A captured World War II submarine, a toy factory staffed by robots, and model trains racing through a miniature Chicago were top attractions at Tuesday night’s President’s Reception held at Chicago’s famous Museum of Science and Industry. Sponsored by AlliedBarton Security Services (Booth #1863), the reception was hosted by ASIS President Geoff Craighead, CPP, and brought attendees from around the world to enjoy food, drinks, music, and the unique sights and sounds of the world-class museum.
The press room at McCormick Place was the place to be this week as exhibitors announced their latest technologies. Company representatives took time out from the exhibit hall to talk to members of the media during press conferences held throughout the week. Here are some highlights from the press conferences held on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The (ISC)2 Foundation Scholarship Program aims to fill society’s need for trained cybersecurity professionals by building the workforce of the future through meaningful scholarships. This program opens doors for current and aspiring information security professionals with scholarships for women, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and certification exam vouchers for qualifying faculty to ensure a sufficient supply of qualified instructors at the university level.
Attendees at Wednesday’s general session of the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits heard Apple Computer Inc. cofounder Steve Wozniak laud technology as the means toward a better life.
During its meeting on Monday, the ASIS Security Services Council (SSC) presented the Ralph Day Security Officer of the Year Award to Myisha Pullen, security officer with AlliedBarton Security Services.
Tuesday was a day of learning at the ASIS 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. Attendees had plentiful choices—session topics covered the breadth of the security industry. Ahead lies reportage on just a few of the many expert presentations that occurred at McCormick Place.
ASIS International President Geoff T. Craighead announced the winners of the Annual Accolades Awards at Tuesday’s networking luncheon. The awards are bestowed each year to innovative new security products that have been released during the previous year.
Curious about where (ISC)² is headed in the future? How is (ISC)² working with academia? What is the organization doing to build the next generation of cybersecurity professionals? What educational opportunities are available for continuing professional education credits? All of these questions and more were posed to a panel consisting of board members and management at the annual Town Hall Meeting on Monday evening here in Chicago.