83rd Edition - November 2011

In This Issue 

Member News: Werner Preining, CPP Received Bordes Award
 
 

Last Chance to Register for the ASIS 5th Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition
 
 

First Meeting of the ASIS International Romania Chapter

ASIS International Activities in Poland 
 

 

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

Tenth Anniversary of the ASIS International Turkey Chapter
 
 

Register Now for ASIS Middle East 2012!
 
 

ASIS International Germany Chapter meeting and Fifth Anniversary in Bonn

 

CSO Roundtable Hosts Programme in Prague, 25 November

 

Be a Sponsor of ASIS Asia-Pacific 2011, ASIS Middle East 2012 and ASIS Europe 2012
 
 
Stakeholders Outline Their Views to Commission on Future EU Industrial Strategy for the European Security Sector

 

Digital Agenda: EU & US Conduct Readiness Tests for Cyber Attacks in "Cyber Atlantic 2011" 
 
 
CDSE Special Issue: Security Abroad 
 

So Many Things I Didn't Know - A Civilian Visits Milipol in Paris
 
 

More Efficient and Secure Visa System Goes Live
 
 

Communicating Security: It's Your Job
 
 

Europol Wants to Host EU Cyber Crime Centre 
 
 

Registration Open for Wharton ASIS Programme for Security Executives
 
 

New Guide Launched Re: Building Effective IT Security Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
 
 

Apply by 30 November for Matching Scholarship Funds 
 
 

Unhappy MEPs to Approve Passenger Data Deal
 
 

Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups
 
 

EU 'Smart Borders': Commission Wants Easier Access and Enhanced Security
 
 

ASIS Rolls-Out 2012 Certification Reviews Schedule
 
 

Interpol and Europol Agree Joint Initiatives to Enhance Global Response Against Transnational Crime
 
 

Have you Downloaded Your Free Standards and Guidelines?

 

Denmark Scraps Border-Control Plans

 

Get Social With ASIS

 

Fighting black markets for stolen goods - European Parliament, Brussels, 7 December 2011

 

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Professional Development
 
 

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a1Member News: Werner Preining, CPP Received Bordes Award

Raymond T. O'Hara, CPP, ASIS President and Werner Preining, CPP

Werner Preining, CPP, is the 2011 recipient of the Roy N. Bordes Council Member Award of Excellence. For the first time in the history of the award, the recipient was the joint nominee of two ASIS council chairs: Shayne Bates, CPP, on behalf of the Information Technology Security Council, and Jim Leflar, CPP, representing the Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council.

 

In their joint nomination, the two chairs underscored that Preining's "longstanding record of outstanding achievement in more than one council is by itself an extraordinary accomplishment." They point out that Preining has been a consistent contributor to almost every major activity of both councils and has given numerous hours to mentor others.

 

Both chairs believe Preining is a deserving recipient for many reasons. As an international member, Preining is based in Austria. Nonetheless, Preining consistently participates in council calls, webinars, and activities, many of which happen at odd hours during his day.

 

As a multilingual member, Preining brings a unique perspective to discussions and collaborations because he can articulate, present, and convey concepts and ideas in more than one language. He significantly contributes to all major council activities, including reaching out to other members, researching and developing white papers, and contributing to educational efforts.

 

Since 2000, Preining has served at least seven years on each council. He has also served on the ASIS Disaster Management Council and has held leadership roles in his chapter and certification initiatives. He has been a frequent speaker at ASIS educational programmes in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

 

This award included complimentary registration, transportation, and accommodations for Preining while in Orlando. The award is named for Roy N. Bordes, a member of ASIS for more than 30 years. He served on and led numerous ASIS councils, was sought after as a frequent speaker and mentor, and was a revered member of the security community until his death in 2008.

a2Last Chance to Register for the ASIS 5th Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition

Kuala Lumpur

 

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Register now for the ASIS 5th Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held on 5-7 December 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur.
 

Around 300 senior security professionals, corporate executives, consultants, architects and law enforcement officials are expected to participate at the event.

 

The conference will feature 33 high-level educational sessions divided over three parallel tracks. These high quality presentations, developed by and for security professionals, will cover a wide spectrum of security topics ranging from crisis management, supply chain security, buildings security and critical infrastructure protection among others. It will be a unique opportunity to connect with both public and private sector leaders around Asia and the globe, and discover how they are confronting today's security challenges.

 

The pre-conference programme includes an invitation-only gathering for Chief Security Officers, organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International, on 6 December 2011. Attendees can also attend networking events such as the President's Reception and the Networking Reception with the exhibitors.

