Wednesday, 1 March 2017

ASIS INTERNATIONAL (SINGAPORE CHAPTER)’S FIRST QUARTER & LUNAR NEW YEAR NETWORKING DINNER


ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) held its 2017 First Quarter cum Lunar New Year Networking Dinner on 10 Feb 17 at the Jin Xi Lou Chinese Restaurant located at 29 Carpenter Street.  About  45 local chapter members and 11 invited guests from key government agencies and MNCs were treated to an 8-course Chinese banquet dinner, including “Lo Hei”, a traditional must-have raw fish dish during lunar new year celebrations.

Newly elected Chapter Chairman Dex Yuen, CPP, welcomed all guests and shared his vision for the Chapter, inspired by the book "Built to Last - Successful Habits of Visionary Companies" by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras.  In between dinner, members were treated to a series of lucky draws for responding to a members’ survey in Dec 16 and for early renewal of their membership.  Prizes included shopping vouchers as well as a book “A Handbook On Terrorism – Asia Pacific” written by Rohan Gunaratna, Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, who is also Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore.

In line with ASIS International’s focus of raising the profile of the security practice through education, an insightful presentation on “A Fast-Evolving Security Threat Landscape Fuelled By Technology Adverse Risks Driven by The Power Of Technology” was delivered by Stanley Aloysius, Director for Asia Pacific Safety & Security at PayPal. A key takeaway from his presentation was the need to seriously consider encrypting one’s mobile communication devices, since many people today regularly transact payments from their mobile devices.

A presentation was also delivered on the ASIS International Mentorship Program, by Leonard Sng, CPP, Chapter Mentorship Program Chairperson, who highlighted the importance of succession planning in the security industry.  Besides recognizing potential security industry leaders, grooming them is key to ensuring continuity.  Leonard shared that ASIS International takes this very seriously and has developed protocols to administer the program, which will be officially launched in end Feb 17.


A packed room at the Q1 Networking Dinner at Jin Xi Lou Restaurant at 29 Carpenter Street.


Dex Yuen, CPP, Chairman of the Singapore Chapter, delivering his opening address.


The traditional Lunar New Year Lo Hei dish, a truly Singaporean dish invented by a Singapore Chef many years ago, which has since been a must-have at important gatherings during Lunar New Year festivities.


 Tossing the Lo Hei and wishing all good health, happiness and prosperity. Huat Ah!


Stanley Aloysius from PayPal delivering his presentation.


Leonard Sng, CPP, Mentoring Program Committee Chair sharing with members and guests on the ASIS International Mentoring Program.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Field Visit to Amazon Singapore [Registration Closed]

Dear Members

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is pleased to announce 2017’s first Field Visit to Amazon Singapore.

Amazon is an American MNC that specialises in electronic commerce and cloud computing business. It was founded in 1994, and reportedly one of the largest internet-based retailers in the world.  Do join us to understand the physical security operations, compliance and audit model, network and data security and challenges faced by Amazon.  Thanks to our generous host, this is a great opportunity to learn and network from one another.

Details are as follows:

Date                : Tuesday 29 March 2017
Time                : 1400-1700hr
Venue              : Amazon Singapore
Address           : Amazon Office, L10, Capital Square, 23 Church Street, Singapore 049481
Meeting Point : Ground Floor, Reception Counter of Capital Square Building 
(hourly parking is available at Capital Square building at your own expense)

Programme

1345 hr - Arrival and Registration
1400 hr - Welcome and Introduction
1415 hr - Presentation on physical security, compliance and audit, network security, data security and incident response
1545 hr - Q&A, Refreshment & Networking
1645 hr - Closing speech by Honorary Chairman, ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)
                Presentation of plaque to Amazon representative
1700 hr - End of Field Visit

Only 25 participant slots are available, and fees are as follows:
  • S$10 for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) members
  • S$20 for ASIS International members

Terms and Conditions

  1. This field visit is open ONLY to ASIS International member with priority given to local chapter members.
  2. The host reserves the right to restrict any members from attending the field visit, subject to their internal screening process and company policy. Their decision is final and no appeal will be allowed.
  3. The host and the organizer reserve the right to cancel or postpone the field visit due to unforeseen circumstances, and participants will be notified as soon as possible.
  4. Invoice with instruction to pay online will be issued after the online registration.
  5. Please note that refunds will not be issued for cancellation or no-show.
  6. All registered members will need to make payment online by 9 Mar 17 to confirm your attendance. If payment is not made by then, your registration will be void and opportunity will be given to other members on the waiting list. No appeal will be allowed.
  7. A reminder will be sent to members to attend the field visit after payment has been made.
  8. For members who have registered for the field visit but who are unable to attend, please inform the organiser at least one day before the event for admin/logistics planning, at melvinpang888@gmail.com . No refund will be issued at this stage.

Registration is now closed.


