Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA | #GSX20

Game Changer Sessions

Red-hot Topics in the Security Profession

New this year, GSX Game Changer education sessions provide multiple perspectives from thought leaders on the latest security topics and the changing security landscape.

The Ever-Changing Drone Landscape: What You Need to Know
Monday, 9 September | 10:30 – 11:45 am

Whether decisions about the use of drones involve perimeter security, global threats, or accessibility—every security professional has a stake in the outcome. Join a state-of-the-industry update on how the use of drones is expanding and changing. What regulatory tensions and decisions are on the horizon? What key issues come into play regardless of security’s role in the enterprise? Take a close look at the predictions that will shape the future of drones, and prepare for what’s ahead.

Accelerating Digital Transformation: Insights and Applications
Monday, 9 September | 1:15 – 2:30 pm

Successful organizations are continually looking at ways to transform the fundamentals of business and stay competitive in a digital economy. Knowing where a company’s security programs fall on this dynamic continuum of change and disruption is crucial. Discuss the current landscape and explore examples from a variety of sectors on how digital transformation is driving new growth through people, culture, and technology.

The Current and Changing Cannabis Landscape: An Industry Overview
Tuesday, 10 September | 2:00 – 3:00 pm

From legalization reform to licensing to research and regulations, there are few more dynamic industries than the ever evolving cannabis industry. From her unique perch atop The Marijuana Business Daily and its related communication channels, Cassandra Farrington will share current trends, policy developments and changes in the U.S. and international marketplace. The fact that security regulations vary state-by-state makes this topic even more of a moving target for regulators, policy makers and growers. Come away with an objective understanding of the industry as it stands today, delivered through an economic and policy lens, not a political one. You’ll be informed about current challenges and what’s ahead for an evolving industry that changes every day!

Using High Beam Leadership to Navigate Disruption and Change
Wednesday, 11 September | 3:45 – 4:45 pm

In times of disruption, strong leadership is critical for every security professional. Using the forces of change in technology as a backdrop—whether that’s machine learning, big data, digital transformation, or innovation—navigating disruption as a strong leader still applies. Attend this session to hear specifically what skills you need to grow in times of change, and how to apply them successfully to your work in order to emerge stronger and more resilient.

Finding Chinks in the Armor: Getting More Value from Your Penetration Testing
Thursday, 12 September | 10:30 – 11:15 am

Hear from the expert who “wrote the book” (literally) on practical lock picking. Deviant Ollam, a physical penetration specialist and lead instructor with Red Team Alliance, will provide practical guidance for security practitioners concerned with all aspects of penetration testing. In a lively and informative session, hear real-world examples of the kinds of vulnerabilities that are ever-present in the world around us. You’ll leave a more savvy, better-informed security professional armed with key questions to bring to any penetration testing conversation.

While paying the bills as a physical penetration specialist with The CORE Group, Deviant Ollam is also a founding partner and lead instructor with Red Team Alliance as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the US division of TOOOL, The Open Organization Of Lockpickers. His books Practical Lock Picking and Keys to the Kingdom are among Syngress Publishing’s best-selling pen testing titles. In addition to being a lock picker, Deviant is also a SAVTA certified safe technician and GSA certified safe and vault inspector. At multiple annual security conferences, Deviant started Lockpick Village workshop areas, and has conducted physical security training sessions for multiple organizations including Black Hat, the FBI, the NSA, DARPA, the National Defense University, the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

This session is located on the X Stage in the exhibit hall and is open to all GSX attendees.

GSX was amazing! I got my money’s worth and more with the education sessions and networking opportunities.
Matthew Porcelli, CPP | Security Manager, Harvard Protection Services
From the breakout training sessions to the evening social events, the overall experience was amazing. If this was a representation of this event, I will be an attendee for life.
Chris Kopp | Sergeant, Lockdown International, LLC
GSX proved to be an informative and refreshing change to the traditional security show formats.
Kevin Brooks | General Manager, BMK Consulting
GSX was a great experience for me. I was able to meet with CEO’s, Directors of Sales, and Sales Reps. on security products that my company sells, services, and installs. Thank you GSX!
Robert Martinez | President / CEO, RJR Communications Technologies
Great overall show experience, the recent changes have definitely added value! If you haven’t attended in past two years you have not experienced GSX. I am looking forward to the ongoing changes and improvements, which are definitely making GSX the go to event.
David Jarrett | Senior Physical Security Adviser, Southern California Edison
GSX was an invaluable experience. I am transitioning from Law Enforcement over to private sector security management.  The education and networking opportunities here are a tremendous advantage. It’s helping me jump start my next career!
Scott Gwinn | Asst. Manager of Security Operations, Allied Universal
GSX has something for everyone. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, you will always find something new and exciting at GSX.
Anthony Haney, CPP | General Manager, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
GSX is absolutely vital to building and maintaining relationships with vendors, technology experts, and other security professionals. These relationships, along with the technical information gained at the events, persist through the years and enable our business. I can’t afford to miss the event – it always pays for itself many times over.
Michael Dye | Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
GSX provides a one-stop-shop to make a year’s worth of industry exchange and business relationships. It is simply the best use of any security professionals’s time to get a complete overview of the state of the industry.
Guillaume Banville | Cluster Security Manager, AWS
I have attended for 25 years and find the changes to be refreshing. I especially like the opportunity to experience technology first-hand and meet with people I would not otherwise get to talk with.
Teresa Stanford | VP, Account Management, Security Engineers
My experience at GSX was an excellent one. If there’s only one event I can attend the entire year, it would be GSX. From innovative products and solutions, to expert advice, career opportunities, honorable guest speakers, education, training, and networking; where else can you find this?
James Harrell III | Assistant Vice President, City National Bank
GSX is an amazingly beneficial investment for myself and my company. The opportunity for learning, presenting, and networking is unparalleled in the industry. GSX has something for everyone. I am looking forward to GSX 2019 in Chicago!
Jeffrey Slotnick | President, Setracon Inc.