81st Edition - September 2011

In This Issue 

Last Chance to Contribute to the Programme of ASIS Europe 2012 (Deadline: 15 September 2011) 


Have You Made Your Plans to Attend ASIS 2011? If Not, There's Still Time 


Registration Open for ASIS Foundation Events at ASIS 2011 


ASIS Foundation Event for European Chapters at ASIS 2011 


ASIS International Member is Named Vice President of the International Union of Architects


ASIS International Meeting in Moscow - 15-16 August 2011


Register to Attend CPP, PCI, and PSP Certification Reviews at ASIS 2011

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

Security Convergence Makes Business Sense


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


 ENISA Maritime Cyber Security Workshop - Brussels, 28 September 2011


Mark Your Calendar for CSO Roundtable Events 


EU External Border Fund to Allocate €370 Million to Member States in 2012 


Registration Open for Wharton ASIS Programme for Security Executives


ASIS European Security Convergence Survey


Join ASIS Now and Save!


 Germany Criticises Danish Border Control Plans


Web Security: EU Cyber-Security Agency ENISA Flags Security Fixes for New Web Standards/HTML5


New Research Proposals Sought for Foundation's CRISP Report Series 


ASIS Foundation Annual Chapter Giving Campaign Underway


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


Have you Downloaded Your Free Standards and Guidelines? 


Get Social With ASIS 


 2011 International Student Writing Competition Subjects Set


Global Agenda 


Professional Development 


Chapter and Certification Events.  

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a1Last Chance to Contribute to the Programme of ASIS Europe 2012 (Deadline: 15 September 2011)


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Don't miss your last chance to contribute to the programme of the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition! The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2011.


The ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012. It 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. In addition, the conference will feature 3 keynote presentations.

On Tuesday 16 April, an evening reception organised by the UK Chapter of ASIS International will take place at the House of Commons. More information on this event that needs to be booked separately will follow soon.


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.

Abstracts on all security related topics are welcome. Topics of particular 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.


Abstracts for presentations can be submitted through www.asisonline.org/london. Presentation slots are 50 minutes and should include time for Q&A. Only English-language presentations will be accepted. 

Vendors seeking opportunities to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of their brand, products, or services can access the event webpage or contact the EMEA bureau of ASIS International for more information.

a2Have You Made Your Plans to Attend ASIS 2011? If Not, There's Still Time


Logo OrlandoThe industry is getting ready for Orlando for the most important security event of the year that will take place on 19-22 September 2011. Will you be there too?


Here's all the information you'll need to join us.


Register for the full conference, one day, or just the exhibit hall. See options. Exhibits-only registration is FREE in advance (after September 16, there is a $75 fee for non-members.)


Book your hotel arrangements through the official ASIS Housing Bureau with one easy call. (After 24 August, rates and availability will be limited.)

+1.972.349.7452 (outside U.S./Canada) or make your reservations online.


Visit the hotel and travel section on the ASIS 2011 website for hotel reservations plus all your destination information including a section for travellers from outside the United States.


Welcome to Orlando. Visit this link for information on the many attractions the area has to offer. Specially-priced Disney theme park tickets are also available.


Remote airline check-in for your return flight with Bags. No need to haul your luggage or stand in line at the airport to check in. Visit the Bags check in desk at the Orange County Convention Center and they can check your luggage and provide your boarding pass. Click here for details.


Personalise your show experience with the Online Planner and ASIS mobile.

· Plan your session schedule.

· Search for companies, products, and services.

· Pre-book appointments with exhibitors.

· Learn about breaking ASIS news and show specials.

· Access a live Twitter feed and more.


