87th Edition - March 2012

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Head of Security for the Olympic Park and Olympic Village to Keynote at ASIS Europe 2012 


Early Bird Rate for ASIS Europe 2012 Ends 15 March 2012. Register Now!

House of Lords Reception at ASIS Europe 2012


ASIS International Delivers ASIS Middle East 2012


CSO Roundtable Education Events Offer Executives Insights into Complex Challenges


Professional Security Magazine - Women in Security Awards Presented at ASIS Europe 2012


Chapter News: ASIS French Chapter Meeting


Registration and Housing are Now Open for ASIS 2012 - Philadelphia, USA - 10-13 September 2012 - Pennsylvania


Advance Your Certification Goal - Attend a Classroom Review Prior to ASIS 2012


Chapter News: ASIS Austrian Chapter 107 - First 2012 Meeting Report


Develop Your Business Acumen at the ASIS/IE Business School Executive Education Programme - 4-7 June 2012 - Madrid, Spain

ASIS Europe/ISAF Security Convergence Survey

Be a Speaker at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012 and at ASIS Middle East 2013!


Companies 'Left in Limbo' by New Data Protection Regime


Help Us Grow the Number of Sponsors and Exhibitors and Strengthen Your Chapter at the Same Time


Industry Accepts Responsibility for Security Fears Over Cloud


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


EU Suspends ACTA Ratification


ASIS Foundation and University of Phoenix Partner to Offer New Scholarships


Cyber-Attacks: Industry Committee Backs Plan to Strengthen EU Defences


2012 Bordes Award Applications - Due by 10 March


Greek 'Wall' is Negative Symbol, Turkey Says


Gain Recognition for your Successful Public-Private Partnerships - Apply for the Simeone Award


Dates for Wharton/ASIS Programme for Security Executives Announced


ASIS Young Professionals Launch New Web Content


Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups


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a1Head of Security for the Olympic Park and Olympic Village to Keynote at ASIS Europe 2012


Stephen Cooper OBE, Head of Security for the Olympic Park and Olympic Village, will be the closing keynote speaker at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition which will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012.

Stephen Cooper was appointed Head of Security for the Olympic Park and Olympic Village in January 2012. He is responsible for all aspects of perimeter security, searching and screening and, in conjunction with other LOCOG functional areas, for venue security. Prior to joining LOCOG he was the ODA Head of Security where his responsibilities included: security  

design in venues; delivering security perimeter systems and infrastructure; and all aspects of corporate and Park operational security.


Stephen served in the Army for 24 years. His career comprised mainly of bomb disposal, weapon intelligence and other counter terrorist appointments.


The 2012 Conference & Exhibition will kick off on Sunday 15 April with the First time attendees and new members reception. Over the following 2 days, delegates will be able to choose between 44 high-level educational sessions divided over 4 parallel tracks. The event will also feature the President's Reception that will take place on Monday 16 April.

Featured speakers are:

  • Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and Patron of ASIS UK Chapter 208
  • Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police
  • Adrian Kendry, Senior Defence Economist and Head of Defence and Security Economics, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO HQ
  • James Brokenshire MP, UK Minister for Crime and Security
  • Sir Ian Andrews, Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

The ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition is expected to attract between 500 and 700 senior security executives from all over Europe and the world. The programme includes:

  • Sessions on professional skills and certification, convergence of physical and information security and international standards;
  • Sessions dedicated to Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International;
  • An enlarged exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and services;
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities at the President's Reception, business lunches and networking breaks.
  • A spectacular closing reception at the House of Lords, organised by the ASIS UK Chapter, hosted by Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond

London Conference Platinum Sponsors:

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a2Early Bird Rate for ASIS Europe 2012 Ends 15 March 2012. Register Now!

Register now to attend the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition that will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012 and join more than 500 colleagues who will gather on the occasion of this event.