 

Fees:  

 

 

ASIS Member

 

1,150 USD

Non Member

 

1,500 USD

Single Day*

 

725 USD

President's Reception Only (included in full delegate rate)

 

160 USD

Exhibition Only (one day includes refreshments)

 

40 USD

 

 

The 2011 conference has been made possible through the sponsorship of Verint, G4S, MVD International, Securitas Asia, Handal Group, ADT and numerous exhibiting companies. Vendors seeking opportunities to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of their brand, products, or services can access the event webpage at www.asisonline.org/kualalumpur or contact the ASIS Asia Pacific Bureau at asiapacific@asisonline.org or +61 2 8211 2712 for more information.

a33Super Saver Week (28 November- 5 December 2011) - Save Up to EUR 100 on Your Registration for ASIS Europe 2012 !

Register between 28 November and 5 December for the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition to benefit from:

  • a EUR 100 discount on your registration fee for the full conference,
  • or a EUR 50 discount on your one day registration fee.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to join more than 500 colleagues who will gather in London on the occasion of this event.

 

Keynote speakers will include:  

 James Brokenshire, Minister for Crime and Security (UK)
 

  • Adrian Kendry, Senior Defence Economist and Head of Defence and Security Economics, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO HQ (Belgium)
  • Baroness Harris of Richmond (UK)
  • Sir Ian Andrews, Serious Organised Crime Agency (UK)
  • Stephen Cooper, Head of Security for the Olympic Delivery Authority (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.
  • 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.

 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. Registration opens on 28 November.
  

New this year: exhibition-only tickets are available for purchase.

Click here to see the Conference Programme.
 

 

Fees*:

Early Rate
on/until
8 Mar. 2012 

 Super Saver
Rate

ASIS Member

  € 830

€ 730

Non Member

  € 1,030

€ 930

Single Day

  € 495

€ 445

 *Rates do not include UK VAT



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a3First Meeting of the ASIS International Romania Chapter

The inaugural meeting of the new Romania Chapter was held on the 10th of October 2011. Mr. Traian Pometcu, Security Director of the National Bank of Romania, hosted the meeting at the National Bank HQ in Bucharest. After an introduction and some short presentations on ASIS International and its activities in the Region and in Europe, elections were held and the first Board of the ASIS Romania Chapter installed.

 

From left to right:

  • Traian Pometcu, ASIS Romania Chapter, Treasurer
  • Ionut Manole, ASIS Romania Chapter, Secretary
  • Cengiz Gumustus CPP, RVP Region 27B
  • Godfried Hendriks CPP, SRVP Europe
  • Dan P. Belai, CPP, PSP, ASIS Romania Chapter, Chairman
  • Gelu Vasilescu, ASIS Romania Chapter, Vice Chairman

After the meeting, lunch was enjoyed at the classic and famous Caru' cu bere restaurant. I would like to thank the Romania Chapter members and the new Chapter's Board for their enthusiasm. A special word of appreciation to Mr. Dan Belai for initiating the new Chapter and to Mr. Traian Pometcu and the Romanian National Bank for their exceptional hospitality.

 
By Godfried Hendriks CPP, SRVP Europe

a4Help Us Grow the Number of Sponsors and Exhibitors and Strengthen Your Chapter

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.

a30ASIS International Activities in Poland

ASIS International in Europe is currently working on the founding of the ASIS International Poland Chapter.

 

To support this endeavour, Eduard Emde, 2012 ASIS International President, and Godfried Hendriks, ASIS International Senior Regional Vice President Europe, will both attend and speak on two different conferences in Poland that support the initiative.

 

1. Eduard Emde spoke about developments in the security management profession and about ASIS International at the Sasma/Liquid Nexxus Business Security Conference from 17 until 18 November in Warsaw. The visit to Poland was also used to raise awareness about ASIS, to attract more potential members and create a strong foundation for a Chapter to be established in Poland. New members and existing members from a variety of industries and roles in security expressed their interest and will be available to volunteer in the process and provide a solid foundation and broad representation for a potential Chapter. Over the next months, this will be continued with more meetings on the subject.

 

2. Godfried Hendriks will speak at the Central-Eastern Europe Fraud and Corruption Conference from 5 until 6 December at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel in Warsaw.

 

All members and potential members of ASIS International are invited to join and attend this conference.

a5Tenth Anniversary of the ASIS International Turkey Chapter

The Turkish Chapter held their tenth anniversary meeting on the 11th of October 2011 at the HQs of Turkish Airlines in Istanbul. After different presentations on airport and airlines security, the tenth anniversary was celebrated with the cutting of the anniversary cake and lunch.

