91st Edition - July 2012

In This Issue 

Register Now for ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012! 


ASIS 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits - 10-13 September 2012 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Be a Speaker at ASIS Europe 2013 in Gothenburg!


Chapter News: ASIS Austria 3rd Chapter Meeting- 18 June 2012 - Vienna, Austria


Register to Attend ASIS Foundation Fundraising Events at ASIS 2012 in Philadelphia

Win One of Three 32 GB iPads in the Summer Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012, ASIS Middle East 2013 and ASIS Europe 2013!


Chapter News: ASIS Italy Chapter Board Renewed


Join ASIS International Now!


Parliament Demands Single EU Voice on Cyber-Security


Register to Attend ASIS Certification Reviews Prior to Seminar


EU Hands Personal Data to US Authorities on Daily Basis


Resilience Lead Auditor Certification - 17-21 December 2012 - Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Leiden, The Netherlands


Parliament Boycotts EU Justice Talks in Protest Over Schengen


ANSI/ASIS Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems Standard


Data Privacy Tsar Warns EU Countries Not To Dilute Rules


Drive Excellence-Make a Donation to the ASIS Foundation Annual Giving Campaign


EU Parliament Rejects ACTA


Learn and Network with ASIS Young Professionals


New ENISA Study: 10 Recommendations for Making European Smart Grids Safer 


Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups


MEPs Blast "Illegal" Attempt to Re-Write Patent Rules


New Scholarship Awards Active Duty Military Funds to Pursue Certification


EU Cyber Security Agency ENISA; "High Roller" Online Bank Robberies Reveal Security Gaps


Winter SASIG Meeting: "Security - Why Should Anyone Listen to Us?" - 30th October 2012


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Professional Development


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a1Register Now for ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012!

Register now for the ASIS 6th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition and join more than 300 colleagues that will gather at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on 3-5 December 2012.

The event will be kicked off on Monday 3 December with the New members reception. 


Speakers will include: 


John Philippi, CPP, PSP, Global Head of Physical Security Risk of HSBC (India)


5 Reasons why Your Company Should Buy Your ASIS Asia-Pacific Ticket... 

  1. Industry leaders from leading companies and organisations such as Microsoft, Barclays Bank, Deutsche Telekom AG, HSBC, and Zurich Financial Services will speak about the latest trends and innovations in security.
  2. Apply lessons learnt from other industries to your own sector. Original content will be shared on stage, including discussion on cloud computing, risk management of personal devices in workplace, and security convergence.
  3. Connect with high-level security professionals from all over Asia-Pacific and beyond.
  4. Get motivated by new ideas and information.
  5. Form new partnerships and reconnect with familiar faces in the industry.

Register now and get access to 24 high-level educational sessions divided over two parallel tracks, networking events and the exhibition. Early bird discounts end on 12 October 2012!

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a2ASIS 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits - 10-13 September 2012 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Join more than 20,000 peers from around the globe at the most exciting, innovative, and informative Annual Seminar and Exhibits yet. 


Visit www.asis2012.org regularly to keep updated on show news and activities.

New on the site!

Watch for the Seminar Overview brochure with your July issue of Security Management. You may also download the Overview PDF 3 MB. Don't forget to register by 10 August to save up to US$100 on the Seminar registration fee. Exhibits only is free for members, and $75 for non-members after 6 September.


And remember, all Seminar registrants have free access to the (ISC)2 Security Congress sessions focusing on information security - nine tracks! Search all sessions and exhibitors in the ASIS show planner.

a3Be a Speaker at ASIS Europe 2013 in Gothenburg!

ASIS International (ASIS) has announced the opening of the call for presentations for the ASIS 12th European Security Conference & Exhibition which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 14-16 April 2013.


Eduard Emde, CPP, President of ASIS International said: "We are delighted to organise our event in Gothenburg as Sweden is one of our biggest Chapters in Europe with around 500 members. In addition, some of the major players in the security industry are based in Sweden which makes it an appropriate location to welcome our event."


Kenneth Lexell, CPP, Chairman of the ASIS Sweden Chapter added: "ASIS expects that the ASIS 12th European Security Conference & Exhibition will attract numerous delegates as the city is used to attract visitors from all over the globe and is easily accessible and is affordable."


Around 500 senior security professionals, corporate executives, consultants and government officials are expected to attend 33 high-level end-users focused educational sessions divided over three parallel tracks that will cover a wide range of security issues.


ASIS welcomes abstracts on all security related topics. However, topics of particular interest are: critical infrastructure protection, supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security and soft targets protection, 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.


