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their security spending dramatically—by 50 percent or more. The businesses most likely to have permanently increased their security spending are those in six “critical infrastructure” industries—transportation, energy and utilities, financial services, media and telecommunications, information technology, and healthcare. The study is based on a cross-country survey of more than 331 business security directors, risk managers and information technology security officers. More than half of the companies covered in the study generate more than $1 billion per year in sales. “While nobody knows how much security spending is enough, there are legitimate concerns about corporate vulnerability,” says Tom Cavanagh, The Conference Board’s expert on security issues and author of the report. “Since about 80 percent of America’s critical infrastructure is controlled by the private sector, says Cavanagh, “corporate security managers will play an increasingly vital role in protecting key industries and the people who work in them and are based near them.” “A four percent median increase in security spending seems counterintuitively small in light of our concerns about terror,” says Daniel H. Kropp, CPP, president of ASIS International. He adds, however, that “whether corporate spending on security is adequate can’t be judged nationally, but only by comparing it against the level of threat and the degree of risk faced by an individual company in an individual industry in a selected location.” Furthercontinued on page 23 more, says Kropp,

What Price Security?
Corporate America’s spending on security in response to terrorism has increased only modestly.
ASIS INTERNATIONAL HAS teamed with The Conference Board to research, create, and release a new report, Corporate Security Management: Organization and Spending Since 9/11. In a process termed “evolution rather than revolution,” the report states, corporate America’s overall spending on security in response to terrorism has increased only modestly. The report shows that the median increase in security spending is 4 percent since September 2001. Only 7 percent of the companies surveyed have increased

Tom Cavanagh, author of the new report, answers media questions.
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Councils
Ties That Bind
IN RECENT MONTHS, THE ASIS

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International Law Enforcement Liaison Council has been actively promoting Operation Cooperation, a national initiative to encourage partnerships between law enforcement and private security. This collaboration has proven beneficial in preventing and solving crimes, as documented in the booklet Operation Cooperation, written by the Institute for Law and Justice and the Hallcrest Division of Science Applications International Corporation and supported by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. (The booklet is available at www.asisonline.org, and from ASIS Member Services at 703/519-6200.) In May, Steven R. Harris, chief

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of the Redmond, Washington, Police Department, discussed Operation Cooperation at the Los Angeles Police Department and at a private security conference. In June, in Sun Valley, Idaho, former ASIS President Raymond F. Humphrey, CPP, and Council Member Charles P. Connolly, CPP, made a presentation on the program to a joint meeting of chiefs from the 50 largest U.S. police departments and the National Executive Institute Associates—a private, nonprofit, public service foundation comprised of more than 400 graduates of the FBI’s National Executive Institute. At both talks, the fundamental value of public law enforcement and private security liaison and joint programs was stressed. The presentations were “very well received,” says Michael D. Gambrill, chairman of the council and senior vice president of industry and government affairs for Dunbar Armored, Inc. Gambrill notes that the path to cooperation has not always been clear, adding that the hurdles have been breaking down territoriality and unhealthy competition between law enforcement and security. Council representatives will make another presentation on the program later in the year at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Philadelphia. At the recent ASIS Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Gambrill spoke to the Society’s regional vice presidents. He encouraged them to ask the chapters in their area to focus one meeting per year on cooperation-building initiatives with invited local law enforcement representatives. The council has also been working with the Host Chapter Committee for the ASIS 49th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in New Orleans to arrange the event’s Annual Law Enforcement Day on Wednesday, September 17. Local

Executive Director

Michael J. Stack
Director of Publishing

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Editor

Ann Longmore-Etheridge
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The contents of ASIS Dynamics are copyrighted © 2003 by the American Society for Industrial Security. Note: Statements of fact and opinion are made on the responsibility of authors alone and do not imply an opinion on the part of the editors, officers, or members of ASIS. Only established chapters of ASIS are permitted to use the material without permission. The editors of ASIS Dynamics reserve the right to accept or reject any article or advertisement submitted for publication. ASIS Dynamics (ISSN 1098-1489) is published bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November for $11.00 per year, which is included in ASIS membership dues, by the American Society for Industrial Security, 1625 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; 703/519-6200; fax: 703/5181518. Periodicals postage paid at Alexandria, VA, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to ASIS Dynamics, 1625 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314.

police chiefs and representatives from other federal and state law enforcement agencies will be invited to attend seminar sessions and tour the exhibit hall that day free of charge and will be recognized at the Wednesday luncheon. Among the VIPs invited for the lunch are IACP President Joseph Samuels, Jr., and New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Eddie Compass. ■
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onnie S. Michelman, CPP, director of police, security, and outside services at Massachusetts General Hospital, received the Sennewald Accolade Award from the International Association of Private Security Consultants for her outstanding service to the security profession. The award is named for Charles A. Sennewald, CPP. Don Hesselbrock, CPP, president of Corporate Security Specialists, presented a seminar on theft by employees as part of the Business Crime Prevention Program sponsored by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, the Greater Phoenix Crime Coalition, and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Hidden Eyes Guard Service has

President

Daniel H. Kropp, CPP
CAP Index, Inc. Exton, Pennsylvania Vice President

Shirley A. Pierini, CPP
Los Angeles, California Secretary

Jeffrey M. Spivey, CPP
Security Risk Management, Inc. Charlotte, North Carolina Treasurer

Daniel J. Consalvo, CPP
State Farm Insurance Companies Bloomington, Illinois Chairman of the Board

Steven C. Millwee, CPP
SecurTest, Inc. Tampa, Florida DIRECTORS

John C. Cholewa III, CPP
Sprint Overland Park, Kansas

Michelman

Ferraro

Nilsson

Smidt

Steve D. Chupa, CPP
Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick, New Jersey

Sandra M. Cowie, CPP
Principal Financial Group Des Moines, Iowa

Michael R. Cummings, CPP
Aurora Health Care Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Linda F. Florence, CPP
ADVO, Inc. Windsor, Connecticut

Edward G. Hallen, CPP
Occidental Petroleum Corporation Los Angeles, California

Peter J. Mazzaroni, CPP
Roche Carolina Florence, South Carolina

Raymond T. O’Hara, CPP
Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations Carlsbad, California

Thomas M. Seamon, CPP
Roundhouse Group North Wales, Pennsylvania

Loretta Woodward Veney, CPP
Superior Training Solutions Clinton, Maryland

Timothy L. Williams, CPP
Nortel Networks Brentwood, Tennessee

Eugene Ferraro, CPP, president of Business Controls Inc., has recently been elected chapter chair of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. Judy Matheny, CPP, has accepted a position as an instructor at Education America. She will be teaching criminal justice and other courses. Anthony N. Potter, CPP, has joined Novant Health as director of security for Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Potter previously served as a healthcare security consultant with Kroll Inc. Potter’s article, “Developing a Holistic Public Safety Department,” appeared in the July/August issue of Healthcare Executive magazine. Axis Communications has appointed Fredrik Nilsson general manager for the U.S. market. This year, José Mariné Ferré celebrated 50 years working in the Venezuelan banking system. Vice president for security of Banco Exterior in Venezuela, he is also a member of the Security Committee of the Venezuelan Banking Association.

appointed Wimberly Smith, president of Wimberly A. Smith Sales and Marketing, to handle its sales and marketing efforts in North and South Carolina. Gary Kuty, senior consultant and CEO of Kuty and Associates, was interviewed for an article in the Bloomington Herald-Times about private security matters and training standards. Barton Protective Services has named Mike Smidt as its regional president for the southwestern United States. He will be working to increase business in southern California, with an initial focus on Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Palm Desert area. He previously served as regional president for Securitas Security Services. Chuck Fisher, CPP, president and owner of SecPro Services, moderated a roundtable discussion on security for special events at the International Festivals and Events Association. He also presented a session at the International Security Conference and Exhibition West

