November 2009 
The official newsletter of ASIS International in Europe
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Welcome to the 62nd edition of Eurodynamics! The ASIS International European Bureau would like to encourage members to submit updates or articles you wish to share with the ASIS International members in Europe!

Copy deadlines for the next issues have been fixed at the third Monday of every month. The deadline for the next issue is 15 December2009.

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Rt Hon Alun Michael MP to Deliver Keynote Speech at the ASIS International European Information Assets Protection Conference

  Rt Hon Alun Michael MP will be a keynote speaker at the ASIS International European Information Assets Protection Conference which will be held in London, UK on 25-26 January 2010.

Alun Michael, a former Cabinet Minister, is currently a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life and of the Justice Select Committee of the House of Commons. He is also Chair of EURIM’s e-Crime Working Group and of the UK Internet Governance Forum. Last June’s Digital Britain Report named him as Chair of the new Tripartite Internet Crime & Security Partnership.

In 2005, in his capacity as Minister of State for the Department of Trade & Industry, Alun led the UK delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis. In 2007 he played a lead role in the UK Parliament’s delegation to the US Congressional Internet Caucus in Washington. He has also been strongly engaged with the United Nations Internet Governance Forum attending their annual meetings in Rio, Hyderabad and Sharm el-Sheikh from 2007-2009 with a cross-party delegation of MPs.

Talking on the European Information Assets Protection Conference, Alun Michael said: “The biggest challenge we face over the next few years is making the internet a place where people can be safe and feel safe. That requires protection of the infrastructure, high quality police and intelligence work, combined with a strategic partnership approach by industry, government and ‘the public’. Our challenge is to make the UK ‘the safest place to do business online’ and to show leadership in the wider world of global internet governance. Partnership and cooperation – often undervalued in the offline world – offer the only way to tackle the challenges of the online world.”

This Conference will take place on 25-26 January 2010 in the premises of Nomura in Central London and will feature more than 15 educational sessions (please click here for more information about this event).

Speakers who already confirmed their presence include Martin Smith from The Security Company, Giles Hogben from ENISA, Geoff Harris and Dr David King from ISSA, Sarb Sembhi from ISACA, Mick Baines from BAE Systems, Alex Dunstan-Lee from KPMG and Chris Oldknow from Microsoft, among others.

Moreover, Michael Bowron QPM, Commissioner of the City of London Police will give a welcome address.

Organisations that want to benefit from this tremendous opportunity to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of their brand, products, or services in Europe and the UK can click here to download the Sponsorship and Exhibit Menu.

CSO Roundtable Lunch

The CSO Roundtable of ASIS International, a members-only forum of senior security executives from the world's largest organizations, will hold a lunch for Roundtable members and those eligible to join, on Tuesday, January 26.

Amanda Chandler, Global Privacy Manager, Privacy Security and Content Standards at Vodafone Group Services Limited, UK will give a presentation on the information security and privacy challenges faced by a global company.

Please note that this is an invitation-only event and requires special credentials to attend. For more information on eligibility, visit the CSO Roundtable Web site or contact Peter Piazza.

Save 25% on 2010 Classroom Programs – ONE DAY ONLY!  

For one day only, ASIS is pleased to extend special savings on our extensive portfolio of professional development programs being offered in 2010.

It's our way of thanking you for your support. Register on December 8, 2009 to attend one (or more!) of our upcoming, highly-rated classroom programs and save 25%! This special offer also includes our international conferences in Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Don't miss this opportunity to receive or give the gift of education. It is the gift that keeps giving for a lifetime. There are no limits to the number of registrations you can purchase on this one day—so, take advantage of these special savings to take a course(s) you've been considering, show appreciation to an employee for a job well done, or recognise a special occasion for a colleague, friend, or family member.

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Call for Nominations - 2010 European Award for Distinguished Contributions to Societal Security – Deadline extended: 15 December 2009

The ASIS International European Award recognises significant contributions to advancing security in Europe. It is the European security profession’s most prestigious recognition of contributions to societal security, awarded to high-visibility candidates from the public and private sectors, including senior public officials, politicians and corporate leaders.

The recipient must be an individual or group, highly regarded in Europe, having made a significant contribution to security in Europe. Nominations may be submitted by any individual, groups or associations and may include self-nominations. The nominator must submit a written narrative detailing the nominee’s contributions deserving of recognition and outlining why the nominee makes a worthy recipient.

All nominations must be received by the ASIS International European Bureau in Brussels by 15 December 2009. More information regarding the nomination process can be found here.

  In 2009 Kai Eide was awarded. Eide, a Norwegian diplomat, is currently the Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

He has served the UN in various positions, primarily relating to the Balkan conflicts. In 2004-2005, he was the Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, with the aim of bringing the political process in Kosovo forward.
His two reports – in 2004 and 2005 – formed the basis for the policy adopted by the UN Security Council. Ambassador Eide assessed in his reports that the situation in Kosovo was a factor for regional instability and should be settled soon. On 31 October 2005, Annan informed the Security Council of his intention to appoint former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari as his Special Envoy. The Security Council supported Eide’s report and the appointment of Ahtisaari.
Insightful and respected by all parties in the Balkan conflicts, Eide is often said to have been the only international mediator who was on good terms with everybody in the troubled region and able to create dialogue in a very tense environment.

Previous winners of ASIS International European Awards
2009 – Mr Kai Eide, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
2008 – Mr Don Randall MBE, Senior Vice President and International Security Manager at JP Morgan Chase
2007 – Mr Wim Philippa, Secretary General, European Roundtable of Industrialists
2005 – Mr David Burrill OBE, Director, Burrill Green

Reminder - Call for Articles on Enterprise Security Risk Management

Enterprise risk management (ERM) includes the universe of risks—financial, strategic, operational, accidental, and so on—that an organisation faces. ERM encompasses due diligence, audit, compliance, facilities management, and more.

Within ERM, enterprise security risk management (ESRM) focuses on identifying, assessing, and mitigating events that affect an organisation’s ability to achieve its goals and traditionally fall under the domain of security. These components include physical security, investigations, disaster management, business continuity, and data protection.

ESRM recognises that security must reach across all business units to help those units understand their role in enhancing the organisation’s security and increasing the company’s bottom line.

If you are interested in writing a 500 words article on this issue for the December edition of EuroDynamics please submit your articles at the following email address: before the 15th of December.

Brussels to Tighten Data Protection Rules

The European Commission will review EU privacy rules in 2010 with the aim of increasing data protection for Internet services such as webmail, social networks and online banking, as well as in other non-virtual sectors ranging from finance to health care.

"Those who profit from the information revolution must respond to the public policy responsibilities that come with it," made clear Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding in a speech given last week at a conference in Brussels dedicated to data protection.

The telecoms package, aimed at reshaping the legal landscape of electronic communications in Europe, already contains new rules to tackle data breaches, an ever-growing phenomenon due to the multiplication of customised services.

"Protection against data breaches cannot be limited to electronic communications networks alone, but may need to be addressed in new EU rules which cover online services as well" Reding said.


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ASIS Chapter #249 - French News  

French Chapter Meeting

The French Chapter of ASIS International met on 23 October 2009 in Paris. Chairman Sylvan Ravinet CPP presided over three outstanding presentations:

• Police adjoint commissaire Patrice Couffy of the 14th arrondissement in Paris outlined the structure of a typical Paris police precinct, along with the responsibilities and duties of its principal officers. In a wide-ranging talk on relations between the police and private enterprise security directors, adjoint commissaire Couffy used concrete examples to discuss the delegation of police powers, issues of timing, and various legal matters. He highlighted the importance of communication and prevention, touching on decision making during crisis interventions and police coordination with fire and rescue authorities. His presentation generated high interest and many questions from participants.

• Acting also as the host for the meeting, Frédéric Barboux, loss prevention manager for the Marriott Rive Gauche Hôtel in Paris, spoke about crisis communications in the hospitality industry. He touched on organisational structures, the various roles and responsibilities in a crisis management unit, communications with the news media, and relations with public authorities. Illustrating his talk with examples of security challenges a grand hôtel is likely to face, Mr. Barboux covered principles and details applicable to security operations in many sectors of activity.

• The former security director for Prudential (USA) in Brazil, Luca Tenzi, provided a graphic account of his experiences in Central and South America, focusing on kidnapping and ransom demands, as well as life in general for foreign nationals who work in high-risk zones. He touched on the difficulties of communications with senior corporate managers who may be far away from the action and are often unaccustomed to dealing with the issues faced on a daily basis by persons who are actually on the ground. Finally, Mr. Tenzi underscored basic principles for corporate security management, including the importance of addressing regularly how security adds value to an organization and its business.

France Chapter 249 invites ASIS International members—as well as prospective new members—to attend its next meeting on Friday 4 December 2009 in Paris. Reservations are necessary. Details available upon request.

Member News: American Institute of Architects Names ASIS RVP Thomas Vonier as its International Director

  The 78,000-member American Institute of Architects has named Paris-based architect Thomas Vonier FAIA RIBA to serve on its 2010-2012 board of directors. As the AIA's international director, he will represent members who reside outside of the United States, as well as the organisation’s offshore chapters in Hong Kong, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom and Japan. Vonier heads a consulting practice based in Paris and is a Regional Vice President in Europe (Region 25) for ASIS International. Elected by his peers to the AIA College of Fellows, he is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Does your organization's strategic plan call for growth in Europe? If so, sponsorship of the ASIS European Security Conference offers you a great opportunity to gain exposure and to raise the visibility of your brand, products, and services among key decision makers in this region.

Review and select from an extensive list of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. Identify the one that is most inline with your marketing strategy and budget, or contact us to shape a tailored package that suits the best your company’s needs.

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ASIS International Commends Tsogo Sun Group’s Decision to Implement ANSI/ASIS Organisational Resilience Standard for 2010 FIFA World Cup

ASIS International is pleased to announce that the Tsogo Sun Group, the largest hotel group in Africa, will become the first hotel and resort group in the world to implement the ANSI/ASIS American National Standard Organisational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems—Requirements with Guidance for Use (ASIS SPC.1-2009). By implementing this standard, the Tsogo Sun Group aims to protect its clientele and assure reliability of services in advance of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. This premier international football tournament takes place between June 11 and July 11, 2010.

The ANSI/ASIS Organisational Resilience standard, which incorporates the ISO 28000 Security in the Supply Chain standard, provides a holistic approach to security, crisis, preparedness and continuity management. By applying this standard, the Tsogo Sun Group will further enhance the hotel group’s level of preparedness for the World Cup and beyond.

“This is the first World Cup in Africa, and with hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to visit South Africa during that time, we want to preemptively enhance our existing preparations for any natural or man-made hazard,” said Gert Cruywagen, Group Director of Risk, Tsogo Sun Group. “We looked at a range of standards and methodologies and decided to choose the ASIS standard because it augmented our group’s strategic position on continuous development of organisational resilience.”

“Guests at the Tsogo Sun Group’s hotels and gaming facilities can count on best-in-class safety, security and reliability during their stays, whether during the 2010 FIFA World Cup or beyond,” Cruywagen adds. Tsogo Sun Group owns and operates the Southern Sun, Garden Court and StayEasy hotel chains, as well as several iconic hotels and casinos including the Montecasino and Sandton Sun.

“The Tsogo Sun Group was quick to realise that the new ANSI/ASIS Organisational Resilience standard would give it a solid foundation to ensure guests can enjoy their visit to South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in as safe environment as possible” said Marc Siegel, commissioner of the ASIS International Global Standards Initiative. “I commend them for their leadership and hope this initiative will help the entire service sector become better prepared for international events of this magnitude.”

ASIS pioneered the concept of applying a systems approach to security and resilience management, and will work with the Tsogo Sun Group to implement the standard and validate the conformance and performance of the management system.

Register Now for the 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference in Dubai!

The 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference which will take place in Dubai, UAE on 6-8 December 2009.
The conference is expected to gather more than 200 delegates and will feature 33 high-level educational sessions for and by international security experts that will cover the entire spectrum of security topics ranging from hotel security, organised crime, and maritime piracy to terrorism, background investigations rights, and IT Forensics.

His Excellency Lt General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander in Chief of the Dubai Police, Chairman of the Security & Justice Committee, Director of Security & Justice – Federal Security, Head of the Disaster & Crisis Management Team and Member of Dubai Government Executive Board, will be the opening keynote speaker on 7 December.

On 8 December, Mohammad G. Al-Zahrani, Executive Director, Safety & Industrial Security at Saudi Aramco, will be a keynote speaker. The Conference will be closed by Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Human Relations Institute. He will discuss the psychology of terrorists.

Other speakers include Lieutenant Colonel Abdulrahim Mohammed Sahfee and Younis Yousuf Al Mualim from the Dubai Police Force, Walied Shater from ConocoPhillips, Simon Hoyle from Majid Al Futtaim Group LLC, Janet Ackerman from Corporate Research and Investigations LLC, Russell Busby from Saudi Aramco, Zeal Somani from Paramount Computer Systems FZ LLC, and Ralph Stobwasser from Control Risks.
Please click here to access to the full program.

Security professionals who want to attend this Conference can still register by clicking here.

New iPhone Worm Can Act Like Botnet Say Experts

A second worm to hit the iPhone has been unearthed by security company F-Secure.

It is specifically targeting people in the Netherlands who are using their iPhones for internet banking with Dutch bank ING.

It redirects the bank's customers to a lookalike site with a log-in screen.

The worm attacks "jail-broken" phones - a modification which enables the user to run non-Apple approved software on their handset.


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Join the ASIS European Network on LinkedIn

The European Bureau of ASIS International has created the ASIS European Network on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site mainly used for professional networking.

The ASIS European Network presently has over 130 members and is growing rapidly. It is the perfect way to connect with fellow security professionals. The group also includes a job board and an area for discussion.

In addition the ASIS European Network will provide you the latest news on activities and events organised by ASIS in Europe and worldwide.

Please click here to join the group.

Danish Chapter News - The Danish Chapter Improves From Listening & Learning About What Benefits Our Members

By Tanya Spencer
Board member, Danish chapter

  What are the benefits of ASIS membership? What do people expect when they join and does ASIS meet those expectations year after year? How do they use ASIS? In what ways can ASIS improve?

Getting answers to questions like these is part of the Danish Board’s efforts to listen and learn from our members so that we can serve them better. As the insights gained may also be interesting to the other European chapters, this is the first of a series of articles following four core areas of ASIS: General membership, networking, conferences, and educations/ courses.

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2nd Lead Auditor Course to be Held in Netherlands on 12-17 April 2010 

Globalisation, outsourcing, and zero-inventory manufacturing have brought security of the supply chain to the forefront. Security management has also become increasingly complex as logistics, operations and supply chain partners are often both nationwide and worldwide with varying regulations and business processes.

The ASIS ISO 28000 Lead Auditor Certification Course is designed for professionals involved with the development of security management systems and managers responsible for improvement outcomes. The program, which meets the requirements of ISO 28000:2007 “Specification for security management systems for the supply chain", provides a thorough understanding of the ISO 28000 series of standards.

Date: 12-17 April 2010.
Location: Castle Oud-Poelgeest, Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Prices: € 2.300 ASIS-members
€ 2.650 Non ASIS-members
(certificate, study material included)

Please click here for more.

MEPs Await Large Extension of Powers 

MEPs are awaiting the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty with impatience as the new institutional rules give the EU assembly a say in an array of new areas, including the EU's money-eating farm policy and its long-term budget.

While the new EU foreign policy chief and council president represents a shake-up for the external face of the bloc, the internal shake-up, placing further substantial co-legislative power into the hands of euro-parliamentarians, is widely seen as the more profound change.

Come 1 December, the parliament will gain a say on, amongst other areas, legal immigration, judicial co-operation in criminal matters, police co-operation, structural funds, services of general economic interest [euro-jargon for public services], structural funds, transport, personal data protection and intellectual property rights.

The rise in legislative powers represents almost a doubling in power, with the instances where deputies will work on proposed laws on an equal footing with member states rising from around 40 to almost 90.


