Global Security Exchange Conference and Expo Scheduled for Las Vegas in September


By James Lint
Senior Editor for InCyberDefense and Contributor, In Homeland Security

The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) Conference will be held this year September 23-27 in Las Vegas. This year, the conference will have a new name: the Global Security Exchange (GSX).

Las Vegas is a prime site to host this event because of its proximity to the large Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), where many national security professionals work on security operations. In addition, the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base and the Nevada Test and Training Range are nearby and some attendees may also visit the sites.

More than 22,000 Security Professionals Registered for Global Security Exchange

So far, more than 22,000 security professionals from over 100 countries have registered for GSX. The Las Vegas Convention Center venue will feature more than 300 training sessions and over 550 exhibitors of new and evolving technology.

US Government Participants in GSX

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration will participate along with the U.S. Commercial Service, the ITA’s trade promotion arm. Commerce Department officials will be available to discuss proper, releasable global sales of technologies for import and export. Other federal government organizations will send security management professions for training and to further their understanding of innovative technology.

InfraGard Also at Global Security Exchange Conference

GSX will host InfraGard during the conference. InfraGard defines itself as a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.

Each InfraGard Members Alliance (IMA) is linked with an FBI Field Office, providing all stakeholders immediate access to experts from law enforcement, industry, academic institutions and other federal, state and local government agencies. Collaboration and communication are the keys to protection. Providing timely and accurate information to those responsible for safeguarding our critical infrastructures, even at a local level, is paramount in the fight to protect the United States and its resources.

GSX Keynote Speakers Include CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and Future Point of View’s Scott Klososky

One scheduled keynote speaker is Fareed Zakaria of CNN. Zakaria will discuss what it means to live in a truly global era. His address on Monday, September 24, is titled “The Forces of Global Change: Thriving in an Era of Transformation.”

Another keynote speaker is Scott Klososky. Klososky is the founder and principal of the consulting firm Future Point of View. He will speak about “Digital Transformation and Security: Managing at Breakneck Speed” on Tuesday, September 25. Klososky will discuss this digital transformation and its formidable impact on security management and leadership.

GSX and Similar Conferences Aid Security Managers’ Professional Development

Continuing education is critical for security managers. If you and your organization are not keeping up with the latest in technology and innovation in the security and criminal fields, can you really tell your corporate leadership that you are protecting the organization? That’s why the Global Security Exchange Conference is an important event.