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March 2019 ASIS News

​GSX 2019 Heads to Chicago

Twenty thousand security professionals will gather 8–12 September in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019—the newest evolution of the security industry’s flagship event. Formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, GSX unites the entire industry for the most comprehensive, exciting security event in the world. 

GSX 2019 will deliver a diverse array of educational formats, experiential learning, and dynamic and cutting-edge educational tracks focused on embracing technology to find effective solutions to security challenges.

At GSX 2018, the exhibit hall was transformed into a learning lab environment, which facilitated discussions between security professionals and their vendor partners about how innovative solutions can solve today’s problems and shape tomorrow’s organizational security strategies. The overwhelmingly popular D3 Xperience returns in 2019, providing attendees with showcases and hands-on demonstrations around the use of drones, droids, and anti-UAV defense systems.

Networking opportunities in interesting places will be plentiful, from the opening reception to the President’s Reception. A happy hour on the show floor will enable participants to mingle informally. And there will be other opportunites to meet with like-minded people, from CSOs and women in security to young professionals and executives from around the globe.

Start making plans today to attend GSX 2019. Registration is open​ Save $200 on the All-Access Pass when you register by 14 June. Expo-Only registration is free when you preregister any time before the show begins.

#MyASIS Member Stories

Are you making the most of your ASIS membership? Do you wonder what motivates members to​ keep turning to the ASIS community? In the new #MyASIS video campaign, members describe how ASIS has supported them during defining moments of their careers.

For years, ASIS members have used the #MyASIS hashtag on social media to share their ASIS experiences. Now, #MyASIS takes on a new life. We are excited to share these stories with you! 

Visit the ASIS International YouTube channel ​to watch a new member story every Monday. Videos will also be available on the ASIS website and throughout social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 

PSO Guideline Updated 

The ASIS Standards and Guidelines Commission is rolling out the first update to the Private Security Officer (PSO) Selection and Training Guideline in nine years. 

The private security industry employs millions of security officers worldwide. This updated PSO Guideline provides a framework that organizations can implement in their officer hiring and training programs.

Applicable to both proprietary and contract security, the guideline’s framework can be tailored to an organization’s unique operational and regulatory needs. ASIS members are entitled to a free download of each ASIS standard and guideline. To get more information, 

​2019 ASIS International Cup 

Do you want to receive a free all-access pass to GSX, a three-night hotel reservation, and $500 towards GSX travel expenses? 

The ASIS International Cup, the Society’s annual member-get-a-member recruitment campaign, kicks off this month and continues through June, offering great prizes to top recruiters—including the GSX Grand Prize to the person who recruits the most members.

The Cup is an important way for ASIS to reach new members and strengthen the association for years to come. To learn how you can get involved and to locate recruitment tools, and start recruiting!


ASIS congratulates Michael A. Pepper, CPP, PSP, on becoming a Life Member. As an ASIS member for 20 years, he supported the Society on local and regional levels. He served as chapter chair and vice chair for the New Zealand Chapter. Pepper also served as a regional vice president and a member of the ASIS Asia Pacific Advisory Council. He earned his CPP in 2002 and his PSP in 2004. Pepper now resides in the United Kingdom.