The conference will also feature:

  • Three 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, and;
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities at the President's Reception, lunches and networking breaks.

ASIS invites potential speakers to click here to submit their abstracts for presentations before 6 September 2012.



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a4Chapter News: ASIS Austria 3rd Chapter Meeting- 18 June 2012 - Vienna, Austria


SIM-GUARD hosted the meeting that was attended by 16 persons.


After administrative issues have been addressed, the meeting continued with a short presentation on the parent company of Messrs. SIM GUARD, Messrs. Simacek. The company is a family run business that has been launched by the grand-father of Mrs. Simacek. It started as a pesticide company and became a cleaning contractor. Simacek has about 7,000 employees in Europe. 3,500 of them are based in Austria, of which 1,600 are working in Vienna. The guarding company employs around 120 persons in Austria.


Stefan Berlin, Director of SIM GUARD, then provided more details about his guarding services. Recently they had contracts such as the Davis Cup, the visit of the Dalai Lama, and the security for the SIDO concert.


Further to that, he reported that SIM GUARD sends their guards to a one-week training course. Details about the topics, the duration of the course as well as the pass / fail-rate were given. At the end of this course, the attendees were able to get ISO-certified by an independent approved certification body. The certification remains with the guard and not with the employer.


Chapter Chairman Werner Preining thanked Stefan Berlin for providing the meeting facility.


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

a5Register to Attend ASIS Foundation Fundraising Events at ASIS 2012 in Philadelphia

Make the most of your time in Philadelphia at the Seminar this year - attend the Foundation's annual fundraising events. Expand and strengthen your professional network in fun, relaxing venues, while you lend your support to the important work of the Foundation. Register to attend events along with colleagues or customers.


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Corporate sponsorships are available also. Please contact Barbara Buzzell at +1.703.518.1441 for details.

a40Win One of Three 32 GB iPads in the Summer Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

Recruit at least two new members before September 30 and you will be entered into a drawing for one of three new 32 GB iPads. The more you recruit, the more chances you have to win. Learn more.

Congratulations to Spring MGM winners-David Cresswell, CPP, PSP; Gilberto Lopez, CPP; and Elisa M. Mula who each won a free 2012/2013 Global Conference registration! Check out top performing
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a6Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012, ASIS Middle East 2013 and ASIS Europe 2013!




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

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

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

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


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

a7Chapter News: ASIS Italy Chapter Board Renewed



On 13 June 2012, Genseric Cantournet (Security Vice President Cross Processes and Projects of Telecom Italia) has been unanimously elected new Chairman of the ASIS Italy Chapter. Mr Cantournet is succeeding Alberto Limone who was Chapter Chairman for 4 years.


After the result of the vote has been announced, Genseric and Alberto have expressed words of high regard and mutual admiration to each other and have taken the opportunity to ask for the active collaboration of the other elected officers to achieve more success in the next three years.


On the same day, the Chapter's Executive Board has been renewed.


Luigi Romano has been appointed Vice Chairman and Secretary. Mr Romano, who is a Corporate Security Consultant, is the youngest member of the board. He was previously Corporate Security Manager & IT Security Auditor of one of the top 3 worldwide known luxury brands. He was also Lieutenant in the Carabinieri Military Army Police during the Winter Olympics in Turin in 2006.


Remo Pincelli, Security Manager and Consultant of Mc Donald, has been appointed Treasurer and Mr. Roberto De Sortis; Security Advisor, Contract Professor at CISPA and member of OSN - CEMISS; will take the management of the "Communication, Training and Events" programme for the whole Chapter.


Gianna Detoni is the only woman in the Chapter's Board. She is an expert in international techniques of Risk Resiliency (Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery) as well as Organisational Fraud Management. She is also Founder and Managing Director of Panta Ray and Chairman of the HI CARE Foundation.


Finally, Marco Bavazzano, Strategist Organisation Director, Mediterranean Region of Symantec Security, will be active part of the Executive Council. He was previously IT Director and CISO at Telecom Italia, and has 15+ years experience in ICT and information security.


Permanent Members of the Chapter are Roger Warwick and Alessandro Lega who are respectively Regional Vice President and Assistant Regional Vice President of the ASIS International Region 27.


Mr Warwick has 30 years experience in corporate security and investigations assisting many Fortune 100 international corporations. He is the owner and MD of Pyramid International, and Founder and Senior Partner of Temi Group Ltd


Mr Lega is a Security Consultant, and former Head of Company Security for IBM Italy. He is an ASIS International Member since 1997, a CPP representative for the ASIS Italy Chapter and the Chairman of the ASIS International European Convergence Subcommittee.


