September 2010 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 71st 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 – Last Chance to Contribute to the ASIS International 10th European Security Conference (deadline for submissions 30 September 2010)       

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. These conferences will cover the entire spectrum of security topics ranging from hotel security, loss prevention, and maritime piracy to terrorism, executive protection, intellectual property rights, and more.

The ASIS International 10th European Security Conference will take place on 3-6 April 2011 in Vienna, Austria.

Please note that the deadline for submissions is 30 September 2010.

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ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certification Receives University Recognition             

ASIS International announced that Buckinghamshire New University has recognised the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification as a component of its Certificate in Security Management. Students will have thereafter the possibility to advance studies towards their MSc in Business Continuity, Security & Emergency Management.

David Cresswell CPP PSP, Chair of the European Education Subcommittee of ASIS International said: “The recognition of the CPP by Buckinghamshire New University demonstrates that the ASIS certification constitutes an invaluable tool in assessing security professionals’ skills.”

Baroness Henig, Chair of the UK Government’s Security Industry Authority, added: “The formal education of individuals, both those already working in security-related roles and those newly starting their career, is one way in which the industry can continue to move forward and maintain its aim to drive up standards and so create a better and safer environment for the public. Creating functional and successful security university courses contributes to the continuing development of a modern security industry, and it is encouraging to see this being achieved through the work of various educational institutions. Degree and postgraduate-level security courses demonstrate to the general public the level of professionalism to be found in the industry and how seriously the security industry takes the development of its employees.”

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20 Years of Success for Chapter 197 Sweden                                              

U.S. Ambassador in Sweden Matthew Barzun, ASIS President Joseph Bob Granger CPP and Chapter Treasurer Lars Zetterström CPP at Skydd2010

During September 14-17 the Scandinavian Security Exhibit Skydd2010 in Stockholm, attracted 14550 people visiting 300 exhibitors. There were 60 seminars attended by 350 people. ASIS Sweden recruited just over 50 new members. ASIS President Joseph Granger CPP, ASIS Treasurer Eduard Emde CPP, SRVP Godfried Hendriks CPP and Mr Robert Hulshouser CPP from Las Vegas visited the Exhibits and banquet.

On September 15th ASIS Sweden celebrated its 20 year anniversary at the Skydd-banquet with 800 guests; ASIS President Bob Granger held a much appreciated speech about ASIS followed by dinner and entertainment by leading musicians.

To commemorate the history of the Swedish chapter, Klas Nilsson CPP PSP PCI and Hans Wermdalen CPP wrote the book ASIS International Sweden 1990-2010. It contains a brief history ASIS International’s early years, the 20 year history of ASIS Sweden and major events that have changed the methods of security and a few interviews and short stories by ASIS members.

ASIS International Sweden 1990-2010 - a historical document of the association which has promoted the security profession nationally and internationally for 20 years. Written by Hans Wermdalen, CPP and Klas Nilsson CPP, PSP, PCI, CFE, CISM, CPOI.

Facts: 148 pages, softcover, ISBN: 987-91-633-7234-6, Language: Swedish, Price: 247 SEK

By Per Lundkvist CPP, PSP, PCI - Regional Vice President - Region 26

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ASIS International European Advisory Council Appoints Subcommittee Chairmen and Representatives   

The ASIS International European volunteer leadership meets twice a year (and has a bimonthly teleconference) in the European Advisory Council (EAC) to align the strategy of the European region with the ASIS International Strategic Plan, while at the same time adapting it to the specific European requirements. The EAC consists of the appointed European volunteer leaders and is complemented by selected experts and observers.

The subcommittee chairmen and representatives work with their corresponding chapter representatives to join forces in achieving the objectives in their particular area.

The following volunteers have been appointed:
• David Cresswell CPP PSP : Chairman of the European Education Subcommittee
• Alessandro Lega CPP: European Convergence Representative
• Antoine Minot : European Young Professional Representative
• Berndt Rif CPP: Chairman of the European Council Activities Subcommittee
• Thomas Tidiks CPP: European CSO Roundtable Representative
• Klaus Tipsmark: European Law Enforcement Liaison Representative
• Joop Verdonk CPP: European Standards & Guidelines Representative
The EAC would like to thank them for volunteering and wish them success with attaining their goals. The assistance of chapter volunteer leadership/representatives and other members are highly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to contact Peter French CPP (Chairman of the European Advisory Council) or Godfried Hendriks CPP (Senior Regional Vice President Europe) for more information.

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

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Bahrain

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

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 visit the event website for more information.

US Asks EU to Up Cyber Security                                                                    

The US has urged the EU to make cyber security a larger priority as Washington begins to up the ante on its own defences.

Deputy Defence Secretary William Lynn said in Brussels that the transatlantic partners should revive their Cold War alliance in fending off threats to network security in the Western world.

"The alliance has a crucial role to play in extending a blanket of security over our networks," Lynn said.

Lynn urged NATO to build a cybershield to protect the transatlantic alliance from network threats, in particular threats to its military and economic resources.


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5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference to Take Place in Kuala Lumpur, 05-07 December 2011                                                      

The 5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference to Take Place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 05-07 December 2011.

