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Three General Sessions, Luncheon Speaker Announced for ASIS 2014

Cyber Security, China, Corruption on Agenda; Former Navy SEAL on Team Building

Alexandria, Va. 2014-05-28

​ASIS International (ASIS) announced the speakers and topics for the three general sessions and the closing luncheon of the 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2014) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.     

More than 20,000 security professionals from 80 countries are expected to attend ASIS 2014 and the colocated (ISC)² Security Congress 2014 taking place Sept. 29-Oct. 2. ASIS is the largest organization of security management professionals worldwide and (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide.

A panel of experts from (ISC)² will kick off the trio of general sessions on Thursday, Oct. 2 with “Threat Modeling Lessons from Star Wars” at 8:00 a.m. Noted presenter and author Adam Shostack from Microsoft will provide a unique perspective as he takes you through proven foundations of effective threat modeling.

“Security Executives and the Fight Against Corruption” will be presented at 9:30 a.m. focusing on the top 10 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions. Bribery and corruption in foreign markets can lead to devastating consequences for organizations that do business there. This session examines the vital role corporate security professionals play in mitigating a company’s fines and litigation, as well as defending its reputation, and provides up-to-date information on how applicable regulations are being enforced.

The Security Insights Program at 11:00 a.m. offers “An Insider’s Look at China,” presented by Evan Osnos, a New Yorker magazine correspondent who was based in Beijing from 2005 to 2013.  Osnos will chronicle the lives of ordinary citizens in the throes of dramatic change. His insights, and the panel discussion that follows, will offer a unique look at China and the implications for security as it relates to the economy, environment, and the overall quality of life.

The ASIS 2014 Closing Luncheon will feature Scott Moore, United States Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (ret.), is one of the United States’ most legendary─and most unknown heroes. As commander of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), Moore led SEAL teams at marquee moments in history such as Desert Storm and 9/11 as well as several critical no-fail hostage rescue operations, one of which became the basis for the movie “Captain Philips.” His talk, “Building Teams with the Military’s Most Elite,” will demystify the gap between the C-suite and the “boots on the ground.”

A comprehensive education program of more than 200 sessions will be presented at ASIS 2014. The ASIS exhibit hall will feature more than 600 companies demonstrating cutting-edge technology, products, and services to support the security profession worldwide.

Visit www.securityexpo.org for complete registration and housing details, as well as the most up-to-date information on ASIS 2014. Early-bird registration discounts apply through Aug. 29, 2014. Exhibits-only admission is free; a $75 fee applies to nonmembers after Sept. 26.

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​ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.