The ASIS Italy Chapter is involved in the following new and really interesting and stimulating projects:

  • Security Convergence: together with the ISC(2) Italy Chapter, the ASIS Italy Chapter will try to seek to advance the total security landscape and the convergence of traditional and logical security by leveraging individual capacities and abilities, converging roles of the information security and traditional security professionals within the global business marketplace;
  • ASIS Chapter EcoSystem Pilot Project: the new ASIS website will include websites and association management database that could be used to process payments, registration and mailing list/roster generation;
  • UNI 10459 review project: providing the formal review of the Profile, Skills and Duties of the Security Manager and the Security Process Manager/Supervisor.

By Luigi Romano, Vice Chairman and Secretary, ASIS Italy Chapter

a8Join ASIS International Now!

There is no better time to test-drive an ASIS Membership.


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Join ASIS now at the half-year price and experience the full benefits of membership through December 31, 2012.


For only $75, plus a one-time $20 application fee, you will have immediate access to all the benefits of membership, including:

  • Free downloads of ASIS Standards and Guidelines - in 2012, ASIS has already released four new ANSI standards, ranging from an Organisational Resilience Maturity Model to Physical Asset Protection.
  • Monthly issues of Security Management magazine
  • Networking with peers worldwide at chapter events, council and committee service, and the online Member Directory
  • Significant savings on classroom programmes, webinars, and global conferences, including the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, 10-13 September 2012 in Philadelphia
  • And more!

In addition, when you join, you will receive a $100 credit toward any 2012 classroom programme, webinar, or global conference, including the ASIS Seminar and Exhibits!


Put the power of ASIS to work for you. Join today.

a9Parliament Demands Single EU Voice on Cyber-Security

MEPs in Strasbourg have urged the European Commission to propose harmonised EU measures to combat cybercrime.


A non-binding report drafted by Bulgarian centre-left MEP Ivailo Kalfin analysing the extent of online security in the EU was overwhelmingly adopted on 12 June, with a 573 to 90 majority.


The Parliament wants the Commission to come forward with pan-EU minimum standards and protocols to improve the reaction time and resilience of the internet system in Europe. The report calls on all Member States to set up national cyber incident contingency plans. It also demanded that the Commission propose legislation to criminalise cyber attacks including online fraud.


Presenting his report in Parliament on 11 June, Kalfin said that while he welcomed the proposed Cybercrime Centre the EU needed a coherent strategy on internet security.


"What is very much missing is a framework at European level", he said.


Praising the Commission's attempts to strike a cyber co-operation agreement with the US, Kalfin urged it to establish "an active Europe-wide position on cyber-security" to be brought up at G8 and G20 level and to form part of discussions on development policy and international trade agreements.


Please click here for more.

Source: EU Observer

a10Register to Attend ASIS Certification Reviews Prior to Seminar

ASIS will deliver CPP, PCI, and PSP certification classroom reviews in Philadelphia, PA, USA, 7-8 September 2012. If you plan to achieve ASIS board certification later in 2012, make plans to attend one of these programmes in preparation for your examination. These one and a half-day programmes offer step-by-step reviews of the relevant body of knowledge. Attendees leave the review programme understanding areas of strength and weakness, thereby better able to identify and pinpoint specific areas of concentration for further study.


Classroom reviews also offer the added benefit of face-to-face interaction and exchange with subject matter experts and industry peers.


For details, visit the ASIS website.

a11EU Hands Personal Data to US Authorities on Daily Basis

EU and US co-operation in combatting terrorism remains shrouded in secrecy as Europol, the EU police agency, refuses to render public an inspection report that details how financial data is handed over to US authorities.


The document, written by the joint-supervisory body (JSB) which supervises the data protection rules are properly applied at Europol, noted on 21 June that the EU agency transfers bulk data on a daily basis to the US Department of Treasury.


The transfers follow a controversial terrorist financing tracking programme (TFTP) agreement, adopted by the European Parliament in the summer of 2010.


TFTP provides the US authorities information on international financial transactions via the European transactions processing firm Swift. The aim is to prevent and fight terrorism and its financing.


Many MEPs were led to believe the European Commission would, within a year of the agreement, set up a system that would ensure the Americans would only get the data they had required.


