October 2010 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 72nd edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage members to submit updates or articles you wish to share with the ASIS International members in Europe!

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

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

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

Presentation slots are 50 minutes and should include time for Q&A. Only English-language presentations will be accepted.

Abstracts on all security related topics are welcome. Particular topics of interest are: supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security, intellectual property, maritime piracy, terrorism, executive protection, internal theft and fraud, competitive intelligence, brand protection, physical security, cyber security, investigations, due diligence and global business issues.

Please note that the deadline for submissions is 22 April 2011.

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Memories From a Former Member of Chapter 44 (Europe)              

Ernest Hopkins, a former member of the Chapter 44 (Europe), shared his memories with Peter French CPP (Chairman of the European Advisory Council) on the chapter and on the creation of national chapters.

The European chapter was created on 19 December 1959. Its original officers were:
• Sidney Rubenstein (Chairman)
• Joseph Lallande (Vice-Chairman)
• Roy Newberry (Secretary)
• Victor Keay (Treasurer)

Mr. Hopkins joined the organisation in 1980/81 at the behest of Brian Matier of Mobil Oil who was the Chairman of the UK section. Mr. Hopkins stressed that the chapter was composed of country sections including the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and West Germany, among others. He added that these sections had very small memberships but that The Netherlands and the UK were the biggest sections with approximately 50 members.

He remembered that the chapter was mainly composed of oil and petrochemical industries through their contact with the USA but that other sectors were gradually brought in. When he joined, he was serving as police officer in the Met and represented the TV industry as from 1982 through his new employment with Thames TV (as Deputy then Head of Security).

The UK section used to meet either at Mobile House in Victoria Street or at the Swallow Hotel in Cromwell Road for bigger seminars and AGM.

Mr. Hopkins took on the role of chapter co-ordinator. This task involved to stay in touch with other members and to deal with new members as they joined. He then considered that the number of members started to become too important and that it became too difficult to maintain records between the USA and the rest of the membership.

He mentioned that, when he was Secretary/Treasurer in early 90’s, he wrote to the UK members to vote on the creation of a UK Chapter. The issue was discussed on the occasion of a European Seminar where he knew that the Dutch chapter was informed of the initiative. Mike Bowles and Peter Graysmark took the steps to register and create Chapter 208 and the inaugural meeting was held at Thistle Hotel Tower Bridge in May 1993. The UK Chapter grew rapidly and Mr. Hopkins made another mandate as Treasurer before he stepped aside.

During all this period, his only regret is that ASIS International did not recognised that he served long enough for life membership due to a break in his payments which he was not aware of.

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

World Trade Center, Bahrain

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

This event will take place under the patronage of H.E. Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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

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

Saudi Aramco will be the Diamond Sponsor of the 2nd Middle-East Security Conference & Exhibition. Please note that exhibit spaces are still available.

Please visit the event website for more information.

EU Unveils Passenger Data Sharing Proposals                                 

In a move to fight terrorism, Brussels proposed on 21 September a set of guidelines on the exchange of passenger data with countries outside the European Union, Euractiv reported. Meanwhile, the European Parliament has approved a bill that requires airlines to give families prompt information on air crash passengers.

The guidelines, tabled by the European Commission, set the tone for upcoming negotiations on new passenger name record (PNR) sharing agreements with the US, Australia and Canada.

"PNR data has proven to be an important tool in the fight against serious transnational crime and terrorism, but at the same time, it raises important issues about protection of personal data," said EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

Source: euractiv.com

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Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities                                               

Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in Europe, Asia-Pacific or in Middle East? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS European Security Conference & Exhibition, of the ASIS Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition and of the ASIS Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition offers you a great opportunity to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of your brand, products, and services among key decision makers in these regions.

Review and select from an extensive list of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities:
2nd ASIS International Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition - 20-22 February 2011 - Manama, Barhain
10th ASIS International European Security Conference & Exhibition - 3-6 April 2011 - Vienna, Austria
5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference & Exhibition - 5-7 December 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Identify the one that is most in line with your marketing strategy and budget, or contact us to shape a tailored package that best suits your company’s needs.

For further information on the European and Middle East Security Conferences & Exhibition, please contact: ASIS International European Bureau - Tel: +32 2 645 26 74 - Fax: +32 2 645 26 71 - vienna@asisonline.org, bahrain@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

European Commission Proposes Common Rules Against Home-Made Explosives                                         

On 29 September, the European Commission put forward a proposal to limit access to chemicals that can be misused to produce home-made explosives. The Regulation aims to reduce the threat of attacks committed with home-made explosives, thus enhancing EU citizens' security. In addition, producers and retailers would benefit from equal rules EU-wide.

"Home-made explosives are tools used very frequently by terrorists and other criminals to perpetrate attacks. We need to enhance controls and prevent terrorists from taking advantage of existing differences in security rules among EU Member States" said EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström.

Most terrorist attacks in the last years have used explosive devices, which have frequently been based on home-made explosives, fabricated from chemicals that are currently widely available to the general public. Home-made explosives were used, for instance, in the London bombings in 2005.

