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ASIS News: Celebrating Our Achievements and Looking to the Future 

GSX 2023 is a Success in Dallas 

Nearly 16,000 registrants attended ASIS International’s Global Security Exchange (GSX) this September. Security practitioners from 95 countries flocked to Dallas, Texas, to take part in the conference, which featured more than 200 education sessions and hosted more than 470 leading innovators in the exhibit hall. 

In addition to the three-day conference, GSX was supplemented by a weekend of pre-conference events, such as Secure Horizons: An Immersive Experience for Senior Security Executives, ASIS Volunteers’ Day, and the ASIS Awards of Excellence alongside the U.S. Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). 

Want more recaps from GSX 2023? Check out the education, general session, and trend coverage from The GSX Daily here.  

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of GSX 2024! The event will take place from 23 to 25 September 2024 in Orlando, Florida. Registration is not yet open but continue to check the GSX site for more details as they become available. 

ASIS Awards and Security Industry Book of the Year 

ASIS International recently announced the recipients of the ASIS Awards of Excellence, who were then celebrated during a ceremony at GSX. The annual ASIS Awards of Excellence honor the important work and accomplishments of ASIS members worldwide.  

Award winners are determined by the ASIS Awards Committee, which is made up of ASIS volunteers who dedicate themselves to selecting the best possible recipients from the pool of nominees based on the criteria for each award. This year, ASIS was pleased to present 16 different awards and scholarships to more than 35 recipients and honorable mentions. 

For a full list of award recipients, read the press release here. 

ASIS International also announced Code Black: 50 Lessons in Crisis Management for Effective Leadership by Glenn C. Schoen as the ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year. 

Schoen’s book highlights the fundamentals of crisis and risk management and aims to help not only security management professionals but also general management to prepare for crises—from pandemics to armed threats to weather emergencies. 

The ASIS Security Industry Book of the Year is selected by a panel of ASIS members who review member-authored titles using criteria including relevancy to today’s security threats, importance of the subject in the field, and the uniqueness of the coverage of a new security concept, idea, or technology. 

Security LeadHER is Back 

After the success of the inaugural Security LeadHER event in June, ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are excited to announce that the event—dedicated to advancing, connecting, and empowering women in the security profession—will return in June 2024. 

The second annual Security LeadHER will be hosted in Phoenix, Arizona, from 24 to 25 June 2024. Similar to 2023’s event, Security LeadHER 2024 will feature opportunities for attendees to network with other security professionals interested in advancing the roles of women in the security industry, as well as education focused on leadership, security, and innovation. 

Registration, schedule, speaker, and sponsor information will be shared on the Security LeadHER site as it becomes available. 

Get Involved with ASIS! 

Volunteering with ASIS is a excellent way to grow your professional network and give back to ASIS and the security profession. Right now is a great time to get involved, especially with an annual leadership role. Applications to volunteer are open and will close on 15 October. See all the available opportunities here. 

If you are already a member of a subject area community and are looking to become more involved, applying to join a steering committee is a great way to become more involved with the community and ASIS, demonstrate your leadership skills, and help determine the direction of your community in the future. Steering committees are responsible for setting forth and executing the community’s annual business plan, holding regular steering committee meetings, and most importantly, providing a vision for the community. 

In addition to steering committee roles, there are also opportunities available to join North America Regional Board committees, the Professional Standards Board, the Awards Committee, the Foundation Board of Trustees, and the CSO Center Board of Directors. 

For more information on volunteer roles, check out this infographic.