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Fareed Zakaria, Scott Klososky to Kick-off GSX Keynote Lineup

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Future-focused remarks to address global risks, threats, and need for holistic approach to security risk management

Alexandria, VA (June 12, 2018)—ASIS International, the world’s largest association of security management professionals, today announced Fareed Zakaria, global thinker, columnist, and CNN host, and futurist and technology visionary Scott Klososky as opening keynotes for Global Security Exchange (GSX). Formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, GSX is expected to attract more than 20,000 operational and cyber security professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center from September 23-27 for the world’s most comprehensive security event.

“Between Fareed and Scott, attendees will receive a rounded, nuanced, and incisive overview of the trends—social, political, business, technological—informing the transformation of security and how professionals will have to adapt to thrive in the years ahead,” said Peter J. O'Neil, CAE, chief executive officer, ASIS International. “The presentations will lay the groundwork for a forward-looking enterprise security risk management approach to risk, setting up security to be a critical business partner.”

Zakaria, host of CNN’s Peabody Award-winning “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” is former editor-at-large of TIME magazine, a three-time bestselling author, and one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.

At GSX, Zakaria will open the conference with an examination of important forces, developments, and risks affecting the global community. His remarks will encompass cyberthreats—espionage, ransomware, spear phishing—which know no boundaries. The once-local crime syndicates that have now metastasized over whole regions and continents. Global expansion and outsourcing, which means managing international teams and varying cultures. And more.  With an emphasis on international intelligence and security, Zakaria will explore what it means to live in a truly global era.

Klososky returns as the GSX Tuesday keynote following his popular 2017 presentation, “The Technology Integration of Man.” Building on his continued involvement with chief security officers and ASIS stakeholders in the past year, Klososky will address the impact of today’s rapid digital transformation on security management and leadership. He will build a compelling case for managing and using technology—and knowing when not to use it—to gain a competitive advantage and lead successfully into the future.

“We are excited for these well-respected thought leaders to share their vital insights and set the stage for the conference education that follows,” said Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, 2018 president, ASIS International. “These keynotes reflect our commitment to bring diverse, forward-thinking speakers to our event to address vital issues impacting businesses and communities worldwide.”

The keynote speakers for Wednesday and Thursday morning will be revealed in the coming weeks. Attendees can register by June 29 to save $200 on their all-access pass. To learn more and to register, visit www.GSX.org/register.

Press are eligible to receive a free all-access pass, including keynote presentations, education sessions, and the show floor. Email pr@asisonline.org with your media credentials to register. 

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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 www.GSX.org.

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 www.asisonline.org.

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