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. 


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 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: or call +65 66844687.

Hope to see you all at the conference!

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)

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.