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Best Sellers From the ASIS eLibrary

One of the ways ASIS delivers the latest information on relevant, newsworthy topics is with Webinars. Each live program is recorded and offered for sale through the eLibrary. Here’s a sampling of our best sellers this year:

Workplace Violence - What do I do?
Conduct Your Best Video Site System Survey
Guns at Work: When Security Policies Collide with the 2nd Amendment
Mastering Internet Searching and Analysis for Investigations and Security
Understanding Body Language: Recognizing the Hidden Meaning of the Unspoken Dialogue
Lightening Strikes: Surviving an Active Shooter-Hostage Event in the Workplace or Academic Environment

Click here to access a complete list of recent recordings.

Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives Enters Sixth Year

  ASIS International in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is offering a two-week certificate course for security executives. The Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives presents business knowledge taught by many of the same faculty who have made Wharton's MBA program one of the top-ranked in the world.

The Wharton/ASIS program, offered Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2009 and Feb. 1-5, 2010, will cover the core concepts of business to broaden the chief security officer's managerial and strategic perspectives, enhance business instincts and sharpen abilities to tackle management challenges. Both sessions must be completed to earn the certificate.
Wharton faculty draw upon extensive business expertise and research to address unique management challenges faced by security practitioners. Specific case studies in security management illustrate strategic concepts and key business skills in finance, marketing, management and leadership. To bring lessons on leadership to life, for example, one of the sessions examines critical strategies and decisions made during the Battle of Gettysburg.

"This is a challenging and relevant experience for senior security leaders," says program graduate Vincent Jarvie, vice president of corporate security at L-3 Communications Corp. "The insight to align security objectives with key business drivers results in a significant competitive advantage."

The program will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Go to for more program information or registration details.

Organisational Resilience: Is Your Organisation Prepared for the Unexpected?

Make your organisation and supply chain more resilient by implementing the ANSI/ASIS Organisational Resilience American National Standard. This Standard, which incorporates the ISO 28000 Security in the Supply Chain standard, provides a holistic approach to security, crisis, preparedness and continuity management. Learn to recognise potential threats, assess risks, and implement measures to improve an organisation’s resiliency. Gain an understanding of the conduct of risk assessments and impact analysis to support decision making. Establish an internal auditing program and perform audits of management system standards using ISO 19001. 2010 courses will be offered in Tampa, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; and San Diego, CA. Learn more.

2010 Walsh Award Applications Accepted Starting December 7

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take the March 8-11, 2010 APC I course in San Francisco, CA—free of charge! The ASIS Foundation Walsh Award pays for transportation, lodging, and course fees for the APC I course, the cornerstone of ASIS educational programming. Applications accepted starting December 7, 2009.

Global Agenda

30 November 2009: Deadline - Call for Nominations - 2010 European Award for Distinguished Contributions to Societal Security

6-8 December 2009 - 1st ASIS International Middle East Security Conference - Dubai UAE
Registration is now open.

10 December 2009 - European Advisory Council Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal

11 December 2009 - 2010 European Conference Programme Committee Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal

25-26 January 2010 - ASIS International Information Assets Protection Conference - London, UK (postponed from 23-24 November 2009)
Registration is now open.

1-3 February 2010 - 4th ASIS International Asia Pacific Conference - Sydney, Australia
More info on
Registration is now open.

18-21 April 2010 - 9th ASIS International European Security Conference - Lisbon, Portugal

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

Chapter and Certification Events

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Be a sponsor of the 1st Middle East Security Conference, of  the 4th Asia Pacific Conference and the 9th European Security Conference


Download the sponsorship prospectus for Sydney,  Dubai and Lisbon or contact the European Office for more information.

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- Unrivalled networking opportunities with more than 37,000 of your industry peers.
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- Complimentary subscription to Security Management magazine, the leading security industry publication.
- Opportunities to build a professional reputation and credentials.
- Tailored professional development programs to fit your specific career goals.
- Advocacy of the security industry to the government and business communities.
- Board-certified, professional designations.
- Members-only access to new career opportunities in security management.
- Access to more than 300 peer-reviewed, security-related publications.
- Discounts on program and Seminar registration, merchandise, and certification programs.

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New Chapters: Call for Volunteers

 ASIS International is looking for volunteers to help form new chapters in Romania, the Baltic States, Western Balkans and other European countries where no chapter presently exists.

For more information, please contact the European Bureau or click here to download the procedures on forming a new chapter.
 ASIS Bookstore

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





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