November 2008
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 50th 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!

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SRVP Report – November 2008

Firstly we, the European Region, can take professional pride on our achievements over the past three years as Chapters have been established and membership representation has broadened. On the 21st November our latest Chapter, Serbia, held their inaugural meeting in Belgrade. With Chapters having been established in Croatia, Israel, Austria, Russia and Latvia, ASIS Europe has significantly increased representation to European bodies. We have also extended the regional structure with the appointment of two new RVPs, Ivan Moroz and Andy Williams CPP.

As the support mechanism has grown the Brussels Bureau has become increasingly pivotal, with the establishment of education programmes and the annual seminar. These are a valuable component to assist ASIS in having a public affairs voice in the future. The current economic conditions will be testing to the profession of security. The ASIS network should be utilised to assist colleagues who will be called upon by their employers to manage ‘gapping’, against an increasing threat of criminality and terrorism.

Peter French CPP "Never before have the challenges been more apparent, requiring many of us to develop additional skills"

Never before have the challenges have been more apparent, requiring many of us to develop additional skills. This will be where the global network of membership will have importance, as we strive for local knowledge by reaching out to local members who support the ASIS ethic and goals.

Whilst the economic outlook may be dire for a while, you can nevertheless take heart in knowing that membership of ASIS will assist your education and sector knowledge. The increasing European up-take in CPP, PSP and PCI demonstrates that ASIS members take their roles responsibility and understand that continual development is a key professional attribute. Over time we will see chartered status for the security professional. This may be in five years, but all of us need to support such an initiative as this will lead to further value for the security professional. Whilst demonstrating career development and a learning path to rival other professions.

From the 1st January 2009 Godfried Hendriks will step up to be SRVP of ASIS Europe. This is, again, a sign of the strength of our region when we could have all of our RVPs to be considered for this important role. Godfried will bring great energy and vision to the role. He will be communicating his plans to all members, but our primary aim will be to support the ASIS global plan through local participation.

I know that given the support I have been shown by membership he will find the post very rewarding. I am pleased to let you know that I have been asked by the Society’s Executive to chair the European Advisory Council and help to develop the strategy over the next couple of years.

I look forward to meeting with you on my travels to Chapters or at the Annual Seminar in Montreux April 26th – 29th.

Have a good festive season, may your hopes for 2009 be achieved.

Peter French CPP
SRVP for Europe

Review of ASIS Chapter 208 Northern Breakfast Briefing
23 Oct 2008

The meeting, started bright and early at 7.30 am in the Norwich Union Chapel building in York.

Denise Gurney opened the meeting looking at the physical and emotional drivers involved with criminal behaviour, particularly in the young.

Key points brought out included the value of good role models both corporately and in the home. Suggestions for countering employee crime included ethical audits, leadership training, zero tolerance policy, and the participative approach to employment.
Body patterns in DNA were considered and Denise’s experience in treating people in prison had shown a market improvement when mind and body were worked on.

Geoff Britland had spent 16 years as a probation officer and a further 6 in youth offending.
Experience in high crime areas such as Hulme and Moss Side in Manchester had shown him the wilder side of drug trafficking and related crime, and the now widespread adoption of drugs in the workplace. He asked the audience how many tested for drugs and it was found that nobody did. He suggested that as some 60% of persons coming into custody were suffering from acute or chronic health conditions or mental health problems or both, the early intervention of the appropriate person, with the relevant skills was essential. Behavioural problems when young were still evident in some two thirds of adults.

Kathy Bennett suggested that the value of corporate data that had been lost was understated due to brand protection considerations. The insecurity of wireless communications was now a serious issue and she questioned whether you really needed wireless. 30%of wireless access points used default settings and 52% of networks were still using WEP. Sensitive sites should consider changing back to wired or a VPN together with strong passwords.

Andrew Rolston and Kevin Dale explained how ASIS certification had been useful to them in their career and also to their employer Norwich Union (Aviva).

Andrew had come from a UK Police, Australian and diamond security background and realised that employment stability and promotion were more certain with definitive worldwide-recognised certification. The study for Certified Protection Professional CPP and Physical Security Professional PSP were supported by their employer. The security models and strategies learnt, particular as part of the PSP, were useful in helping in the practical planning and commissioning of security installations. The security team were able to advise the architects using relevant knowledge that had taken many months to absorb and understand.

There are only fifteen joint CPP and PSP holders in the UK and three of them were present at the briefing indicating that continuous education is still at the forefront of asset protection.