Programme highlights: 


Christopher Greany, Detective Chief Superintendant, London Metropolitan Police, UK

Dealing with Civil Disturbance - 

A Tale of Two Cities

- Didier Joubert, Inspector General, Interior Ministry, France and Christopher Greany, Detective Chief Superintendant, London Metropolitan Police, UK

  • Diplomatic Security - Exercising Duty of Care in a Strange New World - Mike Croll, Head of Field Security, European External Action Service European Union, Belgium
  • Olympic Terrorism Concerns - Past & Present - Glenn Schoen, Executive Advisor, G4S Risk Advisory, The Netherlands
  • The Case for Converged Security - Volker Wagner, Senior Vice President Group Business Security, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany; Martin Smith, Chairman & Founder, The Security Company (International) Ltd, UK; and Mark Brown, Groups CISO, SABMiller, UK
  • Security in the Future: the Positive Business Differentiator -Professor Martin Gill, Director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International, UK

Why attend? 

  • Gain new perspectives and expert insights on a wide range of security topics
  • Connect with both public and private sector leaders from Europe and the rest of the world.
  • See the latest technologies, products, and services on the market.
  • Integrate proven best practices into your enterprise security plan.
  • Apply horizontal learning: Use examples, lessons learnt and case studies presented by security professionals who work in very diverse sectors and geographies and apply them to your own situation.
  • Certification credits and CPD points

 Who should attend?

  • Security management professionals
  • Corporate executives in IT, supply chain management, strategic planning, and human resources
  • Representatives from companies providing security solutions
  • Law enforcement and fire protection professionals
  • Facility management professionals
  • Intelligence services and military personnel
  • Government officials (Justice and Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defence)
  • Academics
  • Consultants, vendors, and architects

Register now and get access to 44 high-level educational sessions divided over four parallel tracks, networking events and the exhibition. Details will be made available on the website soon. New this year: exhibition-only tickets are available for purchase.

Click here to see the Conference Programme.



Early Rate
15 Mar. 2012 

 Regular Rate
after 15 Mar.

ASIS Member

  € 830

 € 950

Non Member

  € 1,030

 € 1,150

Single Day

Group Rate

Partner Organisations Rate

President's Reception

Exhibition Only

  € 495

  € 780

  € 895



 € 610

 € 880

 € 995

 € 130

 € 30 per day (includes coffee breaks)

 *Rates do not include UK VAT

Recertification Credits / CPD Points

Earn up to 13 Recertification Credits
As an ASIS-board cetified practitioner, you can earn up to 13 recertification CPEs by attending the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition. Imagine the combined value and convenience of attending professional development programming, networking with peers, and seeing first-hand demonstrations of the industry's most innovative products and services offerings at one event. If you are a CPP, PCI, or PSP, earning your required credits has never been easier or more affordable.

  •  Those who register for the full two-day conference can claim thirteen (13) CPE credits.
  • Those who register for a single-day conference can claim seven (7) CPE credits
  • Those who register as Exhibits-only can claim three (3) CPE credtis (copy of the name badge is required as form of documentation)
  • Speakers can claim three (3) CPE credits per instructional hour (50 minutes)

Security Institute CPD Points
Security Institute members and those professionals who have joined their CPD scheme, can claim the following credits for attending the educational sessions at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition

  • Those who register for a single-day 1 conference can claim twelve (12) CPD points
  • Those who register for a single-day 2 conference can claim ten (10) CPD points
  • Those who register for the full two-day conference can claim twenty two (22) CPD points

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a51House of Lords Reception at ASIS Europe 2012 

The ASIS UK Chapter 208 invites all delegates of the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition to a reception on the terrace of the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond. Baroness Harris is the a Deputy Speaker of The House of Lords, a member of the Independent Police Commission and the Patron of ASIS UK Chapter 208. Make use of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to network with peers in the historical surroundings of Westminster Palace, the mother of all parliaments!


The reception will take place on Tuesday 17 April from 19:00 - 21:00 and will be held on the Terrace of the House of Lords and the adjoining Cholmondley Room (pronounced 'chumley').



ASIS Member                            GBP 60

ASIS Partner organisation:     GBP 65

Non members:                         GBP 70


Numbers are strictly limited to 250. We are expecting this event to oversubscribe, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that this reception is optional and not included in the delegate rate for the ASIS 11th European Conference & Exhibition.