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Source: EU Observer

a13Resilience Lead Auditor Certification - 17-21 December 2012 - Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Leiden, The Netherlands

Managing the risks of disruptive events is critical to the survival and competitiveness of any organisation. The ASIS International Resilience Lead Auditor Certification will help you assess organisational and supply chain risks, maintain and improve resilience management systems, and successfully conduct resilience management system audits. The RABQSA certified training programme supports standards that address the management of risk related to events that may disrupt an organisation's operations. The RABQSA-RES Competency Unit covers the requirements of resilience standards (e.g., ANSI/ASIS.SPC.1: 2009; ISO 28002:2011; DS 3001:2009; or NEN 7131:2010), as well as discipline specific standards in business continuity management (e.g. ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1:2010; BSI 25999:2007; or ISO/FDIS 22301), and security management (e.g. ISO 28000:2007, ASIS/WD.PAP.1). The course seamlessly integrates with the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard to allow organisations to develop a cost-effective, holistic approach to managing risk.

Date: 17-21 December 2012

Location: Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Leiden, Netherlands

Instructor: Dr. Marc Siegel, Global Standards Commissioner, ASIS International

Fees: $2,500 ASIS-members $3,000 Non ASIS-members (certification evaluation, study material included)

Please click here for more.

a14Parliament Boycotts EU Justice Talks in Protest Over Schengen

In an unprecedented move, political group leaders in the European Parliament have decided to suspend negotiations with EU Member States on five major justice and home affairs dossiers in protest against their decision to unilaterally rewrite rules related to the EU's boder-free Schengen area.


Martin Schulz, European Parliament President, dramatically announced the extraordinary move during the Assembly's plenary session in Strasburg on 14 June.


"It is without precedent that in the middle of the legislative process, one co-legislative chamber excludes the other," Schulz said.


At issue is a decision by the EU's 27 Justice and Home Affairs Ministers, who unanimously agreed on 7 June on new rules allowing Member States to re-introduce internal border controls in the Schengen passport-free area, without referring the matter to Parliament.


"The JHA Council's approach of 7 June represents a slap in the face of parliamentary democracy and is unacceptable to the directly elected representatives of European citizens," Schulz said. "This is why the [Parliament] is forced to take these severe measures."


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Source: Euractiv

a15ANSI/ASIS Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems Standard

ASIS released its newest ANSI standard, Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations. Developed by an international Technical Committee comprised of members from civil society organisations, as well as PSCs and their clients, this standard provides requirements and guidance for conducting conformity assessment of the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012, Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations - Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1) Standard. Clients who use the services of PSCs have indicated they will use the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 in their contracting processes.


"When incorporated into contracts, compliance with the standard becomes enforceable under contract law," says Christopher Mayer, Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programmes at the U.S. Department of Defense. "Aside from direct legal action, the contracting activity can assess penalties, demand redress, withhold payment, and implement other measures to include contract termination to promote compliance and encourage company adherence."


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a16Data Privacy Tsar Warns EU Countries Not To Dilute Rules

EU Member States are trying to water down proposals for new data protection rules, says the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx, calling on the European Parliament to defend the proposals.


Delivering his office's seventh annual report to the Parliament's civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee on 20 June, Peter Hustinx said the body had been closely following the European Commission's plans for a comprehensive approach on data protection, and the Data Retention Directive.


On the data protection proposals, Hustinx said there was a debate among Member State Representatives in the EU Council of Ministers over the extent to which rules should cover the private and public sectors, with the focus being on business.


"We strongly advise against any suggestion that there should be splitting of the new legislation," he said.


He also advised against caving in to industry concerns that the new rules will be too "prescriptive" for business. Some fine tuning of the proposal would be fine, he said, "but on the whole the current approach is good".


On the Data Retention Directive, Hustinx said the concept of "necessity" - which enables ordinary protections to be overcome in certain circumstances where required for legal reasons - must remain a strict definition.


"We have received indications that several Member States are unhappy with the idea of the law enforcement scope being considered beyond their national authorities," he said. "Some argue it goes too far, but it is one of the few positive elements of the directive."


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Source: Euractiv

a17Drive Excellence-Make a Donation to the ASIS Foundation Annual Giving Campaign

Now, more than ever, security practitioners must continue to strengthen their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Professional, strategic security leadership is critical to long-term success of private and public organisations around the world. The ASIS Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of the security profession and the professional worldwide. But, the Foundation needs your support to continue its work, as it is supported solely by voluntary contributions from individuals, ASIS chapters, and organisations.


Your charitable contribution to the Foundation will directly support:

  • Scholarships and awards for ASIS members-providing them with learning opportunities they wouldn't have otherwise.
  • Research that provides evidence-based practices and expand the knowledge base of the profession.

