October 2008
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Security at Airbus Industries, an Overview of the 2008 Annual Seminar in Atlanta, and Steps in Developing a Five-Year Strategic Security Plan

P A R I S—29 OCTOBER 2008—Members and guests of ASIS International Chapter 249 (France) assembled at the offices of Rio Tinto-Alcan in Paris in late October 2008.

The group received a detailed briefing on corporate security from Marc de Paris, head of security for Airbus Industries, a division of EADS, the French aerospace conglomerate. With more than 9,000 commercial airliners sold and nearly half of those still under construction, the company has sites, research centers, service facilities and partners all over the world. In addition to facing stiff competition from Boeing, its traditional rival, Airbus is also looking at a future in which companies from China, India and Russia may well begin to compete in world markets for commercial passenger aircraft. Stressing the complexity of international business dealings and the variety of national laws now affecting the aircraft industry, Mr. de Paris concluded by noting that global industrial models are constantly changing, thus placing demands security professionals to remain adaptive, flexible and responsive.

The French Chapter also heard a presentation on steps in developing a five-year strategic security plan from Lili-Ann Mitchell CPP, security advisor to Rio Tinto-Alcan for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Ms Mitchell characterized the strategic planning process as an excellent way to reach general agreement on overall goals and targets, as well as an important motivational tool. She reviewed approaches to assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, as well as the importance of efforts to define, measure, analyze, budget, improve and control security processes.

Chapter board member Philippe Ronne, security manager for the French aviation equipment company Messier-Bugatti, briefed the group on the 54th Annual ASIS International Seminar and Exposition held earlier this year in Atlanta. He stressed the usefulness of the event for CPP and PSP recertification, as well as networking and the high quality of professional content. Chapter president Sylvan Ravinet updated the group on efforts to promote certification among French security professionals and on contacts with other security-related organizations.


Five members of the French chapter will sit for the ASIS International CPP and PSP certification examinations in November 2008. The examinations will be held at the prestigious École Militaire in Paris. In 2009 the chapter expects to develop additional candidates for ASIS International certification programmes, building a critical mass of professionals with certified credentials in security planning, management and implementation.

With presentations focused on fraud prevention, detection and investigation, the French chapter will hold its final meeting of the year on Friday, 5 December 2008, in Paris.

The French chapter board is completing plans for a busy meeting and programme schedule in 2009. Among the planned events for the year are field studies and site visits to important facilities and installations in the Paris region. The French chapter is also exploring the possibility of a meeting at the headquarters of Interpol in Lyon.


  France chapter member Sylvain Cavier, the corporate security analyst for international aerospace technology group SAFRAN, is this year’s recipient of the competitive Timothy J Walsh Award. The award honors the memory of Mr Walsh, an early ASIS member and past president who created and taught the longest-running education program in ASIS history and co-authored the Protection of Assets Manual, a comprehensive reference work for security professionals. The Walsh award will support tuition, transportation, and hotel costs for Mr Cavier to attend the Assets Protection Course (APC) in the United States.

The Founding President and Honorary Chairman of ASIS International Chapter 249, Léon Jankowski, has been promoted to the position of Corporate Vice President at DHL Freight/Freight Forwarding/EXEL Supply Chain/CIS. He heads DHL’s global security and crisis management operations and advises senior corporate management on security worldwide. Mr Jankowski is also teaching portions of the curriculum concerned with fraud in the MBA programme offered by EDHEC, the French international business school.

Architect Thomas Vonier FAIA RIBA, the Associate Regional Vice President (ARVP) for ASIS International Region XXV, was named by the American Institute of Architects to serve on its “Twenty-First Century Embassy Task Force.” The group will deliver design recommendations to the US Secretary of State and to the US State Department. Earlier this year in Boston, Mr Vonier delivered a keynote programme on urban security to an international group of architects and urban planners.

 by Thomas Vonier
ARVP Region 25

HSBC Chairman to speak at ASIS 3rd Annual Asia-Pacific Conference

ASIS International is pleased to announce Mr. Vincent HC Cheng, Chairman of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Director of HSBC Holdings PLC as the Closing Keynote Speaker at the ASIS 3rd Annual Asia-Pacific Conference, Advancing Security in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Mr. Cheng will be presenting on “Security Management: Your Job, My Expectations”
Mr. Cheng jointed HSBC in 1978 and in 1989; he was seconded to the Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit and served as an adviser to the Governor of Hong Kong. He rejoined HSBC in 1992 and became General Manager in 1009 and then Executive Director that same year. He was appointed Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank in 1998, and became Chairman of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in 2005. He was named Chairman of HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited in 2007 and appointed a director of HSBC Holdings in February 2008.

