March 2008
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 44th edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage you to submit any 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 21 April 2008.


Don Randall to win the 2008 ASIS International European Person of the Year Award

ASIS International is pleased to announce that Mr. Don W. Randall, Senior Vice President and International Security Manager, EMEA, of JP Morgan Chase will be presented with the ASIS European Person of the Year 2008 Award.

Mr. Randall was nominated for the award in connection with his development and harmonisation of a major public-private initiative - Project Griffin – aimed at supporting both business and citizen communities whilst providing additional resources to the public police forces. In addition to now being a UK wide resource, the Project Griffin has been taken up in the USA (Project Shield), Australia, South Africa and Hong Kong.

Don Randall commented: “This is really a splendid piece of news and a complete surprise. It will be my honour to accept

 Don Randall The basic objectives of Project Griffin are the following:
• In times of catastrophe, private security steps up to supplement the resources of the police (barrier duties, etc) thus allowing the police to focus on critical tasks
• On a weekly basis, thousands of private security officers and police share intelligence on criminals and the criminal modus operandi they are interested in identifying
• Counter terrorism surveillance training is delivered by police resources to private security officers as part of the project and feedback on suspicious movements is provided by private security officers to their local coordinator.

Whilst there have been local projects of coordination between public and private security, this is the first global footprint that has been developed with the highest levels of support within the government and law enforcement community.

The ASIS International European Person of the Year Award is presented each year to recognise outstanding accomplishments advancing the security profession in Europe. The nominee should be highly regarded in Europe and known to be a strong contributor to the improvement of the standing and image of the security profession. Last year’s winner was Mr. Wim Philippa, Secretary General of the European Roundtable of Industrialists.

The award will be presented to Mr. Randall at ASIS International’s 7th European Security Conference which will take place in Barcelona on 13-16 April 2008.

ASIS International’s 7th Annual European Security Conference will feature 33 high-level educational sessions. High quality presentations developed by and for security professionals will cover the entire spectrum of security topics ranging from workplace violence and corporate intelligence to the effects of bomb blasts on people, buildings and businesses as well as fraud risk management strategies. It will be a unique opportunity to connect with both public and private sector leaders from around Europe and the globe and to discover how they are confronting today’s security challenges.

Last chance to register for the Barcelona Pre-Conference Programme

At the 7th European Security Conference , ASIS will offer an extensive pre-conference programme. Three parallel sessions will take place on Sunday 13 April from 15.00-18.00. Registration is required for participation in these sessions and is offered for only EUR 55. To register, please click here. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to participate in one of these sessions, please send an e-mail to

Security Standards Training Session
Dr. Marc Siegel, Roger Warwick CPP

During this three-hour training session members of the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission and the ASIS International European Standards Group will show how ISO and CEN standards are evolving by combining both security and quality management principles and procedures.

The session will include:

  •  the concept of quality management systems 
  • an overview of internationally recognised standards such as ISO 27001 (Information Security) and ISO28000 (Supply Chain Security) plus an introduction to standards that are being developed, including the ASIS International standard “All Hazards Risk Management” and Societal Security. 
  • security auditing procedures

Managing Technology Workshop
Mike Tennent, Jon Laws, Phill Boskett and Philip Edwards

The hectic schedule of the modern executive allows little time to absorb and understand today's rapidly evolving technology. This educational workshop provides them with a rare chance to identify, investigate and manually evaluate equipment and services which could determine the success of their business.

This workshop is provided by Tavcom Training. Tavcom Training has no affiliation with any individual manufacturer or supplier, allowing independent presenters to demonstrate and discuss the benefits and limitations of a range of equipment without any bias.

Tavcom’s Director of Training Mr Mike Tennent will be joined by senior tutor and security consultant Eur.Ing. Jon Laws and Mr Phil Boskett, CPP, PSP, a long-standing security practitioner with 25 years of policing and security experience -nationally and internationally.

Although essentially a ‘hands-on’ event, Mike Tennent will give an overview of some of the new technologies arriving on the international scene and will review the night trials recently conducted with 14 major manufacturers at the Tavcom test site. Jon Laws will look at megapixel technology, issues surrounding CCTV digital recording and storage and networking limitations. Phil Boskett will use case studies to comment on some of the operational and management issues arising from the preparation for, use, control and governance of physical security systems.

A ‘Question and Answer’ session will be chaired by Mr Philip Edwards, retired Board Director of the Dixon's Group. This will provide the opportunity to question our panel of experts on matters arising from the presentations and workshop activities. Following the workshop, the equipment will be available for Conference delegates to observe and use for the remainder of the evening.

