Thursday, 19 December 2013

AP Dynamics - December Issue


ASIS International's AP Dynamics, the monthly newsletter for ASIS members in the Asia-Pacific region covering ASIS news, chapter news, and important Asia-Pacific headlines, has just published its December 2013 edition. You can access it here.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Member Letter from President, ASIS International

July 1, 2013

Dear ASIS Member:

With your support, ASIS International (ASIS) has grown steadily over the past decade and has evolved to meet the diverse needs of security management professionals worldwide. Like many other professional associations, ASIS must periodically review its operating costs and the anticipated future improvement of benefits, programs, and services. A thorough financial review undertaken by the ASIS Board of Directors has determined a need to implement a dues increase of $45—to $195 annually— effective January 1, 2014. Our dues were last raised in 2003.

Prior to making this decision, the Board thoroughly explored all alternatives to this action, but determined that this is necessary if ASIS is to continue to provide the scope, breadth, and quality of current services, while also building offerings for future generations in the profession. A few of our major membership-related developments since 2003 are:

      o 38,000 members today vs. 33,000 in 2003
      o 45 newly chartered chapters since 2003
      o Four Regional Advisory Councils created—Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Latin America
      o Eight new Standards published since program began in 2008
      o Eight new Guidelines published since 2003
      o CSO Roundtable established to meet the needs of senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organizations in the world
      o Two new certifications introduced in 2003—PCI and PSP
      o Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East Bureaus opened
      o Four global conferences added—New York, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe
      o Digital offering of Security Management magazine
      o Increased offerings of alternative education delivery systems for members, i.e., webinars

As we move forward, the Board, along with the volunteer leadership and staff, plan to continue to build upon our strategic initiatives and expand the services we provide to the membership globally.

ASIS remains dedicated to the promotion of excellence and leadership in the global community of security management professionals. In line with this commitment, we appreciate your membership and your support.

Sincerely,

Geoff Craighead, CPP
President
ASIS International

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

AP Dynamics - November Issue


ASIS International's AP Dynamics, the monthly newsletter for ASIS members in the Asia-Pacific region covering ASIS news, chapter news, and important Asia-Pacific headlines, has just published its November 2013 edition. You can access it here.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Call for Articles - Chapter Newsletter

Dear Members,

As part of our communications outreach, ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is committed to producing two Chapter Newsletters each year.

As we approach the end of another year, the Singapore Chapter will be publishing its second newsletter in Dec 13. Other than updating members on past and upcoming events, we will again be publishing security-related articles of interest as part of education and knowledge sharing. The Singapore Chapter is seeking articles of interest from all members, which may relate to terrorism, physical security, executive protection, investigations, product counterfeiting, supply chain security, crisis management or business continuity management. The article may relate to current or emerging issues, best practices or challenges facing security professionals who are responsible for securing people, property and information in their organisations.

This will be a valuable platform to share your knowledge with fellow Chapter members and other security professionals. CPP/PSP/PCI holders will also be pleased to note that published articles may earn them up to 9 CPE credits.

Your article should be submitted in word doc containing no more than 1,000 words, which can be accompanied with illustrations such as diagram and/or photo.

Submissions close on Sat 30 Nov 13. I would like to encourage all members to contribute actively towards "A more connected and learned Chapter".

Regards,
Lim Choon Kwang, CPP
Hon Vice Chairman, 2013-14
Chair, Membership & Communications Sub-Committee
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Monday, 28 October 2013

AP Dynamics - October Issue


ASIS International's AP Dynamics, the monthly newsletter for ASIS members in the Asia-Pacific region covering ASIS news, chapter news, and important Asia-Pacific headlines, has just published its October 2013 edition. You can access it here.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Q4 Networking Seminar and Dinner

Dear ASIS International and Singapore Chapter Members,

Our Q4 Networking Seminar and Dinner will be held on 6 November 2013 (Wednesday) 1930hrs at the Concorde Hotel (Concorde 3 Function Room).

The program for the evening is as follows:

1930 - 2000 hrs - Presentation on Regional Project Management for Security Systems by Ron Efron, CEO ICD Security Solutions
2000 - 2200 hrs - Buffet Dinner and Networking

Fee: Complimentary for all ASIS International members
$60 for Affiliated Association members
$70 for Public

Important Notes

1. Singapore Chapter paid-up members who are attending the AGM prior to Q4 Networking Seminar and Dinner event need not RSVP, as you would have already done so through the AGM Notice.
2. Members who have renewed their ASIS International membership for 2014, are also invited to renew their ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up membership at S$100 during the Q4 event. Do note that validity of the Singapore Chapter paid-up membership for 2014 is incumbent on the renewal of ASIS International membership for 2014.
3. Singapore Chapter paid-up membership dues is payable by cash / cheque made payable to "ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)". Those who wish to pay through Paypal will be sent the renewal details after the Q4 event.

You may RSVP your attendance using the form below.

Member Services
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)


Update 7 Nov 2013: Registration is closed

Monday, 21 October 2013

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Dear Members of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Notice is hereby given that the 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be held at Concorde 3 Function Room, Concorde Hotel Singapore, on Wednesday, 6 November 2013 at 1800hrs.

This is a significant members-only meeting, to update on the achievements and events the Singapore Chapter has organized in 2013.

The Chairman of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be presenting his report during the AGM, and we will be electing a Treasurer for the Chapter at this AGM as Mr. Chris Phinney has undertaken an overseas posting.

Annual General Meeting

1800 - 1830hrs - Registration and Networking Cocktail
1830 - 1930hrs - Annual General Meeting
  • Honorary Chairman's Report
  • Adoption of the AGM minutes held on 6 November 2012 (Together with the Financial Statement for 2012)
  • Honorary Treasurer's Financial Report for the year ending 30 Septembre 2013 (The report will be presented during AGM)
  • Management Committee Election - Honorary Treasurer
  • Approval and Adoption of Proposed Changes to Chapter Constitution
  • Any other matters of which notice in writing has been given to the Honorary Secretary (secretary@asis-singapore.org.sg) at least seven (7) days before the AGM.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  1. The current Management Committee (MC) term ends in 2014. Honorary Treasurer term is limited to one year and is available for election.
  2. Only Singapore Chapter Paid-up Active and Life Members in good standing (as at 6 November 2013) are eligible to attend the AGM, including the right to vote for office bearers at AGM.
  3. If you wish to serve in the MC, you may have your name proposed and seconded at the AGM, and election will follow a simple majority vote, subject to eligibility, i.e. must be a Singapore Chapter Paid-up member for at least 12 consecutive months prior to AGM.
  4. All AGM attendees are invited to stay on for Q4 Networking Dinner event after AGM, at the same venue. Details of the Q4 Networking dinner event will be announced separately.

