Dusan Losic, PSP adds Board certification in security management (CPP) to his impressive list of credentials

Congratulations to our Dubai chapter member, Dusan Losic, CPP, PSP who recently achieved Board certification in security management by attaining the Certified Protection Professional (CPP).

Of our Dubai chapter members, Dusan Losic, CPP, PSP is one of the 32 members who have attained CPP Board certification, also one of 9 Dubai chapter members who have attained more than one certification. This additional certification demonstrates his commitment to his self development and professionalization of the industry.

Please join me in congratulating Dusan Losic, CPP, PSP in achieving Board certification as a CPP.

https://www.asisonline.org/About-ASIS/Who-We-Are/Whats-New/Pages/Newly-Certified.aspx

ASIS Breakfast Meeting 20th of September 2017

We are pleased to announce that our chapter meeting for September 2017, shall be held at 08:30 am hrs on Wednesday the 20th at Honeywell Technology Center 1st Floor, Building 2, Emaar Business Park, The Greens, in Dubai

ASIS Breakfast Meeting 20th of September 2017
AGENDA
  • 08.30 – 09.00 Arrival and Registration
  • 09.00 – 09.15 Welcome Address – Peter Page, ASIS Dubai Chapter
  • 09.15 – 09.30 Cyber Security Insider Threats – Ronnie Rahman: Director, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Honeywell.
  • 09.30 – 09.45 Securing Infrastructure in 2030: Technology Evolution – Botan Osman, Managing Director, Restrata.
  • 09.45 – 10.00 Security Standards in Healthcare – Hussain Al Khuwaildi, Healthcare Leader, Honeywell.
  • 10.00 – 10.15 Threat & Risk and its Effect on Insurance Underwriting – Tim Hadley, National Security Subject Matter Expert, PROJEXsme.
  • 10.15 – 10.30 Chapter Business
  • 10.30 – 11.30 Tour of the new Honeywell Technology Center (same location)

Please feel free to invite your colleagues and associates who may be interested (whether or not they are a member of ASIS) so that we can have greater diversity of perspectives and inputs.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Kind regards,
ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee

ASIS International Releases Security and Resilience Standard

​​​ASIS International (ASIS) has released a new standard, Security and Resilience in Organizations and Their Supply Chains—Requirements with Guidance (ORM.1) that provides security professionals with an integrated risk-based management systems approach to manage risk and enhance resilience in organizations and their supply chain.

Peter Page, CPP our chapter vice chairman was a committee member on the production of this standard and his contribution is greatly valued and appreciated by the Dubai chapter and ASIS.

The ORM.1 emphasizes a proactive, forward-looking approach to risk that supports the pursuit of business objectives and opportunities, as well as a process for prevention, protection, preparedness, readiness, mitigation, response, continuity, and recovery from undesirable and disruptive events. By fully integrating risk management processes throughout enterprise-wide business management activities, organizations will be empowered to make informed decisions based on best available information.

The Standard looks to eliminate “siloing” of risk by using a management systems approach that provides a holistic framework to develop and implement policies, objectives, and programs that consider:

  • Context of the organization and its supply chain
  • Legal, regulatory, and contractual obligations and voluntary commitments
  • Needs of internal and external stakeholders
  • Uncertainties in achieving its objectives
  • Protection of human, tangible, and intangible assets

ASIS Standards and Guidelines Commission Liaison Lisa DuBrock notes the importance of this approach, “…in today’s increasingly complex and unstable global environments, the question is not if the security administrator is called upon to support the full spectrum of the standard, but when.”

The ORM.1 replaces two legacy ASIS standards that had been up for review: the ANSI/ASIS Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems (SPC.1) and ANSI/ASIS/BSI Business Continuity Management Standard (BCM.1).  

Said DuBrock,While the SPC.1 emphasized mitigation strategies for security and resilience and the BCM.1 standard emphasized traditional response recovery strategies, the ORM.1 provides an integrated risk-based approach to bring both disciplines together with an added emphasis on supply chain resilience.”

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

 

Dubai Security Professionals May 2017 Meeting

ASIS International’s Dubai chapter held its May 2017 meeting in the sumptuous surroundings of the Dusit Thani Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

Avigilon kindly sponsored this chapter meeting attended by over 50 members and guests. Members and guests included representatives from end users, suppliers, and consultants across several sectors including education, retain, government and corporate security. 


