March 2009 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 54th edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage members to submit updates or articles you wish to share with the ASIS International members in Europe!

Copy deadlines for the next issues have been fixed at the third Monday of every month. The deadline for the next issue is 20 April 2009

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Register now for the ASIS International's 8th European Security Conference

Join hundreds of your colleagues and peers in Montreux for ASIS International’s 8th European Security Conference. Developed by and for security professionals, high-quality presentations cover the entire spectrum of the most important security topics and emerging issues facing you today.

Chateau de Chillon, Montreux

On the shore of Lake Geneva only one hour from Geneva airport, Montreux is the ideal resort location for leisure and business travelers. The region is called the "Swiss Riviera" thanks to its mild microclimate and tropical vegetation. The outstanding Belle Epoque architecture includes deluxe and first-class hotels situated in a breathtaking environment enhanced by the lake, palm trees, vineyards, mountains, and glacier. The famous Casino Barrière de Montreux, fun theme parks, international festivals, wellness centers, and worldwide reputation make Montreux the perfect location for the ASIS European Security Conference.

You will share experiences, best practices, and ideas with people from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. You’ll connect with leaders from around the globe and discover how they are confronting today’s critical challenges.

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Registration for this event is open.

Please click here to register to the ASIS International European Security Conference

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Should you have any questions regarding the online registration process, please contact, Tel: +31 (0)20 50 40 200.

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Danish Intelligence Chief to speak at ASIS International European Security Conference

  ASIS International has announced that Mr. Jakob Scharf, Head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) will be a keynote speaker at the 8th ASIS International European Security conference in Montreux. Mr. Scharf will discuss the increased terrorist threat in
his country following the publication in 2005 of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.

ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Certification Course

This 5-day, 40-hour ASIS International ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Certification Course which will take place in the framework of the conference is designed for professionals involved with the development of security management systems and managers responsible for improvement outcomes. The program, which meets the requirements for ISO 28000:2007 "Specification for security management systems for the supply chain," provides a thorough understanding of the IS0 28000 series of standards.

Please click here for more information and to register.

Last hance to order ASIS merchandise to be delivered at the ASIS store  in Montreux: order by 31 March

Registered delegates for ASIS European Conference in Montreux have the unique opportunity to purchase in advance books and merchandises via the ASIS website. Your order will be delivered in Montreux to the ASIS Booth.

In order to purchase you will have to follow the five following steps:
1. Go to
2. Start your shopping ( 5 items maximum)
3. Pay your order by credit card
4. Make sure to state the code : MONTR09 on your order form
5. Pick up your order at the ASIS Booth in Montreux.

Please note that your order will have to be placed for the 31st of March.

CPEs Awarded to ASIS Certificants at IFSEC 

Attending IFSEC 2009? If so and you are a CPP, PCI, or PSP—you can now earn CPE credits toward your recertification requirements by attending IFSEC educational programs or show floor. IFSEC conference registration records will be used to confirm CPE requests. ASIS board certificants will be required to follow the current guidelines for submission of CPE credits posted online in the recertification area of These submissions will be verified against IFSEC conference registrations.

Instituted by ASIS in January 2008, the CPE system is based on a standard of measure used worldwide to calculate continuing professional development. One credit equals one instructional hour (at least 50 minutes of instruction). All ASIS board certificants are required to submit CPEs by December 31st of the third year of their term. The numbers of CPE credits vary by certification. CPPs are required to earn 60 CPEs every three years, while the requirements for both PCI and PSP are 45.

To learn more about CPE requirements for recertification, or to find out how many credits you currently have on record, please visit

ASIS International Releases Organisational Resilience Standard  

The Organisational Resilience standard specifies requirements and provides guidance for organisational resilience management. It focuses on resilience—the adaptive capacity of an organisation in a complex and changing environment, as well as protection of critical assets.

Organisational resilience emphasises the synergies between the functions of risk, security, preparedness, continuity and emergency managers. This avoids "siloing" risks and allows the organisation to build both a proactive and reactive approach to managing risks, tailored to its size, activities and business/operating environment.

