ASIS Europe 2018 conference programme set to address cyber-physical security risks

ASIS Europe 2018 – for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner – will take place between 18-20 April in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event will focus on securing organisations in the era of the Internet of Things and specifically highlight how Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) approaches can protect an organisation’s full range of physical, digital and human assets.

The ‘From Risk to Resilience’ event format launched so successfully in Milan last March will be repeated, with its mix of conference presentations, training, technology and solutions, an exhibition, a careers centre and exclusive networking all very much to the fore.

At the conference, which in 2018 is themed ‘Blurred Boundaries, Clear Risks’, attendees will tackle the impact of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and be provided with up-to-date risk outlooks, Case Studies and analysis across the full range of key security management issues.

Conference chairman Eduard Emde CPP commented: “Through the blurring of boundaries, security and risk aspects become more diffuse, more complex and unpredictable. This event is designed to help security professionals know how risks can be assessed and acted on effectively – not in disclaimers or legal arrangements, but rather by having the actual risk owner and users making informed decisions.”

Big Data, automation and AI

Conference highlights will include an opening Keynote on Big Data, automation and AI from a business perspective, in turn setting the parameters within which security professionals and, particularly, security leaders need to operate.

‘How Digital Asset Valuation Impacts Risk Assessments’ will be covered by Carl Erickson CPP, CISO at Philips Lighting, and Gal Messinger (head of global security with the same business).

‘The GDPR and its Impacts on Enterprise Security’ is the focus of Axel Petri’s presentation. Petri is senior vice-president of Group security governance at Deutsche Telekom. He’ll be joined for this session at conference by Dr Christoph Rojahn, director of forensic services at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

‘Jihadi Terrorism Trends in Europe: A Look Ahead’ will be covered by Glenn Schoen, CEO of Boardroom@Crisis, while Michael Foynes (senior director of global operations within the global security division of Microsoft) is set to present on the topic of ‘Virtual Security Operations Centre Transformation: How to Use the Cloud, Big Data and Machine Learning’.

‘Public Spaces: Today’s Front Line Against Extremist Violence’ is the subject matter of choice for Thomas Vonier (president at The American Institute of Architects). There’s also a presentation on ‘Understanding and Measuring Business Resilience’ courtesy of Laura Poderys (business continuity manager at Danske Bank).

Both established and aspiring security leaders can create their learning paths through the programme, which is geared towards professionals who are required to have a broad understanding of both physical and cyber threats.

*Full information and registration details for ASIS Europe 2018 are available online at www.asiseurope.org. Advance rates for conference delegates are applicable until Thursday 8 March. Contact europe@asisonline.org via e-mail for more details

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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