Friday, 31 January 2014

AP Dynamics - January 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 January 2014 edition. You can access it here.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

ASIS releases revised Chief Security Officer - An Organizational Model Standard

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New! Chief Security Officer—An
Organizational Model
The new ANSI/ASIS offers a framework for organizations to use when developing a senior leadership function responsible for providing risk strategies to protect an organization from security threats. This standard replaces the 2008 ANSI/ASIS Chief Security Officer Organizational standard.

Members are entitled to one free download of all standards and guidelines—an exclusive member benefit.

"Early on, it was determined that the standard's purpose was to state the risks that need to be managed within an organization—of any size—and based on those risks, determine the skills and competencies needed to manage those risks," said Jerry Brennan, technical committee chair, and chief executive, Security Management Resources™. "By identifying who owns what, who is accountable, and what is shared, organizations can then determine what is needed within its 'senior security executive' position and the competencies that are best suited for that role."

Applicable to both private and public sector organizations, the Standard provides a methodology to evaluate and respond to a spectrum of threats to tangible and intangible assets on both a domestic and global basis.

All ASIS Standards and Guidelines can be purchased in the ASIS store.



The work of preparing ASIS Standards and Guidelines is carried out through the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission and its committees. An ANSI accredited Standards Development Organization, ASIS actively participates in the International Organization for Standardization, developing standards and guidelines within a voluntary, nonproprietary, and consensus-based process, utilizing the knowledge, experience and expertise of ASIS membership, security professionals, and the global security industry.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Q1 Networking and CNY Dinner Event

To celebrate the Lunar New Year and usher in the Year of the Horse, we would like to invite members to a Lunar New Year dinner at Campus Function Room, NUSS Suntec City Guild House (3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-401/402 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983) on 13 Feb 2014 Thursday at 7pm.

Programme for the Evening
1830-1900hrs Registration
1900-1915hrs Opening address by Chapter Chairman
1915-1930hrs Huat Ah! - Traditional Tossing of Lo Hei
1930-2045hrs Dinner is served
2045-2100hrs Lucky Draw
2100-2200hrs Networking

Fee
ASIS International Singapore Chapter 2014 Paid Up members = Complimentary
ASIS International 2014 members = SGD$80

Reminder
1. For ASIS International 2014 members, do consider signing up for the Singapore Chapter Paid Up membership for SGD100 to enjoy further member benefits for Year 2014 (inclusive of the Q1 networking event). You can sign up via the website before the event, or sign up at the door.
2. For members who have yet to renew either your International membership and/or Singapore Chapter Paid Up membership, do remember to do so before 31 March 2014 to ensure your membership benefits continue throughout Year 2014

As seats are limited, please RSVP soonest possible via the form below by 10 Feb 2014.

Thank you.

Update 12 Feb 2014: Registration is closed.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Call for Paper - SIC 2014

CALL FOR PAPER

Singapore's Most Established Security Conference
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 Security Industry Conference 2014 - SIC 2014
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Date: 27 – 28 August 2014

Theme: “Leveraging Technology & Information for Better Security”

You are invited to submit your paper for possible inclusion in the presentation of the Security Industry Conference 2014 which will be held at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from the 27 to 28 August 2014.  In its 5th presentation, Security Industry Conference (SIC) 2014 is a three-day event consisting of a 2 day conference and 1 day of masterclass to review and discuss the latest issues in the ever changing security landscape, so as to strive for a continual professional development in the security industry.


With the theme of “Leveraging Technology & Information for Better Security” the conference is set to address key issues pertaining to optimising the use of information and technology for security deterrence and protection. Case studies showcasing the adoption of modern technology and security practices in enhancing productivity in security solutions would also take the centre stage in the coming edition of SIC 2014.


BENEFITS OF BEING A SPEAKER

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members in 149 countries and 223 chapters worldwide. The Security Industry Institute (SII) is a government funded institute which looks after the strategic training of security professionals in Singapore.


SII and ASIS Singapore Chapter are the Co-organisers of SIC 2014, and this conference attracts more than 400 industry security professionals annually. SIC is also one of the most recognised security conferences in the country supported by both the public and private sectors. Speakers associated with SIC are recognized as security industry leaders and subject matter experts.
  • All selected speakers receive a complimentary registration to the event including the master class
  • Speakers gain increased visibility throughout the event.
  • Speakers and their companies and organizations are included in promotional information sent to regional and international security professionals of the organiser’s database via hard copy brochures and other marketing material, the event’s web site, press releases and other publicity outlets.
  • Speakers have the opportunity to network with peers and other professionals at specifically designed points throughout the event.
  • Speakers can prove their value, expertise, knowledge and acumen by presenting relevant and timely subjects in an effective manner, often leading to business development

CALL FOR PAPER & SUBMISSION DETAILS
  • Speaking Time: 40 minutes (including 10mins of Q&A session)
  • Air-tickets and hotel accommodation would NOT be provided for Guest Speakers.
  • Lunch & Tea Breaks during the sessions are provided
  • Speakers are invited to all official functions of the conference and exhibition on complimentary basis.
  • Abstracts submission must be in line with the conference theme: “Leveraging Technology & Information for Better Security.”
  • The decision from the Speakers Selection Committee shall be final.

