March 2020 ASIS News
Print Issue: March 2020
A WORLD OF SECURITY at your fingertips. ASIS International connects security professionals with the information they need to improve their security practice. Now, with the launch of the ASIS Mobile Engagement app, security professionals can tap into the wealth of ASIS member knowledge whenever and wherever they are.
The app is a portal for users to access ASIS content, products, and services—including ASIS Connects, the exclusive resource library and discussion forum for ASIS members. With ASIS Connects, members can leverage the global reach of the ASIS network to make new connections, collaborate on important industry issues, and find solutions to everyday problems.
Additional app features include daily security headlines from Security Management, council white papers, the Career HQ job board, quick links to upcoming events, and direct messaging capabilities. Users can also manage their ASIS memberships via the app.
Anyone can download the app and create an account, although some features—like ASIS Connects—require membership for access. Search “ASIS International” in the Apple App Store or Google Play to download and get started.
The release of the ASIS Mobile Engagement app is the latest development in the association’s plan to revolutionize the way security professionals experience the benefits of their ASIS membership. In recent years, ASIS has rolled out a wealth of new digital features to deliver valuable security information to members around the globe, including:
• New security topics pages that combine information and resources around subjects like Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM), Management and Leadership, Soft Target and Active Shooter, School Safety and Security, Law and Security Resources, and Physical and Cybersecurity Convergence.
• Free members-only webinars, covering important skills like building a business case, selling security to the C-suite, and preventing and defending bodily injury claims.
• The Learning Exchange catalog of ASIS online learning options, containing webinars, certification reviews, Global Security Exchange (GSX) session recordings, and more.
Check out the new ASIS Online and see how you can jump-start your professional education with ASIS digital offerings today.
Register Today for GSX 2020
ASIS International’s proud tradition of best-in-class events continues this 21–23 September when 20,000-plus security professionals head to Atlanta for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020.
Formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, GSX is the only event that brings together professionals from all vertical markets throughout the world to network, learn, and reinvest in the industry. New in 2020, GSX will have a refined schedule that offers a more compact way for attendees to enjoy the full GSX experience.
Atlanta is a hot spot for business in the security industry, featuring points of interest across several verticals:
• Healthcare—Atlanta is home to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
• Financial transactions—Atlanta is the payments processing capital of the world; more than 70 percent of all transactions go through Georgia’s “Transaction Alley.”
• Transportation—Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest passenger airport.
• Cyber—Georgia’s “cyber corridor” houses at least 115 information security companies and is home to the U.S. Army Cyber Command.
In addition, sports fans are familiar with the large-scale event security challenges Atlanta has tackled and will face in the coming years.
Having hosted the Olympics in 1996 and the Super Bowl in 2019—among many other events—the city will play host to the NCAA Final Four next month and has a bid to serve as a host city when the FIFA World Cup comes to North America in 2026.
GSX registration is open now. Save $200 on your All Access pass when you register by 26 June. Visit GSX.org to learn more.
2020 ASIS Challenge—The Power of One
March kicks off the annual ASIS International member-get-a-member campaign, an important part of the association’s recruitment efforts.
Members play a crucial role in introducing their network to ASIS and the value ASIS membership delivers to them.
For the ASIS Challenge, the ask is simple—if each member can refer just one colleague or coworker to join, the ASIS member community will double and be strengthened for years to come.
Those who join during the ASIS Challenge will be able to select three webinars for free, and those who recruit will be entered to win a range of prizes as well. It’s easy to participate—learn more at asisonline.org/Challenge.
ASIS congratulates Daniel Brand, CPP; Christina Duffey, CPP; and Teresa Stanford, CPP, for becoming life members.
Daniel Brand, CPP, has been an ASIS member for 30 years and has held his CPP for more than 10 years. He has been an active member of the Greater Fayetteville Chapter, serving as treasurer, vice chair, and chair.
ASIS 2019 President Christina Duffey, CPP, has been an ASIS member for 24 years and has held her CPP since 2001. She served on the Security Services Council and the Professional Certification Board, and she was active with the Young Professionals and Women in Security Groups before joining the ASIS Board of Directors.
Teresa Stanford, CPP, has been a member of ASIS for 27 years and has held her CPP for 19 years. She participated in the Fire and Life Safety Council and was active in the Birmingham Chapter as chair, treasurer, secretary, and other leadership roles.