Register now. And remember, exhibits-only registration is free in advance, $75 for non-members after 16 September. .

a3Registration Open for ASIS Foundation Events at ASIS 2011

Make plans to mix a bit of business with a bit of pleasure at ASIS Foundation events in Orlando this September. Start off by playing in the annual ASIS Foundation Golf Tournament and make your last night at ASIS 2011 a memorable one at the ASIS Foundation's Night at B.B. Kings. Both events serve to raise funds for our programmes and to build awareness for the Foundation's mission. Sponsorships are also available for both events!

a4ASIS Foundation Event for European Chapters at ASIS 2011

The ASIS International Benelux Chapter is always well represented at the ASIS International Annual Seminar & Exhibits. Every year, between 25 and 40 members of the chapter cross the Atlantic from BElgium, the NEtherlands and LUXembourg to attend the ASIS International Annual Seminar & Exhibits. For many years, the members (and the spouses that travelled with them) meet and have dinner on the Wednesday evening. Making arrangements hasn't been always easy, as it can be quite a large group. But the gathering has always been very enjoyable since everyone has a bit more time to catch up than during chapter events.


Last year, the Benelux members decided to hold the Benelux Dinner at the ASIS Foundation Texas BBQ at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Downtown Dallas. The volunteer leaders and members very much appreciate the research and other activities from the ASIS Foundation and saw this as an excellent opportunity to support the work of the Foundation while having fun at the same time.


Around 30 members attended the Benelux Dinner at the Foundation BBQ, which was a huge success. The Foundation provided the group with reserved tables so there was a 'Benelux corner' in the hall. Don't think that the Benelux crowd only sat in their corner, however. There was enough interaction with friends from other countries, but it was just great to have our 'own' spot. Besides supporting the Foundation, it also took away the usual hassle of selecting a venue, making reservations, sharing the bill at the end of the dinner, et cetera.


For ASIS 2011, the Benelux Chapter has again reserved several tables for dinner, this year at the ASIS Foundation Event at the BB Kings Blues Club on Wednesday evening September 21st. The event is promoted in the Benelux Newsletter, by an e-mail message to all members, an invitation/event on the LinkedIn Benelux Chapter Group, and by word of mouth. No one from the Benelux who travels to Orlando would want to miss it!


Eclectic pieces of folk art portray musical icons adorn the backdrop, the aroma of spicy gumbo and dry rubbed ribs float through the air to set the tone, and boisterous musical notes drift from the stage define the atmosphere. We invite you to spend an incredible evening with friends-old and new-at the ASIS Foundation's Night at B.B. Kings. Indulge yourself in great Southern comfort food fused with flavours from around the globe, cold drinks, and energetic music. Make your last night at ASIS 2011 a memorable one and lend your support to the work of the ASIS Foundation...it's all good for the soul!


Tickets for the event are US $85 per person, which includes food and beverages. Register to attend this event along with your ASIS 2011 general attendance registration. As an alternative, you can purchase tickets at ASIS Registration at the Orange County Convention Center or at the entrance to the BB King Blues Club on Wednesday evening. Just make sure that the amount of people from your group and the name of the group are shared with Barbara Buzzell at the ASIS Foundation so your tables can be reserved.

By Godfried Hendriks, CPP
Senior Regional Vice President - Europe

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a5ASIS International Member is Named Vice President of the International Union of Architects


Architect Thomas Vonier FAIA RIBA CPP, Regional Vice President for ASIS International Region 25 (Europe), will become a Vice President and member of the bureau directing the International Union of Architects (Union Internationale des Architectes - UIA) in Paris.


Established in 1948, the UIA represents the professional organisation of architects in 124 countries and territories, encompassing some 1.3 million architects worldwide.


Vonier will take the elected office this fall during the UIA World Congress in Tokyo, Japan.  His responsibilities will include UIA Region III, which extends from North to South America and includes portions of the Caribbean. 


An architect with a practice concentrated on security planning and design, Vonier is the first member of ASIS International to serve with the UIA.

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a6ASIS International Meeting in Moscow - 15-16 August 2011

From left to right: Bob Hulshouser, Victor Budanov, Jeff Spivey and Hans Wermdalen

Hans Wermdalen, CPP from Sweden took the initiative for an ASIS International meeting in Moscow on 15-16 August 2011. This meeting followed a first visit to Russia in 1992 of the People-to-people/ASIS security delegation headed by Jeff Burke, former DG NSA, which was hosted by Victor Budanov, former GRU general. Besides Hans Wermdalen, CPP and Victor Budanov, two other participants from the 1992 meeting attended the 2011 meeting too: Bob Hulshouser, CPP and Jeff Spivey, CPP PSP.


