Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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 look back at events organised in the year to date, filled with site visits, quarterly networking events, and the launch of our Women in Security initiative. Take time to also welcome our new International Members to date, and learn from our fellow industry peers through their article submissions.

You can download your copy by clicking on this link.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Reach Out

ASIS International - Be a Part of the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign
It is the perfect time to welcome a new
member to the ASIS community.
JOIN NOW Half-year price and receive a FREE Webinar SubscriptionWith the Annual Seminar and Exhibits just weeks away and membership dues being half-price through September, it is the ideal time to reach out and invite a friend or colleague to join ASIS.
Take a few moments to call or email those within your professional network that would benefit from the opportunities that membership in ASIS offers such as global networking, peer-driven education, curated information, and leadership building.
Plus, professionals who join in the next two months will also receive free access to the remaining 2014 ASIS webinars (a $99 value).
Get started now! Reach out and share the ways in which your career has benefited from engagement in the ASIS community. Your personal story will demonstrate the value of membership and encourage others to join.

Joining is easy. Refer your colleague to or call our Customer Service Representatives at +1.703.519.6200.

We’ll reward your initiative! Go online for more details on our Member-Get-a-Member program.
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Monday, 18 August 2014


18 August 2014

Dear ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) members,


Notice is hereby given that the 2014 Extraordinary General Meeting (EOGM) of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be held at Level 3, Cassia Junior Ballroom 3211-3212, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, on Thursday, 28 August 2014 at 1800hrs.

This is a members-only meeting, to update on recommendations to our Chapter Constitution as proposed by Registry of Societies (ROS), and to seek members' approval and adoption of the recommendations.

Extraordinary General Meeting

1800 - 1815hrs - Registration
1815 - 1900hrs - Extraordinary General Meeting
  • Approval and Adoption of Proposed Changes to Chapter Constitution

  1. Only Singapore Chapter Paid-up Active and Life Members in good standing (as at 28 August 2014) are eligible to attend the EOGM.
  2. All EOGM attendees are invited to stay on for Q3 Evening Seminar and Networking Dinner event after EOGM, at the same venue. Details of the Q3 Networking dinner event have been announced separately.


Please confirm your attendance through the form below by 26 August 2014, in order to aid the MC in finalizing logistics for the EOGM.

  1. Proposed Changes by ROS to Chapter Constitution

Warmest Regards,
Stefan Shih, CPP, PCI
Honorary Secretary
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Q3 Evening Seminar and Networking Dinner

Dear ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) members,

Greetings from the Management Committee!

In conjunction with Security Industry Conference 2014, we cordially invite you to our Q3 Evening Seminar and Networking Dinner event

Date & Time: 28 August 2014 Thursday at 1900hrs 

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level 3, Cassia Junior Ballroom 3211-3212

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Programme for the Evening
1830 -1900hrs        Registration
1900 -1915hrs        Opening address by Chapter Chairman
1915 - 2000hrs       Presentation by Mr Steve F Surfaro, Chairman, ASIS International Physical Security Council
2000 - 2045hrs       Dinner is served
2045 - 2100hrs       Lucky Draw
2100 - 2200hrs       Networking Session

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) 2014 Paid Up members = Complimentary
ASIS International 2014 members = SGD$80
No-show fees (SGD10) may be imposed if cancellation is not notified 3 days before the event.

As seats are limited, please register and secure your seats early via the form below by 26 Aug 2014 (Monday).

Thank you.

Member Services
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Registration is closed

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Be a Speaker at ASIS Europe 2015 in Frankfurt


Be a Speaker at ASIS Europe 2015 in Frankfurt

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There are many reasons to submit a proposal for a presentation ASIS Europe 2015.
  • 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 Europe.
  • Enhance your profile as a thought leader in your area of expertise
The deadline for submissions for the ASIS 14th European Security Conference & Exhibition is 15 September 2014.

