Vance-Garda Exec to Speak on Covergence and Enterprise Risk at ASIS 2007

Sept. 19, 2007
Ray O'Hara, CPP, senior VP of consulting and investigations, to participate in three panel discussions

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA - September 13, 2007 - Garda World Security Corporation (Garda), one of the most trusted consulting, investigation and security firms in the world, will participate in the 2007 ASIS International Annual Conference & Exhibits at the Las Vegas Convention Center September 24-27. Vance-Garda international security and investigations experts will be available to provide insights into reducing risks in today's global business environment.

A well-designed and comprehensive enterprise risk management program enables companies to assess and analyze risks holistically, identify areas of concern and proactively develop measures to prevent crises. Vance-Garda experts from around the world have extensive experience and expertise in helping companies mitigate risk in global business.

During the conference, Ray O'Hara, CPP, Vance-Garda Senior Vice President of Consulting & Investigations, will participate in three panel discussions focused on the ongoing convergence of physical and IT security and the emerging enterprise risk model. Mr. O'Hara has 30 years expertise in corporate security and law enforcement. His experience includes working with companies in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America. He is the elected Secretary of the ASIS International Board of Directors, is board-certified in security management by ASIS International and is considered a Risk Vulnerability Expert with experience in analyzing and categorizing business vulnerabilities, homeland security initiatives, terrorism and political threats. In addition to consulting with organizations involved in developing, analyzing and implementing the International Maritime Organizations Maritime Security guidelines, Mr. O'Hara frequently evaluates and benchmarks risk factors throughout the world.

The sessions in which Mr. O'Hara is participating are:

Convergence: Taking the Office of CSO From Cost Center to Bottom Line Contributor, on Monday, Sept. 24, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Security's Role in the Emerging Enterprise Risk Model, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Convergence of Enterprise Security Organizations Thursday, Sept. 27, 8:00-9:30 AM

Joining Vance-Garda experts at the show will be four of the company's strategic partners:

Cyveillance, an online risk monitoring and management firm that helps organizations monitor the Internet for issues such as identity theft, fraud, security risks, unauthorized product distribution and many forms of brand abuse. The Vance-Garda partnership enhances Cyveillance's online monitoring capabilities by identifying threats to people, property and products.

Global Compliance, which provides a comprehensive suite of products and services to help clients create and maintain a culture of ethical and compliant behavior. Their software-based products enable the investigation, management and reporting of allegations and incidents of misconduct or non-compliance; management analysis and reporting as well as the evaluation and validation of compliance with legislation, regulation and organizational practices and procedures.

Prepared Response, which offers central electronic database systems to replace outdated, manual and decentralized emergency response systems. Vance-Garda conducts risk assessment and develops emergency plans. Prepared Response provides a centralized electronic database that allows emergency responders immediate access to facilities' information and planning tools to help mitigate life- and property- threatening incidents.

Vigilos, which offers BrightSite®, by Vigilos, Inc., is changing the way companies handle security with a sophisticated, yet easy to implement combination of technology and security officers that reduces security risks and contains costs. Originally benchmarked with customers such as the FBI and U.S. Navy, BrightSite's patented remote security technology is deployed by industry leading organizations in the financial services, technology and property management sectors.

Vance-Garda is exhibiting at booth #1740.