ASIS International has announced two of the keynote speakers for GSX+.
General Stan McChrystal, U.S. Army (RET), will present a Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) keynote address on Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at GSX+. The presentation, titled Leading in a New World, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
“GSX+ offers a unique opportunity to share the insights and guidance from global thought leaders,” said Godfried Hendriks, 2020 president, ASIS International. “We are thrilled to have General McChrystal on our lineup to share his insights on leadership in an ever-changing global landscape on Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at GSX+.”
A retired four star general, McChrystal is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and the former commander of the nation’s premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He is best known for developing and implementing a comprehensive counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, and for creating a cohesive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the interagency operating culture.
In his GSX+ presentation, highlighting lessons from his crisis management and strategic operations playbook, McChrystal will provide practical and actionable guidance on what it takes to lead successfully in a rapidly shifting world landscape. In this insightful keynote, he will address such key leadership principles as transparency and inclusion, leveraging the power of teams through relationships, leading by influence, relentless mission focus, and sharing a clear vision with everyone who must execute against it — all against the shifting backdrop of the ever-evolving remote workplace.
Throughout his military career, he commanded a number of elite organizations, including the 75th Ranger Regiment. After 9/11 until his retirement in 2010, he spent more than six years deployed to combat in a variety of leadership positions. In June 2009, the president of the United States and the secretary general of NATO appointed him to be the commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF. His command included more than 150,000 troops from 45 allied countries. On August 1, 2010, he retired from the US Army.
Karen Elazari, security analyst, researcher and public speaker, will be presenting on the future of cybersecurity. A former hacker turned cybersecurity expert, Elazari is an internationally celebrated speaker, researcher and author on all matters of cybersecurity. Her 2014 TED Talk, viewed by millions, helped shape the global conversation about the role of hackers and the evolution of cybersecurity in the information age.
While hackers are typically thought of and depicted in media as breaking into a network from a remote location, the reality is often quite different. Many network breaches begin with a physical breach. Using social engineering, picking a lock or otherwise breaking into a facility can be the fastest and easiest way for a cyber criminal to get easy access to a network. Once inside, they can steal a laptop or other device, or slip into a server room and simply plug in. It takes only the slightest crack in the cyber armor to enable a devastating attack. Every citizen, consumer, and business owner has a responsibility to ensure that correct protocols are in place at all times. Are you thinking about how you can protect your assets?
This talk will be a journey through the world of cybersecurity, from a hacker’s perspective — one which Elazari understands much better than most. Knowing that hackers can be instrumental in identifying vulnerabilities and solving tech problems, she has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, big 4 and fortune 500 companies covering emerging security technologies as an independent strategic analyst and advisor.
GSX+ is a new online experience that delivers the education sessions, robust marketplace and unique peer-to-peer networking opportunities that security professionals have come to expect from the live GSX event. During Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, all military, law enforcement and first responders receive free one-day admission to GSX+.
For more information about GSX+, visit GSX.org.