ASIS International announced the full slate of directors for its 2021 Global Board. The Global Board of Directors, first installed in 2020, is a major step in the association’s transition to a new global governance structure that allows ASIS to better provide service to its members at the local, regional, and global levels. Global Board director Timothy M. McCreight, CPP, of Canada, was selected by the board to serve as Secretary-Treasurer in 2021.
ASIS International and the Security Industry Association have announced a partnership to produce an event designed to help security organizations and businesses around the world develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategies. The free virtual event, titled Global DE&I Strategy: Policy and Practices that Produce Positive Business Outcomes, will be held 10 December 2020, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET.
ASIS International has announced its educational lineup for Global Security Exchange Plus 2020. The impressive slate includes more than 100 scheduled and on-demand sessions, organized into five subject matter areas, and reinforces ASIS’s commitment to providing the most diverse, thought-provoking, educational programs for security professionals worldwide. Through GSX+, attendees can earn up to 25 CPEs. Attendees with an All-Access pass will be able to access GSX+ sessions.
As the COVID‐19 pandemic continues to affect the way of life of security professionals and citizens around the globe, ASIS International is currently exploring options for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020, scheduled to take place 21‐23 September in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. At this stage, they are evaluating all means of safely accommodating attendees at the Georgia World Congress Center in accordance with health and safety recommendations.
Linx International Group announces that it has been selected and awarded ASIS Preferred CPE Provider. The ASIS International Preferred Provider Program provides organisations with the opportunity to award recertification continuing professional education credits for their security or business management-related continuing education offerings. ASIS-approved activities can be easily identified by the Preferred CPE Provider Program logo.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has appointed Susan Carioti, the vice president of certification, standards and guidelines at ASIS International, to a three-year term as a director-at-large on the ANSI board of directors. As a director-at-large, Carioti will work with members of the board to determine and approve the policies and direction of ANSI’s strategic vision, and in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry and government, to identify and develop standards and conformance-based solutions to national, international and global priorities.
The ASIS Foundation, in partnership with BOMA International (BOMA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA), released groundbreaking first-of-its-kind guidance for practitioners in the security and building management fields. Intelligent Building Management Systems: Guidance for Protecting Organizations provides a framework to help decision-makers assign a risk-based criticality or impact to their building and asks relevant security questions to develop appropriate mitigation strategies. It also serves to establish a common language between the many intelligent building stakeholders.
ASIS International announced Fareed Zakaria, global thinker, columnist, and CNN host, and futurist and technology visionary Scott Klososky as opening keynotes for Global Security Exchange (GSX). Formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, GSX is expected to attract more than 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center from September 23-27 for the world’s most comprehensive security event.
ASIS International has announced it has changed the name of its annual security conference from the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits to the Global Security Exchange (GSX). Building on a 60+ year legacy of security event distinction, the newly branded GSX will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from September 23-27, 2018, in partnership with InfraGard and ISSA.
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance’s (PSIA) will demonstrate an important use case of its Physical Logical Access Interoperability specification (PLAI) at ASIS 2017 – Access Control. Another technology that will be demonstrated at the ASIS event will be a commercial PLAI Agent, developed by Software House. The PLAI Agent acts as an enterprise communication hub —essentially a digital traffic controller— for information coming and going between different PACS systems.
ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, announced that the CityLab High School in Dallas, TX is the winner of its School Security Grant Competition. CityLab High School is receiving a $22,000 grant to pay for upgrades to the school’s camera system, access control system, and classroom intercoms. In addition to the grant, Axis Communications is making an in-kind donation of fixed-dome cameras, access control, and other accessories in order to support the campus-wide upgrade.