82nd Edition - October 2011

In This Issue 

ASIS International Announces 2012 Board of Directors


NATO Senior Defence Economist to Keynote at ASIS Europe 2012

Saudi Aramco Senior Vice President to Keynote at ASIS Middle East 2012


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


Registration for the ASIS 5th Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition is Open


ASIS France Chapter Launched First Security Management Income Barometer



Mark Your Calendar for CSO Roundtable Events


CDSE's Annual Conference - 1 December 2011, Paris


Mixed Response to EU Plans for Shake-up of Schengen Area


Security Convergence - Our Shared Responsibility


Law Enforcement's Response to the Acts of Terrorism in Norway on 22 July


Registration Open for Wharton ASIS Programme for Security Executives


NGO Calls for 'Clarification' on Role of EU Industry Group


Your Future in Security Discussed Here and Now


Top US Official Defuses EU Tension Over Passenger Name Records


Piracy & Maritime Security


European Commission Adopts a Green Paper on Dual-Use Export Controls. Comments From Stateholders Invited Until 31 October 2011


New PSP Eligibility Requirements and Updated Exam to Take Effect November 2011


European Commission Boosts Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism 



Parliament Backs New Powers for EU Border Management Agency


Global Agenda


Professional Development


Chapter and Certification Events 

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a1ASIS International Announces 2012 Board of Directors


Eduard J. Emde, CPP, will serve as President in 2012 of ASIS International. Emde, will be the 57th President of ASIS and is the first non-U.S. security practitioner to serve in this position. He succeeds Raymond T. O'Hara, CPP, who will become ASIS Chairman of the Board.


In their leadership positions, both Emde and O'Hara will also serve on the Board Management Committee of the Board of Directors. The Board Management Committee directs the activities of ASIS between meetings of the full Board. These volunteer leaders maintain the strategic continuity of the programmes, products and services ASIS provides. The full 2012 ASIS Board Management Committee is comprised of five people:

  • Eduard J. Emde, CPP, President; Consultant, BMKISS Europe, Wassenaar, Netherlands
  • Geoffrey T. Craighead, CPP, President-Elect; Vice President, Universal Protection Service, Santa Ana, Calif.
  • Richard E. Widup, Jr., CPP, Treasurer; Senior Director, Corporate Security, Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford, Conn.
  • Dave N. Tyson, CPP, Secretary; Vice President, Apollo Information Systems, Los Gatos, Calif.
  • Raymond T. O'Hara, CPP, Chairman of the Board; Executive Vice President, Consulting and Investigations, Andrews International, Palm Desert, Calif.

The office of the Secretary was filled through an election by the 2012 Board of Directors on 19 September at the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held in Orlando, Florida, on 19-22 September. 


Three new members were elected in August to serve on the Board of Directors for the 2012-2014 term. They are:

  • Deborah L. Allen, CPP, Director, Product Stewardship and Security, Potash Corporation, Northbrook, Ill.
  • Darryl R. Branham, CPP, Senior Director, Security Systems, Travelers Insurance Company, St. Paul, Minn.
  • John E. Turey, CPP, Director of Security, ITT, White Plains, N.Y.

The following members continue to serve on the ASIS Board of Directors:

  • Brian J. Allen, CPP, Chief of Security, Time Warner Cable, New York, N.Y.
  • Marene Allison, World Wide Vice President of Information Security, Johnson & Johnson, Raritan, N.J.
  • Chad Callaghan, CPP, Vice President, Global Safety & Security, Marriott International Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • David C. Davis, CPP, Senior Manager, Northrop Grumman, San Bernardino, Calif.
  • Edward G. Hallen, CPP, Manager, Safety and Security Services, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Joseph H. McDonald, CPP, PSP, Chief Security Officer, Switch Communications Group, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Stephen Scharf, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Security Officer, Experian, Costa Mesa, Calif.

