liberal MEP Sophie in't Veld, the parliament's rapporteur on PNR, told after returning from an "exploratory" visit to the US.

Source: euobserver.com

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French Find E-mail Passwords in Google Street View Data                      

BBC reported that Google scooped up sensitive data such as passwords when putting together its Street View service, suggests an early look at the information.

The examination was carried out by French data protection agency CNIL as it decides whether to prosecute the search firm for gathering the data.

The data was gathered as Google logged wi-fi hotspots to help it develop location-based services.

Previously, Google said there was "no harm, no foul" in collecting the data.

CNIL, like many other data protection agencies worldwide, asked Google to hand over copies of the data it gathered to find out if privacy laws had been breached.

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

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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: September 13-15, San Diego, CA.  


In today’s competitive environment, security practitioners need a solid network of peers, up-to-the minute coverage of industry news and trends, and a lifeline to top-notch education and certification. In short, they need ASIS International.

When you participate in the 2010 Reach Out! Member-Get-A-Member Program and encourage your security colleagues to join ASIS, you’ll help them get connected—and you and your chapter could be rewarded for your efforts.

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CPP, PCI, and PSP Certification Classroom Reviews Set for Dallas      

For those considering ASIS board certification or those who are actively preparing—an ASIS certification classroom review is one of the most productive tools available. Take advantage of the added convenience of attending a program in the days proceeding ASIS 2010 in Dallas. LEARN MORE

Registration for Wharton/ASIS 2010-2011 Program Open                         

The Wharton/ASIS Program 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 program one of the top-ranked in the world. “This program is exactly what security executives need to take us to the next level. The experience was phenomenal,” stated Tom Matthews, Senior Vice Protection, President—Asset Protection, Saks Fifth Avenue. LEARN MORE

Calling All Foursomes – Register for the ASIS Foundation Golf Classic

Registration is now open for the ASIS Foundation’s 14th Annual Golf Classic in Dallas on Monday, October 11. Make plans to arrive early for ASIS 2010 and take advantage of this outstanding networking event. Play and support the important work of the ASIS Foundation. LEARN MORE

Global Agenda                                                                                                       

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

28 October 2010 – EAC Meeting – Vienna, Austria

29 October 2010 – Programme Committee Meeting – Vienna, Austria

06-07 December 2010 - Opportunity and Risk in Brazil: The CSO Roundtable Latin America Summit

13-17 December 2010 - Lead Auditor Course ISO 28000 Supply Chain Management

20-22 February 2011 - 2nd ASIS International Middle East Security Conference - Manama, Bahrain

03-06 April 2011 - 10th ASIS International European Security Conference - Vienna, Austria
Call for presentation is now open:

05-07 December 2011 - 5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chapter and Certification Events                                                             

Please click here to access to the European agenda.

Be a sponsor of the 2nd Middle East Security Conference and of the 10th European Security Conference

Download the sponsorship prospectus for Manama and Vienna or contact the European Office for more information.

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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.
Schedule Your 2010 Professional Development Now!
 A comprehensive calendar of programs has been established for this year. Plan ahead to get ahead.

New webinars organised for this summer
Industry experts host live events that are short, engaging, and to the point. Participate by yourself or with a group, ask questions, make comments, provide insight. $99.00 ASIS Members | $129.00 Non-Members

July 28: Developing a Strategic Mindset: How to Become a Trusted Strategic Advisor

August 11: Correcting the Most Devastating Deficiency in Most Crisis Plans and Responses: Managing the Victim Dimension

August 18: Explosive Threats and Target Hardening: A Study in Explosives Physical Security

September 16: Building Resilience Using a Maturity Model

Webinar Archive
One of the ways ASIS delivers the latest information on relevant, newsworthy topics is with webinars. Each live program is recorded and offered for sale through the ASIS Bookstore. Click here to access a complete list of recent recordings.

Pre-Seminar Intensives and Industry Tours
Ever wonder what the Cowboys Stadium looks like behind the scenes? Curious about the unique challenges faced by the Dallas police department? Are you good at reading between the lines of verbal and written statements? Make arrangement now to arrive in Dallas a few days early so you can take advantage of the Pre-Seminar Intensives and Industry Tours. There are nine to choose from.

Pre-Seminar Intensives
October 10-11, 2010

The Successful Security Consultant
Detecting Deception in Verbal and Written Statements

Pre-Seminar Intensives
October 11, 2010

Beyond the Basics: Next Steps for Protecting Faith-based Organisations
Facility Security Assessment and Initial Conceptual Design
The Reality of Threat Assessment and Response
Women in Security
Young Professionals

Pre-Seminar Industry Tours
October 11, 2010

Dallas Cowboys Stadium
Dallas Police Department
 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; ASIS Disaster Preparation Guide 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.; Implementing Physical Protection Systems for $43.; Detecting Forgery in Fraud Investigations for $9.99; and Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship for $9.99.


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

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