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on audits and compliance, which explained how effective management of the security program is crucial for every organization. Compass Technologies has promoted Harrison R. Oliver, Jr., to eastern regional sales support engineer. He is based in the company’s Exton, Pennsylvania, headquarters, where he will serve states east of the Mississippi. Fred Pitt has been appointed western regional sales support engineer. He will serve states west of the Mississippi from his office in Phoenix. Both men will provide design and application assistance, offer technical training, and support product development. Security strategist Geoff Whitfield has joined Arup Security Consulting. He was previously the director of worldwide research and development security for GlaxoSmithKline. His expertise includes risk assessment; corporate security strategy; physical, electronic, and manned security; executive protection; and intelligence and surveillance countermeasures. Scott S. Frautschi has joined Object Video as vice president, where he will be responsible for overseeing the strategic development of the federal sales department. He was previously the business development manager for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. Jim Hawthorne has become regional sales manager for the southeast territory of the United States for Digital Monitoring Products. His office will be in Atlanta. Billy Ray Jackson is now serving as president for the United States Contract Security Association. William J. Gillespie, CPP, vice president of operations for Risk Management Group, was interviewed for an article in Network Computing. He discussed integrated risk management. CCTV, a new book edited by Martin Gill, has been published by Perpetuity Press. Andrew G. Podolak, director of operations for U.S. Security Care,
Leonard H. Miller, CPP (left), accepts the Florida Committee Chairman Award from Ron Hall on behalf of David C. Murray.

spoke at the BuildingsNY conference on risk assessment and security surveys. The Wall Street Transcript published an interview with Denis Hébert, president of HID Corporation. He described the marketplace for access control cards as well as trends in the security industry. James Litchko, president of Litchko & Associates Inc.; Steve Hunt, CPP, vice president and research leader for Forrester Research Inc.; and Robert Gerden, director of corporate and systems security at Nortel Networks Ltd. were quoted in an article in Computerworld. “Handle Corporate Security As Single Entity, Users Say” discussed the importance of integrating IT security with the rest of corporate security. Ortega InfoSystems has hired Steven Bassett as regional sales manager. He will be responsible for recruiting and providing sales support for Ortega Channel Partners and manufacturers’ representatives in the eastern United States. He previously served as systems consultant at Institutional Systems Service Corporation. Jim Wenck has been appointed corporate director of business development at ISR Solutions, where he will develop relationships with clients and develop market opportunities for the company. Previously, Wenck served as government services manager for Gage-Babcock & Associates. The Miami-Dade Police Department selected Edward Hollander, CPP, soon-to-be chief of security for the Miami-Dade County General Services Administration, as the Distinguished Reserve Officer for 2002. He has been part of a team that conducts formal surveys

of critical county facilities and helped develop a security plan for the Stephen P. Clark Center, as well as a procedures manual for officers assigned to the special detail. Rick Carey, CEO of Datasafe Information Security, was interviewed by the Boston Globe for a feature article on document and hard-drive destruction, “Salvation and Destruction.” He was also featured in the “Entrepreneur” department of the Boston Business Journal. Brendan T. Kirby has become a founding member of the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. David C. Murray, executive vice president of Elite Protection Services, was honored with a Florida Committee Chair Award for his support of military employees. He was recognized at the Florida Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves Annual Meeting. Leonard H. Miller, CPP, vice president of operations for Elite, accepted the award on Murray’s behalf. Christopher J. Simovich has been promoted to vice president of security operations for U.S. Security Care. He will be responsible for security operations around the world, including protective, consulting, and investigative services. He was formerly the international operations manager for Vance Executive Protection Inc.
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The Cargo Criminal Apprehension Team has named Joe Baker, executive director of the National Cargo Security Council, as an honorary member in its organization and an honorary investigator. He was chosen for his perseverance and leadership in saving the unit from elimination due to budget cuts. Don Walker, CPP, CEO of Securitas Security Services, and Chad Callaghan, CPP, vice president of loss prevention services for Marriott International, were interviewed by CSO Magazine about creating a clear definition of a chief security officer’s role. Richard P. Werth, CPP, president of Event and Meeting Security Services, offered tips for safety planning in an article published in USAE, “Planners Can Do More To Plan For Safety.” Michel Rimpel, director of engineering and security for the United Nations International School in New York City, received the Energy Education Award from ConEdison Solutions for his work in educating facility managers about ways to make properties more energy efficient and more secure. An article in Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operation, “Industrial Security: New Threats Call for New Tactics,” quoted Michael Regan, security manager for Public Service Electric & Gas; Mark De Voti, CPP, security manager for Public Service Electric & Gas; and Robert Moraca, CPP, security manager for Sunoco Inc. The article described basic principles of securing plants and discussed new technologies available. Ed Casey, CPP, director of corporate security for Procter & Gamble Company, described reorganizing corporate security to report to human resources in “All Over the Map,” an article in CSO Magazine. In the same article, John Pomeroy, chief security officer of Siemens Canada Limited and Eduard Telders, CPP, described another
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scenario, where IT security is removed from the CIO and placed under the security manager. John P. Walsh, CPP, vice president and director of security for the Stephens Group, emphasized the importance of a security manager’s access to top executives. Gary H. Kuty has formed Kuty and Associates, LLC, a security consulting agency in which he

serves as senior consultant and CEO. Holly St. George-Dorr has been named vice president/risk manager in technology administration at Citizens Financial Services. ■ Items for this column, and a photo, if available, may be mailed to Editor, Dynamics, 1625 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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In Brief
Military Employee Support
TO MAKE SURE that members of

the National Guard and Reserves and their families do not suffer economic hardship because of their active-duty status, active support from employers is now being sought by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR), formerly a mediating organization that serves mainly as a liaison between employers and their military employees. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush and Congress have enacted legislative measures to mobilize more than 300,000 national guardsmen and reservists. With this massive call to service comes immense strain on the nation’s employers to maintain the efficiency of their businesses without the help of their military employees. An outpouring of patriotism among public and private employers has eased the tensions somewhat. For example, when a truck driver who earned $50,000 a year was recalled to the Virginia National Guard, he took a salary cut of more than 50 percent. Within weeks, he and his family were in serious financial trouble. The guardsman called ESGR for help. An ESGR representative met with the company CEO, explaining the employee’s financial situation. The agreed to pay the driver the difference between his civilian and military salary for 60 days and continued full medical coverage for the family. At the national level, the ESGR’s National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves promotes active recognition and support for military employees with

“Statement of Support” signings. According to Bob Hollingsworth, executive director of the committee, “a Statement of Support serves two very vital functions: First, it demonstrates the strong level of support for our Guard and Reserves, which is important during this critical time; second, it sends a clear message to the service members that while they are serving their country, they do not have to worry about their civilian jobs.” The Statement of Support initiative is currently in high gear with signings by XEROX Corporation, the Society for Human Resource Management, Southwest Airlines, Monster.com, and General Motors, as well as many Fortune 500 corporations and professional and industry organizations. The cooperation and understanding displayed by the leaders of this diverse group is the result of the proactive approach of employer outreach now being made by ESGR. ESGR subcommittees work directly with area employers to encourage support in programs such as “Briefings with the Boss,” “Bosslifts,” speakers bureaus, and employer appreciation days. Each subcommittee has conducted Bosslifts that transport employers on military aircraft to military sites to help them gain an understanding and re-

At a recent Bosslift, employers of guardsmen and reservists were taken into the field for a first-hand view of what their employees do outside the office.