The ASIS International Russian Chapter is chaired by Victor´s son Dmitry Budanov, who arranged for an interesting programme in the beautiful Ukraine Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. The speakers included ASIS International President-Elect Eduard Emde, CPP; former ASIS International President Jeff Spivey, CPP PSP; Chairman of the EAC Peter French, CPP; and ASIS International, Russian Chapter Chairman Dmitry Budanov. Other speakers were William Hopkirk of Control Risks Group, Glenn Schoen of G4S Risk Advisory and Andrey Novikov of Ernst & Young CIS.


Many compliments and thanks to Dmitry Budanov and Olessia Abramenko for the enjoyable and flawless organisation of the whole event. Thanks to Oleg Popov of Elite Security for taking care of the transfers and sponsoring the dinner and river cruise. Thanks to Hans Wermdalen for taking the initiative.

By Godfried Hendriks, CPP
Senior Regional Vice President - Europe

a7Register to Attend CPP, PCI, and PSP Certification Reviews at ASIS 2011

Make plans now to attend a one and a half-day ASIS certification classroom review in the days prior to ASIS 2011 in Orlando. Led by experienced, ASIS certified instructors, these programs offer insights into terms and concepts that may be encountered on the CPP, PCI, and PSP exams. A practice exam is also administered at the conclusion of the program. Register to attend a review along with your ASIS registration at www.asis2011.org. Learn more about these programs, as well as other certification review options here.

a8Registration 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)

40 USD

40 USD



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.

a9Security Convergence Makes Business Sense


Sylvan Ravinet, CPP, CISSP, CBCI, PSP has been recently interviewed on security convergence by A & S Italy magazine in his quality of member of the ASIS International European Convergence Subcommittee. Sylvan is Associate Director of Gambade Management, a consulting and training firm; and is the former President of the French Chapter of ASIS International.


Referring to your personal knowledge and experience, could you please define what you mean by "Security Convergence"?


In my opinion, Security Convergence is the grouping and sharing of human thinking, communication, processes, tools and all resources towards better security in our businesses and organisations. That means all participants in the company, business as well as security experts, managers and staff, even contractors; work in an aligned fashion for better security risk management and providing appropriate attitudes and responses. It is the end of out-dated practices like having the physical security expert and IT security expert each defending their own perimeter with non-coordinated practices. It is also the end of having other support functions like facilities management (e.g. with construction or maintenance) and HR (e.g. with the recruiting and dismissal processes) defending their own prerogatives, as all of this includes areas of overlap as well as grey areas. One other attitude is required: security opens up and becomes more transparent. There is no more security as a black box function in the company. The benefits are clear for any business, regardless of its size or activity: economies of scale with a single budget for all security-related initiatives, a more controlled position regarding risk taken by the business at all levels of responsibility, and overall more motivated managers and staff, providing more opportunities for decisions, projects or actions that drive real business value.


Which are the necessary steps to move towards this convergence?


Within any company, although no company has taken this ideal path exactly, we have noticed from our consulting practice that all starts with a decision from the company's top leadership. This often comes from an external driver like a security breach, a budgetary issue, or a shareholder's decision, after which opportunities of improvement may be found by an external evaluation. Then the answer is a bit more complex than simply finding a new right candidate for the position of "converged" corporate security manager - a 5-legged sheep, still very rare in the job candidate's market.


This top management decision for change has to be developed into action plans by multi-disciplinary workshops, involving all experts in security regardless of department including close ties with the risk management function (when it is a separate function) and business management. A common lexicon will clarify all terms used in the convergence projects and activities (how do you know you have the same basic definition of "risk" and "security" as your colleagues?) and a set of presentation slides may be written to spread the word to the managers and staff. It is important so share a common methodology for security risk management. Security is not only the security department's job, it's everyone responsibility, and the first driver to security is business sense and practical sense.


