NOVEMBER 2007
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 40th edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage you to submit any updates or articles you wish to share with the ASIS International members in Europe!

Copy deadlines for the next issues have been fixed at the third Monday of every month. The deadline for the next issue is 17 December 2007.


 

UK Government Loses 25 Million Personal Records

Last week, the UK governmlent announced the loss of CDs containing records for 25 million people ­including the bank details of 7.25 million families. The loss occured after a junior official copied the child benefit database onto CDs and sent the unencrypted data through the post. The package never arrived at it is intended desination. This loss represents the worst data security breach in UK history.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling admitted in his parliamentary statement that the situation represents an “extremely serious failure by HMRC in their responsibility to the public”.

Governments and businesses are gathering and creating vast amounts of unstructured digital information, but often managing it badly, resulting in increased reports of fraud, identity theft, and forgery.

Technological developments have created a need for new methods by which modern organisations manage their information and records. The most significant issue is the implementation of changes to individual and corporate culture. 

EU to bear down on terrorist movements by air, illicit use of Internet and access to stocks, sites and transport of explosives 

Content provided by Security Europe

BRUSSELS – The European Commission’s Nov. 6 package of counter-terrorism proposals sets out a sweeping array of measures to improve surveillance of suspicious air passengers, boost the security and traceability of explosives and crack down on those who exploit the web for terrorist purposes. Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency in The Hague, will play a central role in many of the initiatives the package will launch.

The package contains two draft legislative ‘framework’ decisions for approval by EU member states and an action plan to boost the security of conventional explosives across Europe. The first draft decision will create a European air passenger name record (PNR) system similar to that of the US which requires pre-flight notice to authorities of PNR data. The second will expand the scope of punishable criminal activities in the EU to include public provocation to commit a terrorist offence, as well as recruitment and training for terrorism, including the fabrication or use of explosives, firearms, other weapons and noxious or hazardous substances.

The explosives action plan will be based on pragmatic though wide-ranging measures such as introducing a ‘market surveillance scheme’ for ammonium nitrate fertilisers or restricting the public’s access to unphlegmatised sodium chloratel, a common weed killer.

Our analysis: Expect Europol’s role to increase regarding the package’s policy areas: it’s the logical player for extracting suspicious EU-wide patterns and movements from national PNR data. But Europol will need new capabilities to do this. Companies with profiling or movement-analysis tools should keep their eye on the PNR legislative dossier and the evolution of Europol. For 2007-2013 the Commission has EUR 745 million to fight crime and another EUR 1.4 billion to support security technology research, including these kinds of capability goals.


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Be a Sponsor in Barcelona!

We are proud to present the exclusive Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities at ASIS International‘s 7th European Security Conference taking place in Barcelona, Spain on 13-16 April 2008.

The theme of the conference will be “Security: The Essential Corporate Asset” and will feature more than 33 high-level educational sessions from international security experts on subjects ranging from intelligence gathering and travel security , to international standards and IPR issues in China.

Sponsorship agreements confirmed before the 13th of December 2007 will allow us to include your company logo in our conference registration brochure which will be sent to over 25,000 security professionals worldwide.

The following sponsors have confirmed for this year; ADT / Tyco, Diebold, Entelec, HID, Nedap AEOS, Metodo3, Vance, etc.

Several high-visibility sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please click here to download the sponsorship and exhibition package and contact the ASIS International European Bureau at Barcelona@asisonline.org for package availability. Please note that tailor-made sponsorship solutions are also possible.

ASIS International’s 7th European Security Conference Highlight’s.
- 500-700 Management level delegates
- Unrivalled networking opportunities with industry peers.
- “Who is who” of the European security industry.
- Up-to-date information, incl., best practices, new technologies, standards and emerging trends.
- 33 High level educational sessions
- 4 keynote speakers
- World largest professional society for security professionals


Help us promote Barcelona!

We need your help to make the 7th ASIS International European Conference which will take place in Barcelona on 13-16 April 2008 a succes. Please place the Barcelona banner on your website and link it to http://www.asisonline.org/education/programs/barcelona/default.htm. Banners can be downloaded here.

Sponsorship packages are still available. Should you wish to sponsor the conference or do you know someone elso who could be interested, please send an email to Barcelona@asisonline.com.

Breakfast Briefing held on 25 Oct 2007 at Sedgeley Park, the Greater Manchester Police training centre  

By Tim Hodges

The interest in a northern event was evident by the attendance of 23 people and a waiting list of six. Following substantial bacon and sausage sandwiches we started at 8.30am with the objective of having three speakers and finishing by 10.00am.

John Dwyer of Zeon Business Protection Services was first on and delivered an interesting and thought provoking presentation entitled Policies and Procedures - Stronger than Bars and Bolts. He highlighted the benefits of statistical process control in identifying losses and also provided some helpful solutions to retail crime.

John Gribbin, from the GMP counter terrorist unit reinforced his presentation with both amusing and also very forceful video footage.

Phil Wood highlighted the very real benefits of certification, which clearly differentiated CPP and PSP certified ASIS members.

Lively questions and answers followed each speaker and in conclusion Stuart Lowden asked for any thoughts on further breakfast briefings for frequency, time and duration. The feedback seemed to be that a number of early morning starts of one and a half hours was preferred with one longer session per year and an offer a further venue was made.

The briefing finished at 10.45 am with thanks to the speakers whose subjects were so relevant to the very early morning audience.

We would like feed back from those attending and also from those who were not present, but who would like to see and would support more northern ASIS activities. The point was made that the time and costs involved in travelling to a London seminar ruled it out on occasion.

