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Upcoming Events

The ASIS Maine Chapter invties you to attend a free virtual presentation: Introduction to Travel Risk Management: Why It's Important and Where to Start 

The event will occur via Microsoft Teams at noon (EST) on April 22, 2021.  Often organizations understand the need to address threats to their travelers abroad, but they don’t know where to begin. This presentation will explain the types of risks travelers face, recommendations for protecting against those threats, and how to get started with developing a comprehensive travel risk management (TRM) and duty of care) program at your organization. After attending attendees will be able to:

 1) build foundational knowledge around critical travel risk management concepts and the value that a sound TRM program brings to an organization

 2) discover the building blocks needed to start developing a holistic TRM program at your organization

 3) understand emergency evacuations and the logistics, processes and resources to carry them out successfully

 4) understand the basic elements of how security robotics can lead to data analytics and AI.

The presenter Benjamin (Ben) Longworth is a Global Security Services Manager at On Call International. In this role, he oversees all the organization’s security analysis, consulting, and response operations. Since joining the firm in 2016, Ben has responded to major incidents such as the 2016 Brussels Attack, conducted security consulting projects in high-risk locations such as Haiti and Niger, and led evacuations ranging from major hurricanes devastating the Caribbean to COVID-19 evacuations throughout the globe.

Prior to joining the firm, Ben served in the role of Third Officer with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Military Sealift Command. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from the New York Maritime Academy and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Enterprise Risk Management from Boston University.

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Upcoming Events 

The ASIS Maine Chapter invties you to attend a free two-part virtual presentation: Good Drone/Bad Drone

The event will occur via Microsoft Teams at noon (EST) on May 13, 2021.  This is the first event in our two-aprt series of Good Drone/Bad Drone after which attendees will be able to:

 1) define the different components of a Robotic Perimeter Security system

 2)  understand the advantages automony has in regards to robotic security hardware and software

 3) describe how automated security robotics can support and inform a human response

 4) understand the basic elements of how security robotics can lead to data analytics and AI.

The presenter will be Ryan Hodgens, a C-UAS subject matter expert, holding active Top-Secret clearance, and a key contributor to UAS standards and policy recommendations.  He co-founded the Central Coast National Security Collaborative (CCNSC), has served on both the ASTM F38.02 Remote ID and Tracking performance standard and the ANSI UAS Standardization Collaborative (UASSC).  Ryan is an advocate for expanding safe and secure UAS operations within the United States.   


During the Bad Drone session (May 20, 2021 Noon-to-1:00PM EST) you will learn about:

1) Drone types and how they can be used nefariously in different scenarios 

2) Drone detection and mitigation systems currently available and what systems are practical for your environment 

3) The best way to prevent drone-based attacks 

4) The regulatory bodies that govern drone detection and mitigation systems, what the pertinent laws are today, and how the legal landscape may look in the future 

The presenter for this event will be Linda Ziemba, the Founder and CEO of AeroDefense. Founded in 2015, AeroDefense provides fixed and mobile drone detection solutions to detect, classify, locate, and track UAS/drones and their ground controllers (pilots). Ms. Ziemba’s Internet security experience, coupled with her communications engineering background, enabled her to imagine the concept as well as build and lead a team that developed the only drone detection system to receive a Department of Homeland Security Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Efffective Technologies (SAFETY) Act designation. The AirWarden™ system is deployed at MetLife Stadium and several correctional facilities across the United States, and AeroDefense is currently working with the United States Air Force to modify AirWarden for military use.

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Founded in 1955 ASIS International, with more than 35,000 members, is the largest organization for professionals responsible for security.  The vision of ASIS International is "ASIS International will be the foremost organization advancing security worldwide".  To achieve this vision ASIS International will promote excellence in and recognition of the security profession.

ASIS International is the preeminent international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security.  In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, as well as consultants, architects, attorneys, and federal, state, and local law enforcement are becoming involved with ASIS to better understand the constant changes in security, the issues and solutions.

Founded in 1981 the Maine Chapter of ASIS International is dedicated to carrying out the vision of ASIS International, and serves as a resource for Security Professionals throughout the State of Maine.  The Maine Chapter has approximately 60 members, and holds monthly meetings that are open to both members and nonmembers.

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The Maine Chapter now holds five chapter meetings per year, typically on the 3rd Wednesday of the meeting month.   Our meetings are open to anyone in the Security Industry, or anyone who has an interest in the meeting topic. Email notification of the meetings is distributed to members the week prior to the meeting. If you are a member and have not received meeting notifications, email the Secretary and request your name be added to the distribution list.

If you would like more information on joining the Maine Chapter, or information about our meetings, please contact one of the chapter officers.

For more information about ASIS International, please visit www.asisonline.org.



2021 Board

Congratulations to our newly elected Executive Board.

James Landau, PE, PSP, BSCP


Thomas Farr


Jeremy DeWeese, CPP


Larry J. Fitzgerald, CPP, PSP

Women in Security Council Liaison

Young Professionals Council Liaison


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