Thursday, 27 March 2014

Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

ASIS International - Be a Part of the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign
 

Extend a personal invitation to join ASIS
Nothing speaks louder or leaves a more lasting impression than a personal, peer-to-peer referral. As you go about your daily business, meeting with colleagues and conversing with professional peers, remember to take the opportunity to extend an invitation to join ASIS.
Don’t forget! Those within the security services community (i.e. consultants, systems integrators, architects, and engineers) that you know and work closely with will also realize great value from engaging with security management professionals and other service providers.
Take a moment in the course of your day to share the value of your membership in ASIS when the opportunity presents itself…and, as a bonus, you may win a prize!
You and your chapter have the potential to earn valuable awards, including:
  • Free registration and four days lodging to the Annual Seminar and Exhibits
  • Credit toward registration fees on ASIS professional development programs or ASIS-published books
  • Cash awards
Visit the website for more details.
It’s a WIN-WIN proposition for you and your colleague. REACH OUT and share the personal and professional benefits of ASIS membership…networking, information, education, and certification.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Singapore's 1st Security Systems 2-Days Workshop now open for registration


For the very first time in Singapore, SSAS (Security Systems Association of Singapore) is pleased to hold a 2-Day Security Systems Workshop titled "CCTV - From Light to Pixels". 


As the only association in Singapore which aims to lead and support the electronic security industry in the provision of security products and services, the Workshop covers comprehensive CCTV topics, from analog CCTV basics to digital video and CCTV system design.


Who Should Attend?
  • Operational personnel and Managers who are involved in facility management and security
  • Product and Service Providers in security, electrical, and IT systems who would like to have a deeper understanding of CCTV &
  • Educational Institutions who would like to have latest updates on CCTV technology

Workshop Outline
·        Optics in CCTV
·        Analog Video Processing

·        CCTV cameras
·        Video Management Systems

·        Displays
·        Transmission Media

·        Digital CCTV
·        Networking in CCTV



PARTICIPATION RATE: $380/delegate for 2-Days Workshop  

Please complete the registration form to secure your seats!

Bios of the Trainer: Mr Vlado Damjanovski, Founder, ViDi Labs

Vlado has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University “Kiril & Metodij” in Skopje (Macedonia), specializing in broadcast television and CCTV. His 1982 thesis on the subject of charge-coupled devices (CCD) pre-empted their wide commercial use by 10 years.
 
In 1995 Vlado published his first technical reference book – simply called “CCTV”. This was, and still is, one of the first and complete reference manual on the subject of CCTV. Covering all that a CCTV expert, installer and consultant should require, this book was accepted and translated in to four languages, Vlado’s book continues to have a 5-star rating.

Vlado conducts easy-to-understand CCTV training seminars.  He demystifies and explains all the tricks and technologies of the CCTV industry.   In addition, Vlado has designed and commissioned a number of CCTV Systems around Australia and overseas.  These include large scale projects such as the Darling Harbour CCTV system, the Downing Centre CCTV system and the Sydney City Council system.  

In 1997 Vlado was the chief consultant and designer for the Start City Casino digital CCTV system. In 2003 Vlado was instrumental in winning the system design for the Sands Casino (Macau) – another world-first in utilizing Digital Virtual Matrix switching of over 2,500 digital recorders – costing in excess of $5 million.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

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

Thursday, 13 March 2014

ASIS Asia-Pacific 2014: Submit Your Abstract Now


Be a Speaker at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2014 in Singapore (Deadline: 2 May 2014) 
  
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Opportunities to raise the visibility of your company at ASIS regional conferences are available now.

Please click on the links below to discover more of the opportunities. 
There are many reasons to submit a proposal for a presentation at ASIS Asia-Pacific 2014. What's yours?
  • Share your expertise and knowledge with your peers.
  • Give something back to the security management profession.
  • Help shape the programme of the main educational event for security professionals in Asia-Pacific.
  • Enhance your profile as a thought leader in your area of expertise

The deadline for submission for the ASIS 8th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition is 2 May 2014.

 

The event will take place in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands on 7-9 December 2014 and will provide high-quality educational sessions, networking opportunities, and valuable sector updates for security professionals. The multiple track format of ASIS Asia-Pacifc 2014 allows for a self-directed learning environment with sessions from keynote speakers, breakouts, interactive forums, and an exhibition featuring the latest in security
services and technology.

The educational sessions, will focus on current and emerging issues, best practices, and the challenges facing security practitioners and those responsible for security. Given presentations are designed for those of all levels of experience - covering fundamental to intermediate to advanced topics.

