93rd Edition - September 2012

In This Issue 

  

HSBC Head of Security & Fraud Risk to Keynote at ASIS Asia Pacific 2012

 

Chapter News: ASIS Polish Chapter First Meeting - 3 September 2012, Warsaw

 

Register Now for ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012! 

  

    
 
  
  
  
  
  
Consultation: Improving Network and Information Security in the EU (Deadline: 15 October 2012)

  

Resilience Lead Auditor Certification - 17-21 December 2012 - Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Leiden, The Netherlands

  

National Cyber Security Strategies Workshop (27 September 2012, Brussels)

  

Drive Excellence-Make a Donation to the ASIS Foundation Annual Giving Campaign

  

Eurojust and the European Commission Seal Memorandum of Understanding in the Fight Against Serious Organised Crime

  

Learn and Network with ASIS Young Professionals

  

Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups

 

EURODAC: Erosion of Fundamental Rights Creeps Along

  

Winter SASIG Meeting: "Security - Why Should Anyone Listen to Us?" - 30th October 2012

  

Bomb Thrown at Moldovan PM During Merkel Visit

  

Global Agenda

 

Professional Development

 

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a3Last Chance to Speak at ASIS Europe 2013 in Gothenburg!

ASIS International (ASIS) has announced the opening of the call for presentations for the ASIS 12th European Security Conference & Exhibition which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 14-16 April 2013.

 

Eduard Emde, CPP, President of ASIS International said: "We are delighted to organise our event in Gothenburg as Sweden is one of our biggest Chapters in Europe with around 500 members. In addition, some of the major players in the security industry are based in Sweden which makes it an appropriate location to welcome our event."

 

Kenneth Lexell, CPP, Chairman of the ASIS Sweden Chapter added: "ASIS expects that the ASIS 12th European Security Conference & Exhibition will attract numerous delegates as the city is used to attract visitors from all over the globe and is easily accessible and is affordable."

 

Around 500 senior security professionals, corporate executives, consultants and government officials are expected to attend 33 high-level end-users focused educational sessions divided over three parallel tracks that will cover a wide range of security issues.

 

ASIS welcomes abstracts on all security related topics. However, topics of particular interest are: critical infrastructure protection, supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security and soft targets protection, 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.

 

The conference will also feature:

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

ASIS invites potential speakers to click here to submit their abstracts for presentations. Please note that the deadline has been extended until 30 September 2012.

 

 

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a1HSBC Head of Security & Fraud Risk to Keynote at ASIS Asia Pacific 2012

Chris Smith, Head of Security & Fraud Risk of HSBC (Asia Pacific), Hong Kong, will speak on information security threats to banking at the ASIS 6th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition. The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on 3-5 December 2012.

 

Chris Smith has spent the past 25 years in the corporate security environment, in the UK, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has worked for international hotel groups and financial institutions. His current role in HSBC, as the Head of

Security & Fraud Risk for Asia Pacific involves financial crime risk management, physical protective security, business continuity management, security intelligence and information risk management.

 

Chris is a Steering Group Member of the Asia Crisis and Security Group, Past Co-Chairman of the Asia Sister Banks Group, Past Chairman of OSAC (Hong Kong & Macau) and member of ASIS International. He is a Board Certified Protection Professional and has a master degree in crime risk management.

 

The ASIS 6th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition will cover a wide range of security issues in 24 high-level educational sessions delivered by industry leaders.

 
The conference will also feature:

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

a50Chapter News: ASIS Polish Chapter First Meeting - 3 September 2012, Warsaw

  

The ASIS Polish Chapter has been approved on 6 April 2012 and held its first meeting on 3 September 2012 in Warsaw in the headquarters of SASMA Europe. The event was attended by Godfried Hendriks, CPP, Senior Regional Vice President of ASIS and Radek Havlis, CPP, Regional Vice President of ASIS, Region 29.