While several legislative and non-legislative measures exist at international, EU and national level, these are either not specifically focused on the security risks associated with certain chemicals or do not cover the entire EU. Chemicals that can be used to produce home-made explosives may be restricted or controlled in one country, while being easily obtained in another. In addition, market distortions can occur, preventing a level EU playing field in this area.

Source: European Commission – Directorate-General for Home Affairs

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ASIS Foundation Releases CRISP Report on How to Tackle the Insider Threat

While malicious insider incidents remain statistically rare, they are potentially devastating to any institution with critical assets to defend. In Tackling Insider Threats, author Nick Catrantzos, CPP, combines a review of the insider threat literature with findings of a Delphi study to arrive at a new approach to defeating the kind of trust betrayer intent on carrying out catastrophic attack to the organisation. His insights align with those who advocate the importance of a positive security culture, as he supports a greater role for engaging staff meaningfully in the protection of the organisation. His approach, termed 'no dark corners' draws upon a range of others from security practice, and his findings will invite many to critically assess whether they are doing all they can in the best way, to manage different types of insider threat.

About the CRISP Series of Reports

Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) reports provide insights into how different types of security issues can be effectively tackled. Drawing on research and evidence from around the world, each report summarises the prevailing knowledge about a specific aspect of security, and then recommends proven approaches to counter the threat. Connecting scientific research with existing security actions helps form good practices.

Please click here to view this report as well as other CRISP Reports.

MEPs Asked to Vote on Closing European Police College             

MEPs voted on 07 October on an amendment calling for the closure of the European police college (CEPOL).

The move comes after Parliament's budgetary control committee last week refused to sign off accounts for the UK-based college amid a growing scandal over the "private use of public funds".

Committee members said they were concerned that possible misuse of funding could be "higher" than previously thought at the EU agency, which has been hosted in the UK since 2005.

OLAF, the EU anti-fraud office, was called in after the college admitted last year to using funding to buy staff furniture, mobile phones and to pay for a free car service.

Source: theparliament.com

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Security Risk Analysis: Methodology; Factors; Security Systems used In Nigeria
This article is based on two case studies. The first explores the methodology used to survey an organisation with a number of facilities spread across a wide geographical area. The second demonstrated the use of Failure Mode Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Fault Tree/Event Tree Analysis in security related incidents.

We examine core elements of the risk survey process (SRA), Survey Methodology, factors influencing risk, survey process and system design. The paper emphasises that a SRA requires detailed examination.

An effective SRA must take a holistic view of the organisation and its operations, be multi-disciplinary and include:
• Senior Management, Financial and Administrative resources
• The organisation’s culture, subcultures
• External influences.

Source: Risk Management Professional
Article reproduced with permission of the author.

By Hugh Jones

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EU Debate on Terror Alert Exposes Lack of Joint Approach          

EU Interior Ministers have agreed to pre-warn each other before publishing terrorist threat warnings in future following a scattered response to the US terror alert.

Speaking to press after the ministers' meeting in Luxembourg on 7 October, the Belgian EU presidency's Home Affairs Chief, Annemie Turtelboom, said EU capitals have agreed to pre-notify the EU's Brussels-based intelligence-sharing bureau, the Joint Situation Centre, prior to raising national threat levels.

The move is designed to ensure that "every other Member State knows, rather than learns from the press or by chance," that an alert is coming, she said.

EU Ministers will also hold a fresh round of yearly meetings with their American counterparts to keep each other abreast of security developments.

Source: euobserver.com

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

Globalisation, outsourcing, specialisation, and zero-inventory manufacturing have brought security of the supply chain to the forefront. Security management has also become increasingly complex as logistics operations and supply chain partners are often both nationwide and worldwide with varying regulations and business processes.

The ASIS International ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Course will help you assess security and supply chain risks, maintain and improve security management systems, and successfully conduct security management system audits.

This five-day course is designed for personnel and contractors who wish to perform audits on security management systems and who have worked in security roles including asset protection, loss prevention, IT and electronic systems, emergency and incident response, personnel protection, and transport and logistics.

Date: December 13-17, 2010
Location: Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Fees: The five day, 40 hour course; 
$2,500.00 ASIS-members 
$3,000.00 Non ASIS-members
(certificate, study material included)

Contact person: Joop Verdonk, CPP

Please click here for more.

EU Responds to Threat of “Zombie Computers”                               

The EU's anti-cyber-crime agency Enisa will in future work with Europol to help track down hackers and the creation of botnets or "zombie computers" is to be made illegal under new proposals from the European Commission.

"To anyone thinking that cyber-attacks are an abstract concept, I would say that for millions of people each year there are already direct practical consequences. When your money is quietly stolen from your bank account or your country is shut down - as happened to Estonia in 2007 - the threat suddenly becomes very real," the EU's Information Society Commissioner Neelie Kroes said on the occasion of a press briefing.