However the security department may have to restructure in part in order to offer one single point of contact (this could be a hotline), a clear catalogue of services, define its own processes, quality management system (see ISO 9001) and lead several company-wide processes (including Business Impact Analysis and asset management, Business Continuity Management, Identity Access Management) and help the business with a liaison for projects, managerial guides and internal consulting for the business processes to become more resilient regardless of any incident or threat. Specific training may be needed, as well as a series of common exercises with progressively growing scope and scale, bringing everyone to the same level of awareness and competence while improving the defined processes and documents.


Which is the present degree of development of this process in France?


This process is not standardised yet and takes various forms in the field. As of now, the convergence initiatives are more developed in headquarters than in branches and regional sites. Some sites abroad (e.g. USA, UK, Asia, Switzerland) seem to have adopted a more converged way of doing business. At a major bank, fraud prevention has led to even more weight being given to IT security management, for example in the Identity Access Management (IAM) projects, where physical security was not even consulted. At another major bank, convergence was initiated by the BCP leadership, leading process-based, IT and facilities management initiatives. In one major energy player, converged security is led by the Corporate security function, which defines policies and management guidelines but the implementation is left to the branches and to the support functions (IT, facilities management, HR). In another player in the same industry, Corporate security and IT security are led by two managers who communicate very regularly and report to the business in a common committee. In this particular organisation the Corporate security function occupies a more senior level than IT security and has the ear of the most senior management. In other industries, Corporate security management still often works in the darkness (mostly unknown by business leaders) and IT security as well as corporate security are still widely perceived as business blockers instead of enablers.


In Italy, only an élite of security managers is "thinking convergent". Do you think it's the right time to generate momentum on this topic? Aren't we anticipating the time?


It is more than the time to "think convergent". Security convergence makes business sense, so it will be adopted quickly by every company, small or large, that truly aspires to lead its market. On top of that, security leaders who adopt this approach and who will train themselves, if needed, by gaining wide professional recognition by international certifications like the CPP from ASIS International, the CISM by ISACA or the BCI Certificate by the Business Continuity Institute, even several of these designations if possible, will have a strong foundation ahead of the others in their career management and in the job market. If we want to be players in these fields, we, as Europeans should rush to take these certifications as they are internationally recognised de-facto standards. As business accelerates and surprising events happen internationally every month or week, it will not be very long before most international companies adopt this approach and redesign their processes.


How long will it take to reach at least the first goal in the convergence process development?

With the recent worldwide financial crisis, which could still lead to a strong economic turndown in Europe, with more attention given by the public to sound business decisions, more business leaders will question the efficiency of their Corporate and IT security programmes. This is the driver. Having a budget must be justified, and every line thoroughly explained or simply deleted. Security must provide its "Return On Investment" metric, open-up and explain how it works, that translates into a less risky stance towards threats and incidents faced by the company. Being convergent will be natural in startups and small businesses, if aware, whereas, in larger organisations, several generations of managers will be required to reach full deployment and alignment. In most companies, starting with a pilot program, the first results should be seen within less than a year.


Source: A&S Italy

a10Be 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

a11ENISA Maritime Cyber Security Workshop - Brussels, 28 September 2011

Critical infrastructure in the maritime sector sustains services and the movement of vital goods. This includes energy (transportation of oil and gas) and food.  These transports are so crucial that their unavailability or delays in their supply chain may adversely affect the well-being of any Member State population.

  • 22 Member States with maritime border manage more than 1.200 sea ports supporting the maritime sector activity.
  • Three major European seaports (i.e. Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp) accounted in 2010 for 8% of overall world traffic volume, representing over 27,52 Million-TEUs.
  • Additionally, these seaports handled more than 50% of the entire European waterborne foreign container trade.
  • The main European seaports carried in 2009 17,2% of the international exports and 18% of the imports, the European economy is consequently critically dependent upon the maritime movement of cargo and passengers.
  • Around 90% of EU external trade and more than 43% of the internal trade take place via maritime routes. Industries and services belonging to the maritime sector, contribute between 3 and 5 % of EU Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and maritime regions produce more than 40 % of Europe's GDP.
  • Securing the critical infrastructure of the maritime sector and the movement of vital goods has become a priority and area of concern for the key European stakeholders, including the European Commission, Member State governments and the main actors from the private sector.

