The Annual General Meeting for 2018 was conducted at Hotel Jaypee Siddharth, 3, Rajendra Place, New Delhi on 19th December 2018. Despite a somewhat lean attendance, the AGM was a very special one in several ways. The event kicked off with an introduction and welcoming of the members of the new core committee followed by a snapshot of key updates and milestones achieved by the ASIS New Delhi Chapter# 207 in 2018, presented by the Chapter Chair. The Chapter Chair also tabled the following points to be included in the AGM:
- Compliances for the last 4 years which were pending to be filed in the Office of Registrar of Companies, Gurugram have been successfully completed by the outgoing team of 2018. The file containing the compliance documents will be handed over to the new office bearers of 2019.
- Statement of Accounts for 2018: the Chapter Treasurer, proudly tabled the statement of accounts for the year 2018 that indicated a good balance in the ASIS New Delhi Chapter’s bank account. The file containing the statement of accounts will be handed over to the new office bearers of 2019.
- Moving the registered office of ASIS New Delhi Chapter # 207 from the current address to a new address: Currently the ASIS New Delhi Chapter# 207 society’s registered address is: 24-B Udyog Vihar -V, Gurugram. The new Core Committee of 2019 will start work on identifying a new office address. Once a new address has been finalised, the new Core Committee will send in an application letter to the Registrar of Societies requesting for the change of society address.
Col Samrendra Kumar, Mitkat Advisory, shared an engaging talk on South Asia Risk Review for 2018. Rakesh Kunwar, Deloitte, presented his expert take on Cyber Risk and Cyber Terrorism. Post these knowledge sessions, Girish Panwar, newly elected Chapter Chair for 2019 shared his thoughts and his roadmap for 2019.
Leading security associations join forces to offer security consulting course in Miami
A specialized training course has been developed for those who are interested in becoming security consultants. It is a joint collaboration between ASIS International , the world’s largest association for security management professionals and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), the most widely respected and recognized security consultant association in the industry.
This course is being held at the Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL. It is designed to show you how to develop, market and deliver security consultant services, and how to avoid the costly mistakes that can sabotage the success of your clients’ or your own security program. It is filled with practical information on how to offer and deliver security consulting assignments starting with establishing your practice, finding clients, networking with other consultants, and executing security management and technical aspects of consulting from the initial consulting assignment through security assessments, designs and specifications, procurement, and implementation. Seminar attendees who would potentially benefit from this course include:
- Those considering starting a security consulting practice now or in the future
- Practicing security consultants
- System Integrators
- Internal consultants (management & technical)
- Systems designers, specifiers, engineers & architects
- Security professionals (corporate and government)
- Law enforcement professionals
Spreading the mantra of safety
In order to emphasise upon the importance of safety, the Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI) and the Arundhati Foundation are organising Safety Quest 2019, a quiz competition on safety, for all schools across the state. Reports about accidents on the streets of Goa make for very disturbing reading. What makes it even more tragic is the number of young people either dying or losing a limb in these unfortunate mishaps. The importance of safety cannot be discounted, whether on the road or during any activity. Hence it is very important to spread the message of safety. On January 25, 2019, an exercise to do just that was conducted. The Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI) and the Arundhati Foundation organised Safety Quest 2019, a quiz competition on safety for all schools across Goa. The quiz was conducted at Menezes Braganza Hall, Panjim and covered aspects of safety including road, fire, electrical, environmental safety, etc. This quiz helped students understand everyday safety challenges in a meaningful, interesting and engaging manner so that the children remember long after the quiz. The aim was to inspire children about the science behind safety and the innovations in safety.
The quiz was open to students from standards 6-9. A team comprised two students from the same school. Each school could register a maximum of three teams. Prem Nadar, Secretary, FSAI – Goa Chapter, said that this quiz competition was held in Goa for the very first time and the response was encouraging. Prem added, “We reached out to all parts of Goa. The number of registrations has touched 200. We have 100 teams from fifty schools. Around fifty teachers were also be present.”
The winning team was awarded Rs 5000 and a Kindle each. There were cash prizes too for the teams that come in second and third.