Click here to submit your abstract 
The event will take place in Frankfurt, Germany at the Messe Frankfurt on 29 - 31 March 2015 and will provide high-quality educational sessions, networking opportunities, and valuable sector updates for security professionals. The multiple track format of ASIS Europe 2015 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 challenges facing security practitioners.

Proposals on all security related topics are welcome. Topics of particular interest are:
  • critical infrastructure protection
  • supply chain security
  • loss prevention
  • hotel security and soft targets protection
  • intellectual property
  • maritime piracy
  • terrorism
  • executive protection
  • internal theft and employee fraud
  • competitive intelligence
  • brand protection
  • physical security
  • cyber security and convergence
  • fraud and investigations
  • global business issues
An individual may submit a maximum of two proposals as the only or primary presenter per conference. These individuals are allowed to be part of additional sessions as panel participants.

General submission guidelines:
  • Presentation slots are 50 minutes including time for Q&A.
  • Proposals must be in English only.
  • Proposals should describe original work.
  • The submitter is strongly encouraged to compose the abstract text in his/her own word processor before submitting it online. Be sure to check spelling, word count, and conformance with the guidelines given below.
  • All proposals must be non-sales or marketing orientated.
  • ASIS International does not pay per diem, honoraria, or expenses.
  • There are no fees required to submit a proposal.
  • ASIS membership and/or exhibiting is not a requirement for submitting
Please click here to submit your abstract.

ASIS Europe 2015 is organised in association with

For more information 
ASIS International
EMEA Bureau
300, avenue de Tervueren
1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel +32 2 645 2674
Fax +32 2 645 2671

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Security Management August Issue

Your August Issue is Available Now!

In the Tablet Version:
  • Read about an emergency notification system at Loyola University and watch an exclusive, app-only video on the subject.
  • Learn the latest on the current state of spending in the security industry.
  • Get up-to-date on trends in school security and white collar crime.
  • Plus: App-only book reviews on convergence and international security efforts as well as links to products, events, and resources.

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Watch Our Introduction Video!

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Honorary Chairman Message and Chapter Library Launch

Dear Members,

Security industry has never been busier with increasing risks and challenges that we are faced with. ASIS Singapore continues to foster closely knit security community and develop its members through various education programs.  In the third year since we started the transformation, we have seen continuing increase in quality and attendance of events.

Here are some updates since this year:

1) Certification Review
Two run of CPP and PSP reviews were conducted this year.  We have seen around 25 security professional trained this year.  Some has successfully achieved highly regarded  Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP).

2) Site Visits
There visits were organised this year including National University of Singapore (NUS)Parliament House of Singapore and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS).   Valuable knowledge sharing by the hosts have been well received by the members.  We are getting requests to conduct more visits from members

3) Quarterly Dinner and Networking
Following the tradition of hosting Lunar new year dinner for Q1 event, The chapter organised a private blockbuster movie screening 'Edge of Tomorrow', The private screening was attended over 60 delegates.  The next event will be late this month during Security Industry Conference and Q4 will be on 9 December along with our Annual General Meeting.

4) Conferences
The Chapter co-organises Security Industry Conference 2014 which is a high profile conference in Singapore.  Not only we have expanded the program from 2 to 3 days, we have invited various speakers from overseas and from public sector.  One of the keynote speaker is Steve Surfaro, ASIS Int'l Physical Security Council Chair.  Both conference and masterclass are complimentary,  members are encouraged to register soon as seats are limited.
We are working very closely with ASIS International to ensure success of Asia Pacific Conference taking place on 7-9 December 2014.  Your participation in the conference will be anticipated as the conference has not been held in Singapore since 2008.

5) Chapter Library
I am delighted to announce that our chapter library is now open.  Singapore Chapter members may borrow growing collection of books from our library.  Some notable collection includes: Protection Asset Manual (for reference only), Certification Study guides and other subject specific books.  Please refer here for current titles available and rules.  The Chapter welcomes donation of security-related books in good condition.

