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May 2015, No. 123

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ASIS to Launch China Conference

Register for ASIS Foundation Anaheim Events

Nominations Open for Karen Marquez Honors   




  New European Commission Plan to Combat Cybercrime

Paris and London Divided Over Internet Governance


EU and U.S. Close to Completing Data Sharing Deal


Euralarm Backs Fire Safety and Security Services Standard 


Dealing with Rogue Drones


France Foils Five Terrorist Attacks


UK Conservatives Reintroduce Surveillance Law


Airbus to Sue Over U.S.-German Spying Row




 London to Host ASIS Europe 2016  


 Save The Date for ASIS Middle East 2016    

Global Resilience Summit: Securing the Future of Our Cities 


IFSEC International Returns to London in June   



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ASIS EuropeAsisEurope

 ASIS Europe 2015: A Stellar Moment for Security EducationASISEurope2015 

Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany, Dr. Thomas de Maizière gave the opening keynote address.

ASIS International held its 14th European Security Conference & Exhibition on March 29 and 31 at the Messe Frankfurt Congress Centre in Frankfurt, Germany. Nearly 500 attendees from 46 countries gathered to take part in networking events, hear key industry presentations by exceptional keynote speakers, and view an industry exhibition that showcased Europe's leading suppliers of security technology and solutions.

The event kicked off with professional tours of the downtown Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank and the Operation and Security Center at the Messe Frankfurt.  

De Maizière. The conference opened with a keynote presentation by Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany Dr. Thomas de Maizière. The minister gave a comprehensive overview of the security situation in Germany, particularly for industry, and discussed the economic security architecture of the nation, including countermeasures against crime and espionage in cyberspace.

The keynote was followed by a day of educational sessions on topics such as the future of security technology, protecting soft targets, security and social media, and chemical weapons removal from Syria by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Gill. British criminologist Professor Martin Gill opened the second day of the event with a thought-provoking keynote presentation on defining security excellence, after which the conference continued with sessions such as "The Rise of the Jihadists: The Second Stage of the Arab Spring," "Security Awareness: Sharing Best Practices," and "A Pharmaceutical's Approach to Mitigating the Insider Threat."
Petri. The conference was closed by Axel Petri, SVP Group Security Governance at Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany, who spoke about the impact of the Edward Snowden revelations on the telecom industry and the need to regain the trust of the consumer.  
Both days of the conference also included a CSO Roundtable Summit, which is the ASIS forum for the most senior security officers of the world's leading organisations.   

Networking events included a Welcome Party powered by Nedap on Sunday night, followed the next day by the President's Reception at the Palmengarten Gesellschaftshaus, hosted by ASIS President Dave Tyson, CPP, and sponsored by Tyco Integrated Fire & Security.

London will host the ASIS 15th European Security Conference & Exhibition on April 6 to 8, 2016. For more information, visit the conference website or contact

Sweden Chapter Celebrates 25th AnniversarySweden    

ASIS Sweden Chapter members pose for a 25th Anniversary photo. Front row (L to R): Peter Stiernstedt, CPP; Sven Tillman; Andreas Kärki; Chapter Chair Ann-Sofie Ljungfelt, CPP; and Eva Qvarnström.  Back row (L to R): Claes Schlyter, Thomas von Tourtchaninoff, Andrew Spry, Marie Agélii, and Pontus Winstén. 

The ASIS Sweden Chapter is celebrating a significant anniversary: It has been a quarter century since the group was founded. The chapter is not only looking back, but also ahead,  aiming to develop itself into a modern and innovative branch of ASIS International, and keeping member benefit as the top priority.

Ann-Sofie Ljungfelt, CPP, has served as chapter chair for the last two years. She notes that this year to date, the chapter has launched a new website and has been represented in all major security industry events and trade shows. The Sweden Chapter also regularly organises field trips, seminars and events across the Nordic nation for its members. Network and benchmarking are also extremely popular events that are often fully booked by members and their guests.

The ASIS Young Professionals in Sweden actively work to engage new employees in the security industry. They have also developed a mentoring programme and host popular and well-attended events where new employees can network with industry experts.

This year the Sweden Chapter formed a partnership with Qnet, a well-established network of women in senior positions in the security industry. The two organisations are sharing experiences and participating in each other's events.

This coming July, the Sweden Chapter will participate in the country's most important annual political meeting, a week-long political summit in Almedalen on the island of Gotland. Thirty-thousand visitors are expected to attend, along with approximately 900 journalists who will provide media coverage throughout the week. At the summit, the chapter will host debates together with other security industry membership organisations and sponsors. 

Switzerland Chapter Explores Supply Chain SecuritySwtizerland     

The Switzerland Chapter held a supply-chain security programme, presented by Jürgen Kempf, on 14 April at the Geneva International Airport. Kempf is a founding member of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) -- the leading security organisation for transport, founded in Europe in 1999. He has held various CSO positions and is now managing K2Q International. Kempf has accrued vast experience in both security and logistics.

