John A. Petruzzi
ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, has announced its decision to move its Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021 to a hybrid experience with in-person and digital features that will take place 27-29 September, 2021. Hybrid event experience The three-day event features daily global keynote and game-changer presenters, as well as concurrent education sessions that focus on the most pressing issues faced by the security profession. This integrated event will be hosted in-person at the Orange County Convention Center, located in Orlando, Florida, as well as online via the GSX event portal. This past year left an indelible mark on how we gather, learn and network" “This past year left an indelible mark on how we gather, learn and network. We took these key learnings into consideration, along with our new reality in re-designing the GSX experience,” stated John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, 2021 President, ASIS International. Global expansion of GSX offerings John adds, “The event will showcase content related to how the world has changed and how we need to evolve our thinking around global security and safety in protecting people, property and intellectual assets. Another priority for us was to expand GSX offerings on a global scale, so that security professionals anywhere in the world would have access to our best-in-class digital and in-person content and experience.” The acclaimed GSX education lineup, developed by security professionals for security professionals, addresses the most pressing topics and challenges to security professionals, enabling attendees to curate their experience, whether attending in-person or digitally, to advance their knowledge and understanding around these subject areas. GSX 2021 GSX 2021 will include more than 80 education sessions, which will cover a range of topics from national security to community safety. Registrants will be able to choose how to connect to the GSX experience. All access registrants will be able to earn 21 CPEs. Additionally, all-access in-person registrants will have access to pre- and post-show exclusive content. The digital audience will enjoy access to a broadcast studio format, watching some sessions live with the in-person audience, exclusive live interviews, and on-demand sessions. Adherence to health and safety protocols We recognise that security professionals are straddling two worlds simultaneously - physical and virtual" The health and safety of all GSX stakeholders, including attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, staff, and vendors, is of the highest priority. Attendees can learn more about the health and safety protocols for GSX on the official event website page. GSX partner, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), has been certified as a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation venue. Recognised as the gold standard of safe venues, the OCCC is one of the largest venues in the United States of America, to receive the GBAC STAR accreditation. The OCCC will continue to evaluate its response and consult with health and industry experts, in order to ensure the implementation of rigorous biorisk protocols in response to the ongoing health emergency. “In developing GSX 2021, we recognise that security professionals are straddling two worlds simultaneously - physical and virtual,” stated Peter O’Neil, FASAE, CAE, CEO, ASIS International. Free admission for law enforcement and first responders Peter adds, “While many professionals are focused on the health and safety of global citizens, security professionals are an essential element of that and more. By offering a truly integrated approach, GSX 2021 promises to be an event of the highest quality for the security profession.” Wednesday, September 29 marks Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at GSX 2021, which honours the individuals who make communities and the world a safer place. As a thank you for their service, all law enforcement, military and first responders will receive free admission to GSX that day.
ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, announces the full slate of directors for their 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. Serving second term McCreight joins President John A. Petruzzi Jr., CPP, of the United States; President-Elect Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, of Qatar; and ASIS Chief Executive Officer Peter J. O’Neil on the 2021 Global Board Executive Committee. The security leaders selected for three-year at large director terms beginning in 2021 include Pablo Colombres, CPP, of Brazil; Joe M. Olivarez, Jr., of the United States; Axel Petri of Germany; and Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PCI, PSP, of the United States. Colombres will be serving a second term as at large Director. Chiko Scozzafava, of the United States, was selected to serve the remaining year of McCreight’s at large term on the Global board. Committee evaluated candidates The new directors of the Global board were selected in October 2020 by a nominating committee The new directors of the Global board were selected in October 2020 by a nominating committee comprised of 2019 ASIS President Christina Duffey, CPP; McCreight and fellow Global Board member Jaime P. Owens, CPP; and member-elected representatives Melissa Mack, CPP, Gary L. Miller, CPP, PCI, PSP, and Werner Cooreman, CPP, PSP. The committee evaluated candidates according to core ASIS values and competencies—including management experience, knowledge of ASIS and the security profession, strategy development and visionary thinking, leadership skills, and cultural intelligence. The global board approved the new director slate on 10 November. Establishing regional boards Continuing as an at large director from the 2020 Global board is Malcolm B. Reid, CPP, of the United States. Serving as ex-officio representatives to the 2021 Global board are leaders from various ASIS volunteer groups, namely: Scott A. Lowther, CPP, PCI, representing the CSO Centre Board (voting member) Cy A. Oatridge, CPP, representing the ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees (voting member) Bernard D. Greenawalt, CPP, representing the Professional Standards Board (non-voting member) Kristiina Mellin, CPP, PCI, PSP, representing the Professional Certification Board (non-voting member) In 2022, ASIS will establish regional boards to support members in Europe and North America. And, after that, every region around the globe. When fully implemented, each regional board will assume a seat on the Global board.
ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, announces that General John F. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps (RET), will present a keynote address on Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the 2019 Global Security Exchange (GSX). The presentation, titled Geopolitics and Security, will take place on Wednesday, 11 September from 8:30 – 10:00 AM and will be open to all all-access pass holders. Feature keynote presenters We always strive to feature keynote presenters with the most fascinating and relevant stories to tell" “Each year, our primary objective is to offer attendees a substantial range of opportunities for enrichment and education at the GSX show,” said John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, 2019 Treasurer, ASIS International. “To that end, we always strive to feature keynote presenters with the most fascinating and relevant stories to tell about their careers and experiences. We are thrilled to have General Kelly on board to share the story of the unique place he holds in our country’s military and political history on Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at GSX 2019.” Protecting the United States As a 4-Star General, as well as former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and White House Chief of Staff, General Kelly has provided leadership in protecting the United States throughout his distinguished career. After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1970, he rose through the ranks to serve in a number of command, staff, and school assignments. General Kelly worked closely with professionals in U.S. law enforcement, particularly the FBI and DEA During his command of SOUTHCOM, he worked closely with professionals in U.S. law enforcement, particularly the FBI and DEA, and the Department of Homeland Security, dealing with threats against the U.S. homeland. He went on to become the Secretary of Homeland Security before serving his country again as White House Chief of Staff until January 2019. Receiving free admission In his keynote, General Kelly will provide his distinct perspective and insights about the complex political landscape within the United States and around the world, as well as his thoughts on the roles the U.S. takes—and should take—in both. General Kelly’s keynote address kicks off Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which honours the individuals who make our communities and world a safer place. As a thank you for their service, all law enforcement, military, and first responders receive free admission to GSX 2019 on Wednesday, 11 September, which includes access to General Kelly’s keynote, conference sessions, and the exhibits and education on the expo floor. Qualified personnel can use promo code ‘THANKS’ when registering and must present official ID onsite for verification.
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, CPP, and John A. Petruzzi, CPP, and elected Ann Trinca, CPP, PCI, PSP and Darren Nielsen, CPP, PCI, PSP to the 17-member board. “These individuals bring a deep commitment to the Society, as well as diverse professional expertise to their leadership roles” said Peter J. O’Neil, CAE, chief executive officer, ASIS International. “Their varied perspectives will ensure ASIS is well-positioned to meet the needs of our global membership.” The 2018 ASIS International Board of Directors President: Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, Vice President Security, General Atomics, San Diego, California President-Elect: Christina Duffey, CPP, Senior Vice President-Regional Director, Midwest Operations, SOS Security, LLC, Phoenix, Arizona Treasurer: Godfried Hendriks, CPP, Managing Consultant, GOING Consultancy B.V., Alkmaar, Netherlands Secretary: John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, Vice President, Integrated Security Solutions, G4S North America and Technology, New York, New York Chairman of the Board: Thomas J. Langer, CPP, Vice President Security, BAE Systems, Arlington, Virginia Charles E. “Chuck” Andrews, CPP, Chairman of the Board, Friends of Chuck, Houston, Texas Howard J. Belfor, CPP, President, Belfor & Associates, Black Mountain, NC Michael R. Bouchard, CPP, Chief Security Officer, Janus Global Operations, Inc., Vienna, Virginia Gail M. Essen, CPP, PSP, President, Professional Security Advisors, Andover, Minnesota Radek Havlis, CPP, Central and Eastern Europe Regional Security Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague, Czech Republic Jeffrey J. Lee, CPP, Principal Consultant, Industrial Security Operations, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Richard F. “Rik” Lisko, CPP, Security Manager, North America & Latin America, Willis Watson Towers, Dallas, Texas Timothy McCreight, CPP, Director, Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Systems Security, Calgary, Canada Darren T. Nielsen, CPP, PCI, PSP, Manager, Physical & Cyber Security Audits & Investigations, Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Salt Lake City, Utah Jaime P. Owens, CPP, Security Branch Manager, Panama Canal, Panama City, Panama Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, Head of Risk Management, Qatar Museums Authority, Doha, Qatar Ann Trinca, CPP, PCI, PSP, Senior Vice President, SecTek, Reston, Virginia The office of the Secretary was filled through an election by the Board of Directors on September 25 at the ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas. The newly elected Board will assume their positions on January 1, 2018.
