September 2008
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 48th 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 20 October 2008.

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EU Security Research Projects Presented

Making Europe more secure for its citizens while maintaining civil rights and liberties is the goal of European Security Research. By co-operating and coordinating efforts on a Europe-wide scale, the EU can better understand and adequately respond to risks in a constantly changing world and enhance its competitiveness at the same time. Innovative technological solutions such as advanced video surveillance in public stadium areas facilitate the action of security authorities. This is a new common research project involving 23 European security administrations and one United Nations agency to benefit from each others experience, to avoid duplication and to obtain a critical mass of resources.

Gunther Verheugen  The research network, called EU-SEC II, is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research. It is one, among many, concrete action that will be presented today at the third European Security Research Conference.

Under the authority of Günter Verheugen 1.4 billion Euros from the EU budget are dedicated to security research. The recently launched call for proposals is focusing on subjects fight against terrorism, protection of infrastructures, crisis management and border security and is also going to be presented to the audience.

The objectives of the conference, jointly organised by the French presidency and the European Commission are to bring together more than 1000 representatives of the security communities: users such as police forces, fire-fighters, first responders or border guards, public authorities and technology suppliers from the public and private sectors. Security research could only be successful if it effectively brings the final users into the research projects.

The Commission aims to ensure that its security research programs lead to practical security solutions, not only bridging the so-called "innovation gap" but also mirroring security policy priorities. The three financial Framework programmes in the Justice and Home affairs area – "Solidarity and the Management of migration flows", "Fundamental rights and justice" and "Security and safeguarding liberties" with a combined budget of more than 7 billion Euros increasingly draw on results of research programmes, including EU ones, and focus on deploying innovating solutions.

 Source: European Commission

ASIS 3rd Annual Asia-Pacific Conference -  Advancing Security in the Asia-Pacific Region 3 - 5 February 2009

The ASIS International 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference will provide a comprehensive education program focusing on region-specific as well as global security issues. High-quality presentations developed by and for security professionals will concentrate on key security topics, such as urban security by design, information security, intellectual property protection, crisis handling, insurgency, due diligence investigations, and supply chain security.

Join hundreds of security professionals in Hong Kong to share experiences, ideas, and best practices with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. Connect with both public and private sector leaders from around the globe and discover how they are confronting today’s security challenges. The educational sessions will take place at the centrally located Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 4 – 5 February 2009. First-class educational sessions, case studies, panel discussions, keynote speeches, and networking events will be offered.


Mr. Henrique Sii-hong KOO Director of Operations, Senior Assistant Commissioner, Hong Kong Police Force

Mr. Stephen Selby, Director of Intellectual Property, Hong Kong Special Administration Region Government

Mr. Vincent H C Cheng, Chairman, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Director, HSBC Holdings PLC


ASIS invites you to support the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference as a sponsor/exhibitor. Sponsorship opportunities to maximize your company’s visibility at the event are still available. Both sponsor and exhibiting companies can benefit from preferential rates for delegate registration.

For more information about Sponsorship/Exhibit opportunities, please contact Aileen Tang from ASIS Asia-Pacific Bureau on +61 2 9006 1087 or email 

The last up-to-date information on the Asia-Pacific conference can be found here:

ASIS International Chapter 208 (UK) “Taking Chapter 208 to the Regions”
North West Regional Breakfast Briefing  

Venue: Norwich Union, The Chapel, Clifton Park Business Estate (just off Shipton Road), York YO30 5PA
Date: Thursday 23 October 2008

The Chairman and Committee of Chapter 208 invite you to an important regional briefing. These briefings are designed to engage with those members who may find it difficult to travel to other seminars, which are held more centrally, and to introduce prospective members to ASIS International. These briefing sessions will, I am sure, be highly useful and informative to those professions engaged in security risk management. We believe the agenda that has been put together by the organising team will stimulate valuable debate with those who are able to attend.

The event will commence at 07:00 and will run until 09.30. It will take the form of an informal intimate event and to keep your energy levels high a breakfast will be available.
Agenda and Speakers
07:00 – 07:30 Welcome – Tea & Coffee
07:30 – 07:35 Introductions and Housekeeping – Tim Hodges
07:35 – 07:55 The Physical/Mental Drivers to Criminal Behaviour
Denise Gurney – An internationally recognised authority on mind and body based therapies will talk about Psychological Sabotage Programmes – How We Want to be Good but Can’t
07:55 – 08:15 Breakfast
08:15 – 08:35 Background to Offenders and Key Pointers to be Aware of when Reviewing and Recruiting - Geoff Britland
08:35 – 08:55 Security Implications of Wireless Communication - Kathy Bennett
08:55 – 09:15 Career Development with ASIS Membership and Training - Andrew Ralston CPP PSP
09:15 – 09:20 A word from our Sponsor Norwich Union
09:20 – 09:30 Questions and Answers and close

Event Logistics
The event will be free of charge for ASIS members and will include breakfast, tea and coffee.  The charge for guests will be £20.