The call for presentations is now open. 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.

Deadline for submission: 11 April 2011

Please visit the event website for more information.

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, of the ASIS Asia-Pacific Con of the ASIS Middle East Security Conference offers you a great opportunity to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of your brand, products, and services among key decision makers in these regions.

Review and select from an extensive list of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities:
10th ASIS International European Security Conference
2nd ASIS International Middle East Security Conference
5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference

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, please contact: ASIS International European Bureau - Tel: +32 2 645 26 74 - Fax: +32 2 645 26 71 -,

For further information on the Asia-Pacific Security Conference, please contact: ASIS International Asia-Pacific Bureau - Tel: +61 2 8211 2712 - Fax: +61 2 8211 0555 -

Review of the ASIS Chapter 208 Breakfast Briefing held at the Imperial war Museum North, 12 August 2010                                             

The War Museum was an excellent venue with a first class restaurant for the attendees to be greeted with a hearty northern breakfast bap prior to the meeting.

Paul Keeling, Chief Executive of Senate Training gave a lively and interesting talk about the need for security standards and the implications of the Authorised Economic Operator scheme which could become mandatory. The World Customs Organisation is implementing an audit system that will rank organisations on their security credentials and this includes their supply chain.

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is now introducing audits throughout the UK and one member in the audience felt that the hurdles his company had to overcome were unnecessarily autocratic with the auditor not advising on the particular aspect needing improvement. Paul explained the major benefits of being a validated company are: better securing assets and speeding goods through the supply chain.

Heather Hobden, Director of Icon Business Solutions, kept the attention of all with a factual and at times quizzical look at the financial implications of security and the lack of it. In the US 30% of businesses fail due to a lack of security. A small and medium sized enterprise (SME) is 35 times more likely to become a crime victim. A study in 2000 found that the cost of security is 25 times less than the cost of losses.

The suggestion was made that in order to credibly sell the security option, the whole company should be much more sales aware and concentrate on listening to customers and understanding their needs. Research has shown that 80% of sales are made after the 8th contact and that 68% of customers change suppliers because of a perceived indifference-not because of quality or price.

ASIS Chapter 208 greatly appreciates the organising and sponsorship of the event by Richard Bailey, MD of Advance Security (Advance also provide the security personnel for the museum).

If you can host a breakfast briefing and/or have suggestions for a topic and speaker please let me know.

By Tim Hodges CPP PSP
Access Ability (UK) Ltd

MEPs Call for 'Better' EU-US Security After Dutch Arrests                        

Flaws in the US anti-terror system exposed by the recent arrest in Amsterdam of two suspected terrorists flying from Chicago pushed MEPs from the two main parties in the European Parliament to ask for "better" rather than "more" security checks ahead of a crucial new round of negotiations between the EU and the US over Passenger Name Records (PNRs).

"What happened in Schiphol should be put under serious consideration at the highest level," said Italian MEP Salvatore Iacolino (European People's Party), Vice-President of the European Parliament's committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs.

According to reports, two Yemeni men are currently being held by Dutch police on suspicion of having carried out a so-called 'dry-run' to test security systems as part of a possible terrorist plot.


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Danish Chapter News: Prioritising Recruitment                                          

What’s needed to run a successful recruitment meeting? An idea, outreach, focus on relevance, follow-up and the glue for all these is time.

At the beginning of 2010, the ASIS Danish Chapter Chairman John Arnoldus (Nestlé) laid out a three-prong strategy of recruiting, education and profiling. These three components compliment each other. He pointed out that “Our success depends on our ability to attract new members, to make sure that members find that they are looking for - get a return on invest - and have the opportunity to engage and interact with other business partners.”

The Danish chapter had traditionally focused on companies and individuals from the Copenhagen area. With the new recruiting strategy came a new focus on other areas of Denmark. Joergen Munk (Siemens Wind Power) joined the Board with the specific task of improving recruitment from these areas. Mr. Munk wanted to work on getting answers to questions like: “How can we improve and secure that our members benefit from ASIS? What can ASIS do and offer their members in key areas like networking?”

By Tanya Spencer
Danish Chapter Board Member

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Belgian MPs Call For Improved Security in EU Quarter                              

Three Belgian Liberal MPs have called for "significantly" increased security around the European quarter in Brussels.

They say feelings of "insecurity" in the area have reached such a scale that higher-profile policing is "vitally" necessary.

One of the parliamentarians, Denis Ducarme, said many people who live and work in the area, roughly stretching from Place Luxembourg to Schuman, had complained about a lack of police presence and a "feeling of insecurity".

He said many of the problems reported to police related to relatively minor incidents, such as pick pocketing and car crime but there had also been cases of muggings and threats of violence.

He said that if Belgium wants to keep the EU institutions, including Parliament, and other related bodies in the city "it must provide adequate security".


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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)

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Parliament and Governments Block EU Patent                                            

Seven EU countries and the European Parliament have told the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that the European Commission's plans for a single patent court are unacceptable. The move leaves Europe deeply divided on an issue that goes to the heart of efforts to boost innovation and competitiveness.

Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Spain have all lined up to argue against the Commission's plans, insisting they are at odds with EU law.

At an ECJ hearing in May, Spain – which held the rotating EU presidency – and the European Parliament argued that the Commission's proposal was inadmissible, branding it "premature and incomplete," sources said.


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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 Annual Seminar and Exhibits (to be held in Dallas, Oct. 12-15), 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 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.

Invitation for all Europeans Attending ASIS 2010 in Dallas                       

Many Europeans cross the ocean in October to attend the ASIS 2010 Annual Seminar & Exhibits from October 12 to 15. It is always nice to meet fellow European security professionals when overseas and there are two locations/occasions that are definitively worth mentioning.

The first is the International Lounge in the exhibition centre (please find the exact location in your catalogue).

Additionally, we would like to invite you to come to the ASIS Foundation/Dinner on Thursday October 14th. The Benelux Chapter is taking the lead by planning their traditionally well attended and always enjoyable Benelux Dinner at the ASIS Foundation Event. However, all other Europeans are also encouraged to attend the Foundation Event which will take place within short walking distance from the conference centre:

Texas BBQ at Eddie Deen's
Proceeds to benefit the ASIS Foundation

Thursday, October 14, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sign up today! Ticketed event, $65 per person.

Please click here for more.


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.

Check out 2010 top performers
Individual members
Chapters net percent
Chapters net number

Get Started
1. Read the Rules and Regulations.
2. Check out the Recruiter Kit.
3. Start recruiting!
Questions? Check out the FAQs.

CPP, PCI, and PSP Certification Classroom Reviews Set for Dallas      

For those considering ASIS board certification or those who are actively preparing—an ASIS certification classroom review is one of the most productive tools available. Take advantage of the added convenience of attending a program in the days proceeding ASIS 2010 in Dallas. LEARN MORE

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

Calling All Foursomes – Register for the ASIS Foundation Golf Classic

Registration is now open for the ASIS Foundation’s 14th Annual Golf Classic in Dallas on Monday, October 11. Make plans to arrive early for ASIS 2010 and take advantage of this outstanding networking event. Play and support the important work of the ASIS Foundation. LEARN MORE

Global Agenda                                                                                                       

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

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 - Manama, Bahrain

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

05-07 December 2011 - 5th ASIS International Asia-Pacific Conference - 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, of the 10th European Security Conference and of the 5th Asia-Pacific Security Conference

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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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.
Schedule Your 2010 Professional Development Now!
A comprehensive calendar of programs has been established for this year as well as for 2011. Plan ahead to get ahead.

New Webinars Organised for this fall 
Industry experts host live events that are short, engaging, and to the point. Participate by yourself or with a group, ask questions, make comments, and provide insight. $99.00 ASIS Members | $129.00 Non-Members

October 13: Third in a three-part "Building a Resilient Organization" webinar series - Auditing for Improvement

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

Webinar Archive
One of the ways ASIS delivers the latest information on relevant, newsworthy topics is with webinars. Each live program is recorded and offered for sale through the ASIS Bookstore. Click here to access a complete list of recent recordings.

Pre-Seminar Intensives and Industry Tours
Ever wonder what the Cowboys Stadium looks like behind the scenes? Curious about the unique challenges faced by the Dallas police department? Are you good at reading between the lines of verbal and written statements? Make arrangement now to arrive in Dallas a few days early so you can take advantage of the Pre-Seminar Intensives and Industry Tours. There are ten to choose from.

Pre-Seminar Intensives
October 10-11, 2010
The Successful Security Consultant
Detecting Deception in Verbal and Written Statements

Pre-Seminar Intensives
October 11, 2010
NEW Soft Target: Resources for Protecting Your Property
Beyond the Basics: Next Steps for Protecting Faith-based Organisations
Facility Security Assessment and Initial Conceptual Design
The Reality of Threat Assessment and Response
Women in Security
Young Professionals

Pre-Seminar Industry Tours
October 11, 2010
Dallas Cowboy Stadium
Dallas Police Department
 ASIS Bookstore
You can now purchase ASIS-published books for Kindle, Amazon’s wireless reading device, from the Kindle Store on Kindle’s revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper. The books may be purchased wirelessly right from your device, allowing you to click, buy, and start reading within a minute. Kindle holds hundreds of titles and every book you purchase is backed up online in Your Media Library in case you ever need to download it again. The Kindle Store offers these ASIS titles: Career Opportunities in Security for 99 cents; ASIS Disaster Preparation Guide for 99 cents; Casino Surveillance and Security: 150 Things You Should Know for $65.; Emergency Planning Handbook for $43.; Protecting Schools and Universities from Terrorism for $43.; Implementing Physical Protection Systems for $43.; Detecting Forgery in Fraud Investigations for $9.99; and Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship for $9.99.


 In 2010, your ASIS membership will be more important than ever before. Renew now!
Connections + Networking + Information + Professional Development + Industry Credentials + Advocacy = ASIS membership. This is the formula for success in 2010.

Schedule Your 2010 Professional Development Now!

 A comprehensive calendar of programs has been established for this year. Plan ahead to get ahead.

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