The ASIS International’s 3rd Annual Asia-Pacific conference will feature 30 high-level educational sessions. These high quality presentations are developed by and for security professionals and will cover a wide spectrum of security topics ranging from physical security and dishonesty crime at the workplace to intellectual property protection. It will be a unique opportunity to connect with both public and private sector leader around Asia and the globe and discover how they are confronting today’s security challenges.

For more information, please visit http://www.asisonline.org/ and go to the Asia Conference page, or contact the ASIS Asia Pacific Bureau at asiapacific@asisonline.org or +61 2 9006 1087.

Testimony from a Security Novice 

By Karin G. Jakobsen, Statens Serum Institut

Being the first ASIS member in my company, I feel that an introduction is in order before I share my experiences with you. My company is partially fi-nanced by the government and our main areas involve diagnostics of highly pathogenic diseases, epidemiology, production of medical products, and, as of 2001, bio-preparedness.

During the first century of the institute’s existence, there were no imminent security concerns. Back then, we were fully financed by the government and the bio threat was not on the public radar. In that 'world' security only meant securing the public's health by producing safe vaccines, engaging in public health studies, and providing the medical professionals with diagnostic tools. We were providers of security, not in need of it. The organization was altruis-tically striving for a better health for the population in general.

That, however, changed as we entered the new millennium. Political decisions made it possible for the company to become more financially independent of the government and the concept of biosecurity entered the political agenda. This had a huge impact. What had until then only been a public health issue, now became an (inter)national security concern due to its “dual use” potential (meaning both civil/beneficial and military/malicious potential).

How do you integrate such a change into an organization – from top man-agement through medical researchers to technical staff – mind and practices? At the moment, I do not know exactly how to achieve this but I know that ASIS will play an essential role for us in our search for a solution.

ASIS gives me access to an already established network with a high level of competence, and this has helped to kick-start my learning curve within an otherwise unfamiliar subject. Getting access to a network is one thing, getting access to the knowledge and expertise within the network is another. At both national and international meetings, I have experienced an overwhelming will-ingness to share. As an ASIS member, I have an excellent opportunity to learn from the experience of others and therefore avoid known pitfalls. I am currently in the process of defining the areas where I am in need of more in-formation. In this context, it is nice to know that ASIS offers education and courses to further strengthen my competences. The security news letters and magazines are other relevant sources of information that provides a quick all-round glimpse of current issues in the field.

Along the way, I also had to acquaint myself with ASIS’ application procedures, which was challenging in more ways than one. Especially the payment procedure is surprisingly complicated, though it seems mostly European members are affected by this.

Finally, I want to thank the presidency, meeting committee, and fellow members in Chapter 228 for the warm welcome I have received.

 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
• CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE – Transport, traffic & tourism
• FUTURE OUTCOMES – Prevention & preparation
• 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

 The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) 

65 members and guests from the Danish Chapter visited The Danish Security and Intelligence Service August 26th 2008 and had a great afternoon.

Director General Jakob Scharf went through the organization of PET and its main tasks
“In its capacity as the national security and intelligence service of Denmark, PET must prevent, investigate and counter operations and activities that pose or may pose a threat to the preservation of Denmark as a free, democratic and safe country. Therefore the main objective of the Service is to counter and fight threats against the national security and the safety of the population.“

As from 1st may 2007 Mr. Jakob Scharf was appointed new Director General of the Danish Security Intelligence Service, PET.  Mr. Scharf was born 24th August 1966, and he comes from a position as Deputy National Commissioner in the Danish National Police. "Denmark is now more visible at the international scene as we are engaged in Afghanistan and Iraq and we have experienced two cases of cartoons (Mohammed). There is a general terror threat against Denmark and Danish interests in certain countries."

An essential aspect in the work of PET is the contact and cooperation with the Danish society and the Danish companies (ASIS Denmark).