RSVP

Please confirm your attendance (through the form located at the bottom of this Notice) by 1 November 2013, in order to aid the MC in finalizing logistics for the AGM.

DOCUMENTS

  1. Minutes of AGM held on 9 November 2012
  2. Financial Statement for 2012
  3. Proposed Changes to Chapter Constitution


Warmest Regards,
Stefan Shih
Honorary Secretary
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)
email: secretary@asis-singapore.org.sg


Update 7 Nov 2013: Registration is closed

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Renew Your ASIS International Membership Today!

From networking and information to education and certification, your membership in ASIS provides ready access to the resources and tools required for you to stay current in the security profession and to advance your career. Take a moment to renew your ASIS membership for 2014, so that you can secure your member benefits for another 12 months.

The preferred method to complete your renewal is to simply login to your "My ASIS" page at www.asisonline.org and select the "My Transaction" tab followed by "My Open Invoices" to view your renewal invoice. Please select the invoice and "add to cart." Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Members Services representatives by email at asis@asisonline.org or by telephone at +1.703.519.6200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EDT), Monday-Friday.

Friday, 20 September 2013

AP Dynamics - September Issue


ASIS International's AP Dynamics, the monthly newsletter for ASIS members in the Asia-Pacific region covering ASIS news, chapter news, and important Asia-Pacific headlines, has just published its second edition. You can access it here.

The inaugural issue of AP Dynamics published in July can still be found here.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Book of the Quarter: "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success"

In light of a tragedy that took place at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard yesterday, it reminds us that workplace violence is a day-to-day reality that cannot be ignored. Bill Whitmore, the Chairman, President and CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services, the largest American owned and managed contract security company, wrote this book about workplace violence prevention. Whitmore demonstrates how an organization's leadership can play a crucial role in preventing workplace violence and some of the steps they can take in developing and implementing a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program. According to Whitmore, every organization has to understand the dynamics, risks and costs to their business. Everyone in an organization is responsible for workplace violence prevention. Educating employees about the signs and symptoms of potential workplace violence threats and creating awareness through training is vital to their prevention program.  

In addition, Whitmore highlights warning signs for an employee who requires intervention, and as leaders we need to make sure all employees understand and recognize the more subtle forms of workplace violence — the warning signs of potentially destructive acts to come — so that everyone can act as eyes and ears to recognize and report unusual behavior. Education and awareness are critical. The daily interactions of co-workers weigh heavily on the ability to identify potential issues before they become disasters.  Hence this book doesn't just address the far end extreme of gun-related violence that is not really suitable in our Singapore context. 

Website:  http://www.potentialthebook.com/
Amazon:   http://www.amazon.com/Potential-Workplace-Prevention-Organizational-ebook/dp/B006YJNBE8

Danny Chan
Co-Chair, Professional Development Sub-Commitee 2013-2014
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

SAE Singapore Security Management Conference 2013

 
Dear Members,

We are pleased to inform you that ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is proud to be a supporting organization of SAE Singapore Security Management Conference 2013, which will take place from 6 to 7 November 2013 at Carlton Hotel Singapore.

This is a prestigious annual initiative bringing a convergence of senior security leadership in Singapore and around Asia Pacific to one location, where elite professionals within the security fraternity gather to network, exchange expertise, share knowledge and competencies, which will benefit the individuals, their organizations and industry as a whole.

The 4-track Conferences of SAE Singapore 2013 is going to be a deep dive high-level commitment attracting over 400 participants who would have the privilege to experience thought-provoking presentations from 20 over international renowned speakers and close to 30 industrial panelists, making SAE Singapore a unique MUST-attend event not to be missed by security professionals who aspire towards adding value to their organization and enhancing competencies with and among the fraternity in attendance.

The SAE Singapore 2013 2-Day/4-Track event's central theme is divided into:

06 November 2013
  1. TAPA Asia Supply Chain Security Conference:
Theme - Surfing On The New Wave of Challenges in The Supply Chain Security
  1. Building, Facility & Structural Security Conference:
Theme - Eradicating Security Threat Through Innovative Human Intervention & Technological Innovations

07 November 2013
  1. Corporate Security Management Conference:
Theme - Asserting The Asset Value Of Security To The C-Suite In The Corporate World
  1. Counter Terrorism Conference:
Theme - Defining The Thin Fine Line Between Being Prepared and Being Too Late To Counter Terrorism

On top of 10% discount for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) members, members can enjoy an additional 10% discount for:
  1. Early Bird registration (valid till Fri 13 Sep 13);
  2. Group Registration of 3 or more participants; and
  3. Multi-Conference Registration i.e. 2 tracks,
which potentially means a total discount of up to 40%!


All ASIS International and Singapore Chapter members would have received a notification with the discount code that can be used to enjoy the member's discount. If you have not received this discount code, do send an email to memberservices to request for one.

Please visit www.SAEshow.com/Singapore for online registration and details of the 4-track conferences.

For more clarification and assistance, please contact the conference organizer Mr Derick Ding via email: Derick@GlobalE2C.com.sg or call +65 66844687.

Hope to see you all at the conference!


Regards,
Member Services
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Field Visit - The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be hosting its third quarter’s field visit.

Participants will qualify for 2 CPE hours towards CPP, PSP and PCI recertification.

Since the beginning of time, people have travelled for commerce, religion, family, health, immigration, education, and recreation. Evidence of hotels and the hospitality industry have been recorded as far back as biblical times when Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem during the census. As the Bible depicts, Mary and Joseph were refused accommodations because there "was no room at the inn." The word hotel is derived from the French word hôtel, meaning host.

Post September 11, 2011, the aggregate attacks on hotels have increased four-folds. Straddling between security and hospitality is a tight rope that has to be walked everyday. The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore (RCMS) isn’t just another 5 star hotel under the Marriott stable. It is also where heads of states like US President Obama stays when he travels to Singapore. Find out from behind the scenes how RCMS is also instrumental to the National Day Parade and F1 race.

