Thursday, 27 November 2014

Honorary Chairman Message - Nov 2014

Dear Esteemed Members,

As the 2013-2014 Management Committee term draws to an end, I am pleased to share updates since my last message in August.

1. Security Industry Conference 2014
The conference took place on 27-29 August with over 400 registrations received. The expanded program to 3 days and meticulous selection of both international & local speakers had attracted great interest this year. The Chapter’s role in co-organising the conference has shown excellent results. The conference was supported by Workforce Development Authority of Singapore (WDA).

2. Site Visit to Sentosa Joint Command Centre
In 2014, the Chapter organized 4 site visits. Following the visit to SATS Catering Centre 1 in July, members visited the Sentosa Joint Command Centre. The site visit was over-subscribed, and attendees had the rare opportunity to learn about security management of Sentosa island.

3. Q3 Networking Dinner
Over 50 members and guests attended the dinner. Steve Surfaro, Chairman of the Physical Security Council, presented at the event and shared his insights around the future of surveillance. Lucky members walked away with vouchers and ASIS International's CD containing Standards and other publications.

4. Women in Security
The initiative is gaining momentum. With the self-defense workshop conducted successfully, more events are being planned specially for women in security. I am pleased to note that Ms. Yong Hwee-Fong has been featured in the latest ASIS Dynamics (Pg. 14) for her role in leading WiS in the Singapore Chapter.  

5. PCB Award
I am pleased to announce that Mr. James Toh, CPP and myself have been recognized as Professional Certification Board (PCB) Regional Award Winners.  The PCB Award is given to individuals who have played a significant role in advocating ASIS International's certification and education programs.

6. Triple Certification
ASIS International recognizes individuals who have achieved all three certifications namely CPP, PCI, and PSP.  Please join me to congratulate Mr. Stefan Shih, CPP, PCI, PSP.  He is the first in Singapore who has attained all three certifications. Mr. Shih is serving as the Chapter’s Honorary Secretary in the current term.

7. Renewal
As the current Management Committee term ends soon, members will elect 12 Management Committee members for the 2015-2016 term. As in the previous years, I encourage and fully support renewal of ideas and leadership. If you have the passion to serve and are eligible to be nominated, I encourage you to step up.

8.  Upcoming events
Please join us at the remaining events of 2014
a. Annual General Meeting – 9 December 2014Register here
b. Year-End (Q4) Networking dinner – 9 December 2014Register here
c. Crisis Management & BCM Masterclass – 10 December 2014Register here

On behalf of the 2013-2014 Management Committee, I will like to express our sincere gratitude for your continuing support.  

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

Monday, 24 November 2014

Q4 Networking Dinner

Dear ASIS International and Singapore Chapter Members,

Join us for a fun filled evening with music, games, and a lucky draw, as we celebrate the close to an enriching year of activities, reinforcing the strong bonds amongst members of the security community, reflecting upon the activities of the past year, and hopeful of better things in the next.

Our Q4 Networking Dinner will be held on 9 December 2014 (Tuesday) at Begonia 3001A/B-3003 Function Room, Level 3, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, and registration begins at 1900hrs.

The program for the evening is as follows:

1900hrs  - Registration
1930hrs  - Networking Dinner
               - ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) 2013-4 Chairman's Address
               - Introduction to ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) Management Committee 2015-6
               - ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) 2015-6 Chairman-Elect's Address

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) Paid Up members - Complimentary
ASIS International members - S$99
Spouses - S$99
Public - S$120

Important Notes

1. Singapore Chapter paid-up members who are attending the AGM prior to this Q4 Networking Dinner event need not RSVP, as you would have already done so through the AGM Notice.

2. Members who have renewed their ASIS International membership for 2015, are invited to renew their ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up membership at S$100 during the Q4 event. Do note that validity of the Singapore Chapter paid-up membership for 2015 is incumbent on the renewal of ASIS International membership for 2015.

3. Singapore Chapter paid-up membership dues is payable by cash / cheque made payable to "ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)". Those who wish to pay through Paypal will be sent the renewal details after the Q4 event.

You may RSVP your attendance using the form below.

Best Regards
Member Services

Registration is Closed


Dear Members of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)


Notice is hereby given that the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be held at Begonia 3001A/B-3003 Function Room, Level 3, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, on Tuesday 9 December 2014 at 1800hrs.

This is a significant members-only meeting, to update on the achievements and events the Singapore Chapter has organized in 2014.

The Chairman of ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be presenting his report during the AGM, and we will be electing a new Management Committee (MC) for the term 2015-2016.

Annual General Meeting

1730 - 1800hrs - Registration
1800 - 1930hrs - Annual General Meeting
  • Adoption of the AGM minutes held on 6 November 2013 (Together with the Financial Statement for 2013)
  • Adoption of the EOGM minutes held on 28 August 2014
  • Honorary Chairman's Report
  • Honorary Treasurer's Financial Report for the year ending 30 September 2014 (The report will be presented during AGM)
  • Management Committee Election
  • Any other matters of which notice in writing has been given to the Honorary Secretary ( at least seven (7) days before the AGM.