You should register your wish to attend via the booking form ASAP to avoid disappointment, as numbers will be limited. Only those registered will be provided access to the event. Those who book to attend and pull out at the last minute may be charged a cancellation fee.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Barrie Millett
Chairman - Chapter 208 Committee


Denise Gurney BA PGCE BRCP (energy med) RK
Denise worked as a volunteer practitioner with a Complementary Medicine Programme at the Feltham Young Offenders Prison in Middlesex. Feltham has a highly successful volunteer programme and at the time the Complementary Medicine Programme achieved great results – in spite of the opposition from some of the clinical staff in the medical unit.  Denise seemed to struggle there less than most of the other practitioners – there were counsellors, osteopaths and homeopaths apart from her. Professional Kinesiology Practice was used and had such great results that the officers would stop her in the corridors and ask for whatever it was the prisoners were getting! Offenders who had committed robbery, rape, gang violence and drugs were worked with and she considered obtaining such access a great privilege. Denise runs her own consulting company, Sustainable Self, from her base in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Geoff Britland Dip SW /CQSW , YISP/YOT officer
Geoff is an experienced probation officer, who carried out ground breaking drug rehabilitation work for the Home Office and is now part of a pioneering youth offending team in the North West. His understanding of youth and adult offending has been gained over many years in some of the most deprived parts of the North West of England.

Kathy Bennett
Kathy has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and her roles have included working as a programmer, systems analyst, diagnostician and project manager. In particular she worked as a Senior Systems Support Specialist for ICL for many years on compiler maintenance with special skills in both assembler and high-level languages. Kathy also has a special interest in Search Engine Optimization and the security aspects of IT. Kathy is the Managing Director of Gordon Bennett Technologies, an IT and Internet consultancy based in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Andrew Ralston CPP PSP
Andrew is a managing Consultant (Physical Security) in the Business Protection Division of the Aviva Group. His main activities are the with the Norwich Union business. He has progressed quickly with the company after his time in the services and ASIS training and certification has been a significant influence.

Sponsor of the meeting
Our sincere thanks to Norwich Union for their generous support in providing the venue and breakfast.

 ASIS International and the CSO Roundtable support CSO Summit 2008

Building on the success of the inaugural event held in Amsterdam last November, and supported by key industry groups and associations, MIS Training Institute’s CSO Summit will again bring together security directors from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East to tackle the most critical and strategic security challenges at the highest business level. The focus of this event, whoch will take place on 8-10 December 2008 in Geneva is on the protection of your organisation’s key assets – people, data and profitability and how you can elevate security to mitigate the latest world and business risks. 

Be inspired by international keynote speakers who will share critical security insights ranging from CBRNE2 scenarios for cities in Europe to privacy, identity, data leakage and security governance:
• Ambassador Fred Tanner, Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
• Dr Olivia Bosch, Director, International Security and Communications Ltd London & Former UN Weapons Inspector
• Dr Sally Leivesley, Managing Director, Newrisk Limited
• Earl of Erroll, House of Lords, UK
• Lady Olga Maitland, International Payments Consultant & Former CEO, International Association of Money Transfer Networks
• Jean-Pierre Méan, Vice-President, Transparency International Switzerland

Hear about real world security projects and innovative approaches from:

  •  Head of Aviation Security, Virgin Atlantic – non-negotiable security and threat management in the aviation sector
  • Global Head of IT Security, Novartis Pharma AG and Deputy Director Global Security & Compliance, TNT Express DHO – innovating and differentiating your security offering
  • Head, Systems Services Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria – securing critical infrastructure 
  • Director of Security Risk Management, Northern Region, Computer Sciences Corporation – securing outsourced and offshore operations
  • Group Head of Security, Prudential PLC. – showcasing a modern approach to corporate security and integrating political, physical and personal risk 
  • Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Ltd, UK – key case study and latest security news from Microsoft
  • Head of Corporate Security, Merck KGaA and Chief Audit Executive, Siberian Coal Energy Company & President, ACFE, Russia – measuring and setting up a security audit process
  • Chief Information Security Officer, Lloyd’s and Senior Security Advisor, United Nations – cyber-terrorism: a counter-strategy for business and government – can we ignore or deny it?
  • Group Security Director, British Telecom – security awareness, its all about you!
  • Director of Global Security, Cadbury Plc – tackling complex risk in today's globalised world within the framework of the strategic, operational and tactical levels of security
  • Chief Security Officer, Euroclear SA/NV – critical infrastructure and security integration