"The new OR standard uses a comprehensive approach to the management of risks associated with intentional, unintentional and naturally caused disruptions," says F. Mark Geraci, CPP, chair of the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission. "It provides a complete suite of tools to build a strategy for dealing with risks compatible with the mission and needs of the organisation, as well as addresses the core elements and criteria of the DHS PS-PREP."

Designed to be business friendly, the standard uses the globally tested and proven management systems approach. It can be integrated with quality, safety, environmental, information security, risk and other management systems within an organisation. Organisations that have adopted a management systems approach may be able to use it as a foundation for the OR management system.

The standard can be used for first, second or third-party verification and certification. Organisations can use it to improve resilience performance, as well as demonstrate to customers, clients and supply chain partners that the company has a robust resilience program. The OR standard will help organisations improve their competitiveness by implementing a balanced, holistic program for managing and treating risks.

The OR standard has been under development simultaneously in countries on four continents and was created as an ISO compatible format. The publication of this new ANSI standard will be followed by the publication of this document as a national standard in other countries that have supported this initiative.

To view the Organisational Resilience standard, click here.

ASIS standards and guidelines are developed through a consensus standards-development process to advance security practices. This process brings together volunteers and/or seeks out the views of people who have an interest in the topic covered. For more information, visit Standards and Guidelines on the ASIS Web site,

First Lead Auditor Course in the Benelux

‘May 4- 8 2009, the First Lead Auditor Course in the Benelux will be organized by Security College in good cooperation with ASIS International. The course is designed specifically for industry professionals involved with the development of security management systems and managers responsible for improvement outcomes.The course meets the requirements for ISO 28000:2007- Specification for security management systems for the supply chain.

Upon completion, you will receive an internationally recognized RAB/ QSA Lead Auditor Competency Certificate, which includes the competency units ” Audit Management Systems, Leading MS Audit Teams and Security Management Systems Auditing.’

The venue for this 40- hours course will be Priorij Corsendonk, Oud- Turnhout, Belgium.

For more information please contact Security College ( or visit

Eurojust retracts Skype wiretapping plans

In an apparent U-turn, the EU's judicial cooperation body has said it is not officially examining ways to wire-tap Skype and other computer-to-computer conversations.

Eurojust on 25 February retracted previous statements saying it was taking the lead in helping national authorities to wiretap Skype conversations, saying they were issued "prematurely" and were "incorrect".

In a statement issued on 20 February, Eurojust said it was appointing Italian prosecutor Carmen Manfredda to head the team dealing with looking at legal and practical matters on how to help national police and prosecutors in wiretapping Skype and similar computer-to-computer conversations.

The admission was immediately widely reported in European newspapers. However, a subsequent statement, released on 25 February said:

"When requested, Eurojust could play an important role in overcoming the technical and legal obstacles to the interception of internet telephony systems, taking into account the various data protection rules and civil rights."

In addition, its statement that Skype did not cooperate with Italian prosecutors also proved to be incorrect.

In fact, Ms Manfredda, a member of the Eurojust board, was only "approached" by Italian anti-mafia prosecutors in this regard in 2006, but no decision had been taken since.

Johannes Thuy, Eurojust's spokesman, could not be reached for further comments on why this communication error occurred.

For its part, Skype said it was glad the issue has been cleared up.

"We are pleased that Eurojust has clarified their previous statement and has recognised our commitment to cooperate with law enforcement authorities which Skype does as much as is legally and technically possible. Skype looks forward to working more with Eurojust in the future," Brian O'Shaughnessy, head of corporate communications at Skype told this website.

Skype, a Danish-Swedish business developed by Estonian programmers that was sold to E-Bay in 2005 and has over 350 million customers worldwide, is said to be un-spyable by intelligence services.

Italian anti-mafia prosecutors requested Eurojust's help, pointing out that criminals in Italy were increasingly making phone calls over the internet in order to avoid getting caught through mobile wiretapping.

Customs and tax police in Milan had overheard a suspected cocaine trafficker telling an accomplice to switch to Skype in order to get details of a 2kg drug consignment.

Bavarian authorities allegedly also attempted to wiretap Skype conversations and commissioned an IT firm to do this, but were not successful, according to documents obtained by Piraten Party, a movement promoting Internet freedom.

The only way to wiretap computer-to-computer calls (VoIP) is to hack the computers themselves, Andreas Popp from the German branch of the Piraten Party told.

