Plans are well underway for the ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2012), September 10-13, 2012 in Philadelphia. ASIS, the largest organization of security management professionals worldwide, and (ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, are pleased to announce that the second annual (ISC)2 Security Congress will be colocated with the ASIS Annual Seminar again this year.
“As the industry’s leading certification and education organizations, we can strengthen and serve the broader security community best by working together. By aligning our organizational resources strategically, our combined memberships gain access to core knowledge and best practices across the full spectrum of information and traditional security disciplines,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2.
Building on the overwhelmingly positive response from attendees from both organizations last year in Orlando, ASIS and (ISC)2 will continue to collaborate on ways to optimize expertise and leverage resources to present two events in the same location with one focus: to provide traditional and information security professionals with the knowledge, technology, and networking opportunities they need to excel in their careers and secure their organizations’ people, property, and data.
“The integration of traditional and information security is a critical issue affecting the practice of security management,” stated ASIS president, Eduard J. Emde, CPP. “Our members are experiencing an increasing rate of assimilation of a variety of technologies into their functions along with the continuing emphasis on cyber security. Our goal is to help them to become better equipped to succeed in the future.”
Once again, registrants of either conference will gain access to each event’s education sessions, the exhibit hall, and most of the networking events. Both organizations also will offer review courses for their respective certifications, as well as separate, members-only activities.
Attendees can anticipate an expanded presence of information security-focused companies on the exhibit floor (in 2011, there were more than 75 companies), and the information security education tracks will nearly double from five to nine.
ASIS and (ISC)2 expect the Philadelphia location to attract very strong attendance. Both organizations have heavy concentrations of members in the U.S. Northeast Corridor. With Philadelphia’s easy accessibility, there is little doubt that ASIS 2012 and the (ISC)2 Security Congress will draw record numbers to these world-class security events.