ASIS International announced attendance for the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022, held Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta, exceeded projections, with more than 13,000 registrants from 85 countries along with more than 400 exhibitors. 

“Once again, GSX has proven itself to be a catalytic force for education, networking, and sharing the latest trends and innovations happening within the security profession,” said Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, 2022 president, ASIS. “The response to GSX 2022 has been overwhelming from both attendees and exhibitors. I’m incredibly thankful to our show’s organizers, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees for their commitment to the security profession and to making GSX the industry’s premier event.”

Staged at the Georgia World Congress Center, the conference began Sept. 12 September with a keynote presentation from globally-acclaimed Argentinian entrepreneur and CEO of Asteroid Technologies, Mateo Salvatto. He discussed the issue of inclusion along with the creation of Háblalo, an app that helps anyone with a communication disability communicate with others by using features like text-to-voice translation, voice-to-text translation and more. 

Go here to check out SDM Senior Editor Rodney Bosch’s pics, takeaways and product highlights from the event.

Following Salvatto’s keynote presentation, the event’s exhibit hall opened, with more than 400 industry leaders from four continents. Exhibiting companies included ADT Commercial, Allied Universal, ASSA ABLOY, Azena, Axis Communications, Boon Edam, Bosch Security and Safety Systems, Brivo, Cognyte, Evolv Technology, Everbridge, Genetec, Hanwha Techwin, Honeywell, Milestone Systems, NAPCO Security Technologies, Salient Systems and Securitas. 

Sept. 12 also launched the start of 173 educational sessions over the three-day event.   

On Sept. 13, a keynote address by accomplished infosec expert, Jake Williams (aka, Malware Jake), whose expertise in analyzing security control designs and ensuring they're deployed effectively tackled the issue of security testing and validating security controls. He reminded the audience that when it came to physical and cyber, you cannot separate one from the other in today’s environment. For more on Williams’ tips and guidance on validating security controls, go here

The final day of GSX celebrated Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The offerings included a talk by Derreck Kayongo, the former CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, founder of Global Soap Project, and a CNN Hero keynote presenter. In his keynote address, “A Pathway to Courageous Conversations”, Kayongo focused on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring — both in the security industry and the world at large. 

GSX 2022 highlighted two Game Changer sessions with industry experts provided lively presentations on the how to build trust in your personal security brand as well as innovative approaches to thwarting cyberattacks. 

Among the robust learning opportunities at GSX, the event featured a number of “speed learning” sessions, including the X Stage featuring cutting-edge solutions that actively shape the future of the security professional. The UnCrewed U Stage offered 14 short, 20-minute sessions and product demos of the latest uncrewed aircraft platforms, counter UAS systems and ground-based robots.   

The Cybercon Stage addressed topics ranging from the convergence between physical and cybersecurity to effective ways of building public private partnerships pre- and post-crisis. 

GSX 2023 will take place Sept. 11-13 in Dallas.