ASIS International unveils education programme for 2018 Global Security Exchange

ASIS International has issued details of the education programme for the Global Security Exchange (GSX), which takes place from 23-27 September. Produced in partnership with InfraGard and ISSA, the five-day event formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits is expected to attract upwards of 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Centre for the conference, networking and an immersive exhibit floor showcasing cutting-edge security products and services.

“This has been a record-setting year,” explained Nancy Green, ASIS International’s vice-president of learning. “We received a staggering 700-plus proposals in response to our GSX 2018 Call for Presentations. Our final programme line-up features more than 300 sessions led by ASIS, InfraGard and ISSA subject matter experts. This enthusiastic response mirrors the excitement we have been hearing about from security professionals in relation to the investments and enhancements we’ve been making to GSX for 2018.”

Learning formats will include ‘deep dives’, case studies, lectures, mock trials, panels, simulations and workshops. There will also be a determined spotlight on Enterprise Security Risk Management, with education sessions ranging from in-depth pre-conference workshops through to practical presentations that bring this business strategy to the day-to-day workplace.

“There is an abundance of expertise and hands-on experience represented among the speakers and attendees at GSX,” noted Darren Nielsen CPP PCI PSP, chair of the 2018 GSX Education Selection Committee. “The education programme will tap into this collective wisdom and learning will be bi-directional. It’s going to be a true exchange of insights and lessons learned.”

A selection of the topics being addressed includes Securing Big Data in an Evolving Regulatory Landscape, How Augmented and Virtual Reality Affect Security, Ransomware: Managing Data Extortion Crises, Emergency Preparedness for the Education Sector, The Dark Web: Protecting Brand, Reputation and Assets and The Psychology of Radicalisation in the Lone Actor Terrorist: Making Sense of the Senseless.

X Stage: Addressing emerging risks

Education will extend beyond the classrooms with more theatres on the exhibit floor, as well as expanded Careers Centre programming and a careers fair. An exciting addition in 2018 will be the X Stage featuring TED-style talks from global thought leaders, academics and Government officials. These sessions will address high-level, thought-provoking ideas around emerging risks and technology innovations that could fundamentally change the profession. More details will be announced during the coming months.

“GSX brings the industry together to share ideas and engage in meaningful discussions,” stated Richard Chase CPP PCI PSP, 2018 president of ASIS International. “Sessions are problem-centric and outcome-focused and designed to give attendees the opportunity to learn, interact and, most importantly, be part of the solution.”

In addition to the education showcased at GSX, ASIS International offers year-round professional development (including certifications, webinars, classroom programmes and downloadable resources) to help security professionals worldwide expand their knowledge base, excel in their job and thrive in their careers.

“As a speaker, it’s exciting to see how the association is evolving GSX with a progressive and forward-thinking focus,” stated Cynthia Hetherington, president of the Hetherington Group, who will lead a session on The Dark Web. “Security itself is about predicting and protecting in an environment of forward momentum, and ASIS has managed to keep up and stay ahead of this speeding bullet of change and technology. It’s great to be part of an organisation that’s actively acknowledging and embracing change and making investments in these areas.”

*To view the GSX programme line-up visit www.gsx.org/sessions. For additional event details, or to register, visit www.gsx.org

JP Morgan Chase’s Scott Morrison to Keynote ASIS New York Conference

Scott Morrison, head of global crisis management and command centres at JP Morgan Chase & Co, will deliver the Keynote Address at ASIS International’s 28th New York City Security Conference & Expo, which runs from 16-17 May at the Jacob Javits Convention Centre.

In his presentation, Morrison will discuss current and emerging risks and threats abroad, encompassing everything from terrorism attacks and kidnappings through to cyber security and intellectual theft. Morrison will provide a high-level overview of emergent threats from the strategic through to the tactical level.

“Scott Morrison is the perfect speaker to kick off our two days of education focused around enterprise risk and public safety,” enthused Nancy Green. “Responsible for the safety of hundreds of thousands of employees in more than 60 countries and command centre operations in New York, London and Singapore, Scott is no stranger to contemporary threats. His timely insights will set the stage for the day of learning ahead.”

The event will bring together more than 2,500 security professionals from the public and private sector for hands on access to the latest security solutions on the market and an education programme covering critical issues and trends in enterprise risk and public safety.

The conference’s peer-developed education line-up includes a full day of learning focused on active assailant prevention and response. Conference sessions will address areas such as drone technology, securing an open office environment and protecting against vehicle attacks.

*To learn more about ASIS NYC 2018, and to register, visit www.asisonline.org/nyc2018

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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