ASIS Board members serve a three-year term. The newly elected Board and officers will assume their positions on 1 January 2012.

a2NATO Senior Defence Economist to Keynote at ASIS Europe 2012


Mr Adrian Kendry, Senior Defence Economist and Head of Defence and Security Economics, at NATO Headquarters will be the opening keynote speaker at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition which will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012.


Adrian Kendry was appointed Head of Defence and Security Economics in Political Affairs and Security Policy Division at NATO Headquarters in Brussels in August 2010 having previously been appointed Senior Defence Economist for NATO in August 2001


From 1996-2000, Adrian held the Admiral William Crowe Chair in the Economics of the Defence Industrial Base at the United States Naval Academy, focusing upon transatlantic, US and international policy developments concerning the defence and aerospace industries. Concurrently, he also held a Visiting Professorship in Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey in 1999. During the period 2000-2001 he worked in aerospace and defence consultancy in Washington DC.


From 2006 he played a crucial role in developing the conceptual framework for NATO' s Role in Energy Security (outlined in the Riga, Bucharest, Strasbourg-Kehl and Lisbon Summits) and, in this context, was responsible for preparing and delivering many speeches and presentations on Energy Security in the United States, the Gulf, Europe and elsewhere.

The global financial and economic crisis creates continuing widespread uncertainty and instability. Such instability poses major challenges for international security and, as a consequence, international business security. The keynote address will focus on steps being taken to address these challenges and the prospects for global business set against the backcloth of the changing balance of international economic power. In particular, the opportunities and threats confronting European business will be examined and discussed.

Mr Kendry said: "I am looking forward very much to speaking at and participating in the ASIS 11th European Security Conference and Exhibition in London. The international community of ASIS provides a vitally important contribution to global business and commercial security and I am excited at the opportunity of exchanging views on the nexus between international political, economic and business security"

The 2012 Conference & Exhibition will kick off on Sunday 15 April with the President's Reception. Over the following 2 days, delegates will be able to attend 33 high-level educational sessions divided over 3 parallel tracks.


The conference will feature keynote presentations provided by: 

  • Sir Ian Andrews, Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), UK 
  • James Brokenshire, MP, Minister for Crime and Security, UK
  • Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond, Patron of ASIS UK Chapter 208

The 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition will also include:

  • Sessions on certification, convergence and standards;
  • Sessions for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International;
  • An enlarged exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and services;
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities at the President's Reception, business lunches and networking breaks.

Registration of delegates will open in December 2011.

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a3Saudi Aramco Senior Vice President to Keynote at ASIS Middle East 2012


Mr. Abdulaziz F. Al-Khayyal, Senior Vice President, Industrial Relations of Saudi Aramco will be a keynote speaker at the ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition that will be held in Dubai, UAE on 19-21 February 2012.


ASIS International President Raymond T. O'Hara, CPP, said: "ASIS International is extremely pleased with the support of Saudi Aramco to the programme of our Middle East Security Conferences. Mr Al-Khayyal's contribution will constitute an important added value to the educational programme of the ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition."


Mr. Al-Khayyal was appointed to this position on 1 September 2007. As Head of the Industrial Relations business line, he is responsible for many of the company's most vital support operations, including human resources and training, safety and security, government and public relations, community services, and medical services.


He joined the company in 1981 as an engineer and then held a variety of managerial positions in oil and gas operations and maintenance for different companies. In particular he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Saudi Aramco in 2004 and to PetroRabigh in 2005.


Mr. Al-Khayyal is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where he received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1977 and a Master's degree in Business Administration in 1979. He attended the company's Management Development Seminar in 1986 and the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.


As a keynote speaker, Mr. Al-Khayyal will discuss the development of organizational resilience through international standards and guidelines.


The ASIS 3rd Middle East Security Conference & Exhibitionwill cover a wide range of security issues in 33 high-level educational sessions divided over 3 parallel tracks.

The conference will also feature:

  • 3 keynote presentations
  • Sessions for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International
  • An enlarged exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and services
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities at the President's Reception, business lunches and networking breaks.