In this context, ENISA took the lead in analysing the key ICT dependencies and cyber security aspects relevant for the maritime sector and organises a workshop in Brussels on 28 September 2011 (deadline to register: 23 September) to engage all relevant stakeholders.


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

a12Mark 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 CSO track at the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida. This programme will feature private sessions with Jeb Bush and Vicente Fox. Sessions, led by senior security executives from some of the world's largest companies, will look at public/private collaborations during a crisis; social media risks and rewards; becoming trusted advisor to the CSO; how global changes in corporate liability put companies and executives at risk; and what the revolutions in the Middle East will mean to multinationals in the near and long terms. This programme is available for free for CSO Roundtable members, and for an additional charge for eligible members of the Roundtable.


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a13EU External Borders Fund to Allocate €370 Million to Member States in 2012

The Commission proposed to allocate €370.1 million to Member States for actions in the field of border management and visa policy in 2012.This envelope will be available under the External Borders Fund to support investments in Member States and non-EU countries participating in Schengen, in particular those most affected by increased migratory pressures.
Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Home Affairs


"The available support by the External Borders Fund will significantly increase in 2012. The proposed allocation is a concrete example of EU solidarity in action and will help enhancing border security and visa management", said Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs.


A total envelope of €370.1 million will be distributed in 2012 to Member States and associated countries for improving the security at the EU's external borders. The amount allocated to national programmes (€321.9 million) will increase by 35 % compared to 2011. The rest will go to transnational actions and actions of interest to the EU (€22.2 million), specific actions at specific border sections (€10 million) and the special transit scheme for Russian citizens travelling to Kaliningrad through Lithuania (€16 million).


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a14Registration 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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a15ASIS European Security Convergence Survey

The ASIS European Advisory Council Security Convergence Subcommittee have prepared a one page questionnaire which seeks to determine how many medium to large enterprises are operating or working towards a converged security strategy in their organisations.


Security convergence, where more than one security and risk function combine or work more closely together, has been growing over the past few years and we know there is much interest from ASIS members in what other companies are doing. This short survey seeks to find some answers and the results will be published through ASIS.


The data will be analysed strictly anonymously by the survey team* who are also asking a similar set of questions of the IT Security community who are members of ISACA.  If you would like a copy of the resulting wider analysis when it is available then please provide your email address at the end of the survey. The surveys are treated anonymously and (if you provide it) your email address will NOT be linked to the survey data.

The deadline to complete the survey is 30 September 2011.


Please follow this link for the survey.


By Alessandro Lega, CPP, Chair, ASIS European Advisory Council Security Convergence Subcommittee



*The survey team consists of volunteers from the consultancy firms of  Incoming Thought and Security Faculty who are researchers in the theme of convergence. We thank them for their assistance.

a16Join ASIS Now and Save!

The 2011 Member-Get-A-Member has been extended until 30 December 2011. View individual and chapter net percent and net number leaders. In addition, let your colleagues know they can  take advantage of half-year membership pricing-just $75, plus a one-time $20 application fee-now through September 30. Get details.

a17Germany Criticises Danish Border Control Plans

Berlin on 10 August criticised Danish plans to build new installations on its border with Germany, saying its northern neighbour should wait for EU clearance before starting any construction, Euractiv reported.

The European Commission, which sent an inspection team to the site, said Denmark had failed to justify its new border controls and that the tighter security system currently imposed on its frontiers requires strict monitoring.

Danish lawmakers cleared the way for the measures last month. They are the product of an election-year agreement between the ruling coalition and the anti-immigration Danish People's Party that called for protection against "brutal crime", smuggling and human trafficking.

The measures have upset Germany and stirred debate about freedom to travel within Europe's 'open border' Schengen zone. The European Commission is pressing the Danish authorities for more details and says it may need to visit the border again.

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Source: Euractiv

a18Web Security: EU Cyber-Security Agency ENISA Flags Security Fixes for New Web Standards/HTML5

At a critical moment in the development of HTML5, the new core standard for the web, ENISA proposes important security fixes for 13 upcoming web standards. ENISA has identified 50 security threats and proposed how they should be addressed.