"But this does not only give access to the VoIP calls, with a few clicks it gives access to the whole computer, making it possible to copy any private data on the machine or even place fake evidence on it," he noted.

Source: euobserver

France restricts international corruption investigations

French legislation restricts prosecutors in investigating international corruption cases, a report by the Council of Europe's anti-corruption group (GRECO) shows.

"France has severely restricted its jurisdiction and its ability to prosecute cases with an international dimension, which, given the country's importance in the international economy and the scale of many of its companies, is very regrettable," the report states.
The report, approved by the French government, was published on 12 March. The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) was established in 1999 by the Council of Europe to monitor member states' compliance with anti-corruption standards.

According to the report, French prosecutors have no jurisdiction in prosecuting foreign companies that have bribed French public officials abroad. Complicity in any offence committed by a French person abroad is only investigated if a final decision in foreign courts has been reached.

"This provision makes it very difficult to prosecute acts of complicity that also include, for example, the instigation by the parent company in France of a corruption offence committed by a local branch abroad," GRECO comments.

Also, offences committed abroad can only be investigated at the request of the foreign prosecutors and following a complaint from the victim or his or her beneficiaries, or an official report by the authorities of the country where the offence was committed. This poses problems particularly when dealing with corruption cases of public officials in other countries.

Although in broad terms, France's legal system is fairly effective combating corruption, GRECO "wondered why, despite the economic weight of France and its close historical links with certain regions of the world considered to be rife with corruption, it has not yet imposed any penalties for bribing foreign public officials," the report states, alluding to France's former African colonies.

"The French authorities explain this situation by the recent implementation of the law of 13 November 2007, the length of criminal investigations and the complexity of mutual legal assistance with certain regions of the world," the report adds.

Earlier UK-based NGO Global Witness named several French banks in a report unveiling their connections with corrupt regimes in Africa and Central Asia.

Barclays in Paris held a private account for Teodorin Obiang, a scion of the ruling family in Equitorial Guinea, who in the past 10 years spent €4.5 million on sports cars even as 20 percent of children die before their fifth birthday due to poverty in the oil-rich country.

Until March 2007, BNP Paribas was involved in billions of euros of syndicated loans to the Angola ruling elite-linked oil firm Sonangol, Global Witness writes.

Source: euobserver

Deadline approaching! Submit your abstract for the 1st ASIS International's Middle East Security Conference by 3 April!

ASIS International, the world's preeminent association for security professionals, is organizing its 1st Middle East Security Conference, and is now accepting abstracts for presentations.

The 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 6-9, 2009, and will feature more than 18 educational sessions for and by international security experts.

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

Abstracts may be submitted here: The deadline for submissions is April 3. The program committee will select presentations in May for the conference.

New ASIS International Community Service Award

The ASIS International Community Service Award annually recognises the outstanding general community based achievements of one chapter in each of the established chapter groups. To encourage chapters to reach out to their communities, inspire good practices and intensify volunteerism, in a manner that complements and supports the goals and purposes of ASIS International. Please see the attached Press Release sent out by our Marketing Department.

Chapters may submit for charitable efforts completed in 2008

APRIL 1st, Chapter Chairpersons will need to submit their completed applications with supporting documentation to their Regional Vice President, for consideration of the previous year's activity by this date. The RVP will determine if the chapter meets the criteria of a chapter in good standing before approving and forwarding the application.

APRIL 15th, The Regional Vice President will submit all qualified nominations to the Headquarters Membership Department (Instructions on the Nomination Form)

To view the Policy and Procedures (7016) for this award, go to this link and login:
(Nomination Form is found in the Procedure Section)

Many of you have already contacted us regarding this outstanding ASIS International Award. Please be sure to review the Policy & Procedure section, as we are looking forward to awarding for the first time ever, winners of the New Community Service Award.

Offer to ASIS members: 10% Discount on TranSec World Expo 2009 Amsterdam  

TranSec World Expo – 3 – 4 June 2009 – RAI Amsterdam

To register go to
TranSec World Expo now in its 7th successful year is the only international event dedicated to manufacturers, end-users and integrators working in the fields of Aviation, Maritime, Supply Chain and Mass Transit Security.

