June 2009 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 57th 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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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

Register for the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits

You have only so many waking hours to focus on the security challenges facing your organization. That's why security professionals like you have come to rely on ASIS as their all-in-one destination for the innovations, information, and connections they need to provide the best security possible—the kind of solutions that will help YOU sleep better at night.

Click here to view the full programme.

Key Benefits of Attending

• Find the latest information on global threats, mitigation, and prevention.
• Discover thousands of innovative solutions in the Exhibit Hall.
• Learn how peers are managing day-to-day challenges and developing solutions.
• Network with some of the best minds in the industry.
• Increase your knowledge of security best practices, guidelines, and standards.
• Save time and money by researching products/services on the show floor.
• Gain a wealth of indispensable tools that will re-energize your organization.

Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state and national security advisor in George W. Bush’s administration, and actor, author and pop culture icon Ben Stein, will be keynote speakers.

From January 2005 to January 2009, Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th secretary of state of the United States. Before serving as America’s chief diplomat, she was an assistant to President Bush for national security affairs from January 2001 to 2005. She is currently the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and professor of political science at Stanford University.

Rice will share stories of her extraordinary experiences and a sweeping look at global affairs during her keynote address.

Ben Stein, one of the most recognizable faces in America today, has done just about everything during his career—presidential speechwriter, best-selling author, lawyer, economist, college professor, syndicated columnist, game show host and more. Stein is also an actor. His part as the boring teacher in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was recently ranked as one of the 50 most famous scenes in American film.

Join the global community of your peers—more than 22,000 of them—in Anaheim, California, for the industry-leading event of the year where Security Never Sleeps.

Please click here to register.

Get the latest news on ASIS 2009 taking place Sept. 21-24 in Anaheim, California—Join ASIS 2009 Social Networks! 

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.

ASIS International Launches Global Computer-Based Testing for Certification Exams

ASIS International is expanding the administration of computer-based testing (CBT) to 32 locations outside of the United States and Canada, beginning July 1. International candidates for ASIS board certification previously had access only to paper-and-pencil exams.

International security practitioners approved by ASIS to take the examinations for the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and the Physical Security Professional (PSP) credentials may visit this Web site. The Web site will allow candidates to identify test locations and to schedule test dates in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia/Oceania. A link to frequently asked questions is also provided as a resource.

"As ASIS looks to enhance its certification, education and networking opportunities globally, the conversion to CBT in countries throughout the world is a natural progression," says Darryl R. Branham, CPP, president of the ASIS Professional Certification Board.

Nearly 2,000 candidates take the CPP, PCI and PSP exams each year. Paper-and-pencil exams will continue for seven sites where CBT is currently unavailable—Ecuador, Jamaica, New Zealand, Panama, Qatar, Sweden, and Trinidad and Tobago. CBT has been available in the United States and Canada since 1998.

For more information on CBT and ASIS certifications, click here.

ASIS International Seminar Overview Now Available Online

ASIS International has posted its Seminar Overview in the Newsroom of its ASIS 2009 Web site.

The Seminar Overview is a guide to general information, special events and networking activities at the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, to be held in Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 21-24. The Seminar Overview also offers descriptions of Pre-Seminar Intensives, concurrent educational sessions and keynote speakers.

Members of the news media who meet the requirements of the ASIS media policy may sign up for a media pass to the Seminar in the Newsroom. If you have already registered, please register again (previous registrations were lost due to a computer malfunction).

If you would like to have a Seminar Overview mailed to you, contact Vicki Moeser at vicki.moeser@asisonline.org or call +1.703.518.1466.

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.

Is Your Organisation Prepared for the Unexpected?

   Organisational resilience management is an increasingly complex challenge. Companies must manage risks and assure resilience by identifying potential threats, assessing risks, and implementing measures to prevent, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents. Make your organisation and supply chain more resilient. Learn how to implement and conduct internal audits to the ASIS American National Standard Organisational Resilience: Security, Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems (ASIS.SPC.1—2009).