Date: 25th September 2013
Time: 0930 – 1145 hrs
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore (Meet at the lobby)

Programme
0930–1000hrs – Registration
1000–1030hrs – Presentation by The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
1030–1130hrs – Site visit
1130–1145hrs – Questions and Answers

There are only 20 slots for this field visit and the fees are as follows:

$25 for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up members
$50 for ASIS International members and affiliated associations (ACFE, ISACA, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapters and TAPA Asia)

You may register by submitting the form below.
Invoice with instruction to pay online will be issued upon registration.
Please note that refunds will not be issued for cancellation or no-shows.


Update 25 Sep 2013: Registration is now closed.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Video Highlight: Dr Linda Florence

Dr. Linda Florence CPP, based in Las Vegas, Nevada and Dean of Henley-Putnam University provides great insight into the security profession and the development of the industry's body of knowledge. She was the previous Chair of ASIS Certification Board, and also a member of ASIS Foundation Board. Highly recognised in the USA, as a practitioner, academic and industry leader. Interview conducted by Chris Cubbage, Executive Editor for My Security Media.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Honorary Chairman Message - Aug 2013

Dear Member,

The current Management Committee has been serving the members for 8 months. I am pleased to reaffirm our commitment to the members. The transformation delivered in 2012 is sustained this year and events are organised with higher quality and better attendance. Last year, there were 13 events organised and additional 5 events were supported with over 133 hours of education and networking opportunities offered.

Chapter's Q3 evening seminar and networking dinner was a resounding success. It was attended by over 70 participants and positive feedbacks were received. Lionel Tan from Rajah and Tann delivered a presentation on Personal Data Protection Act followed by Hector Martinez from EMC on Leading Edge with Big Data. By attendance and feedbacks, this is the best quarterly event we have organised so far.

The presentation slides are now available to all members at the following links:
a. Personal Data Protection Act Presentation Slides
b. Leading Edge with Big Data Presentation Slides

CPP Review course was completed yesterday with 10 attendees with attendees from Singapore and Indonesia. This follows the PSP course that was run successfully last month.

I would like to acknowledge our Q3 event sponsor, EMC. Please keep a look out for our next event soon.

Regards,
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Monday, 26 August 2013

AP Dynamics - July Issue (Inaugural)


AP Dynamics is our very own newsletter written by and for security professionals in the ASIS Asia-Pacific community. You can view the inaugural issue of AP Dynamics here.

Monday, 5 August 2013

CPP Review Course

With three weeks to go, the next Advanced Security Management & CPP® Review course is scheduled to run on 26 to 29 August. All ASIS International and Singapore Chapter members are entitled to a discount off the registration fees. Please see the course brochure for full details.

Applying for the CPP® Certification Exam
The CPP® professional qualification is by computer-based examination. Applications to sit the examination, which costs USD300 for ASIS International members and USD450 for non-members, should be made direct to ASIS International via the ASIS website.

The CPP® examination is conducted by ASIS International and is computer-based at a number of Prometric Test Centre in Singapore and globally. Prospective candidates can check their eligibility to sit the examination and register online directly with ASIS International. Further details of the CPP reference materials, examination entry criteria and application form, and Prometric Test Centres can be found on the ASIS website.

The examination fee is not included in the CPP® Review Course package fee, nor are the CPP reference materials – details of which can be found on the ASIS website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions.

Kind Regards,
Member Services
ASIS International Singapore Chapter

Friday, 2 August 2013

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) Newsletter - Security Professional

The latest issue of Security Professional, ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)'s newsletter has just been published! Have a sneak peek at upcoming events, and a look back at the event highlights for the first half of 2013, with field visits, review courses, and two quarterly events. Find out who the new International Members are to our Chapter, and learn from three of our industry peers through their article submissions.

You can download your copy by clicking on this link.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Honorary Chairman Message - Jul 2013

Dear Members, 

In the month of July, the Management Committee has organized a number events and initiatives as follows:

1) Q3 Evening Seminar and Networking Dinner
The new format of the networking event continues with presentations on Social media & Personal data protection act and Effective response throughout the video lifecycle.  The event received overwhelming responses with over 90 attendees have registered.  I look forward to meet  members who have registered for the event tomorrow evening.  I would like to acknowledge EMC as our sponsor for the event.

2) PSP Review Course
PSP review course is ongoing with 7 participants from Singapore and Indonesia.  The course has been expanded from 2 to 3 days to cover new areas such as CPTED.

3) Newsletter
I invite you to read our newsletter published earlier today.  It has a new look, more articles and other ASIS International news.  The Chapter participated in 'Newsletter of the Year' contest last year. Although we did not win the award, we received valuable feedback on how we can improve.  This edition of newsletter incorporates some of the improvement suggested.  Please do let us know your thoughts.

4) Chapter Standard Operating Procedure
Governance and Standard sub-committee has produced initial draft of Chapter SOP.  The document is written to document Chapter's operation that will serve as a guidance to Management Committee in the future.  Job description of each volunteer leader roles, skillset and tools required have been documented.  The SOP will be further developed and be ready prior Annual General Meeting.

There are more events in the pipeline such as CPP certification review course in August and a site visit in September.  More details will be shared accordingly.

Regards,
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

PSP Review Course

With two weeks to go, the next Physical Security Professional (PSP®) Review course is scheduled to run on 31 July to 2 August. All ASIS International and Singapore Chapter members are entitled to a discount off the registration fees. Please see the course brochure for full details.

Applying for the PSP® Certification Exam
The PSP® professional qualification is by computer-based examination. Applications to sit the examination, which costs USD300 for ASIS International members and USD450 for non-members, should be made direct to ASIS International via the ASIS website.

The PSP® examination is conducted by ASIS International and is computer-based at a number of Prometric Test Centre in Singapore and globally. Prospective candidates can check their eligibility to sit the examination and register online directly with ASIS International. Further details of the PSP reference materials, examination entry criteria and application form, and Prometric Test Centres can be found on the ASIS website.

The examination fee is not included in the PSP® Review Course package fee, nor are the PSP reference materials – details of which can be found on the ASIS website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions.

Kind Regards,
Member Services
ASIS International Singapore Chapter

Monday, 15 July 2013

CPP Review Course

With six weeks to go, the next Advanced Security Management & CPP® Review course is scheduled to run on 26 to 29 August. All ASIS International and Singapore Chapter members are entitled to a discount off the registration fees. Please see the course brochure for full details.

Applying for the CPP® Certification Exam
The CPP® professional qualification is by computer-based examination. Applications to sit the examination, which costs USD300 for ASIS International members and USD450 for non-members, should be made direct to ASIS International via the ASIS website.