Please book your ticket directly here.

a3ASIS International Delivers ASIS Middle East 2012

ASIS International has held its 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition on 19-21 February 2012 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City in Dubai, UAE. The event gathered a record attendance of 418 senior security professionals from 45 countries.

The exhibition was officially opened by His Excellency Lt. General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander in Chief of the Dubai Police Force.


The conference kicked off with Mr. Abdulaziz F. Al-Khayyal, Senior Vice President, Industrial Relations of Saudi Aramco who spoke during the opening plenary session on the development of organizational resilience through international standards and guidelines.


On the second day, Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (Bahrain) explained the drivers and directions of strategic change in the Middle East.


The conference was closed by Saad Mered, CEO Middle East & Africa of Zurich, who spoke on the drivers for the Arab Awakening, the new political risk related to it and the implication for business in the region.


The conference featured 33 high-level educational sessions provided by speakers that included Hunter Burkall, PSP,Safety and Security Planning Specialist at the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council on Interpreting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design for the Middle East;Carlos Velez, Global Security Director, Supply Chain Security at Johnson & Johnson on Supply Chain Security the New Normal as well as Dr Christoph Rojahn, Senior Manager Forensic & Dispute Services of Deloitte AG on internal investigations.


In addition, sessions designed especially for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) were organised by the CSO Roundtable, the ASIS forum for the most senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organizations in the world.


The event also featured an exhibition where 35 sponsors, exhibitors, media and supporting organisations presented their products and services to security professionals.

a7CSO Roundtable Education Events Offer Executives Insights into Complex Challenges


The mission of the CSO Roundtable is to support the development of senior-security executives through peer networking, education, and custom information resources. Throughout 2012, the CSO Roundtable will host education and networking programmes in which C-suite Executives and faculty from the Wharton School of Business join Senior-Security Executives for discussions on how they approach

a wide range of business risks. Sessions address key issues and challenges faced by senior security leaders each day, such as how the security function integrates into business, protecting intellectual property in a digital world, and the challenges of operating in a global environment..


Upcoming events include:

CSO Roundtable Track - ASIS 11th European Security Conference and Exhibition

April 15-17, 2012
London, England


CSO Roundtable Fifth Annual Spring Conference
April 25-26, 2012
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center | New York, New York


Visit the CSO Roundtable website to determine membership eligibility and to preview upcoming events.

a5Professional Security Magazine - Women in Security Awards Presented at ASIS Europe 2012

The 2012 Professional Security Magazine (PSM) - Women in Security Awards (WiS) Awards will be presented at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition during the morning plenary session on Tuesday 17 April 2012.


The 2012 PSM - WiS Awards are the security profession's first ever dedicated awards that recognise and honour the accomplishments, value and contributions of women within the wide world of security. Whether you are the CEO/Chairman/ Managing Director of your own security company professional working within the security department of a commercial organisation/business/public sector or the wider world of security we are looking for nominations in the various sections.


All women are welcome and nominations can be from anyone who recognises a female colleague as having made a contribution to their business/department...or the industry as a whole.

The judges will consider:

  • How does nominee contribute to the security industry beyond their day-to-day employment?
  • How does nominee stand out when compared to their industry peers?
  • How has nominee paved the road for women in the security industry? Or how have they contributed to the success of women in today's market?
  • How will they contribute in the future?


The deadline for nominations is 20 March 2012.

Click here to download the nomination form or send an email at
info@professionalsecurity.co.uk for more information.


Please note that ASIS has reserved separate tables at lunch that day for anyone interested in the ASIS Women in Security initiative.

a9Chapter News: ASIS French Chapter Meeting

From left to right: Nicolas Le Saux, ASIS French Chapter, Chapter Chair; Eduard Emde, CPP, President of ASIS International


On 9-10 February the ASIS French Chapter received the visit of our President Eduard Emde, CPP. He was accompanied by Thomas Vonier, CPP, Regional Vice President (Region 25).


Several meetings were organised with key private security people.


