May 2009 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 56th 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 15 June 2009

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Call for Presentations – ASIS International 9th European Security Conference, 18-21 April 2010 – Lisbon, Portugal 

Be a Speaker in Lisbon!

Shape the programme by sharing your knowledge and expertise with security professionals from around the globe. The conference will cover the entire spectrum of security topics: supply chain, loss prevention, piracy, terrorism, executive protection, intellectual property rights, and more.

To submit an abstract, please visit:
The deadline for abstract submission is 10 October 2009.

On the right hand bank of the river Tagus, Lisbon is a city built on seven hills, whose legendary history stretches back over twenty centuries. Lisbon can be summed up in one word: variety. From the 12th-century cathedral to the modern bridges spanning the Tagus River, from the 18th-century Aguas Livres aqueduct to the futuristic Oriental Station, Lisbon traverses the ages. The city's many neighborhoods include Moorish Alfama, home of the city's tallest hill, and 17th-century Bairro Alto, with its hopping nightlife. Lisbon is home to remarkable museums, an impressive castle, open-air markets, funiculars, Fado music and great food. With its cobblestoned pavements and narrow streets full of Art Nouveau cafés, Lisbon promises a lot!

ASIS International Delivers 8th European Security Conference

The ASIS International 8th European Security Conference took place on 26-29 April at Montreux Music & Convention Centre in Montreux, Switzerland.

312 security professionals, corporate executives, consultants, and officials from 44 different countries attended 30 high-level educational sessions on topics ranging from supply chain security to convergence of physical security and IT. Although due to the economic crisis the number of delegates was somewhat lower than in previous years, this did not affect the quality networking and business opportunities for delegates and exhibitors alike.


The opening keynote speaker was Dr. Sally Leivesley, managing director of NewRisk Limited, an organisation which advises governments and companies on catastrophic risk. Dr. Leivesley outlined top-five of risks facing security practitioners today: the global recession, global terror and proxy wars, energy availability, public confidence, and pandemics. Naturally, with the swine flu outbreak grabbing headlines, much of her time was dedicated to that last topic.

On the second day, Mr. Jakob Scharf, Head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET), discussed the increased terrorist threat in his country following the publication in 2005 of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.

The closing keynote speaker was Roland Billeter, President of ADT Continental Europe. According to Mr. Billiter; 18 of the 27 EU members appear in the world's top 30 per capita crime rankings

The conference included sessions specifically designed to cover standards development and implementation as well as an event dedicated to the upper echelon of the security profession - the CSO.

Delegates also attended networking events such as the SRVP Welcome Reception at the Fairmont Palace Le Montreux, as well as the President’s Reception, which took place at the historic Chateau de Chillon.

ASIS also announced the winner of the ASIS International 2009 European Award for Distinguished Contributions to Societal Security which went to Ambassador Kai Eide for his efforts to bring peace and stability to the Western Balkans.

Register for the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits

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

Click here to view the full programme.

Key Benefits of Attending

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please click here to register.

European Utilities Security Committee Established at Montreux Conference

Barrie Millett, Head of Business Resilience and Business Services at E.ON-UK and Robert (Bob) Hulshouser, CPP, immediate past Chairman of the ASIS International Utilities Security Council, announced the formation of a European Utilities Security Council at the European Security Conference in Montreux, inviting those with an active interest and knowledge of security issues particular to security to join.

From left to right: Bob Hushouser, Eduard Emde, Godfried Hendriks, Barrie Millett and Berndt Rif

Importance of a European Utilities Security Committee 
The European Committee will serve as a positive and viable means of promoting international participation and involvement with existing ASIS Councils, while recognising the unique security concerns and issues in Europe.

This Committee will allow for the participation of European security professionals in the utility industries (e.g., electric, water, waste water, natural gas, and nuclear power) and to enjoy the benefit of Council involvement without the travel commitments, time constraints and expenses that are associated with council meeting participation in the USA. As Bob and present Chairman Ronald Niebo have stated, the proposed European Utilities Security Committee would permit members to meet and address their own security concerns and programs, while mutually sharing insights with the Utilities Security Council.