 

The meeting was opened by Błazkiewicz Sebastian, Chairman of the ASIS Polish Chapter and continued with a presentation given by Godfried Hendriks and complemented by Radek Havlis. On this occasion, the participants learned about the professional and interpersonal benefits that being a member of the ASIS Polish Chapter can bring and how the organisation can support all its members at every stage of their career in the security industry. The participants also discussed the challenges ASIS has to face in Poland and attended a series of presentations on security related issues.

 

The meeting was also the opportunity to elect the Board of the ASIS Polish Chapter:

  • President - Sebastian Błazkiewicz
  • Vice President - Paweł Wrzesień
  • Secretaty - Kamila Pietraszuk
  • Treasurer - Krzysztof Moszyński

The meeting was very well received and participants already had questions on the next Chapter meeting. The ASIS Polish Chapter is extremely pleased with this interest as it is a signal that it has achieved a step towards the development of ASIS in Poland.

a2Register Now for ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012!

The ASIS 6th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, China on 3-5 December 2012.

 
Register now and get access to 24 high-level educational sessions delivered by industry leaders.    

Speakers will include: 

  Leonard Ong, CPP, Head of Information Security APAC of Barclays Bank (Singapore)

 

5 Reasons why Your Company Should Buy Your ASIS Asia-Pacific Ticket... 

  1. Industry leaders from leading companies and organisations such as Microsoft, Barclays Bank, IBM, TNT Express, Deutsche Telekom AG, HSBC, Eli Lilly, Deloitte and Zurich Financial Services will speak about the latest trends and innovations in security.
  2. Apply lessons learnt from other industries to your own sector. Original content will be shared on stage, including discussion on cloud computing, risk management of personal devices in workplace, and security convergence.
  3. Connect with high-level security professionals from all over Asia-Pacific and beyond.
  4. Get motivated by new ideas and information.
  5. Form new partnerships and reconnect with familiar faces in the industry.

In addition to the educational sessions delegates will get access to networking events and the exhibition. Early bird discounts end on 12 October 2012!

 
Exhibition-only tickets can be purchased.

Click here to see the Conference Programme.  
 

Fees:     

 

Early Rate
 on/until
 12 Oct.

Late Rate
 after
 12 Oct.

ASIS Member

995 USD

1,150 USD

Non Member

1,295 USD

1,500 USD

Partner Organisations

1,150 USD

1,325 USD

Government, Police

and Military

995 USD

1,150 USD

Group Rate

(includes receptions)

850 USD

850 USD

Single Day

650 USD

750 USD

President's Reception Only

(included in full delegate rate)

160 USD

160 USD

Exhibition Only (one day)

50 USD

50 USD

 

  

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a4Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2012, ASIS Middle East 2013 and ASIS Europe 2013!

 

 

 

Does your organisation's strategic plan call for growth in Asia-Pacific, in the Middle East and Europe? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition, of the ASIS Middle East Security Forum & 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 -
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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

a60Highlights from ASIS 2012

Order a DVD recording of the education sessions

 

Read Press Coverage.

 

Visit the ASIS 2012 Hub to view photos and watch select education sessions.

 

Watch interviews on ASIS TV (Monday. Tuesday. Interview with Eduard Emde, CPP, and Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP,CAP).

 

Save the Dates for ASIS 2013, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois!

a6EU Agency ENISA Analyses Cyber Security Legislation & Spots Implementation Gaps; Incidents Remain Undetected or Not Reported 

In a new paper the EU 'cyber security' agency ENISA takes a snapshot of existing and future EU legislation on security measures and incident reporting. The analysis underlines important steps forward, but also identifies gaps in national implementation, as most incidents are not reported.

