ASIS International News

Security Industry Association reveals agenda for SIA GovSummit 2018

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for its annual public policy and government security technology conference, SIA GovSummit. This event – held June 27 and 28 at the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. – will bring together government security leaders and private industry technologists for top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and even local agencies. Day 1 of SIA GovSummit 2018 w...

ASIS International and VerticalXchange announce event partnership to educate members and partners

ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, and VerticalXchange, strategic partnership broker for global industry leaders, announced a partnership focussed on executive-level relationship building and education opportunities for senior buyers and trusted vendor partners. Through this agreement, the two organisations have joined forces to launch a new era for SecurityXchange, now in its 18th year and to be renamed SecurityXchange 1:1. This en...

IFSEC Global confirms stellar judging panel for ‘Top influencers in Security and Fire 2018'

IFSEC Global has announced that Microsoft CSO Mike Howard, security consultant Don Randall MBE and Baroness Neville-Jones, chair of the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), star on a 30-strong judging panel for its ‘Top influencers in Security and Fire 2018.’ Lead judge Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, drew on his extensive contacts network to appoint a diverse line-up of judges. He said: “Many of these judges were appointed based on strong recomm...

Security industry must adapt to terror and cyber-crime in 2018

ASIS International continues to adapt, innovate, and grow at the high speed of the industry and profession. If 2016 represented a year for new CEO Peter J. O’Neil and his senior management team and volunteer leadership to explore, review, and assess, 2017 was the year when many new initiatives took wing. Career Pathing initiative For one, the Society is working on a new model that includes corporate membership. A Career Pathing initiative is under way, in which the knowledge, skills, and...

Global Security Exchange 2018 to focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning

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. “In what will be our 64th year of delivering the security industry’s flagship event, the Global Security Exchange, or GSX for...

ASIS International announces results of Board of Directors election for 2018 leadership team

ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, has announced that Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, will serve as its 2018 president. Chase will be the Society’s 63rd president, succeeding Thomas J. Langer, CPP, who will serve as 2018 chairman of the board. In addition, at the society’s annual conference, Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, TX, the results of the recent board election were announced. Members re-elected incumbents Jaime P. Owens, C...

10 security market players share their top professional advice

Technology, products and services are vital to the security market, but so are the people behind them. This year, SourceSecurity.com has been highlighting some of the key characters who make up the security market. Along the way, we’ve discovered a broad spectrum of experiences and viewpoints that make up the industry. Many of the most insightful responses were to the question: What is the best professional advice you have received (and from whom)? Don’t underestima...

How UL helps security manufacturers comply to cybersecurity standards

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for manufacturers of life safety and security products, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) wants to help solve the problem. Specifically, UL seeks to work with manufacturers to up their game on cybersecurity and to certify compliance to a minimum level of cybersecurity “hygiene.” UL cybersecurity certification UL is a familiar brand in consumer goods and in the security and life safety markets. UL certification is sought by manufacturers in a ran...

ASIS 2017 delivers reinvigorated security education and networking in Dallas

A blockbuster keynote lineup, revamped education programme, revitalised networking events, and a reimagined exhibit floor energised ASIS International’s 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) last week in Dallas, Texas. The show, organised by the association for security management professionals, convened September 25-28 and attracted 22,000 global registrants from 96 countries. The event was produced in partnership with InfraGard and ISSA and drew positive reviews from attendees, ex...

Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence key security themes at ASIS 2017

As the dust settles after ASIS 2017 in Dallas, most agree it was a good show. It was different in some respects from previous shows, but several of the changes seemed to work well. Launching the exhibition on Tuesday instead of Monday was a big hit, and who could fault the idea of happy hour drinks on the show floor? Attendance may not have broken records, but end user VIPs were among the crowd, and foot traffic held up fairly well, even on the final, shortened day. STANLEY Security virtual re...

ASIS: Vegas massacre follows common lone wolf pattern

ASIS International has made an official statement on the mass shooting tragedy that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday 1st October. “ASIS International condemns the horrific massacre of Las Vegas concertgoers on Sunday night. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims, families, and friends of those killed and wounded in this tragedy. We also salute all the first responders who so bravely rushed forward to help prevent even more loss of life. &nbs...

Pelco will showcase Spectra Network PTZ cameras at ASIS 2017

At ASIS 2017, Pelco by Schneider Electric will showcase the company’s line-up of Spectra Advanced PTZ cameras with technology that excels in challenging lighting situations. Designed for demanding mainstream applications, Spectra Enhanced IP Cameras feature Pelco’s exclusive SureVision 3.0 technology that delivers exceptional Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performance for the most challenging lighting environments. Setting the benchmark in HD resolution “From a pure image capture...