The Chapter was delighted to welcome Dr Hari Gunasingham as the guest speaker for this event. 

Dr Hari is the Managing Director of the Eutech Group headquartered in Singapore. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several technology companies over the last 25 years. And he is recognised as a global expert in Smart Cities and Workplace Management. 


Dr Hari spoke on the exponential rate of technological convergence. Then he set the scene by outlining the fundamental forces that are governing change in the world today. He addressed the importance of breaking down silos and restructuring organisations to deliver around the customer journey. And he spoke particularly around this in relation to the construction industry and its silos including concept design, construction, hand-over, daily operations and maintenance. He also spoke of the importance of bringing all stakeholders together at the outset to ensure a holistic process from the inception of a building design to eventual commissioning, use and ongoing maintenance. 

Dr Hari stressed the importance of this in relation to the customers involved as well how synergies that can be achieved by everyone being on the same page throughout. Dr Hari then related these presentation points to the field of security and the impact of disruptive technology.

 

The members discussed chapter business before all enjoyed a breakfast.

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ASIS Dubai Chapter Meeting on Monday 22nd of May

Please join us at the Next Generation Safety and Security for Smart Cities on Monday 22nd of May from 08:30 Hrs (AM),
Where: Dusit Thani, 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
Dress Code: Business Dress.

This presentation examines key trends and case studies on safety and security for smart cities. In particular, it examines the use of advanced analytics and operational intelligence techniques.

Bio– Dr. Hari Gunasingham:

Dr. Hari Gunasingham is the Managing Director of the Eutech Group headquartered in Singapore. He is a serial entrepreneur having founded several technology companies over the last 25 years. His earliest foray into the technology business was in 1990 when he founded, an instrumentation company, which became the pre-eminent company in the field. He sold the company, Eutech Instruments in 2000 -now a division of Thermo-Fischer and started the development of iviva a software technology platform for Smart Cities and Workplace Management.

Iviva has been adopted by leading projects across Australia, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Notable Smart City projects include Barangaroo South in Sydney, Dubai Festival City and Downtown Doha.

Dr. Gunasingham’s expertise is in the field of Analytical Science, Cybernetics and Control Systems. He has a BSc First Class Honours and PhD from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, in London. He taught and did research at several leading institutions, notably, Imperial College, London, National University of Singapore and British Petroleum, UK. Dr. Gunasingham has published over 60 refereed research papers and has many international patents to his name.

The ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

ASIS Dubai Chapter Meeting 23 January 2017

Dear Members and fellow security professionals,

We are pleased to announce that our chapter meeting for 23 January 2017 shall be held in the evening at Dubai Convention Center (Intersec), Sheik Zayed Road, Al Multaqa Ballroom – Between Halls 4 and 5.

Date & Time: 23rd January 2017 – 7:00 pm
Invitations: All Members & Non-Members
Dress Code: Business Dress / National Dress

• Presentations
o Shopping Mall Retail
o Perimeter Security

Please feel free to invite your colleagues and associates who may be interested (non-members welcome) so that we have increased diversity of perspectives and inputs.

Note: Because INTERSEC requires an exhibition pass to enter, all meeting attendees are required to register (free) to attend the exhibition which will then allow access to the Ballroom.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Kind Regards,
ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee

Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) Forum – Intersec – January 24, 2017

Intersec 2017 exhibition and conference the Dubai government will publicly launch the newly formed Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA); on January 24, 2017 in Al Multaqua Ballroom, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre – attendance free provided attendees complete the registration online or on the day from 13:00 – Presentation commences at 14:00

The forum will be platform for industry leaders to discuss the new security law (12) 2016 related to the regulation of the security industry in Dubai.

The Security Industry Regulatory Agency is a governmental body which is concerned with the regulation of the Security Industry in Dubai.

Formation of SIRA and Implementation of Law 12: 2016 – Regulation of Security Industry in Dubai
• Introduction to the new security law
• Framework, guidelines and industry expectations

Presenter: Khalifa Ibrahim Al Saleis, Executive Director, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), UAE

http://www.intersecexpo.com/frankfurt/2465/for-organizer/welcome-/new-node.aspx

2017 Membership renewal online

Dear fellow security professional,

I am excited to join ASIS to deliver even more value and relevant benefits to you in the future. One of my first priorities is to make it easier for you to take advantage of all the vital resources available through your ASIS membership.