The CPP® examination is conducted by ASIS International and is computer-based at a number of Prometric Test Centre in Singapore and globally. Prospective candidates can check their eligibility to sit the examination and register online directly with ASIS International. Further details of the CPP reference materials, examination entry criteria and application form, and Prometric Test Centres can be found on the ASIS website.

The examination fee is not included in the CPP® Review Course package fee, nor are the CPP reference materials – details of which can be found on the ASIS website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions.

Kind Regards,
Member Services
ASIS International Singapore Chapter

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Q3 Networking Dinner

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) brings to you yet another learning opportunity with presentations on Personal Data Protection from Rajah & Tann and the Management of Big Data in the Physical Security realm by EMC. Our 3rd Quarter Networking Dinner will be held on 2 Aug 2013 (Friday) at 6pm at the Concorde Hotel (Concorde 3 Banquet Room).

Programme
1800 – 1845 hrs – Registration
1845 – 1855 hrs – Opening address by ASIS Singapore Chapter Chairman
1900 – 1945 hrs – Presentation on Singapore’s Data Privacy Laws by Lionel Tan from Rajah & Tann
1950 – 2020 hrs – Presentation on Effective Response Throughout The Video Lifecycle by Hector Martinez from EMC
2025 – 2200 hrs – 8 Course Chinese Dinner & Networking

Fee
- Complimentary for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up Members.
- $60 for ASIS International and affiliated association members
- $70 for Public

You may register by providing the following details:

-------
Name:
Membership No:
-------

in an email to MemberServices.

Presentation Synopsis & Speaker’s Biography

Social Media and the Personal Data Protection Act by Lionel Tan, Partner at Rajah & Tann
From the Arab Spring of some two years back to the Edward Snowden saga, social media has played an integral role. The impact of social media has in many ways made many governments around the world wearier of the impact it can have within a defined social geography to the World Wide Web.

Lionel a partner at Rajah & Tann, one of Singapore’s reputable legal firms will provide us legal insights on Social Media in Singapore given the recent passing of the Personal Data Protection Act in Parliament. As security professionals we need to have a reasonable understanding of the impact social media will have on our efforts to protect people, information and physical assets.

Effective Response Throughout The Video Lifecycle by Hector G. Martinez, Lead for Defence, Safety & Security Platforms, EMC Asia Pacific & Japan
The solution improves the management of video surveillance data throughout its lifecycle from capture to analysis to archive. Typically, when organization’s Legal team requests evidentiary information, team’s have to go to multiple sources and locations, and it is difficult and costly to sort, analyze, and package the necessary data. EMC Physical Security Solution automates the steps in the legal discovery process so that the end user can complete them at a fraction of the cost and time of performing them manually.

Hector G. Martinez is the Lead for Defence, Safety & Security Platforms at EMC’s Asia Pacific & Japan theatre; with focus on security, defence & intelligence initiatives. With over 14 years in business development, security system integration and cross jurisdictional law enforcement, Hector has been involved in project implementation, development, and investigations in the United States, Israel, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Hector works closely with EMC's Office of Technology, which is responsible for defining the company's evolving technology vision and technology strategy, as well as working with the industry on standards.

Monday, 1 July 2013

PSP Review Course

With four weeks to go, the next Physical Security Professional (PSP®) Review course is scheduled to run on 31 July to 2 August. All ASIS International and Singapore Chapter members are entitled to a discount off the registration fees. Please see the course brochure for full details.

Applying for the PSP® Certification Exam
The PSP® professional qualification is by computer-based examination. Applications to sit the examination, which costs USD300 for ASIS International members and USD450 for non-members, should be made direct to ASIS International via the ASIS website.

The PSP® examination is conducted by ASIS International and is computer-based at a number of Prometric Test Centre in Singapore and globally. Prospective candidates can check their eligibility to sit the examination and register online directly with ASIS International. Further details of the PSP reference materials, examination entry criteria and application form, and Prometric Test Centres can be found on the ASIS website.

The examination fee is not included in the PSP® Review Course package fee, nor are the PSP reference materials – details of which can be found on the ASIS website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions.

Kind Regards,
Member Services
ASIS International Singapore Chapter

Friday, 28 June 2013

Honorary Chairman Message - Jun 2013

Dear ASIS International and Singapore Chapter Members,

I am pleased to share with you on some recent updates:

1) Website v2.0
The Chapter has a new website with fresh look and design. This is a result from months of research, developing, fine-tuning and testing the new website. Information are easily accessible either from the top tabs or labels. There are several new features such as Google Calendar integration that allows members to subscribe to Chapter's calendar and is always updated with various events. Please have a look and let us know your experience.

2) LinkedIn Group
The recent situation with Haze prompted a need to facilitate members with a platform for discussion. It will also serve as additional channel to deliver Chapter announcements. Admission to the group will be limited to ASIS International assigned to Singapore and Singapore Chapter members. Members are encouraged to actively share relevant articles, start new discussion or participate in existing discussion. The group will be a good platform to post security-related job vacancies. Members should receive an invitation to join the group, act now to join 60 others members who are already in the group.

3) Graduate Diploma in Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism
In 2012, The Chapter signed a MoU with STEi to jointly deliver the program. The program is eligible for WDA funding and members will receive preferential fee. Other academic programs includes Master of Security Management from ECU and Professional Diploma in Security Management with SMF.

4) Chapter Membership
The Chapter operates financially independent from ASIS International. I encourage all ASIS International members to join Singapore Chapter. Chapter dues received is put into a good use for various educational, networking and outreach activities. At this point, ASIS International members in Singapore are enjoying preferential rates when attending events organised by ACFE Singapore Chapter, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter, ISACA Singapore Chapter, DRI Singapore, TAPA Asia and others.

5) Certification Review Courses
Please spread the word around and this would be an excellent opportunity to prepare for CPP and PSP examination. Starting this year, The Chapter is extending the PSP review course to 3 days in order to cover additional area such as CPTED and BCM.
a. CPP review course, 26-29 Aug 2013
b. PSP review course, 31 Jul-2 Aug 2013

6) ASIS Foundation
The ASIS 2013 Annual Giving Campaign is underway. Giving to the ASIS Foundation is your opportunity to help make the world a safer place through education, training and research. Since 1965, the Foundation has funded surveys, studies and research, as well as valued member projects like the IRC library and the 9/11 memorial garden at headquarters.