This intensive, three-day course taking place July 29-31 in San Francisco, is applicable to any organisation that needs to establish, implement, maintain, and improve an organisational resilience management system. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an ASIS International certificate acknowledging your ability to implement and internally audit against the ASIS SPC.1—2009.

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. The competition is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university during the 2009 academic year.

Please click here for more information.

ASIS International Brings Webinars to You

ASIS International organises new webinars in June and July.

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:
Mastering Internet Searching and Analysis for Investigations and Security
July 15, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.
Convergence - The Clash of Technology and Security Leadership
July 22, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.
Demonstrating the Value of Your Security Program
July 29, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.
Lighting Strikes: Surviving an Active Shooter-Hostage Event in the Workplace or Academic Environment
August 19, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.

Prices:
$99.00 ASIS Members
$129.00 Non-Members

CPP Course Kicks Off in Italy for First Time Ever

The preparation course for the CPP examination took place on 28-30 May in Milan. Planned and organised for the first time ever in Italy by Chapter 211, it was proactively supported by the experience of Chapter 208.
  13 candidates, all Italian Security Managers keen to enhance and improve their knowledge on international standard best practices, attended this course.

Prior to the final examination, scheduled at the beginning of November, all professionals will reconvene in Milan at the end of October to test themselves during a pre-exam course. Both preparatory sessions took advantage of the precious contribution of Barry Walker, veteran CPP trainer of Chapter 208.

Anti-terrorism Chief Warns of Pakistani Threat to the EU

Pakistan poses a threat to the European Union through the radicalisation of young Europeans, Gilles de Kerchove, the EU's top counter-terrorism official, has warned.

Speaking ahead of the first-ever EU-Pakistan summit in Brussels on 17 June, de Kerchove said that since 2006 there had been a disturbing increase in the number of “youngsters from Europe going to Pakistan for training purposes for jihad”. He said that the numbers could run into “several thousand” and Pakistani cells had been discovered in the UK, Spain, Germany and Belgium. The situation was “very serious”, he said, since those trained in Pakistan mostly returned to Europe to mount their attacks.

Please click here for more.

Source: europeanvoice.com

EU Plans Tougher Cybercrime Laws 

The European Commission is planning to impose harsher penalties for people who use the internet to commit crimes. New rules could see jail sentences for cybercrimes increased to more than five years, from about one to three years at present.

“We need new legislation to fight cyber attacks. Large-scale attacks are on the rise but the penalties . . . are not severe enough to dissuade criminals,” said Radomir Jansky, one of the senior cybercrime officials within the Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security.

Please click here for more.

Source: ft.com

Still Preparing for the Worst

The swine-flu outbreak is not yet a pandemic, but health authorities fear that the virus could return in a deadlier form later this year.

The world is still holding its breath over the H1N1 virus consisting of avian, swine and human influenza strains that appeared in Mexico last month. Will the virus simply fade out or lead to a raging pandemic? Nobody can be certain, which is a ‘known unknown' that leaves health officials facing tough choices. It is also a test for the European Union's claim of solidarity.

Please click here for more.

Source: europeanvoice.com

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
http;//www.asisonline.org/dubai

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 and the 4th Asia Pacific Conference

Download the sponsorship prospectus for Sydney and Dubai 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,
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Tel: +32 2 645 26 74
Fax:+32 2 645 26 71

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European Links

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Please visit our European Chapter Websites at the following links:

www.asisbenelux.eu 

www.asiscz.org

www.asisdenmark.dk 

www.asisfinland.org
 
www.asisonline.fr

www.asisireland.org 

www.asisitaly.org

www.asis.no 

www.asis-spain.org 

www.asis.se 

www.asisonline.ch

www.asistr.org 

www.asis.org.uk 

www.asisitaly.org

www.asis-israel.org

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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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