I’ve heard from many members how valuable ASIS membership is to them. We are working every day to ensure your members-only access to:

  • Crucial, timely information for responding effectively to emergent crises
  • Key resources for building strong, data-driven cases for superiors
  • Valuable connections through chapters, councils, and online forums that allow you to vet strategies, gain new perspectives, and mentor peers
  • Professional advancement through ASIS Board Certification, world-class education, and volunteer leadership opportunities

If you’re unsure of how to take advantage of all that ASIS has to offer, be on the lookout for new tools and support to help you discover and leverage ASIS resources. To ensure we can provide you all your member-only services, please take a moment to update your profile information.

Looking ahead to 2017, it is time to renew your membership. Your current membership will expire on Dec. 31—a date that’s coming up quickly. So while you’re online updating your contact information, be sure to renew your ASIS membership online in four short steps.

By renewing your ASIS International membership, you’ll retain access to the world’s largest repository of security resources — materials that will help you perform and distinguish yourself as an expert security professional:

  • Global network of peers – the largest, most well-respected community of security management professionals.
  • Savings on world-class training and education – reduced registration rate for classroom programs, webinars, and conferences around the globe
  • Vital news and information – publications and periodicals, including our award-winning monthly flagship publication, Security Management magazine, as well as many other valuable resources

Renew now. And if you have any suggestions for how you’d like to see ASIS grow in the future, please contact your ASIS Member Services team at asis@asisonline.org.

I look forward to working with you.

Elisa Pratt, CAE
Chief Global Member Engagement Officer
ASIS International

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ASIS Dubai Chapter meeting 16th of November; 2 guest speakers and 2017 Committee Elections

Dear ASIS Int. Members and fellow security professionals,

We are pleased to announce that our chapter meeting for November 2016, shall be held at 19:30 (7:30pm) on Wednesday the 16th of November 2016 at Emirates Aviation College, Auditorium, Building A. The Aviation College provides parking free of charge for events. You can notify the Security Guard at the entrance that you are attending the ASIS meeting.
In pursuance of our goals of sharing industry best practices and benefitting members from mutual learning opportunities, we are delighted to have the following two guest speakers:

• Security for Hospitals by Phillip Johnson, PSP, RCDD, AVSEC PM
Phillip Johnson is a result driven professional with extensive years of experience in strategic planning and project management. Knowledgeable in technical and physical security specializing in airport, seaport and expertise in IT and telecommunication designs. Established track record in implementation of strategically designed client based solutions. He is a frequent speaker at security telecommunications and transportation conferences including ASIS, BICSI and NATRANS.
He shall be sharing his knowledge and insights about the challenges & opportunities securing Hospitals and the medical professional.

• Travel Security & Intelligence by Richard Strudwick, from the Anvil Group
Richard is a consulting led and customer focused security professional with over 24 years’ experience in the provision of security solutions & consultancy to corporate blue chip clients. He has talents include providing security, risk consulting, close protection, travel risk, major events and manned guarding to devise bespoke security solutions for his clients. Some of his key projects include 2016 Pirelli Calendar Launch, 2012, Olympic Sponsors security programs for Coca Cola, McDonald’s and NBC, Sport Accord 2012, Papal Visit 2010, and Royal Ascot (Ascot Hospitality). He will present on Travel Security & Intelligence and the new tools available for protecting employees and providing security during business trips.

Annual Election of Committee for 2017
We will be holding our Annual Election of Chapter Officers at the Chapter Meeting on the 16th of November 2016. To re-iterate the process that was communicated at the last Chapter Meeting (and in line with Procedure 4009) anyone wishing to stand as a Chapter Officer should notify the Election Committee prior to 12:00 on the 16th of November 2016 if they intend to stand and in what capacity. The Election Committee will oversee the election in accordance with Procedure 4009. The election committee comprises of Yogesh Arora (yogesharora22@hotmail.com), David Erasmus (david.erasmus@jard.me).’

Please feel free to invite your colleagues and associates who may be interested (whether or not they are a member of ASIS) so that we can have greater diversity of perspectives and inputs.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Kind Regards,
ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee