November 2010 
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ASIS 2010 Draws Nearly 20,000 to Dallas                                             

Nearly 20,000 security professionals from more than 90 countries attended the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held in Dallas, Texas, on 12-15 October. Hosted by ASIS, this annual forum is the most comprehensive education and networking event in the security industry.

“Security practitioners from around the globe look to the Annual Seminar and Exhibits as their single source for the latest evolutions in security management tactics, techniques, and technology,” says ASIS President Joseph R. “Bob” Granger, CPP. “From education to networking to products and services—ASIS 2010 delivered on its promise and, by all accounts well exceeded the expectations of attendees and exhibitors.”

“Organisations continue to demand a solid business case for investing their money,” noted Granger, adding, “With paid and exhibits-only attendance up by more than 8 percent this year, it seems evident that this event is conveying the right level of ROI sought by security practitioners and their organisations. A full independent audit of our registrations is being undertaken and the final figures will be announced as soon as they become available.”

Covering more than 230,000 net square feet of the Dallas Convention Center, nearly 700 companies exhibited a wide array of security solutions for the event’s public and private sector practitioner attendees. Leading-edge innovations in access control, IP-based video surveillance, and explosion detection were among those demonstrated, as were new and enhanced service offerings.

This year’s Seminar and Exhibits hosted the second ASIS Accolades, an awards competition open to all ASIS exhibitors, which recognises the security industry’s most innovative new products, services and/or solutions. A team of judges representing end users and experts in physical security and cyber technologies reviewed more than 70 entries before selecting the top 10 winners.

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EAC Report and Vienna Programme Committee Report                  

Vienna Programme Committee

On the 28th October the European Advisory Council met in Vienna with 19 members in attendance and HQ staff. Part of the agenda is a wash up of current and future events, and for the first time since records began ASIS HQ have congratulated the European region, (Godfried Hendriks and his RVPs) for being the first region to be fully compliant with their quarterly reports, which is quite an achievement for a volunteer organisation.

The agenda, as always was far ranging:
• education: CPP and PSP,
• communications: developments for the future,
• standards: a worldwide initiative for ASIS to lead in security standards.
We then focused on the planning of the annual European Conference & Exhibition, this time in Vienna 3rd- 6th April 2011. From the little I was able to visit, it is a magnificent city: great architecture, cuisine and culture, a good choice. There is a wide range of accommodation available and the Europea Bureau is ensuring that we get best money choices.

As part of the 2 days that we spent together, there is the selection of the final conference presentations. This year was one of the most difficult programme committees meetings I have attended due to the consistently high standard of speaker and subject matter. With over 170 abstracts the committee has to review their referees, rate the currency of the item, and predict the relevance in 6 months ahead. This left over 65 presentations to be discussed until we had 40. We have this year wide country diversity with well defined session tracks to satisfy most sector professionals. There is also an emphasis on case studies, (always the most highly rated) rather than a consultant’s view.

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By Peter French MBE, CPP (Chairman of the European Advisory Council)

New International Executive Education Program Launched          

ASIS is pleased to announce the addition of Effective Management for Security Professionals, an executive education programme aimed at establishing the security role as an enabler for business success. Developed for ASIS by the Spain-based IE Business School, this new, international programme is designed to sharpen the experienced mid-to-senior level security manager’s management skills and to enhance his/her strategic insights. The first programme will be held on 28 February – 3 March 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

IE Business School is a leading international business school oriented at providing top-level training for executives. The recognised prestige of the teaching faculty, the degree of excellence of the academic programmes and a clear international focus are the keys behind a learning model that has ranked IE Business School’s Executive Education Division among the top 15 in the world (Financial Time’s Ranking, May 2010).

The core goal of the programme is to provide participants with a sound understanding of how to harness the dynamics of business fundamentals and strategically position and present a business case for security initiatives to ensure funding. Sessions such as Creating the Strategic Mindset; Building the Business Case for Security Initiatives; Leading in Uncertainty; and, Corporate Governance and Ethics are among the key topics presented in the five-day programme.

This new offering, which joins the established Wharton and Northeastern executive education programmes, has been developed and will be taught by IE Business School’s professors who are educators and practitioners with highly diverse personal and professional profiles. Their vast professional experience and expertise in the corporate world, will lead participants in developing their full potential from different angles and perspectives.

Upon successful completion of the programme, executives will be awarded an IE Business School/ASIS certificate of participation.

Program Fees:
ASIS Member Fee: 3.600€
Nonmember Fee: 4.500€

Key Links:
ASIS Website
IE Business School Website

William Vega Recipient of 2010 Timothy J. Walsh Award                 

William Vega, Centro Mayor Mall in Columbia
William Vega, Operations Manager for Centro Mayor Mall in Columbia, has been presented with the second Timothy J. Walsh Award APC I Award for 2010. A security practitioner for 14 years and an ASIS member for eight, Vega actively serves on the board of the ASIS Bogota Chapter. 

The Timothy J. Walsh APC I Award pays tuition, transportation, and hotel costs (room fee and taxes for five nights) for an ASIS member to attend an ASIS Assets Protection Course (APC) I. Introduced in 2004,  the award honors Timothy J. Walsh, CPP, an ASIS member who served at the committee, chapter, and national levels, and as international president from 1964 to
1965. He created and taught the Assets Protection Course, the longest running education program in ASIS history and co-authored the Protection of Assets Manual.

In his award application, Vega conveys his desire to increase his knowledge in security and sees the completion of the APC I course as a stepping stone toward his professional advancement. “I will take full advantage of the knowledge that I acquire in this program,” stated Vega, adding, “And I will encourage others to do the same.”

Vega attended the APC I course in Baltimore, MD, on 15-18 November.

In 2011, ASIS chapters may submit one application for the Timothy J. Walsh Award from 9 September through 7 October 2011. For further details on this and other scholarships presented annually by the ASIS Foundation, visit

Danish Chapter News: About Dallas – Networking, Learning, Buying, and Improving

Networking remains one of the top benefits of attending an ASIS International conference, according to Danish delegates. The Dallas event also provided inspiration and practical examples. And, the bookstore was relevant and far too easy to use lots of money. Even with all this, there was room for improvement in regards to the handout system and the educational sessions.

From Denmark, 11 Danish chapter members and 2 non-members attended the 56th annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibitions conference in Dallas, Texas (11-15 Oct 2010). Some of us had functions at the conference – Kaj Moeller (Novo Nordisk) attended his last Board meeting, Martin Keloe (AS Solution) had a stand in the exhibitions hall, and I, Tanya Spencer (TrainingSolutions), was the moderator/ facilitator of the “Women in Security” open discussion session.

With over 20,000 people attending, the Dallas event was “bigger” noted Moeller, who has been through a whole assortment of ASIS conferences in the 16 plus years he has been a member. That said, he found that “the AS Solution evening for the Danish delegation was great.”

Networking opportunities, or building ‘social capital’, were available on different layers and across sections. For Peter Ilsted Holm-Larsen (Dong), one of the highlights was the chance “to build a broader network, including non-Danish relations.”

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By Tanya Spencer
Board member, Danish Chapter

Note from the eidtor:
Handouts and recordings of education sessions are now available online. Access for viewing and listening is complimentary for registered attendees. Click here to access. For those who did not register or attend, you may purchase access. Click here for details.

UK News : The Future of the Security Industry Authority (SIA)      

On 15 October 2010, the UK Government announced that the Security Industry Authority (SIA) will disappear as part of the Austerity 2010 public spending cuts and stressed that a phased transition to a new regulatory regime will be applied. This decision marks a step in a process in which the UK Chapter of ASIS International was involved over the previous months in order to defend the interest of the private security industry in the country.

The SIA is a Non-Departmental Public Body that was set up in 2003 with the responsibility for regulating the private security industry. The SIA has the responsibility to grant licenses to individuals who are undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; and to manage a voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.

Before this decision, Mike Alexander, Chairman of the ASIS UK Chapter, sent a letter to Theresa May, the Home Secretary, which was co-signed by ASIS UK Chapter 208 Patron Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond. In this letter, Mr Alexander has remembered that the objective of the SIA was to increase the professionalism of the profession and to improve trust in companies providing security services. He also put forward the results achieved by the authority. He continued by stressing that the removal of the SIA would have negative impacts on the private security industry.

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Thriving Today & Tomorrow: Good Advice for Security Professionals from the “Women in Security” Open Session

Tanya Spencer, TrainingSolutions
 The “Women in Security” open discussion was a pre-seminar session held by the CSO Roundtable at the 56th annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibitions conference in Dallas, Texas. The half-day event on 11 October 2010 started with two panel discussions on “How to Promote Yourself” and “Staying Competitive While Managing the Work/Life Balance”. The day ended with a one and a half hour open discussion, summarising and expanding upon the issues from earlier in the day and previously submitted Linked-in questions. I, Tanya Spencer (TrainingSolutions), facilitated the interactive open session.

The attendees had a range of experiences
from newly graduated to CSO, Government,
self-employed, etc in a wide range of industries. Most of the attendees were mid- to senior management level women. Of the male attendees, most of them were from the CSO Roundtable.

While recognising that there is some overlap, I separated the session’s results into three categories: Individual, Corporate/ Companies, and the Security Profession. For each category, I cite a few key words that capture its essence; list the practical advice, current issues, and good questions from the discussion; and, give an example from the session.

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By Tanya Spencer

Call for Presentations - 5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition (deadline for submissions: 22 April 2011)

The 5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition will take place on 5-7 December 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Take advantage of this opportunity to help shape the program by sharing your knowledge and expertise with security professionals from across the region and 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 22 April 2011.

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Hackers Break Into OECD Computer System                                     
The OECD, the Paris-based club of the world's 33 richest countries, has been successfully hacked by people looking for sensitive information on money laundering, high-level corruption and tax evasion.

OECD spokesman Stephen Di Biasio told EUobserver on 4 November that the body first detected "unusual" activity in its IT network in August and is still battling to get malware out of its computers three months later despite calling in help from the French security services and private cyber-defence companies.

"We've got a team trying to close down their points of entry, but we're not in a position today to say we've cleared them out of our system," he said.

"What we know is it's quite a sophisticated attack. We've got quite high levels of security protocols at the OECD and this has been able to bypass those security measures ... What we are seeing is that it's not a destructive attack. It's obviously fishing for information. Because the OECD works in such a broad array of areas, they are searching around to see what they can get."

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Registration Is Now Open for the 2nd ASIS International Middle-East Security Conference & Exhibition to Be Held in Manama, Bahrain, 20-22 February 2011

World Trade Center, Bahrain

The 2nd ASIS International Middle-East Security Conference & Exhibition will take place in Manama, Bahrain on 20-22 February 2011.

This event will take place under the patronage of H.E. Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and with the full support of Saudi Aramco as the Diamond Sponsor.

The Conference will cover a wide range of security issues in 33 high-level educational sessions divided over 3 parallel tracks.

Speakers who already confirmed their presence include:
Charles Mallice, Director of Operations & Training of ADSECC Consulting & Security Centre -  
Security & Organised Crime in Workers Villages
Dr Marc Siegel, Commissioner, Global Standards Initiative of ASIS International -  
Are Risk and Resilience Management Standards Redefining the Security Profession
Thomas Tidiks CPP, Group Chief Security Officer of Zurich Financial Services -  
Corporate Security in the Insurance Industry - An Enterprise Risk Management Function
Charles Napier, Project Security Manager of Bechtel -
Making the Security Professional More Professional
Zaineb Al Assam, Head of Middle-East and North-Africa Forecasting of Exclusive Analysis-
Strategic Security Planning : Key Violent Risk Forecasts for 2011 in the Middle-East and North Africa
John Knight CPP, Security Consultant of Saudi Aramco -  
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design for Oil and Gas Facilities
Nasser Albuhairi, Director of Security – Kuwait of Jumeirah Group -
Threat Indications and Warnings, and the Role of Counter Intelligence - Lessons Learned in the Middle-East
Simon Roberts, Vice President Security, DHL -
Future Threats and Mitigation in the Air Express Industry. Why Cross Company Communication is Critical?
Please click here to have access to the full programme.

Please note that sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available.

Please visit the event website for more information.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities                                               

Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in Europe, Asia-Pacific or in Middle East? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition, of the ASIS Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition and of the ASIS Middle East Security Conference & 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:
2nd ASIS International Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition - 20-22 February 2011 - Manama, Barhain
10th ASIS International European Security Conference & Exhibition - 3-6 April 2011 - Vienna, Austria
5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition - 5-7 December 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 and Middle East Security Conferences & Exhibition, please contact: ASIS International European 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 -

EU Plans Emergency Response Centre                                               

EU Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva unveiled proposals to set up a European emergency response centre on 26 October. This, along with a European emergency response capacity, would mobilise the necessary resources to cope with crises such as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill or the toxic mud disaster in Hungary.

"If we can save more lives, mitigate damage and reduce the costs of the disasters by working together then we must do so," Georgieva told reporters.

The Commissioner highlighted figures showing that 85,000 people die and 230 million people are affected by disasters every year, the incidence of which have increased fivefold since 1975.

"We are facing a two-fold task: to become more efficient in deployment, to save lives and reduce damage, and to do it in a cost effective way without adding heavy burdens to strained public services" she said.

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UK News : ASIS UK Chapter Appears at The Old Bailey                  

On 19 October, a group of ASIS UK members gathered for a ‘Behind The Scenes’ Tour of the Central Criminal Court (aka The Old Bailey) in The City of London, Info4security reported.

The ASIS UK fundraising event was organised in partnership with the UK Chapter’s chosen charity, Victim Support, and managed by Vice-Chairman Graham Bassett.

Following a short presentation on the work of Victim Support’s Witness Service (which operates at every Magistrates Court and Crown Court in England and Wales, and is mostly staffed by volunteers), the guests took their seats in the historical surroundings of Number 1 Court.

Number 1 Court, of course, has provided the backdrop to some of the most famous criminal trials of the past century.

Host for the event was Charles Henty, the Secondary of London, Under Sheriff and High Bailiff of Southwark.

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Source: Info4security

EU to Press for 'Right to be Forgotten' Online                                     

The EU is in the process of revamping its data privacy rules dating back to 1995 so as to encompass social networks, online data aggregators and the way prosecutors and policemen across the bloc handle personal records.

The Facebook generation knows it. Everything you've posted online can and will be used against you at some point. People have been fired for the party pictures or unthoughtful jokes they've posted online.

Deleting a Facebook account does not help. According to the popular website, users can "reactivate" their accounts at any time: Facebook does not erase your data, its simply hides it from others.

In a bid to stem these developments, the Commission is now revising a 15-year-old "Data Protection Directive," drafted before the Google and Facebook booms. New legislative proposals are set to be put forward mid-2011, but the Commission has already adopted a "strategy" on how to go about the changes.

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Convergence: Cyber Threats – Our Response                                   

In recent months the issue of cyber security has focussed many of our minds on how to protect our organisations and critical infrastructure from criminal gangs, criminal individual hackers and nation states. The Cyber Security summit in London on November 11 emphasised the importance of both the Public and private sector working together in responding to these threats which often originate in countries beyond the UK’s boarders and other European countries.

It was stated by many of the speakers that the expertise needed to combat cyber attacks can be found within our Universities, Government, Military and Private Industry. However, all of us need to get involved in working groups and forums if we are to make a difference.

Security Convergence is, in many ways, a channel for us to do just that. In our workplaces we can encourage the organisation to see we need to protect the weakest link. If that means ensuring the AV software is actually up to date then so be it. If it means meeting with our Information Security colleagues once a month, then so much the better.

By James Willison – Convergence Lead, UK Chapter 

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Security Chief Criticises EU Approach to Air Safety                          

The head of security at one of Europe's busiest airports has said that EU Governments should invest more resources in old-fashioned human intelligence and fewer in new regulations and screening technology.

Speaking on a panel at the Global Security Challenge (GSC) event in London on 11 November, Marijn Ornstein, the manager of security policy at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, said: "If you look at all the recent terrorist incidents, the bombs were detected because of human intelligence not because of screening ... If even a fraction of what is spent on screening was invested in the intelligence services we would take a real step toward making air travel safer and more pleasant."

Ms Ornstein noted that EU and national-level regulators have entered into an "arms race" with terrorists in which they are always one step behind.

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3rd ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Course to be Held in Netherlands on 13-17 December 2010                                    

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28 October 2010 – EAC Meeting – Vienna, Austria

29 October 2010 – Programme Committee Meeting – Vienna, Austria

06-07 December 2010 - Opportunity and Risk in Brazil: The CSO Roundtable Latin America Summit

13-17 December 2010 - Lead Auditor Course ISO 28000 Supply Chain Management

20-22 February 2011 - 2nd ASIS International Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition  - Manama, Bahrain

03-06 April 2011 - 10th ASIS International European Security Conference & Exhibition - Vienna, Austria
Call for presentation is now open:  

05-07 December 2011 - 5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chapter and Certification Events                                                             

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Be a sponsor of the 2nd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition, of the 10th European Security Conference & Ehibition and of the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition

Download the sponsorship prospectus for Manama, Kuala Lumpur and Vienna or contact the European Office for more information (on the European and Middle East Security Conferences) or the Asia-Pacific Bureau (for the Asia-Pacific Security Conference).

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December 1: The Intersection of Cloud Computing and Digital Evidence: What Security Managers Need to Know

December 8: Security in Tough Economic Times - Keys to Survival

December 15: Behavioral Pattern Recognition: A Proactive Approach to Protective Security

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December 13-14: Executive Protection

December 13-15: Security Force Management: The Future is Today

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