We wish to offer our sincere thanks to Norwich Union for their sponsorship of the event and also to the speakers for giving their time so freely. For further information please contact Denise Gurney at www.sustainableself.com and Kathy Bennett at www.gordonbennett.net  

The support of Advance Security was also much appreciated.

Tim Hodges
ASIS Chapter 208 Northern Event Organiser
tim@new-pool.demon.co.uk  

Offers of venue and suggestions for future speakers would be welcomed.

Centre of Expertise launched at Benelux Chapter meeting

On 20 November 2008 at the Priory of Corsendonk, Oud-Turnhout, Belgium, Centre of Expertise (COE) was launched. The COE's goals are to develop and perpetuate the Security Risk Management profession in all its manifestations. It also aims to create durable links between the profession and developments in the (labour) market.

The COE tries to achieve these goals by
- To create and maintain a knowledge base which is accessible under strict conditions to certified security risk management professionals and /or those studying the field of security risk management in order to get a board certification..
- To facilitate the maintenance of the knowledge base by establishing an IT platform
- Engaging the professional expertise necessary to keep the content of the knowledge base up-to-date and available to participants

A not-for-profit foundation under Dutch law was created for the setup and management of the knowledgebase. The foundation is named "Stichting Centre
Expertise Security Risk Management Professional (CESRMP)"and is based in Oegstgeest, The Netherlands.

The board of the Foundation is consistuted by the following entities:
- ASIS International Benelux Chapter;
- International Foundation for Protection Officers Europe;
- Security College BV;
- Certified Secure BV;
- RIFS Security Riskmanagement BV.

For the creation and maintainance of the knowledgebase, a structure was setup in which a steering committee manages a group of certified security risk management professionals in teams according to the following domains:
- Business Principles & Practices;
- Security Principles & Practices;
- Physical Security;
- Personnel Security;
- Information Security;
- Emergency Practices;
- Investigations;
- Legal Aspects;
- Auditing.

These teams, which are chaired by a so-called custodian are charged with the management of the content of the informations. They collect information relevant to their respective domains. If this information provides added value, it will be added to the knowledge base after approval by the steering committee.

For more information, please contact info@centreofexpertise.eu

 ASIS International and the CSO Roundtable support CSO Summit 2008

Building on the success of the inaugural event held in Amsterdam last November, and supported by key industry groups and associations, MIS Training Institute’s CSO Summit will again bring together security directors from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East to tackle the most critical and strategic security challenges at the highest business level. The focus of this event, whoch will take place on 8-10 December 2008 in Geneva is on the protection of your organisation’s key assets – people, data and profitability and how you can elevate security to mitigate the latest world and business risks. 

Be inspired by international keynote speakers who will share critical security insights ranging from CBRNE2 scenarios for cities in Europe to privacy, identity, data leakage and security governance:
• Ambassador Fred Tanner, Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
• Dr Olivia Bosch, Director, International Security and Communications Ltd London & Former UN Weapons Inspector
• Dr Sally Leivesley, Managing Director, Newrisk Limited
• Earl of Erroll, House of Lords, UK
• Lady Olga Maitland, International Payments Consultant & Former CEO, International Association of Money Transfer Networks
• Jean-Pierre Méan, Vice-President, Transparency International Switzerland

Hear about real world security projects and innovative approaches from:

  •  Head of Aviation Security, Virgin Atlantic – non-negotiable security and threat management in the aviation sector
  • Global Head of IT Security, Novartis Pharma AG and Deputy Director Global Security & Compliance, TNT Express DHO – innovating and differentiating your security offering
  • Head, Systems Services Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria – securing critical infrastructure 
  • Director of Security Risk Management, Northern Region, Computer Sciences Corporation – securing outsourced and offshore operations
  • Group Head of Security, Prudential PLC. – showcasing a modern approach to corporate security and integrating political, physical and personal risk 
  • Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Ltd, UK – key case study and latest security news from Microsoft
  • Head of Corporate Security, Merck KGaA and Chief Audit Executive, Siberian Coal Energy Company & President, ACFE, Russia – measuring and setting up a security audit process
  • Chief Information Security Officer, Lloyd’s and Senior Security Advisor, United Nations – cyber-terrorism: a counter-strategy for business and government – can we ignore or deny it?
  • Group Security Director, British Telecom – security awareness, its all about you!
  • Director of Global Security, Cadbury Plc – tackling complex risk in today's globalised world within the framework of the strategic, operational and tactical levels of security
  • Chief Security Officer, Euroclear SA/NV – critical infrastructure and security integration