Alain Bauer, the newly elected President of the Conseil National des Activités Privées de Sécurité (CNAPS) was one of them. CNAPS is the new regulatory body of the private security sector and a key governmental instrument in reshaping the market. We also met the Prefect in charge of defining the legal framework for the private sector, Jean-Louis Blanchou. Both were very encouraging towards ASIS and its goals.


Although it is true that the French can sometimes be seen as reluctant to adopt anything even remotely anglo-saxon on the security front, ASIS expertise and global reach present many interests to private and public security key stakeholders. Among people met were also Alain Juillet, former senior figure of the French intelligence community and Olivier Hassid. They respectively run as President and Secretary General of a very successful French top chief security officers network called the CDSE (Club des Directeurs de Sécurité des Entreprises). CDSE is a supporting organisation of the forthcoming ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition.


Beefed up by all these positive exchanges, we had a very interesting Chapter meeting were Eduard shared his vision and strategy with over 50 members. Among our goals for this year is the increase in CPPs. We aim to have over 10 members certified this year, an aggressive but realistic target Chapter Officers think we can meet. In addition, Eduard stressed the importance to develop our current members' base (75) and double it in the next few years. Our bimonthly Chapter meeting was also the opportunity to hear Christian Countenceau , an HEC Business School lecturer, present his new book on business intelligence. A topic very much at the forefront of French executives thinking as a new law has just been passed strengthening legal protection of business secrecy.


One of the projects we are working on is to develop a French legal module for the CPP. We have with the help of Eduard and Thomas made some headway in that direction with Xavier Latour, a Law Professor at University Paris Descartes and the leading academic on private security law.


With our ambitious CPP target we need your help. We are setting up our own study groups, but with close to nil members holding an ASIS certification, experience is scarce. If you can contribute to our preparation I would like to hear from you. Our budget being low we are planning to invite practitioners or experts to Paris for one-day seminar in exchange for a return trip and one or two night stay at the Marriott on the Rive Gauche in Paris. Interested members can contact Nicolas Le Saux.

By Nicolas Le Saux, ASIS French Chapter, Chapter Chair

a11Registration and Housing are Now Open for ASIS 2012 - Philadelphia, USA - 10-13 September 2012 - Pennsylvania


Thousands of security professionals will head to Philadelphia on 10-13 September, for the most exciting, informative, and innovative global security event of the year. If you are responsible for protecting human, logical, or physical assets for your organisation, city, or nation-you can't afford to miss ASIS 2012.


Register now                        Reserve hotel


It is here that you'll discover what's changed, what works, and what's next in the industry. Get the latest information on how to face down challenges, maintain strategic growth, and profit in any economy.

  • Explore innovative solutions from 700+ manufacturers and service providers.
  • Discover peer-tested strategies and new ideas in the education sessions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and expand your global network.
  • Increase your understanding of current and emerging security challenges.

Plan now to join more than 20,000 of your peers from the public and private sectors at the world's most influential gathering focused on driving security's future.


We're pleased to welcome the second annual (ISC)2 Security Congresscollocatingwith ASIS 2012 to present a broader picture of the total security landscape. Registration for either conference provides free access to the other's education sessions and the exhibit hall.

a12Advance Your Certification Goal - Attend a Classroom Review Prior to ASIS 2012

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.

a13Chapter News: ASIS Austrian Chapter 107 - First 2012 Meeting Report

The first meeting of the ASIS Austrian Chapter took place on 16 February 2012 at the Smart Office Place in Vienna. The invitation was done on behalf of our member Mr. Bernhard Maier. The event was attended by 11 members and 3 visitors.


A special room was rented at these premises for our meeting. It was the former safe-room of a bank. This room built around 1910 by a famous Austrian architect is a "historical monument" and cannot be altered during any modification of the building.


Before the presentation, the following issues were mentioned:


1. The ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition in London, in particular the rare opportunity of being invited on the terrace of the House of Lords.


2. The ASIS Annual Seminar & Exhibits in Philadelphia in September.


3. The Austrian Chapter won an award of $ 250,00 for acquiring new members.


4. The work of the Councils was mentioned, with highlights on

a. the IT-Security Council (that will probably create an IT-dictionary),

b. the Crisis Management Council and

c. the Reach Out Programme.


