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Morning Security Brief: Cyber Monday Crackdown, Women in Security Awards, Counterterrorism Training to be Reviewed, and More

- FBI shuts down 150 Web sites on Cyber Monday. The Women’s Security Council is looking for Women of the Year. U.S. anti-terrorism training under review. And more.

Industry News

- Three new members are elected to the ASIS Board of Directors, and Monica N. Mellas, CPP, is profiled.

Looking Forward: ASIS Seminar Wrap Up

- Attendees at the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits had ample opportunity to learn from peers and experts. Read some of the highlights from keynote speakers and educational sessions.

Industry News

- ASIS announces an alliance with Henley-Putnam University, a new resilience standard provides guidance, and Ander Noyes, CPP, is profiled.

Bush Shares Disaster Recovery Lessons At ASIS Event

- Bush, who was Florida’s governor from 1999 until 2007, recounted his time as governor in 2004 and 2005, when the state faced eight hurricanes and four tropical storms in a span of 16 months.

Bush Shares Disaster Recovery Lessons

- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush presented some of his personal lessons-learned in crisis management and disaster preparedness as advice to attendees at Wednesday’s General Session. The lessons “can be applied to any setting, whether you’re the governor, or a CSO, or the fire warden on your office floor,” Bush said.

President’s Reception

- On Monday night, throngs of attendees were unleashed on Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, at the ASIS President’s Reception, sponsored by AlliedBarton Security Services (Booth #2601). Upon entering the park, attendees could hear the violent mechanical roar of The Incredible Hulk Coaster as it rushed by with its screaming cargo.

Volunteer Leaders

- At Tuesday’s luncheon, the new Board Management Committee of the ASIS Board of Directors for 2012 was announced by ASIS Chairman of the Board of Directors Joseph Granger, CPP. “The Board met yesterday…and elected to the office of secretary Dave N. Tyson, CPP, of Apollo Information Systems,” Granger told the audience.

Exhibitors Host Press Conferences

- The press room at the Orange County Convention Center was buzzing with the latest announcements from top security companies. Executives took time out from the Exhibit Hall floor to talk to members of the media during press conferences held throughout this week. Here are a few of the highlights from press conferences held on Monday and Tuesday.

Women In Security

- We’ve all heard the injunction to “commit random acts of kindness.” In a Tuesday morning breakfast address to the ASIS International Women in Security (WIS) group, Susan Mazza urged attendees to commit “random acts of leadership.” Her point was that leadership need not be demonstrated by reaching for lofty goals, but that it can be exhibited by simple acts that are easily accomplished.

ASIS Opens 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits By Commemorating 9-11

- In an appropriate break with the tradition of boisterous and high energy opening ceremonies, the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits kicked off with a reflective and somber review of the events of 9-11, including tributes to the ASIS members who died in the collapse of the Twin Towers.

Opening Ceremony Commemorates 9-11

- In an appropriate break with the tradition of boisterous and high energy opening ceremonies, the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits kicked off with a reflective and somber review of the events of 9-11, including tributes to the ASIS members who died in the collapse of the Twin Towers.

Certification Reviews Draw Test-Takers

- A crowd of security professionals eager to earn a new certification gathered in Orlando before the official launch of the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits to attend review courses. Those hoping to earn a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), or Physical Security Professional (PSP) designation attended the reviews at the Peabody Orlando.
 




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