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Launch of World Border Security Congress preliminary programme

World Border Security Congress preliminary programme guide has been launched announcing the topics of discussion, programme of speakers and workshops for the forthcoming gathering of border protection and management experts, policy makers and practitioners in Casablanca, Morocco on 21st-23rd March.

Developing strategic border management resolutions and solutions
The Congress will discuss and debate current issues and challenges and future policies and implementation including technology solutions, whilst the accompanying exclusive exhibition will demonstrate the latest and developing technologies that contribute towards safe and secure border and migration management.Key Topics of Discussion:
– Building Coherent Global Border Management Response Against Illegal Migration and International Terrorism
– Maritime, Port and Coastal Border Security Challenges
– Standardization of Systems and Making Advanced Passenger Information (API) Work
– External and Internal Land Border Challenges
– Identity and Biometrics at the Border – Compliance, Application and Implementation
– The Global Fight Against International Terrorism and Cross Border Organised Crime and How We Make Interagency Co-operation and Information Sharing a Reality
– IBM and Technology Challenges and Security in the Face of Mass Migration
– Pushing Out the Border and the Future of Successful Border Management

For further details and to download the Preliminary Congress Guide, click here >> or visit www.world-border-congress.com/conference/programme

We are proud that this year’s event will deliver a valuable contribution to assisting the world’s border management and protection agencies. This annual gathering is the place to discover some of the world challenges and solutions, the opportunity to share ideas and to facilitate valuable inter-agency cooperation.

Closed Workshops for Agency Only discussions
This years World Border Security Congress will see a number of ‘Agency Only’ workshops for closed discussions and development of actions points, throughout the congress.
Closed Agency Workshop Topics include:
– International Border Security Challenges – from THB and Document Fraud to Inter-Agency Co-operation and Information Sharing
– Health Issues in Border Security
– Soft Surveillance at Borders – Human Development Initiatives

For further details visit www.world-border-congress.com/conference/closed-workshops.

For participation in these Closed Agency Only workshops, clearance will be required. If you wish to participate in these workshops please contact me directly at neilw@world-border-congress.com.

Special Border Agency Registration
The World Border Security Congress is open for members of federal government, border management agencies, law enforcement or inter-governmental agencies and members (public and official) involved in border security, management and protection. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an individual basis. Delegates are requested to register sufficiently early to ensure participation.

Further details of registration can be found at www.world-border-congress.com/registration, or Download the Agency Registration Form here.

Download Preliminary Congress Programme
You may download the Preliminary Congress Programme guide (pdf) detailing further the programme, discussions and
information to help you plan your attendance.
Download the Preliminary Congress Programme (pdf) >>

You can register by completing the Registration Form and faxback on +44 (0) 872 111 3210 or email to registration@world-border-congress.com.

Further details, full conference programme and online registration can also be found at www.world-border-congress.com.

The World Border Security Congress is also supported by the Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), European Association for Airport and Seaport Police (EAASP), International Security Industry Organisation, National Security & Resilience Consortium and International Association of CIP Professionals, the World Border Security Congress is the premier multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting borders.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers for the 2017 World Border Security Congress in Casablanca, Morocco on 21st-23rd March 2017.

New and important Critical Infrastructure and Resilience event for North America

Torch Marketing and KNM Media have announced the launch of an important new critical infrastructure protection event for the North American region – Critical Infrastructure and Resilience North America (CIPRNA).

Increasing levels of international terrorism and changes in the global climate continue to pose a very real and escalating threat to critical national infrastructure around the world. The United States, as the world’s largest economy has some of the most developed and interdependent infrastructure in the world and is therefore arguably one of the most vulnerable.

Terrorism, Cyber Terrorism and man-made disasters as well as natural disasters such flooding and extreme weather conditions all pose a threat to the efficient delivery of vital services.

Understanding the threats and vulnerabilities and how to defend and mitigate against them is essential. Conversation, co-operation and collaboration are key factors in ensuring that information is shared with the right people in a timely manner.

The new CIPRNA event follows the unique format of previous successful events held in Europe and Asia, with a unique conference programme set-up, providing enhanced opportunities for discussions between the physical infrastructure and cyber security, who need to work together to mitigate threats and attacks in combined plenary sessions, as well as focused discussions within each discipline in the individual CIP and CIIP tracks.

The event is supported by the Chief DISA/DoDIN Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program in the USA and the International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals.

Event details can be seen at www.ciprna-expo.com

Nov-Dec of issue of World Security Report has arrived

Latest issue of World Security Report has arrived

Please find here your downloadable copy of the November/December issue of World Security Report for the latest views and news, incorporating Border Security Report.