Registration of delegates opens at the end of October. Special rates apply to representatives from government, police and military authorities.


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a4Be 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 -


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

a5Registration for the ASIS 5th Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition is Open

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Registration for the ASIS 5th Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition is now open. 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.




Early Rate
14 Oct.

Late Rate
14 Oct.

ASIS Member

995 USD

1150 USD

Non Member

1295 USD

1500 USD

Single Day*

625 USD

725 USD

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

160 USD

160 USD

Exhibition Only (one day includes refreshments)

40 USD

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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.

a6ASIS France Chapter Launched First Security Management Income Barometer

On September 20th, ASIS International's Chapter 249 launched the first Security Management Income Barometer ever published in France.


This presentation was held at APS Security trade show, Porte de Versailles, in Paris and received good publicity in the various French security trade publications. Over one hundred participants coming from the whole spectrum of the security world in France turned up at the event with several journalists in attendance. The Barometer is focused entirely at the moment on private security management income, although the next edition might provide some reference points to public security management salaries.


The market for security managers in France is estimated between three and five thousand positions, either on the clients' side or with private providers. A recent release from APEC, the French state-run unemployment agency for managers, highlighted that there was a 46% increase in the demand for managers in our sector. However, private security management is relatively new in France, and the role is often mixed with maintenance or facility management positions. The vast majority of managers work for private security providers (71%), but only 4% of the total are in senior management positions, while on the clients' side 2% of managers are actually chief security officers.

Key results from the survey are as follows: 

  • 46% of the respondents had a gross salary over 80.000 euros a year, with one third of remunerations below 60.000 euros a year and 18% ranging from 60 to 80.000 euros, 36% between 80 and 120.000 euros and 10% above 120.000 euros.
  • The sectors offering the highest incomes were consulting and financial services with an average salary between 115 and 120.000 euros. Retail and private security company management positions had an average salary of 74.000 euros.
  • Over two thirds of respondents had a military background (77%), police or civilian past experiences representing only 9 and 14% respectively.
  • Academic training levels are high with 39% of respondents claiming a master's degree and only 13% high school or below education.

As with any first survey, there will certainly be adjustments in future publications of this yearly barometer. It is a very first step, but with this initiative ASIS Chapter 249 aims the Barometer at becoming an annual feature of the French security community landscape, giving our Chapter an opportunity to raise its profile.


Participants were also interested to discover what ASIS International is already doing in this area with the recent publication of xx in the xx Security Management issue. Benchmarking has never been one of France's favourite activities in management matters and least of all, in my experience, in security.


The survey was produced thanks to a partnership with Lincoln Associates and some pro bono work by Atao Consulting.


By Nicolas Le Saux

ASIS France Chapter, Chapter Chair

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a7App-Store Security- the Five Lines of Defence-New Report by EU Cyber Security Agency ENISA 


The Agency publishes on 13 September a new report on app-store security where it advocates for a baseline set of 'five lines of defence' against malware.


The booming smartphone industry has a special way of delivering software to end-users: app-stores. Popular app-stores have hundreds of thousands of apps for anything from online banking to mosquito repellent, and the most popular stores (e.g. Apple App-store, Google Android market) claim billions of app downloads.


But app-stores have not escaped the attention of cyber attackers. Over the course of 2011 numerous malicious apps were found, targeting a variety of smartphone models. Dr Marnix Dekker and Dr Giles Hogben, authors of the report say: "Using malicious apps, attackers can easily tap into the vast amount of private data processed on smartphones such as confidential business emails, location data, phone calls, SMS messages and so on. Consumers are hardly aware of this."

Starting from a threat model for app-stores, the paper identifies what it calls "the five lines of defence" that must be in place to secure app stores from malware: app review, reputation, kill-switches, device security and jails.


