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Seminar attendees ready to "Meet the Challenge" were in their element at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS 1. ASIS - Application Software Installation Server.
2. (language) ASIS - Ada Semantic Interface Specification.
) 42nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Atlanta. With nearly 16,000 people in attendance, this ever-expanding annual event was buzzing with new ideas "New Ideas" is the debut single by Scottish New Wave/Indie Rock act The Dykeenies. It was first released as a Double A-side with "Will It Happen Tonight?" on July 17, 2006. The band also recorded a video for the track.  and renewed friendships. It featured a complete menu of educational sessions, a banquet-size exhibit hall, and a smorgasbord of distinguished keynote speakers - in all, ample fare to satisfy any security professional's hunger for knowledge.

For some first-time attendees, technological advances brought them to Atlanta. Mark Raybold, national manager of safety and security for a property management company in Chicago and an ASIS member for five years, came to "keep up to date on what's going on What's Going On is a record by American soul singer Marvin Gaye. Released on May 21, 1971 (see 1971 in music), What's Going On reflected the beginning of a new trend in soul music. ," especially in access control and CCTV CCTV
abbr.
closed-circuit television


CCTV closed-circuit television
.

Others cited the rich educational program as their reason for coming this year. Gary Pearce, Jr., corporate director of loss control, life safety, and risk management for Central Florida
For the college, see University of Central Florida.


Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast.
 Investments in Orlando, was drawn by sessions on fire and life safety. He also noted that his company is getting more involved with the Internet, and he planned to attend sessions on that topic.

The following retrospective of seminar and exhibit highlights will bring back sweet memories for those who attended, offer those who missed Atlanta some food for thought, and whet everyone's appetite for next year's 43rd annual gala in St. Louis.

Bright beginnings. ASIS President Regis W. Becker, CPP cpp - C preprocessor. , officially welcomed attendees to the ASIS 42nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits early Monday morning, calling it "the largest network of security professionals ever gathered under one roof."

A prestigious group of dynamic speakers brought political insights and visions of the future to each day's opening session. On Tuesday, Robert M. Gates, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) serves as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, which is part of the United States Intelligence Community. He reports to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).  (CIA CIA: see Central Intelligence Agency.


(1) (Confidentiality Integrity Authentication) The three important concerns with regards to information security. Encryption is used to provide confidentiality (privacy, secrecy).
), delivered a power-packed speech before an appreciative audience.

Gates told seminar attendees that while the collapse of the Soviet Union may have diminished the threat of nuclear war, many other nations still threaten world peace. "After the Cold War, the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  slashed the federal budget and decreased the strength of its military, intelligence, and diplomacy operations," Gates said. "We acted on our faith and hope,... but that anticipated peace has given way to discord and conflict."

The career government official was adamant about the need for increased vigilance in intelligence gathering efforts from government, business, and industry, saying, "It is imperative for the American government to know about the military and human intelligence of threatening targets." Gates added that new targets would require a different kind of intelligence officer - one with more imagination and boldness in conducting clandestine activities.

The challenge for security professionals, the speaker said, is finding ways to increase legitimate information gathering on competitors. He encouraged the group to take seriously the threat of competing governments and companies as well as the physical security of employees abroad.

Gates also suggested that ASIS play an active role in changing the government's attitude about sharing intelligence information with private industry. "What intelligence gathers with 21st century techniques is still delivered [to executives] with 18th century technology, as if the electronic age never existed," he observed. By the same token, Gates said, "American business executives have much to learn about the loss of proprietary information.

On Wednesday, former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger added his perspective on international issues. Eagleburger analyzed the post-Cold War world, which he viewed as far less predictable than the days of the U.S.U.S.S.R. rivalry.

One of the most serious issues of the next century is the spread of nuclear weapons, said Eagleburger. While the United States and the former Soviet Union aimed thousands of nuclear warheads at each other for almost fifty years, both countries understood the consequences of launching those weapons, which may not be the case with "rogue nations" that are acquiring such capabilities today.

Eagleburger also urged America to remain engaged with China, saying that such involvement has helped China slowly change over the past thirty years.

"The way we've improved human rights in China, as bad as it is, is through contact," Eagleburger said. "I believe that with economic liberalization Economic liberalization is a broad term that usually refers to less government regulations and restrictions in the economy in exchange for greater participation of private entities; the doctrine is associated with neoliberalism. , over time, will come political liberalization lib·er·al·ize  
v. lib·er·al·ized, lib·er·al·iz·ing, lib·er·al·iz·es

v.tr.
To make liberal or more liberal: "Our standards of private conduct have been greatly liberalized . . .
. You don't accomplish change by isolating your enemy."

Eagleburger defended the United Nations, saying that while the UN is not perfect, it provides a structure for the world's nations to solve problems. "If there were no UN, we'd have to invent one," Eagleburger said.

Eagleburger sprinkled his speech with both humor and a serious analysis of foreign affairs foreign affairs
pl.n.
Affairs concerning international relations and national interests in foreign countries.
. For example, when one member of the audience asked Eagleburger to comment on two issues - the morality of the Clinton administration Noun 1. Clinton administration - the executive under President Clinton
executive - persons who administer the law
 and the effects of terrorism on American freedoms - Eagleburger opted to answer the second question first. He started by saying that Americans are far less free today because of increased government regulations, adding that big government must understand the ramifications ramifications nplAuswirkungen pl  of new laws and regulations before rushing to pass them. "In regards to your first question," Eagleburger said, "it's been very nice talking to you, and thank you very much."
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Title Annotation:Seminar Report; American Society for Industrial Security, 42nd Annual Seminar and Exhibit, Atlanta, GA
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Date:Dec 1, 1996
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