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World Security Report in this issue:

wsrnovdec16-fc-150– Hotspots in 2017: disruption, terrorism and the corporate response
– Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies Assessment
– Energy Security and Conflicts: Protecting our Critical Energy Infrastructures with Oil and Gas Infrastructure Specific Approach
– Today’s Authentication Challenges Require Going Beyond 2FA and MFA
– Industry News
– Event Calendar

Border Security Report in this issue:
bsrnovdec16-fc-150– How Illicit Trade in Art and Artefacts is Robbing us Blind
– Systematic Checks for EU Citizens
– Successful operation against money mules
– Agency News and Updates
– Tackling international border security challenges
– Industry News

Successful end to 2nd Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia

5th-6th October 2016 saw the 2nd Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia take place in Bangkok,  Thailand with the support of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Digital Economy (formerly Ministry of Information & Communication & Technology), Ministry of Transport and Dept for Disaster Prevention & Mitigation.

Over 25 speakers and 100 delegates from across ASEAN and beyond participated in 2 days of great discussion and debate on securing ASEANs critical national infrastructure.

For further details visit www.cip-asia.com.

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Sept-Oct issue of World Security Report

Please find here your downloadable copy of the September/October issue of World Security Report for the latest views and news, incorporating Border Security Report.

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World Security Report in this issue:

wsrsepoct16fc200– Holding back the tide
– Training need not keep you tied down
– High-tech security screening trialled for the first time at Shannon Airport
– APD Launch the first automated ABIS in the cloud
– Industry News
– Event Calendar

Border Security Report in this issue:
bsrseptoct16fc200– Outsourcing borders
– Tourism as a Driver for Peace
– State of the Union
– Agency News and Updates
– Tackling international border security challenges
– Industry News

The July/August issue of World Security Report has arrived

Please find here your downloadable copy of the July/August issue of World Security Report for the latest views and news, incorporating Border Security Report.

Click here to download your copy of World Security Report (pdf) >>
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World Security Report in this issue:
WSR JulAugFC150– G4S Risk Consulting Global Forecast 2016 Quarter 3
– Digital Transformation Security
– It’s a new space age for Emergency Communications
– Securing Public Spaces
– Drugs in Prisons
– Developing Resilient Infrastructure for a Secure Future
– Industry News
– Event Calendar

Border Security Report in this issue:
BSR Aug16FC150– Migration: A Moral Opportunity
– Beefing up European Borders
– Agency News and Updates
– Growth in all types of Drugs
– Developing Strategic Border Management Resolutions and Solutions
– Industry News

Ministry of Interior to Co-Host Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia

Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia is delighted to announce the support of Ministry of Interior of Thailand for this year’s important regional event.
The Ministry of Interior has wide ranging responsibilities over local administrations, internal security, disaster management, land management, citizenship, issuance of national identity cards, and public works and views the protection of critical national infrastructure as a high priority.

Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia will take place in Bangkok on 5th-6th October 2016 and is co-hosted by the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Transport of Thailand and Department for Disaster Prevention & Mitigation under the Ministry of Interior.

The event has a unique two-track conference programme, and delivers a leading line up of international experts to discuss securing Asia’s critical infrastructure, from both physical and cyber perspectives as well as the ever present threats of natural or man-made disasters.

The latest list of confirmed speakers includes:
Keynote: Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand

Other Speakers:
– Martijn van der Heide, CERT Specialist, Electronic Transaction Development Agency, Ministry of Information & Communication Technology, Thailand
– Andreas Mulianto, Security Specialist – System and Development, Chevron Indonesia
– Thongchai Sangsiri, Technical Manager, Digital Forensics Center, Electronic Transaction Development Agency, MICT, Thailand
– Kamal Thalib, Head of Financial Crime & Security Services, PT Bank DBS Indonesia
– Peter O’Neill, Chief of Transport Policy and Development Division, UNESCAP
– Thomas Wuchte, Head of Transnational Threats Department/Action against Terrorism Unit, OSCE
– Dr. Peeranan Towashiraporn, Director, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
– Dr. Mohammad Shahir, Senior Consultant, THALES E-Security, Malaysia
– Dr. Yunyong Teng-amnuay, Director, Information Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
– Zahri Yunos, Chief Operating Officer, Cybersecurity Malaysia

The event is also supported by International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals (IACIPP) and many other important organisations.
The event will also include an Executive Level Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience certified training course delivered by the IACIPP and Critical Infrastructure Institute.

Further details of the event can be found at www.cip-asia.com and delegates can currently benefit from the Early Bird savings up to 5th September.

Developing resilient infrastructure for a secure future

Southeast Asia has seen a rise in insurgency-related attacks and terrorist activities, creating uncertainty and insecurity on critical national infrastructure. Climate change has also seen more extreme weather patterns, creating additional hazardous, unseasonal and unpredictable conditions and a severe strain on infrastructure.