6) Women in Security
The Chapter is proud to be one of the first in region to have Women-in-Security initiative.  With specialised program to suit women working in security industry, the Chapter is accessible by everyone.  Members are encouraged to refer their colleagues to join us.  The upcoming event is all-women exclusive travel security and self defense workshop.

Your continuing support is the key to our Chapter success. I look forward for your support in Chapter's membership and participation at events.  As always, I value your feedbacks and you are welcome to write to me directly at

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

Friday, 1 August 2014

Your Complimentary Ticket to Singapore's No.1 Security Conference - Security Industry Conference & Masterclass 2014

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Security Industry Conference 2014
Since its inception in 2009, the Security Industry Conference (SIC) series was established with the main objective of providing the industry with good market insights so as to better equip Singapore's security professionals with the latest updates on the eer-changing security landscape.
With the theme of "Leveraging Technology & Information for Better Security", SIC 2014 will see a panel of top speakers sharing case studies on the adoption of technology to enhance productivity and efficiency. Delegates will also learn from the experts on how leveraging key information would be crucial in preventing security incidents and breaches.
27 - 29 August 2014
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
27 - 28 August:

29 August: 
Keynote Speakers
k1 - steve f surfano.jpgMr Steve S. Surfaro
Chairman, ASIS International - Physical Security Council
Topic: Ensuring Effective Security with Modern Tools & Techniques
With more than 25 years of security industry experience, Steve Surfaro is Axis Communications Industry Liaison and Chairman of the ASIS Physical Security Council. He is also Chairman of the SIA Digital Video Subcommittee, Chairman of the CSAA Video Services Subcommittee, Industry Liaison for the BICSI ESS Standard Committee and Standards Team Leader for the DHS Video Quality in Public Safety Group.
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Director, INSEAD eLab
Topic: Beyond the Buzz: Security and the Social Web
Nina Laven is currently the Director of INSEAD eLab and is responsible for both the growth and leadership of the centre's insights business in Asia. Graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Harbour, MI (USA) with a Ph.D in Social Anthropology, Laven has experitse in risk, security, research design, as well as economic experience. In addition she also has broad experience in the creation, management and execution of custom analytics solutions for security.
Session Speakers
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Mr Denis O'Sullivan 
Founder & Executive Director, PPM2000 Inc
Topic: Incident Management Powered by Today's Technology
Major Azmi bin Adam 
Asst. Director of Central Enforcement, Singapore Civil Defence Force Head Quarters
Topic: Roles of Security Officers in Fire Incident Management
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Mr Jasbir Singh 
Vice President, Deputy Head, Security Consulting, Certis CISCO
Topic: Leveraging Security & Information for Critical Infrastructure
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Mr Stuart Dean 
Intelligence Analyst - ASIA, Microsoft Global Security (AS Solution)
Topic: Deployment of Social Media Strategy during High Impact Security Events
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Mr Rodney J. Johnson 
President, Eruditerisk
Topic: Leveraging Information & Decisions for Crisis Management
Admission by pre-registration only!
*Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Conference: 400 pax | MasterClass: 100pax
Programmes are subject to revision at the discretion of Security Industry Institute & ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) without prior notice.
See you there!
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[Women in Security] Self-Defense Workshop

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is hosting a FREE 2-3 hour self-defense workshop for women on the 21st August 2014, Thursday, 7.00pm. Members are encouraged to get your spouse or 1 female guest to attend this workshop.

The session will be held at the Central Business District Area and the instructor is our very own Security Professional of the year in 2004, Mr Aaron Le Boutillier, Managing Director of LBG Group Co. Ltd. Though based in Bangkok, the trainer travels extensively to deliver security training for a wide spectrum of industries.

Here is a summary of what participants will take home from the workshop:

1. Understanding what corporate travel risk entails
2. Learning from some of the past corporate risk encountered by Mr Aaron
3. Useful physical skills, with some hands-on
4. Complimentary DVD

Registration is closed.