Edge Revised
ASIS International’s video, “The Professional Edge,” has been brought up to date for the new millennium. The video, which serves as a promotional tool for the Society, is available on loan to members, chapters, and regions from the Information Resources Center (IRC) at ASIS headquarters. To borrow the video, contact the IRC at 703/518-1472 or e-mail circulation@asisonline.org.

spect for the training and missions their military employees experience while out of their civilian jobs. John Dyess, chairman of the Tennessee ESGR Committee, believes Bosslifts to be the single most effective tool in demonstrating to employers and the media the importance of the Guard and Reserves. Dyess said the three most common responses he receives from employers returning from a Bosslift are: “‘I had no idea how important the Guard and Reserves were in the overall military strategy,’ ‘I had no idea of the good training my employees get in the military,’ and ‘I had no idea what my employees did when they went off to serve in the military.’” America must support the mission of the military as it protects our nation and assists others. The men and women of the Guard and Reserves must also have the confidence of their employers and the nation. The National ESGR Committee and its 55 subcommittees are standing by and are eager to assist the employers of guardsmen and reservists. For more information on ESGR, visit the committee’s Web site at www.esgr.com or call 800/336-4590. —By John Hart, ESGR staff analyst
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Security Management Wins Awards
SECURITY MANAGEMENT, the Soci-

IFPO Does Jobs
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has initiated an online career center where job seekers can post résumés and employers can post job descriptions. The IFPO assists protection officers in career achievement and strives to strengthen the public perception of protection officers. For more information on the IFPO Career Center, visit www.ifpo.org.

ety’s monthly magazine, has again been recognized for excellence in editorial content and art design. The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has awarded Senior Editor Michael A. Gips a national award recognizing editorial excellence for his “News & Trends” column, which appears regularly in Security Management. He also won a regional award for the article “Reexamining the Premises for High Rise Design.” ASBPE has presented Honors and Awards of Excellence for 25 years. This is Gips’s fifth award, and his second national prize. “It is an honor that Security Management was recognized by its peers for editorial excellence,” says Gips. “I’m proud to have won for my column, but I realize that it’s only one part of the overall product.” These honors are the latest in a long list of art and editorial awards that the magazine has garnered over the years from numerous organizations. Past awards include a Clarion for editorial excellence for an issue of the magazine that looked at the Oklahoma City bombing, several editorial excellence awards from the Society of National Association Publications, and specific awards for features and opinion pieces from the ASBPE, including one for an article by Senior Editor Teresa Anderson that looked at security at the 6th Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza in Texas. Art designer Roy Comiskey has received more than 25 awards for art design, including one this year from the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington for the cover of the July 2002 issue. Sherry Harowitz, editor-in-chief of the magazine states, “We are proud of everyone on our staff and pleased that our peers continue to recognize the quality of their work year after year.”
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Author Autographs
ATTENDEES OF THE ASIS 49TH

Annual Seminar and Exhibits in New Orleans have the opportunity to meet and have books signed by nearly a dozen seminar and keynote speakers. On Monday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Sandra Lanier, CPP, will sign copies of her book Workplace Violence: Before, During, and After. Lanier is president of Lanier Security Group, Inc., located in Orlando, Florida, which specializes in providing security consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and to government entities. Also on Monday, from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m., Geoff Craighead, CPP, will be on hand to sign copies of his book High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety, 2nd Edition. Craighead is vice president of high-rise and real estate services for Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc. He has been involved with the security and life-safety operations of high-rise facilities for more than 20 years. He is certified by the Los Angeles Fire Department to provide high-rise lifesafety services and currently serves as president of the ASIS Professional Certification Board, which administers certification programs for security professionals throughout the world, and as co-chair of the Building Owners and Managers Association’s Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s Se-

curity and Emergency Preparedness Committee. On Tuesday, September 16, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., keynote speaker Harold G. Moore, retired U.S. Army three-star general, will be available to sign his book We Were Soldiers Once… and Young, which was made into the movie We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson. Moore accrued more than 32 years of active military service. After his retirement from active duty in 1977, Moore became the executive vice president of the Crested Butte Ski Area in Colorado. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he researched and wrote the book with his coMoore author, Joe Galloway. The book covers the first major battle of the Vietnam War, the battle of Ia Drang, in which both men participated. The book is recognized as a classic on the Vietnam War. From 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mary Lynn Garcia will sign copies of her book The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems. Garcia is a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She

What's Up?
As the ASIS 49th Annual Seminar and Exhibits approaches, editors of the daily seminar newspaper are seeking input from Society members. The editors of the Bayou Bugle are interested in the seminar activities of ASIS councils, ASIS chapters, companies, and other groups. Having a meeting? Planning a gathering? Unveiling a report? Contact Teresa Anderson at tanderson @asisonline.org with all the details.

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In Brief
Government Rate
The Society is initiating a new government rate for attendees of the ASIS 49th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in New Orleans, September 15-18. Fees for full registration will be $625, and single-day registration will be $360. Individuals must be employed by a federal government agency to qualify. For more information or to register, contact ASIS Member Services at 703/ 519-6200.

has spent the last 18 years working on multiple security projects, including the design of equipment for use in surveillance of nuclear facilities overseas, the design and development of CCTV and lighting systems, and project management of large projects for both government and industry customers. In addition, for the past eight years Garcia has worked on the development of unique security education programs merging criminal justice, business, and technology principles. Eugene Ferraro, CPP, will be available to sign copies of Undercover Investigations in the Workplace from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ferraro is president and CEO of Business Controls, Inc., of Golden, Colorado. He has been a corporate investigator for more than 19 years, specializing in the investigation of employee dishonesty, substance abuse, and criminal activity in the

workplace. He has conducted thousands of investigations for employers throughout the United States. On Wednesday, September 17, from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., keynote speaker Richard Butler will sign copies of his two books The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Growing Crisis in Global Security and Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense. Butler is Australia’s most influential contemporary diplomat. For the past three years, he has been diplomat in residence at the Council for Foreign Relations, in New York City. From 1997 to 1999, he was executive chairman of the United Nations Special Commission charged with the disarmament of Iraq. For five years Butler prior to that appointment, he was Australian ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations. Charles L. Yeschke will sign copies of his book The Art of Investigative Interviewing, 2nd Edition, from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Yeschke

has more than 35 years experience as an investigator and forensic psychophysiologist. As an FBI special agent, he conducted investigations and detection-of-deception examinations in various federal criminal inquiries. He has authored numerous articles and books on investigative topics. Currently, he is the proprietor of Charles Yeschke Associates, a firm providing confidential investigation services, security and loss prevention consulting, and training seminars. Finally, on Thursday, September 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Laurie Mylroie, Ph.D., vice president of the Washington-based Information for Democracy, will sign her books Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein’s Unfinished War Against America and Bush vs. the Beltway: How the CIA and State Department Tried to Stop the War on Terror. Mylroie is an internationally recognized expert on Iraq and the Middle East. She is publisher of “Iraq News,” an online e-mail newsletter and is an Iraq analyst for the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin. She was an assistant professor in Harvard’s political science department before becoming an associate professor in the strategy department at the U.S. Naval War College. Subsequently, she was a member of the staff of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. ■

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CPP News
New CPPS
ASIS INTERNATIONAL wishes to congratulate the following individuals who passed the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Program examination in April and May:

Ramon A. Abad, Jr. Esther M. Ajayi Juan Amoros Michael K. Barsella Marty R. Bishop Steven Brack Timothy J. Bradley Vic H. Brimmer Alvin K. Brown Tommy R. Buggs Neri L. Caunte Bernard A. Collins David J. Coughlin Vincent M. Creazzo Charles B. Credo Kim A. Cullom-Curran Roy G. Davenport Joe T. Davis Buzz Ebner David H. Eckenrode Ernest W. Eves Paul Ferrer George W. Fisher Geoffrey E. Frisby Luis E. Gomez Donald C. Griggs Miguel O. Guzman Enrique Higuera Cosme deJesus Huerta John M. Jenkins Nancy E. Jones Bernard Keays Arthur L. Keefer, Jr. Joseph M. Kelly Kim M. Kerr Charles W. Kessel James W. Klingensmith Richard Lagg Eric A. Lavoy Sheryl A. M. Leveriza Randolph W. Liebeck Timothy M. McCreight
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Stephen J. McKinnon Stephen J. Miller Craig M. Nelson Peter Osborne Owen Pulliam Ellen A. Ray Stephen J. Reichle Steven D. Resel Ryan Roberts Paul W. Ropp Wayne H. Ross Robert A. Russell, Jr. Fernando Sanchez Glenn W. Sandford Donald A. Selby Derek G. L. Simmonds Richard P. Sobaram Barry R. Stanford Laura L. Smith John C. Tomchick Cheryl A. Tow Jennifer E. Troy-Black Leroy VanDerHeyde John C. Villines Doss C. von Brandenstein Michael W. Walker John B. Weaver Murray D. Wheatley Reed M. White David W. Wilson Elena Zapata

Greater Philadelphia Chapter Chair Bryn M. Palena honors newly minted CPP Steve Reichle with the gift of a commemorative pen. Reichle joins 50 fellow chapter members who have earned the designation.

vacy.” In this open session, Blocker, president of Police Futurist International and a major in the Pennsylvania State Police Department, discusses how the U.S. homeland security initiative presents organizational challenges and whether we are losing privacy rights for the sake of homeland security. Blocker will also discuss concerns over the

Certification Seminar Sessions
FIVE SPECIAL “certification sessions”

are planned for the New Orleans Seminar. Three will be open to all attendees; two will be CPP-only sessions. (Please note that speakers and times are subject to change.) On Monday, September 15, at 11 a.m., Dr. Lawrence Kerr of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will provide an up-to-date report on world bioterrorism threats. (This session is open to all attendees.) On Monday at 1:30 p.m., Tyree Blocker will present “2003— An Odyssey: The Erosion of Pri-

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Legal Reference for Canadian PCI

Are the people you choose to protect your VIPs up to the challenge?