Proposals on all security related topics are welcome. Topics of particular interest are:
  • Critical infrastructure protection,
  • Physical security,
  • Cyber security,
  • Supply chain security,
  • Intellectual property,
  • Loss prevention,
  • Hotel security and soft targets protection,
  • Maritime piracy,
  • Terrorism,
  • Executive protection,
  • Internal theft and fraud,
  • Competitive intelligence,
  • Brand protection,
  • Investigations,
  • Due diligence,
  • and global business issues.

The event is expected to gather senior security professionals, corporate executives, consultants and government officials from throughout the Asia-Pacific. The programme will also feature three keynote presentations and a summit for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS.

In addition to the educational programme, ASIS Asia-Pacific will feature:
  • Ample networking opportunities during lunches, coffee breaks and receptions, for delegates to discuss the latest challenges, and exchange best practices and ideas.
  • A trade exhibition attracting leading security companies that will present the latest security products and services to delegates in the exhibition area, and the Technology & Solutions Theatre. 

General submission guidelines:
  • Commercial presentations will not be selected (though 20 minutes speaking slots in the exhibition area are available as part of the exhibitor package).
  • ASIS International does not pay per diem, honoraria, or expenses.
  • Presentation slots are 50 minutes including time for Q&A.
  • Proposals must be in English only.
  • Proposals should describe original work.
  • All submissions must be received no later than Friday 2 May 2014.
Please click here to submit your abstract.

For more information
  
ASIS International
Asia-Pacific Bureau
300, avenue de Tervueren
1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel +32 2 645 2674 

Sunday, 9 March 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)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

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, 6 March 2014

Security Management Buyers Guide - March 2014

Exit Control Hardware
 
Exclusive to Detex, the ECL-230X is built for maximum strength and is the strongest hardware in its class. Ideal for back doors, the ECL-230X withstands more than 16,000 pounds of pull force
 
 


 
School Security: One Year After Sandy Hook
The first anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings put the state of school security in the headlines recently. There have been more than two school shootings per month in the US in the past year—and almost double that number when college and universities are included. TES reporter Richard Vaughn takes a frank look at how the school environment has changed; with active shooter drills becoming part of every child’s experience and school administrators balancing perception, cost, and effectiveness as they upgrade their security infrastructure.
 
Education Week Reporter Michele Molnar takes a closer look at some of the specific security equipment and initiatives that schools are implementing...
 
 
Critical Infrastructure at Risk from Physical and Cyber Attacks
At 1:31 a.m. on April 16, 2013 a perimeter surveillance camera at a Pacific Gas & Electric substation picked up an unexplained streak of light that was immediately answered by the muzzle flash of a gun from just outside of the camera’s scope. In the minutes that followed more than one hundred rounds would be fired on the station, expertly disabled 17 of the station’s 23 transformers by damaging the oil-filled cooling systems.
 
The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, PBS and USA Today, each make it clear in some compelling coverage that almost a year after the attack little is known about the motivation or the people involved. What does seem indisputable is the nation’s power system, and everything that relies on it, is vulnerable to such a low-tech type of assault; and little enough has been done to mitigate that risk since this attack.
In what is clearly a second front, the BBC reports that energy companies are having difficulty securing insurance policies due to what the insurance companies consider inadequate security against cyber-attacks.
 
"So many companies are still using security technology that is not fit for purpose in today's threat landscape," Andy Philpott, SVP Sales, Websense. "This is a wake-up call for utility firms seeking out insurance against cyber attacks and increasingly being refused. There needs to be a mental shift refocusing from insuring against the aftermath of an attack to preventing it entering the network in the first place."
 

 
 
Reducing Violence in the workplace Developing an effective internal prevention program
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:00 PM EDT
 
Studies show that workers in all industries are regularly subjected to work place violence ranging from minor physical abuse to large scale incidents. A panel of experts representing the legal, human resources and security personnel perspectives will share their unique viewpoints on what causes workplace violence and the steps every company should take to help reduce incidents. Security industry executives will learn how to identify warning signs, important steps to developing internal policies and the best procedural elements including who should be a part of your internal threat assessment team. 
 