Allied Universal security officers and the company’s “Machines as a Service” robots will patrol the exhibit hall Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 140,000 employees, will provide physical security at ASIS International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida, from September 12 to 15. Allied Universal security officers as well as the company’s new “Machines as a Service” robots will patrol the exhibit hall to help ensure a safe and secure environment. Security partnership “We are happy to partner with Allied Universal for security for the ASIS conference,” said Dan Taylor, Principal, Dan Taylor & Associates, LLC. “For five years we have worked together to provide a security presence that the ASIS organisation, exhibitors and attendees have come to rely on. Through this partnership we are taking security to a new level at the 2016 conference with the addition of robots to the team of high quality, responsive security officers.” Allied Universal has also been selected to present five educational sessions during the conference. Allied Universal is proud to support the security industry's premier event offering industry professionals the opportunity to exchange ideas, best practices, technology and solutions with the participation at these five featured events. Educational sessions presented by Allied Universal Attendees will be able tounderstand the tactics thatlitigators use to tear apart eventhe most carefully crafted policies and practices “Liability Arising from Appropriate Use of Deadly Force” is Monday, September 12, from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. in Room W305AB. Attendees will be able to understand the tactics that litigators use to tear apart even the most carefully crafted policies and practices. Panellists include Geoff Craighead, Vice President, Allied Universal; Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital; Kathryn Canale, Partner, Bradley & Gmelich; Jaimee Wellerstein, Associate, Bradley & Gmelich; Barry Bradley, Managing Partner, Bradley & Gmelich; and Gary Bradley, Chief Legal Officer, St. Moritz Security Services, Inc.“Get Ready for a Weather-Related Crisis” is Tuesday, September 13, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room W311A. Attendees will learn how to leverage a security organisation in support of a weather-related emergency preparedness plan. Panellists include Alan Stein, Vice President, Marketing Services and Product Development, Allied Universal; Susana Mueller, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Director, TECO Energy, Inc; and Samuel Harvill, Jr., Security Operations Manager for Broward County.“Trends That Affect Today’s Security Industry” is Wednesday, September 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room W308AB. This session will share best practices to combat major issues including the security industry’s role in preventing and responding to workplace violence events, designing a business continuity plan, protecting businesses from terrorism and meeting the demand for cybersecurity solutions. Panellists include Rik Lisko, Vice President, Business Development, Allied Universal; Michael Bouchard, Chief Security Officer – Sterling Global Operations, Security Dynamics Group, LLC; Godfried Hendriks, Managing Director, GOING Consultancy BV; Jeffrey Lee, CPP, Technical Security Advisor, Saudi Aramco; and John Petruzzi, Vice President, Enterprise Security Operations, Time Warner Cable.“Blueprint for Managing Table Exercises” is Wednesday, September 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room W311A. Attendees will learn how to create an effective tabletop drill that involves essential personnel. Presenters include Paul Caruso, Director of Higher Education, Allied Universal, and Alan Snow, Director, Safety and Security, Boston Properties. “Domestic Threats: Understanding Active Shooter Response” is Wednesday, September 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room W307AB. Attendees will learn how to develop a high-level overview of terrorism awareness that provides insight for an effective emergency response plan. Panellists include Ken Bukowski, Vice President of Vertical Markets, Allied Universal; Rik Lisko, Vice President, Business Development, Allied Universal; and Danny Coulson, Consultant, Coulson, Jackson. Save Save