The event provides an established platform for high-level transport security professionals to:

• Source new product and solutions from the large-scale exhibition
• Debate the major issues affecting transportation security in the conference
• Learn about new technologies in a series of focused workshops
• Attend industry networking receptions.

ASIS members are eligible for a 10% discount on the conference. They can register by quoting DISC10 at time of registration and where prompt on the registration page.

THE CONFERENCE will feature over 70 high level international speakers from organisations including: European Commission, Transport Security Administration, Borderpol, BAA Airports, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Port of Antwerp, Hong Kong International Airport, United Nations, INTERPOL, SMRT Corporation Singapore and UK Border Agency.

FREE WORKSHOPS - themes for 2009: Biometrics, Access Control & ID Programmes, Surveillance & Intrusion Detection, Cargo & Hold Baggage Screening and Passenger & Cabin Baggage Screening. The Workshops will provide a practical insight into the individual technologies throughout 25 free-to-attend sessions.

FREE EXHIBITION - specialist vendors of transport security equipment and services will showcase their latest solutions including major brand names such as Reveal Imaging, L-3 Security & Detection, SAGEM, Rapiscan, Cross Match, Intellio to name a few.

ASIS Turkey - "Loss Prevention" Conference Left Behind "Safety Footprints”

ASIS Turkish Chapter brought up another important topic for the security sector with a successful event. ASIS Turkey continues its “leading” steps during its “safety journey” where the first remarkable stop was held in Fourseasons Hotel Bosphorus, Istanbul, in 2009. With a total of one hundred and thirteen attendees, the conference was very successful. Our readers have already known that; as, we broadcasted every minute of the conference live and we will be supportive for every positive steps related to security sector. The guests were very glad with the presentations as well as the activities during the conference. ASIS Regional Vice President, Godfried Hendriks announced good news to the participants: “I will suggest ASIS European Security Conference in 2011 to be held in Turkey since everything at the conference was very professional.”

Seeing through criminal’s point of view

Loss Prevention Conference was held in Four Seasons Hotel in Ortakoy, Istanbul on Friday, February 27th. Thus ASIS Turkey made a brand new organisation on behalf of the Security Sector. In 2009 the first stop of ASIS Turkey was the Loss Prevention Conference. With the presentations of Turkish and foreigner specialists, guests could see a criminal’s mind and touch the highest point of being professional in the security sector. Sector’s professionals were together once more at the “Loss-Prevention Stop” of ASIS Turkey in order to make the sector grow stronger.

Presentations from the sector’s specialists
• Kürad Sak, PSP, ASIS 27B, ARVP: “Announcer”
• Cengiz Gümütüs, CPP, ASIS Turkish Chapter Chairman: “Welcome Speech”
• Andrew Williams, ASIS 27B RVP: “Regional Activities”
• Godfried Hendriks, CPP, ASIS SRVP: “Message of ASIS”
• Key speaker, Prof. Martin Gill, University of Leicester: “Offender’s perspectives on retail crime"
• Bernard Geiben, Carrefour Corporate Security Director: “How to motivate Security Professionals in a multinational company”
• Mesut Demirbilek, USIUD, USIUD Vice President of Board, Nestle Regional Product Security Manager: “The Dynamics of Fraud”
• Royston Holmes, Business Development Manager, Tyco: “Business Intelligence & Retail Loss Prevention Strategies”
• Özcan Sezer, HSBC Bank Head of Security & Fraud Risk: “Loss Prevention and Financial Transactions”
• Alaettin Cangöz,CPP, Operation Director and Miºel Bahar Operation Manager, Esfor Security Consulting: “Prevention & Investigation”

Security planning while facing difficult financial times

Recently, while working through cost reductions for a security program, I found myself somewhat at a loss on making a meaningful reduction in cost while maintaining the integrity of the system as a whole. What this conundrum brought me to was a realisation that a thorough comparative review of the current program in relation to what the original program was designed to accomplish. What I found was not completely surprising. Throughout the past several years the program had lost portions of its original risk mitigation capabilities while creating a somewhat fractured response to meeting the original security charter. This taken by itself may appear as a cold stop in the reduction of cost associated with the security program, however it provided an excellent platform to take a clean look at what the security plan needs to accomplish in the short term and what are the long term goals of the plan.