  • Please indicate your intention to submit your full paper via email to sic2014@cems.com.sg with the following information:
    • Title of the paper and Author/s
    • Abstract of presentation - not more than 150 words
    • Biodata of speaker, and references – not more than 150 words
    • Full contact details of speaker including photograph
    • Deadline for submission: 15 March 2014 
    • Full presentation or manuscript shall be submitted at least 1 and half months before the conference.

CONTACT US - SIC 2014 SECRETARIAT OFFICE

Should you have any further queries, please contact: 

Ms. Karen Liew 
Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) 
Email: karen@cems.com.sg 
Tel: +65 6278 8666 
Fax: +65 6278 4077

For more information on Security Industry Conference 2014, please log on to the official website: http://www.sic.sg

Friday, 17 January 2014

PSP Review Course

The next Physical Security Professional (PSP®) Review course is scheduled to run from 5 to 7 May 2014. All ASIS International and Singapore Chapter members are entitled to a discount off the registration fee. 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 if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,
Member Services
ASIS International Singapore Chapter

CPP Review Course

The next Advanced Security Management & CPP® Review course is scheduled to run from 1 to 4 April 2014. All ASIS International and Singapore Chapter members are entitled to a discount off the registration fee. 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 if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,
Member Services
ASIS International Singapore Chapter

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Partner Event - GTACS 2014

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Governance. Technology Audit. Control.
 Security Conference 2014.
The Sands Convention & Exhibition Center, Marina Bay 
 Sands, Singapore
21 to 22 April 2014 - GTACS 2014 Conference 
  23 to 24 April 2014 - Post-Conference Workshops
 THE IT TREND 
The Governance, Technology Audit, Control and Security
 Conference (GTACS) Conference 2014 is Asia’s premier conference 
 for IT Audit, Information Security, Governance, Risk and 
 Compliance Professionals. The conference promises to bring new 
 insights into the current IT and regulatory environment needed to
 develop strategies to address these growing risks and concerns at 
 the root cause.
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AUDIT SECURITY
Linguistics Lie Detection
SCAN (Scientific Content Analysis) – a process of analyzing oral and written testimonies.

Internal Auditors can use SCAN to better investigate and observe responses. Many a time crimes happened when there is a trigger point; the motive for this trigger could be due to certain reasons. SCAN helps auditors to narrow down trigger points by analyzing simple English sentences, e.g. Pronouns, verbs and the structure of the sentence.

Fraud Risk Management
3 key important factors when it comes to fraud risk assessment:
  1. Identification – Gather information to obtain the population of fraud risks that could apply to the organization, which includes the development of all types of fraud schemes and scenarios; such as incentives, pressures, and opportunities to commit fraud; and any IT fraud risks specific to the organization.
  2. Assessment – Assess the likelihood and potential significance with historical information, e.g. known fraud schemes, business partners.
  3. Response – Decide how on how address the situation and performing a cost-benefit analysis of fraud risk. Decide which the organization should choose to implement control.

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Hidden Attacks on Computing Devices
There has been an increase in malwares on computing devices as technology rapidly advances.
  1. Trojans – disguising as benign program to users but actually designed to retrieve or insert malicious files or data into the user’s system.
  2. Backdoor – A program that a hacker installs on target system to allow access to system anytime he wants.
  3. RootKits – A collection of tools/programs that allow the attacker to mask intrusion. Usually to hide files and/or process
Registration Fees
Conference registration.
Register by 28 Feburary 2014 to enjoy the Early - Bird Rate

Early Bird By
28 Feburary 2014
Member
SGD $850
Non-Member
SGD $950
Workshop Registration
Member
SGD $650
Non-Member
SGD $750
Note:
All fees are quoted in Singapore Dollars. Members pricing are applicable to affiliated organizations. 
Please refer to www.isaca.org.sg.
Group Discount:
Signing in groups of 3 or more at the same time will enjoy additional discount of 
S$50 per pax. Remember to enter GRP3 in the discount code at checkout to enjoy 
the discount.

For all registration details: www.gtacs.sg.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE):
To maintain ISACA Certification holders are required to earn 120 CPE credit 
hours over a three-year period in accordance with ISACA's continuing
professional education (CPE) policy. Attendees can earn up to 30 CPE credits; 16 
by attending the GTACS 2014 Conference and an additional 7 CPE credits for 
attending each day of optional post conference workshops.
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For All Enquries, please contact:
Miss Leisha Kuah / Miss Brigitte Lee
(GTACS@isaca.org.sg)
Tel: (65) 62788666 | Fax: (65) 62784077
Conference and Exhibitions Management Services Pte Ltd
1 Maritime Square, #09-43 HabourFront Centre
Singapore 099253
 
 
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