Kempf's topic was "Secure and Resilient Logistics." He introduced the main international standards, which include TAPA, C-TPAT, AEO, and ISPS. He provided incident statistics and described different modi operandi of attacks. Finally, he summarised his own security management system called "Investment Versus Success." This five-step holistic and systemic approach significantly decreases the negative impact of security incidents on logistic operations.

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ASIS to Launch China ConferenceChinaconference

ASIS International has announced that it will organise its first international event in mainland China, which will be held at the beginning of December. The tentative dates are December 3 and 4.

The ASIS China Conference (ASIS China 2015) will consist of one-and-a-half days of educational sessions, a networking reception, and a lunch. The event follows the establishment of the ASIS Shanghai Chapter in 2014, strong membership growth in China, and accords with the ASIS Board of Directors' goal of increasing the organisation's global presence.

This first iteration of the event will to bring together a potential 100 to 150 key decision makers in corporate security from China, Asia, and the rest of the world.

ASIS invites expert knowledgeable speakers to submit presentation proposals for ASIS China 2015. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 15 June.

All proposals should be submitted to in the following format:
  • Title
  • Summary (maximum 30 words)
  • Abstract (maximum 100 words)
  • Speaker bio (maximum 100 words
  • Speaker information (first name, last name, job title, company, country, e-mail, and phone number).
Note: submissions that do not comply with this format will not be considered and attachments will be disregarded.

More information will be made available in future issues of this newsletter.


Register for ASIS Foundation Eventsasisfoundationevents 

The ASIS Foundation will host three fundraising events including a golf tournament, the Foundation Night, and the Foundation Benefit Ride as part of the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim, California, U.S., 28 September to 1 October.

Through the active support of members, as well as chapters and organisations, these events raise funds that allow the Foundation to provide ongoing educational opportunities and vital research to enhance the security profession.

Golf. Arrive early in Anaheim and support the ASIS Foundation in the company of friends, clients, and colleagues for a great day of golf at this year's tournament.
This day of sport will take place on Sunday, 27 September, at the award-winning Coyote Hills Golf Course. The 18-hole, par-70 course features five distinct tees and panoramic views of Los Angeles and Orange County.

Foundation Night. As the Seminar and Exhibits come to a close, the ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees extends an invitation to join members and colleagues for a festive evening offering delicious food and beverages. Make plans to dine at House of Blues located in Downtown Disney on Wednesday, 30 September at 7 p.m.

Bike Ride. The Foundation is introducing a new fundraising event -- a scenic motorcycle ride in the greater Anaheim/Los Angeles area and a hosted lunch. This great day out will take place on Saturday, 26 September.

For more information, visit the Foundation website.

Click here to register for the Foundation events online along with your overall ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits registration.

Nominations Open for Karen Marquez Honorskarenmarquezawards  

Nominations are open for the Karen Marquez Honors, which -- although not directly given by ASIS International -- will be presented in conjunction with the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits on Sunday, 27 September, in Anaheim, California, U.S.

The Karen Marquez Honors are presented annually to security professionals who have consistently worked for the betterment of the security industry over an extended period.

Karen Marquez was the coowner and executive vice president of MVM, Inc., a physical security services firm based in the U.S. state of Virginia. She passed away in 2006 after a long battle with cancer. During her 23-year career in security, Marquez developed and implemented core administration and support functions at MVM, including finance, billing, recruiting, and human resources processes. A member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Female Executives, Marquez brought her hands-on expertise to global management issues.

In 2006, in memory of Marquez, MVM established the Karen Marquez Institute to help Hispanic students obtain a college education. In 2010, the Karen Marquez Institute was transformed into the Marquez Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation to honour Marquez and the causes she had passion for.

If you know of someone worthy of this award, please send in a nomination now. International nominations are welcomed.

Please e-mail for more info and a nomination form.
Marquez Foundation information can be found at:


EU OverviewEUOverview

New European Commission Plan to Combat Cybercrimecybercrime   



On 28 April, the European Commission announced a 2015-2020 European Agenda on Security to define how the European Union (EU) executive can bring added value to support the member states in ensuring security. The document will replace the previous strategy adopted in 2010 (the Internal Security Strategy 2010-2014). 

The new document recognises that the responsibility to ensure internal security is first and foremost with the member states, but stresses that cross-border challenges defy the capacity of individual countries to act alone and require E.U support to build trust and facilitate cooperation, the exchange of information, and joint action.

The commission has defined three areas where EU institutions, agencies, member states, and national authorities could better cooperate. These are preventing terrorism and countering radicalisation; fighting organised crime; and fighting cybercrime. 
Read more.   


