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Preseminar programs plentiful.

In addition to more than 155 sessions on security issues and trends, management strategies, and best practices, the ASIS International 53rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Las Vegas, Nevada, will offer a series of one- and two-day pre-seminar programs on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. The Seminar and Exhibits officially opens on September 24 and concludes September 27.

All preseminar programs will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton and include additional registration fees. Contact ASIS Member Services at 703/519-6200 for further information or to register. Details are also available on the Society's Web site,

Saturday. Three programs either take place or have their first day on Saturday. First up, the ASIS Council on Information Technology Security is sponsoring a "Security Manager's Introduction to Managing IT Security," from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Today's security managers require an understanding of IT security to successfully build enterprisewide security programs, and to respond to emergencies. This nontechnical seminar is designed to help security managers understand basic IT security concepts and terms so that they can communicate and work more effectively with IT security professionals. Attendees will also be briefed on current IT security threats and learn how to oversee computer forensic efforts.

The fee for ASIS members is $395; the nonmember fee is $495.

"Business Acumen for Security Managers," presented by ASIS and the Metrus Group, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 22 and 23.

Terrorism, product tampering, rapacious litigation, and threats to the brand and reputation of a company are among the advanced issues facing corporate security. Yet most security departments still fight for sufficient funding to accomplish their most basic missions. The key difference between departments that receive the resources, respect, and recognition and those who are left fighting to justify their existence is the presentation of a sound business case for security's contribution to the business's bottom line.

The two-day program will teach security managers to develop the financial, strategic, and leadership acumen needed to make such a case, as well as set strategic priorities and position security initiatives among

the critical contributors to the corporate bottom line.

The fee for this program is $595 for ASIS members and $695 for nonmembers.

Those security professionals launching a new or jump-starting an existing consultancy should attend the two-day session, "Successful Security Consulting" on September 22-23. Presented by ASIS in partnership with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants, the program will teach attendees to avoid expensive mistakes that can sabotage success.

Attendees will be taught by seasoned professionals and will receive a workbook of sample proposals and reports that provide an advantage when competing for a security consulting assignment.

Fees for this program are $595 for ASIS members and $695 for nonmembers.

Sunday. First up on Sunday is "Cyber-Economic Fraud Investigations: The Next Level" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by ASIS Investigations Council and Economic Crime Council.


The face of fraud is changing at a blistering rate: The line between cyber- and economic-focused investigations has blurred and the perpetrators are capable of quick tactics changes and the ability to morph existing schemes into new ones. This informative and interactive one-day seminar will bring together experts from the National Cyber Security Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Fraud Resource Group, International Affairs Group of the U.S. Postal Inspection Unit and the Internal Revenue Service to explore the challenges inherent in conducting fraud investigations, implementing meaningful prevention measures, and reducing liability risks. This is a must attend for anyone charged with compliance, risk management, and investigations within their organization.

The fee for ASIS members is $395; nonmembers $495.

Also from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday is "Security Force Management: Taking It to a Higher Level," by ASIS in partnership with the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection.

Security officer training is nonexistent for some companies, and poor at best in others. This program demonstrates the best methods for achieving professional levels of officer and supervisor training. Led by professionals in security and public safety, individual sessions will address how to find and hire quality candidates, how to put together a professional training program, and how to maintain a proprietary contract guard force. Also covered will be security's role in guest relations, legal issues, use of force, and more.

To attend this program, ASIS members pay $395; nonmembers pay $495.

The ASIS Council on Banking and Financial Services will present "Corporate Security in Financial Institutions" on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The topics to be covered in this workshop include combating internal theft and fraud, law enforcement partnerships, case management processes, crisis management, and best practices in banking security. Additionally, preemployment screening for financial institutions will be addressed by members of the ASIS Council on Privacy and Personnel Information Management.

ASIS member fees for this workshop are $395 and nonmember fees are $495.

"Security Basics in Today's High Rise Market: A Tall Order" will be presented on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sponsored by the ASIS Council on Commercial Real Estate, the session will focus on the four main pillars for a successful commercial real estate security operation. Topics include physical security planning, responding to emergencies, security force management, and policies and procedures. The sessions will be taught by leaders in the industry and will provide not only basic core information, but also touch on advanced topics.

ASIS member fees are $295 and nonmember fees are $395.

A tour of the security program at the Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is being offered on Sunday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Attendees will learn firsthand how casino surveillance teams catch gaming cheats and advantage players. The tour is complimentary. No transportation will be provided, however, the Stratosphere is a short taxi ride from the convention center.

Finally, the ASIS Commission on Guidelines will present "International Security Standards: Help Steer the Course to Market Relevance" on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

International standards are a dynamic tool to help nations, communities, societies, organizations, and individuals improve face and survive both natural and man-made security threats. This program will explore current trends in international security standards and the organizations involved in their creation, as well as provide an overview of international standards addressing incident preparedness, security, and operation and business continuity management.

Attendees will learn how to evaluate security standards as market-driven, value-added tools to improve security and resilience. It will also include presentations by experts in the international security standards field, as well as roundtable discussions.

This is a free session for both members and nonmembers.
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