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

ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 breakfast meeting scheduled for 19th of October 2016

Dear Members and fellow security professionals,

The committee are pleased to announce that our chapter meeting for October 2016, shall be held at 8:30 am hours on Wednesday the 19th of October 2016 at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC). DOSC provides parking free of charge for events, to gain admittance to DOSC, please notify the Security Guard at the entrance that you are attending the ASIS Intl. meeting.

In pursuance of our goals of sharing industry best practices and benefittng members from mutual learning opportunities, we are delighted to have the following two guest speakers:

• Last Mile Consortium Railroad Security by John Greaves
John has been involved in AIDC (Bar Code, Radio Frequency Technology, and Biometrics) for nearly 40 years. His pioneering work in the area of Global Logistics, Inventory Management, Health Care and Cultural Heritage are the basis for the use of RF deployments for Museums, Rail Stores, Global Logistics, Source tagging and Transportation with both active and passive RFID which has led to the significant adoption occurring in RF globally today. He is now the Secretary General of Last Mile Consortia, UK. LMC is a collective of highly capable companies coupled together to satisfy every aspect of any requirements to enable new and usable railway connections and terminals.

He shall be sharing his knowledge and insights about the challenges & opportunities in Railway Security with specific focus to prevailing situation in the region.

• Retail Loss Prevention & Security by Katie Shepard
Katie is the General Manager for Asset & Profit Protection at Majid Al Futtaim. She is a Graduate of Coventry University, University of Leeds, and Buckinghamshire New University with Diplomas in Business Continuity, Emergency & Crisis Management, Masters of Applied Translation Studies, and Bachelors of Modern Languages. She has held positions as a Security Manager, Communications Manager, Central Security Operations Project Manager, Area Loss Prevention Manager, Project Manager – Corporate Audit & Loss Prevention, and Senior Manager – Loss Prevention. .

She will present on Retail Loss Prevention and its impact on the Retail community security.

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 then!
Kind regards,

ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee

ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Meeting the 21st of September @ Emirates Aviation College

Dear ASIS Members and fellow security professionals,
We are pleased to announce that our chapter meeting for September 2016, shall be held at 19:30 hrs on Wednesday the 21st of September 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’s best practices and benefiting members from mutual learning opportunities, we are delighted to have the following two guest speakers:

hesh-hBanking Industry Security Paradigm by Hesham Hussein
Hesham is an Ex-Police Officer from Egypt and Seasoned Corporate Security professional, currently Assistant Vice President – Security & Safety for Masherq Bank.

He shall be sharing his learnings and insights about the challenges & opportunities in Banking Security with specific focus to prevailing situation in the region.

 

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Mirza is the Security Operations Manager at GEMS- SAFECOR security. He is an ASIS CPP and his previous job as a Security Training Officer @ Emirates Group in Dubai, UAE has allowed him to assist Safecor with their Administration, Marketing, and Training and Development. As a trainer, Mirza leads and trains Security personnel from 25 different nationalities for : Customer service, CCTV, Firefighting & Mandatory Course of Security approved by the Dubai Police. Mirza also assist ASIS Chapter 250 with CPP training.

He will present on the Bangladesh Cyber Heist and its impact on the Banking community security.

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 then!

Kind regards,
ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee

ASIS Dubai Chapter meeting – 17th August @ Warwick Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd

Dear Members and fellow security professionals,

We are pleased to announce that our next chapter meeting, sponsored by Nedap FZE, will be held at 8:30 hrs on Wednesday the 17th of August 2016 at Warwick Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. The hotel will be providing valet parking free of charge for our event.

In pursuance of our goals of sharing industry’s best practices and benefiting members from mutual learning opportunities, we are delighted to have the following two guest speakers:

• Leadership in Security by Joost van der Willik,
Joost is the managing director of Nedap FZE the sales and support office to the divisions Security Management and Identification Systems for the Middle East region. As Managing Director of Nedap FZE, Joost is responsible for and working with a team of selected young professionals. With the commitment to deliver sustainable growth of Nedap’s footprint for both divisions, the main focus is and has been to enhance the strategic positioning across the region.

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• Business Continuity using Mosaic by Sandra Bendall,
Sandra is a Senior Manager Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services (FIDS) at Ernst and Young. She is an expert in fraud investigation, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, contract compliance, anti-fraud, integrity diligence, anti-money laundering and US sanctions compliance services, dispute and forensic technology and discovery services.

She will present on Business Continuity using EY’s Mosaic. Mosaic Services run 24/7 to assist a firms Business Continuity with Risk Management solutions that monitor an array of platforms and piece together information scattered across social media, the web, and numerous data sources. The service combines technology and a dedicated staff to deliver intelligent insights on entities and individuals selected by the firm through a secure delivery portal.

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 then!

Kind regards,
ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee

Andreas Kärki

Program and Events

Special announcement! Complimentary Registration to ASIS 2016 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida.

ASIS Seminar 2016

One of the benefits of having an active ASIS chapter is that sometimes we are able to give back to our members to help out when attending ASIS Conferences.

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that we have received a complimentary registration for any lucky Dubai ASIS Chapter 250 member that would like to attend the upcoming ASIS 2016 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits being held from 12-15 September in Orlando Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.

Interested members should contact any of the Dubai ASIS Chapter 250 Executive Committee to put their name in the hat for the draw via contact form on the Contact Us page.