Canadians planning to take the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) examination during the ASIS 49th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in New Orleans should be aware that the legal portion of the test is specially tailored to the Canadian legal system. All questions are taken from David Ray’s Canadian Private Security Law, 2nd Edition. Canadians planning to take the test are strongly encouraged to purchase and study this reference. It is available from ASIS Membership Services at 703/519-6200 and at the Society’s Web site, www.asisonline.org.

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U.S.A. Patriot Act, increased surveillance, national databases, and a possible national identification card. On Tuesday, September 16, at 11 a.m., Edward F. McDonough, CPP, will conduct a session on partnership-building with vendors. In this CPP-only presentation, McDonough will discuss ways to achieve cost-effective security via the shared interests and mutual desire for success of both suppliers and end users. Also on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. is an open-session panel, “Certification: Who Needs It?” The significant expansion of knowledge, methods, and new technologies has heightened the need for security professionals who can understand the complex issues of a security-conscious environment. Business executives and government officials are seeking professionals with proven competencies and skill sets that CPPs can provide. Wide-ranging perspectives on CPP hiring will be provided by representatives from the U.S. Air Force, state police, homeland security, hospitality, and other private-sector security positions. On Wednesday, September 17, at 1:30 p.m., Howard A. Moster, CPP, will present a CPP-only session titled “RAM-CPP: Cajun style.” Moster will share the homeland security recipe for assessing risk. For more information on sessions, visit the CPP area of ASIS Online (www.asisonline.org). ■
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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
CPP Review
September 12-13, 2003

Comprensión de los procedimientos básicos para presentar el examen.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana Meeting #563

Registración
$640 socios, US; $795 no socios

Benefits
Review essential security concepts and practices in nine critical areas, as well as up-to-the-minute resources and references. ■ Prepare for the expanded legal section of the exam through a comprehensive review of U.S. law. ■ Receive guidance in developing a personalized study program. ■ Create a network with colleagues also preparing for the exam. ■ Take a practice exam to identify areas where further study is needed.

PCI Review
September 12-13, 2003

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana Meeting #587

Benefits
Develop a study plan to prepare for the PCI exam. Create a network with colleagues and other investigators also preparing for the exam. ■ Take a PCI practice exam to identify areas where further study is needed. ■ Receive individual guidance for developing a study program.
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$640 ASIS member; $795 nonmember

Registration
$425 ASIS member; $575 nonmember

Cursor de Repaso para el Examen de Certificación para Profesionales de la Protección (CPP)
12 y 13 de Septiembre del 2003

PSP Review
September 12-13, 2003

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana Meeting #568

Razones para participar
Repasar los conceptos y prácticas básicas de seguridad así como también los recursos y referencias actuales para los profesionales del campo de la seguridad. ■ Aprovechar el asesoramiento individual para ayudarle a crear un programa de estudio en su hogar. ■ Interactuar con colegas que se están preparando para el examen. ■ Presentar un examen de práctica y determinar las áreas que necesita estudiar. ■ Los participantes que necesiten ayuda para crear un programa individual de estudio en el hogar podrán disponer del asesoramiento individual en el lugar donde se dicte el programa. Esta innovadora característica del repaso para el examen de CPP motiva a los participantes a buscar el asesoramiento de socios del cuerpo docente con experiencia académica en temas tales como: ■ Repaso de material adicional de referencia. ■ Formar un modelo de estudio. ■ Desarrollo de la mecánica de un sistema de aprendizaje personalizado.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana Meeting #588

Benefits
Review essential physical security concepts and practices. Explore the step-by-step processes involved in developing a physical security program. ■ Receive guidance in developing a personalized study program and review related materials. ■ Create a network with colleagues who are also preparing for the examination. ■ Take a PSP practice exam to identify areas where further study is needed.
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If you must cancel for any reason, please notify ASIS in writing at least 10 business days prior to the start of the program in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations received within 10 business days prior to the start of the program will be billed a $75 fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or after the start date of the program.

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Educational Programs
ASIS International 49th Annual Seminar and Exhibits
September 15-18, 2003

Registration
$345 ASIS member; $495 nonmember

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana

Rethinking Security Practices for the New Millennium
October 13-14, 2003

Benefits
Choose from 135 dynamic education sessions and thought-provoking keynote presentations. ■ Discover the latest solutions and technology from more than 725 companies at the largest security exhibition in the world. ■ Exchange information and ideas with colleagues from across the globe.

Westin Tabor Center Denver, Colorado Meeting #580

Benefits
Explore strategies for monitoring business ethics and complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. ■ Review planning and auditing an incident-management report. ■ Discuss C-TPAT certification and how corporate security procedures will improve the bottom line. ■ Discuss employee training through technology. ■ Review the benefits of ISO 9000 and how to apply it to a security department.

Registration
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Gaming Security and Surveillance
G2E Training and Development Institute
September 15, 2003

Registration
$575 ASIS member; $725 nonmember

Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV

Interview and Interrogation Techniques
October 15, 2003

Benefits
Learn to improve gaming security in a high-threat environment. ■ Discover the latest innovations in casino security. ■ Gain a deeper understanding of digital video recorders and how they enhance security. ■ Examine the latest trends in negligent security liability. ■ Discuss important regulatory issues in Native American gaming.

Westin Tabor Center Denver, Colorado Meeting #565

Benefits
Review proven techniques for conducting an effective interrogation. ■ Explore deception detection techniques. ■ Review the structure of the investigative interview.

Registration
For registration rates, visit www.globalgamingexpo.com.

Registration
$345 ASIS member; $495 nonmember

How to Conduct Complex Internal Fraud and Corruption Investigations
October 13, 2003

Liability for Investigators
October 16-17, 2003

Westin Tabor Center Denver, Colorado Meeting #605

Westin Tabor Center Denver, Colorado Meeting #566

Benefits
Review common fraud schemes and learn their red flags. ■ Learn how to set up effective systems to detect fraud. ■ Examine the organized approach and the skills needed to successfully complete a complex case within a reasonable time frame and budget. ■ Learn to turn prior law enforcement or investigative experience to your advantage in white-collar investigations. ■ Explore fraud and corruption risk assessments.

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Understand the foremost liability issues involved when conducting applicant background checks. ■ Identify the key elements of a thorough investigation. ■ Learn valuable precedents by discussing actual cases and decisions.

Registration
$640 ASIS member; $795 nonmember
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Diversity—The Challenge Ahead
October 27, 2003

Securing the Supply Chain
October 28-30, 2003

U. S. Grant Hotel San Diego, California Meeting #603

U. S. Grant Hotel San Diego, California Meeting #602

Benefits
Learn how diversity initiatives can improve the quality of an organization’s work force. ■ Discover the vital professional and personal benefits of pluralism. ■ Learn to communicate more effectively with employees to increase their creativity and flexibility. ■ Probe the serious business consequences that can result from a lack of diversity in the workplace.

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Hear from the experts on the latest trends in transportation security. ■ Review supply-chain management. ■ Explore maritime security, from safe passage of persons to the latest techniques in protecting cargo shipments. ■ Learn how to keep an organization’s supply chain from being used to transport weapons of mass destruction.