Source: SC Magazine 

Paris and London Divided Over Internet Governanceinternetgovernance     


The objective of the Latvian Presidency of the Council and of the European Commission is to have guidelines adopted rapidly by the permanent representatives of the member states. The aim is to present a united front during the forthcoming meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society, and at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which administers the technical management of the Internet.

In March 2014, the United States announced that the country was ready to transfer to a multiparty, international community the control that it currently exercises over the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The transition process has suffered a significant delay and there are concerns over what will happen in September.

In the context of discussions within the Council, France is demanding robust language to stipulate that the transition must take place even if it is delayed, while the British are attempting to respect the sensitivity of their American allies.

Read more

Source: Europolitics

EU and US Near to Completing Data Sharing Dealeuus    



According to European Union officials, the EU and the United States are close to completing negotiations on a deal that protects personal data shared for law enforcement purposes such as terrorism investigations.


The two sides have been negotiating since 2011 over the so-called "umbrella agreement" that would protect personal data exchanged between police and judicial authorities. 

Discussions have been hampered by the lack of a right for EU citizens not resident in the United States to go to U.S. courts if they believe their data has been misused. The introduction of the Judicial Redress Act in March by U.S. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, aimed precisely at giving citizens of U.S. allies the right to sue over data privacy in the United States, was seen as a step in the right direction. 

The text could be initialled at the next EU and U.S. meeting on justice and security issues, scheduled for 2-3 June.  


Read more.    


Source: Reuters 


Euralarm Backs Fire Safety and Security Systems StandardEuralarm     



CEN/CENELEC, the European Union's main standardisation body, has developed a standard to define the quality of services provided for fire safety and security systems. The final vote for this standard is expected to take place in the first half of 2016. 
Euralarm represents the European electronic fire and security industry and has voiced its unequivocal support for the standard. According to the organisation, the difficulty of being competitive amid rising costs, and while conforming to the European Services Directive, can compromise quality.   
A European services standard would provide both a stable basis for companies' minimum standard of competence, expertise, and quality as well as a basis for fair competition. Euralarm put forward that increased competition must not lead to a reduction in the quality of the services provided and that the "prEN 16763" European services standard can be a significant enabler towards this objective.        

Read more here.  


Source: IFSEC Global    


Dealing with Rogue Dronesdrones     


Last April, a drone carrying radioactive sand landed on the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office in Tokyo. It was the latest of a string of incidents around the world involving small drones.  


Last year, more than a dozen French nuclear plants were buzzed by drones. In January one crashed on the White House lawn. In February and early March several were spotted hovering near the Eiffel tower and other Parisian landmarks. Later in March someone attempted to fly one carrying drugs, a screwdriver, and a mobile phone into a British prison.  


Thus, the employment of drones for nefarious purposes seems to have begun in earnest. It is only a matter of time before somebody attempts to use a drone, perhaps carrying an explosive payload, to cause serious damage or injury. The question for the authorities is how to try to stop this happening.


Read more here.  


Source: The Economist

France Foils Five Terrorist Attacksfrance 



French police have foiled five terror attacks in recent months, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said.

The prime minister stated that the latest was a planned attack on churches in Villejuif outside Paris. An Algerian man was arrested over the alleged plan after he shot himself by accident and called an ambulance.

France stepped up security following the January attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish supermarket that left 17 people dead.

Read more here.

Source: The BBC

UK Conservatives Reintroduce Surveillance LawUK   

United Kingdom Home Secretary Theresa May

The United Kingdom's conservatives are already planning to introduce the huge surveillance powers referred to as the "Snoopers' Charter," hoping that the removal from government of the Liberal Democrats who previously blocked the controversial law will allow it to go through.

The law, which is officially known as the Draft Communications Data Bill, is already back on the agenda according to Home Secretary Theresa May. It is expected to force British Internet service providers to keep large amounts of data on their customers, and to make that information available to the government and security services. 


Read more here.
Source: The Independent 

Airbus to Sue Over U.S.-German Spying Rowairbus 


Aviation giant Airbus will file a criminal complaint over allegations that German intelligence helped the United States carry out industrial espionage.

German media reports suggest that the country's spy agency collected data on European firms at the behest of the U.S. National Security Agency.

An Airbus statement said it was "alarmed" by the reports but did not want to speculate. The company said it had asked for more information from the German government. "We are aware that large companies in the sector, like ours, are targets of espionage," read the statement. "However, in this case we are alarmed because there is concrete suspicion." 


Read more here.  
Source: The BBC

         London to Host ASIS Europe 2016london2016    


ASIS International will organise its 15th European Security Conference & Exhibition 6 to 8 April, 2016, in London, United Kingdom.

Conference participants will share and learn effective strategies and solutions for securing their organisations' people, property, and information in today's challenging global security environment.

Subject matter experts are invited to participate in the conference programme by submitting a proposal for a presentation.