CPP/PSP/CPI Review Course
Joop Verdonk CPP

As the emphasis on protecting people, property, and information increases, it has made the demand for professional security practitioners even more urgent. To meet these needs, ASIS International administers the  following certification programs:

  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP™)
    This certification designates individuals who have
    demonstrated competency in all areas constituting security
  • Professional Certified Investigator (PCI™)
    Holders of the PCI™ certification have demonstrated
    education and/or experience in the fields of case
    management, evidence collection, and case presentation.
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP™)
    The PSP™ designation is the certification for those whose
    primary responsibility is to conduct threat surveys, design
    integrated security systems that include equipment,
    procedures and people, or install, operate and maintain
    those systems.

This short review course will introduce you to the context of certification exams and familiarise you with the type of questions that may be adressed.

COMMENTARY: Why Regulate Private Security 

By Jorma Hakala

Private security is regulated in most countries and federal states in the world. In a recent survey it turned out that over 90% of them had some kind of statutory regulation and control on the industry. The reasons to regulate, however, vary from one regulatory regime to another, depending on the local history, general administrative model, political situation, culture and tradition of policing. There has been very little research in which the needs for private security regulation have been looked at in a structured way. The existing studies have also focused primarily on the national needs of a specific country, not handling the reasons generally in a transnational context. In this report some answers, based on material from 43 regulatory regimes, are given to the question: why regulate manned private security?

The report comprises a structured summary presentation of the ‘reasons and goals’ argumentation used by different interest groups to support statutory regulation of private manned security services. The results show that even if the private security regulation is diversified and the practical execution of rules differs considerably from country to country, the main reasons for and goals of the industry-specific statutory regulation are to some extent identical globally. Primarily strong constitutional, public and institutional interests have been and still are the driving forces behind this sort of legislation in societies. The reasons and goals can be grouped into three main categories:
Firstly, there are the constitutional requirements, such as protection of individual human rights, maintaining the state monopoly on violence and the definition of the public/private division of labour in security work.

Secondly, there are the public interest requirements, such as exclusion of unsuitable elements from the industry, guaranteeing of security providers’ accountability and control of weapons in private security work.

Thirdly, there are professional requirements, such as the elimination of ‘cowboy’ companies from the business, the setting of minimum ethical and quality standards for the industry’s activities, the organising of industry-specific training, and the guaranteeing of proper terms of employment for security officers.

Obvious pain spots can be noticed in many societies concerning private security, especially related to its status, its powers and its co-operation with public authorities. It seems to be exceptionally difficult for the governments and the state institutions to admit that the simultaneous diminishing resources given and the increasing expectations put on public security providers, in today’s society, mean living in self-delusion. The result will be that private security solutions and services will in the future have an ever growing visible role in societies. To control this unavoidable development, the private security providers need to be steered by the society in a controlled way. Also the division of labour and the rules for co-operation with the public security providers, primarily the police, should be clarified by statutory regulation.

The actual, ‘real life’, trends pushing for new and modernised private security regulation in today’s society seem to be connected mostly to the general changes in governance: the gradual development of private security into a provider of public security, the outsourcing of security duties by public authorities and the privatisation of industries and services belonging to societies’ critical infrastructure and which need a new model of protection. The challenge for all the interested parties is to make sure that the needs for regulation are realised and that appropriate action is taken to keep the provision of private security services under sufficient public control.

J. Hakala is a PhD student at the Department of Sociology, City University, London. Presently he is the chairman of the board of Securitas Oy Finland, chairman of ASIS Chapter Finland, a member of EU sectoral social dialogue committee on private security, a member of CoESS permanent working committees guarding and enlargement, and a visiting teacher on security management at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

SRVP Report

By Peter French CPP
SRVP for Europe

Our Barcelona Conference planning continues at a great pace. Sponsorship and exhibitors are already above 2007 levels and we have had worldwide attendee bookings, indicating that we will be hosting our largest European Conference to date. It is important that speakers exceed expectations and the programming committee continues to seek fresh innovative presentations.

"..I would be interested in hearing from members who would wish to stand for either RVP or ARVP positions in the future."

As benefits a worldwide practitioners organisation, we have excellent fringe events planned from the 13th – 16th April. There are three pre-conference workshops as well as a wide choice of tours of the city and receptions in which to participate.

I think that it would be true to say that we are balancing exceptional practitioners sessions with social networking to allow for greater attendee interaction. The SRVP reception on Sunday and the President’s reception on Tuesday will allow you ample time to meet other attendees, as we also attract a broad number of complimentary professions. For the first time, we will be using ASIS Connect, an online forum where delegates can interact prior to and for two weeks after the conference.