This concept will allow European utility security professionals, the flexibility to develop strategies consistent their own regional security interests and concerns.

The Utilities Security Council would support the European committee through a Council Liaison who would maintain ongoing communications with the European members thereby promoting information sharing, programs and other security initiatives regarding the utility sectors.

Please contact Barrie Millett to join the new Committee.

Student Writing Competition- 2009 International Call for Papers

The ASIS Foundation’s Student Writing Competition rewards students who write an academic report between 3,000 and 6,000 words on an issue relevant to the security and asset protection field. The competition is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university during the 2009 academic year.

Please click here for more information.

ASIS Internationals Brings Webinars to You

ASIS International organises new webinars in June and July.

Webinars—fully interactive online education programs—bring the latest information on hot topics, critical issues, best practices, and special interests to your home, chapter meeting, desktop, or conference room and offer one of the best educational values you'll find. Industry experts host live events that are short—only 90 minutes—engaging, and to the point. Staying current while saving time and money could not be easier. Participate by yourself or with a group, ask questions, make comments, provide insight.

Please click on the links below for more details:
Understanding Body Language: Recognizing the Hidden Meaning of the Unspoken Dialogue
June 17, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.
Mastering Internet Searching and Analysis for Investigations and Security
July 15, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.
Demonstrating the Value of Your Security Program
July 29, 2009 @ noon Eastern U.S.

$99.00 ASIS Members
$129.00 Non-Members

ASIS International Issues Call for Presentations for 2010 Asia Pacific Security Conference


ASIS International is accepting abstracts for presentation at its 4th Annual Asia Pacific Security Conference in Sydney, Australia, Feb. 1-2, 2010.  

The conference, featuring educational sessions for and by international security experts, will cover security topics ranging from supply chain security, loss prevention and piracy to terrorism, executive protection, intellectual property rights, hotel security and more.

Go to for submission guidelines and proposal requirements. The proposal submission deadline is June 12, 2009.

Results of the online survey about EuroDynamics

In April 2009, a survey on the ASIS International’s monthly European newsletter EuroDynamics was conducted over the period of a week.

We would like to thank all respondents for their helpful feedback.

Please click here to see the results of the survey.

Colloque ASIS France à l'Ecole Militaire, ouvert par Alain BAUER : derniers jours pour vous inscrire !

Chers collègues et amis d'ASIS France.

Notre premier colloque ASIS France aura lieu vendredi 5 Juin 2009 à l'Ecole Militaire (Paris) de 9h00 à 12h00 suivi par un déjeuner de 12h à 14h. Dernier rendez-vous avant l'été, nous vous proposons plusieurs intervenants de premier plan, suite à notre Workshop avec INTERPOL à Lyon le 27 mars dernier.

Rejoignez les plus de 50 directeurs et managers sécurité-sûreté déjà inscrits, inscrivez-vous directement en ligne en première page de notre site : (avec programme complet)

Programme du colloque vendredi 5 juin (accueil à partir de 8h30)

Allocation d'ouverture : Alain Bauer

Deux tables rondes sont prévues :

• Table ronde 1 : risques connus et risques émergeants, crises, menaces et opportunités en France et à l’international

Avec Xavier Guilhou (XAG Conseil), Anne Guidicelli (Terrorisc), Colonel George A. Kilburn (EURO RECAMP)

• Table ronde 2 : le manager sûreté face aux challenges 2009+

Avec Patrick Haas (En toute Sécurité), Maxence Bizien (Generali, secrétaire ASIS France), Klas Nilsson (Security Manager Ltd, Suède), Sylvan Ravinet (ORSYP, président ASIS France)

Créé en 2004 sous l'impulsion de Léon Jankowski (président d'honneur, VP et directeur sûreté mondial DHL) l'association loi 1901 ASIS France, chapitre 249 d'ASIS International, compte aujourd'hui plus de 100 membres qui partagent les bonnes pratiques en management des risques et la sécurité-sûreté dans toutes ses composantes.