Lend your support now. Every dollar you give has an impact on advancing the security profession. Go to www.asisfoundation.org to donate and learn more.

a18EU Parliament Rejects ACTA

The European Parliament rejected on 4 July the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), dealing a blow to European Commissioner Karel De Gucht, who sought to dissuade MEPs from voting on the international treaty before the European Court of Justice gave its opinion.


The vote - 478-39 with 165 abstentions - put the last nail in the coffin of the controversial pact although other countries are expected to carry on with it.


So far the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea are among the countries that have signed but not ratified the trade agreement.


Although MEPs feel there is a need to standardise international laws that protect the rights of those who produce music, films, pharmaceuticals, fashion goods and other products that often are the targets of piracy and intellectual property theft, they also feared  the treaty as it stands could lead to censorship and a loss of privacy on the Internet.


"The vote against ACTA was not one against the protection of intellectual property," said the Parliament President Martin Schulz. "On the contrary, the European Parliament staunchly supports the fight against piracy and counterfeiting, which harm European companies and pose a threat to consumer health and European jobs."


This is why MEPs decided to disregard De Gucht, who urged them to wait for the Court of Justice ruling before voting. Such a procedure could take up to two years and MEPs did not see the point in waiting.


Despite the resounding defeat, De Gucht said the European Commission would continue to seek the court's opinion.


Please click here for more.

Source: Euractiv

a19Learn and Network with ASIS Young Professionals

Looking to expand your professional network...Grow knowledge of business and technical best practices in security...Acquire skills necessary to advance your career and achieve your potential? The ASIS Young Professionals initiative is a great place to invest your time. Your engagement will provide access to the knowledge and skills you need to begin building a successful career in security management.


YP Webinar Series-visit the website to preview and register for these upcoming FREE webinars.

25 September | Achieving ASIS Board Certification - The CPP Journey

9 October | Taking the Mystery out of PSIM


Start making plans now to attend ASIS 2012 in Philadelphia and don't miss a minute of valuable face-time with young professional peers and security management careerists from around the world.

ASIS Young Professionals Reception
Sunday, 9 September 2012, 5:00-6:00 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Philadelphia, PA


Young Professionals on the Move
Are you on the move? Let us know so we can share your accomplishments and inspire other ASIS young professionals. Email us.

Visit www.asisonline.org/yp to learn more about the opportunities that await you as a Young Professional within the ASIS community of practitioners. Get started now by going to find your chapter liaison.


a20New ENISA Study: 10 Recommendations for Making European Smart Grids Safer 

New ENISA report on how to make smart grids and their roll out a success, for more efficient and safer energy consumption.


A smart grid is an upgraded electricity network with two-way digital
communication between supplier and consumer. The adoption of smart grids will dramatically change the distribution and control of energy for solar panels, small wind turbines, electric vehicles, etc. By making energy distribution more efficient, smart grids give clear benefits to users, electricity suppliers, grid operators, and society as a whole. At the same time, their dependency on computer networks and Internet makes our society more vulnerable to cyber-attacks, with potentially devastating results. Therefore, to prepare for a successful roll-out of smart grids, a repot published by ENISA proposes 10 security recommendations for the public and private sector out of almost 100 findings.

Some key report recommendations include:

  • The European Commission (EC) and the competent authorities of the Member States (MS) need to provide a clear, regulatory and policy framework on smart grid cyber security at the national and EU level, as this presently is missing.
  • The EC, in collaboration with ENISA, the MS, and the private sector, should develop a minimum set of security measures based on existing standards and guidelines.
  • Both the EC and the MS authorities should promote security certification schemes for the entire value chain of smart grids components, including organisational security.
  • The MS authorities should involve Computer Emergency Response Teams to play an advisory role in power grids' cyber security.

Please click here for more.

Source: European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

a21Get 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.

a22MEPs Blast "Illegal" Attempt to Re-Write Patent Rules

EU Observer reported that, according to lawyers working for the European Parliament, a last-minute deal by Governments to re-write the torturously agreed rules on a single EU patent breaks community law.


In a legal opinion on the proposal, Parliament's legal service said that while Member States were legally entitled to propose amendments to the bill, the articles they took out - numbers 6 to 8 - remove an "essential element".


Moreover, it would breach the provision in the EU treaties to adopt "measures for the creation of European intellectual property rights to provide uniform protection of intellectual property rights".