5. For those who did not look at the December edition of EuroDynamics we have stressed that our November 17th meeting was mentioned together with a picture taken during that meeting.


6. A reminder about the MIS workshops that were mentioned in our circular letters.


7. The final opening of a bank account at Easy-Bank, arranged by our Treasurer, Ivo Lagler in connection with Werner Preining.


8. An email from Eduard Emde, CPP, President of ASIS International received the night before the meeting was read.


9. A reminder about our next meeting that will be hosted by Johann Laub of SECURITAS, on 12 April 2012, in Vienna. On the occasion of this meeting a presentation entitled: Case Studies of Information Security Breaches, will be given by our Member Michael Krausz.


After these administrative issues Mr. Maier from BM-Investigations gave a presentation on private investigators in Austria.


While in the common language private investigators are called "private detectives" their official title is "professional detective". This profession is regulated by law. Mr. Maier explained the difference between criminal investigations done by the police and private investigations done by professional investigators. Each group has its pros and cons. Further to that an insight was given on the gathering of information and the use of modern technology. It was a very informative presentation which was followed by questions and answers.


By Werner Preining, CPP, ASIS Austria Chapter, Chapter Chair.

a14Develop Your Business Acumen at the ASIS/IE Business School Executive Education Programme - 4-7 June 2012 - Madrid, Spain


ASIS and the IE Business School will present Effective Management for the Security Professional in Madrid, Spain, June 4-7, 2012. The programme, developed specifically for middle to upper-level security managers, focuses on business fundamentals and the business challenges today's organisations are facing. Participants gain a strategic understanding of the role of security management as an enabler of business success.


Visit www.asisonline.org for a programme overview and registration details.

a50ASIS Europe/ISAF Security Convergence Survey

In August and September 2011 the ASIS International European Security Convergence committee and The Information Security Awareness Forum conducted a survey of their members to determine how many medium to large enterprises are operating or working towards a converged security strategy. 216 security professionals from across the Physical and Information Security community responded.


The survey considered three key issues.

  • Is convergence happening?
  • What is converging?
  • Why is convergence important?


The following analysis looks at the responses in more detail. Hence there are insights into the importance of how security is managed at a senior level and the implications of a more aligned approach for security practises.


Is Convergence Happening?

The fundamental question posed by the survey was "Are security teams of different disciplines working more closely than before, and are 'converged' organisation structures emerging?" The survey showed that the majority (62%) reported that they operated as independent functions but the remaining 39% were organisationally connected either through reporting to a common Executive Director or (one quarter of respondents) by having a common security head accountable for both Physical and Information Security.



Differences in Geography or Different Businesses?

As adoption of a converged view is still very polarised between adopters and non-adopters, we were interested to see if particular commercial business cultures were more likely to lead to a convergent security approach. In North America, for example, it is more common to have dominant central business functions and centralised services than in Europe. Companies in the UK are also often seen to be a closer follower of US management trends than other continental European companies. The results certainly show that companies with a North American HQ were most likely to have converged security functions, and that the UK and Ireland were more closely aligned with that view than continental Europe.


Aerospace and Defence sectors as well as Telecommunications and IT/IT Security related companies were the most likely to have a converged corporate and IT security team. This is not surprising for telecommunications and IT/IT Security where threats to technology are fundamental to the business and arguably the focus of corporate security is on the physical protection of technology. Companies in the Aerospace and defence industrial complex see considerable threat of espionage and it may be the need for a corresponding intelligence-led threat response that is driving convergence. This could also explain the growing interest in convergence being shown by industries such as energy, who have recently seen an increase in Advanced Persistent Threat.


Working Together

Even though the majority of respondents said that their organisations were separate it was clear from individual comments and responses that other approaches were used to promote closer working. 34% of those responding said that they had a formal committee where all security issues, both Information and Physical security were brought together and reported on. Of those saying they were independent organisations one third said that some form of 'dotted line' reporting did exist, if not for technical IT security but for the broader 'Information Security' subject. Many commented that relationships were very good between the security teams, and that they would collaborate on specific issues.


