October 2009 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 61st edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage members to submit updates or articles you wish to share with the ASIS International members in Europe!

Copy deadlines for the next issues have been fixed at the third Monday of every month. The deadline for the next issue is 16 November 2009.

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ASIS International Information Assets Protection Conference – London, UK – 25-26 January 2010


The European Bureau of ASIS is organising an Information Assets Protection Conference that will take place at Nomura House in Central London, on 25-26 January 2010.

An organisation’s competitive edge often is the result of information derived from the creativity and innovation of its personnel. Consequently, the loss of such information would negatively impact the organisation’s investment in personnel, time, finances, product, and/ or property. Whether it is a trade secret, patent information, or other intellectual property; a simple improvement in the way an organisation produces a product or conducts its business; a technical modification, new technique, or management concept; or employee/personnel human resources information, the importance of these assets cannot be underestimated. In the same way, organisations should take data protection as well as the legal risk of data loss into account.

This conference is organised by and for security professionals (both from the physical and information security functions) who seek to deepen their understanding of a wide range issues related to the protection of intangible assets such as: data protection and privacy, the convergence of information and physical security, the protection of proprietary information, corporate espionage, online identity theft, and cloud computing and remote access, among others.

This event aims to gather around 150 participants and will feature more than 15 educational sessions.

Speakers who already confirmed their presence include Martin Smith from The Security Company, Daniela Cattedu from ENISA, Geoff Harris and Dr. David King from ISSA, Sarb Sembhi from ISACA, Mick Baines from BAE Systems and Chris Oldknow from Microsoft, among others.

Moreover, Michael Bowron QPM, Commissioner of the City of London Police will give a welcome address and Rt Hon Alun Michael MP will give a keynote on current online threats and the need for coordinated and cooperative activity between government, industry and law enforcement to develop a multi-stakeholder approach to these challenges.

Please click here for more information on this event.

Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in Europe and the UK? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS Information Assets Protection Conference offers you a great opportunity to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of your brand, products, or services.

Please click here to download the Sponsorship and Exhibit Menu.

For additional information on participation and sponsorship, please contact:

ASIS International
European Bureau
Tel: +32 2 645 2674
Fax: +32 2 645 2671
Email: contact@asisonline.eu 

The Value of PCI

By Mike van Drongelen CPP, PSP, PCI
University of Applied Sciences Hogeschool van Amsterdam / University of Amsterdam

  What value does a PCI-certification have for me?

Being the first ‘triple-certified’ of ASIS International’s Benelux Chapter, fellow security professionals sometimes ask me about what value PCI could be to them. Although tempted to provide the standard information provided by ASIS International, I ask instead the following question in return: “Did you ever need investigation skills during your career.”
I do not think it would surprise you that to some extent any security professional needs investigation skills. Regardless the security role you have within the organisation you are working for, to some height you are always involved in fact finding. Whether you need to respond to incidents like theft and embezzlement, conducting security surveys or risk assessments, provides input to a procurement process or assist with job interviews, investigative skills are always needed to some extent.

Please click here to read the entire article. 

Call for Nominations - 2010 European Award for Distinguished Contributions to Societal Security – Deadline: 30 November 2009

The ASIS International European Award recognises significant contributions to advancing security in Europe. It is the European security profession’s most prestigious recognition of contributions to societal security, awarded to high-visibility candidates from the public and private sectors, including senior public officials, politicians and corporate leaders.

The recipient must be an individual or group, highly regarded in Europe, having made a significant contribution to security in Europe. Nominations may be submitted by any individual, groups or associations and may include self-nominations. The nominator must submit a written narrative detailing the nominee’s contributions deserving of recognition and outlining why the nominee makes a worthy recipient.

All nominations must be received by the ASIS International European Bureau in Brussels by 30
November 2009. More information regarding the nomination process can be found here.

  In 2009 Kai Eide was awarded. Eide, a Norwegian diplomat, is currently the Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

He has served the UN in various positions, primarily relating to the Balkan conflicts. In 2004-2005, he was the Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, with the aim of bringing the political process in Kosovo forward.
His two reports – in 2004 and 2005 – formed the basis for the policy adopted by the UN Security Council. Ambassador Eide assessed in his reports that the situation in Kosovo was a factor for regional instability and should be settled soon. On 31 October 2005, Annan informed the Security Council of his intention to appoint former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari as his Special Envoy. The Security Council supported Eide’s report and the appointment of Ahtisaari.
Insightful and respected by all parties in the Balkan conflicts, Eide is often said to have been the only international mediator who was on good terms with everybody in the troubled region and able to create dialogue in a very tense environment.

