Welcome to GSX
After 63 years, it was time for something new. And that something new comes in the form of Global Security Exchange (GSX), formerly known as the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits.
The refreshed name and brand promise reflect the Society's commitment to unite the full spectrum of security—cyber and operational security professionals from all verticals across the private and public sector, allied organizations and partners, and the industry's leading service and solution providers—for the most comprehensive security event in the world.
"As the global voice for the security profession, ASIS is focused on year-round success in the form of professional development, certification, fostering peer-to-peer communities, and the development of standards, white papers, and best practices," said ASIS International President Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP. "Convening the industry at GSX is a critical component of our mission to advance security worldwide."
With GSX, ASIS aims to set a new bar for networking, security product and service excellence, and education. "This has been a record-setting year," said Nancy Green, ASIS International vice president of learning. "We received a staggering 700-plus proposals to our GSX 2018 call for presentations, and our program lineup features more than 300 sessions led by ASIS, InfraGard, and ISSA subject matter experts.
"This enthusiastic response mirrors the excitement we have been hearing from security professionals about the investments and enhancements we've been making to GSX, as the security industry's flagship event," she added.
Learning formats will include deep dives, case studies, lectures, mock trials, panels, simulations, and workshops. There will also be a spotlight on Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM), with education sessions ranging from in-depth pre-conference workshops to practical presentations that bring this business strategy to the day-to-day workplace.
Other security topics to be addressed at GSX include securing big data in an evolving regulatory landscape, augmented and virtual reality changes, ransomware, school emergency preparedness, and mass shootings.
"There is an abundance of expertise and hands-on experience represented among speakers and attendees at GSX," noted Darren T. Nielsen, CPP, PCI, PSP, chair, 2018 GSX Education Selection Committee. "The education program will tap into this collective wisdom, and learning will be bidirectional—a true exchange of insights and lessons learned."
On the second day of GSX, education will extend beyond the classrooms into the theaters on the exhibit hall floor. For instance, the hall will feature the X Stage with TED-style talks from global thought leaders, academia, and government officials.
These sessions will address high-level, thought-provoking ideas around emerging risks and technology innovations that could fundamentally change the security profession.
"GSX brings the industry together to share ideas and engage in meaningful discussions," Chase said. "Sessions are problem-centric/outcome-focused, and designed to give attendees the opportunity to learn, interact, and most importantly, be part of the solution."
For more information on education sessions, download the GSX app.