 

From left to right:

  • Kursad Sak PSP, ASIS Turkey Chapter, Vice Chairman
  • Izzet Murat Fert, ASIS Turkey Chapter, Secretary
  • Godfried Hendriks CPP, SRVP Europe
  • Ismail Uzelli, ASIS Turkey Chapter, Chairman
  • Cengiz Gumustus CPP, RVP Region 27B
  • E. Murat Kosereisoglu, ASIS Turkey Chapter, Treasurer

Many thanks to all volunteer leaders and members that have contributed to the success of the Turkey Chapter in the past 10 years. Much appreciation to Mr. Serhat Soydan for hosting the meeting at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

 
By Godfried Hendriks CPP, SRVP Europe

a6Register Now for ASIS Middle East 2012!

Join more than 500 colleagues at the ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition that will take place on 19-21 February 2012 in Dubai, UAE.

 

Speakers will include: 


His Excellency Lt. General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim
, Commander in Chief Dubai Police (UAE)
 

Why attend?

  • Gain new perspectives and expert insights on a wide range of security topics.
  • Connect with both public and private sector leaders from the Middle East 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.
  • 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.

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 Defense)
  • Academics
  • Consultants, vendors, and architects

Register nowand get access to 33 high-level educational sessions divided over three parallel tracks, networking events and the exhibition. Early bird discounts end on 12 January 2012!

New this year: exhibition-only tickets can be purchased.

Click here to see the Conference Programme.

Fees:
 

 

Early Rate
on/until
12 Jan.

Late Rate
after
12 Jan.

ASIS Member

1,180 USD

1,280 USD

Non Member

1,400 USD

1,500 USD

Govt Official

975 USD

1,050 USD

Partner Organisations

1,225 USD

1,325 USD

Single Day

625 USD

725 USD

President's Reception Only

(included in full delegate rate)

115 USD

115 USD

Exhibition Only

30 USD

30 USD

 
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a7ASIS International Germany Chapter meeting and Fifth Anniversary in Bonn

Deutsche Telekom AG in Bonn hosted the ASIS International Germany Chapter meeting on October 14th. The full day programme included presentations on Corporate Security, IT Security and Travel Security, as well as on ASIS in general, and on ASIS certification and activities in Germany specifically. A visit of the usually restricted T-Galerie gave the attendees a fascinating view of the future. The occasion was also used to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Germany Chapter.


 

From left to right:

  • Eduard Emde CPP, President-Elect
  • Godfried Hendriks CPP, SRVP Europe
  • Volker Wagner, Senior Vice President Group Business Security of Deutsche Telekom and host of the meeting
  • Michael Kink, ASIS Germany Chapter, Chairman
  • Olivier Fein, ASIS Germany Chapter, Secretary
  • Dr. Christoph Rojahn, RVP Region 28

Thanks and compliments to the ASIS Germany Board and Mr. Volker Wagner for hosting the meeting.

 

By Godfried Hendriks CPP, SRVP Europe

a8CSO Roundtable Hosts Programme in Prague, 25 November

This year has seen an unprecedented amount of unrest across the Middle East that threatens to have a significant impact on Europe, as well as a tragic mass killing in Norway that may signal the start of a new era of violence from home-grown, non-Islamist extremists. Senior security executives and experts from Europol will provide a closed-door, in-depth briefing on these topics at the CSO Roundtable European Security Forum on 25 November at the headquarters of Radio Free Europe in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Preview the programme and register online.

a9Be a Sponsor of ASIS Asia-Pacific 2011, ASIS Middle East 2012 and ASIS Europe 2012


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

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 Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition and on the European Security Conference & Exhibition, please contact: ASIS International EMEA Bureau - Tel: +32 2 645 26 74 - Fax: +32 2 645 26 71 -
europe@asisonline.org  

 

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

a32Stakeholders Outline Their Views to Commission on Future EU Industrial Strategy for the European Security Sector

The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission hosted a workshop in Brussels on 18 October to gather ideas and feedback from industry and other stakeholders as part of a consultative process to help shape the Commission's future "Communication" or policy statement on an industrial strategy for Europe's security sector.