Previous winners of ASIS International European Awards
2009 – Mr Kai Eide, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
2008 – Mr Don Randall MBE, Senior Vice President and International Security Manager at JP Morgan Chase
2007 – Mr Wim Philippa, Secretary General, European Roundtable of Industrialists
2005 – Mr David Burrill OBE, Director, Burrill Green

Call for Articles on Enterprise Security Risk Management

Enterprise risk management (ERM) includes the universe of risks—financial, strategic, operational, accidental, and so on—that an organisation faces. ERM encompasses due diligence, audit, compliance, facilities management, and more.

Within ERM, enterprise security risk management (ESRM) focuses on identifying, assessing, and mitigating events that affect an organisation’s ability to achieve its goals and traditionally fall under the domain of security. These components include physical security, investigations, disaster management, business continuity, and data protection.

ESRM recognises that security must reach across all business units to help those units understand their role in enhancing the organisation’s security and increasing the company’s bottom line.

If you are interested in writing a 500 words article on this issue for the December edition of EuroDynamics please submit your articles at the following email address: r.monget@agshq.com before the 30th of November.

CSO Roundtable’s Benchmarking Survey on Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM)

ASIS International, through its CSO Roundtable, is embarking on an important project to assess the security industry’s understanding of and involvement in enterprise security risk management (ESRM)—those components of enterprise risk management (ERM) that focus on identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks that affect an organisation’s ability to achieve its goals and that traditionally fall under the domain of “security.”
To begin this benchmarking process, please take a moment to complete this survey about your knowledge of and experience with ESRM. The more responses we receive from you, the better our benchmark will be. That will be of great assistance in helping ASIS to create a roadmap for ESRM adoption.

The CSO Roundtable of ASIS International became its own membership organisation in 2008 to gain recognition for and enhance the standing of the CSO position; to assist CSOs in job performance, leadership and professional development; and to develop the next generation of corporate CSOs.

It fulfills this mission by creating networking opportunities, holding high-level conferences, and offering a password-protected Web site that delivers a discussion blog, thousands of documents including a dynamic inventory of policies and procedures, and a number of free resources and tools provided by partners. The site also carries CSO-relevant news and a private-messaging function.

For more information, go to www.csoroundtable.org

Reminder: Deadline Approaching for Chapter Award Nominations  

It is that time of year for you to consider submitting your chapter as a candidate for the I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year Award and the Newsletter of the Year Award.

I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year Award
Each year, one chapter per region in each award grouping is recognized for outstanding contribution to ASIS International and to the security profession. The I.B. Hale Award is presented to chapters, which have made the most significant contribution during the past year.

Chapter Chairpersons must send completed submission forms and any back up material to their Regional Vice President by November 15th. Regional Vice Presidents must submit the package to ASIS Headquarters by December 15th.

Newsletter of the Year Award
Recognizes the outstanding accomplishment of Chapter Newsletters that have interest and value to members of chapters and to ASIS, in each of the six groups:

Chapter Chairpersons must send completed submission forms and any back up material to their Regional Vice President by November 1st. Regional Vice Presidents must submit their selections to ASIS Headquarters by November 30th.

Award Groups
The awards category group list is attached to let you know which chapters you would be competing against. Chapters are assigned to an awards group based on member numbers from January 1st of each year.

All chapter awards are based and determined by using the following Award Group Categories:

Group 1: 40 members or fewer
Group 2: 41 to 70 members
Group 3: 71 to 100 members
Group 4: 101 to 159 members
Group 5: 160 to 300 members
Group 6: 301 to 574 members
Group 7: 575 or more members

Chapter cannot win if a nomination form is not submitted.

The ASIS International Awards Committee and your Region & Chapter Staff look forward to receiving your nomination this year. Please take time to complete the registration or nomination forms, and submit to the appropriate place listed on the forms.

Please click on the links below to have access to the nomination forms:
Chapter of the Year Award
Newsletter of the Year Award

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Does your organization's strategic plan call for growth in Europe? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS European Security Conference offers you a great opportunity to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of your brand, products, and services among key decision makers in this region.