Registration
$345 ASIS member; $495 nonmember

Registration
$640 ASIS member; $795 nonmember

For further information on upcoming ASIS educational events, contact the ASIS Member Services Department at 703/519-6200.

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Security Booster
“SECURITY HAS interested me all along,” says Kristin Watchorn, ASIS International’s legislative assistant, government affairs and public policy. “When it came down to a choice between other industries, or working on issues that are at the forefront of all Congressional policy-making right now—it was an easy choice to make.” Watchorn hails from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, outside of Harrisburg. She attended college at Franklin and Marshall College of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earning a degree in government and history. She also spent a semester attending Oxford University in England. After graduation, Watchorn dipped into the D.C. political pool in the law firm of Arter and Had-

den, LLP’s governmental affairs division, which later became its own firm headed by former U.S. Representative Tom Loeffler of Texas. At the time, says Watchorn, Loeffler co-chaired the finance committee for the George W. Bush election campaign. Herself an ardent Democrat, Watchorn left the firm to take a political campaign position in her home state, working as deputy research director for the 2002 gubernatorial primary bid of Bob Casey, Jr. “It was expected that you worked seven days per week, 12 to 14 hours a day, doing everything from getting coffee [for staffers] to writing a seven-page policy paper,” she says. Watchorn also worked with the campaign’s communication director as a fact supplier. “When she was on the phone

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with the press giving interviews, she needed to have the facts at her fingertips. I’d make sure she had everything she required right before she spoke with the media.” After Casey lost the primary, Watchorn spent a month traveling the American West. Her sojourn completed, Watchorn joined the congressional campaign of Tim Holden (D-PA) as a volunteer. The veteran Congressman had been forced by redistricting to run against another Congressional veteran, Republican George Gekas. “It was a tight election, but Holden pulled it out. It was exciting to finally win one,” she recalls. Watchorn returned to Washington, D.C., in 2002 and accepted her current position at ASIS in February. Since joining headquarters staff, Watchorn has assisted Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy Jack Lichtenstein in revamping the legislative area of ASIS Online to include legislative tracking on bills with content important to Society members. Lichtenstein and Watchorn have also worked for Congressional reform of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (see “ASIS News,” Security Management, September, for a detailed discussion of the bill). Watchorn says that she and Lichtenstein will be available at the ASIS 49th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in New Orleans to discuss legislative issues with members and to answer questions about ASIS’s public policy agenda. ■
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enneth Burdette, regional emergency transportation representative for the U.S. Department of Transportation, spoke at a meeting of the Alaska Chapter on emergency transport during natural and manmade disasters. He emphasized the need to develop new exercises for challenges such as simultaneous disaster events. Gene Frice, CPP, operations manager of Worldwide Security Services, gave a presentation to the Santa Barbara Chapter about terrorism. The effect of homeland security requirements on port security operations was the topic at a meeting of the California Central Valley Chapter. Chief Bob Wingo of the Port of Stockton, California, Police was the speaker. Members of the San Fernando Valley Chapter heard a talk on electronic fingerprinting by Mark Englander, president of Accu-Prints. His company’s focus is on security guard card-application processing,

he said. Englander also assists in the certification process for various public and nonprofit organizations. Robert Blumberg, Esq., of Littler Mendelson, gave a presentation on addressing harassment and discrimination issues in the workplace when he attended a meeting of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter. He defined protected categories, types of harassment, and how to set up a company defense regarding harassment. The San Diego Chapter learned about counterterrorism and what the San Diego area is doing to prepare for medical disasters at a recent meeting. Gina Anderson from the County of San Diego Division of Counterterrorism and Disaster Medical Services and John Sylvester, FBI special agent, spoke on those topics. At another meeting, Pete Flores, community resources manager at the R. J. Donovan Correctional Facility, offered a behind-the-scenes perspective of security and safety in a correctional setting. The Spokane Chapter learned about the management of aggressive behavior (MOAB) when Dave

Carlos Balaguera, CPP, briefs candidates preparing to take the CPP exam in Spanish at a review sponsored by the Bogotá, Colombia, Chapter.
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Fowler of Personal Safety Training and Protection was the guest speaker. MOAB is based on recognizing stages of conflicts and using de-escalation techniques designed for these stages. Sheriff Mike Acree of Douglas County spoke to the Denver Mile-Hi Chapter about homeland security. Additionally, the chapter’s Security Officer Recognition Night featured a talk by Al Youngs, deputy chief of police for Lakewood, Colorado. He emphasized the need for a continuing partnership between law enforcement and private security, especially in light of globalization and new threats to society. The Northern Nevada Chapter hosted Federal Security Director Steven Pansky of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at a recent meeting, where he talked about the Air Transportation Security Act and how security is affected at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Jay Jacobson, CEO of Edgeos, Inc., and chairman of the Technology Officers’ Association, addressed the Phoenix Chapter about computer security and vulnerability assessments. The chapter also sponsored an all-day conference on homeland security. Frank Nazarrete, Arizona director of homeland security, was the keynote speaker. Don Walker, CPP, executive vice president of Securitas, spoke on security issues and legislation. Gary Kuty, senior consultant and CEO of Kuty & Associates, talked about corporate threat assessment. Diane Barrett, an instructor with Education America and president of NextGard Technology, LLC, discussed business disaster recovery planning. Brian Stephens, vice president of homeland security for Bank of America,

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about antiterrorism policies. Another meeting of the group focused on Crime Stoppers. Guest speaker Mark Willadson, a volunteer with the group, described the program. Finally, the group toured the Minnehaha County Jail with Assistant Sheriff Bruce Swan at another gathering. Special Agent Kyle Loven of the FBI spoke about national infrastructure protection and the InfraGard program at a recent meeting of the Minnesota Chapter. At another gathering, Daniel H. Kropp, CPP, president of ASIS International, spoke to the group about the Society’s six strategic priorities for 2003. He also talked about providing training and vision for ASIS Regions V-XII chapters. heriff Mike Milstead of MinPaul Bergee of Bergee Business nehaha County attended a Recovery Planners spoke to memmeeting of the South Dakota bers of the Central Wisconsin Chapter, where he talked Chapter on the need for small businesses to establish a shelterin-place program. Now any business can afford At another meetIncident Reporting Software! ing, Doug Sies of SGTS, Inc., spoke to the group about security in correctional facilities. Members of the Fox Valley Chapter toured the Experimental Aircraft Association Museum. John Faeh, safety and security coordinator for the museum, led the group tour. With IXO… Lieutenant Jim • A computer, Van Bendegom, • An Internet connection and Kent County • A standard web browser… give you immediate emergency manaccess to a web-based incident reporting solution. agement coordinator, was the guest Subscribe now…AND SAVE! speaker at a meetCall for details on IXO’s introductory offer. ing of the Western Michigan Chapter. w w w. p p m 2 0 0 0 . c o m The Southwestern Michigan Chapter learned described his bank’s assessment process following September 11. Bob Randolph, also of the Bank of America, finished the day with a discussion of identity theft and how to deter it. At another meeting, Captain Michael Eagen of the U.S. Navy spoke to the group about terrorism and extremist activities. The chapter presented its Zell award to Don Hesselbrock, CPP. The Salt Lake Chapter hosted a meeting on drug enforcement and community cooperation. Special Agent Barry Jamison of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was the guest speaker. about bioterrorism when Robert Dievendorf, regional bioterrorism preparedness coordinator, spoke to the group. At another meeting, Dave Weessies, regional security manager for National City Bank, addressed the group on bank security issues. Grace Ranger, director of emergency management and homeland security for Genesee County, Michigan, gave a talk on the county’s emergency management plans to the Flint Chapter. ASIS President Kropp also addressed the group concerning ASIS initiatives and goals. Members of the Central Illinois Chapter met at A-1 Corporate Hardware in Springfield, where the company’s president, Joe White, spoke to the group about master keying. He discussed open, restricted, and high-security keyways; defeating master key systems; and self-contained locks. The Pair-a-Dice Riverboat Casino-Hotel was the setting for another meeting of the group. John Pate, special agent with the Illinois State Police and shift supervisor with the Illinois Gaming Board, gave a talk on casino and gaming security. Michael Steuer, CPP, area manager for Initial Security, spoke to the Illi-Ana Chapter about ASIS certification programs at a recent dinner meeting. The Dayton Chapter was visited by Colonel LeRoy Walters, director of the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command Security Forces. Walters talked to the group about antiterrorism efforts and other homeland security issues. Bill Truax of Command K9 spoke to the Cleveland Chapter about explosives-sniffing dogs. With his German shepherd Gunny, he demonstrated how the dogs find explosives. He said that dogs are faster than machines at locating explosives, but dogs can become distracted and tired, lessening their chances of success.
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FBI Special Agent Stan Pulson discussed InfraGard and cybercrime at a subsequent meeting of the group, and Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Paul Soucie talked to the chapter about economic crime. The Columbus Chapter heard a talk on risk assessment and loss