We need your participation before the 15th of August and will inform about the lucky member during the Breakfast meeting the 17th of August.

The recipient member MUST be able to obtain a US visa and pay for their airfare, hotel and meals to attend the event.

This draw is valued at AED 3651 (USD $995) for attending all 4 days of the convention. We hope all those who want to attend participate enter the draw by contacting the secretary via the chapter email via the contact form on the Contact Us page.

Good luck!

ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 Committee

Chapter Officer Handbook 2016 – Must download for ASIS International committee members

Download your copy of the ASIS International ‘Chapter Officers Handbook’ 2016 version via the members section now – must read for all committee members and those members seeking guidance on the roles and responsibilities for their committee members.ASIS Chapter Officer Handbook 2016

The purpose of this handbook is to assist chapter officers, with providing our members with the best quality programs, services, and information possible.

To access this download, please login to the members section and then under Volunteer Leadership / RVP & Chapters click on the Chapter Officer Handbook link.

https://www.asisonline.org/Membership/Volunteer-Leadership/RVP-and-Chapters/Pages/default.aspx

Sports Team Travel Security – New CRISP report available for download by ASIS members

Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) reports produced by the ASIS Foundation Research Council provide practical, researched-based solutions to help security professionals effectively tackle a wide-range of security issues.

CRISP - SportsSports Team Travel Security is the latest report in the series. It has been published via a micro-site where the content is easier to access. Authored by Jacques Island and Peter Tarlow Ph.D, the report explores the unique risk that athletes and sports venues face and provides general mitigation recommendations.

CRISP Background
This series, launched in 2008 under the guidance of Professor Martin Gill, invites experts in specialized aspects of security to present their views on a specific security concern. The reports provide concise summaries of available research, deliver expert analysis, and offer proven approaches and best practices. Readers can integrate recommended actions with their own existing or planned security programs.

CRISP reports are sister publications to those produced by Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice. COPS reports, which can be accessed at www.cops.usdoj.gov, focus on policing; CRISP reports focus on security.

https://foundation.asisonline.org/FoundationResearch/CRISP-Reports/Pages/default.aspx

 

ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 meeting on Wednesday, 15th of June at 7pm @ the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC)

ASIS_IFTAR_AT_DOSC_15JUN2016Dear Members and fellow security professionals,

Ramadan Kareem!

ASIS Dubai Chapter 250 will be holding its June meeting at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) in Jumeirah Beach Road on Wednesday, 15th of June at 7pm.

Our speakers will be presenting on Transportation Security and the event is kindly sponsored by Ospray Systems. To celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan with our members, we will be sharing a complimentary Iftar meal provided by the sponsor.

All ASIS members and non-members are invited to attend this meeting. Parking is available inside the club, simply inform the gate guard that you are attending the ASIS meeting.

ASIS Dubai CPP and PSP study groups continues to reach new heights

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Dubai chapter CPP Study group

Dubai based security professionals who are chapter members of ASIS International continue to meet each fortnight as they study together with the aim of achieving their Board certification in either Certified Protection Professional (CPP)® or Physical Security Professional (PSP)®.  Study sessions are conducted alternative fortnights, i.e. one week CPP, next week PSP, next week CPP, etc.

With the CPP study program led by Nadeem Iqbal, CPP, MSyl, this week eight chapter members participated with various participants delivering content and a vigorous discussion ensured on several points. The CPP credential provides demonstrable proof of knowledge and management skills in eight key domains of security. Those who earn the CPP are ASIS board-certified in security management.

PSP sessions are co-facilitated by Phillip Johnson, PSP and Tamer Hashem, MSc CPP BCCE MSyI with regular attendance by 4 members who are passionate about attaining Board certification along with learning about physical security systems. The PSP credential provides demonstrable knowledge and experience in threat assessment and risk analysis; integrated physical security systems; and the appropriate identification, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of security measures. Those who earn the PSP are ASIS board certified in physical security.

Emirates Airlines Group Security, via the Centre for Aviation and Security Studies, the chapter’s platinum sponsor, willingly hosts the study sessions in Emirates Aviation College (Building B), located on 31 A Street, Garhoud, Dubai (opposite Irish Village).

We welcome additional members and those security professional interested in attending to reach to a committee member or email the chapter at asisdubai250@gmail.com

Next chapter meeting on 18th May with two guest speakers, from Emaar & Securiguard Middle East

Dear Members and fellow security professionals,

I am pleased to announce that our chapter meeting for May 2016, shall be held at 19:30 hrs on Wednesday the 18th of May 2016 at Emirates Aviation College Building B Auditorium. Please note that this is not the usual building and is across the street from Building A where we normally meet. 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 Function Deployment by Amjad Alata

Amjad is Senior Manager, Security & HSE at Emaar Entertainment and holds a Master’s Degree in Total Quality Management and Organizational Excellence from Sheffiled Hallam University. Amjad was a speaker at the recent ASIS Security Conference & Exhibition.

Amjad will present tools and techniques which can be deployed to achieve excellence in security & safety programs.

  • Security Program Performance Measures by Nadeem Iqbal, CPP

Nadeem is Director Business Development with Securiguard Middle East. He is a certified balance score card & KPI professional. Nadeem will be speaking on the framework of establishing performance measures for security programs.

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.

I look forward to seeing you then!

Kind regards,

Peter Page VR, MSc, PGC, CSyP, CPP, FSyI, MBCI