The pre-seminar will also offer educational sessions on cutting-edge subjects It is that time of the year again, when security industry stalwarts gather together at ASIS to showcase the latest in physical security systems and other technological innovations. The event will focus on domestic threats as well as intelligence gathering tools to protect organisations against social media threats. The organisers of the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits — ASIS 2015 — expect to welcome nearly 20,000 operational and information security professionals this year. Attendees will discover the hottest new technologies, products and services offered by 600-plus companies. Once again, this year, the (ISC)2 Security Congress will co-locate with the ASIS Seminar. “(ISC)2 will offer educational sessions that are much more than Information Security 101,” says John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, Vice President of the Enterprise Security Operations Group with New York City-based Time Warner Cable. “They will begin with cyber-security 101 but ultimately cover comprehensive deep-dive cyber security for security directors’ staffs.” The ASIS show will run from the 28th of September – 1st October 2015, in the convention centre in Anaheim, California. The exhibits will fill the exhibition hall with hundreds of booths featuring the latest in physical security technologies. The pre-seminar If you come in over the weekend — Saturday and Sunday, 26th and 27th September — you can catch the pre-seminar for fun, for additional educational offerings, or both. Pre-seminar fun includes a fundraising motorcycle ride around scenic Los Angeles and Anaheim, a golf tournament and three welcome receptions for members with various interests. The pre-seminar will also offer educational sessions on cutting-edge subjects such as emerging security technologies, strategies for mitigating vulnerability, security strategies for the Federal market, schools, facilities, cyber-security and more. Exhibits to focus on disruptive technologies The main floor of the accompanying exhibits – open Monday through Wednesday – will house disruptive technologies, technological innovations and companies offering leading security services. “You will learn how dynamic the security profession and the technologies it employs has become,” says Petruzzi. “For example, companies are tapping more and more technologies in the cloud so they don’t have to buy equipment and software and house it and maintain it on their sites.” Cloud providers typically pay to maintain and upgrade their software and equipment, freeing up end-user capital. "Not long ago, biometrics were clunky to use and difficult to maintain. Today, more flexible solutions provide increased levels of security and control. Visitors can learn about these technologies at The Seminar, too", says John Petruzzi VP of Enterprise Security Operations Group And the available technical tools have been tailored to the challenges of the modern world. “For example, there are more investigative tools out there than ever before,” Petruzzi says. “In today’s world, threats come from new and different places. “Consider social media. Security programs, today, need to collect intelligence available on social media about possible threats to a company’s personnel, buildings, intellectual property and products. New intelligence gathering tools — and companies — monitor social media environments. “There are more nimble biometric platforms, too. Not long ago, biometrics were clunky to use and difficult to maintain. Today, more flexible solutions provide increased levels of security and control. Visitors can learn about these technologies at the seminar, too.” Education tracks for every need Of course, the main event is the seminar itself, running from Monday through Thursday. Historically, security departments have monitored threats at locations abroad, for the sake of company personnel travelling to those locations, continues Petruzzi. Depending on the location, those threats may be greater than ever. Domestic threats have grown to include terrorism as well as lone-wolf shooters, disgruntled current and former employees, angry spouses and so on. “From the educational point of view, security professionals from all levels with find tracks or individual sessions that will fulfil their educational needs,” says Petruzzi. You will also find the ASIS and (ISC)2 Career Center on the main floor. Here visitors can talk to experts about career building strategies and job-search techniques including effective resume presentations. Keynote speakers Three strong keynote speakers will set the tone for the seminar. Raymond W. Kelly, former commissioner of the New York Police Department, will share his insights on counter terrorism and cyber security. General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former director of the National Security Agency will assess the political climate in hot spots across the globe. At the closing luncheon on Thursday, General James Mattis, former commander of the United States Joint Forces Command will discuss leadership. By the end of this year’s seminar, visitors will have a sense that the industry is growing in professionalism and capabilities in ways that are necessary to managing growing threats here and around the world.