Review and select from an extensive list of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. Identify the one that is most inline with your marketing strategy and budget, or contact us to shape a tailored package that suits the best your company’s needs.

For further information, please contact: ASIS International European Bureau - Tel: +32 2 645 26 74 - Fax: +32 2 645 26 71 - lisbon@asisonline.org

Danish Chapter News - Standing for ASIS: Lessons Learnt from Denmark’s Security Trade Fair 

By Tanya Spencer
Board member, Danish chapter

   When setting up an ASIS stand, what are some useful tips and tricks to attract interest and new members? ASIS Denmark has a few lessons learnt that other ASIS chapters can consider using the next time you set up an ASIS stand.

ASIS Denmark recently had a stand at Denmark’s largest trade fair on security (22-24 September 2009). The fair called “Safety & Security ‘09” (www.sikring-sikkerhed.dk) is the security industry’s place to gather, network and experience the latest products and security solutions. The fair normally attracts over 3500 people but this year, with the financial crisis, the turn out was lower with about 2500 attendees.
The ASIS stand had two purposes: first, to attract new members to our network and second to be a relevant player in the security field for our members. Along those lines having a stand helps us shape and be a part of the debate about the future of security. And, it was a good meeting point for “old” members.

Please click here for more.

Register Now for the 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference in Dubai!

ASIS International will host the 1st Middle East Conference in December 2009. Set for December 6-8 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this unique conference event will address a full spectrum of topics in security management.

Simon Roberts, Vice President in charge of Security for DHL Express in the EEMEA Region, will address the session: Securing Shipment Supply Chain in a High Threat Environment. The supply chain is subject to numerous threats. Express services that are time critical are especially vulnerable. Threats vary and include sophisticated fraud. Supply chain management systems and personnel require to be vigilant and pro-active to counter and minimize threats. The objective of his presentation will be to explain the threat and methodologies that can be deployed to reduce the risk.

Walied Shater, Director of Security MENA at ConocoPhillips will give a presentation entitled “Facing An Unpredictable Threat: Manage Terrorism Beyond Generic Threat Assessment”. This presentation will proactively assess the emerging threat of international terrorist trends, tactics, and capabilities for dissemination of operationally relevant information to facilitate effective threat mitigation and countermeasure procedures.
Please click here to find more information on the other sessions and check back frequently for updates.

Registration is now open. Please go to www.asisonline.org/dubai to register.

ASIS Foundation News

Double Your Money with Foundation Matching Scholarships!

Make the most of your local chapter’s scholarship program - take advantage of ASIS Foundation Matching scholarships. These scholarships provide matching funds for an education award to a chapter member or undergraduate or graduate student seeking a security career. If a scholarship is awarded to a chapter member, the Foundation doubles the chapter's award, up to $1,000. If a scholarship is awarded to a student, the Foundation matches the amount up to $500. The Foundation funds 50 Chapter Matching Scholarships per calendar year. Limit one per chapter. Hurry! Chapters must submit completed applications to Barbara Buzzell (Barbara.buzzell@asisonline.org) by COB on November 30.

ASIS Foundation CRISP Report Examines Organised Retail Crime

Every year, organised teams of thieves steal billions of dollars of merchandise and then resell the goods back into the marketplace. In the new ASIS Foundation Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) report for the ASIS Foundation, authors Walter E. Palmer, CPP, CFI, CFE, and Chris Richardson, CPP, examine the issues surrounding the growth of organised retail crime. The fifth in the Foundation’s series of CRISP Reports, Organised Retail Crime: Assessing the Risk and Developing Effective Strategies (pdf) summarises previous research, examines measures already in place, and offers a number of frameworks to guide practitioners. For more information on CRISP reports, visit www.asisfoundation.org.

New! ASIS Foundation 2008 Annual Report

Research and scholarship remain at the heart of ASIS Foundation activities, according to the recently released 2008 ASIS Foundation Annual Report (pdf).

Join the ASIS European Network on LinkedIn

The European Bureau of ASIS International has created the ASIS European Network on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site mainly used for professional networking.

The ASIS European Network presently has over 100 members and is growing rapidly. It is the perfect way to connect with fellow security professionals. The group also includes a job board and an area for discussion.

In addition the ASIS European Network will provide you the latest news on activities and events organised by ASIS in Europe and worldwide.