prevention from Chris Manning, director of national security for Wendy’s International. He talked about various facets of security, including organizational deficiencies, policies and procedures, recordkeeping, data gathering, crisis management, and expert testimony. The Cincinnati Tri-State Chap-

ter is providing a pro bono security assessment for the National Underground Freedom Center. The Ozarks Chapter learned about changes in the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives when Ron Getty of that organization addressed the group. Dennis Davis of the National Anti-

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AT SPECIAL CEREMONIES, ASIS chapters recently honored worthy law enforcement officers with awards. Kansas City Chapter Chairman Jonathan R. Gann presented Officer Patrick Byrd of the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department with its Thomas R. Meyers Award. The award, which recognizes a law enforcement individual who is committed to improving relationships among the police, the Chairman Jonathan R. Gann community, and private security, honors the memory of police offi- (left) presents Officer Patrick Byrd of the Kansas City, cer and ASIS member Thomas Missouri, Police DepartMeyers, who was killed in the ment with its Thomas R. line of duty in January 1998. Meyers Award. Byrd, a member of the East Community Action Patrol Division, was praised for his work with the community and atrisk youth, his involvement in solving a teen club shooting, and for developing a new security plan at a troubled local high school. The Greater Los Angeles Chapter honored five officers for their altruistic actions beyond the call of duty at its Security Officer Appreciation Day and Awards Luncheon. Receiving awards were Wyatt Ford of American Commercial Security Services, Tony Dailey and William Lewis of Universal Protection Services, Captain Glenn Jones of Allied Security, and John

The Western New Jersey Chapter’s Law Enforcement Liaison, Joseph A. Devine, presents a plaque to Officer Clifford J. Crolius of the Jersey City Police Department for his work in the apprehension of an armed robber at a local restaurant. The Western New Jersey Chapter’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day featured a talk on emergency preparedness by Felix DeMicco, assistant director of the Newark office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The chapter awarded plaques to local, county, and state law enforcement officers. The group also paid tribute to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for its seizure of 575 kilograms of cocaine.
Sanchez of Guardsmark. The chapter awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Michelle Otero, a student at East Los Angeles College. John Miller, bureau chief with the Police Department of Los Angeles and commanding officer of the Counter-Terrorism Bureau, was the featured speaker. He talked about security officers’ role as first responders and praised them for promoting public safety and national security. Nearly 200 members and guests attended the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter’s 40th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon. Attendees enjoyed meeting the San Francisco 49ers football team’s cheerleading squad and hearing the Los Gatos Pipes and Drum Police Foundation bagpipers. Craig W. Floyd, chairman and executive director of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, delivered the keynote address, describing numerous heroic acts performed by the law enforcement community. He also talked about the memorial itself and its history. The chapter presented the fund with a $1,000 donation.

Pictured (L to R): Award winners William Lewis, Wyatt Ford, John Sanchez, Glenn Jones, and Tony Dailey.

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Crime Institute of America gave a presentation on his organization at another meeting. Dr. Bill Flint of TRC Security spoke to the Kansas City Chapter about security infrastructure before and after September 11, 2001. At another meeting, Todd Graves, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, gave a presentation on federal prosecution and private security. Mike Sanders, Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, spoke to the group about case preparation and combating drugs. The Louisville Chapter welcomed guest speaker Malcolm Franklin, director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. In his presentation, he touched on many aspects of emergency management, including disaster reimbursement, search and rescue, state and county response plans, and the destruction of chemical agents. ASIS RVP Robert Lilje, CPP, program manager for Modern Technologies, attended another meeting of the chapter, where he discussed plans and activities of the Society. Another meeting featured a talk by Frank Dupre, port director with the U.S. Customs Service about the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. Special Agent Patrick Davis of the U.S. Secret Service spoke to the

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and the balance between maintaining the public’s confidence while “realistically describing the public risk.” The next speaker, who discussed specific threats to a number of CIs, including energy and transportation, was Edward Badolato, executive vice president for homeland security with The Shaw Group. He stressed the importance of a thorough vulnerability assessment that takes into account the infrastructure processes at hand. For example, a risk management expert not schooled in how oil is refined may not understand the deadly properties of components and by-products. According to Badolato, there are two approaches for conducting vulnerability assessments: The asset-based approach focuses on targeted assets, and the scenario-based approach assesses the risk and repercussions of various types of attacks. Substations are probably the most vulnerable component of the power grid, he said, because there are thousands across the country and because most of the transformers are custom-made abroad, which would require two months to be replaced following an incident. However, power lines remain the number one target of terrorists, even though they can be replaced within days. At dams, the vital threat is that terrorists will access or damage the control room, not that the structure will be damaged by explosives. Lunchtime brought a fascinating look at disaster preparedness within the national capital region by speaker Peter LaPorte, director of the District of Columbia’s Emergency Management Agency. The director emphasized the importance of partnerships, problem solving, and prevention, noting that the anthrax attacks in 2001 revealed the need for regional coordination: One victim lived in Maryland, worked in the District, and went to a hospital in Virginia. Since the attacks, the city has built strong relationships with agencies in neighboring states, but LaPorte said that partnerships remain to be built between government agencies and the private sector. For instance, his agency has been preparing commuter evacuation plans for businesses, as well as plans to shelter in place. “It’s about a community approach,” he said. “Government does not have all the answers.” Also during the luncheon, National Capital Chapter member Mayer Nudell was honored for his years of service on the Terrorist Activities Subcommittee, which he now chairs. After lunch, there was a look at how the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) protects its forces. The speaker was Lars Warkentien, Ph.D., vulnerability and risk specialist with the Battelle Memorial Institute. He began by defining CI protection from the DoD’s perspective in two words: mission protection. Although the agency’s process of risk assessment is similar to that of the civilian arena, most major military

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he National Capital Chapter’s Terrorist Activities Subcommittee recently sponsored the Countering Terrorism Seminar. The fullday educational event was held at the Gannett Company’s headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Each of the sessions—presented by experts from around the country—was related to some aspect of critical infrastructure (CI) protection. Leading off was Dexter Ingram, threat assessment specialist and database editor at the Heritage Foundation. Beginning with the Patriot Act’s definition of CI and the national strategy for protecting it, he laid the foundation for the lineup to follow. Ingram noted two types of CI threats—physical attacks against real property and cyberattacks against the technologies that operate and manage CI. Ingram also commented on the complexity of the issue, reminding attendees that 85 percent of the CI is privately owned. Nonetheless, all these infrastructure industries are interdependent, which requires a national approach to their protection. Ingram also discussed current and future CI protection policy issues, such as information sharing and what details should be protected or disclosed, the need for states to reallocate resources to include homeland security, communications interoperability among first responders, international collaboration,