The full report looks at what is converging and why it is important. Please visit this link to find out more.


This survey was conducted locally by ASIS International Europe, a regional subsidiary of ASIS International, in partnership with the Information Security Awareness Forum, and as such does not necessarily reflect an assessment/conclusion by ASIS International given the regional nature of the survey.
a15Be a Speaker at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012 and at ASIS Middle East 2013!

Take advantage of these opportunities to help shape the programme by sharing your knowledge and expertise with security professionals from  around the globe.

Presentation slots are 50 minutes and should include time for Q&A. Only English-language presentations will be accepted.


Abstracts on all security related topics are welcome. Particular topics of interest are: supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security, 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.


Please note that the deadline for submissions is 5 April 2012.


Please click here to submit your proposal..


a16Companies 'Left in Limbo' by New Data Protection Regime

The new data protection regime envisaged by Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding is going to change the legal landscape from the ground up, according to expert Christopher Kuner, but the proposed changes are so technical he questions whether companies will be able to comprehend them.


Companies say that they would much rather have to comply with a very onerous set of requirements than comply with 27 different sets, the lawyer said to EurActiv.


"But they need to be careful what they wish for, because the full implications are now sinking in: this is not going to be harmonisation at a low level but at a higher level, and in a number of countries - like the UK and Ireland, where they have traditionally had a hands-off approach - are suddenly faced with the notion of German-style data protection rules coming into force, and this raises all kinds of issues," warned the lawyer.


According to Kuner, IT and online companies have caught on to the idea of new rules, but the 'old economy' companies are likely to be left behind as they struggle to implement the new legislation.


The package proposed by the Commission also has huge implications for Governments and regulatory authorities, and that is being ignored in the public discussion, argues Kuner.


"In many ways ordinary public authorities are far behind the private sector in terms of their sophistication in dealing with IT and data processing. Their budgets are being cut and they do not have the opportunities to go out and raise business and money as the private sector does, so in a way they are going to be squeezed even harder than the companies in their efforts to keep within the rules," the lawyer added, taking as an example rules on police [data protection] co-operation.


Please click here for more.

Source: Euractiv
a17Help Us Grow the Number of Sponsors and Exhibitors and Strengthen Your Chapter at the Same Time

Can you help us grow the number of companies sponsoring and exhibiting at the upcoming ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition in London? If so, we would love to hear from you and reward your chapter for your efforts.


ASIS is pleased to be able to offer you a proposal that aims at strengthening your chapter financially and helping to grow the ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition when you send to us the contacts of companies that are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the upcoming European Conference & Exhibition in London (15-17 April 2012) or any of the other non-US programmes that we offer (Middle East and Asia-Pacific).


We invite you to talk to your vendors/suppliers and leverage these relationships to support the conference & exhibition and reap financial benefits for your chapters.

  • Chapter gets a 5% finders fee
  • This will only apply to new leads which do materialise into an exhibit / sponsorship that is contracted, signed and paid
  • New leads are defined as companies that have not sponsored or exhibited in the past 3 years
  • Only for strong leads that are confirmed to the EMEA office for final contract negotiations (the Chapter will not handle contract negotiations)
  • Leads converted into exhibitors / sponsors become property of ASIS and cannot be claimed as new leads for a future event.

We have tested this model with the UK Chapter in a successful pilot project and are now ready to roll this out to chapters worldwide.


Please contact Michiel Gen or Romuald Monget with any questions or for further clarification. Thank you in advance for supporting the upcoming ASIS 11th European Security Conference and Exhibition.

a18Industry Accepts Responsibility for Security Fears Over Cloud

Threats to cyber security and privacy are real and must be addressed by industry as cloud computing pushes technology into a hyper-connected phase, Senior Telecommunications Executives warned at the Mobile World Congress.


In a session on cloud computing at the Barcelona conference on 28 February Senior Executives said the cloud was unleashing a new phase of technological development that would usher a 'hyper-connected world' and the so-called Internet of Things, Euractiv reported.