L'association a besoin de toute votre mobilisation pour mener des événements de qualité, atteindre une nouvelle étape de son développement pour contribuer pleinement en France à la poursuite de la professionnalisation des métiers du management de la sécurité-sûreté.

Au plaisir de se retrouver,

Bien cordialement,

S. Ravinet, CPP, PSP
Président ASIS France, chapitre 249 d'ASIS International

Anything but “Death by Power Point!”

Have you ever attended a course where the instructor’s monotone mumble dragged out each minute longer than the last? Or, have you wondered why the presenter’s lips are moving but nothing interesting is reaching your ears?

What does it take to be a well-prepared, committed and competent speaker who not only adds value to the topic but also captures the audience?

After my presentation at the ASIS European Conference on “Travel Security: What you need to know to tell others,” several people told me it was the best presentation. What did I do? And, more importantly, what can you use to improve your presentations?

Please click here for more.

By Tanya Spencer
Director, TrainingSolutions
Board member, ASIS Denmark

EDF Accused of Spying on Anti-Nuclear Groups

According to the Financial Times, EDF, France’s nuclear energy operator, paid investigators to infiltrate the anti-nuclear movement around Europe.

The investigation is looking into whether the state-controlled group condoned illegal practices as part of a surveillance operation.

The affair has exposed an underworld of computer hackers and private investigators who claim to have worked for some of the world’s most respected companies. It also raises questions over the methods employed to ensure the safety of nuclear operations in France and abroad.

Please click here for more.

How Well Prepared is the World for Flu?

Experts are adamant, the world has never been better prepared for a flu pandemic.

History tells us that there are global epidemics every 30 to 50 years.

And with the last one happening in the late 1960s, governments across the world have been on alert for the past decade, BBC reported.

That moment could now be here with the World Health Organization describing the outbreak of swine flu as a major concern.

Governments across the world have been revising and making new plans since the re-emergence of bird flu six years ago in south East Asia.

Nearly 150 countries are now known to have drawn up contingency plans covering everything from the response of health services to travel restrictions and international co-operation.

In 2007, the International Health Regulations came into place compelling all 194 member states to respond to a "public health emergency of international concern".

Please click here for more.

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.

Global Agenda

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

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

23-24 November 2009 - ASIS International Information Assets Protection Conference - London, UK

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

1-3 February 2010 - 4th ASIS International Asia Pacific Conference - Sydney, Australia
More info on
Call for presentations is still open:

18-21 April 2010 - 9th ASIS International European Security Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
Call for presentation is now open:

Chapter and Certification Events

Please click here to access to the European agenda.


Be a sponsor of the 1st Middle East Security Conference and the 4th Asia Pacific Conference

Download the sponsorship prospectus for Sydney and Dubai or contact the European Office for more information.

Updated links and resources page on

Take a look at our updated Links and Resources page. Feel free to contact the European Bureau if you have additional items to add.

ASIS International European Bureau 

For any queries on ASIS European events, membership, benefits, resources, collateral or certification, do not hesitate to contact the European Bureau.

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Membership Benefits

Ten reasons you benefit from becoming an ASIS International member:

- Unrivalled networking opportunities with more than 37,000 of your industry peers.
- Up-to-date information, including industry best practices, new technologies, and emerging trends.
- Complimentary subscription to Security Management magazine, the leading security industry publication.
- Opportunities to build a professional reputation and credentials.
- Tailored professional development programs to fit your specific career goals.
- Advocacy of the security industry to the government and business communities.
- Board-certified, professional designations.
- Members-only access to new career opportunities in security management.
- Access to more than 300 peer-reviewed, security-related publications.
- Discounts on program and Seminar registration, merchandise, and certification programs.

More Information...

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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 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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