Minister for crime and security to address Cyber Crime at ASIS

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ASIS International 2012
ASIS International 2012

James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Crime and Security, will speak on cyber security at the ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition which will take place in London on 15-17 April 2012.

Before entering Parliament, James was a partner at a large international law firm where he advised a range of companies, businesses and financial institutions on company law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

James is the Member of Parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup; was a former Member of the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Select Committee from 2005-2006; and Shadow Minister for Crime Reduction from 2006-2010.

Born in 1968 in Southend-on-Sea, James went to Davenant Foundation Grammar School, Loughton, Essex. He also attended the Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies before going to university in Exeter where he graduated with an honours degree in law.

The 2012 Conference & Exhibition will kick off on Sunday 15 April with the President’s Reception. Over the following 2 days, delegates will be able to choose between 44 high-level educational sessions divided over 4 parallel tracks. Featured speakers are:

•             Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and Patron of ASIS UK Chapter 208

•             Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police

•             Adrian Kendry, Senior Defence Economist and Head of Defence and Security Economics, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO HQ

•             Stephen Cooper, LOCOG Head of Security Olympic Park and Olympic Village

•             Sir Ian Andrews, Chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)


The ASIS 11th European Security Conference & Exhibition is expected to attract between 500 and 700 senior security executives from all over Europe and the world. The programme includes:

•             Sessions on professional skills and certification, convergence of physical and information security and international standards;

•             Sessions dedicated to Chief Security Officers (CSOs) organised by the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International;

•             An enlarged exhibition featuring the latest in security technology and services;

•             Unrivalled networking opportunities at the President’s Reception, business lunches and networking breaks.

•             A spectacular closing reception at the House of Lords, organised by the ASIS UK Chapter, hosted by Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond


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