Proposals on all security-related topics are sought, including: supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security, intellectual property, maritime piracy, terrorism, executive protection, internal theft and fraud, competitive intelligence, brand protection, physical security, cybersecurity and convergence, investigations, due diligence, and global business issues.

Deadline: 15 September.

For further information, please contact

or visit the website


         ASIS 7th Middle East Security Conference and ExhibitionME16 


ASIS International 7th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition will be held 21 to 23 February, 2016, at the Events Centre of the InterContinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The event will address a full spectrum of topics in security management such as: supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security, intellectual property, maritime piracy, terrorism, executive protection, internal theft and fraud, competitive intelligence, brand protection, physical security, cybersecurity, investigations, due diligence, and global business issues.

The call for presentations is open:

Deadline: 3 July.

For further information, please contact

or visit the website


         Global Resilience Summit: Securing the Future of Our Cities globalresilience   


With approximately half of the world's population living in urban areas -- a proportion that is expected to increase to two-thirds by 2050 -- the security and resilience of cities around the world are set to face difficult challenges and threats. As cities grow economically, technologically, socially, and interdependently, it is vital that the ideas that link together concepts and best practices are implemented.

The Global Resilience Summit 2015 will seek to address these challenges, providing a forum for ideas and discussion on security and resilience in cities. The Summit aims to inspire creative thinking around all aspects of security and resilience within our major global cities and to encourage innovation through best practice and networking, making it the must attend event of the year for security professionals across all sectors.

Organised by London First, the Global Resilience Summit will consist of one full day of conference proceedings, followed by a half-day workshop. The agenda will be centred on urban terrorism, crisis management, business resilience, and city policing. The term "resilience," frequently deployed but often misunderstood, is one that deserves our fullest attention as it conveys a holistic approach to security, continuity, risk management, and health and safety: resilience takes a long-term look at how people, organisations, and cities can survive and prosper in an ever-more challenging world.

As we become more interdependent and interconnected, it is vital that we exploit ideas that link together concepts and best practices so that ready to respond to the risks that are gathering pace. This means taking a predictive and proactive look at issues, accepting that forecasting is an imprecise science. The Global Resilience Summit gives you time to think, question and discuss alongside a list of top-flight speakers and delegates. 

Register by 1 June, and you will be entitled to an early-bird rate. For further details, visit


     IFSEC International Returns to London in JuneIFSEC 


The global stage for security innovation and expertise, IFSEC International, returns to the UK capital, taking place at London's ExCeL from 16 to 18 June 2015. Following the phenomenal success of the 2014 show, IFSEC International 2015 is in high demand with 97 per cent of the floor already sold out. Big name sign-ups and stand out new exhibitors include: DELL, Mitsubishi Electric, Dorma UK, Capita IT Services, Cooper Security (EATON), and Videcon, plus many more.

With a 29 per cent increase in end user and international visitors in 2014, there is a big focus this year to develop an even broader international attendance. To keep the show fresh IFSEC International has launched several new features this year including the introduction of the Innovation Arena, which will showcase all the latest technologies and solutions that are truly shaking up the industry and providing tangible benefits to those working across the security and fire industries. Following on in the theme of innovation and the latest technologies to come to market, the second new theatre to launch at IFSEC International in 2015 is the New Technologies Theatre, hosting a full programme of educational content around key themes including IP Security, BIM and wireless alarm and surveillance systems.

Returning for a second year Safe Cities will also be a central hub within IFSEC International to shape the future of urban security, civil welfare and disaster management. Safe Cities at IFSEC International will demonstrate how traditional and new security solutions can be interconnected, interoperable, and future-proofed to play a vital role in tomorrow's advanced security architectures. Also back this year, Security & Fire Installer Live will be on hand to give guidance on the most effective methods for company expansion, as well as giving the opportunity to try products before purchasing.

If you are attending IFSEC International 2015, please register here.



ASIS International invites members to submit articles to be published in future editions of EuroDynamics.


Whether the topic is a case study about a facility, an analysis of new legislation in your nation, an article about mitigating threats a look at fresh opportunities for the security profession, or other items that spread practitioner knowledge and best practices with other ASIS members, we would be glad to receive it.

Board certified professionals are entitled to claim up to 9 CPE credits per published article.

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  • Articles should not exceed 500 words.
  • If you would like to submit longer articles, please send a 500-word summary that will be published in the newsletter and on the ASIS European web site with a link to the full article.
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8-11 June, 2015 - ASIS/IE Business School: Effective Management for Security Professionals, Madrid, Spain


27 September- 1 October, 2015 -- ASIS 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Anaheim, California, United States


3-4 December, 2015 -- ASIS China Conference, Shanghai, China 


21-23 February, 2016 -- ASIS 7th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates  


6-8 April, 2016 -- ASIS 15th European Security Conference & Exhibition, London, United Kingdom 


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