The Chapter is pleased to announce the second session of its lecture series. The series will provide members with professional development opportunities on different security topics. Participation on the lecture will be eligible for 3 CPE towards recertification of CPP/PSP/PCI and other relevant certifications.

Date: 28 March 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 1800 – 2030 hrs
Venue: Hall of Same, Level 2, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa (Venue is hosted by courtesy of RWS Security Team.)
Fee $10 for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up Members $25 for ASIS International and affiliated association members $35 for Public Affiliated associations: ACFE, ISACA, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapters and TAPA Asia

Presentation #1
Title: Protecting Buildings Against Effects of Explosive Threats
Speaker: James Toh, CPP

Synopsis: There is no shortage of incident of attacks carried out with the use of explosives. Often the consequence is high in human causalities and property damage. Surviving such an attack becomes paramount to reduce the consequence. Human fatalities will be inevitable from the effects of the explosion. However, much fatalities and injuries are also a result of secondary effects such as building collapse or fragmentation. Increasing the chance of survival can be achieved through science, engineering, technology and intelligence building design and construction.

Bio: Mr. James Toh, CPP, MSM has more than 40 years of leadership and management experience with the public and the private sector. He served in the public in various appointments of leadership, management and instructional at various levels. In the private sector, James is experienced from managing a security unit to managing a security consulting business. Presently he manages his own consultancy and training company.
Presentation #2:

Title: Evolving Security Landscape
Speaker: Howard Ho

Synopsis: The function of Security is ever changing and since the US 9/11 terrorist attacks, we have seen a change in the job function of security professionals. We are no longer just required to stand guard at a door but to be hold multi-faceted roles of supervisors, incident managers, trainers and business executive. This presentation attempts to highlight the current challenges as well as identify new challenges to security professionals. To this point, it also looks at the “magic bullet” of technology which may reconcile several security functions but acknowledges that the human factor is still a necessary component in the overall security function.

Bio: Mr. Howard Ho is a Security Executive with Singapore Airlines. Previously the executive in charge of premise security for SIA both locally and overseas. He now deals with security contracts and the present security executive in-charge of the South East Asia region. He had served in the Singapore Policy Force over 10 years and had conceptualized the security enhancement of government facilities and public spaces such as all Key Installations (KINs), Boat Quay, Ministry of Finance and Parliament House. Howard is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in International Security Studies at Macquarie University