May 2018 | No. 51



Your monthly news & updates



Scholarship in Memory of Chief Thomas Engells


Chief Thomas Engells, CPP, the Chief of Police at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, passed away unexpectedly in January 2018.


Chief Engells was also an associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, providing his input and teaching courses on bioterrorism and insider threat. 


To honor his memory, his work in public safety, and to ensure the legacy of his work continues in the area of biosecurity, a scholarship is being offered at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, on “Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence”.


The course will run from August 6-11, and will include registration fee, accommodation, and airfare to Sydney, Australia. Or you may elect to take the course online.

Please review the PDF for more information, and note that the application closing date is approaching on June 8.



New Delhi Chapter April Meeting


By Manish Datta


The ASIS International New Delhi Chapter gathered 67 professionals for a meeting at Noida in April. Following opening remarks by Chapter Chair Manish Datta, the keynote address was delivered by Sanjay Gupta, country manager of NXP India Private Limited, who sponsored the meeting.


Major Santosh Rai, CPP, spoke on technological norms, followed by Colonel Nikhilesh Sharma, CPP, PCI, PSP, who enlightened the attendees on ASIS certification programs and how to prepare for them. Mohit Sharma then gave a glimpse into the skill development programs run by his organization to improve the skills of the blue collared security staff.


Maitreya Buddha Samantaray highlighted the need for organizations to create a center of excellence as one-stop solution for risk incident monitoring, awareness, communication, and response coordination.


The agenda concluded with a panel on “Insider Threats - Who, What, and How to Deal With Them”. Sanjay Kaushik moderated the expert panelists: Rakesh Sharma, Colonel Vineet Sehgal, and Tarun Kumar, who shared their thoughts and prompted a lively discussion with the attendees.


In closing, Chapter Secretary Ajeet Kumar Rai thanked the attendees for their participation, the speakers for their valuable contribution, and the sponsors for making the meet a resounding success.


Manish Datta is chair of the ASIS New Delhi Chapter.




Singapore Chapter Visit Parliament House

By Julian Tan and Lim Choon Kwang, CPP


The first Singapore Chapter field visit of 2018 saw 40 members gathered at Singapore’s iconic Parliament House on 6 April 2018.


The main functions of the Singapore Parliament are lawmaking, controlling the nation's finances, and ensuring ministerial accountability. The maximum term of each Parliament is five years, after which Parliament automatically dissolves and a general election must then be held within three months.


Thanks go to the head of security at Parliament House, Wong Wah Yan, who made the visit possible, including a guided tour around the facility. As well as an introduction to the roles and functions of Parliament and its various protocols, members were also provided with insights to past and present leadership, where diversity has enabled Singapore to thrive with different cultures and backgrounds over the decades.


It was an extremely insightful visit, where the Parliament House security team shared their roles and challenges faced in engaging both internal and external agencies. Throughout, interactions between the team and visiting members from different industries enabled much learning and knowledge sharing.


As with past visits, members enjoyed this enriching and eye-opening trip, and are definitely looking forward to the next field visit in Q2 2018.


Julian Tan is a management committee member of the ASIS Singapore Chapter, and regional enterprise security manager, APJC, Amazon Web Services Singapore.


Lim Choon Kwang, CPP, is vice chair of the ASIS Singapore Chapter, and director of security at Centurion Corporation Ltd.



Joint ASIS and OSAC Mumbai Chapter Meeting

By Shantanu Krishna


A total of 120 security professionals representing around 80 companies attended the first joint meeting of the ASIS International Mumbai Chapter and the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).


Kevin Ervine, regional security officer at the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, set the tone for the meeting with his opening address, emphasizing the key role OSAC is continuing to play in "propelling and expanding engagement" and security information sharing with the local and overseas business community in the region.


Udit Mehta covered “Prioritizing Risk in a VUCA World”, with the key take away to move from a reactive approach to a proactive approach while handling risk. Brigadier M Karthikeyan, then followed with an insightful presentation the topic, “Blended Security Framework”.


Captain Satya Yadav, spoke about “Cybersecurity Risk”, which was especially relevant in the wake of the Right to Privacy act which will play a major role in corporations.


Anupama Pradhan, who has conducted numerous women’s safety trainings, shared her vast experience in this domain, and highlighted best practices that are being exercised by various companies.


In conclusion, speaking about the need for Indian industry to take a more holistic, structured approach to security, Captain Sanjeev Mishra, CPP, Mumbai Chapter chair, called for a realignment of security response from "reactive" to "preventive".


Shantanu Krishna is vice chair of the ASIS Mumbai Chapter.



ASIS Global Announcements




Don’t Miss Out on 2018 ASIS Foundation Scholarship and Grant opportunities!


The ASIS Foundation is proud to announce the availability of scholarships and grants which support our chapters and help individuals achieve their career goals in the security profession We encourage you to review all the offerings and submit your application.  


The window for applications is 1 April – 31 May 2018.  Download a PDF  of current scholarship and grant offerings to share with your colleagues and post on chapter websites.




IE/ASIS Program: Effective Management for Security Professionals

Establishing the Security Role as an Enabler for Business Success

2 to 5 July, Madrid, Spain


Today’s organizations face complex challenges where every business decision affects the bottom line. Designed for mid- to senior-level security managers, this program takes a deep dive into the central areas of management. Enhance your effectiveness in the corporate environment and align your expertise with the organization’s specific security requirements. Learn how to present a sound business case for your security initiatives to ensure funding.


40 CPEs and significant savings offered for ASIS members; additional savings for CSO Center members.





New Policies for CPE reporting

ASIS has launched our improved online certification application portal.


Things to know:

·     Your CPEs will be reviewed only after your recertification application is submitted. Please review the Recertification Guide, which provides details of the activities you can submit.

·     ASIS recommends that you submit all your CPEs as you accumulate them and, if possible, submit more than the 60 required CPEs.

·     View instructions for uploading credits and submitting your application.


Reasons why a CPE would not be approved:

·     The learning objectives of the activity do not align with the body of knowledge for the designation. Please review the Certification Handbook (sections titled “Exam Contents”)

·     The certificant did not provide any or enough documentation to show the date of the activity, the description of the activity, or the provider of the activity.



See Who’s Leading the 2018 ASIS International Cup!

The 2018 ASIS International Cup, our Member-Get-A-Member program, challenges our members to recruit new members from 1 April through 30 June 2018 and be awarded with chances to win a range of great prizes, including a Global Security Exchange package.


We are off to a great start with more than 200 members participating. We supply the tools to help you succeed which include social media ads and text, recruitment tips, email template and a printable flyer. Get in the game—learn more and start recruiting today!



Reach for Excellence in Professional Certification

Recognized worldwide, an ASIS International board certification validates an individual’s mastery of core principles and skills essential to the best practice of security management. It demonstrates a commitment to excellence and a professional code of conduct.


All three credentials hold accreditation to the ISO/17024 Standard from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Personnel Certification Program. This means you can be assured ASIS complies with best practices for developing and maintaining a professional certification program. When considering certification, why not go with the best? Start climbing today.



ASIS Webinars

ASIS webinars offer timely, affordable knowledge-building on current and emerging security topics.


Individual webinars are only $49 for ASIS members. Or subscribe now and gain access to all live and on-demand webinars through 31 December 2018—including 24 months of archives—for one low subscription fee: $129 member, $199 nonmember.