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.

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