Removal of the three articles would mean that "the act would not permit the uniform protection of intellectual property rights throughout the Union and, consequently, would not comply with the requirements laid down in Article 118", the opinion concluded.


The latest hold-up to the deal came as France, Germany and the UK each insisted on hosting the patent court in their country.


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Source: EU Observer

a23New Scholarship Awards Active Duty Military Funds to Pursue Certification

The Foundation and the ASIS Military Liaison Council established a new scholarship that will award funds to ASIS members who are active duty military personnel to apply, prepare, and test for ASIS board certification. Apply for the 2012 Scholarships by 10 August 2012. The awards will be presented each year at the Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Day Luncheon at Annual Seminar and Exhibits. Lend your support to this award by making a donation to the Scholarship Fund.

a25EU Cyber Security Agency ENISA; "High Roller" Online Bank Robberies Reveal Security Gaps

Many online banking systems dangerously rely on PCs being secure, but banks should instead presume all customer PCs are infected, says the EU's cyber security agency ENISA in response to the reports about the "High Roller" cyber-attack.  


The recent, targeted "High Roller" cyber-attacks on wealthy corporate bank accounts yielding tens of millions of dollars was analysed in a report recently published by McAfee and Guardian Analytics. The report describes the technical details and the impact of a series of cyber-attacks. The old adage that "criminals go where the money is" today means that "bank robbers go online", as the Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht states. It should come as no surprise that large organised crime groups are targeting online banking sites. Still, the attacks drew much attention, for three reasons.

  1. Highly automated: The attackers reduced manual intervention to a minimum, relying mostly on automation. The attacks were also fast and easily missed by the user.
  2. Sophisticated: The banks' protection measures, such as two-factor authentication and fraud detection, were circumvented. Users did not notice this right away because the fraudulent transactions were hidden by malware (inserting javascript code into pages).
  3. Targeted: Only PCs from users with corresponding high balances were targeted (e.g. around 5000 PCs in the Netherlands).

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Source: European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

a26Winter SASIG Meeting: "Security - Why Should Anyone Listen to Us?" - 30th October 2012

One of the toughest challenges faced by the CSO and CISO is building the case for investment in security and fraud prevention. According to PwC's 2012 Information Security Breaches Survey:

  • The average cost of a large organisation's worst security breach is 110k - 250k
  • 80% of large organisations don't evaluate ROI on their security expenditure
  • 20% of large organisations spend less than 1% of IT budget on information security

Meanwhile in a period of austerity the search is always on for ways to cut costs. Security and fraud prevention are often seen as an easy target at the very time when companies are particularly vulnerable to the whole range of traditional and emerging internal and external security threats, and when the need for our services is even greater. The C-Suite cannot afford to ignore the threats to the business but it is often difficult to get their attention. For them a thorough business case for investment in security is an essential rather than an optional extra.


At the Winter SASIG we will be exploring:

  • The importance of a long-term strategic, business focussed approach to security
  • How to get the attention of our C-Suite colleagues over the noise of the many other urgent business challenges, and achieve their buy-in
  • How to show that effective security risk management can be both a business enabler and a contributor to profits/the bottom line
  • How to demonstrate return on investment for our security programmes through effective measurement


Keep updated by visiting the SASIG website.


Where and when?

This free one-day meeting is being hosted by PwC, 7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT on Tuesday 30th October 2012. Registration will commence at 8.45am with closing remarks scheduled for 3.30pm. Please note that meetings are not generally open to suppliers and contractors.


Register to attend

Numbers for this event are limited to 100 delegates. Please register using the new registration form by clicking here or calling +44 (0)1234 708456. In the case of oversubscription for the meeting, names will be drawn from a ballot and attendance will be confirmed within 2 weeks of the event.

a27Global Agenda

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

- Philadelphia, USA


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

17-21 December 2012 -Resilience Management Lead Auditor - Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Leiden, The Netherlands


17-19 February 2013 - ASIS 4th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition- Dubai, UAE

14-16 April 2013 - ASIS 12th European Security Conference & Exhibition - Gothenburg, Sweden (Call for presentations is now open. Deadline: 6 September 2012)

8-9 May 2013 - ASIS 23rd New York Security Conference & Expo - New York, USA

a28Professional Development

Webinar Archive


Now available on CD and as streaming media.
60 minutes / 49 USD ASIS Members / 79 USD Non-Members

Click here to access a complete list of recent recordings available via CD box set as well as streaming media.


Professional Development @ Your Fingertips 24:7.


Classroom Programmes


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a32Chapter and Certification Events
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