ASIS International (ASIS) is pleased to announce that veteran political broadcaster Chris Wallace and high-profile American astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will address attendees of the ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2012) on Thursday, September 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Attendees at the second annual (ISC)2 Security Congress, which is colocated with ASIS 2012, are also invited to attend this keynote address. ASIS is the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide. (ISC)2 is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide.
“We are honored to have two of the most notable and respected professional figures in their fields of practice,” noted Eduard J. Emde, CPP, president, ASIS. “Mr. Wallace’s experience and unique political perspective will offer ASIS 2012 attendees incredible insight into the inner-workings of American government and presidential campaigning. Likewise, Dr. Tyson will most certainly challenge, engage and intrigue our audience as he shares his knowledge of a world beyond our own.”
Wallace is the host of FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace (FNS), Fox Broadcasting Company’s Sunday morning public affairs program. He also contributes to the network’s political and election news coverage. He joined the Fox Network in 2003. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the face of PBS NOVA Science NOW, Dr. Tyson is one of the most respected practitioners in his field. A published author, he will soon be hosting The Cosmos Series.
“Security threats know no boundaries. Offering professionals fresh, broad perspectives are the reason (ISC)² and ASIS joined forces in the first place,” added W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, executive director for (ISC)². “The leadership these gentlemen embody will surely inspire all who attend and give them ideas they can apply to their unique environments.”
ASIS 2012 and the second annual (ISC)2 Security Congress will take place September 10-13, 2012, in Philadelphia, Pa., USA. These education and networking events will bring together more than 20,000 security professionals from more than 90 countries for education, networking, and an expansive exhibit floor of security products and services.
More than 200 educational sessions will be presented at this year’s event, including expanded IT security offerings from (ISC)2. The exhibition area will feature more than 230,000 net square feet of the latest security technology and innovations, providing a showcase for more than 700 companies demonstrating cutting-edge products and services that are shaping the security industry today.
Registrants of either conference will gain access to each event’s education sessions and the exhibit hall. Both organizations also will offer review courses for their respective certifications, as well as separate, members-only activities.
Registration and housing for ASIS 2012 and the (ISC)2 Security Congress are now open.