 

Cyber security incidents significantly impact society. Here are five well-known examples:

  • In 2012, millions of business network passwords were exposed
  • In 2011, the storm Dagmar wrecked millions of Scandinavian communication links
  • In 2011, a British data centre failure interrupted millions of business communications worldwide
  • In 2011, a certificate authority was breached exposing the communications of millions of users
  • In 2010, a Chinese telecom provider hijacked 15% of the world's internet traffic for 20 minutes

Each time, millions of citizens and businesses were seriously impacted. But most incidents are not reported or not even detected. Dr Marnix Dekker and Chris Karsberg, the report's co-authors, argue: "Cyber incidents are most commonly kept secret when discovered, leaving customers and policymakers in the dark about frequency, impact and root causes."

 

The new report ''Cyber Incident Reporting in the EU'' provides an overview of existing and planned legislation covering the mandatory incident reporting clauses in Article 13a of the Telecom package and Article 4 of the e-privacy directive, the proposed e-ID regulation's Article 15, and Articles 30, 31, 32 of the Data Protection reform.

 

The study shows common factors and differences between the articles and looks ahead to the EU cyber security strategy. The paper also identifies areas for improvement. For example, only one of the above-mentioned incidents was within the scope of the national regulators mandate, indicating that there are gaps in the regulation. Thus, EU-wide sharing of incident reports sharing should be improved.

 

Please click here for more.

 

Source: ENISA 

a7Win One of Three 32 GB iPads in the Summer Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

Recruit at least two new members before September 30 and you will be entered into a drawing for one of three new 32 GB iPads. The more you recruit, the more chances you have to win. Learn more.


Congratulations to Spring MGM winners-David Cresswell, CPP, PSP; Gilberto Lopez, CPP; and Elisa M. Mula who each won a free 2012/2013 Global Conference registration! Check out top performing
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a830 New Top Cyber Security Advisors Appointed to the EU Agency ENISA's Permanent Stakeholders' Group 

A new composition of 30 top IT-security experts have started their term of office as members of ENISA's Permanent Stakeholders' Group (PSG). The PSG will give top IT security advice to the EU's 'cyber security' Agency ENISA. The PSG is a group of leading IT-security experts that gives advice to the Agency's Executive Director in, for example, drawing up a proposal for the Agency's annual Work Programme.

 

The selected applicants are appointed personally, 'ad personam' as PSG Members. That means that they neither represent a country, nor a company, but are selected upon the basis of their own specific expertise and personal merits. The term of office for the members is 2.5 years, i.e. 2012-2015. The first meeting of the new PSG took place on 13 September 2012, in Athens.

 

The Executive Director of ENISA, Prof. Udo Helmbrecht, comments: "I am delighted to be able to announce the appointment of 30 dedicated top cyber security advisors as members of this new PSG. The information security of Europe needs more cooperation, dialogue and interaction with all the security stakeholders. The PSG therefore plays a crucial role in this respect, giving us cutting-edge input from EU industry, academia and consumers. I am thus looking forward to working closely with the entire new PSG. I am confident that their individual expertise will contribute with valuable insights and ideas to the Agency. As Chair of the PSG, I will closely involve them in ENISA's future work, and I will in particular value their advice on the Agency's Work Programme."

 
Please click here for more.  

Source: ENISA
a9Join ASIS International Now!

There is no better time to test-drive an ASIS Membership.

 

Half-year Pricing. Full Benefits.

 

Join ASIS now through 30 September at the half-year price and experience the full benefits of membership through December 31, 2012.

 

For only $75, plus a one-time $20 application fee, you will have immediate access to all the benefits of membership, including:

  • Free downloads of ASIS Standards and Guidelines - in 2012, ASIS has already released four new ANSI standards, ranging from an Organisational Resilience Maturity Model to Physical Asset Protection.
  • Monthly issues of Security Management magazine
  • Networking with peers worldwide at chapter events, council and committee service, and the online Member Directory
  • Significant savings on classroom programmes, webinars, and global conferences
  • And more!

In addition, when you join, you will receive a $100 credit toward any 2012 classroom programme, webinar, or global conference.