The work of the Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions. The funds raised over the course of our Annual Campaign make it possible for the Foundation to provide educational opportunities and vital research to enhance the security profession throughout the year. Please click here to donate.

Lastly, there will be site visit to Zouk Club today. If you have not registered for visit, please do so soon as we have a few seats available.

Regards,
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

ASIS Foundation 2013 Annual Giving Campaign

Since 1965, the ASIS Foundation has funded surveys, studies and research, as well as valued member projects like the IRC library and the 9/11 memorial garden at headquarters. Today, it is supporting ASIS council initiatives such as the <a href="https://www.asisonline.org/foundation/noframe/scholarships-awards/simeone.html">Matthew Simeone Award</a> for Public Private Excellence and the new Military Liaison Council Certification Award in addition to facilitating several individual and chapter scholarship programs.

The work of the Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions. The funds raised over the course of our Annual Campaign make it possible for the Foundation to provide educational opportunities and vital research to enhance the security profession throughout the year. As a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, the donations of U.S.-based individuals and organizations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

Why give now? Here are the top three reasons to support the ASIS Foundation:

1. Provide scholarships and awards for your members with learning opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise.
2. Support the development of security professionals new to the field - better educated security professionals make better employees and colleagues.
3. Fund resources written for practitioners that provide evidence-based practices with creditable data to inform business decisions.

With your support, the ASIS Foundation can drive excellence in the industry through education, training, and evidence-based resources.

You can make a donation via this link or by clicking the button below:


Thank you for your generosity.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Graduate Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter Terrorism


ASIS members get a 10% discount.

For more details about the course, you can visit the STEi website, or click on this link to download the course brochure.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Field Visit - Zouk Club, Singapore

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is hosting a field visit to Zouk Club, Singapore. Zouk Club, Singapore has just celebrated their 22nd Anniversary and was recently awarded the World No.5 Club in the DJ Magazine 2013. This is our inaugural field visit to Zouk Club, Singapore. The visit will provide an opportunity to network with fellow security professionals and to learn about the security management of clubs.

Field Visit to Zouk Club, Singapore
Date: 28 June 2013 (Friday)
Time: 1800hrs to 2000hrs
Venue: Zouk Club, Singapore (FREE car parking)
Meeting point: Zouk Club Entrance

Programme
· Presentation on Overview of Zouk Security
· Question & Answer
· Site Walk
· Dinner (halal food) / Networking

At the end of the programme, participants can continue clubbing in Zouk at their own expenses, admission fees waived.

We have only 25 slots for this field visit and the fees are as follows:

$25 for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up members
$50 for ASIS International members

Invoice with instruction to pay online will be issued upon registration.
Please note that refunds will not be issued for cancellation or no-shows.

Update 28 Jun 2013 - Registration is closed.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Webinar: CPTED for the Modern Security Professional

This FREE webinar is sponsored by Panasonic
CPTED for the Modern Security Professional
May 15, 2013 @ noon Eastern U.S.
60 minutes

Applying the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is very effective in protecting assets as well as drastically improving the quality-of-life experience in work and living environments. Get a quick refresher on the principles, practices, and strategies of CPTED and review how they can be applied to all building types, risk threat vulnerability assessments, and critical infrastructure protection.

Contributor
Randall I. Atlas, Ph.D., AIA, CPP
President, Atlas Safety & Security Design Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For more details and registration, please click here.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Press Statement

DRI Singapore and ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) strengthen collaboration in promoting Security Best Practices and Business Continuity Management.


ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) and DRI Singapore have concluded a mutual Memorandum of Understanding to work together in areas of mutual interest of security management and business continuity assurance.

· ASIS Singapore and DRI Singapore will offer discounts to members of both organisations for courses, conferences and other activities.
· ASIS Singapore and DRI Singapore will recognize each other’s relevant activities for continuing education credits.
· ASIS Singapore and DRI Singapore will expand collaboration to organize events and join researches to facilitate knowledge improvement relevant to both professional communities.

"The Memorandum of Understand is timely in this new age of convergence  of  Risk, Security and Business Continuity Management.  The collaboration enables a wider scope of knowledge sharing in the integration of Security and Business Continuity", said Winston Poon, Executive Director of DRI Singapore , who is also a member of the Singapore SPRING Business Continuity Standard Technical Committee. 


Signing Ceremony on 7th May, 2013 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore.

Back row from left: Theresa Lam, Leonard Sng, Chloe Demrovsky, Anthony Lee, Al Berman
Front row from left: Winston Poon, Executive Director DRI Singapore and Leonard Ong, Honorary Chairman of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

About DRI International

DRI International (originally known as Disaster Recovery Institute) is a non-profit organization and a global BCM education and certification body. As such, it sets the standard for professionalism in business continuity planning and has provided the profession's premier certification and education programs since 1988. There are over 8000 active business continuity professionals from various industries and business sectors maintaining DRI International certifications worldwide. These certifications ensure employers that candidates understand the tenets of business continuity and maintain their level of knowledge through continuing education. DRI International offers education in BCM at major industry events and through the corporate training program. The organization's International Affiliates insure that BCM best practice is taught and available throughout the world.

As an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) certified standards development organization (SDO) as well as other International Standards Committees, DRI International has an obligation to participate in discussions and the formulation of new standards.

Friday, 3 May 2013

ASIS Dynamics May/June 2013 Issue

May/June 2013 issue of Dynamics is available on the ASIS Web site.
 
Contents
  • Member News
  • In Brief
  • Standards and Guidelines
  • CSO Roundtable
  • Women in Security
  • Certification
  • Foundation
  • Chapter News

Click here to view the issue.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

From the Archives

ASIS International Security Conference in Singapore, February 2007

Friday, 26 April 2013

Graduate Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter Terrorism

Registration for STEi Institute's June intake of the Graduate Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter Terrorism course is now OPEN!

ASIS members get a 10% discount. For more details about the course, you can visit the STEi website, or click on the e-flyer below:

Chapter Newsletter 01/2013 | Submission by 25 May

As part of our communications outreach, ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is committed to producing two Chapter Newsletters each year.

The first Chapter newsletter for 2013 will be published in Jun 13. Other than updating members on past and upcoming events, we will also be publishing security-related articles of interest as part of education and knowledge sharing. The Singapore Chapter is seeking articles of interest from all members, which may relate to terrorism, physical security, executive protection, investigations, product counterfeiting, supply chain security, crisis management or business continuity management. The article may relate to current or emerging issues, best practices or challenges facing security professionals who are responsible for securing people, property and information in their organisations.