Five more great reasons to attend:
1. Be inspired by an unrivalled international speaker panel:
Practical insights by multi-national organisations; how are businesses protecting people, product, processes & profits? How are governments protecting critical infrastructure, cyber terrorism & public & private cooperation
2. Focused learning at specialist interactive roundtables: 
Benchmark strategy on: internal security investigations & managing information security risk
3. Stay on top of the enormous emerging security threats & trends:
Including hostage taking, kidnap, terrorism, extortion, organised crime networks, counterfeiting, espionage, hidden traps of conducting operations in a high risk environment & crisis management
4. Benchmark with peers from around the world at Europe’s premier gathering for security directors:
Exchange ideas with professionals with similar security challenges & network at dedicated receptions & dinners
5. Bring together your team to tackle security holistically across physical, operational & IT security, information risk, financial crime, anti-corruption, fraud prevention & investigation, business recovery & privacy security matters

For more information or to register, email amcpartlan@mistieurope.com

 Counter Terror Expo

Counter Terror Expo 2009 (CTX09) is coming to London’s prestigious QE11 Centre 10-11 February. Events including September 11, Bali, Madrid, the London Underground and Bus bombing and the Glasgow Airport attacks are still fresh in the mind, and the thwarted August 10 airliner bomb plot and failed London club-land attacks raise many questions over the state of preparedness to head off other potential terrorist outrage that may be in the planning stages.

“Counter Terror Expo 2009 comes at a time when the focus on preventing other such attacks is at an all time high,” explains Peter Jones, Event Director, CTX09. “Seventy-five of the world’s leading counter terrorism experts will therefore gather, in a city that has seen more than its fair share of terrorist atrocities, in informed debate and help to indentify measures to counter this continued threat.” 

Conference will be a multi-stream event including the following themes:

• CRITICAL COLLABORATION – The need to know the need to share
• PARTNER IN CRISIS - Joint approaches to large scale terrorist incidents
• SPECIFIC & EMERGING TERRORIST THREATS – Joint approaches in counter terrorism
• CORPORATE ACTION ON THE GROUND – Business as usual
• CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE – Transport, traffic & tourism
• FUTURE OUTCOMES – Prevention & preparation
• IDENTIFYING THE CAPABILITY GAP
• MANAGING THE INTERNATIONAL THREAT – Joint approaches in counter terrorism
• COMMAND & CONTROL – Rescue services, police, ambulance and military
• THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA – Before, During and After

The event will be supported by a series of workshops designed to provide a forum through which to explore the latest technological solutions available to combat the global terrorist threat. Themes covered will include:
• CCTV & Surveillance
• Perimeter Security & Intrusion Detection
• Human Factors & Training
• Information & Communication Systems
• CBRN Detection, Screening & Protection

An exhibition will also showcase the very latest specialist security products and solutions that form a crucial part in countering that terrorist menace. The exhibition already has over 100 companies committed to exhibiting including: Synetcis, Qioptiq, Hidden Technology, Remploy Frontline, Jackson Fencing, Rapiscan, Qinetiq, Smiths, Gunnebo, Allen Vanguard, and L3 to name a few

About Counter Terror Expo
Counter Terror Expo is a leading counter terrorism conference, workshop and exhibition event. Held in London, Counter Terror Expo brings the world’s leading terrorism experts together with other specialist practitioners and systems suppliers for two full days of informed debate, designed to facilitate an open exchange of views and drive forward solutions to counter the threat faced from international terrorism.

For more information visit www.counterterrorexpo.com/asis or contact Nicola Greenaway, email: ngreenaway@niche-events.com or call + 44 (0) 208 542 9090

 New ASIS International Chapter Serbia 

The Serbia Charter held its first meeting on Friday 21st November in the Hyatt Hotel Belgrade.

Founding members Marko Sukilovic and Tihomir Trivunac organised a social reception followed by meeting which was attended by over 20 members. Despite it being a national holiday.

RVP Roger Warwick CPP presents Tihomir Trivunac with the Chapter Charter

Marko, who has put in a lot of work over the past two years to reach this stage, acted as chairman and introduced Timohir who is the longest standing Serbian member. Timohir enlightened the members on the aims and scope of the chapter and then introduced Roger D. Warwick, CPP, RVP Region XXVIIA.