Please click here to join the group.

ASIS International Wraps Up Successful Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif.

More than 19,300 security professionals from industry, government and law enforcement, along with product manufacturers and service providers from around the world, turned out for the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held in Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 21-24. Hosted by ASIS this annual forum is the most comprehensive education and networking event in the security industry.

“In these difficult economic times we are pleased that so many security practitioners were able to attend this important professional-development event,” says ASIS President Michael R. Cummings, CPP. “Even though attendance was down single digits from last year, by all accounts the Seminar and Exhibits was a huge success. As we have done in the past, we are conducting a full independent audit of our registrations and will post the final figures as soon as they become available.”

Please click here for more.

EU Anti-Terror Tsar Warns of 'Significant' Threat 

   Speaking at a conference in Brussels on Wednesday, Gilles de Kerchove said that since the terror attacks on the twin towers in New York in 2001 and others in Madrid and London there had been an "unprecedented" level of international cooperation in fighting terror.
This includes, he said, not only military action but also the UN's anti-terror global strategy.

"This has led many to conclude that a terror threat no longer exists and to ask if we should still be worried. Indeed, the UK recently reduced its terror alert from severe to substantial," he said.

"It is true that our achievements over the last eight years have greatly reduced the terror threat and it is also true that we have not seen any attacks on the scale of 9/11.

"But you will not be surprised to learn that I still believe the threat to Europe from al Qaeda is significant."

Source: theparliament.com

Please click here for more.

ASIS Chapter #143 - Spanish News

On the 26th of October, ASIS 143 Chapter will move to a new address in Madrid:

Calle Velázquez 53, 2º Izquierda
Tel +34 911 310 619
Fax +34 915 777 190

The Chapter is also currently involved in the jury of the International Security Awards, convened annually by SEGURITECNIA and RED SEGURIDAD. Both Prizes will be given in Madrid during the Annual Security Meeting. (http://smooz.4your.net/asis-spain/files/INFORMA_10_2009.pdf)

ASIS-Spain leads the III Professional CSOs Congress, to be held in Toledo next 5-6 of November. (http://smooz.4your.net/asis-spain/files/Carta_3CPDS_2.pdf)

Chapter 143 will celebrate the Annual Meeting next November 27th in Madrid. All members of ASIS-Spain are called to elect the new Board of Directors for year 2010, as well as to ratify the new statutes of the society. At the end of the meeting, the Chapter shall celebrate the Annual Lunch. (http://smooz.4your.net/asis-spain/files/INFORMA_10_2009.pdf)

Finally, the Chapter is involved in the Organisation Commitee of SICUR, the International Security Exhibits to take place in Madrid, next March 2-5 2010. (http://www.ifema.es/ferias/sicur/default_i.html)

EU 'Homeland Security' Lacks Democratic Oversight, Says Watchdog 

As European 'homeland security' sector stakeholders meet in Stockholm Statewatch, a civil liberties watchdog is warning that decisions on the expansion of this lucrative new sector, hived off from public view and with minimal democratic scrutiny, are being made by the very companies that will ultimately profit from from them.

On 6-7 October, security research stakeholders from across the continent met in Stockholm for the annual European Security Research Conference under the aegis of the EU presidency, currently held by Sweden.

The conference, the "major place to meet and discuss the creation of a security research area in Europe," according to the Swedish EU presidency, takes place as a new report from UK-based civil liberties monitoring group Statewatch, brings to light how the very companies that will profit from the bloc's €1.4 billion European Security Research Programme (ERSP) are the ones that are participating in its design and implementation.

Source: euobserver.com

Please click here for more.

ASIS International Brings Webinars to You

ASIS International organises new webinars in November.

Webinars—fully interactive online education programs—bring the latest information on hot topics, critical issues, best practices, and special interests to your home, chapter meeting, desktop, or conference room and offer one of the best educational values you'll find. Industry experts host live events that are short—only 90 minutes—engaging, and to the point. Staying current while saving time and money could not be easier. Participate by yourself or with a group, ask questions, make comments, provide insight.

