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Security Career Center to Offer Free Job Advice, Programming and Opportunities for Dallas-area Professionals

Global Security Expo to feature free Career Center; will serve as “one stop shop” for individuals looking for security career growth and advancement

Alexandria, VA 2017-09-20

​​ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, today announced that the Career Center, being held in conjunction with ASIS International's 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), taking place Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, TX, will offer a prime venue for Dallas-area professionals to receive security-related job advice, programming and opportunities. Access to the Career Center is free for pre-registered attendees.

The Global Physical Security market is expected to grow from $69.93 billion in 2016 to $112.43 billion by 2021, while the Global Cyber Security market is expected to grow from $137.85 billion in 2017 to $231.94 billion by 2022. The ASIS 2017 Career Center offerings will help current and potential security professionals take advantage of the many opportunities in this growing profession. This is especially vital for Texans, as Texas employs the second highest number of protective service professionals (297,440) and the third highest number of security guards (88,360) of any state in the country. And as one of the largest cultural and professional hubs in the country, Dallas is a hotbed of opportunities for young and experienced security professionals alike. As 22,000 security professionals descend on Dallas, the Career Center will be a concentrated catalyst for all things security.

"Attendees can take advantage of free education, resume reviews, career coaching and networking opportunities with potential employers and peers," said Peter J. O'Neil, CEO of ASIS International. "This is a terrific opportunity to create and foster lasting professional relationships, open new career paths, and even take advantage of free professional headshots that will help their LinkedIn profile shine."

Taking place on the ASIS 2017 expo floor, the Career Center sessions kick off Tuesday, Sept. 26 with a Coffee and Careers Networking Event. Education sessions of note include:​

Tuesday, September 26

  • 12:45pm – 1:45pm – In Demand Skillsets for Security Professionals​, presented by Bryan Weisbard, Head of Security Analysis, Investigations & Business Continuity, Twitter​; Kathy Lavinder, Executive Director, Security & Investigative Placement; David McAllister, Regional VP of Human Resources, Securitas Security Services USA; and Matthew Wombacher, Branch Chief, Protective Security Coordination Division Field Operations Branch, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection

  • ​4:30pm – 5:30pm – Your Path to the Top: Advice from Top Security Executives, presented by Mike Howard, Chief Security Officer, Microsoft Corporation; Nick Lovrien, Chief Global Security Officer, Facebook; Anders Noyes, Director of Security, Skywalker Properties; James Reynolds, Director of Safety and Security Operations, Chicago Cubs

The full agenda of Career Center offerings can be found here. Attendees can get a free expo-only pass at www.securityexpo.org.

Media can register for a free press pass to ASIS 2017 by contacting pr@asisonline.org.

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About ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits

For more than six decades, ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits has been the premier event for security professionals worldwide, providing industry-leading education, countless business connections, and the latest security solutions.

Attendance at the Annual Seminar directly supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guidelines year 'round. ASIS remains dedicated to expanding and enriching knowledge sharing, best practices, and peer-to-peer connections so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their career—can get access to the information and resources they need to succeed, personally and professionally. For more information about ASIS 2017, visit www.securityexpo.org

About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets.  Learn more about the work we do at www.asisonline.org.