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Day Two at GSX: Cybersecurity is the Cutting Edge

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Sessions at day two of GSX focused on the convergence of physical and cybersecurity, and how critical cyber will be to the future of the industry

Dallas, TX (13 September, 2023)Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2023, the annual conference of ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, closed day two in Dallas, TX. Concluding the afternoon of Wednesday 13 September, the event features an extensive program with more than 200 education sessions, daily keynote speakers and general sessions, and a show floor with more than 400 leading innovators from the security industry. 

In Tuesday’s general session, President George Bush discussed his time in office, conflict abroad, and the 9/11 attacks. President Bush also shared his thoughts on the most pressing issues facing the United States today, and the effectiveness a president can have when dealing with those issues. 

Throughout GSX, much of the education has focused on both the threats and opportunities today’s security professionals manage regularly. Tuesday’s educational lineup featured speakers discussing artificial intelligence, data analytics, insider cyber and physical threats, the cutting edge of cyber technology and security, as well as the convergence of physical and cybersecurity. 

In his session “My Journey into Cybersecurity,” Carlos Galvez, Jr., CPP, shared his personal experience of shifting from a role primarily focused on physical security for 25 years to the convergence of physical security and cybersecurity that has occurred more recently. Galvez highlighted that even though learning the ins and outs of cyber may seem intimidating to security practitioners who have spent most of their careers in the physical realm, it is not only a crucial aspect of today’s terrain, but it is also a skillset their backgrounds have already prepared them for. 

David Morgan, an intelligence strategist and advisor at CrowdStrike, discussed the advantages of building in-house intelligence in his session “Context—The Reason to Build a Cyber Intelligence Capability In-House.” Morgan shared with participants examples of reports that are available to the public and demonstrated how these may be missing some components for an organization’s specific needs. Attendees were also able to begin on a draft of what in-house intelligence would look like for their specific use case. 

In “How Cybersecurity, Edge Analytics, and AI Have Impacted the Design and Implementation of Physical Security Systems,” panelists discussed the convergence of a variety of fields, ranging from physical security to cyber, to engineering, to software development. The panel was made up of four experts: Antoinette King, PSP, Jeffrey Slotnick, CPP, PSP, Steve Reinharz, and Will Knehr. The panelists discussed how to use analytics to design and implement the best security solutions possible. 

On Wednesday, 13 September at GSX, Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (MLEAD) honors the individuals who make our communities and world a safer place. As a thank you for your service, all law enforcement, military, and first responders receive a free one-day pass to GSX 2023. 

Highlights of upcoming sessions on Wednesday include:  

  • Game Changer Session: Risk Without Borders: How Global Crises Impact Security, 9:45 a.m. (CT)
  • General Session: Tracy Walder, former CIA Officer & FBI Special Agent, 11:15 a.m. (CT) 
  • Professional Branding for Military and Law Enforcement—Is Your Brand Ready for the Civilian World?, 12:30 p.m. (CT)  
  • Beyond the Badge: Strategic Career Planning for Law Enforcement Professionals, 1:00 p.m. (CT) 
  • The "Must-Knows" of Realizing a New Leadership Role, 1:30 p.m. (CT) 
  • Travel Security in a Post-Pandemic World: The Importance of Joining Health and Security Forces, 1:30 p.m. (CT) 

For more information on GSX, we invite you to visit the GSX Daily.  


About Global Security Exchange (GSX)

Global Security Exchange (GSX) is the world’s most comprehensive event for security professionals for more than 65 years. Meeting the needs of the global security community, ASIS designed an in-person and digital experience like none other in the security profession. 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 about GSX, please 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—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