Chaired by Christoph Kautz, DG Enterprise and Industry's Deputy Head of Unit for Security Research, the event focused on four key policy areas which could form the basis of any future industrial strategy:

  • Certification and standardisation
  • Pre-operational validation/pre-commerical procurement
  • Civil-military synergies in developing capabilities
  • Third-party liability limitation following acts of terrorism

Together, such objectives aim to decrease the security technology sector's market fragmentation and promote technological investment and innovation, while enhancing the uptake of new capabilities by the member states in order to boost Europe's overall security against man-made and natural threats.

 

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

a10Digital Agenda: EU & US Conduct Readiness Tests for Cyber Attacks in "Cyber Atlantic 2011" 

The first test of trans-Atlantic responses to cyber incidents, including cyber attacks, took place in Brussels on 3 November. Experts from the US Government joined counterparts from EU Member States to simulate how cyber security authorities on both sides of the Atlantic would cooperate in response to attacks. Two hypothetical scenarios were tested: a cyber-attack which attempts to extract and publish online sensitive information from the EU's national cyber security agencies, and an attack on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in EU power generation equipment. 
 
 

Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda said: "Recent high profile cyber attacks show that global threats need global action. Today's exercise provides valuable lessons for specialists on both sides of the Atlantic."

 

Sony Playstation, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, European Commission and European External Action Service have all been subject to cyber attacks in recent months.

 

In practical terms, the EU contribution to Cyber Atlantic 2011 has been enabled by the European Commission, with key support from ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, which has facilitated the exercise with the vital technical contributions provided by EU Member States. The Department of Homeland Security has been in the lead for the US. The EU CERT also participated as an observer.

 

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for the Information Society

a31CDSE Special Issue: Security Abroad

Hostages in Niger, abductions in Mexico, political crisis in Ivory Coast..... each and everyday news remind us of the fundamental stake that Security abroad is for large companies... Security and Strategy deals with this topic in its latest issue.

 

One year after the kidnapping of several Areva's employees in Niger, the CSO of the group, Jean-Michel Chéreau, gives his view on this painful crisis and lessons learnt from it. He also tells us how and in which context associates now work in Arlit, where the possibility of a renewal of the Touareg rebellion is in everyone's minds.

 

The general liability of companies regarding security they provide to their employees is moving into an absolute obligation says Monica Goncalvez, past lawyer in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Quai d'Orsay. She delivers a precious update on recent evolutions of the law in this domain and elaborates on the concept of absolute obligation: what results are expected and what is the newer form of liability for CEO's.

 

Irak, Mexico, Ivory Coast: all countries where opportunities for business are real but where risks can also freeze enterprises to go. Three experts of these states dissect the real dangers of settling there and propose a range of solutions to mitigate them.

 

Enterprises are not the only ones that are concerned by rolling out protection measures for their employees' security. NGO's are faced with similar problems and needs. This is what Aline Leboeuf, searcher at IFRI, explains. She offers a comparative study of security methods used by both companies and NGO's and concludes they are not opposite.

 

That Security abroad regards the digital world as well is Solange Ghemaouti Hélie's deep belief. Professor at HEC Lausanne, she shows, through an interesting analysis, all the similarities between a traditional war and a cyberwar between foe States.

 

Finally, our usual page on "Prospectives" welcomes Franck Dangeard, past CEO of Thomson, who details for us what a dysfunctional board is, taking for example the Hewlett-Packard case.

 

Please click here for more information about Security & Strategy review or please contact us at: contact@cdse.fr

 

Please note that the review is published in French.

 

About CDSE:

The Club des Directeurs de Sécurité des Entreprises (CDSE) aims at gathering the experiences of security and safety professionals in the largest companies based in France. It brings together the heads security / safety of large French private and public companies (or equivalent functions with other names: risk managers, CSOs, general secretary, etc).

 

The CDSE is a partner organisation of ASIS International as regards the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition.

a11So Many Things I Didn't Know - A Civilian Visits Milipol in Paris

There must be a million ways to kill a human being.

 

A few thousand of them (legal ones) were on display in Paris this fall. The organisers of "Milipol" bill it as one of the world's largest trade shows for police and the military, so you expect to see all kinds of side arms, assault weapons, bazookas, rocket launchers, sniper rifles, and shotguns - along with many, many other deadly instruments.

 

Armor-for the body and otherwise-was also on display, designed to protect people against such weapons. There was also plenty of technology intended to help people use weapons more quickly and accurately.

 

Less space (but still quite a bit) was devoted to "non-lethal weapons," the kinds that "disable your adversary effectively without causing permanent harm." Those stands attracted fewer visitors, but the videos showing people getting Tasered still had a certain appeal.

