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Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 kicks off in Chicago this week.

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GSX Daily: Windy City Hosts 2019 GSX

Home to more than 2.7 million people, the city of Chicago has expanded rapidly from a small trading post at the mouth of a river to a modern metropolis. But with that growth have come security challenges, like those that GSX attendees face in their work as security professionals. Read More

Wednesday, 11 September

Security Positive: New Initiatives Are Making Our World Safer
Challenges remain. But new initiatives and greater awareness are helping make our world safer.

Deaths Fall but the Right Wing Rises
Although the world’s riskiest countries for terrorism remain quite dangerous this year, there have been a few more promising trends when it comes to terrorism.

Great Managers Trump All
Management practices around the world have failed in maximizing human potential, a recent study found. The result is a bleak global workplace situation—just 15 percent of employees are engaged at work.

Security’s Take on Privacy Protections
Privacy regulations—aimed at improving personal data protection—can be viewed as another obstacle for an organization’s security team or as a helping hand.

Demetriou: Urbanization Poses Security Challenges
Currently, more than half the people on the planet live in an urban environment. But the United Nations projects that two-thirds of the global population will live in cities by the year 2050, posing security challenges.

GSX Education Sessions Focus on Explosives and Management Best Practices
With a slew of education sessions in both traditional classroom settings and the exhibit hall, GSX attendees learned about terrorism trends, explosives, management, and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

Save the Date for GSX 2020
ASIS International continues to look to the future and how to evolve GSX for the better. The most recent event evolution involves a new schedule announcement.

Tuesday, 10 September

Bremmer Warns of Geopolitical Recession
Nation-state attacks, massive protests, election meddling, and increasing economic instability all point to one thing: the world is on the verge of a “geopolitical recession."

The UN’s Nóirín O’Sullivan Shares Her Secrets to Success
When Nóirín O’Sullivan, currently the United Nation’s assistant secretary-general for safety and security, began her career with Ireland’s police force in 1981, the uniform code was strict.

The GSX Exhibit Hall Returns as a Learning Lab
The modernized GSX exhibit hall has been transformed into a learning lab environment featuring dozens of education sessions.

GSX Attendees Revamp their Resumes with Career HQ
Open to all attendees, Career HQ offers free résumé reviews, career coaching, professional development sessions, and networking opportunities.

ASIS Members Engage Volunteer Leaders in Town Hall
The ASIS Board of Directors discussed coming changes at the association and offered members a chance to be heard during Sunday afternoon’s Town Hall at GSX.

GSX Attendees Get a Jump-Start on Education in Chicago
A select group of GSX attendees got a jump-start on the week’s education by attending pre-conference sessions on Sunday before the official start of the show.

Monday, 9 September

GSX General Sessions Address Security Challenges
Experts will share their insights into some of the most important issues facing security management professionals worldwide and the latest technologies changing the industry.

ESRM Effort Shifts into Higher Gear
Three years after kick-off, ASIS has created a foundation for its Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) program that will evolve to meet future needs and resource demands.

ASIS Enhances Education Line-Up
The GSX 2019 education program features more than 300 sessions in 17 different tracks with an emphasis on new trends impacting the security industry.

ASIS Advances on All Fronts
ASIS President Christina Duffey, CPP, highlights some of the areas of strategic and operational progress made by ASIS in 2019.

Security Cares Lands in Chicago
As GSX kicks off in Chicago, so too does the event’s comprehensive community-based initiative: Security Cares.

Grant Funds Security Upgrades at Chicago School
ASIS International and the ASIS Foundation selected DeWitt Clinton Elementary School to receive funding to make security improvements to its campus.