In Europe we have established two Chapters so far this year, in Russia and Croatia, approved by the ASIS Board. To help the SRVP and RVPs facilitate this growing membership, the BoD has approved the following redistribution of regions in Europe.
This is allowing for sustained and sustainable Chapter development and provides strategic management for countries where, in their early years, this is usually required. Andy Williams has been appointed RVP for the newly created Region 27B. A Regional Vice President has yet to be appointed for the new Region 29 and I would be interested in hearing from members who would wish to stand for either RVP or ARVP positions in the future.

Region 25 Region 26 Region 27A Region 27B Region 28 Region 29
RVP: Godfried Hendriks CPP RVP: Helge Kvamme RVP: Roger Warwick CPP RVP: Andy Williams RVP Thomas Tidiks RVP: TBC
Bosnia & Herzegovina
San Marino

Czech Republic

Regular stimulus is required for all our enterprises and we see over coming years a greater outreach programme through education and region seminars. In early April the Czech Republic Chapter will have co-hosted a major conference under the auspices of the Czech Interior Minister, Mr Ivan Langer. This is a clear recognition of the professional status that our Czech members have established.

Each year the political engagement of ASIS Europe has raised our profile. Through our work in professional standards, we are now recognised in the heart of Europe as being a group of security professionals who can be trusted to advise on a broad range of security issues. Hopefully this will develop further during 2008.

Through our Chapter Newsletters and Eurodynamics as well as local and regional websites, we need to share more information and perhaps build on case studies which I think most of us find to be a useful way of interpreting.

With Interpol and ESRIF participating in our European Conference, we plan to also build on these links to deliver practical programmes and shared information. I have asked all our ARVPs in Europe to look how they can impact membership and cross Chapter events at the regional level. I am hoping that in 2008 this will come to fruition.

Hope to see you in Barcelona.

SIA Chair, Baroness Ruth Henig, Present Certificates at ASIS Dinner

HMS Belfast, currently celebrating its 70th year was the venue for the ASIS International UK Chapter Certification Dinner.

60 guests enjoyed an excellent evening and particularly enjoyed joining with the recipients of the CPP (Certified Protection Professional) and PSP (Physical Security Professional) awards as they received their certificates from SIA Chair Baroness Ruth Henig.

"These certifications are the only truly internationally recognised security qualifications and are aimed at middle to senior management", Baroness Henig said in her address, “I know from having met and talked to many members of ASIS that the main driving force here is a commitment to improve and professionalise the private security industry and the presentations this evening demonstrate just how successful you are being.”

Addressing the recipients she added, “As a result of your success, you have become – if I may describe you in this way – beacons shining out in the landscape of private security“
Talking about her aspiration (shared by ASIS) that the Security Industry will become a Security Profession she said, “My vision of the future includes the hearing of careers teachers encouraging students, male or female, to go into the private security industry, and for the sector to be seen at all levels as innovative, forward looking, and professional.”

Baroness Henig spoke in praise of ASIS, “To really embed the value of recognition of success, we need to have benchmarks for middle and senior managers to strive for. Without a benchmark for excellence, it becomes more difficult for industry to professionalise. It is in setting these benchmarks that ASIS is such an important body – and we at the SIA greatly value the fact that ASIS exists to define achievement at these higher levels of management. We know that industry values this too, as demonstrated by the fact that The Prudential, amongst other prestigious companies, has made a point of putting its security team through CPP and PSP where relevant to the practitioner’s role.

“We also value the fact that ASIS are committed to the regular updating of members’ skills by giving them access to a comprehensive system of CPD. “

In concluding, she added, "So many congratulations to those of you receiving awards, to ASIS and to those who have helped to design and deliver the training- and where you lead, may the whole industry follow in due course.”

For more information about ASIS in the UK please contact Mike Hurst ( and visit the website

Improved Traceability of Explosives in the EU

As one of a series of measures to help combat terrorism, the European Commission has adopted measures to strengthen the control of explosives for civil use, for instance in the mining industry. To prevent theft and to ensure that any thefts or losses are quickly detected, the new Regulation requires unique labelling of explosives throughout the EU. In addition, manufacturers, traders and users will be required to tighten recordkeeping and stock management. This will make it easier to trace the origin of lost or stolen explosives and to quickly establish whether persons holding explosives are doing so legally and what the itinerary of the explosives has been.