Please let Tim Hodges, (Northern Event Organizer, UK chapter) have your thoughts on this.  


EU Agreement to Strengthen Gun Control 

The fight against criminality and firearms trafficking will be reinforced at EU level in the future after the approval by the European Parliament of the European Commission's proposal at first reading on 29 November. The new measures will make proper and complete marking of firearms compulsory. It will extend the duration for record-keeping for data on firearms and ban the purchase of firearms by persons less than eighteen years old. Moreover, the amendments adopted by the European Parliament after an intense dialogue with the Council and the Commission will ensure that traceability for all firearms will be strengthened and rules for the acquisition and possession of firearms will be more rigorous. These requirements will also apply to converted firearms. The measures will also align the pre-existing directive 91/477 on firearms with the so-called "United Nations Firearms Protocol" to which the Community acceded in 2001, opening the way towards its ratification.

The directive aims to complete the existing Directive 91/477/EC which was an accompanying measure of the Internal Market. The revised Directive will create a balance between a certain freedom of movement for civil firearms within the EU and the need to control and trace their circulation. The main elements are as follows:

The obligation to mark firearms at the time of manufacture with references to identification particulars will be reinforced;

* It will be obligatory to mark firearms also when they are transferred from government stocks to permanent civil use;
* Each Member State will have to set up a computerized data filing system , centralized or decentralized, which will maintain data on firearms for a minimum of twenty years;
* The measures will also apply to explicitly converted firearms;
* The conditions of use of firearms by persons less than 18 years old will be strictly controlled and the purchase of firearms by minors will be forbidden;
* The proper use and recognition of the European Firearms Pass inside the EU will be guaranteed;
* The Commission will carry out a number of studies on firearms replicas , and on possible simplification of measures on firearms classification of firearms, as well as guidelines on deactivation of firearms.

The proposal will now go to the Council of Ministers for final approval.

See also: More information on Directive 91/477/EEC

Source: European Commission DG Enterprise & Industry Newsroom

 Interested In Joining the Healthcare Security Council?  

The Healthcare Council is looking for members to join our progressive Council. Our members represent the very best in the healthcare industry, and together we form one of the largest councils in ASIS.

The Council was created to promote the continued advancement of the healthcare security professional. Our Council goals include:
* The identification and fulfillment of members’ and potential members’ needs.
* Providing quality education and training.
* The development of guidelines and standards.
* Promoting professionalism and ethical conduct.

Membership to the Council does require you to participate in our quarterly telephone conferences and to attend the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibitions. Members are also given responsibilities for standing assignments within the Council.

If you are interested and would like to become a member, please contact Council Chairman John Charron at jcharron@crhc.org or by telephone at (603) 227-7000 - ext 4999.

 

Global Agenda

5-7 February 2008 - ASIS International Security Conference - Risks and Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region - Singapore. Click here for more information




13-16 April 2008 - 7th European Security Conference - Security: The Essential Corporate Asset - Barcelona, Spain. Click here for more information on how to submit a presentation. Deadline 28 September

Chapter and Certification Events

For the latest details visit the European agenda

Benelux

2008

15 February 2008 - CPP-11 and PSP-2 coaching, Corsendonk (Belgium)
10-11 April 2008 -CPP-12 and PSP-3 review course, Corsendonk (Belgium)
2 May 2008 - CPP-11 and PSP-2 Exam Training, Corsendonk (Belgium)
3 May 2008 - CPP and PSP Exam, Corsendonk (Belgium)
13 June 2008 - CPP-12 and PSP-3 Coaching, Corsendonk (Belgium)

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.

Denmark

2007
December 2007 - Half day meeting - networking - Christmas Lunch Contact Henrik Beckwith

2008

5 February 2008: General assembly and member meeting at Casino Copenhagen with the topic “laundering” of money and the essence of playing Black Jack, Roulette etc. with a look behind the machines and the calibrating. Contact Henrik Beckwith

France

7 December 2007 - Chaper meeting

Ireland

7 December 2007 - AGM

Sweden

2008

13 February 2008 - ASIS Chapter 197 Sweden Annual Meeting and Chapter Dinner
3 May 2008 (TBC) - CPP and PSP Exam (Stockholm)
1 november 2008 (TBC) - CPP and PSP Exam (Stockholm)
Exams will take place at the Företagsuniversitetet, Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please contact Mr Klas Nilsson CPP PSP PCI

Spain

2008

26-29 February 2008 - SICUR International Security, Safety & Fire Exhibition, Madrid
13-16 April 2008 - 7th European Security Conference, Barcelona

United Kingdom

2008

17th March - Pre Seminar Dinner
18th March - Spring Seminar - British Library
28 April - 2 May – CPP Residential Review Programme (Sign-up in January)
3 May – CPP Examination
27-31 October - PSP Residential Review Programme (Sign-up in June)
27-31 October - CPP Residential Review Programme (Sign-up in June)
1 November – CPP and PSP Certification Examinations

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

 


Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor in Barcelona!

The ASIS International 7th European Security Conference offers a unique opportunity to increase the visibility of your company. Please click here to download the sponsorship and exhibition package and contact the ASIS International European Bureau at Barcelona@asisonline.org

  

Updated links and resources page on www.asisonline.eu

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

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New Chapters: Call for Volunteers

ASIS International is looking for volunteers to help form new chapters in Romania, the Baltic States, Western Balkans and other European countries where no chapter presently exists.

For more information, please contact the European Bureau or click here to download the procedures on forming a new chapter.

 

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