October chapter meeting – Rove Hotel Downtown 08:30 on 18th October

Dear ASIS Members and fellow Security Professionals,

Our chapter committee are pleased to announce that our chapter meeting for October 2017 is sponsored and hosted by WSP. Our meeting will be held on Wednesday morning the 18th October from 08:30 – 11:30 at the Rove Hotel Downtown in Dubai. Please note that whilst there is no valet parking available, the hotel has ample on-site car parking facilities.

There are two themes for this meeting. First, Information Resilience as a key component of Enterprise Resilience. Second, the benefits and opportunities of the SABRE security certification for the built environment in the region. WSP was recently awarded its SABRE license and is the first consultancy outside of the UK to receive it.

WSP is one of the world’s leading professional architectural & engineering design services and management consulting firms. It offers Enterprise Resilience services with a holistic approach to the Physical, Technical, Operational, and Information Security domains.

WSP is pleased to set the following agenda:

Time Description
8.30 Registration, Coffee and Networking
9.00 – 9.15 ASIS Welcome Address and Chapter Business – Peter Page, Vice Chairman, ASIS Dubai Chapter
9.15 – 9.45 Keynote – Peter Richards, Head of Security Risk Management, WSP

Information Resilience – evolution of Information & Cyber Security – Notis Iliopoulos, Manager – Cyber Security, WSP

9.45 – 10.15 Coffee break and Networking
10.15 – 10.45 SABRE – benefits of Auditing Threat, Risk and Security Strategy – Gavin Jones, Associate Director, BRE Global / SABRE and Andrew Lloyd-Jones, Principal Consultant – Security Risk Management, WSP
10.45 – 11.30 Panel Discussion: Certification and the challenges of ensuring best practice in security design and operations

  • Simon Howse, Senior Director of Safety and Security Middle East and Africa, Marriott International
  • Jody Pelencio, Security Operations Manager Middle East-North Africa-Eastern Europe-Pakistan, Bloomberg
  • Gavin Jones, Associate Director, BRE Global / SABRE

Moderator: Kris King, Associate Director – Security Risk Management, WSP


WSP’s team of experienced and qualified subject matter experts in areas such as Enterprise Resilience, Business Continuity, Physical Security, Information Security, Fraud Control, and Security Risk Management, work together to ensure risk assessment plans and systems are integrated and appropriately governed.
We have extensive expertise in delivering premier projects worldwide and throughout the MENA region and in all market sectors including government, critical national infrastructure, commercial, residential, financial, healthcare, education, aviation, energy, military and defence, and many more.
WSP are recognised as a leader in security master planning by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and Abu Dhabi Safety and Security Working Group and certified by the Security Industry Regularity Agency (SIRA) as an approved provider of security consultancy services and we have built strong relationships with the SIRA-certified security system auditors. We are the first consultancy outside the UK to be SABRE-certified by BRE Global, enabling us to provide assessments and certification on Threat & Risk Assessment and Security Strategy to developers.