Other than earning CPE credits for CPP/PSP/PCI holders, this would be a valuable platform to share your knowledge with fellow Chapter members and other security professionals. Your article should be submitted in word doc containing no more than 1,000 words, which can be accompanied with a photo.

Submissions close on Sat 25 May 13. We encourage all members to contribute actively towards "A more connected and learned Chapter".

Regards,
Lim Choon Kwang, CPP
Hon Vice Chairman, 2013-14
Chair, Membership & Communications Sub-Committee

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Field Visit - Resorts World at Sentosa

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is hosting the second Field visit to Resorts World At Sentosa (RWS), Singapore's first integrated resort located on the resort island of Sentosa. The S$6.59 billion must-see destination, spanning 49 hectares, opened in January 2010 and welcomed over 30 million visitors in its first two years of opening. Resorts World At Sentosa is home to Southeast Asia's first-and-only Universal Studios theme park, the world's largest oceanarium - Marine Life Park, the Maritime Experiential Museum, a casino, luxurious accommodation in six unique hotels, the Resorts World Convention Center, celebrity chef restaurants, a world-class spa as well as specialty retail outlets.

Date: 26 Apr 2013 (Friday)
Time: 0900hrs to 1230hrs
Venue: Resorts World At Sentosa.
Meeting point: In front of Festive Grand Theatre, Basement 1 (near casino entrance)

Programme
· Presentation on Overview of RWS’s Security Protection Plan
· Question & Answer
· Tea-Break / Networking
· Site Walk

We have only 25 slots for this site visit and the fees are as follows:
$25 for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up members
$50 for ASIS International members

You may register by sending this email and providing the following details:
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Name:
Membership No:
ASIS Membership status: Singapore Chapter / International
Designation:
Organisation/Company:
Contact number:
Email address:
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Invoice with instruction to pay online will be issued upon registration. Please note that refunds will not be issued for cancellation or no-shows.
Note: All registration is subject to security clearance by RWS Security.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Supported Event: CACS / ISRM 2013

Asia Pacific Computer Audit, Control and Security Conference 2013
Information Security & Risk Management Conference 2013 
The Sands Convention & Exhibition Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
6th - 7th May 2013 – CACS Conference
8th - 9th May 2013 – Post-Conference Workshops

ISACA Singapore Chapter is proud to be given the opportunity by ISACA to organize this year’s Asia-Pacific Computer Audit, Control and Security Conference (CACS) and the Information Security and Risk Management Conference (ISRM). The CACS/ISRM Team, which comprises most of the Singapore Chapter Board members, has put together a wonderful 2-day program of sharing, learning and networking for you.

Please click here for further Conference details.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Membership Benefits

Welcome again to another year of your ASIS International membership. For those who have yet to renew your local Chapter membership with ASIS International (Singapore Chapter), we would like you to do so without further delay in order to continue enjoying benefits of a local Chapter paid-up member. As for all other International members, we urge you to join us to maximize member benefits.
 
In case you are not aware, our Singapore Chapter hosts over 200 security professionals from both the public and private sectors who hold executive to regional director-level positions across various sectors. As a Singapore Chapter member, you will be plugged into the local network of these security professionals, and also enjoy free access and discounted rates to various local and partner events and programs throughout the year. Amongst others, the Singapore Chapter holds quarterly networking events each year as well as a series of other educational programs and field visits.
 
Other than standard benefits from ASIS International, Singapore Chapter members will also enjoy:
  • Up to 4x complimentary quarterly networking dinners annually (worth up to S$400) - International members will pay a subsidized fee of $60 for each networking dinner henceforth
  • Annual membership gift
  • Priority registration for events
  • Members’ rate for events by partners such as ISACA, ACFE, ISC(2) and TAPA Asia
  • 10% discount to BCM Institute courses or S$349 worth of books
  • Discounts for
  • SMF Institute of Higher Learning’s Professional Diploma in Security Management
  • ECU's Master of Security Management (to be confirmed)
  • CPP and PSP Review courses
  • Lecture Series
  • Site Visits
As it is, you will be pleased to note that the Management Committee is still working on improving and increasing members' benefits.
Joining Singapore Chapter membership is easy and fuss-free. Application and payment (membership of S$100 annually) can be made online at
http://www.asis-singapore.org.sg/join.html.

There's no better time to be an ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up member. Delay no further and sign up today!

Regards,
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman, 2013-14
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

http://www.asis-singapore.org.sg

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Q2 Networking Dinner

In conjunction with Security Industry Conference (SIC) 2013 on 7-8 May 2013, ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be hosting its second quarter Networking dinner and evening seminar on 7 May at The Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. Participation in this event will qualify for 2 CPE hours towards recertification of CPP, PSP and PCI certification.

The Chapter has invited Mr. Alan Berman, President, DRI International Foundation, to share his experience and thoughts on Business Continuity Management. Alan Berman is a CBCP, a member of the ASIS BS25999 technical committee, a member of the Committee of Experts for ANSI-ANAB, a former member of the NY City Partnership for Security and Risk Management and the co-chair for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation committee to create the new standard for the US Private Sector Preparedness Act (PL 110-53). Over a career that has spanned 25 years, he has served as a President and CIO for a major financial institution, National Practice Leader for Operational Resiliency for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Global Business Continuity practice leader for Marsh.

The presentation is in line with SIC 2013's theme on Crisis Management. This will be an excellent opportunity for members, affiliated associations' members, and the public to gain insights from a well known, international keynote speaker. The Chapter is offering all ASIS International members the opportunity to join as a Singapore Chapter member by paying the membership dues of SGD 100 before 5 May. In doing so, you will be able to attend this event at Marina Bay Sands and subsequent events at preferential rates (complimentary, subsidised or discounted). The Chapter organises field visits and lecture series throughout the year to provide continuing education for security professionals.

Date: 7 May 2013
Time: 1730 – 2100hrs
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Fee:
Complimentary for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up members
$60 for ASIS International and affiliated association members
$70 for Public
Affiliated associations: ACFE, ISACA, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapters and TAPA Asia

You may register by sending this email and providing the following details:
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Name:
Associations (Select one): ASIS / ACFE / (ISC)2 / ISACA / TAPA Asia / Public
Membership No:
ASIS Membership status: Singapore Chapter / International / Not Applicable
Designation:
Organisation/Company:
Contact number:
Email address:
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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Supported Event: APSA Singapore Seminar 2013

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is pleased to inform our members on upcoming APSA Singapore Chapter Seminar 2013. Set for April 4 & 5, 2013, at Holiday Inn Atrium, this unique seminar titled “Productivity Gains through Security Innovations“ 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, cyber security, investigations, due diligence and rising of the Asian business giants issues.