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

a8Mark Your Calendar for CSO Roundtable Events

The CSO Roundtable, a group of senior security executives from the world's largest organisations, is hosting the 2nd CSO Roundtable Latin America Summit in Brazil, a two-day security summit in São Paulo (7-8 November 2011, at the Renaissance São Paulo Hotel). This event will cover critical business and security issues such as public/private collaboration during a crisis; dealing with cultural differences in a global organisation; corporate security's role in preventing internal fraud; protecting executives and their families; and many more important topics. And of course the country's security preparations for the World Cup and the Olympic Games will be a major focus of discussion. Last year's Summit drew more than 100 security executives from around the world to discuss the business opportunities and the security challenges facing Brazil. We expect as many as 150 senior executives from around the world will attend the Summit this year. Contact Peter Piazza for sponsorship opportunities or more information.


The Roundtable will also hold a European Security Forum on 25 November 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic. Please find the agenda of this event below:
  • Behind the Scenes at Radio Free Europe
    Host: William Key, Director of Corporate Security, Radio Free Europe
  • Pakistan after Osama bin Laden and the Effect of Taliban/al Qaeda on Europe
    Speaker: Abubakar Siddique, Senior Correspondent, Radio Free Europe
  • Non-Islamist Terrorist Threats in Europe
    Speaker: Ivan Gelbard, Deputy Head, Counterterrorism Unit, EUROPOL
  • Evacuation and Reentry Lessons Learned from the Arab Spring
    Speakers: Luca Tenzi, EU/EEMA Security Manager, Philip Morris International; Michael Schmidt, CSO, RWE AG; and Pierre Piralli, Nestlé (TBC)
  • Introduction to the Deutsche Telekom Situation Centre
    Speaker: Radek Havlis, Chief Security Officer, Deutsche Telekom

Please click here to learn more about the CSO Roundtable.

a9CDSE's Annual Conference - 1 December 2011, Paris

The Club des Directeurs de Sécurité des Entreprises (CDSE) is organising its third European conference of security directors on 1 December 2011 at the OECD in Paris on the theme: Companies Facing World Disorders.

Continuing tensions in the Arab world; the development of new forms of activism or cyber-activism (Anonymous), new forms of piracy and espionage at the international level ... How companies cope with these threats and how can they manage them? Are current methodologies appropriate? Should security departments work differently and do they need to make new contacts with public authorities?

To answer these questions, the conference will host European security directors (Siemens, EADS, GDF SUEZ, etc..), officials from various European countries and CEOs of large companies. Please click
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a10Mixed Response to EU Plans for Shake-up of Schengen Area

MEPs have castigated the Commission over its plans to oversee any return of border checks in the Schengen zone, Europe's passport-free travel area.

National governments had asked the Commission to come up with proposals that would allow them to manage major migratory pressures on their borders.

On 16 September, the Commission responded by unveiling draft legislation that would give it a big say in the reintroduction of border controls and prevent unilateral decisions, a proposal that France, Germany and Spain have already rejected.

"With these proposals we are safeguarding the future of Schengen," said EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

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Source: theparliament.com

a11Security Convergence - Our Shared Responsibility

Convergence of Security Risks

The global network infrastructures - including telecommunications, logistics, energy supply chains, etc. - today represent the key factor of success for most economies and societies. At the same time they make us extremely vulnerable. The risks and threats faced by a typical organisation have become so significant and complex that many security departments are struggling to keep pace. These risks are multi-faceted and comprise different security aspects at the same time, such as the following: Terrorism, Cyber Security Attacks, Fraud, Environmental Disasters, Leakage of Information and Physical Attacks. The way we do business has been greatly improved by the internet and networks. Unfortunately, these have also become the perfect breeding ground for fraud, hoaxes, attacks and theft by unauthorised intruders, and sabotage via viruses and worms. Vulnerabilities of this kind not only put businesses, individuals and governments at risk but also critical infrastructures, such as power plants and telecommunications services.


Convergence of Security

The answer to the complex risks and threats situation is convergence of security. We have to identify the security risks and interdependencies between corporate functions and processes and develop countermeasures to deal with those risks and interdependencies. The methods and attacks offenders use go far beyond organisational boundaries such as IT or physical security. Convergence enables organisations to better detect and prevent such attacks. We need to shift towards a holistic solution to security problems rather than clinging to a purely functional and departmental approach. This solution should be characterised by integrating more seamlessly otherwise siloed and isolated security measures in order to improve the organisation's ability to detect the whole spectrum of potential threats and attacks as they emerge.