 

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a10Security Research and Development: The INDECT Project - Improving Accuracy of Existing Video Surveillance

The purpose of the INDECT project (Intelligent information system supporting observation, searching and detection for security of citizens in urban environment) is to involve European scientists and researchers in the development of solutions to and tools for automatic threat detection.
 

The primary objective is to develop advanced and innovative algorithms for human decision support in combating terrorism and other criminal activities, such as human trafficking, child pornography, detection of dangerous situations (e.g. robberies) and the use of dangerous objects (e.g. knives or guns) in public spaces. Efficient tools for dealing with such situations are crucial to ensuring the safety of citizens.

 

INDECT will enable existing video surveillance systems in small areas to better react in crisis situations (such as violence on train platforms, crowd panics, hooligans throwing objects). Such video surveillance systems are already installed in underground stations or in football stadiums. INDECT will not add any new cameras, but will enable existing systems to be more efficient as it will help automate police or security officers' analysis of the huge amount of images provided through video surveillance cameras.

 

There will never be a centralised European INDECT system. The EU is merely co-financing a research project implemented by universities and research centres in 12 EU Member States with a total budget of € 15 mio (EU contribution of € 10,9 mio). It will then be up to Members States and research partners to implement decentralised and focussed improved video surveillance systems - in restricted areas - to improve security at places where risk is higher that persons can be harmed.

 

Please click here for more.

 

Source: European Commission - Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

a11Consultation: Improving Network and Information Security in the EU (Deadline: 15 October 2012)

Network and information systems, and in particular the Internet, have become essential for our economies and societies. They facilitate the cross-border movement of goods, services and people and are hence crucial for the completion of the EU internal market. Network and Information Security (NIS) incidents are on the rise and have serious consequences for society and the economy when affecting critical sectors such as finance, health, energy and transport and erode public trust for activities online in general. This public consultation is addressed to all actors affected by NIS in the EU (governments, businesses, citizens) with a view to identifying strategic actions and also contributes to the Commission's impact assessment regarding possible future risk management and security breach reporting requirements that would affect businesses in particular. The public consultation runs from 23 July to 15 October 2012. 

 

Please click here for more.

 
Source: European Commission

a12Resilience Lead Auditor Certification - 17-21 December 2012 - Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Leiden, The Netherlands

Managing the risks of disruptive events is critical to the survival and competitiveness of any organisation. The ASIS International Resilience Lead Auditor Certification will help you assess organisational and supply chain risks, maintain and improve resilience management systems, and successfully conduct resilience management system audits. The RABQSA certified training programme supports standards that address the management of risk related to events that may disrupt an organisation's operations. The RABQSA-RES Competency Unit covers the requirements of resilience standards (e.g., ANSI/ASIS.SPC.1: 2009; ISO 28002:2011; DS 3001:2009; or NEN 7131:2010), as well as discipline specific standards in business continuity management (e.g. ANSI/ASIS/BSI BCM.1:2010; BSI 25999:2007; or ISO/FDIS 22301), and security management (e.g. ISO 28000:2007, ASIS/WD.PAP.1). The course seamlessly integrates with the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard to allow organisations to develop a cost-effective, holistic approach to managing risk.

 
Date: 17-21 December 2012

Location: Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Leiden, Netherlands

Instructor: Dr. Marc Siegel, Global Standards Commissioner, ASIS International

Fees: $2,500 ASIS-members $3,000 Non ASIS-members (certification evaluation, study material included)  

Please click here for more.
a13National Cyber Security Strategies Workshop (27 September 2012, Brussels)

Under its Work Programme 2012, ENISA has launched a project on cyber security strategies. The objective is to collect information on good practices and to present practical guidelines for the Member States to develop, implement and maintain a national cyber security strategy. ENISA has already performed an internal stock-taking activity and has collected inputs and contributions from experts from both the private and the public sector.

 

To validate the findings and related recommendations from the project, ENISA is organising a workshop which aims to engage, in an open discussion, those involved in cyber security strategies. The inputs and contributions that will be collected during the event will be further analysed and included in ENISA's final deliverable which is foreseen to be published in Q4, 2012.