 Attendees will get connected with their peers in the security industries from all over Singapore and nearby regions. Let’s share experiences and exchange ideas. Gain valuable new insights and perspectives on security challenges faced regionally in the Asia. Personal experiences and case studies presented by security professionals who work in very diverse sectors and geographies and apply them to your own situation.

For more information about this seminar, please refer to:
1. Seminar Brochure
2. Letter from APSA Singapore Chapter President

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Lecture Series #2

The Chapter is pleased to announce the second session of its lecture series. The series will provide members with professional development opportunities on different security topics. Participation on the lecture will be eligible for 3 CPE towards recertification of CPP/PSP/PCI and other relevant certifications.

Date: 28 March 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 1800 – 2030 hrs
Venue: Hall of Same, Level 2, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa (Venue is hosted by courtesy of RWS Security Team.)
Fee $10 for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up Members $25 for ASIS International and affiliated association members $35 for Public Affiliated associations: ACFE, ISACA, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapters and TAPA Asia

Presentation #1
Title: Protecting Buildings Against Effects of Explosive Threats
Speaker: James Toh, CPP

Synopsis: There is no shortage of incident of attacks carried out with the use of explosives. Often the consequence is high in human causalities and property damage. Surviving such an attack becomes paramount to reduce the consequence. Human fatalities will be inevitable from the effects of the explosion. However, much fatalities and injuries are also a result of secondary effects such as building collapse or fragmentation. Increasing the chance of survival can be achieved through science, engineering, technology and intelligence building design and construction.

Bio: Mr. James Toh, CPP, MSM has more than 40 years of leadership and management experience with the public and the private sector. He served in the public in various appointments of leadership, management and instructional at various levels. In the private sector, James is experienced from managing a security unit to managing a security consulting business. Presently he manages his own consultancy and training company.
Presentation #2:

Title: Evolving Security Landscape
Speaker: Howard Ho

Synopsis: The function of Security is ever changing and since the US 9/11 terrorist attacks, we have seen a change in the job function of security professionals. We are no longer just required to stand guard at a door but to be hold multi-faceted roles of supervisors, incident managers, trainers and business executive. This presentation attempts to highlight the current challenges as well as identify new challenges to security professionals. To this point, it also looks at the "magic bullet" of technology which may reconcile several security functions but acknowledges that the human factor is still a necessary component in the overall security function.

Bio: Mr. Howard Ho is a Security Executive with Singapore Airlines. Previously the executive in charge of premise security for SIA both locally and overseas. He now deals with security contracts and the present security executive in-charge of the South East Asia region. He had served in the Singapore Policy Force over 10 years and had conceptualized the security enhancement of government facilities and public spaces such as all Key Installations (KINs), Boat Quay, Ministry of Finance and Parliament House. Howard is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in International Security Studies at Macquarie University

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

CPP Review Course

With three weeks to go, the next Advanced Security Management & CPP® Review course is scheduled to run on 25 to 28 March. All ASIS International and Singapore Chapter members are entitled to a discount off the registration fees. Please see the course brochure for full details.

Applying for the CPP® Certification Exam
The CPP® professional qualification is by computer-based examination. Applications to sit the examination, which costs USD300 for ASIS International members and USD450 for non-members, should be made direct to ASIS International via the ASIS website.

The CPP® examination is conducted by ASIS International and is computer-based at a number of Prometric Test Centre in Singapore and globally. Prospective candidates can check their eligibility to sit the examination and register online directly with ASIS International. Further details of the CPP reference materials, examination entry criteria and application form, and Prometric Test Centres can be found on the ASIS website.

The examination fee is not included in the CPP® Review Course package fee, nor are the CPP reference materials – details of which can be found on the ASIS website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions.

Kind Regards,
Member Services
ASIS International Singapore Chapter

Monday, 4 March 2013

Honorary Chairman Message - Feb 2013

Dear ASIS International and Singapore Chapter Members,

I am pleased to share with you on some updates in February:

1) Q1 Networking Dinner and CNY Celebration
Over 50 International and Singapore Chapter members attended the event at Food R'Us on 20 Feb. In addition, there were invited guests from Union of Security Employees (USE), ACFE Singapore Chapter, ISACA Singapore Chapter, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter and SSAS. The event brought us together after the last event in November. 9 Singapore Chapter members walked away with prizes from the lucky draw.

2) Lecture Series
Last year, we tried out a new educational session - Webinar. As most of ASIS webinars are within U.S. timezone, we screened a recorded webinar followed by interactive discussion. Based on feedback from members, we modified the format into a live presentation/lecture by industry experts and practitioners. To kick-off the series, we have two presentations by Mr. Totti Karpela on 'Preventing impulsive and predatory acts of violence' and Mr. David Rule on 'Technical surveillance counter measures'. The session was well received with attendance of close to 20 members and affiliated associations members.

3) Changes in Management Council
Simon Lim and Mark Chee have decided to step down from the Management Committee. On behalf of the Management Committee, I would like to thank both Simon and Mark for their services to the Chapter. The Management Committee unanimously agreed to co-opt Howard Ho and Michael Chen to fill in the vacancies. Subsequent to the changes, Stefan Shih has assumed the position of Honorary Secretary while Michael Chen assumed the position of Honorary Asst. Secretary.

4) Membership
While we are in the membership renewal period, please do remember to renew your International and Singapore Chapter membership. Although It is optional to be a paid-up Singapore Chapter member, there are many benefits from signing to be one. The benefits include best rates to our own and affiliated association events. Every new/renewing Singapore Chapter member is entitled to an ASIS Singapore Chapter Golf Umbrella. From the latest update, we are now close to 80 paid-up Singapore Chapter members.

5) Upcoming events
a. CPP review course, 25-28 March
b. PSP review course, 23-25 April
Please spread the word around and this would be an excellent opportunity to prepare for CPP and PSP examination. Starting this year, the Chapter is extending the PSP review course to 3 days in order to cover additional areas such as CPTED and BCM. There will be other events such as Site Visit and Lecture Series to be announced in due course.

6) Secretariat services
The Management Committee has engaged CEMS to provide secretariat services starting 1 March. Members can still contact us via MemberServices@asis-singapore.org.sg and soon via telephone.