Five more great reasons to attend:
1. Be inspired by an unrivalled international speaker panel:
Practical insights by multi-national organisations; how are businesses protecting people, product, processes & profits? How are governments protecting critical infrastructure, cyber terrorism & public & private cooperation
2. Focused learning at specialist interactive roundtables: 
Benchmark strategy on: internal security investigations & managing information security risk
3. Stay on top of the enormous emerging security threats & trends:
Including hostage taking, kidnap, terrorism, extortion, organised crime networks, counterfeiting, espionage, hidden traps of conducting operations in a high risk environment & crisis management
4. Benchmark with peers from around the world at Europe’s premier gathering for security directors:
Exchange ideas with professionals with similar security challenges & network at dedicated receptions & dinners
5. Bring together your team to tackle security holistically across physical, operational & IT security, information risk, financial crime, anti-corruption, fraud prevention & investigation, business recovery & privacy security matters

For more information or to register, email

 Counter Terror Expo drives the debate on current and future terrorist threats 

Counter Terror Expo 2009 (CTX09) is coming to London’s prestigious QE11 Centre 10-11 February. Events including September 11, Bali, Madrid, the London Underground and Bus bombing and the Glasgow Airport attacks are still fresh in the mind, and the thwarted August 10 airliner bomb plot and failed London club-land attacks raise many questions over the state of preparedness to head off other potential terrorist outrage that may be in the planning stages.

“Counter Terror Expo 2009 comes at a time when the focus on preventing other such attacks is at an all time high,” explains Peter Jones, Event Director, CTX09. “Seventy-five of the world’s leading counter terrorism experts will therefore gather, in a city that has seen more than its fair share of terrorist atrocities, in informed debate and help to indentify measures to counter this continued threat.” 

Conference will be a multi-stream event including the following themes:

• CRITICAL COLLABORATION – The need to know the need to share
• PARTNER IN CRISIS - Joint approaches to large scale terrorist incidents
• SPECIFIC & EMERGING TERRORIST THREATS – Joint approaches in counter terrorism
• CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE – Transport, traffic & tourism
• FUTURE OUTCOMES – Prevention & preparation
• MANAGING THE INTERNATIONAL THREAT – Joint approaches in counter terrorism
• COMMAND & CONTROL – Rescue services, police, ambulance and military
• THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA – Before, During and After

The event will be supported by a series of workshops designed to provide a forum through which to explore the latest technological solutions available to combat the global terrorist threat. Themes covered will include:
• CCTV & Surveillance
• Perimeter Security & Intrusion Detection
• Human Factors & Training
• Information & Communication Systems
• CBRN Detection, Screening & Protection

An exhibition will also showcase the very latest specialist security products and solutions that form a crucial part in countering that terrorist menace. The exhibition already has over 100 companies committed to exhibiting including: Synetcis, Qioptiq, Hidden Technology, Remploy Frontline, Jackson Fencing, Rapiscan, Qinetiq, Smiths, Gunnebo, Allen Vanguard, and L3 to name a few

About Counter Terror Expo
Counter Terror Expo is a leading counter terrorism conference, workshop and exhibition event. Held in London, Counter Terror Expo brings the world’s leading terrorism experts together with other specialist practitioners and systems suppliers for two full days of informed debate, designed to facilitate an open exchange of views and drive forward solutions to counter the threat faced from international terrorism.

For more information visit or contact Nicola Greenaway, email: or call + 44 (0) 208 542 9090

Companies can now benchmark their security

Perpetuity Research and consultancy International Ltd, a spin-out company from the Univerecity of Leicester, has developed an onlihne benchmarkinbg tool to enable organisations to benchmark their security.

The tool - hosted on the Perpetuity website - is completely free of charge and easy to use.

Joe Greenan, Security, Health and Safety Manager of Allen and Overy said
"this tool will not only allow enterprises to benchmark their organisation against others in the industry, the common thread is that it will identify weaknesses and provide a structure for determining cost effective security priorities". 

John Hall, BMW Security Manager said of the tool:
"the benchmarking tool is without a doubt the most innovative security measuremeny software I have used. For a long time I have wanted to independently understand how succesful and effective our security systems, policies and procedures are. The security benchmarking tool has enabled me to individually score each element of BMW security and focus on areas that need improvement."

Professor Martin gill noted that:

"for a long time now companies have been saying that they do not know how goor, or bad, their security is. Here's a chance to find out."

To try out the tool visit

For further information please contact Professor Martin Gill on +44 (0) 47740284286 or

Be a Speaker in Montreux 2009!

You are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the ASIS International 8th European Security Conference in Montreux. This is your opportunity to shape the programme by sharing your knowledge and expertise with other security professionals from around the globe. The Cconference will cover the entire spectrum of security topics ranging from supply chain security, loss prevention, and piracy to terrorism, executive protection, intellectual property rights, and more. To submit an abstract, please visit:

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 October 2008.