 

It was quite a show, overall, especially once you got past all of the firepower. What amazed me was the explosion (figuratively) of new hardware and software aimed at improving situational intelligence -finding out what people are saying or doing who do not want others to know what they are saying or doing.

 

Miniaturisation: Surveillance equipment is getting a lot smaller: this includes cameras, of course (some so small that you cannot believe they are cameras), but also the gear needed to collect, manage and interpret digital imagery and audio signals. A sophisticated, high quality video-and audio surveillance system, along with the stuff needed to install and use it, will fit into a backpack. Very tiny devices are on the market that attach invisibly onto a car or motorcycle, to tell someone where it is and when. Some of these devices can go into your clothing, too. Of course, if you're carrying a cellular or GSM telephone, none of that will be necessary (see "interception," below).

 

Weightlessness: Things are also getting lighter. I hefted a piece of hand-carried police armor that someone had fired upon 40 times, at close range, with everything from a Glock 21 to an M4. It weighed less than my briefcase, but the armor shield was barely dented; its vision port was just nicked. "Okay, yes," said the sales representative when I remarked that some of those rounds must at least have knocked the armor-holder off balance. "But that's better than being dead, right?"

 

Penetration: A substantial cottage industry has grown up around the business of surreptitious surveillance and "non-destructive entry," with all sorts of attendant hardware: silent drills that gather their own dust; ingeniously camouflaged video recording devices and microphones; and some other things the vendors would not tell me about, because I was not a police officer. One alluring stand was a lock-pickers paradise. Using expensive-looking tools (instruments you would shudder at seeing in the hands of a dentist), a man was calmly undoing bank safety deposit locks and high-priced "ultra-secure" residential locks. "I could teach you how to do this in, oh, about thirty minutes," he said. "Bank safes take a little longer." At the same time, his colleague was showing a police officer how to remove "foolproof" telltale seals without leaving a trace.

 

Interception: Do not imagine (if you still hold such illusions) that there is any "privacy" for users of telephones, personal computers or smartphones-and don't think that a quiet conversation, held well away from anyone else, cannot be heard. All conversations are easy to obtain, as are SMS messages-and, your portable telephone is already a handy tracking device for anyone who has the right gear and wants to know your precise location. I saw the evidence and it is convincing.

 

Illumination: Defeating darkness has apparently become a snap, too, thanks to all kinds of advances in night-vision technology and low-light optics. There are also many new ways to see though things, aided by backscatter techniques. Face it: you cannot hide.

 

Speed: You cannot run, either-not if one of the dozens of awesome interceptor vehicles on display is chasing you. Souped-up cars, trucks, motorcycles, Segways and Segway-imitators, all designed to make the pursuers faster than the pursued. Speed was a factor in many of the items on display, from firing rates to data-processing rates. One stand had an audio-monitoring system able to analyze 10,000 voice records in a few seconds to identify a single, unique voice.

 

Remote control and robotics: Surveillance drones (some of them "weapons-capable") were a big hit, and it was easy to see why: They are cool looking. And expensive. They can do amazing work from the air. Also impressive are the new devices used to detect and disarm explosives, although they do not fly.

 

The great "Milipol" show underscored the intrinsic potential to fascinate of technology that is so dangerous or powerful that (one hopes) it is only in the hands of authorised, trained and well-controlled forces. Much of it comes from the military, perfected on the battlefield and now ready for use at a police precinct near you. One thought you carried away (besides "I want one of those") was this: It must be hard to be a bad guy these days.


By Thomas Vonier FAIA RIBA CPP is an architect in Paris and serves as the Regional Vice President for ASIS International Region 25.

a12More Efficient and Secure Visa System Goes Live

As from 11 October the Visa Information System (VIS) started operations. Visa applications will now be processed much faster thanks to the use of biometrics (fingerprints and a digital facial image) which will facilitate the identification of visa holders and help to avoid identity theft. This new system will allow for a quick and effective exchange of data on short-stay visas among Schengen countries. The VIS will also reinforce the integrity of the system and strengthen trust among its Member States. The first consular posts to be connected to the system are those in North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia).

 

Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, responsible for Home Affairs, said: "From now on, foreigners wishing to visit the EU will benefit from clearer, more precise, transparent and fairer visa application rules. The new system will also allow visas to be issued and verified in a more efficient and secure way. This is a big step towards improving and modernising the common EU visa policy."


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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Home Affairs

a13Communicating Security: It's Your Job

Is your message important? Is making an impact an essential part of your job? The session entitled "Communicating Travel Security: What you need to know, to tell others." I presented at ASIS 2011 in September provided the participants with a practical tool to help them sharpen their communication skills. This article will:

  • Outline the Key Messages tool; and,
  • Demonstrate how strategic use of this easy tool can improve your standing as a security professional.

