On the heels of ASIS announcing that Gen. Stan McChrystal will present keynote address on Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+), we now have news that a second keynote has been added: Keren Elazari, CISSP, security analyst, researcher and public speaker, will present an address titled "The Future of Cybersecurity."
Here is ASIS' news release on Elazari's speech:
Cybersecurity is no longer about protecting secrets. It’s about our way of life: from transportation systems to medical devices, or the manipulation of global markets and political campaigns.
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. and Elazari understands this perspective 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.
Keren Elazari, a former hacker turned cybersecurity expert, 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.
About Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+)
Taking place 21-25 September 2020, Global Security Exchange has been the world’s most comprehensive event for security professionals worldwide for more than 65 years, dedicated to addressing fast-paced changes across the industry with a focus on immersive learning, revitalized networking, and a reimagined online marketplace. Attendance at GSX+ directly supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guidelines year-round. ASIS International remains dedicated to expanding and enriching knowledge sharing, best practices, and peer-to-peer connections so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their career—can get access to the information and resources they need to succeed. For information, visit www.GSX.org
About ASIS International
Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets. Learn more about the work we do at www.asisonline.org.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is dedicated to providing meaningful and cost effective security training for security guards and protection officers.
We believe that education is a necessary and essential part of professional security training and the security officer’s background. IFPO serves individuals, security companies, and organizations that have their own private security staff. Our students and members benefit from the recognition and standing that the prestigious IFPO certification conveys.
International Foundation for Protection Officers Mission Statement
Mission Statement Part I.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.
Purpose: to make a positive difference in the quality of the participant’s job performance and elevate the professional status of students who partake of our learning opportunities.
Business: to supply committed security practitioners with a quality education to help achieve their highest potential and provide recognized accreditation for successful completion of educational goals.
Values: commitment, integrity, responsibility, and standards of excellence, provide the platform that supports our journey as we pursue our mission.
Commitment to Excellence: To be the recognized center of excellence and primary provider of education and training products and services to the security industry.
Mission Statement Part II.
“The International Foundation for Protection Officers is committed to the support and professional development of protection officers and supervisors. Through advocacy, promoting training standards, and providing accessible training, education and certification opportunities, we seek to enhance their professional standing as well as increase and diversify the value of the vital services they provide.”