 

Please click here for more.    

 

Source: ENISA

a14Drive Excellence-Make a Donation to the ASIS Foundation Annual Giving Campaign

Now, more than ever, security practitioners must continue to strengthen their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Professional, strategic security leadership is critical to long-term success of private and public organisations around the world. The ASIS Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of the security profession and the professional worldwide. But, the Foundation needs your support to continue its work, as it is supported solely by voluntary contributions from individuals, ASIS chapters, and organisations.

 

Your charitable contribution to the Foundation will directly support:

  • Scholarships and awards for ASIS members-providing them with learning opportunities they wouldn't have otherwise.
  • Research that provides evidence-based practices and expand the knowledge base of the profession.

Lend your support now. Every dollar you give has an impact on advancing the security profession. Go to www.asisfoundation.org to donate and learn more.

 

a15Eurojust and the European Commission Seal Memorandum of Understanding in the Fight Against Serious Organised Crime

The MoU between the European Commission and Eurojust aims at further strengthening cooperation between the two organisations, essentially with the Directorate General Justice.

 

The MoU incorporates different organisational levels to ensure increased efficiency, transparency and an optimal exchange of information between Eurojust and the Commission. These enhancements will develop the relationship further, allowing both to contribute to making Europe a safer place for its citizens by fighting cross-border crime and terrorism, and promoting justice in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice.

 

After the signing ceremony in Brussels, Ms Coninsx, President of Eurojust commented: "This Memorandum of Understanding shows the importance of an open dialogue between Eurojust and the European Commission. Eurojust and the European Commission wish to join forces to find ways of working more efficiently so that they may face the challenges of a shifting world and inevitably the shifting faces of organised crime."

  
Please click here for more.   
 
Source: Eurojust
a16Learn and Network with ASIS Young Professionals

Looking to expand your professional network...Grow knowledge of business and technical best practices in security...Acquire skills necessary to advance your career and achieve your potential? The ASIS Young Professionals initiative is a great place to invest your time. Your engagement will provide access to the knowledge and skills you need to begin building a successful career in security management.

 

Education
YP Webinar Series-visit the website to preview and register for these upcoming FREE webinars.

25 September | Achieving ASIS Board Certification - The CPP Journey

9 October | Taking the Mystery out of PSIM

 

Young Professionals on the Move

Are you on the move? Let us know so we can share your accomplishments and inspire other ASIS young professionals. Email us.

Visit www.asisonline.org/yp to learn more about the opportunities that await you as a Young Professional within the ASIS community of practitioners. Get started now by going to find your chapter liaison.

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Get Engaged in ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals Groups

Go online to catch-up on the latest education programmes and networking opportunities offered by the ASIS Women in Security and Young Professionals groups.

a19EURODAC: Erosion of Fundamental Rights Creeps Along

On 5 September, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted its opinion on the amended Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of 'EURODAC' (the European database for the comparison of the fingerprints of asylum seekers).

 

A significant addition to this amended proposal is the access to EURODAC data by law enforcement authorities. While the EDPS understands that the availability of a database with fingerprints could be a useful additional tool in combating crime, this amendment is a serious intrusion into the rights of a vulnerable group of people in need of protection and he asks if such access is really necessary.

 

For instance, if a fingerprint is found at a crime scene, asylum seekers can potentially be identified through EURODAC data while other individuals cannot because similar data is not available for all other groups of society.

 

The EDPS points out that a number of legal instruments already exist which allow one Member State to consult fingerprints and other law enforcement data held by another Member State. The Commission has not provided evidence that these instruments are insufficient, nor demonstrated any other substantive reason why accessing data on asylum seekers is necessary.

