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ASIS News July/August 2021

The game has changed. So has Global Security Exchange (GSX). Taking place 27-29 September, GSX is designed to meet your needs—offering global security practitioners a new hybrid experience from the largest association for security management professionals. GSX will be held both online and in-person at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida, USA.

GSX is a pro’s playbook to security’s most important topics. With sessions focused on preparing for the unexpected, withstanding an attack, building and motivating teams, attracting and retaining skilled employees, what’s next for security, navigating the growing security industry, and more, the GSX education lineup has something for professionals at any level in their career.

GSX in-person offers All-Access attendees six themed learning theaters and 80+ live sessions, including inspiring education sessions, expert-led tracks, exhibitor presentations, timely general sessions, and digital content available before, during, and after the on-site event. All-Access attendees, whether in-person or digital, can earn up to 21 CPEs toward their recertification.

Digital attendees can enjoy live broadcasts from two of the theaters, with the top attended sessions from the remaining theaters becoming available after the live event. Digital attendees will be able to chat live with in-person attendees and even ask the speakers questions.

ASIS International’s top priority is the health and safety of GSX stakeholders. The OCCC is one of the largest venues in the United States to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, recognized as the third-party gold standard in cleanliness and disease prevention. ASIS is also partnering with Safe Expo, the preeminent service provider for pre-event health planning support, onsite implementation, and post-event health monitoring.

Learn more about GSX health and safety protocols and register for an All-Access pass at

ASIS Global Governance: 2022 Update 

ASIS International is poised to take the next major step in its transition to a global governance structure that allows the organization to provide better service to its members at the local, regional, and global levels. Beginning in 2022, ASIS will stand up regional boards of directors in both the European and North American regions, with plans for additional regional advisory committees to be seated in future years. 

The active chairs of both the European Regional Board (which will seat eight directors) and the North American Regional Board (which will seat 12 directors) will serve on the ASIS Global Board of Directors. These regional boards’ representation on the Global Board will begin in their first year of operation, in 2022. 

In keeping with recommendations by ASIS’s European and North American governance workstreams, half of the inaugural members of each regional board will be appointed by the Global Board of Directors.  

A European Regional Board Nominating Committee, consisting of ASIS’s Global Board of Directors Nominating Committee and three Global Board-appointed European members, will select the remaining participants for the European Regional Board from a pool of European members who have submitted candidate interest forms for consideration to serve. Likewise, a North American Regional Board Nominating Committee consisting of the Global Board Nominating Committee and three Global Board-appointed North American members will similarly select North American members to serve on the North American Regional Board. 

ASIS will begin accepting candidate interest forms from individuals in Europe and North America in late July. Forms will be due in early September. Visit the Global Governance page on the ASIS website for the latest updates. 

This new governance structure, which began with the seating of the first Global Board of Directors in 2020, marks a new era for ASIS International—reflecting the diversity of geography, thought, specialty, age, market vertical, and experience of our global membership. 

For the latest information on ASIS Governance, visit   

Updated POA Now Available

Protection-of-Assets.jpgTo keep pace with the evolving security industry, in May ASIS released an update to the Protection of Assets (POA) reference set. Refreshed to reflect our changing times and keep security professionals on the leading edge of best practices in the field, this collection is designed to assist security management directors and professionals responsible for corporate asset protection.

This updated reference set—which was first published in 1974—is considered the security industry’s premier resource. Written, edited, and revised by hundreds of veteran subject matter experts across the security continuum, the POA constitutes recommended reading for all four of ASIS’s certifications.

Available individually or as a bundle, the POA includes vital learning on the following aspects of asset protection:

  • Business Principles, including the fundamentals of security business operations, management, and leadership.
  • Crisis Management, including emergency management, business continuity, and crisis communications.
  • Personnel, including security officer operations, employee drug testing, executive protection, and spotting problematic behavior.
  • Physical Security, including design principles and practices, tools and techniques to satisfy protection objectives, and practical project management guidance.
  • Investigations, including interviews and interrogations, undercover investigations, due diligence, preemployment background screening, evidence collection, and expert testimony.
  • Security Management, including theft and fraud prevention, security standards, loss reporting, methods, and enterprise security risk management (ESRM).

ASIS members can enjoy a discount of $200 off the list price and free global shipping on the softcover bundle. Learn more about the Protection of Assets at

Young Professionals Corner

Meet ASIS Young Professionals Community Steering Committee Secretary Dustin Wilhoit and participant Codee Ludbey, CPP.

Dustin Wilhoit

Dustin-Wilhoit.jpgYoung professionals can stand out in this industry by speaking less, listening more, and taking advice from everyone. Take the good advice and build upon it. Take the bad advice and change it to work. Always be willing to step up to any task thrown your way, and think and work outside of the box. Be innovative, not typical.

Codee Ludbey, CPP

Codee-Ludbey-CPP.jpgSecurity is a truly mult­i­disciplinary field of expertise that requires quick but deep thinking about some of the most pressing social challen­ges we face as a global society. I enjoy working in the security field because it requires me to think laterally about how to achieve security outcomes while balancing public amenity, community expectations, and a functional asset. Locking everything up isn’t always practical!