Global Security Exchange (GSX) Unveils Keynotes, Education Program

The 2022 edition of GSX will feature general session presentations from global keynote speakers and 180+ education sessions.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — ASIS Int’l has announced the programming lineup for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022 with in-person and digital experiences taking place Sept. 12-14 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and via the online GSX event platform.

“Today, security practitioners are having to deal with an ever-changing security landscape as never before,” says Keith McGlen, CPP, chair of the GSX 2022 selection committee. “Understanding emerging trends and best practices showcasing how our profession can mitigate security-related risks are paramount to keeping the people and assets of organizations secure. This year’s GSX education lineup provides a wide variety of of interest to security leaders who want to achieve and maintain the cutting-edge in security protection strategies.”

ASIS says GSX will offer timely general session presentations from global keynote speakers.  This year’s general session lineup includes (descriptions by ASIS):

Monday, Sept. 12

Everybody Can Change the World | Mateo Salvatto, Head of Innovation for ORT Schools & CEO of Asteroid Technologies

Young tech entrepreneur and social influencer Mateo Salvatto will share his journey transitioning from an average high-school student into one of Argentina’s most respected tech businessmen through the creation of Háblalo, an app that assists more than 250,000 people globally who have hearing loss and verbal communication disabilities. Through an emotional series of stories of those challenged by their communication abilities and often taken for granted, Mateo will demonstrate how his passion for robotics and technology led to a series of developments that can help empower disabled people all over the world – and convince us that changing the world is easier than we may think.

Tuesday Sept. 13

Validating Security Controls – Taking “We Think” to “We Know” | Jake Williams, Executive Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence for SCYTHE

We all have security controls in place that we hope are detecting or blocking threat actor behaviors. But do they? Which behaviors? How do you know? If one of your security controls fails, will the activity still be detected? Traditionally, security control testing has been performed by red team operators. Unfortunately, these are point-in-time assessments. Ideally, the red team would be involved in revalidating the control with every software update or configuration change, but this is often cost prohibitive. During this session, Jake will help define the value proposition for security control validation and provide advice on how to operationalize and scale the practice. The next time an executive catches you in the hall worried about something they read about an incident at a competitor, you can confidently say “don’t worry, we *know* we’d detect that.”

Wednesday, Sept. 14

A Pathway to Courageous Conversations | Derreck Kayongo, Former CEO for Center for Civil and Human Rights

Has anyone ever calculated the total cost of discrimination in the workplace? Derreck tackles the subject head-on by sharing how his organization found itself grappling with the issue. He takes his audience through an examination of how diversity and inclusion problems can impact your corporate bottom line. From long-term harm to your brand and weakened stock prices to negative perceptions within the security community, Derreck illustrates with eye-opening examples, how our upbringing and unconscious biases can become a net negative to organizational growth and have a negative impact on the bottom-line.

2022 GSX Education Sessions

Encompassing 180+ sessions tackling vital issues in the security profession, the GSX session lineup includes in-depth looks at timely issues within the following themes:

  • Risk Management
  • Information Security
  • National Security
  • Physical & Operational Security
  • Managing Organizations
  • Digital Transformation
  • Law & Ethics
  • Crime

“GSX plays a pivotal role in the world of global security professionals,” says Malcolm Smith, CPP, 2022 president, ASIS Int’l Global Board of Directors. “GSX’s multi-dimensional approach to education, exhibit hall, networking, and digital programming afford our global audience of security professionals the opportunity to increase and enhance their knowledge, skillsets, and networks. That is quite unique — making GSX the profession’s flagship event.”

The GSX session lineup includes expert-led deep dives that are said to improve the practice of security professionals at any stage of their career, covering topics such as, access control, asset protection, remote workforces, workplace violence, cybersecurity, business continuity, crisis management, resilience and more.

All-Access Pass registrants can earn up to 22 CPEs toward their recertification whether they attend the in-person or via the digital experience.

Digital attendees will be able to access online GSX session recordings through Dec. 31. In-person attendees will have the option to add to their registration digital access of captured content. The complete digital session lineup will be announced soon.

Additional “game changer” sessions; an exhibit hall destination highlighting drones, robotics, and uncrewed systems; Career HQ (career development); and digital programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

Click here to view the session schedule.

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