So far diverging labelling requirements in different Member States could hamper national authorities from quickly establishing the legitimate possession, origin and itinerary of explosives, in particular when being transported from one Member State to another* . At present it can take up to two days in order to identify the origin of explosives. With unique labelling this time lag will be considerably reduced.

Therefore, the Commission Directive on the identification and traceability of explosives adopted in the framework of Council Directive 93/15/EEC on the placing on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses requires Member States to ensure that explosives and each smallest packaging unit thereof would be marked with a unique identification . The label shall contain information about the country of production or import, the manufacturer, place of production and a unique product code, both in the form of text, and as a bar or matrix code. These have to be fixed on the various types of explosives, such as cartridged explosives; two-component explosives, electric, non-electric and electronic detonators; detonating cords and safety fuses, etc.

Undertakings in the explosives sector will have to maintain records for 10 years after delivery of explosives or whenever known after the use, in a way which allows keeping track of explosives in such a way that those holding the explosives can be identified at any time from production and first placing on the market until final use.

Click here for more information

Source: European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry

Current and aspiring ASIS leaders: attend the volunteer leaders training in Barcelona

Do you have what it takes to help lead ASIS International, a global association with more than 2,300 members in Europe and 36,000 globally? ASIS International is the world's largest society for security professionals with some 1,000 plus key volunteers. One of the reasons for the success of ASIS International is to be found is the exceptional quality of its volunteer leadership which forms the backbone the society.

We have the honour to invite you to the annual volunteer leadership and chapter officer training session which will take place on Monday 14 April 2008 from 17.00 -19.00 in the framework of the 7th ASIS European Security Conference in Barcelona, Spain. The purpose of this session is to provide training to existing volunteers and to familiarise aspiring leaders with the responsibilities and privileges that come with such positions.

Here are the areas where you can make a difference: 

 - Local/Chapter level: With approximately 200 chapters worldwide and 18 in Europe you can find a local group of security professionals ready to help you develop your leadership skills--opportunities on the executive board of the chapter, as well as those in hospitality, public relations, membership, and programs, and representation to the ASIS CPP™ Program, Foundation, or Public Policy Council are available. Newsletter editors, student auxiliary coordinators, and job placement coordinators are examples of other opportunities.

- Regional level: Here you can contribute to ASIS strategy in Europe and help educate, motivate, and manage chapter leaders in your region on how to reach their members through quality monthly meetings, workshops and seminars. Previous local chapter experience required.

- Councils: More than 30 special industry and topical security groups--opportunities in planning or speaking at ASIS educational programs, contributing questions to the CPP™ exam, creating publishing projects in various media, hosting council booths and luncheon tables at the Annual ASIS Seminar & Exhibits.

- Education and certification activities: CPP™ promotion, communications, seminar programs.

- ASIS Foundation activities: Fundraising; projects and events.

- Standards & Guidelines

- Board of Directors  

SICUR 2008

By Juan Amoros CPP
Spanish Chapter Committee

This year, ASIS Spain, has had a booth from which it has sought to publicise the association and encourage different activities it is carrying out for security professionals.

The stand has been busy with partners, friends and professionals who have taken an interest in the partnership. Proof of this are the many requests for information delivered to register as partners, as well as individual training from ASIS, showing interest in our professional certifications, and the European Conference to be held in Barcelona in April.

Among the activities carried out by comtivo SICUR 2008, ASIS Spain organized a technical seminar, under the title, OVERVIEW OF THE DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SECURITY had spoken to:

• Enrique Victorero, Director of International Security and Quality, Bureau of Corporate Security Group IBERDROLA, presented a paper on risk management in various scenarios, under the title "Security: It's traditional, the real Done."

• Javier Garcia Cadiñanos, Manager Security METRO from MADRID, shared his experiences on the cataloguing and processing of multiple hazards, under the title "Role Polyvalent in Security Management."

• Marc Varri, Attaché in Spain Justice Department official representative of US-FBI, spoke global threats to public safety, in a presentation entitled "The Neighborhood Research Threatened."

We accompanied during the closing ceremony Maria Valcarce, Director of SICUR, who delivered a plaque ASIS-Spain, in a gesture of appreciation for their cooperation and support, without which it would not have been possible our presence at the Fair, or the holding of this Technical Conference  

Global Agenda

13-16 April 2008 - 7th European Security Conference - Security: The Essential Corporate Asset - Barcelona, Spain. Click here for more information.

12-15 May 2008 - IFSEC 2008 - NEC, Birmingham UK. The ASIS European Bureau will be exhibiting.

