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

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

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