Best Regards
Member Services
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

CPP Review Program & ASMC – 27 to 30 March 2017 [Registration Closed]









CPP Review Program & ASMC – 27 to 30 March 2017

Concorde Hotel Singapore | 100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840

Stand out in the Crowd. Earn your ASIS Board Certification.

ASIS International was the first organization to offer a credential specifically for security managers, and our program remains the global standard. Earning your Certified Protection Professional (CPPTM) provides objective evidence that you possess substantial relevant experience, as well as demonstrated and tested competence. Developed by practitioners for practitioners, ASIS board certification provides a technical and financial edge.
Established in 1977, the CPPTM is widely acknowledged as the highest recognition of security professionals. Those who have earned the CPPTM are ASIS board-certified in security management. This credential is given to individuals who have demonstrated expertise in security management principles, concepts, technology and best practices. The CPP designation provides independent confirmation of a practitioner’s ability to assume leadership responsibilities and address broad security concerns.
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is proud to organize the course in Singapore from 27 to 30 March 2017 to assist security professionals prepare for the CPP examination.

CPP Classroom Review

In just four days, experienced instructors will walk you step-by-step through a review of the relevant body of knowledge. You will identify areas of strength and weakness to help you stay more focused in preparing for the exam.  In addition, you will network and learn from peers, as well as benefit from face time with board-certified CPP instructors. 

Immediate Benefits

- Strengthen your understanding in the key concepts and practices of security management. Gain valuable insights into how to apply your knowledge to the exam.
- Evaluate your level of knowledge and assess your skills. Identify areas of strength and those areas that may require additional preparation.
- Take a practice exam and get feedback on your answers. The questions are similar to those you may expect to encounter in the actual exam.
- Build relationships and share study tips with others who are also preparing for the exam.
- Learn proven test-taking strategies to help improve your performance on the exam.

Who Should Attend

The CPP Review is primarily designed for CPP candidates. Others who may find the program useful include security practitioners who wish to enhance their security knowledge, executives who have assumed security management responsibilities, and individuals who wish to gain security management knowledge.

Course Structure

Day 1: 27 Mar 17 - Security Principles & Practices and Investigations
Day 2: 28 Mar 17 - Emergency Practices and Personnel Security
Day 3: 29 Mar 17 - Physical Security
Day 4: 30 Mar 17 - Information Security and Business Principles & Practices

Course Fees

Course fee for the review program is S$2,000 net, inclusive of course materials, all lunches and tea breaks over the course duration.  ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up members are entitled to a 10% discount, while members from ASIS International and other supporting organizations will enjoy a 5% discount off the course fee.

Program Details

Date: 27 to 30 March 2017
Time: 0900hr – 1700hr
Venue: Concorde Hotel Singapore, 100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840 

Instructors

Instructors are drawn from our pool of board-certified CPPs who are security practitioners with many years of industry experience.

Registration is now closed.


Q1/2017 Networking Dinner & Chinese Lunar New Year Lo Hei [Registration Closed]



Q1 Networking Dinner & Chinese Lunar New Year Lo Hei [Registration Closed]

(With the end of all “monkey” businesses, it is time to talk “cock” and welcome the Lunar Year of the Rooster.)

Dear Fellow Members,

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) would like to invite you to our 2017 Q1 Networking Dinner with the traditional Lunar New Year Lo Hei.  It is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the Lunar New Year festivities and network with fellow security professionals.  

This year’s Q1 cum Lo Hei event will be at:

Venue: Jin Xi Lou Restaurant
Address: 29 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059923
Date: 10 Feb 2017 (Friday)
Time: 1900 - 2200hr


Programme

1900hrs – Opening address by Honorary Chairman, ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)
1915hrs – Dinner commences (Lo Hei at each table)
2000hrs – Presentation on "A fast evolving Security Threat Landscape fuelled by technology-adverse risks driven by the Power of Technology by Stanley                     Aloysius CPP, Director, Asia Pacific Safety and Security, Paypal
2100hrs – Lucky Draw for Early Membership Renewal/ Sign-Up
              First Hong Bao Draw
2130hrs – Presentation on ASIS International Mentoring Program by Leonard Sng CPP, Mentoring Program Chair
2145hrs – Lucky Draw for Chapter Survey Dec 16
              Grand Hong Bao Draw


Fee

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) 2017 Paid-Up members: Complimentary
ASIS International 2017 members : SGD50

As seats are limited, kindly register below by
2 Feb 2017.

When registering for event, please indicate if Halal or Vegetarian diet is required.
Thank you.


Member Services
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)



Saturday, 29 October 2016

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) AGM 2016

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) 2016

Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be held at Amara Singapore on Friday 18 November 2016 at 1800hrs.

This is a significant local paid-up chapter members only event, to update on the activities and achievements of the Singapore Chapter in 2016.

The Chairman of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be presenting his report during the AGM and we will be electing the Management Committee for the term 2017-2018.