The Internet of Things describes a future in which every object and the minute details of people's lives are tracked, enabling huge efficiencies of organisation and energy.


As a result of the cloud, the telecommunications industry is moving with such speed that the business 'reflection point', which used to happen every seven years, is now over and companies must 'reinvent constantly', Cisco Chairman and Chief Executive John Chambers told the conference.


"Cloud is front and centre of every service provider but also applications to other devices. Broadband and wireless brought in jobs but cloud takes it further. The connected world is a dinosaur, it's now a hyper-connected world," Chambers said.


This new model is posing serious cyber risks, for which the industry must take its share of responsibility and act, the panellists said.


Please click here for more.

Source: Euractiv

a19Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Europe 2012, ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012 and ASIS Middle East 2013



Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in Europe and Asia-Pacific? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition and of the ASIS Asia-Pacific Security Forum & 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 European Security Conference & Exhibition and on the Middle East 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


a21EU Suspends ACTA Ratification

Euractiv reported that the European Commission is going to ask the European Court of Justice to assess whether ACTA is incompatible with the EU's fundamental rights - such as freedom of expression and information, protections of personal information and intellectual property.


"I'm confident that there is nothing wrong with ACTA, not at all, that it is a fine treaty, and that it will protect our intellectual property... We don't have oil and gas, we don't have the minerals in our soil, we can only take out of the soil what is in the soil. What we really have is our intellectual property, so we should be anxious to protect this," Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht said on 22 February.


The development took place following the mobilisation of civil society throughout the EU against ACTA and with several Governments announcing that they would freeze the ratification until the European Parliament takes a position. There appears to be widespread opposition to the treaty In Parliament.


"In recent weeks, the ratification process of ACTA has triggered a Europe-wide debate on ACTA, the freedom of the internet and the importance of protecting Europe's intellectual property for our economies," De Gucht said.


The Commissioner said he shared people's concern for these fundamental freedoms and on what ACTA will really mean for them. However, he deplored the "misinformation or rumour" about ACTA that has spread through social media sites and blogs in recent weeks.


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Source: Euractiv

a22ASIS Foundation and University of Phoenix Partner to Offer New Scholarships

The Foundation and University of Phoenix will award two full-tuition scholarships to two ASIS members in 2012. Each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master's degree programme through the College of Criminal Justice and Security at University of Phoenix. Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or may attend University of Phoenix online. Applications are being accepted now through 2 April 2012. Find out more.

a23Cyber-Attacks: Industry Committee Backs Plan to Strengthen EU Defences

A draft law to strengthen the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) was approved by Industry, Research and Energy Committee MEPs on 6 February.


ENISA was founded in 2004, for an initial period of five years, to ensure a high and effective level of network information security within the EU. Its current mandate expires in September 2013. 


The new proposal would extend and strengthen ENISA's mandate to help the EU, Member States and private stakeholders develop their capabilities and preparedness to prevent, detect and respond to network and information security problems and incidents.


The proposal should require ENISA to support the establishment and the functioning of a full-scale European Union Computer Emergency Response Team (EU CERT), to counter cyber attacks against the EU institutions, bodies and agencies, says the resolution by Giles Chichester (ECR, UK).


It should also require the agency to promote and support cooperation among national CERTs in Member States and EU CERTs in the event of incidents, attacks or disruptions on networks or infrastructure managed or protected by them.


In the event of a severe cyber-threat, and at the request of a Member State or an EU institution or body, ENISA will assist it in operational tasks to secure the affected network or data, adds the text.


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Source: European Parliament - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

a252012 Bordes Award Applications - Due by 10 March

Applications for the ASIS Foundation's Roy Bordes Award for Physical Security are being accepted through 10 March 2012. The award, founded in 2008, pays toward the cost of instructors, their travel and accommodations, for a customised, two-day, locally delivered physical security education programme for one chapter each year.


All chapters are eligible; however, preference will be given to developing chapters working to expand their membership and education offerings. Chapters may submit only one application annually.