Chapter and Certification Events

For the latest details visit the European agenda

24 April 2008 Chapter meeting, Vienna
2 June 2008 in Vienna (2 ½ hours meeting)
17 November in Vienna (a full day event)

10 & 11 April 2008 - Review CPP & PSP Corsendonk (Belgium)
2 May 2008 - Exam training CPP- 11, Corsendonk (Belgium)
3 May 2008 - Exam CPP/PSP/ PCI, Corsendonk (Belgium)
14 May 2008 - Spring meeting (full day) at ICC, The Hague, NL
13 June 2008 - Coaching CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
11 & 12 September 2008 - Review CPP/PSP/PCI, Corsendonk (Belgium)
9 September 2008 - Business meeting (afternoon) at MacTwin, Heteren, NL
12 September 2008 - Coaching CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
31 October 2008 - Exam training CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
31 October 2008 - Coaching CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
1 November 2008 - Exam CPP/PSP/ PCI, Corsendonk (Belgium)
20/21 November 2008 - Fall meeting (full day) at Corsendonk, B

All ASIS Benelux certification events take place at the Priory of Corsendonk, Oud Turnhout, Belgium. Training sessions are organised by the Security College, contact: Mr Joop Verdonk CPP.


1 April 2008 - Networking, Stevns Forte - contact  
12 June 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact  
26 August 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact  
9 October 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact  
26 November 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact


5 February 2009 - General assembly and members meeting, location tbd - contact


3 May 2008 - PSP exams - Paris (unique site in front of the Eiffel Tower! Contact Sylvan Ravinet, PSP, certifications VP:
16 May 2008 - chapter meeting
4 July 2008 - chapter meeting
5 September 2008 - chapter meeting
31 October 2008 - chapter meeting
1 November 2008 - CPP, PSP exams - Paris (unique site in front of the Eiffel Tower! Contact Sylvan Ravinet, PSP, certifications VP:
19 December 2008 - chapter meeting

To attend a chapter meeting and meet us when visiting Paris: contact:  (both French and English presentations are given) All meetings take place in the Paris region

April 2008 - Chapter meeting, Halle/Westfalen, Germany - contact  
July 2008 - Chapter meeting, location tbd - contact  
November 2008 - Chaptermeeting, location tbd - contact

28 February 2008 - Annual meeting -StatoilHydro, Vækerø, Oslo -  
28 May 2008 - ASIS Action, Location TBD -  
1 September 2008 - ASIS dagene, location TBD -  
2 September 2008 - ASIS dagene, Location TBD -  
27 November 2008 - Christmas meeting with Lutefisk, Location TBD -

13-16 April 2008 - 7th European Security Conference, Barcelona

24 April 2008 - CPTED, Stockholm - contact  
3 May 2008 - CPP,PSP,PCI Exam, Stockholm - contact  
22 May 2008 - Weapons and bombs used by terrorists and criminals, Stockholm - contact  
12 June 2008 - Club evening networking, Stockholm - contact 1 and 2 September 2008 - ASIS days Norway
2 October 2008 - Recruiting security, Stockholm - contact  
23 October 2008 - Transport security, Gothenburg
1 November 2008 - CPP,PSP,PCI Exam, Stockholm - contact  
22 November 2008 - Investigation, skills and tools, Stockholm - contact
4 December 2008 - Pub evening networking, Stockholm - contact

Exams will take place at the Företagsuniversitetet, Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please contact Mr Klas Nilsson CPP PSP PCI  

4 June 2008 - Fachmeeting III/08, Zurich - Hotel Widder, Salon Erzberg -  
7 June 2008 - Workshop, The Web as Source for Investigations, Gloria Reyes, Reyes Consulting -  
3 September 2008 - Celebrating 25 years of chapter 160 with Pius Segmüller, Zürich - Hotel Widder, Salon Erzberg  
5 November 2008 - Fachmeeting V/08, Zürich - Hotel Sofitel -

United Kingdom
3 May 2008 - CPP Certification Exam, Streatley, Berks -
mid June 2008 - CPP/PSP Study Programmes Begin (Distance Learning) Contact  
26 June 2008 - Summer Seminar, Barings Bank, London - Contact  
24 September 2008 - Autumn Seminar, Linklater, Silk St, London - Contact  
1 November 2008 - CPP and PSP Certification Exams, Streatley, Berks - Contact  
20 November 2008 - Winter Seminar and AGM, BAT HQ, London - contact

2007 UK certification events take place at The Swan at Streatley Hotel, Streatley on Thames, Berkshire. Training sessions are organised by ARC Training International Ltd. For more information contact Mr David Cresswell CPP or Ms Janet Ward  


Raise your company's visibility in Barcelona!

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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.


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