Citing internal alerts from British, French and Germany military intelligence, the Commissioners highlighted the creation of two large-scale cyber weapons in the past two years (Conficker and Stuxnet) as examples of the increasingly dangerous environment on the Internet.

Source: euobserver.com

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ASIS Announces 2010 Student Writing Competition                        

The ASIS Council on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities and the ASIS Foundation are calling for entries for the 2010 ASIS International Student Writing Competition. The writing competition rewards college and university students who conduct research, engage in thoughtful deliberation and write an academic paper between 3,000 and 6,000 words on an issue relevant to the security and assets protection profession.

“The objective of this competition is to encourage critical thinking to help make our world a safer and more secure place to live, work, govern and conduct business,” says Kevin Peterson, CPP, coordinator of the Student Writing Competition and a member of the ASIS Council on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities. “The 2009 competition drew more than two dozen entries from students around the world. In 2010, we look forward to both expanding the reach of the program and to bringing forth valuable new insights and best practices to meet the challenges faced by security practitioners today and in the years to come.”

Students may select one of five topics for their paper. Topics include the most promising technologies to meet tomorrow’s security challenges; improving security’s image; protecting information and intangible assets in the 21st century; leveraging low-cost/low-tech solutions for contemporary security challenges; and the challenge of securing cyberspace: man or machine? Click here to view an expanded description of the topics.

The competition is open to any student, full or part-time, studying at an accredited institution pursuing an associate, bachelor or master’s degree. Cash prizes include $1,500 for the graduate winner; $1,000 for the undergrad winner; and $500 to honorable mention winners. Each winner also receives complimentary registration to one of ASIS’ annual events—the ASIS European Conference, the ASIS Asia/Pacific Conference or the ASIS Middle East Conference.

Download the 2010 ASIS International Student Writing Competition application here or go to www.asisfoundation.org. Deadline for submission is Dec. 3. A three-person review committee affiliated with academic institutions, including a member of the ASIS Council on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities, will judge the submissions. For more information and requirements for the 2010 Student Writing Competition, click here.

EU Experts in Hungary to Help Managing the Toxic Sludge           

On Monday 11 October a team of 5 EU experts flew to Hungary following the toxic spill from an aluminium plant that occurred on 4 October 2010.

On the days following the disaster, emergency workers built a protective ring of rock and earth to avoid the release of a new torrent of red sludge through the area considered as “very likely” by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

The EU experts were sent after the Hungarian Government activated EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism. The role of the 5 experts (from France, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Germany) will be to:
• Contribute to the assessment of the impacts of the sludge on the environment;
• Advise on the possibilities of prevention, mitigation and reduction of negative environmental impacts caused by the sludge;
• Consult on the optimal solution for the decontamination of sludge in urban and agricultural areas;
• Assess further needs/studies, anticipate risks and suggest solutions with regard to the rehabilitation of nature, the agricultural and urban land affected.

The experts’ report is expected in the coming days.

On 12 October, the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso discussed the issue in Budapest with Mr. Orban as part of a previously arranged visit. In addition, European Environment Ministers discussed the disaster on the occasion of a meeting that took place on 14 October. Ministers expressed the need to learn lessons from these events, including with regard to the implementation of existing rules.

Sources: euobserver.com; European Commission (European Civil Protection Portal)

Please click on the links below for more.
• EUobserver: EU sends experts as Hungary braces for second leak of toxic sludge
• European Commission (European Civil Protection Portal): Hungary: EU tackling toxic sludge

Membership - Reach Out!                                                                          

In today’s competitive environment, security practitioners need a solid network of peers, up-to-the minute coverage of industry news and trends, and a lifeline to top-notch education and certification. In short, they need ASIS International.

When you participate in the 2010 Reach Out! Member-Get-A-Member Program and encourage your security colleagues to join ASIS, you’ll help them get connected—and you and your chapter could be rewarded for your efforts.

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Registration for Wharton/ASIS 2010-2011 Program Open              

The Wharton/ASIS Program 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 program one of the top-ranked in the world. “This program is exactly what security executives need to take us to the next level. The experience was phenomenal,” stated Tom Matthews, Senior Vice Protection, President—Asset Protection, Saks Fifth Avenue. LEARN MORE

Global Agenda                                                                                            

28 October 2010 – EAC Meeting – Vienna, Austria

29 October 2010 – Programme Committee Meeting – Vienna, Austria

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter and Certification Events                                                             

Please click here to access to the European agenda.

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

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

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Professional Development
November 10: Picture Perfect: Reveal the Details in your Surveillance Images
This complementary webinar is sponsored by BOSCH

November 17: Good to Great: Building High Performance Security Programs

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

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

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

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Classroom Programs
November 8-11: CCTV-From Analog to Digital Video: Applications and Advances in Surveillance

November 15-18: Assets Protection Course (APC) I: Concepts and Methods

November 15-18: Education Sessions sponsored by the ASIS Global Gaming and Wagering Protection Council for Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

November 17-19: Managing Your Physical Security Program

November 29-December 3: Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives (Week 1 of 2)
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