Needs Analysis

You should complete a thorough needs analysis keeping in mind the very real possibility that with the downturn in the economy and the increase in real crime that comes along with the may take a few years to work itself out. This in conjunction with the possibility of reduced foot traffic due to increases in unleashed space may lead to entire sections or floors of your facility that may appear deserted possibly inviting persons with nefarious intentions to frequent the area.

Review Current Security Program Assets

Take stock on the positives of your current program, and look at items that may be redundant and can be re-engineered to fit the protection needs in other areas of the program. Is your current program heavily invested in human capital? Do you have technology that you are not currently using or underutilising? What equipment do you have in inventory that can be utilised to perform more than its current function? This review of current assets may lead to the single largest reduction in cost when coupled with an up to date needs analysis.

The Cost of Change

Each component of your current security program may have ancillary positive effects on the facility as a whole, or unseen net increases in functionality of your current asset. Prior to eliminating or adjusting any security functions make a thorough review of each component’s total impact, and if the need still arises to eliminate the function plan appropriately to meet the identified shortfall.

Practical Tips

There are common steps that security managers historically have taken to meet the need of cost containment while maintaining the program integrity. Some of those are:

• Integrating Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) into the current program. This can be accomplished throughout your facility to assist in creating an atmosphere of safety and security while reducing the needs for continued direct human capital deployment. The possible reduction in human capital in addition to the real possibility in reduced maintenance costs for lighting and cleaning. In addition to these factors, CPTED is used to make the atmosphere more inviting to the general public and prospective tenants, thus making a good case for the costs associated with the integration.

Integrating CPTED is much easier than it sounds. An example of CPTED integration is working with your current electrical contractor to adjust the types of lights currently used to brighten specific locations that could be perceived as areas criminals may lurk by the general population. This coupled with your electrical contractors’ recommendation for up to date energy efficient lights may result in the total net impact of reduced electric costs, reduced security deployment needs and the possibility of increased foot traffic by the general public.

• Replacing human capital with technology could be another way to decrease costs within the security program. It is no question that human capital is the highest reoccurring cost portion of a security program. Look to add remote locks, cameras, emergency call boxes, and Segway transportation devises to use as force multipliers so less security personnel can sufficiently protect a larger area.

• Look to share programs if you have more than one asset in a local area. Naming a few that have proven track records are shared supervision, (a single supervisor for more than a single location without exceeding the correct span of control formulas.), combining dispatch and camera monitoring functions for several locations, combine manpower posts at sites that are in close proximity with each other (reduce from 1 overnight roving patrol at each site to 1 overnight roving patrol at several sites) and use of shift overlaps other close locations to mutually support each property.

• Look at contracting out in-house or proprietary security staffing to a qualified security firm. Evaluate the complete costs associated with maintaining a security staff including health benefits, training, paid time off, uniforms and equipment needs, retirement programs and in-house human resources support and compare it to a contract security firm that may be able to provide fixed costs and provide more schedule flexibility.

There remains little doubt that throughout the next several years each of us will be tasked with reducing total operating costs while maintaining and increasing the standard that our department’s performance is evaluated against, but with proper planning these tasks are not insurmountable.

By Scott C. Bickett, CPP

Cellphone Standardisation Will Significantly Increase Risks to Company Data 

Three facts:

1. Most companies do not control which peripherals can be successfully connected to the USB ports of computers and laptops, despite software to perform this function being readily available.

2. Plugging a USB flash drive into a company computer’s port is one of the easiest ways to steal data; there is virtually no crime scene and the flash drive can be encrypted so as to make the evidence literally irretrievable.

3. In surveys about workplace data theft, employees consistently admit to copying sensitive company information for personal purposes (future employment elsewhere).

Data theft is one area in which, in the majority of cases, the threats are significantly greater than the countermeasures, and where companies are negligent in discharging their duty to protect this most essential asset.

With employees seemingly free to walk in and out of the workplace with personal flash drives, and precious few controls to stop them from using the drives for nefarious purposes, the situation is about to get a whole degree worse.

