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Top security concerns, need-to-know industry trends on agenda for ASIS 2014

More than 20,000 security professionals from 80 countries are expected to attend the ASIS International (ASIS) 2014 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits taking place 29 Sept.-02 Oct. at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The conference will also include the colocated (ISC)² Security Congress 2014, and will provide offerings ranging from educational and general sessions to keynote addresses, and from educational roundtables to an exhibit hall featuring more than 600 companies.

The education sessions reflect a wide range of topics from the most urgent issues on everyone’s minds and in the headlines these days—such as mass shooting incidents, cyber fraud, aviation security, and workplace violence—to health concerns such as the safety of our food supply and dealing with legalized marijuana.

On the business side, attendees can explore management issues such as internal theft and sabotage, best practices in hiring top security personnel, monitoring internet communications, and complying with employer mandates of the Affordable Care Act.

How did Brazil hold up under the crush of tens of thousands of visitors for this summer’s World Cup? “Brazil: Lessons Learned and a Look Ahead” will provide a post-event analysis of the physical infrastructure as well as the medical and security areas.

Litigation against security is a constant threat but attendees can learn how to protect corporate interests in a session that reviews the mistakes of others and demonstrates how foreseeability and adequacy of security are argued by plaintiff and defense in actual cases.

One session focuses exclusively on a new breed of integrator that is emerging to address both small- and large-scale projects. “The Integrator of the Future” session will identify the largest growth markets for tomorrow’s integration professional.

The complete list of educational sessions are available here.

ASIS 2014 provides dozens of additional opportunities to learn, share, and network. Three general sessions will deliver expert insight on effective threat modeling, bribery and corruption in foreign markets, and the dramatic change taking place now in China. Keynotes will be presented by Jon Huntsman, Jr., 16th governor of Utah and candidate for the 2012 Republication Presidential nomination, and General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), 65th Secretary of State. The Closing Luncheon will feature Scott Moore, United States Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (Ret.) speaking on “Building Teams with the Military’s Most Elite.”

The ASIS CSO Roundtable is sponsoring a variety of programs and events Monday through Wednesday, including a Wharton-CSO Roundtable Mixer on 30 Sept. at 16:00.

ASIS 2014’s hundreds of exhibiting companies will demonstrate cutting-edge technology, products, and services to support the security profession worldwide. Free career-related services such as resume reviews and daily panel sessions on need-to-know information for career advancement in security will take place in the Career Center on the show floor.

Although the official seminar Opening Ceremony takes place 29 Sept. at 8:00 a.m., three tracks of pre-Seminar intensives are offered on 27 Sept. and 28 Sept. Classroom Reviews for all three ASIS certifications—CPP, PCI, PSP—will take place Saturday and Sunday along with two new ASIS Certificate courses that will debut in Atlanta: Critical Thinking Skills for Security Solutions and Developing and Implementing an Insider Threat Program. A second track includes 1-day and 2-day programs on a variety of topics such as securing healthcare facilities and how to become a successful security consultant. (ISC)² is offering a track of pre-Congress and post-Congress programs on key topics such as cloud forensics and big data.

Visit www.securityexpo.org for complete registration and housing details, as well as the most up-to-date information on ASIS 2014. Exhibits-only admission is free; a $75 fee applies to nonmembers.

Alexandria-based ASIS is one of the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits.

(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide.

 

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