Notwithstanding the above, it should be underlined that the process of convergence must be initiated at the most senior level. And, regardless of the type of security organisation a company intends to adopt, the total responsibility must be put on a single entity, e.g. an executive, a steering committee or a staff function. It must be ensured that this entity works out on a daily basis or in whatever way that serves the company's needs, how best to operate in a converged manner and how to allocate sufficient resources.


Convergence of Thinking

Any approach to security convergence must go beyond standard definitions. We need to understand the impact of security convergence on security individuals, because security convergence has an impact on employees and on ourselves, the security professionals, and our capabilities. To achieve convergence of security we would like to invite you on a journey into a different way of thinking:

  • accept inter-disciplinary measures: We all need to learn to think beyond the limits of our own unit and see security from a cross-functional perspective.
  •  share information: By sharing security knowledge we can reach a better awareness and know-how in order to fend off the security threats.
  • integrate processes and streamline reporting: Instead of looking at each risk in isolation, we must work closely together, harmonise our processes and work on co-ordinated reporting.

Strategic Alignment

How can all the above-mentioned requirements be put into practice? How can we effectively introduce convergence of security? A "three-sided simultaneous approach" could be the right one:


First, security has to become a design principle.

Security requirements have to be integrated far more deeply into our systems and processes. They must become an inherent factor of our development and production processes and integrated right from the start.


Second, security must be a part of daily business.

There are about 50.000 - 60.000 new viruses or variants every day. Attacks against our assets, customers and infrastructures need to be constantly tracked. Some of the vulnerabilities thus identified are completely new and have not been detected by usual antivirus controls. As we increasingly move our data and applications to the cloud and become more dependent on mobile devices our protection measures need to include these innovative developments as well. Providers should not only highlight the advantages of an unlimited amount of storage space - information on the security personnel deployed at server locations may be even more important to potential customers.


Third, we must accept security as a shared responsibility.

On the one hand we need to develop a coherent strategy with all relevant stakeholders - security, customers, politics and the public - to protect our societies and economies. On the other hand, the individual person needs to use services responsibly.


As René Obermann, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, stated in the International Herald Tribune (28 Feb 2011): "In the long term, security even has the potential to increase the competitiveness of our economies, as it is becoming an increasingly important enabling service." What really matters is that we all pull the rope in the same direction for an efficient defense.

By Volker Wagner, Senior Vice President, Group Business Security, Deutsche Telekom AG for and on behalf of the ASIS European Security Convergence sub committee

a12Law Enforcement's Response to the Acts of Terrorism in Norway on 22 July

On 23 September, Europol's Director, Rob Wainwright, reported on the investigations into the two attacks which took place in Norway on Friday 22 July 2011, and presented a set of recommendations to the Council of Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA).

Following these attacks, the Director of Europol activated the EU First Response Network (FRN) and representatives from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Norway came together to form a First Response Team (FRT) at Europol headquarters in The Hague.


The recommendations presented to the Council of Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs by the EU First Response Network, in the presence of the Norwegian Minister of Justice, are as follows: 

  • A virtual Task Force on Violent Extremism should be created, comprising relevant experts from EU Member States, tasked with researching and reporting on new initiatives to counter violent extremism. 
  • An EU portal should be developed for the exchange of best practice, analysis and assessments in relation to the use of the internet by individuals and groups associated with violent extremism. 
  • Europol should prepare, in cooperation with Member States, a full EU-wide assessment on the threat posed by individuals and/or groups associated with violent single issue extremism.

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Source: Europol

a13Registration 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: 31 October-4 November 2011 and 23-27 January 2012

Tuition: $14,500


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a14NGO Calls for 'Clarification' on Role of EU Industry Group

A pressure group has published an in-depth report on the defence and security lobby in Brussels and the industry's allegedly close alliance with EU decision makers.

