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ASIS International’s GSX Takes the Security Industry by Storm

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Tuesday’s events focused on emerging technologies and the future of the industry, featuring keynote Scott Klososky, Career Pathways announcement and live drone shoot down

Las Vegas, NV (September 25, 2018)—The second day of Global Security Exchange (GSX), the security industry’s flagship event, was jam-packed with security professionals eager to get first-hand exposure to leading exhibitors and vendors offering innovative solutions that solve traditional everyday security issues as well as deliver emerging technologies to solve problems of the future, such as AI, blockchain and AR/VR.

“GSX provides an outstanding opportunity for our members to gain education and insights about current security trends and threats, and also to see all the greatest and newest technologies out there on the expo floor,” said Kimberly Pratt, executive director of InfraGard National. “We hope ASIS members will come check out our booth and learn more about what InfraGard has to offer."

“Today’s show exceeded our expectations based on the quality prospects who provided good conversations about our solutions,” said Paul Baratta, Business Development Manager, Axis Communications, Inc.; and ASIS Boston Chapter Treasurer; and member of the ASIS Healthcare Advisory Council. “It was overall a very successful day and I personally fully enjoyed the new X Stages as they provided more insight into the industry and the impact technologies are making today as well as how they will shape future engagements with our customers. We’re looking forward to the remainder of GSX!”

In the morning keynote delivered by Scott Klososky, Founder and Principal of TriCorps Technologies, he addressed how the industry can leverage technology to solve today’s challenges. Attendees were then released onto the GSX show floor featuring three new stages, including the X Stage, where they heard about revolutionary technologies poised to disrupt the industry first-hand. There was a standing-room only, live streamed school security panel as well as on-the-show floor demos showcasing the use of drones, droids and counter-UAV defense systems. Fortem Technologies, an innovative leader in AI-enabled airspace security and safety, conducted three drone shoot downs throughout the day, which has never happened on a security show floor to date.

“It has been an important show for us to be at over the years, and this year is no different. We’re seeing more convergence and integration of technology as well as partnerships, which aligns with our mission at the show,” said Eric Widlitz, Vice President of North America Sales, Vanderbilt Industries. “Prior to the doors opening, we saw a lot excitement about what new and exciting initiatives ASIS was bringing this year.”

This afternoon ASIS and the Security Industry Association (SIA) unveiled the rollout of the Career Pathways Guide in the GSX Career HQ. This new career guide provides a first of its kind review of core competencies that are needed at every stage of a security professional’s career.

“Now that the first day of the Expo Hall has closed, it is evident from the standing-room only theaters and shoulder-to-shoulder packed aisles, that the industry has fully embraced the new show format and features,” said Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, President of ASIS International.

Wednesday, September 26’s must attend events include:

  • Keynote and Special Global Address: Brigadier General Mohammed Al-Habdan, Secretary General of the Higher Commission for Industrial Security Ministry of Interior Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Major General Bradley D. Spacy, Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center Commander and Major General Peter E. Gersten, Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center will share their global outlook.
  • DHS Roundtable: At 10:45 AM in the press room, Scott Breor, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection & Amy Graydon, Deputy Director of the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) in the National Protection and Programs Directorate will discuss securing critical infrastructure, both physical and cyber—among them chemical security, soft targets and crowded places, school security etc.
  • School Security Community Education: A free education program, Security Cares will kick off at 9:00 AM featuring a panel and tabletop exercise on School Violence: Prevention & Preparedness. Speakers include Las Vegas Deputy Police Chief Andrew Walsh, DHS Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Scott Breor, and security and mental health experts. Topics to be discussed include pre-violence indicators, implementing ‘see something, say something’ policies, and the importance of taking a collaborative approach to assess threats.
  • AFWERX Announcement: A special announcement from AFWERX, a catalyst for agile Air Force engagement across industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors to create transformative opportunities fostering an Air Force culture of innovation, about their next challenge and the problem statement that the winning company must solve with their solution. Following the AFWERX announcement, there will be a Q&A session.
  • Career Fair Kicks Off: Local Las Vegas job seekers will have access to resume reviews, a headshot studio, career coaching, professional development sessions, and networking opportunities with employers and peers—all free. The new career fair will have top companies looking to hire talent, such as Apple, Lockheed Martin, Whelan Security, and Kuty & Associates.
  • Live Drone Shoot Down: Attendees will have another chance to watch a live drone shoot down at 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM in the D3 Experience area.


About Global Security Exchange

Entering its 64th year, Global Security Exchange (formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar & Exhibits) is the world’s most comprehensive event for security professionals worldwide, dedicated to addressing fast-paced changes across the industry with a focus on immersive learning, revitalized networking, and a reimagined exhibit floor. Attendance at GSX directly supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guidelines year-round. ASIS International 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. For information, visit

About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management 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 Global Security Exchange (formerly the 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