Visit to Bosch Security Systems, Copenhagen.

October 9th 2008 Bosch Security Systems were hosting a meeting for the Danish Chapter. The headline was CCTV in public areas, which are discussed in the media in Denmark for the moment. How far can we go?

Managing Director for Bosch in Scandinavia, Wolfgang Budois Managing Director for Bosch in Scandinavia, Wolfgang Budois, gave a briefing about Bosch, which is a huge international company with a turnover of € 46,3 billion and about 290.000 employees worldwide. In Scandinavia there are about 2.600 employees in 22 different companies.

CCTV in Denmark was discussed in general and was compared with Lessons learned from London/UK concerning CCTV.

Associate Director Stewart Cadman, Control Risks, hereafter went through “Urban Space Town Centre CCTC – UK History” with focus on the experience when the system was build up.
In the period 1994 – 1999 there was spent £ 38,5 million on 585 different locations
In the period 1999 – 2003 there was spent £ 170 million on 680 locations
That gives on average £ 1,6 million per location.
Local regulations controls who has the right to see and use the CCTV recordings.
The use of CCTV has a great effect on clearing up criminal acts and at the same time it act as crime prevention. 

Security Strategy Framework to help organisations

In previous research we found that many organisations operate without a specific security strategy and some, including leading companies do not see the need for one. Some argued that without some sort of document that guided day to day activities security was inevitably going to be rudderless and would always be less than truly effective. The problem is, where would you go to develop an effective security strategy? Well, myself and colleagues at Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International Ltd are working on a project to develop a security strategy framework. This is something that any organisation can use, free of charge, to guide how they approach security. And it will be based on original research.

It will for example include detail on what should be included in a security strategy. We are looking at mission statement, vision, objectives, actions for achieving those objectives, and the role and responsibilities of those involved in delivering the strategy, although it is already clear that many prefer other headings and prefer to think in different ways.

The framework will focus on how a strategy should be implemented within an organisation. Through interviews with security experts we are exploring the ‘real life problems’ organisations experience in developing and implementing their approaches to security and we aim to provide recommendations on how to overcome these difficulties.

We are currently in the process of interviewing security and strategy experts and undertaking a review of documentation to inform the development of this framework. The project is being undertaken on behalf of the Security Research Initiative (SRI). A research club developed by Perpetuity and supported by the British Security Industry Association, The Security Institute, and ASIS International. It is also sponsored by 18 leading companies: Advance, Case, Gratte Brothers, Nexen Petroleum, Reliance, VSG, Barclays, CMP Information, KPMG, National Security Inspectorate, Royal Mail, Wilson James, Carlisle Security, Corps, Mitie, OCS Resolution, Perfectus and Caterpillar.

For more information about the security strategy framework, and if you feel you can help in any way, please make contact with Professor Martin Gill at m.gill@perpetuitygroup.com or refer to Perpetuity’s website: http://www.perpetuityresearch.com/researchclubs/sri.html.

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.

Irish Chapter news

The annual training day took place on 15 October in the Curragh Camp. There were three presentations:

- Cybercrime in Ireland: Myths & Misconceptions;  Owen O'Connor, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
- Convergence Technologies and their Possibilities for Budget Savings; Paul Colton, Screenguard
- Conventional V Asymmetric Warfare;  Cmdt. Ray Lane, Irish Defense Forces

The talks were very informative and well received. I would like to thank the three presenters for taking the time to prepare and then present their subjects.

I would also like to thank Cmdt. John Fitzmaurice for hosting the event in the Curragh Camp.

The afternoon event - Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Pistol Shooting - was thoroughly enjoyed by the attendees.

Photographs of yesterdays events will soon be on the website.

Our next event, the Annual General Meeting, will take place on Friday 28th November at 11:00am in the Stillorgan Park Hotel. The meeting will be followed by lunch in the hotel restaurant. Please put this important date into your schedules.

At the AGM there will be an election of Officers including Chairman, Vice Chairman. Should you wish to put yourself forward for a position please let me know.

John Haskins
Chapter Chair

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

17 November 2008 - Vienna (a full day event)

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.


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


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


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

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

28 November 2008 - AGM followed by lunch

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

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  

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

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


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