Its report, "Lobbying warfare - the arms industry's role in building a military Europe", highlights the role of the Kangaroo group, a hybrid MEP-industry body which works from offices inside the European parliament.

The group Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) has written to Parliament's college of quaestors and asked them to "assess how far the Kangaroo group's use of European Parliament facilities is justifiable and in line with Parliament rules".

The letter asks for clarification about the Kangaroo group's use of Parliament facilities "which seems a very unusual situation for a private entity".


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Source: theparliament.com

a15Your Future in Security Discussed Here and Now

In a world with new requirements and diversifying threats, how to make staff and managers aware of the new security challenges when many of the 'old' concerns of limited time, tight budgets and tougher competition are more important to them? No doubt today's and tomorrow's security leaders need to be well-equipped.


On 8 and 9 September 2011, attendees of ASIS Denmark's two Career Days debated and received inputs about the future requirements of the security profession. New challenges within and between companies and across borders means that it seems sometimes difficult to keep up, much less prepare for future needs.


The key skill set is the ability to think and talk business. This will enable security professionals to get approval for improvements, upgrades and better solutions.


"Today, management often takes it for granted that their security team has taken care of the fire alarms and access control systems. It's only when I speak about security issues that affect the business, like product counterfeiting in China, that the leadership listens in earnest" said Ken Bonefeld Nielsen (CSO of Sony Ericsson).


He sat on the panel with two other CSOs, Axel H. Rasmussen (LeoPharma) and Kaj Moller (Novo Nordisk). All three agreed that it is no longer enough to just have deep technical knowledge of security. To be a CSO, security professionals also need a wide breadth of personal and business skills.


Troels Gjerrild, Managing Partner of the international recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson, confirmed this development. "The increasing complexity of security and emerging security needs creates new demands. Besides matching the completely obvious qualifications for security, future CSOs also need to have business acumen and a good sense of strategy," he pointed out.


Another topic that was actively debated was the question of how to develop security awareness amongst staff and management. Just because the security team installed "smart" security systems doesn't mean they will be used properly, if at all. One suggestion was to train "ambassadors"- Staff who receive special training and gain extra knowledge so that they can act as the security team's extended arm. Another idea was to continually inform staff through various digital platforms and e-learning.


For management and employees to take security strategies on-board, security professionals need solid communication skills. Tanya Spencer, a Global Travel Security and Crisis Management Specialist of TrainingSolutions, gave a presentation on how to communicate security successfully. "Often I'm called in because a company's leadership can't figure out why staff are not following the company's security guidelines. But it is understandable when you give them 150 pages of detailed information that has little direct value to them. Your security message has to be targeted and it has to help the reader answer the questions 'what do I need to do, when and how?'".


Flemming Lund, from the Danish Foreign Ministry, said his take-a-way was the need to be business-minded. "It's a great way to share knowledge. You get inspiration from the speakers, and secondly, you meet people from the security industry, whom you can exchange experiences and draw inspiration from. It gives a greater insight into the industry from a global perspective, so it's been a fine day," he reflected.


Irene Nielsen, who is Facility Manager at NASDAQ OMX, said her work now includes security but she has not had formal training in security. Therefore, she gained ideas, inspiration and good advice - especially in education since the Career Days also covered ASIS and other educational opportunities for security professionals. "This is my first ASIS event, and I've gotten much more out of it than I had expected. I have been inspired to further educate myself. I gained more insight into a world I do not know so well and I've gotten a number of offers from people who want to network with me. It's been a fantastic day and I take a lot home with me," she noted.


By Johanne Duus Hornemann (freelance journalist) and Tanya Spencer (ASIS Danish Chapter, Board member)

a16Top US Official Defuses EU Tension Over Passenger Name Records

The US Attorney General Eric Holder has dismissed fears that the furore over the transfer of airline passenger information has damaged EU-US relations.