 

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Source: European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

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Winter SASIG Meeting: "Security - Why Should Anyone Listen to Us?" - 30th October 2012

One of the toughest challenges faced by the CSO and CISO is building the case for investment in security and fraud prevention. According to PwC's 2012 Information Security Breaches Survey:

  • The average cost of a large organisation's worst security breach is £110k - £250k
  • 80% of large organisations don't evaluate ROI on their security expenditure
  • 20% of large organisations spend less than 1% of IT budget on information security

Meanwhile in a period of austerity the search is always on for ways to cut costs. Security and fraud prevention are often seen as an easy target at the very time when companies are particularly vulnerable to the whole range of traditional and emerging internal and external security threats, and when the need for our services is even greater. The C-Suite cannot afford to ignore the threats to the business but it is often difficult to get their attention. For them a thorough business case for investment in security is an essential rather than an optional extra.

 

At the Winter SASIG we will be exploring:

  • The importance of a long-term strategic, business focussed approach to security
  • How to get the attention of our C-Suite colleagues over the noise of the many other urgent business challenges, and achieve their buy-in
  • How to show that effective security risk management can be both a business enabler and a contributor to profits/the bottom line
  • How to demonstrate return on investment for our security programmes through effective measurement

Speakers

Keep updated by visiting the SASIG website.

 

Where and when?

This free one-day meeting is being hosted by PwC, 7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT on Tuesday 30th October 2012. Registration will commence at 8.45am with closing remarks scheduled for 3.30pm. Please note that meetings are not generally open to suppliers and contractors.

 

Register to attend

Numbers for this event are limited to 100 delegates. Please register using the new registration form by clicking here or calling +44 (0)1234 708456. In the case of oversubscription for the meeting, names will be drawn from a ballot and attendance will be confirmed within 2 weeks of the event.

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Bomb Thrown at Moldovan PM During Merkel Visit

A man threw a petrol bomb at the motorcade of Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat as he returned from hosting a reception for visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Euractiv reported. There were no injuries reported in the attack.

 

Merkel met with Filat and President Nicolae Timofti in the capital Chisinau on 22 August. Filat, 43, who heads a government of the Alliance for European Integration, was returning from the reception when the 23-year-old assailant tossed the bottle at his car.

 

"At the moment we do not know who the man is, nor what the motives for his action were," said Interior Ministry official Eujen Onica, adding that the man was detained on the spot. "The police are with him now."

 

It was the first visit by a German Chancellor since Moldova gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. She was met by cheering crowds during the one-day visit, which German national broadcaster Deutsche Welle called "landmark".

 

Please click here for more.

 

Source: Euractiv  

a22Global Agenda

3-5 December 2012 - ASIS 6th Asia Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition- Hong Kong, China


17-21 December 2012 -Resilience Management Lead Auditor - Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Leiden, The Netherlands
 

 

17-19 February 2013 - ASIS 4th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition- Dubai, UAE

 

14-16 April 2013 - ASIS 12th European Security Conference & Exhibition - Gothenburg, Sweden (Call for presentations is now open. Deadline: 30 September 2012)

8-9 May 2013 - ASIS 23rd New York Security Conference & Expo - New York, USA

a23Professional Development

Upcoming Webinars  

Free

9 October: Taking the Mystery of PSIM

 

17 October: Managing an Armed Security Force

 

Free

23 October: Achieving ASIS Board Certification - The PCI Journey

 

7 November: Tag You're It! Providing Flawless Customer Service in the Healthcare Security Environment

 

14 November: Excellence in High-Impact Security Education Training

 

Free

15 November: Achieving ASIS Board Certification - The PSP Journey

 

Additional Upcoming Webinars

 
Webinar Archive


This month highlighting: Advanced Internet/Social Network Investigations and Background Checks

Available as streaming media and on CD - 90 minutes

 

Additional titles

  

e-Learning  

 

This month highlighting: Access Control and Assessing and Responding to a Threat of Violence.

 

Additional e-Learning opportunities

 

Classroom Programmes

 

Please click here to view the full calendar. 
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