Chateau de Chillon, Montreux

On the shore of Lake Geneva only one hour from the airport, Montreux is the ideal resort location for leisure and business travelers. The region is called the "Swiss Riviera" thanks to its mild microclimate and tropical vegetation. The outstanding Belle Epoque architecture includes deluxe and first-class hotels situated in a breathtaking environment enhanced by the lake, palm trees, vineyards, mountains, and glacier. The famous Casino Barrière de Montreux, fun theme parks, international festivals, wellness centers, and worldwide reputation make Montreux the perfect location for the ASIS European Security Conference.

For further information, please contact:

ASIS International European Bureau
Tel: +32 2 645 26 74
Fax: +32 2 645 26 71

Global Agenda

4-7 October 2008 - 4th Annual Retail Loss Prevention Europe - Central London, UK. Click here for more information

10-11 February 2009 - Counter Terror Expo 2009, QEII - London, UK -

4 June 2009 -TranSec World Expo 2009- RAI - Amsterdam, Netherlands -

Chapter and Certification Events

For the latest details visit the European agenda

17 November 2008 - Vienna (a full day event)

31 October 2008 - Exam training CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
31 October 2008 - Coaching CPP & PSP, Corsendonk (Belgium)
1 November 2008 - Exam CPP/PSP/ PCI, Corsendonk (Belgium)
20/21 November 2008 - Fall meeting (full day) at Corsendonk, B

All ASIS Benelux certification events take place at the Priory of Corsendonk, Oud Turnhout, Belgium. Training sessions are organised by the Security College, contact: Mr Joop Verdonk CPP.


9 October 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact  
26 November 2008 - Members meeting, location tbd - contact


5 February 2009 - General assembly and members meeting, location tbd - contact


31 October 2008 - chapter meeting
1 November 2008 - CPP, PSP exams - Paris (unique site in front of the Eiffel Tower! Contact Sylvan Ravinet, PSP, certifications VP:
19 December 2008 - chapter meeting

To attend a chapter meeting and meet us when visiting Paris: contact:  (both French and English presentations are given) All meetings take place in the Paris region

November 2008 - Chaptermeeting, location tbd - contact

30 October 2008 - Chapter meeting / educational sessions
1 November 2008 - we intend to facilitate CPP and PCI Examinations. We also intend to hold two study days to assist candidates with examination preparation - candidates are welcome please contact John Mulligan CPP
28 November 2008 - AGM followed by lunch

27 November 2008 - Christmas meeting with Lutefisk, Location TBD -

2 October 2008 - Recruiting security, Stockholm - contact  
23 October 2008 - Transport security, Gothenburg
1 November 2008 - CPP,PSP,PCI Exam, Stockholm - contact  
22 November 2008 - Investigation, skills and tools, Stockholm - contact
4 December 2008 - Pub evening networking, Stockholm - contact

Exams will take place at the Företagsuniversitetet, Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please contact Mr Klas Nilsson CPP PSP PCI  

5 November 2008 - 5 November 2008 Fachmeeting V/08, 18.15 Francis Dáddario, Vice President of Starbucks Coffee Partner and Asset Protection, „Return on Security Investment“ Zürich, Switzerland Hotel Widder
3 December 2008 - European Advisory Council Meeting - Montreux (by invitation only)
4 Decemner 2008 - Montreux Programme Committee meeting - Montreux (by invitation only)

United Kingdom
23 October 2008 - Taking Chapter 208 to the Regions” North West Regional Breakfast Briefing, York  -  contact
1 November 2008 - CPP and PSP Certification Exams, Streatley, Berks - Contact  
20 November 2008 - Winter Seminar and AGM, BAT HQ, London - contact

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


Be a sponsor of the 8th European Security Conference in Montreux

Download the sponsorship prospectus or contact the European Bureau for more information.


Updated links and resources page on

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 

For any queries on ASIS European events, membership, benefits, resources, collateral or certification, do not hesitate to contact the European Bureau.

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Tel: +32 2 645 26 74
Fax:+32 2 645 26 71

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- Unrivalled networking opportunities with more than 36,000 of your industry peers.
- Up-to-date information, including industry best practices, new technologies, and emerging trends.
- Complimentary subscription to Security Management magazine, the leading security industry publication.
- Opportunities to build a professional reputation and credentials.
- Tailored professional development programs to fit your specific career goals.
- Advocacy of the security industry to the government and business communities.
- Board-certified, professional designations.
- Members-only access to new career opportunities in security management.
- Access to more than 300 peer-reviewed, security-related publications.
- Discounts on program and Seminar registration, merchandise, and certification programs.

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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.

Barcelona in Review
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