Security professionals need to communicate as business partners, trainers, and visionary leaders through various vehicles such as emails, briefings, and phone calls. Hence, the session started with a brief input about the Communication Cycle: 

  • Planning (Who's it for?);
  • Packaging (What's in it for me, the receiver/ the company?);
  • Targeting (How to best reach the audience?); and,
  • Monitoring & Evaluating (Was the effort effective?).

For each phase, general examples were listed and a specific case from a global security awareness campaign that I worked on demonstrated how to effectively use the cycle (to download the presentation and some outputs, see the right sidebar of www.trainingsolutions.dk).

 

The session's main focus, however, was on the Key Messages tool. One way to improve your communication skills is to draw your key messages from the insights gained in the Planning phase. These messages need to be featured throughout the other phases.

 

To use the Key Messages tool, keep in mind a particular audience and follow the three steps:

 

1. Brainstorm all issues & points that could be included.

2. Categorise into "must", "should" and "nice to know" points.

3. "Must know" points are the key messages, need to be emphasised and repeated.

 

My 'rule of thumb' for a training session is 3-5 key messages. For my travel security book's Facebook fan page, I generally aim for 1-5 points. Appealing to a broader audience, my 2-5 minutes video blogs are full of "Must" and "Should Know" points.

 

A training session of 45-75 minutes can easily bear 3-5 "Should Know" and a couple of "Nice to Know" points. These additions, however, should not interfere with the repetition of the key messages. The main point I emphasise in my grenade drill is "Get Down!" By standing alive, my participants can then figure out how to follow the other advice.

 

If you are responsible for overall security management, use a range of vehicles to transport your policy and procedural key messages. For one of my clients, for example, I trained HQ travellers and a few hundred branch staff in the grenade drill, I wrote a personal security e-news with four do's and two don'ts, and for all the countries where this is a potential threat, I make sure the local guidelines have the key (contextualised) advice. After the Nairobi grenade bombings at the end of October 2011, I re-sent the bombing e-news to the Nairobi based staff. Employing various vehicles helps to continuously boost retention rates (for statistics about retention rates, see slide 23 of the presentation mentioned above). This systematic approach helps my client meet their duty-of-care obligations.

 

While the Orlando session used travel security as a backdrop, the Key Messages tool can be applied to other aspects of your work. As one of the participants from an international pharmaceutical company later emailed me: "Your presentation was very informative and while I do not lead this particular discipline within our Unit, I did meet with the Senior Manager who does, and conveyed some of its "take aways". The complete presentation will only buttress my note taking and hopefully provide an enhancement to our Programme."

 

To end with this article's key message: Your career in security is important, so sharpen your communication skills with the Key Messages tool. It helped mine - I was elected Co-chair and I am the Chair-elect after my work on the global security awareness campaign. My efforts add to my client's profile in the global alliance, which, in turn, contributes to them achieving their organisational goal of being active and influential. The C-suite is pleased.

 

By Tanya Spencer, Global Travel Security & Crisis Management Specialist (TrainingSolutions)

a14Europol Wants to Host EU Cyber Crime Centre 

The EU's joint policy body, Europol, is angling to host a new European cyber crime centre, with the European Commission due next year to decide where to put its new defence against the threat.

 

With Europol already dealing with forensics and investigation of online crimes, placing an EU cyber crime centre on its premises would be 'the natural choice', says its Deputy Director of Operations.

 

"We are in the business anyway, so this would be the natural choice. It's also more cost-efficient, because you wouldn't need to set up from scratch another EU agency," Troels Oerting, Europol's Deputy Chief in charge of operations and international co-operation said.

 

In cases ranging from online scams to child pornography videos, Europol experts can assist national police from one or several Member States, but they cannot investigate on their own. From 2014 on, when new rules kick in, its staff may be given more powers to gather evidence in the virtual world.

 

"Cyber crime is different from offline criminality, you often have no idea where it comes from. So it would be very helpful to be able to trawl the Internet and make an initial assessment where the criminal activity originates from, then we can go ask police in that country to deal with them," Oerting says.