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Memphis Chapter about counterfeiting currency at a recent meeting. Business continuity was the topic at a gathering of the Chattanooga Tri-State Chapter. Steve Littell, of corporate property protection for McKee Foods, addressed the chapter members. The Smoky Mountain Chapter learned about Tennessee Emergency Management Association operations when Bob Swabe, regional director of the Eastern Re-

gion, spoke to the group. Jim Hoke, postal inspector, gave a presentation at a meeting of the Central West Virginia Chapter on postal system security since the September 11 and anthrax attacks. Tom Deatrick of American Sentry Security and Victor Polek of Securitas led a roundtable discussion on state licensing requirements for security guards at a joint meeting of the Topeka Chapter and the Topeka Facility Man-

agers Association. The First National Bank of Omaha hosted a meeting of the Omaha Chapter. James Van Lent, director of security, provided a history of the bank and its parent company and led members on a tour of the technology center. Another meeting of the group centered on choosing access systems. Earl Truncer, district sales manager for Ingersoll-Rand, was the featured speaker. He compared

installations have their own, autonomous CIs, said Warkentien. Thus, the issue of interdependencies with other businesses, agencies, and so on is not as much of a concern. The areas of assessment are quite similar to those of civilian CIs, including elements such as information gathering, antiterrorism efforts, force protection, perimeter and facility access, fire protection, incident response, executive personnel protection, and attention to weapons of mass destruction. But assessment is only the first step in the DoD’s CI protection program; the others are remediation, warnings, mitigation, response, and reconstitution, Warkentien explained. From the military, the focus moved to the information technology components of the CI, as presented by Don-

could possibly be used as an attack platform. He also informed attendees that modems are the top entry mechanism into a company’s network, while poor passwords are the number one way to obtain host-level access to a system. In addition, Hewitt commented on the information security liabilities that companies must consider. The first two are direct liabilities: If a company lost proprietary information, that would be considered a first-party liability, and if customer credit card numbers were stolen, the company would be liable as a third party, he said. Meanwhile, if hackers used the company’s platform for an attack against another entity, the company would be indirectly liable. Hewitt stressed the importance of due diligence in his presentation, telling attendees, “You will be judged by how well you prepare Hewitt reminded attendees that the for an attack.” But at key to protecting information is the creation the same time, he reof a security culture within the organization. minded attendees that a security program is ald Hewitt, program manager for the not a solution, that the key to protectTerrorism Research Center. Information ing information is the creation of a sesecurity, he told attendees, is all about curity culture within the organization. maintaining three things: confidentialConcluding the day’s presentations ity, integrity, and availability. In prowas a panel presentation on the practitecting this triumvirate, security procal issues of CI protection led by Kevin fessionals face problems such as the Smith, CPP, senior vice president and complexity of networks and operating corporate security director of Chevy systems, human nature (e.g., employees Chase Bank, and Paula Scalingi, Ph.D., who write their passwords on a pad president of The Scalingi Group. next to their computers), and the atScalingi began by relating some of tacker’s offensive advantage. For examher experiences in developing publicple, Hewitt said that any technological private partnerships to build regional component that resides on a network preparedness. She noted that it is criti-

cal that organizations look “outside the fence” and consider interdependencies with other businesses and agencies, including supply lines. For instance, a gasoline-powered generator will do little good in a long-term electric outage if the fuel distributor’s disaster response plans dictate that it shut down operations. One of the strongest tools for developing the regional partnerships and cooperation necessary for protecting the CI are tabletop exercises and other scenario-based efforts that bring together players at all levels and from all sectors. An important point, said Scalingi, is to let stakeholders design the scenario so that they can communicate their individual concerns. However, doing so can simultaneously be a stumbling block, requiring the services of a skilled mediator during and after the exercise. “Everyone comes in with their own priorities, perspectives, and interests,” said Scalingi. “You have to facilitate [the process] after raising their awareness about interdependencies.” Even more problematic is that after such scenario-based exercises, the momentum of the experience is often lost because participants—who now have a better understanding of the deficiencies in their organizations— must return to request resources from the top, said Scalingi. Following the session, the chapter raffled off books and other items to benefit its scholarship fund. ■ —By Rita Premo, staff editor

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hardwired and offline standalone systems and exhibited a biometric hand reader and a mechanical door lock. Additionally, Butch Hug, Nebraska University’s assistant athletic director for event management, gave a presentation to the group on that topic, including the school’s hosting of state high school championships. He described traffic control, media operations, and other considerations at sporting events. The Iowa Chapter learned about airport security when Tim McDonald, federal security director for Des Moines International Airport, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting. ASIS Regional Vice President (RVP) Arthur F. Warren, CPP, campus services director for Edward D. Jones and Company, attended a breakfast meeting of the West Oklahoma Chapter, where he discussed reaching out to security professionals in the area and plans for a regional Web site. John Goodwin from the Sinclair Oil Refinery talked to the Tulsa Chapter about the effects of September 11 on the oil refinery. Rich Reeves, an investigator with the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, was the guest speaker at a gathering of the Mobile Bay Chapter. He discussed the cases his office handles, including workmen’s compensation and welfarefraud litigation. At another gathering, T. Lynn Smith, investigator and security specialist with the Gulf Power Company, provided an overview of the security systems used in Gulf Power facilities, plants, and substations. He demonstrated hardware used to monitor the many locations via hundreds of camera images. He also discussed using digital versus conventional video recording. Ned Egbert, CPA and financial analyst with the FBI, was the guest speaker at another recent meeting. He talked about the Hawala remittance system used by Middle Easterners around the globe. It allows for the transfer of funds without an audit trail, making the system a favorite for illicit funds transfers. The Montgomery Chapter heard a talk on public and private security differences when Jim Wheeler of Vinson Guard Service spoke to the group. Another speaker was Barry White, sales manager of Norment Industries, who talked about various security products. Marty Keeley, U.S. marshal of the Northern District of Alabama, spoke to the Birmingham Chapter

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about the U.S. Marshals’ role in law enforcement. The Jackson Chapter was updated on airport security when Larry Rowlett, federal security director for the TSA in most of Mississippi, spoke to the group. John Taffe of Explotech Ltd. gave a presentation on bomb threat prevention at a recent Baton Rouge Chapter meeting. He discussed methods for detecting and preventing the risk posed by explosive devices. Another meeting featured a talk by Doron Benbenistry, a former Israeli Special Forces terrorism expert, who focused on suicide bombings and car bombs and identified local places that could be possible targets of terrorists. The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter learned about developments in port and homeland security when Lieutenant Bill Butler of the U.S. Coast Guard spoke to the group. Gene Joyce, CPP, security and life safety consultant with Joyce and Associates, spoke to the San Antonio Chapter about crisis management in office buildings. Another meeting featured G.T. Shodrock of the Texas Commission on Private Security. He discussed the changes in his organization, which will now fall under the Texas Department of Public Safety. Finally, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot was the keynote speaker at the group’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon. David Lattin, director of industry practices for The St. Paul Companies, spoke to the Houston Chapter about kidnap and ransom insurance.

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At another meeting, the group heard from Sergeant Eric Robertson of the New Hampshire Department of Safety’s Marine Patrol. He described the duties of his unit on the New Hampshire seacoast. At another meeting, Charles J. Walsh, retired FBI agent and owner of Forensic Consulting Associates, gave a presentation on biometrics, including a demonstration of electronic fingerprinting. Joseph Salter, TSA security director, spoke to the Providence Chapter about airport security. Captain Lawrence Ferazani of the City of Cambridge Fire Department spoke to the Boston Chapter about emergency preparedness at the group’s Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon. He discussed the role of the Local Emergency Planning Council and how private industry can contribute to emergency preparedness. More than 420 members and guests attended the chapter’s annual Security Expo. There were 70 exhibitor booths and six educational seminars. Dr. Stephen Flynn, a terrorism consultant, discussed America’s preparedness for terrorism, and Dr. James Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminal Justice and former dean at Northeastern University, spoke on American violence and terrorism, from the Columbine killings to the D.C. snipers. Other topics included team building, FBI evidence teams, effective communication, and managing deadly force situations. Members of the Rochester Chapter toured the Rochester Public Safety Training Facility, a combined effort of Monroe County, the City of Rochester, and Monroe Community College. Andy McGill, vice president of human resources, Kennedy Health Systems, spoke to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter about avoiding workplace violence. The chapter is donating the proceeds from three monthly raffles to support the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Security Department’s Multiple Sclerosis 150 bike team. Chief Charles Broad of the Reading Police Department was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Schuylkill Valley Chapter. He talked about his department’s initiative to combat crime, COBRA (Constant Operation by Repeated Arrests). The chapter also presented its Police Officer of the Year award to Patrolman Joseph Schlappich of the Muhlenberg Township Police Department. The Western New Jersey Chapter heard a talk by Buzz Stillinger of iJet Travel Intelligence about realtime travel risk mitigation. William Daly, vice president of Control Risks Group International, spoke to the Central New Jersey Chapter about the war in Iraq. The South Jersey Chapter learned about IT security when Ken Ferguson, Global IT security manager, spoke about vulnerability assessments and how to determine how susceptible systems in a global company are to internal and external attacks. Another meeting featured a talk by Bill Markert from the Philadelphia Police department’s bomb squad on emergency preparedness and bomb threats. Additionally, Anthony Buchanico, director of team security for the Philadelphia Eagles, spoke to the group about NFL stadium security. Dennis Walters, CPP, director of consulting services for Cerebrus Solutions, spoke at a meeting of the Delaware Chapter on the subject of cybercrime and cyberfraud in telecommunications. The National Capital Chapter awarded scholarships to Kevin J. Coumes and Timothy G. Jones, both majoring in the administration of justice at Northern Virginia Community College. John M. Piva, who is pursuing an MA in business and organizational security management at Webster University, also received scholarship funds. The Maryland Suburban Chapter learned about starting up and