Roger gave a brief history of ASIS International, its beginnings and its international development. He stressed the importance of Education, Ethics and Reputation for ASIS members in Advancing Security Worldwide. He also gave members background information on CPP and the ASIS Global Standards venture.

He then presented Timohir with the official ASIS charter for the chapter.

Five members volunteered to prepare the administrative side of running a chapter and to organise an election of chapter officers as soon as possible. All members were enthusiastic.

The minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here.

by Roger Warwick CPP
RVP Region 27A
Bologna 24 November 2008

The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals welcomes Honorary Freeman and former ASIS President Bonnie Michelman as a Liveryman of the Company 

The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals , based in the City of London , welcomed Honorary Freeman and former ASIS President Bonnie Michelman as a Liveryman of the Company on her recent visit to the UK.

 From Right to left: Master of the company Simon Imbert, Bonnie Michelman, Past Masters Peter French and Una Riley

This tops a marvellous year for the Company following their successful petition for Worshipful Company status in early 2008. The livery companies of the City of London raise and distribute £46m each year to many good causes. Bonnie has been a member of the Security Professionals since 2003. The current Master of the Company , Simon Imbert presented her with a livery pin , on hand where Past Masters Peter French and Una Riley. The presentation took place in the historic Waterman's Hall next to the River Thames. 

New: the Montreux 2009 Thought Leader Track

Did you miss the Montreux call for presentations? Is you company leading the way in innovative techonologies and solutions? Do you want to reach a potential audience of 500-600 end users?

For the first time in Europe, ASIS now offers the possibility for vendor companies to present case studies, product demonstrations and best practices in a 4th sponsored "thought leader" track at the annual European Security Conference

Please contact Montreux@asisonline.org for more information.

Global Agenda

10-11 February 2009 - Counter Terror Expo 2009, QEII - London, UK - www.counterterrorexpo.com/asis  

4 June 2009 -TranSec World Expo 2009- RAI - Amsterdam, Netherlands - www.transec.com

Chapter and Certification Events

For the latest details visit the European agenda

Austria
17 November 2008 - Vienna (a full day event)

Benelux 
20/21 November 2008 - Fall meeting (full day) at Corsendonk, B

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

Denmark

2008
26 November 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact asis@postkasse.org

2009

5 February 2009 - General assembly and members meeting, location tbd - contact asis@postkasse.org

France

5 December 2008 - chapter meeting

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

Germany
November 2008 - Chapter meeting, location tbd - contact ewaldfrank@johndeere.com

Ireland
28 November 2008 - AGM followed by lunch

Norway
27 November 2008 - Christmas meeting with Lutefisk, Location TBD - www.asis.no

Sweden 
22 November 2008 - Investigation, skills and tools, Stockholm - contact klas.nilsson@asis.se
4 December 2008 - Pub evening networking, Stockholm - contact lars.zetterstrom@asis.se

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

Switzerland
5 November 2008 - 5 November 2008 Fachmeeting V/08, 18.15 Francis Dáddario, Vice President of Starbucks Coffee Partner and Asset Protection, „Return on Security Investment“ Zürich, Switzerland Hotel Widder www.asisonline.ch
3 December 2008 - European Advisory Council Meeting - Montreux (by invitation only)
4 December 2008 - Montreux Programme Committee meeting - Montreux (by invitation only)

United Kingdom
20 November 2008 - Winter Seminar and AGM, BAT HQ, London - contact asis@awdry.demon.co.uk

2009

17 March Pre Seminar Dinner
18 March Spring Seminar—Foreign & Commonwealth Office
17 June Pre-Seminar Dinner
18 June, Summer Seminar- IBM, Waterloo
17 September Pre Seminar Dinner
18 September Autumn Seminar—BBC, Wood Green
19 November Pre-Seminar Dinner
20 November 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  

  

Be a sponsor of the 8th European Security Conference in Montreux

Download the sponsorship prospectus or contact the European Bureau for more information.

 

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.

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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Belgium

Tel: +32 2 645 26 74
Fax:+32 2 645 26 71

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European Links

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www.asisonline.eu

Please visit our European Chapter Websites at the following links:

www.asisbenelux.eu (new)

www.asiscz.org

www.asisdenmark.dk 

www.asis-finland.org 

www.asisonline.fr

www.asisireland.org 

www.asis.org.il (under construction)

www.asis.no 

www.asis-spain.org 

www.asis.se 

www.asisonline.ch

www.asistr.org 

www.asis.org.uk 

 

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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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