 

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Source: EU Observer

a15Registration Open for Wharton ASIS Programme for Security Executives

The security risks facing your organisation are greater than ever, yet these rising challenges may not be reflected in your budget. How can you communicate a clear business case for investments in security? How can you present your strategy so the C-suite will listen and approve your recommendation? How can you manage your own resources to make the most impact for your organisation? The Wharton/ASIS Programme for Security Executives offers core business knowledge from one of the world's leading business schools. This two-week certificate course is taught by many of the same faculty who have made Wharton's MBA programme one of the top-ranked in the world. The Wharton/ASIS programme covers the core concepts of business to broaden your managerial and strategic perspectives, enhance your business instincts and sharpen your ability to tackle management challenges. It will help you work more effectively with other leaders in your organisation and communicate the bottom-line impact of security decisions.

 

Dates: 23-27 January 2012

Tuition: $14,500

 

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a16New Guide Launched Re: Building Effective IT Security Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

A new Guide with 36 recommendations on building effective Public and Private Partnerships for resilient IT security has been launched.

 

Across the EU, the critical infrastructure of most Member States is in the hands of the private sector. Therefore, to provide secure and reliable system access for citizens and businesses, industry and governments must work together. The critical information infrastructures (CII) in Europe are fragmented, both geographically and because of competition among telecom operators.


To overcome this fragmentation, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have evolved to protect the digital economy in many Member States, at different times, and under different legal frameworks. But this natural evolution means that there is no common definition of what constitutes a PPP. In a world where threats to infrastructure do not respect national borders, the European Network and Information Security Agency ENISA's new PPPs Guide with 36 recommendations on how to successfully build a PPP, underlines the need for a common understanding across Europe. This is of particular importance for the European Public Private Partnership for Resilience (EP3R), a European Union initiative, which is liaising with national PPPs on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) issues.

 

The Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht, comments: "There is a need for a truly international, global approach to cyber security and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. No country can create a CIIP strategy in isolation, as there are no national boundaries in cyber-space. PPPs are consequently one of the agenda items for the special EU-US Working Group on Cyber-Security and Cyber-Crime."

 

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Source: The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

a17Apply by 30 November for Matching Scholarship Funds

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 ASIS Foundation Chapter Matching Scholarships, which provide matching funds for an education award to a chapter member or undergraduate or graduate student seeking a security career. The Foundation funds 30 Chapter Matching Scholarships per calendar year. Limit one per chapter.

 

If a scholarship is awarded to a chapter member, the Foundation doubles the chapter's award, up to $1,000. The Foundation matches the amount up to $500 for scholarships awarded to a student.

 

Visit the ASIS Foundation website for complete details and to download an application.

a18Unhappy MEPs to Approve Passenger Data Deal

The freshly re-negotiated Passenger Name Record (PNR) agreement on the transfer of personal data of travellers flying from Europe to the US still raises privacy concerns, MEPs familiar with the text have said. But a veto by the Parliament is unlikely, however.

 

"Whatever they did are just cosmetic changes, the substance of blanket data retention has remained. And even if they say personal data will be 'anonymised' after six months, the US still keeps all the records for 15 years," German Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht told EU Observer on 11 November.

 

Albrecht said that US pressure was big both on MEPs and on Member States to seal off this 'improved' text.

 

From his point of view, however, the agreement violates EU data privacy rules as long as the US continues to access and store all private data, such as telephone numbers, email addresses and credit card information, even if it gets blacked out and can be retrieved by US police or intelligence officers only with special permission from a superior.

 

A parliamentary veto is unlikely however, since it would expose European airlines to potential court cases if they continue to transfer passenger data to US authorities, which they will be obliged to if they want to fly into American airspace.

 

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Source: EU Observer

a19Get 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.

a20EU 'Smart Borders': Commission Wants Easier Access and Enhanced Security

The EU needs a more modern and efficient management of traveller flows at its external borders. On 25 October, the European Commission adopted a Communication which sets out the main options for using new technologies to simplify life for foreigners frequently travelling to the EU and to better monitor third-country nationals crossing the borders. 
 

Enabling smooth and fast border crossing for travellers, while ensuring an adequate level of security, is a challenge for many Member States. Every year more than 700 million EU citizens and third country nationals cross the EU's external borders. This number is expected to rise significantly in the future. By 2030 the number of people at European airports could increase by 80%, which will result in longer delays and queues for travellers if border checking procedures are not modernised in time. It is in the interest of the EU to make it as easy as possible for tourists and business travellers to come to Europe.

 

"The Union must continue to modernise the management of its external borders and ensure that the Schengen area is better equipped to cope with future challenges",said Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs. "The 'Smart Borders' initiative would speed up border crossing for regular travellers but could also help us to better secure our external borders. We now need to make sure that the most efficient systems are in place and I am looking forward to discussing the available options with the European Parliament, the Counciland the European Data Protection Supervisor".

