ASIS Unveils Record-Breaking Education Program for Global Security Exchange

Press Release from ASIS International

01 May 2018

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Now in its 64th year, security’s flagship event to deliver 300+ sessions, from Active Shooter to AI

Alexandria, VA (May 1, 2018) -  ASIS International, the leading association for security management professionals worldwide, today announced the education program for Global Security Exchange (GSX), taking place Sept 23-27 in Las Vegas. Produced in partnership with InfraGard and ISSA, the five-day event formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits is expected to attract more than 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center for a comprehensive education program, unparalleled networking, and an immersive exhibit floor showcasing thousands of cutting-edge security products and services.

“This has been a record-setting year,” said Nancy Green, ASIS International vice president of Learning. “We received a staggering 700+ proposals to our GSX 2018 call for presentations, and our program lineup features more than 300 sessions led by ASIS, InfraGard, and ISSA subject matter experts. This enthusiastic response mirrors the excitement we have been hearing from security professionals about the investments and enhancements we’ve been making to GSX, as the security industry’s flagship event.” 

Learning formats will include deep dives, case studies, lectures, mock trials, panels, simulations, and workshops. There will also be a spotlight on Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM), with education sessions ranging from in-depth pre-conference workshops 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 speakers and attendees at GSX,” noted Darren T. Nielsen, CPP, PCI, PSP, chair, 2018 GSX Education Selection Committee. “The education program will tap into this collective wisdom, and learning will be bidirectional—a true exchange of insights and lessons learned.”

A selection of topics being addressed include:

Education will extend beyond the classrooms with more theaters on the exhibit floor, as well as expanded Career Center programming and a career fair. An exciting addition in 2018 will be the X Stage featuring TED-style talks from global thought leaders, academia, 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 this summer.

“GSX brings the industry together to share ideas and engage in meaningful discussions,” stated Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, 2018 president, ASIS International. “Sessions are problem-centric/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 offers year-round professional development—including certifications, webinars, classroom programs, 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, forward-thinking focus,” said Cynthia Hetherington, president, 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 a part of an organization acknowledging, embracing, and making investments in these areas.”

To view the GSX program line-up, visit For additional event details, or to register, visit


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 International remains 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, visit

About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets. Learn more about the work we do at .

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