ASIS New Delhi Chapter discusses drones in its first meet of the new year

ASIS New Delhi Chapter # 207 held its first chapter meet for the new year recently at The Woods, Gurgaon to roll out its plan for the year. The event was attended by a large number of security professionals who were also informed about chapter activities and shared the opinions of experts on some subjects.

The event began with Girish Panwar, Chapter Chairperson, detailing the strength of ASIS globally. He said that ASIS membership was growing and currently there were 35, 000 members of ASIS in 51 regions. ASIS currently has 245 chapters globally. Mr Panwar also listed the various activities that ASIS International is involved in.

The introductory address was followed by a detailed report on Drones by Capt. Vinod Narasimhamurthy Associate Director, KPMG. In a lengthy discussion he said that India must legalise drone since there is much that can be achieved by that. He also informed that ATCs were not equipped to detect drones hence these occurrences at airports where drones ground aircraft. Capt Narasimhamurthy also said that the new regulations introduced in India were based on world’s most restrictive means. He said that no drone can fly beyond the line of visual contact. He also described the regulations in detail and said as of now the regulations do not mention any punitive action against violators, so more amendments are expected later this year.

This discussion was followed by a presentation by Mr Swapan Talwar, CEO, Aristi Ninja on Convergence of Physical Security & Cyber Security. He detailed that the lines between the two were constantly getting blurred since bother depended heavily on each other in every sphere that they were used.

The third presentation of the evening was on “Demystifying Artificial Intelligence and
Quantum Science with Security Perspective” by Mr Hemanshu Gaur and Mr Vipin Kumar, Senior Technology Architect at Accenture.

The three presentations involved a lot of audience interaction with several queries being raised to which responses were given by the presenters. The interactive presentations ensured that the audience was able to understand the deeper meaning of the subjects discussed.

The vote of thanks for the event was given by Mr Naresh Sekhawat, Chapter Vice Chairperson.

HSBC Technology hosts Pune Security Professionals meet

The Q1 2019 PSP Meet (First joint meet in collaboration with the BCI Pune Forum), hosted by HSBC Technology India, took place on 5th of Feb 2019 at HSBC Technology, in Pune. The event began with the welcome address & overview on HSBC Technology by Mr Girish Bidani, Head of Centre Operations, HSBC Technology. This was followed by Global perspective on risks & an overview on how the risks are managed at HSBC, which was presented in detail by Mr Hans Melchoir, Group Head of Protective Security & Business Continuity & Incident Management, HSBC Bank.

This was followed by a presentation on Pune Corporate Administration Forum, a Nasscom initiative, by Mr Prasad Deore, Regional Head, Goa & Pune, Nasscom.
Then there was a panel discussion on “Global events & their impact on business risks in India in 2019”. The panel moderator for the discussion was Mr Sushil Pradhan – COO – Consultancy and Information Services, MitKat Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. The discussion covered a wide range of issues that were deliberated upon by panelists including Mr Ratna Pawan- Head of Corporate Security GSC/HSBC Technology; Mr Sanjeev Sabharwal -Head of Security Services – South Asia, Credit Suisse; Mr Nitin Khandekar- Country Security Manager India – Global Security Unit, Black & Veatch Pvt. Ltd.; Mr Surender Bharadwaj – Vice President (Global Physical Security Services), APAC , Corporate Risk Management – Northern Operating Services Private Limited.; Jyoti Bhushan Koul – COE Lead, Business Continuity Management, Maersk Global Service Centre and Mr. Sanjiv Kumar Agarwala – Founder Director, Oxygen Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd.

The event concluded with the launch of “India Risk Review” by Team Mitkat.

ASIS International appoints new chair of board of directors

The Certification Network Group (CNG) has appointed Gayle Rosnick, certification director for ASIS International, to a one-year term as chair of its board of directors. The CNG is a volunteer-led group of professionals who develop and initiate opportunities for certification professionals in the private and public sectors throughout the Chicago and Washington DC metro areas to learn, network, and share best practices in certification and credentialing. Additionally, the board seeks to plan and provide meaningful gatherings for individuals and organisations interested in these topics. As chair, Rosnick will work with members of the board to develop and execute the CNG’s strategic vision, plan monthly meetings, and further the growth of the CNG’s membership.

“The honour of serving as Certification Network Group chair affirms the excellence certification professionals strive to achieve in our field and that I personally work on every day with the ASIS Certification program,” said Rosnick. “The CNG unites proven experts from the accreditation field to discuss best practices for industry credentialing and I look forward to helping provide new ideas and best practices to our CNG members.”

As certification director at ASIS, Rosnick supports the Professional Certification Board in developing and updating ASIS certification programmes. This includes the 2019 launch of the Associate Protection Professional (APP) certification, designed to be the first rung on a security management professional’s career ladder.

“Gayle is a long-time participant and supporter of the CNG and has been instrumental in helping the organisation to expand its reach within the credentialing community,” says Cynthia Allen, president, Seacrest, and former president of the CNG. “We look forward to working with her this year to continue to grow the organisation and provide free educational and networking events to certification professionals.”