For complete eligibility and application details, go online.

a26Greek 'Wall' is Negative Symbol, Turkey Says 

Turkey's EU Affairs Minister has described the Greek anti-migrant fence as a symbol of division between the Union and outside countries.


Alluding to the Berlin wall, which used to separate Western Europe from the Soviet bloc, Egemen Bagis told EUobserver: "It is not the time to talk about new walls in Europe - we need to talk about new bridges. Europe paid the cost of walls in the recent past and ... everyone should work to build new bridges between different views, different cultures and different countries [instead]."


He added that "Turkey is a bridge between East and West" and that the Islamic country's EU membership would "symbolise an alliance of civilizations."


Greece this week began construction of a razor-wire barrier on its 13-km-long land border with Turkey. The fence is designed to deter the thousands of people from Asia and North Africa who come each month to seek asylum in the Union.


The European Commission has described it as "pointless." A Brussels-based NGO, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, said it would be a "tragedy" if it keeps out people fleeing conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria.


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Source: EU Observer

a32Gain Recognition for your Successful Public-Private Partnerships - Apply for the Simeone Award

The Matthew Simeone ASIS Award for Public Private Partnership Excellence recognises outstanding achievement by members of an ASIS chapter in the advocacy, development, implementation, and practice of public private cooperation for public safety. Commencing in 2011, the award showcases an ASIS chapter's law enforcement - private security partnership to address crime prevention, antiterrorism, public safety issues and other difficult challenges.


ASIS chapters that work with public private partnerships (P3s) are invited to apply. Sharing your success with the members of the ASIS Law Enforcement Liaison Council (LELC) extends the reach of your efforts, giving others an example to follow in tackling issues that can best be solved by private and public agencies working together.


Applications for the award will be accepted from April 20-May 18, 2012. Download an information presentation and learn more about the award on the ASIS Foundation's website.

a35Dates for Wharton/ASIS Programme for Security Executives Announced

ASIS is pleased to announce that it will partner with highly respected Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for the eighth consecutive year to bring a dynamic business programme for senior security executives. The programme offers core business knowledge designed to prepare C-level security practitioners to work more effectively with other leaders within their organisation and to communicate the bottom-line impact of security decisions. While the programme draws upon the insights and current research of Wharton faculty, the discussions and cases are centered on the distinctive challenges of security executives.


The two-week, 2012-2013 programme dates are 26-30 November 2012 and 28 January - 1 February 2013. The first week-long segment is followed by a two-month interim period. During this time, executives continue to interact with other peer participants and with faculty through a secure website. This allows registrants to deepen their learning by testing and applying new knowledge at work before returning to the classroom. Both weeks are required


Go online to preview curriculum and to register.

a36ASIS Young Professionals Launch New Web Content

Visit the newly designed ASIS Young Professionals group webpages at www.asisonline.org/yp. The updated mini-site contains information on the group's upcoming education and networking activities, Chapter Liaisons, and Subject Matter Expert listing. A recent addition to the site is an area titled YPs on the Move, which highlights professional accomplishments of ASIS young professionals. Visit the new site and learn how to get involved.

a37Get 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.

a38Global Agenda

15-17 April 2012 - ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition - London, UK (Register now)

25-26 April 2012 - 22nd New York Security Conference & Expo - New York City, USA

- Philadelphia, USA

3-5 December 2012 - ASIS 6th Asia Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition- Hong Kong, China (Call for presentations is open. Deadline: 5 April 2012) 

17-19 February 2013 - ASIS 4th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition- Dubai, UAE (Call for presentations is now open. Deadline: 11 June 2012)

a39Professional Development

Upcoming Webinars  
14 March: Five Common Mistakes Interviewers Make/Five Successful Strategies

15 March: The Dozen Hats of Leadership

3 April: Cyber Security: Defining the Threat

18 April: Ten Years Since 9/11: 1,389 Years of Islam...What Has Changed in a Decade?

25 April: Incident Command System (ICS) and Interfacing with Agencies that Utilise It

Webinar Archive


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Classroom Programmes


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a40Chapter and Certification Events
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