 

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Home Affairs

a21ASIS Rolls-Out 2012 Certification Reviews Schedule

Take the next big step towards achieving your ASIS board certification-register for a classroom, online, or CD certification review. No matter where you are in your exam preparation process, a review is one of the most productive tools available.

 

Classroom programmes will be held in Scottsdale, AZ (2/3-4/12); New York, NY (4/27-28/12); Westminster, CO (5-17-18/12); and, Philadelphia, PA (9/7-8/12). Get programme details and register online. Look for early-bird savings of $100.

 

Computer-based programmes save time out of the office and travel expenses. Learn how you may benefit from these programmes.

 

a22Interpol and Europol Agree Joint Initiatives to Enhance Global Response Against Transnational Crime

Interpol and Europol have extended their close collaboration against transnational organised crime after the leaders of the two international police agencies agreed on 11 October to establish a secure communication line between both organisations and endorsed a collaborative operational action plan in key security areas. 
 

Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and Europol Director Rob Wainwright, the communication line will link up the secure networks of both agencies to facilitate and simplify the exchange of operational and strategic crime information, including via their respective liaison officers based at Interpol in Lyon and at Europol in The Hague.

 

During their two-day meeting at the Interpol General Secretariat headquarters (11-12 October), Secretary General Noble and Director Wainwright also agreed that Interpol and Europol should enhance their collaborative operational efforts within their respective mandates to underpin a global response against transnational organised crime and terrorism by endorsing operational action plans of cooperation in five areas: maritime piracy, counter-terrorism, securing major international public events, cyber-crime and child sexual exploitation.

 

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Source: Europol 

a23Have you Downloaded Your Free Standards and Guidelines?

An exclusive member benefit, ASIS members get one free copy of each standard and guideline. Latest products include the Business Continuity Management System Standard and Private Security Selection and Training Guideline.

a24Denmark Scraps Border-Control Plans

The European Commission welcomed on 13 October a decision by Denmark's new Government to scrap controversial plans for tighter border controls, European Voice reported. 
 

José Manuel Barroso, the President of the Commission, said he welcomed the announcement by Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Denmark's Prime Minister, to drop plans for extra checks at its borders with Germany and Sweden.

 

"This was an issue that caused serious concerns for the Commission and I am happy we can put this behind us," Barroso told Thorning-Schmidt after talks in Brussels.

 

Thorning-Schmidt, who was sworn in as Prime Minister on 3 October, said her centre-left Government's decision to scrap the border checks was a sign that it will be more pro-European than the previous Liberal-Conservative coalition.

 

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Source: European Voice 

a25Get Social With ASIS

Keep up with the latest news and information while networking with peers worldwide in ASIS Linkedin Groups, FaceBook fan pages, and our official Twitter account.

a26Fighting Black Markets for Stolen Goods - European Parliament, Brussels, 7 December 2011

Fencing of stolen goods is a serious and growing problem in Europe at the expense of the Europea, retail and road trnasport sector and consumers. The retail and transport sector suffer damages amounting to at least euro 15 billion annually due to organised crime. Given the cross border nature of this type of crime, political action at the European level is urgently needed.

 
The event will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels in Room A1E3 from 12:00h to 13:00h on the 7th of December 2011. The event will be hosted by the Dutch liberal MEP Jan Mulder, Member of the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament which deals with the fight against organised crime. The main purpose is to raise awareness for the issue of fencing at the European level. The Dutch Retail Association, EuroCommerce and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) are in favor of a strong European approach in fighting black markets for stolen goods.

Please notify your attendance before 23 November to Hendrik Jan van Oostrum
 

a27Global Agenda

25 November 2011 - CSO Roundtalbe European Security Forum - Prague, Czech Republic

5-7 December 2011 - ASIS 5th Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Register now)   
 

18-21 February 2012 - ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition - Dubai, UAE (Register now)


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

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

10-13 September 2012 - ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar & Exhibits - Philadelphia, USA

a28Professional Development

Upcoming Webinars
 

6 December: Protecting America - Borders and Beyond  FREE
14 December: Active Shooters in Healthcare Environments: Protecting Patients, Staff and Visitors


Webinar Archive

 

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e-Learning
 

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Classroom Programmes

 

5-6 December: Executive Protection

5-6 December: Security Force Management

12 December: Lead Auditor Training for DHS Private Sector Preparedness (PS-Prep)


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a29Chapter and Certification Events
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