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operating a contract security firm from Joseph E. Martin of Holiday International Security. Violence in the workplace was the topic at a recent meeting of the Tidewater Chapter, when David L. Foley, security consultant with Security Forces Incorporated, addressed the group. He said that 700 people are victims of workplace violence every day, and about 1,000 people are killed in the workplace each year. He described characteristics of a possible offender, typically a Caucasian male, 35 to 55 years old, with a history of violent behavior, who is obsessed with his job, and who can’t accept criticism. Foley suggested that workplace violence cannot be prevented, but it can be minimized. Linda Glasson, security manager for Louis OBICI Memorial Hospital, discussed the hospital’s security plans and its relationship to the Homeland Security Threat Levels Advisory System. She also discussed basic access controls and the importance of HVAC controls. Glasson described how placement of the hospital’s exterior emergency call boxes has made positive changes through application of principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. The Fredericksburg/Quantico Chapter learned about legislative issues and strategies relating to firearms when Jim Land, national secretary of the National Rifle Association, spoke to the group. Another meeting focused on air security issues, when Don Cotton, aviation security specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration, addressed the group. Topics included arming pilots, training, and other issues. Homeland security was on the agenda as Richard Berman, Area 7 coordinator for the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, visited the North Carolina Research Triangle Chapter. He talked about how the federal program affects the state program, which increases preparedness at the local level. Chief Thomas Moss of the Morrisville Police Department also addressed the group on community policing and the interaction of law enforcement and private security. Additionally, Larry Perkins, assistant general manager for the RBC Center, spoke to the group about the International Association of Assembly Managers’ Safety and Security Task Force protocol. An overview of university policing was the topic at a meeting of the Western South Carolina Chapter when Robert M. Miller, director of public safety for Furman University, was the guest speaker. John Nolan III, CPP, principal of Phoenix Consulting Group,
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spoke to the Greater Atlanta Chapter about industrial espionage at a recent meeting. ASIS President Kropp addressed the chapter at another meeting, where he talked about 2003 initiatives and goals of the Society. Tim Franta of the Florida Space Authority was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Space Coast Chapter. He talked about sexual predators and opportunists. The Florida West Coast Chapter held a two-day seminar on crime prevention and homeland security preparation. Topics explored were identity theft, terrorism and profiling, security by design, and securing houses of worship.

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nually, following up with the postal service if a bill is late, and using passwords on all bank accounts. The New South Wales Chapter heard a talk on terrorist networks in the Asia-Pacific region by Dr. Clive Williams of Australian National University. Dr. Ona Ekhomu, president of Trans-World Security Services, addressed the Nigeria Chapter about fire emergency preparedness. He talked about the types of emergencies that might occur, the goals of planning for such emergencies, causes of fires, and making contingency plans. He also outlined steps to take in evacuating a facility. David Coleman, assistant manager of forensic services for Ernst & Young, discussed fraud and inventory shrinkage when he was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Cape Town Chapter. The Argentina Chapter heard a talk on crisis management after September 11 from Ruben Contreras, CPP, president of Administradores en Servicios. Another meeting featured a presentation by David Lowinger, president of Eterna Plaque, about ID cards. The United Kingdom Chapter held its summer seminar, which included talks by Adrian Dwyer of the British Transport Police on the evolving response to chemical, biological, radiation, and nuclear hazards on the railways; William Parsons of Hidden Technology on global tracking; and Derek McConnell of the Pure H2O Company on bioterrorism and drinking water. Martin Roberts, director of Security for BT plc, offered his thoughts on the present and future course of the industry. ■ Let Dynamics help publicize your chapter’s upcoming educational programs. Please send all details at least three months in advance to: Dynamics, 1625 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; fax: 703/518-1518.

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“throwing money at a problem isn’t going to solve it. Given our nation’s knowledge and experience at the time, it’s hard to imagine the security system that would have prevented what happened on 9-11, or that can protect us from every possible threat today.” While many security experts anticipated a widespread move to centralize security operations in the wake of terrorist actions, the study found that most companies have not changed the way they manage security. Only 24 percent of them have centralized security responsibility in a chief security officer and few apparently are interested in creating this relatively new position. Most companies employ less than 50 people to oversee all their security needs, though many use outside security consultants and guard forces to augment their staffs. The study also found soaring increases in corporate spending for insurance and risk management. It reports that median spending for these two business essentials are up 33 percent. About 20 percent of the companies say their insurance costs have at least doubled since 2001. The current corporate financial environment is still marked by tight budgets and widespread cost cutting. Virtually all new company spending is being directed only at revenue-generating projects. Says Cavanagh, “There are only two sources of funds to expand security spending—corporate money or government funds and incentives. Business leaders are reluctant to spend more on security when they don’t see it contributing directly to their bottom lines.” Marene Allison, an ASIS International member and director of security for Avaya, Inc., explains that corporations that are managing security differently may in

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some cases be spending little more or even less than they were spending before September 11. “You sometimes can accomplish a great deal,” she says, “by thoroughly reviewing your vulnerabilities, policies, and procedures and making necessary changes. That is not always a substitute for investment in additional personnel and equipment,” she adds, “but creativity sometimes can help improve security without increasing costs dramatically.” Resources needed. While top security executives generally believe they have adequate control over security decisions in their firms, many say they don’t have enough financial resources to do their jobs. Only 26 percent of the security directors, 19 percent of the risk managers, and 14 percent of the information technology security chiefs strongly agree that their departments are adequately financed. Don W. Walker, CPP, a former ASIS president, currently chairman of Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc., and a leading security consultant to corporations, says, “The ideal mix of resources for improving security includes experienced, imaginative, and resourceful security directors; corporate leadership willing to invest hard dollars in security; and government willing to step in with financial and policy incentives where necessary in order to protect critical infrastructures. ” The Conference Board study also shows that: Most high-level security executives come from the law enforcement community (47 percent) or served in the military (33 percent) before joining their companies. Most top corporate security executives hold titles below the vice presidential level and earn less than $150,000 per year. Only 9 percent report directly to their company’s CEO. While median security spend-

ing is up about 9 percent in New York, Boston, and key cities in the Northeast, it has risen less than 3 percent in other parts of America. The Conference Board is an independent, not-for-profit research and business membership network, with more than 2,000 corporate members in 66 nations. The Conference Board’s studies on economic trends and management practices are widely followed by business leaders, government policy makers, and media. It produces a wide range of economic barometers that have an impact on financial markets, including the Leading Economic Indicators, the Consumer Confidence Index and the Business Confidence Index. ASIS sponsored the security study. When the report was released at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on July 9, media attention was high. Among the news organizations that attended the press conference were Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper, the Canadian Associated Press, and CNN. ■ —By Vicki Contavespi, ASIS public relations manager

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