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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.

Attendees Mix and Mingle

- Sunday night’s receptions for young professionals, new members, and other attendees provided a great way for attendees to greet old friends and make new ones prior to the official start of the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando.

The Best of the Exhibit Hall

- Attendees gathered on Monday afternoon to learn more about the ten innovative products that won the 3rd Annual Accolades competition and see other noteworthy security solutions as part of this year’s “What’s New on the Floor” session.

ASIS Partners with (ISC)2

- (ISC)2,the largest not-for-profit global organization of certified information security professionals teams up with ASIS for 2011 seminar.

Jeb Bush Talks Politics

- Jeb Bush, the 43rd governor of Florida and the only Republican ever to be re-elected to that post, will give his views on the current state of key political initiatives at Tuesday’s General Session.

ASIS Supports Veterans

- Two initiatives benefiting injured U.S. soldiers are receiving major support from ASIS International members.
 




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