Speaking in parliament on 20 September, Holder was satisfied there was a 'consensus' between the two sides to tackle terrorism and serious crime.

Turning to the controversy over the exchange between the US and EU of information on airline passengers (PNR) the official attempted to defuse continuing criticism in some quarters, including from MEPs.

The agreement was introduced in the wake of the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001.

He said, "PNR has proved to be an effective tool in providing us with valuable evidence which has aided the prosecution of terrorists and criminals.

"Yes, there have been concerns expressed about the PNR agreement with the EU but our focus has always been on the effectiveness of this tool."

He went on to insist that the Americans had also shown 'full respect' for individuals' right to privacy and the issue of civil liberties.

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Source: theparliament.com

a17Piracy & Maritime Security

Upon the last few years, the phenomenon of piracy in ships became very usual and most particularly in those ships that try to cross the Straits of Aden and Indian Ocean. The audacity of the pirates has come to the point of attacking ships sailing even 600 nautical miles off shore or ships that are in port, as it has recently happened in the southern port of Oman in Salalah. The pirates managed to seize the ship and captured its crew as hostages.


Each year more than 500 attacks aimed at piracy and payment of ransom are recorded. According to statistics, 142 pirate attacks on commercial ships were recorded during the first quarter of 2011, 97 of which occurred off the coast of Somalia. During the same period in 2010, 67 attacks happened. The attacks on ships grew by 20% per year and the damages caused to the global economy reached 7-12 billion dollars per year. That is the reason why the provision of security services has flourished, either in the form of manned guarding on the ship (security), or even by setting up a special trading company that manages the negotiation of the amount of the ransom to be paid. The range of services, reaches the point of delivering the ransom to the pirates by helicopters that belong to the private traders.

The truth is that we need to review fundamentally the law and seek an effective solution to the problem, using modern technologies, as the facts until now, have shown that pirates reactions are proportionate to the actions implemented. In short, if the merchant ships are equipped with heavy weapons, the attackers will change the ways and means of attacking, the problem will persist and there may be victims. Based on this, the workers' (on ships) unions voted against the authorisation of guns on ships due to the potential of casualties.


The presence of security men on each ship is essential, since they are the "spearhead" against whoever wants to capture the crew and seize the ship. Of course, the security group is acting under the instructions of the head of security and under the specific directives of the insurance company, shipping company and captain.


According to the latest instructions of the M.S.C (Maritime Safety Committee) of the I.M.O (International Maritime Organisation), if the shipping company wishes an armed escort on the vessel, the security company should send men educated on contact battle, theory and certification of I.S.P.S Code, and on the proper use of modern technology means which ships are equipped.

In the case of a recourse to an armed escort and in order for the I.M.O (International Maritime Organisation) to give license to the ship to bear machine guns, the shipping company should work with a consultancy firm which will proceed to a Risk assessment for each ship separately, in accordance with the exact instructions of the M.S.C (Maritime Safety Committee) of the I.M.O (International Maritime Organisation).


In conclusion, piracy is an infringement of the law and can be solved if the necessary measures are taken.


Angelos Afrafiotis

ASIS Aegean Chapter, Chapter Chair

a18European Commission Adopts a Green Paper on Dual-Use Export Controls. Comments From Stateholders Invited Until 31 October 2011

The objective of the Green Paper is to launch a broad public debate concerning the functioning of the current EU dual-use export control system. This consultation is being conducted with a view to gathering input from civil society, NGOs, industry, academia and Member State governments on:

  • the detailed provisions of the current export control framework in order to prepare the review of the system;
  • the progressive reform of the EU dual-use export control system in order to adapt it to the rapidly changing circumstances of the modern world.

The results of the consultation will therefore help identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current system and map out a longer term vision of the EU export control framework. These results will be translated into concrete amendments to the current system and the preparation of a long term strategy on the development of export controls in the EU.