Regards,
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Friday, 15 February 2013

Lecture Series #1

The Chapter is pleased to announce the first session of its lecture series. The series will provide members with professional development opportunities on different security topics. To start the series, we will have two presentations. Participation on the lecture will be eligible for 2 CPE towards recertification of CPP/PSP/PCI and other relevant certifications

Date: 28 Feb 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 1800 – 2030 hrs
Venue: Function room, The Viz at Holland, 221 Queensway, Singapore, 276750
Refreshments will be provided

Fee:
$10 for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up Members
$25 for ASIS International and affiliated association members (ACFE, ISACA, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapters and TAPA Asia)
$35 for Public

Presentation #1:
Title: Preventing impulsive and predatory acts of violence; The basics of understanding the violent mind
Speaker: Totti Karpela
Synopsis:
In Singapore where commerce, trade and fiercely competitive business practice from the heart and soul of economic life, organizations and their employees are frequently challenged by the ugly side of human behaviour. It can manifest in the form of workplace violence, sexual harassment, criminal intimidation, blackmail, criminal extortion and unsavory debt-collecting practices; spreading worry and fear throughout an organization; affecting employee morale and productivity. Human behaviour - and therefore manmade threats -can be analyzed and even predicted in the form of a person's or group's motivations, capabilities and opportunities to carry out their intentions and so effective strategies can be developed to manage and prevent these situations.

Totti will look at the typical forms of threatening behaviour and the mean in which they may be communicated. He will impart advice on how such threats should be analyzed and interpreted and outline planning strategies for organizations to prevent, manage and investigate these incidents; factors which are often overlooked by corporate HR and psychologists.

Bio:
Mr. Karpela (ret.) police sergeant of the National Police of Finland with 24 years of experience from law enforcement. During his years of service Mr. Karpela worked as a unit supervisor for Helsinki Police Department's threat management service as well as hostage negotiator for the national SWAT team. He is still working as a subject matter expert for the European Council human rights project and for OSCE trainer for law enforcement organizations in conflict resolution issues. Since the mid-1990s Mr. Karpela has worked with threats related to intimate partner violence, organized crime, stalking, threats against government officials and others that have affected large, multi-national corporations. He has written several manuals and books and hundreds of articles about preventing violent crime, personal security and managing harassment cases. He is currently an executive board member for the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals (AETAP) and an active member of ASIS Finland Chapter 210. Mr. Karpela lectures globally to audiences on the topic of prevention of violent crime.

Presentation #2:
Title: Technical Surveillance Counter Measures
Speaker: David Rule
Synopsis:
· Introduction to TSCM Services
· Audiotel International
· Information Security – Competitive Intelligence - Industrial Espionage
· What's in the news
· Historic look back
· Where should we protect
· How its carried out – Modern surveillance equipment
· A Government view
· The law
· Technical Surveillance Counter Measures and equipment
· The future ...
· Q & A

Bio:
David has over 28 years of professional experience in investigation and project management with extensive experience in the Asian market. Investigations have included asset tracing assignments, Intellectual Property (IP) theft and infringement cases, anti-counterfeiting operations, e-discovery, litigation support and readiness. He is a member of the ASIS International, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, ISACA, ACFE. David received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Chapter Survey

The 2013 Chapter survey is currently online. The Management Committee values your views and feedback. Please do take 5 minutes to complete the survey here.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Q1 Networking Dinner

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will host Q1 Networking Dinner and Chinese New Year Celebration on 20 Feb 2013 1830-2200hrs. Register here for details.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Honorary Chairman Message - Jan 2013

Dear ASIS International and Singapore Chapter Members,

I am pleased to share with you on some updates from the Management Committee 2013-2014. In early January, the Management Committee convened in a strategy workshop to do our planning for the year. We looked at the business plan of ASIS International and took into consideration of the focus areas. Our objectives and plans are aligned accordingly with Singapore Chapter specific needs included.

In order to maintain focus in key areas, the following sub-committees have been formed:
1. Professional Development
2. Membership and Communication
3. Social
4. Standards and Governance

A few initiatives that we would like to do in this year will include the following:
1. CPP and PSP review courses
2. Webinar or Members' presentation
3. Professional Development workshops
4. Site visits
5. Networking events
6. Annual friendly golf game
7. Review of Chapter's constitution
8. ASIS International standards awareness
9. Members' survey
10. Enhancement to Chapter's newsletters

It is important for us that we hear from our members. Please participate in Members' survey that will be released in near future. The survey will provide inputs to MC on how we can serve our members better. As always, The MC will welcome any feedback and suggestions at our common mailbox.

I am also pleased that the Singapore chapter paid-up members are closing in to 70 members within January. On behalf of the Management Committee, I would like to thank you on prompt renewals. An invitation will be sent out soon for Q1 Networking dinner & Chinese New Year celebration. Members can collect their membership gifts at the event.

I look forward meeting you soon.

Regards,
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

SRVP Group 18 & RVP of Region 33

The Honorary Chairman and Management Committee of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) would like to extend our warmest congratulations to two very distinguished Chapter Members, Mr. Anthony Lee, CPP and Mr. Leonard Sng, CPP, on their regional appointments by ASIS International for 2013.

Mr. Anthony Lee, CPP
Chairman, ASIS International APAC Advisory Council and
SRVP Region 13

Mr. Leonard Sng, CPP
RVP Group 13B

We are truly honored and pleased to have these regional ASIS volunteer leaders in our Singapore Chapter membership.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Welcome to ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Our Chapter was formed on 18th June 1975 and we have more than 180 members. The Chapter is also the home base of the ASIS Region XXXIII. Our main activities and programs include:
  • Professional Development Programs and Networking activities for members
  • Review courses for security professionals seeking accreditation as Certified
  • Protection Professionals (CPPs) and Physical Security Professionals (PSPs)
  • Publication of "The Security Professional", the Chapter's newsletter
  • Liaison with Law Enforcement & Government Agencies and other Security Associations on security and crime prevention issues.
The vision of ASIS International is to be the foremost organization advancing security worldwide. To achieve this vision, ASIS Singapore Chapter will promote excellence in and recognition of the security profession. The local Chapter conducts professional courses and examinations leading to professional security certifications conferred by ASIS International.

Our Secretariat can be contact through our website.

We hope you find the Chapter website informative and useful. Please forward any comments to us, and we will be glad to reply. Thank you.

Mr. Leonard Ong, CPP 
Hon. Chairman 
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)