The GSM Association, the lead body of the mobile phone industry, has announced that by 2012 the majority of phones shipped around the world will use a universal mini-USB charger, the implications of which will be:

1. All employees will be walking around with devices that connect directly to company computers.

2. Employees will be tempted to charge their phones directly from desktop computers and laptops.

3. Data theft will be achieved by a simple sliding of the mouse between folders.
What’s more, in three years time many of us could be carrying our mobile phone on our wrists, in the form of a GSM wristwatch.

Source: ARC Security News Pages

Pandemic Resources

Using temperature scanners in airports to try to identify and block entry of sick travellers during a disease outbreak is unlikely to achieve the desired goal, a report by French public health officials suggests.

Their analysis, based on a review of studies on temperature screening efforts like those instituted during the 2003 SARS outbreak, says the programs may be of limited use in the early days of a flu pandemic, when governments might be tempted to order screening of incoming travellers to try to delay introduction of the illness within their borders.

For a wealth of resources on Avian Flu and Pandemics, go to the ASIS Pandemic Toolkit, which can be accessed from here.

Source: ARC Security News Pages

India Hotel Attackers Had 320 Worldwide Targets

The plotters behind the Mumbai attack, which left more than 170 people dead, had placed India’s financial capital on a list of 320 worldwide locations as potential targets for commando-style terror strikes, the UK newspaper The Guardian has learned.

It suggests that Lashkar-e-Taiba, the outlawed terror group that planned much of the attack from Pakistan, had ambitions well beyond causing mayhem in India.

According to the newspaper Western intelligence agencies have accessed the computer and email account of Lashkar's communications chief, Zarar Shah, and found a list of possible targets, only 20 of which were in India.

For more, read:

Maritime Security - Piracy Focus

Recent extensive media coverage of events on the high seas has shown that maritime piracy remains a prevalent threat in some areas. An excellent report by the ICC International Maritime Bureau has assessed the instances locations and methods of piracy attacks for 2008 and provides a good overview of the issues worldwide. It is worth noting its contents – because if any of your business, or that of your suppliers, passes through the locations detailed in the report – then they are potentially at risk. You can access the report here.

Source: ARC Security News Pages

Global Agenda

26-29 April 2009 - 8th ASIS International European Security Conference - Montreuw Switzerland. More information: http://www.asisonline/montreux  

11-14 May 2009 - IFSEC 2009 - NEC - Birmingham, UK -

4 June 2009 -TranSec World Expo 2009- RAI - Amsterdam, Netherlands -  

June 2009 - ASIS International Business Continuity/Pandemic Preparedness Conference - Paris France (To Be Confirmed)

21-24 September 2009 - ASIS International 55 Annual Seminar and Exhibits - Annaheim CA, USA.  

November 2009 - ASIS International Information Assets Protection Conference - London UK (To Be Confirmed)

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

Chapter and Certification Events

For the latest details visit the European agenda


29 April 2009 - in Montreux, Switzerland immediately afterwards the European Spring Conference
15 June 2009 in Vienna or surroundings, place to be announced
10 September 2009 in Vienna or surroundings, place to be announced
16 November 2009 - AGM - Vienna,


9 & 10 April 2009 - CPP- 14 Review Course , PSP- 5 Review Course , PCI- 2 Review Course , Corsendonk
21 April 2009 - Spring meeting/AGM, during SAA Expo
23 April 2009 - CPO Exam AVANS Hogeschool
1 May 2009 - CPP- 13 Exam training, PSP- 4 Exam training , PCI- 1 Exam training - Corsendonk
2 May 2009 - CPP Exam, PSP Examen , PCI Examen - Corsendonk
11 June 2009 - CPO- 11 Exam training - Corsendonk
11 & 12 June 2009 - CPO- 12 Review Course - Corsendonk
12 June 2009 - CPO Exam - Corsendonk
12 June 2009 - CPP- 14 Coaching , PSP- 5 Coaching , CPCI- 2 Coaching - Corsendonk
13 August 2009 - CPO- 12 Exam training - Corsendonk
14 August 2009 - Exam CPO - Corsendonk
September 2009 - Company visit Netherlands
10 & 11 September 2009 - CPP-15 Review Course, PSP-6 Review Course, PCI-3 Review Course, CPO Review Course - Corsendonk
11 September 2009 - Coaching CPP- 14, Coaching PSP- 5, Coaching PCI- 2 - Corsendonk
24 September 2009 -Preview CPO IMF- 7 Corsendonk
30 October 2009 - Exam training CPP- 14, Exam training PSP- 5, Exam training PCI- 2, Exam training CPO- 13, Coaching CPP- 15, Coaching PSP- 6, Coaching PCI- 3, Corsendonk
31 October 2009 - Exam CPP, Examen PSP, Exam PCI, Exam CPO, Corsendonk
12 November 2009 - Exam training CPO IMF- 7 Corsendonk
13 November 2009 - Exam CPO Corsendonk
19 November 2009 - Annual, Chapter dinner
20 November 2009 - AGM/Fall meeting