Venue:
Amara Singapore
Address: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088539
Date: 18 Nov 2016 (Friday)
Time: 1800hrs to 1900hrs

Programme
1730hrs – Registration
1800hrs – Commencement of AGM
                 Adoption of AGM 2015 minutes
                 Honorary Chairman's Report
                 Financial Report for Year ending 30 Sep 2016
                 Proposed amendments to Constitution
                 Election of Management Committee
                 Election of Honorary Auditors
1900hrs – End


CALL FOR VOLUNTEER LEADERS

Would you like to make a difference to the security community ?  
Do you have the passion and drive to organise events, conduct training and share knowledge?
Benefits?
Gain leadership opportunities in a world-leading security organization.
Expand your network.
Earn credits for your CPP/PSP/PCI re-certification.

Represent the Chapter at seminars / conferences / meetings.
Gain access to valuable resources
and many more ....

Drop us an email at memberservices@asis-singapore.org.sg to enquire more or express your interest to serve in the 2017-2018 Management Committee.

Be inspired !  Click here to read about the story of Leonard Sng who has been serving in the volunteer leadership role for many years.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  1. Only Singapore Chapter paid-up Active and Life members in good standing (as at 18 November 2016) are eligible to attend the AGM, including the right to vote at the meeting.
  2. All AGM attendees are invited to stay on for the Q4 Networking Dinner event after AGM, at the same venue.

REGISTRATION


Registration closed


Q4/2016 Networking Dinner

Q4/2016 Networking Dinner

2016 has been an eventful year for the world and especially for security professionals like us who have to deal with the evolving security threats and challenges. As we approach the year-end, let us all get together for an evening of fellowship and indulge in sumptuous food.

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) Q4/2016 Networking Dinner will be held on 18 Nov 2016 (Friday). 

Venue: Amara Singapore
Address: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088539
Date: 18 Nov 2016 (Friday)
Time: 1900hrs to 2140hrs


Programme
1900 hrs - Registration and Networking
1930 hrs - Welcome speech by Honorary Chairman, ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)
1935 hrs - Dinner/ Networking
2000 hrs - Early Bird’s Lucky Draw
2010 hrs - Presentation on “Corporate Intelligence and Security Risk Management of Soft Targets” by Leonard Sng, CPP and Danny Chan, CPP
2055 hrs - Discussion Panel with Leonard Sng, CPP, Danny Chan, CPP and Lee Huan Chiang, PSP
2110 hrs - Presentation on “ASIS Young Professionals” by Melvin Pang, CPP
2130 hrs - Grand Lucky Draw
2140 hrs - End of Q4 networking dinner

Fee
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) 2016 Paid Up members: Complimentary
ASIS International 2016 members: SGD50


Registration
As seats are limited, please register below by 11 Nov 2016.

Registration closed

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Dig The Well For Others To Drink!


Allow me to share with you a recent reflection of mine. The year is 2030, my 5-year-old grandson asked what was that ASIS Singapore Chapter Letter of Appreciation hanging in my study all about. I looked at him with glassy eyes and told him that it had something to do with being part of a fraternity of security professionals and practitioners. He then asked if I could bring him to one of the meetings. My answer was simple, the local chapter is no longer around and guessing his next question, I told him that it was all grandpa’s fault, because he did nothing to keep it alive. Will that be a situation that many of us will find ourselves in 20 - 30 years from today? I sincerely hope not.

Empires, organizations and associations come and go. Those that remain through time have done so because of the determination of their people to sustain the existence of their collective order. Paradigm shifts and the many strategies of sustainability means nothing if there are no people to work towards perpetuating the purpose of the collective body. We can have many members but for the local chapter to remain valid it need members to come forward to create value for the chapter and its members.

I have been a local chapter member since 2006 and in the course of these 10 years, I have had the opportunity to serve with some of the best and dedicated Management and Working Sub Committee members at our chapter. I believe what drove these people was integrity, they left their ego and personal interests aside to work and grow the chapter. In many ways they had shown the true spirit of volunteerism and I am proud to be associated with them.

While the regional leadership has been actively engaging ASIS International head office on the need for a paradigm shift to grow membership in the region, individual chapters and their management committees could also do their part to develop growth. Looking back in the last 10 years, I observe that when the chapter organizes more activities for members, membership numbers will grow. If this is true than perhaps future chapter managements could work towards organizing more activities. These could be more casual gatherings for round-table discussions or recorded webinars. Such events need not see a large attendance but increasing the frequency of gatherings will sent the message that the chapter is vibrant. Members should also engage the Management Committee to share their areas of interests and seek opportunities to peer share at chapter events.

I suppose in the true spirit of volunteerism we need to dig the well today so that others may drink from it tomorrow and in so doing the scenario above will not materialise.

Leonard E. J. Sng CPP
Regional Vice President, Region 13B