ASIS International, the world’s largest association of security management professionals, 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.
“Between Fareed and Scott, attendees will receive a rounded, nuanced, and incisive overview of the trends—social, political, business, technological—informing the transformation of security and how professionals will have to adapt to thrive in the years ahead,” said Peter J. O'Neil, CAE, chief executive officer, ASIS International. “The presentations will lay the groundwork for a forward-looking enterprise security risk management approach to risk, setting up security to be a critical business partner.”
At GSX, Zakaria will open the conference with an examination of important forces, developments, and risks affecting the global community
Addressing cyber security threats
Zakaria, host of CNN’s Peabody Award-winning ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’, is former editor-at-large of TIME magazine, a three-time bestselling author, and one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.
At GSX, Zakaria will open the conference with an examination of important forces, developments, and risks affecting the global community. His remarks will address cyberthreats—espionage, ransomware, spear phishing—which know no boundaries. The once-local crime syndicates that have now metastasized over whole regions and continents.
Global expansion and outsourcing, which means managing international teams and varying cultures. And more. With an emphasis on international intelligence and security, Zakaria will explore what it means to live in a truly global era.
These keynotes reflect our commitment to bring diverse, forward-thinking speakers to our event to address vital issues impacting businesses and communities worldwide"
Impact of rapid digital transformation on security management
Klososky returns as the GSX Tuesday keynote following his popular 2017 presentation, ‘The Technology Integration of Man’. Building on his continued involvement with chief security officers and ASIS stakeholders in the past year, Klososky will address the impact of today’s rapid digital transformation on security management and leadership. He will build a compelling case for managing and using technology—and knowing when not to use it—to gain a competitive advantage and lead successfully into the future.
“We are excited for these well-respected thought leaders to share their vital insights and set the stage for the conference education that follows,” said Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, 2018 president, ASIS International. “These keynotes reflect our commitment to bring diverse, forward-thinking speakers to our event to address vital issues impacting businesses and communities worldwide.”
The keynote speakers for Wednesday and Thursday morning will be revealed in the coming weeks.