  1. Only Singapore Chapter Paid-up Active and Life Members in good standing (as at 9 December 2014) are eligible to attend the AGM, including the right to vote for office bearers at AGM.
  2. If you wish to serve in the MC, you will have the opportunity to do so at the AGM. Elections will follow the Chapter's Constitution and ASIS International's Policies & Procedures.
  3. All AGM attendees are invited to stay on for Q4 Networking Dinner event after AGM, at the same venue. Details of the Q4 Networking dinner event will be announced separately.


Please confirm your attendance (through the form located at the bottom of this Notice) by 5 December 2014, in order to aid the MC in finalizing logistics for the AGM.

  1. Minutes of AGM held on 6 November 2013
  2. Financial Statement for 2013
  3. Minutes of EOGM held on 28 August 2014
  4. Appendix A to Minutes of EOGM

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

Online Registration is Closed

Thursday, 20 November 2014

AP Dynamics - November Issue

ASIS International's AP Dynamics, the newsletter for ASIS members in the Asia-Pacific region covering ASIS news, chapter news, and important Asia-Pacific headlines, has just published its November 2014 edition. You can access it here.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Extend your hand... Open a door

ASIS International - Be a Part of the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign
Reach out...Invite a colleague to join the ASIS community
The New Year is just weeks away. At a time when goals come into sharp focus, you have a powerful opportunity to reach out and connect with security professionals in your network that may benefit from ASIS membership. Benefits such as global networking, peer-driven education, curated information, and leadership development offer practitioners valuable support at any point in their career.
There is nothing more compelling than one security professional sharing his firsthand experience with a peer. You have a unique perspective on the value proposition of membership and can best articulate the rewards of membership to other professionals within the industry.
Get started! 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. (Plus, professionals who join now receive membership benefits through the end of 2015–a full 13 months for the cost of 12!) 

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

P.S. We'll reward your initiative! Go online for more details on our Member-Get-a-Member program. 

Monday, 17 November 2014

Crisis Management Masterclass

Are you prepared? Preparing and Surviving Disaster

A masterclass by ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) and Crisis Management & Business Continuity Council.

Disaster and undesirable events may have significant adverse impact to your business. Preparation is a key mitigation toward the risks. This masterclass will highlight the importance of crisis management and business continuity management in preparing and surviving catastrophes. Participants will hear insights from industry practitioners based in the United States, Austria and Singapore.

Date: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Time: 0830-1215hrs
Venue: Possibility Room, 5th Floor, National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street Singapore 188064

Admission: by RSVP using the form below

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) Paid Up - S$10
ASIS International and Partner Associations - S$15
Public - S$20

Seats are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis upon receipt of fees.

Continuing Professional Education:
Participation in the masterclass will be eligible for 3 CPE hours.

For more information, please contact:



0900-0915hrsWelcome Address
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

0915-1000hrsBuilding a security conscious Business Continuity 
Management Program
Sam Stahl, CBCP, MBCI
Member, Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council

1000-1045hrsHow to prepare for and deal with catastrophes in 
your company?
Werner Priening, CPP
Member, Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council, and 
Chapter Chairman, ASIS International (Austria Chapter)

1045-1100hrsCoffee and Tea break
1100-1145hrsHow to create great recovery exercises?
Sam Stahl, CBCP, MBCI, and Werner Preining, CPP
1145-1215hrsPanel Discussion
Sam Stahl, CBCP, MBCI, Wener Preining, CPP, and Leonard Ong, CPP

Registration is Closed

Monday, 10 November 2014

Go-Dutch Lunch

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) Women in Security (WIS) Networking Group will be organising a 1-hour Go-Dutch lunch on 21 November (Friday). Besides the networking and bonding opportunity, WIS wants you to get hold of information that has positive impact to your career.

During the lunch session, attendees will get to hear from Ms Lorraine Lim of the Union of Security Employees (USE) on USE’s new initiative about how they can be the collective voice for PMEs in Singapore’s security industry. This is in addition to sharing her views on security as a career for women in Singapore. Ms Lorraine is also the Director of Force-One Security Pte Ltd.

To ensure that you get the most out of the 1-hour Go-Dutch lunch, the number of participants will be capped at the First 10 persons who register. This event is open to all ASIS International members. ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be sponsoring 1 drink for each attendee. 

Date: 21 November 2014 Friday
Time: 12 Noon
Venue: The Royal Mail, Ascott Raffles Place Singapore, 2 Finlayson Green, Singapore 049247

See you there!

Yong Hwee Fong
Women in Security Initiative Lead
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Registration is Closed

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Call for Articles - Security Professional Newsletter

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) will be publishing security-related articles of interest as part of education and knowledge sharing in our next Chapter Newsletter - Security Professional.

We are seeking articles of interest from all members, which may relate to terrorism, physical security, executive protection, investigations, product counterfeiting, supply chain security, crisis management or business continuity management. Articles may relate to current or emerging issues, best practices or challenges faced by security professionals responsible for the protection of people, property, and information in their organisations.

This will be a valuable platform to share your knowledge with fellow Chapter members. CPP/PSP/PCI board certified members will also be pleased to note that published articles may earn up to 9 CPE credits in recertification.

Your article should be submitted in word document format containing no more than 1,000 words, which can be accompanied with illustrations such as diagrams and/or photos.

Submissions close on 30 Nov 2014, and can be sent to I encourage all members to contribute actively towards "A more connected and learned Chapter".

Stefan Shih, CPP, PCI
Honorary Secretary, 2013-2014
Chair, Membership & Communications Sub-Committee
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)