A terrorist attack, or the impact of a natural disaster against key national infrastructure could have a catastrophic impact on the country and regions economy. The proper functioning of a nations critical infrastructure is vital to the interests of any society. At this year’s Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Asia leading experts from around the world will discuss the threats both in the physical and cyber domains and how to mitigate those threats.

Since last years Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia, the region has seen a number of threats to its infrastructure, including:
– Myanmar floods – July 2015
– Bangkok bombing – August 2015
– Philippines attacks – December 2015
– South Indian floods – December 2015
– ISIS expands in Southeast Asia – January 2016
– Shizunai earthquake, Japan – January 2016
– Jakarta bomb attacks – January 2016
– India terrorist attacks – February 2016
– Pattani car bomb, Thailand – February 2016
– Muara Siberut earthquake, Indonesia – March 2016
– Narathiwat bombing, Thailand – March 2016
– Philippines bombing – March 2016
– Kumamoto City earthquake, Japan – April 2016
– Philippines bombings – April 2016
– Thailand bombings – April 2016

If you are responsible for national security and emergency/contingency planning, facilities management in Nuclear, Power, Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Telecommunications, Banking and Financial, ISP’s, water supply, whether you’re an IT, Cyber Security or Information Manager, or responsible for transport security (port or airports), then the conference is a MUST ATTEND for you, and unique in its content and delivery.

Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia will bring together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies and governments to collaborate on securing Asia. The conference will look at developing existing national or international legal and technical frameworks, integrating good risk management, strategic planning and implementation.

MINISTERIAL OPENING KEYNOTE
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia once again boasts the endorsement of the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology, Ministry of Interior Department for Disaster Prevention & Mitigation and Ministry of Transport, with Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Information and Communication Technology for Thailand scheduled to deliver an opening keynote presentation on Wednesday 5th October.

Other high profile speakers confirmed include:
– Peter O’Neill, Chief of Transport Policy and Development Division, UNESCAP
– Thomas Wuchte, Head of Transnational Threats Department/Action against Terrorism Unit, OSCE
– Dr. Peeranan Towashiraporn, Director, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
– Dr. Mohammad Shahir, Senior Consultant, THALES E-Security, Malaysia
– Dr. Yunyong Teng-amnuay, Director, Information Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
– Zahri Yunos, Chief Operating Officer, Cybersecurity Malaysia
– Shamika Sirimanne, Chief of Division, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, UNESCAP
– Kamal Thalib, Head of Financial Crime & Security Services, PT Bank DBS Indonesia
– Air Chief Marshal Somneuk Swatteuk, Senior Expert, National Disaster Warning Center, Thailand
– Senior Representative, Department for Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM), Thailand
– Mr. Kumpol Sontanarat, Director, Information and Communication Technology Department , Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Thailand
– Dr. Dhanant Subhadrabandhu, Executive Vice President (Product Development Group), CAT Telecom Public Company Limited, Thailand
– Megat Muazzam, Head of Malaysia CERT, Malaysia

Further details with be announced soon on the full programme, but information can be found at www.cip-asia.com where you can currently register as a delegate and benefit from the Early Bird discounts. Register online at www.cip-asia.com/onlinereg.

The May/June issue of World Security Report has arrived

Please find here your downloadable copy of the May/June issue of World Security Report for the latest views and news, incorporating Border Security Report.

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World Security Report in this issue:
– Securing Connected & Embedded IoT investments, End-to-End
– Collaboration on Critical National Infrastructure Cybersecurity Key to Minimising UK Economic Risk According to New Study
– The growing fear of a physical security incident
– Industry News
– Product Focus
– Events Calendar

Border Security Report in this issue:
– Becoming the “best Border Force in the world”
– Can we stop this illegal trade?
– Technologies can aid effective border control
– Agency News
– Industry News

World Security Report, incorporating Border Security Report, is your bi-monthly electronic, fully accessible e-news service distributed to over 40,000 organisations globally. It tracks the full range of problems and threats faced by today’s governments, armed and security forces and civilian services and looks at how they are dealing with them. World Security Report is a prime source of online information and analysis on security, counter-terrorism, international affairs and defence.

The March/April issue of World Security Report has arrived

Your latest issue of World Security Report has arrived

Click here to download your copy of World Security Report (pdf) >>
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World Security Report is a quarterly electronic, fully accessible e-news service distributed to over 40,000 organisations globally. It tracks the full range of problems and threats faced by today’s governments, armed and security forces and civilian services and looks at how they are dealing with them. World Security Report is a prime source of online information and analysis on security, counter-terrorism, international affairs and defence.

WSR April16-FC150In this issue:
– G4S Global Forecast for Q2
– Growing Terrorism Challenge for Sports Events
– ’Invisible’ Security Solutions for the Protection of Public Spaces from Person Borne Threats
– Reasons for caution – why critical infrastructure should care about its reliance on GPS
– Aviation Cyber Security: Challenges and frontiers of growth
– Industry News
– Events Calendar