This year’s 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits — Evolve 2 Advance (ASIS 2015) — promises to step up the game. It will run from September 28 through October 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The colocation of (ISC)2 Security Congress with ASIS 2015 once again brings operational and information security professionals together to better understand each other’s roles across the enterprise, gain new insights and work together to mitigate risk in all its forms.

Keynote speakers will provide frontline perspectives on terrorism. Speakers include Raymond W. Kelly, former commissioner of the New York Police Department; General Michael Hayden, former director, Central Intelligence Agency and former director, National Security Agency; and General James Mattis, former commander of the United States Joint Forces Command. These speakers will offer invaluable insight into topics such as cyber security, counter terrorism, the global environment and the potential benefits and dangers associated with the cyber domain.

Integrators can choose among pre-seminar programs covering subjects from system engineering, facility security design and many others. Review programs for Certified Protection Professional, Professional Certified Investigator, and Physical Security Professional, ASIS’ three certifications, will also be offered. (ISC)2 will deliver a new program for the Certified System Engineer certifications (ICAM, PACS, and CSEIP).

Pre-seminar programming sessions will take place on Sunday. These specialized education sessions provide a deep dive into specialized practice areas from securing healthcare facilities to security management program development.

The lineup includes:

  • banking and financial pre-seminar;
  • certified system engineer ICAM PACS, CSEIP: requirements for next generation physical access control systems in the federal market;
  • developing a school security and safety plan for the next five years;
  • media, money and the anti-establishment: using social media and open sources to locate assets of terrorists and opposition groups;
  • new frontiers: legal and operational principles for evaluating and managing emergent security technologies;
  • reducing security vulnerability — mitigation strategies;
  • securing healthcare facilities with future expectations, new programs and security officer implementation;
  • security management program development: a critical infrastructure model; and
  • successful security consulting.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, more than 200 sessions will cover virtually all security topics. Integrator track sessions include “Become Your Own Video Forensic Expert With High Image Quality,” “Who Is the Integrator of the Future and How Are They Managing Today’s Projects?” “From Biometrics to Analytics — Using Advanced Solutions to Manage Risk” and “The Power of 360-Degree Surveillance.”

A number of special interest events are available as well, from a former FBI agents breakfast to a former and active US military breakfast and a National Association of Security Companies breakfast. For a full list of special events, go to “Special Interest Events” under “Attend” on the homepage.

Don’t Miss the ASIS 2015 Keynoters

Expect two exciting keynote addresses at ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015).

Raymond W. Kelly, former commissioner of the New York Police Department, will speak on Tuesday, September 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. His topic: cyber security and counter terrorism.

With 50 years in public service and the last 12 as Police Commissioner of the City of New York, Kelly ranks as one of the most esteemed leaders in law enforcement today. He came to the post of Police Commissioner after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, at the height of a time of uncertainty and fear. His cool hand kept the city safe and reassured New Yorkers of their security. His successful term in office has been recognized around the world.

Retired Four-Star General Michael Hayden is the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former Director of the National Security Agency. He will speak on Wednesday, September 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. about political hot spots around the world and what they mean to the American interests.

General Hayden served as director of the CIA and the NSA during a period of rapid change around the world. As head of the country’s key intelligence-gathering agencies, he was on the frontline of geopolitical strife and the war on terrorism.

The full complement of ASIS 2015 educational offerings and registration can be found online as well.

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