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Trade

a19New PSP Eligibility Requirements and Updated Exam to Take Effect November 2011

The ASIS International Professional Certification Board (PCB) has updated the professional eligibility requirements and examination for the Physical Security Professional (PSP) credential. The changes being instituted are the direct result of a PSP job analysis recently undertaken, which revealed that exam modifications were required to more accurately reflect the qualifications of people working in the profession. All updates are effective 7 November 2011.


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a20European Commission Boosts Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

On 9 September, Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs, launched the Radicalisation Awareness Network which aims to counter violent extremism. The initiative will support Member States' efforts to prevent violent radicalisation and the recruitment of individuals to terrorist activities. The network will connect key actors involved in countering radicalisation across the EU such as social workers, religious leaders, youth leaders, policemen, researchers and others who work on the ground in vulnerable communities.

"The EU needs to do more to counter the threat of growing violent extremism. This is why we are today launching the Radicalisation Awareness Network to support Member States in their efforts to enhance awareness about radicalisation and ways of countering extremists' ideology and propaganda. As experience has shown, terrorism cannot be linked to one faith or political persuasion, nor any particular region. Our efforts in the fight against violent extremism must therefore take into account the different patterns of radicalisation. It is also important to acknowledge that ideological inspiration and reference points for radicalisation can also be found within the political ideas of populist movements in the EU." said Cecilia Malmström.

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Home Affairs

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a22Bulgaria and Romania's Schengen Bid Vetoed

EU Observer reported that The Netherlands and Finland vetoed Romania and Bulgaria's bid to join the border-free Schengen area on 22 September, a move the Polish EU Presidency said represented a "sad conclusion about mutual trust among Member States."


"Mutual trust means keeping promises as well. Today that promise has been broken," Polish Interior Minister Jerzy Miller told reporters after the meeting. He said both Bulgaria and Romania were told they would join Schengen once they met the criteria and that the latest technical evaluations in April had confirmed they had done so.


Miller noted that both countries had already been given access to the Schengen information system (SIS) which records cross-border criminal suspects and stolen vehicles. "We are using their assistance, but not accepting them in our family, this is not what solidarity is about," Miller said.

But both the Finnish and Dutch Interior Ministers argued that the two countries had not done enough to fight corruption and organised crime and could not yet be trusted with guarding the borders of the 25-member-strong area.


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Source: EU Observer

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a24Towards a Reasonable Use of Criminal Law to Better Enforce EU Rules

In a policy Communication published on 20 September with the title "Towards an EU Criminal Policy", the European Commission has for the first time set out the strategy and principles it intends to apply when using EU criminal law to strengthen the enforcement of European policies and protect the interests of the citizens.

The Communication sets out the conditions under which the Union and Member States can work together to put in place a coherent and consistent EU criminal policy.

Important guiding criteria include:

  • Criminal law must always remain a measure of last resort
  • Criminal law sanctions are reserved for particularly serious offences
  • Criminal law measures are fundamental rights-sensitive: new legislation requires the strict respect of fundamental rights as guaranteed by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights.
  • Every decision on what type of criminal law measure or sanction to adopt must be accompanied by clear factual evidence and respect the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality

Criminal law measures adopted at EU level by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers differ from national criminal law in one important respect: they cannot impose direct obligations on individuals. EU criminal law only can lead to sanctions being imposed on individuals once a national Parliament has transposed it into national legislation. This is why the involvement of national Parliaments throughout the process of criminal law-making is seen as crucial by the European Commission.

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Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Justice

a25Parliament Backs New Powers for EU Border Management Agency

The European Parliament adopted on 13 September a Commission proposal to strengthen the EU's border management agency.

Under its new powers, the agency will deploy European border guard teams in the near future. These teams will consist of national border guards assigned or seconded by Member States.

More technical resources will be at the agency's disposal, and it will now have the ability to acquire or lease its own technical equipment such as vessels or helicopters for border surveillance.

Frontex will also be able to strengthen its cooperation with third countries and will have the possibility to provide them with technical assistance.

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Source: theparliament.com

a26Global 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

a27Professional Development

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a28Chapter and Certification Events
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