Webinar participants will learn:
  • Key reason why violence in the workplace continues to be an issue
  • Effective components of workplace violence prevention programs
  • Steps your company might want to consider before it arrives at a violence prevention program
 
 
Speakers:
Michael Hogsten, Vice President G4S Legal and Compliance
Chuck Brock, Vice President Strategic Accounts, G4S Secure Solutions
Michael Goodboe, Ed,D, Senior Consultant, Human Resources
 


 
ASIS News
 
Final days to renew for 2014!
If you’ve completed your renewal – we thank you! If not, please be sure to login to your My ASIS at www.asisonline.org by February 28 to renew. Member benefits for those that have not renewed as of this date will be suspended, unfortunately. If you’d prefer to renew by phone, please call our Member Services Representatives at +1.703.519.6200, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).
 
We’re always looking for referrals
Please share your membership experience and the value you’ve received with your peers and invite them to join ASIS too. By doing so, you strengthen our global community and become eligible to win prizes.
 
Colin Powell to keynote ASIS 2014
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will share leadership insights gained over the course of 50 years in public service, when he delivers the keynote address at the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Ga. The keynote session is open to all registered attendees.
 
 
New York City Conference and Expo opens March 13
The region's premier event for security and law enforcement professionals is coming up fast. If you haven't registered yet, you won't want to miss your best two-day investment of the year.
First-rate education, the latest security solutions from top suppliers, and opportunities to connect with peers and colleagues from the public and private sector—you'll find all this and more, March 13-14, at the ASIS NYC Security Conference & Expo.
 
Other special happenings planned for NYC:
Attendees of the ASIS NYC Security Conference & Expo will get answers to their career-related questions and learn how to best position themselves on the job at the ASIS Career Pavilion.
 
Transitioning to the Security Profession?
A special reception will be held at the historic New York Athletic Club, co-hosted by the ASIS New York City Chapter and the ASIS Law Enforcement Liaison Council. Connect with some of the industry’s most senior security leaders, who will share their insights and personal experiences during a brief program on successful transitioning from the public to the private sector. Shake hands, learn what it takes, and exchange business cards. If you are a current or former law enforcement or military professional—or a security professional interested in learning about effective transition practices, this event is for you!
 
Space is limited. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis; limited to NYC Conference & Expo attendees only.
 
Share your chapter’s P3 success story
Applications for the 2014 ASIS Law Enforcement Liaison Council (LELC) and the Foundation’s Matthew Simeone Award for Public Private Partnership Excellence are now being accepted. ASIS chapters are encouraged to share their successful programs developed in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies. The award will be presented in Atlanta at ASIS 2014. Visit www.asisfoundation.org for award details and application.
 
Earn your bachelor or master’s degree on scholarship
The ASIS Foundation is currently accepting application for six full-tuition scholarships to University of Phoenix. All security professionals are eligible to apply through April 15. Winning professionals may earn their degree of choice from any programs offered at University of Phoenix. Classroom and online courses are available.
 
Applications for two full-tuition scholarships to attend Webster University will be accepted beginning March 4. Winning ASIS members will have the opportunity to complete a graduate degree in Business and Organizational Security Management. Recipients may choose to attend a Webster University on-ground campus, Webster University online, or a combination of the two.
 
Go to www.asisfoundation.org to learn more and apply for these scholarships. For a complete listing of all ASIS awards and scholarships go online.
 
Access Security Journal for Free in March
From March 1-31, 2014, Palgrave Macmillan is running its Access All Areas campaign. All journals, including Security Journal, will be free to view online. ASIS members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to sample journal content, and to share the promotion with colleagues.
 
UK Survey to Identify Drivers of Security Excellence
Security practitioners from around the globe are asked to take part in a survey being undertaken by the Security Research Initiative to identify what makes security departments and suppliers excellent. Take the online survey.
 
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Monday, 3 March 2014

Field Visit - National University of Singapore

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be hosting its 1st quarter’s field visit at National University of Singapore.

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


Date: 25th March 2014
Time: 0915hrs – 1200hrs
Venue: National University of Singapore
Programme
0915hrs – Registration
0930hrs – Overview of Campus Security by Mr Seah Thian Pau (Director, Office of Campus Security)
1000hrs – Tea Reception and Networking
1030hrs – Mobile Display and Visit to Command Centre
1100hrs – Tour of University Town
1200hrs – End of Visit
There are only 20 slots for this field visit and the fees are as follows:
$25 for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up members (as at 20th March 2014)
$50 for ASIS International members (as at 20th March 2014) and affiliated associations (ACFE, ISACA, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapters and TAPA Asia)
Invoice with instruction to pay online will be issued upon registration.

Please note that refunds will not be issued for cancellation or no-shows.
Further details will be provided upon confirmation of your registration.
You may register below:

Update 20 March 2013: Registration Closed