Please click on the links below for more details:

Achieving Operational Interoperability through Emerging Standards
November 4, 2009 @ 1:00 pm Eastern U.S.
This FREE webinar is sponsored by Intergraph

$99.00 ASIS Members
$129.00 Non-Members


One of the ways ASIS delivers the latest information on relevant, newsworthy topics is with Webinars. Each live program is recorded and offered for sale through the eLibrary. Here’s a sampling of this year’s best sellers:

Workplace Violence - What do I do?
Conduct Your Best Video Site System Survey
Guns at Work: When Security Policies Collide with the 2nd Amendment
Mastering Internet Searching and Analysis for Investigations and Security
Understanding Body Language: Recognizing the Hidden Meaning of the Unspoken Dialogue
Lighting Strikes: Surviving an Active Shooter-Hostage Event in the Workplace or Academic Environment

Click here for a complete list of recent recordings.

Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives Enters Sixth Year

  ASIS International in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is offering a two-week certificate course for security executives. The Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives presents business knowledge taught by many of the same faculty who have made Wharton's MBA program one of the top-ranked in the world.

The Wharton/ASIS program, offered Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2009 and Feb. 1-5, 2010, will cover the core concepts of business to broaden the chief security officer's managerial and strategic perspectives, enhance business instincts and sharpen abilities to tackle management challenges. Both sessions must be completed to earn the certificate.
Wharton faculty draw upon extensive business expertise and research to address unique management challenges faced by security practitioners. Specific case studies in security management illustrate strategic concepts and key business skills in finance, marketing, management and leadership. To bring lessons on leadership to life, for example, one of the sessions examines critical strategies and decisions made during the Battle of Gettysburg.

"This is a challenging and relevant experience for senior security leaders," says program graduate Vincent Jarvie, vice president of corporate security at L-3 Communications Corp. "The insight to align security objectives with key business drivers results in a significant competitive advantage."

The program will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Go to http://www.asisonline.org/wharton/noframe/index.html for more program information or registration details.

Student Writing Competition- 2009 International Call for Papers - Deadline 13 November 2009

The ASIS Foundation’s Student Writing Competition rewards students who write an academic report between 3,000 and 6,000 words on an issue relevant to the security and asset protection field.

Participants should select one of the following topics:
• The most promising technologies to meet tomorrow’s security challenges
• Repairing security’s image
• Protecting information and intangible assets in the 21st century
• The challenge of securing cyberspace: man or machine?
• Realistic approaches to merging security and risk management to protect assets in today’s global environment
• Leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges

The deadline to submit an article is the 13th November 2009.

Please click here for more information.

Global Agenda

30 November 2009: Deadline - Call for Nominations - 2010 European Award for Distinguished Contributions to Societal Security

6-8 December 2009 - 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference - Dubai UAE
Registration is now open.

10 December 2009 - European Advisory Council Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal

11 December 2009 - 2010 European Conference Programme Committee Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal

25-26 January 2010 - ASIS International Information Assets Protection Conference - London, UK (postponed from 23-24 November 2009)
Registration is now open.

1-3 February 2010 - 4th ASIS International Asia Pacific Conference - Sydney, Australia
More info on http://www.asisonline.org/sydney
Registration is now open.

18-21 April 2010 - 9th ASIS International European Security Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
Call for presentation is now open: http://www.asisonline.org/education/programs/callForPresentations.xml

12-15 October 2010 - ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits - Dallas, Texas

Chapter and Certification Events

Please click here to access to the European agenda.

Be a sponsor of the 1st Middle East Security Conference, of  the 4th Asia Pacific Conference and the 9th European Security Conference


Download the sponsorship prospectus for Sydney,  Dubai and Lisbon or contact the European Office for more information.

Updated links and resources page on www.asisonline.eu

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

ASIS International European Bureau 

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New Chapters: Call for Volunteers

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

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

You can now purchase ASIS-published books for Kindle, Amazon’s wireless reading device, from the Kindle Store on Amazon.com. Kindle’s revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper. The books may be purchased wirelessly right from your device, allowing you to click, buy, and start reading within a minute. Kindle holds hundreds of titles and every book you purchase is backed up online in Your Media Library in case you ever need to download it again. The Kindle Store offers these ASIS titles: Career Opportunities in Security for 99 cents; Casino Surveillance and Security: 150 Things You Should Know for $65.; Emergency Planning Handbook for $43.; Protecting Schools and Universities from Terrorism for $43.; and Implementing Physical Protection Systems for $43. Other ASIS title coming soon: Detecting Forgery in Fraud Investigations and Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship.





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