Security's Flagship Event to Draw 20,000 Security Professionals to Las Vegas, Sept. 23-27

Press Release from ASIS International

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With election tampering, soft target attacks, critical infrastructure protection, natural disasters and continuity of operations making headlines daily, Global Security Exchange (GSX)show looks to bring more than 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals from around the globe to Las Vegas to address these issues and more. GSX, the security industry's flagship event, will deliver an unparalleled education program including 350+ sessions as well as an exhibit floor transformed into a learning lab environment, featuring immersive experiential learning opportunities. Additionally, the GSX Security Cares program directly gives back to the Las Vegas community by providing free education to address school violence prevention and response; panelists include Las Vegas law enforcement, government, mental health, and security professionals.


ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, representing 35,000 security professionals worldwide.


ASIS International's 64th GSX Conference, formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits.


Sunday, September 23—Thursday, September 27, 2018


Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada


Members of the press are eligible to receive a free all-access pass. Email peggy.oconnor@asisonline.org with your media credentials to register.


Fareed Zakaria, Global Thinker, Columnist, CNN Host
The Forces of Global Change: Thriving in an Era of Transformation (Monday, September 24, 8:00-9:30AM)

Scott Klososky, Founder and Principal, TriCorps Technologies
Digital Transformation and Security: Managing at Breakneck Speed (Tuesday, September 25, 8:30-10:00AM)

Major General Bradley D. Spacy, Commander, U.S. Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center; and Major General Peter E. Gersten, Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center
Changing Landscape, Evolving Culture: The Air Force Approach to Innovation and Partnership (Wednesday, September 26, 8:30-10:00AM)

K.T. McFarland, Former Deputy National Security Advisor, Trump Administration
Security First in a Rapidly Changing World (Thursday, September 27, 8:30-10:00AM)

Event Highlights

  • The GSX D3 Experiencefeatures demos of drone, droid and counter-UAV defense system technologies—including a Rogue Drone Shoot Down Demoand Robotics, UGVs and Artificial Intelligence panel
  • NewX Learning Stageswill house discussions and hands-on demos showcasing technologies like AI, blockchain, robotics and wearables that are reshaping entire industries. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the risks and opportunities inherent in these applications
  • Security Caresevents feature Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Andrew Walsh, City of Las Vegas Ward 4 Councilman Stavros Anthony, and Clark County mental health psychologist Sheldon Jacobs among other security experts addressing school safety:

A selection of sessions, out of 350+, of specific interest to the Las Vegas community:

  • The Growing Threat to America's Cyber Infrastructure
    Monday, September 24, 2:15-3:30PM
  • Reducing Soft Target Risks
    Monday, September 24, 2:15-3:30PM
  • Hardening Concerts and Special Events in a New Era
    Monday, September 24, 3:45-5:00PM
  • The SAFETY (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology) Act and the MGM Lawsuit
    Tuesday, September 25,11:00AM-12:15PM
  • The Changing Face of Nightclub Security
    Tuesday, September 25, 11:00AM-12:15PM
  • Analyzing a Casino Active Shooter Threat
    Wednesday, September 26, 4:00-4:30PM

Additional Show Features

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Media Roundtable
    Wednesday, September 26, 10:45AM
    • Scott Breor, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection (IP); and Amy Graydon, Deputy Director of the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division; will be availableto answer questions on topics related to securing critical infrastructure, both physical and cyber—among them chemical security, election hacking, soft targets, and school security.
  • Career HQ
    Wednesday and Thursday
    • Local Las Vegas job seekers will have access to resume reviews, a headshot studio, career coaching, professional development sessions, networking opportunities with employers and peers, and an industry career fair—all free.
  • Military/Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
    Wednesday, September 26
    • Active duty and veteran military and enforcement personnel can attend the conference for free.

About Global Security Exchange
Entering its 64th year, Global Security Exchange (formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar & Exhibits) is the world's most comprehensive event for security professionals worldwide, dedicated to addressing fast-paced changes across the industry with a focus on immersive learning, revitalized networking, and a reimagined exhibit floor. Attendance at GSX directly supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guidelines year-round.ASIS Internationalremains dedicated to expanding and enriching knowledge sharing, best practices, and peer-to-peer connections so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their career—can get access to the information and resources they need to succeed. For information, visitwww.GSX.org.

Media Contact:
Peggy O'Connor
+1.703.518.1415 | pr@asisonline.org

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