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.



31 March 2009 - All day meeting & networking
23 June 2009 - All day meeting & networking
13 august 2009 - All day meeting & networking
22/23 September 2009 - Security and safety congress in Odense Congress Centre
17 November 2009 - All day meeting – Christmas Party 

4 February 2010 - Annual Meeting and awards


30 March 2009 - Morning meeting - Vaasa, Finland - Hosted by Wärtsilä Corporation and co-partner Finnsecurity ry
5 May 2009 - ASIS Finland seminar - Helsinki, Finland -
9 June 2009 - ASIS Annual Golf game - Vihti, Finland - Done together with Finnsecurity ry
? September 2009 - ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Training - Helsinki, Finland
 7-9 October 2009 - Finnsecurity Seminar and Exhibit - Helsinki, Finland - Done together with Finnsecurity ry
? October 2009 - Fraud Seminar - Helsinki, Finland - Together with TKK University
? November 2009 - Annual election meeting - Helsinki, Finland -
? December 2009 - ASIS Get Together - Helsinki, Finland -

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


21 May 2009 Securindex CCTV Expo and Exhibition Milan
TBD May 2009 Chapter 211 Plenary Meeting Milan
28-30 May 2009 CPP Exam Training Course Milan
22:24 Oct 2009 CPP Exam Training Course Milan
2 Nov 2009 CPP Exam Milan/Rome


23 April 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Risk Management – Stockholm
2 May 2009 – CPP/PSP/PCI exam – Stockholm
Chapter Certification Representative: Klas Nilsson, CPP, PSP, PCI
28-29 May 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Weapons impact – Uppsala
11 June 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Pub evening – Stockholm
Note: Seminar and social event.
3 September 2009 - Chapter Seminar: The future Security Manager – Stockholm
Note: Courses, training, education, preparation for certification and ethics.
1 October 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Fraud - Malmoe
20 October 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Convergence of IT and Security – Stockholm
Note: Seminar at the SecTech Exhibits
7 November 2009 – CPP/PSP/PCI exam – Stockholm
Chapter Certification Representative: Klas Nilsson, CPP, PSP, PCI
5-6 November – Chapter Seminar: Risk Analysis – Gothenburg
Note: Quantitative and Qualitative methods
25 November 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Criminology – Stockholm
Note: Crime and Crime Prevention Theories
10 December 2009 – Chapter Seminar: Pub Evening – Stockholm
Note: Seminar and social event.

Swedish Chapter e-mail addresses:

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


2 June 2009 - Fachmeeting III/09, Competitive Intelligence/Elicitation - Zürich
11 June 2009 - Workshop, Competitive Intelligence - Baar
1 September 2009 - Fachmeeting IV/09 - Zürich
18 November 2009 - GV und Fachmeeting V/09 - Zürich

United Kingdom


17 June 2009 - Pre-Seminar Dinner
18 June 2009 - Summer Seminar- IBM, Waterloo
17 September 2009 - Pre Seminar Dinner
18 September 2009 - Autumn Seminar—BBC, Wood Green
19 November 2009 - Pre-Seminar Dinner
20 November 2009 - Winter Seminar & AGM—TBA

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  


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Ten reasons you benefit from becoming an ASIS International member:

- Unrivalled networking opportunities with more than 36,000 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.

Barcelona in Review
Click here for photos and the video of the 7th European Security Conference.
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 ASIS Bookstore

You can now purchase ASIS-published books for Kindle, Amazon’s wireless reading device, from the Kindle Store on 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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