Banking, social networking, shopping, navigation, card payments and even managing critical infrastructures such as power networks - almost any activity you can imagine now takes place within a browser window.


To accommodate innovations in web applications and their business models and to enable more people to use the web, W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium) is currently working on major revisions to its core standards.

ENISA has seized this opportunity to review the specifications and propose improvements to enhance browser security for all users. "Many of these specifications are reaching a point-of-no-return. For once, we have the opportunity to think deeply about security - before the standard is set in stone, rather than trying to patch it up afterwards. This is a unique opportunity to build in security-by-design," says Giles Hogben, co-editor of the report.


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Source: European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

a19New Research Proposals Sought for Foundation's CRISP Report Series

In 2008, the ASIS Foundation launched the Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) report series. Designed to provide practical, researched-based techniques, reports present concise summaries of available research, deliver expert analysis, and offer proven approaches and best practices. Authors link existing scientific security research to real world "on the ground" practice to help security professionals tackle a wide range of security issues.


Professionals with expertise in specialist aspects of security are sought to submit proposals on a specific security concern. If you would like to suggest authors or topics-or if you're interested in writing a CRISP report-please go online or contact ASIS Foundation staff.

a20ASIS Foundation Annual Chapter Giving Campaign Underway

Statesman Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." As the ASIS Foundation Annual Chapter Giving Campaign gets underway, you have a unique opportunity to promote the security profession and to prepare its practitioners to meet the challenges ahead. Your contribution will make it possible for the ASIS Foundation to advance its mission of providing relevant research and vital education opportunities that serve to enhance the security profession.


Please support the important work of the ASIS Foundation with your gift of any amount. Contributions go directly to the work of the Foundation. Go to www.asisfoundation.org to donate online, or make a donation through your local chapter. The support of individual, chapter, and corporate donors will be recognised at a luncheon in Orlando during ASIS 2011.

a21New 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.


Visit www.asisonline.org/certification for details. 

a22Have you Downloaded Your Free Standards and Guidelines?

An exclusive member benefit, ASIS members get one free copy of each standard and guideline. Latest products include the Business Continuity Management System Standard and Private Security Selection and Training Guideline.

a23Get Social With ASIS

Keep up with the latest news and information while networking with peers worldwide in ASIS Linkedin Groups, FaceBook fan pages, and our official Twitter account.

a242011 International Student Writing Competition Subjects Set

Sponsored by the ASIS Academic Programs Council and administered by the ASIS Foundation, the ASIS International Student Writing Competition rewards 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 undergraduate winner will receive $1,000 and the graduate winner $1,500. Each winner also receives complimentary registration to one of ASIS' annual events - the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, ASIS European Conference, Asia/Pacific Conference, or Middle East Conference. Two students will win Honorable Mention awards of $500 each.


The competition is open to any student, either full or part-time, pursuing an associate, bachelor, or master's degree studying at an accredited institution. 2011 graduates may participate in the competition.


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a25Global Agenda

19-22 September 2011 - ASIS International 2011 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits - Orlando, Florida (Register now)

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

15-17 April 2012 - ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition - London, UK
Call for presentations is open. (Deadline: 15 September 2011)

25-26 April 2012 - 22nd New York Security Conference & Expo - New York City, USA

a26Professional Development



October 12: Googlemania: Utilising Google Earth to Communicate to a Geographically Diverse Organisation


October 19: K9s and Their Applications in Transportation Security 


Webinar Archive


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ASIS 2011 Education Programmes


September 16-17: Pre-Seminar Certification Reviews: CPP | PCI | PSP


September 17-18: Pre-Seminar Classroom Programmes


September 18: Tour of Kennedy Space Center


September 18: Virtual and Immersive Training Systems Experience

September 19-22: ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits

Classroom Programmes


October 24-27: Video Surveillance: Applications and Advances


November 14-17: Assets Protection Course I: Concepts and Methods

Executive Education


October 31-November 4: Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives.

a27Chapter and Certification Events
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