8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Peter J. O'Neil, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, ASIS International

Martin Cramer, CPP, Vice President, Public Safety, Downtown Dallas, Inc.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.​

Current Threat Landscape Analysis for Small/Medium-Sized Businesses
In today’s risk environment, no business is immune to violence. Learn best practices from our panel of experts who will provide a high-level overview of the steps small/medium-size businesses and community and cultural institutions can take now to both prepare and respond to an active shooter/assailant incident. Insights will cover the importance of a crisis management plan and how best to utilize free resources available through local law enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.

Paul Timm, PSP
VP, Facility Engineering Associates​
Author, School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School S​afety Program

Paula Ratliff
Author, Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship

Michael Dailey
Chief, Outreach Programs Branch, DHS IP Region VI

Sheriff Lupe Valdez
Dallas County Sheriff's Department

Kevin Doss, CPP, PSP
President, Level 4 Security
Author, Active Shooter: Preparing for and Responding ​to a Global Threat

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Preventing Violence: Developing and Testing Your Readiness Plans
With acts of violence on the rise, it is critical to have effective prevention and emergency response plans in place. Learn what plan components are essential for success, and collaborate with peers in an immersive, simulated scenario focused on testing protocols to surface vulnerabilities. This session transcends the classroom and places attendees in a real-life scenario—providing an ideal forum for evaluating response and the ability to leverage technical assets, systems, and tools.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch in the ASIS 2017 Exhibits Hall
After the morning sessions you you will have time to purchase lunch and join session leaders and colleagues in the ASIS 2017 Exhibit Hall where you can continue the conversation by sharing lessons learned with session leaders and peers. Plus, join guided show floor tours immediately following to see applications in action that could benefit your organization.

1:00 p.m.

Guided ASIS 2017 Show Floor Tours
Join session leaders for a guided tour of the ASIS 2017 show floor to learn more about the types of products and services available to best suit your security needs—across all budget and capability ranges. Plus, meet and build connections with ASIS Council leaders who provide year-round expertise in all areas of security.

Fireside Chats at the ASIS Hub
3:00 p.m.
Continue the Conversation: Conducting a Safe Employee Termination
A conversation with Jeffrey Sweetin, CPP.
3:30 p.m.
Continue the Conversation: A Practical Threat Assessment Method
A conversation with Michael Rozin and Peter Schrankel.
4:00 p.m.
Get to know the Security Management Editors


8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

ASIS 2017 Keynote Presentation - Lessons in Leadership
In this inspirational keynote, author, speaker, and aviator Carey Lohrenz will share the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2 and can help your team win in business. An industry pioneer and team performance accelerant, Carey is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of leadership, teamwork, winning under pressure, reducing errors, and overcoming obstacles.​ Join us for FREE access to this closing keynote.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Don’t Be a Victim! Fundamentals of Cybersecurity for SMBs
Did you know 60% of small companies that suffer a cyberattack are out of business within six months? High profile incidents like the Sony hack and Target’s data breach show that no organization is immune to today’s cyber risks. Learn best practices and guidelines from leading IT security experts on basic steps you can implement now to secure your organization’s assets.

  • Session leader from ASIS IT Security Council to be announced soon

Mail Security Best Practices
Have "hoax" threats increased against your company? Do your employees know what to do if a suspicious package is delivered to your door? Adopting prevention strategies—not just detection—is critical for keeping your staff and organization safe and secure. Learn safe mail handling practices and how your organization can use the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Mail Center Security Guide to your advantage. 

  • Speaker: Amanda McMurrey, U.S. Postal Inspector

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall
Continue the conversation with hands-on learning as you explore the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's Dangerous Mail Investigations (DMI) Response Vehicle, which is equipped with tools used by DMI specialists to resolve suspicious mail incidents, including portable x-ray, radiation detection, air monitoring, and personal protective equipment. Close out the event by visiting with other exhibitors to review their product and service solutions for addressing information technology threats and securing your digital assets. And don't forget to stop by the ASIS Hub (booth 1613) to learn about year-round learning opportunities and connect with ASIS Council leaders who provide expertise in all areas of security. 


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