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Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

650 South Griffin Street

Dallas, TX 75202

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Security Cares is an ASIS International community safety and security initiative designed to educate managers of small/medium-size businesses and cultural/community institutions—places that traditionally have not considered themselves targets—about the fundamentals of security prevention and preparedness.

This free program is designed for those with a role in the safety and security of small-to-medium-sized businesses and community and cultural institutions, including houses of worship, hospitals, nonprofits, schools, retailers and restaurants, as well as law enforcement and first responders.

Security Cares is held in conjunction with ASIS 2017.

Please note: All programming takes place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. It will not be recorded or livestreamed.


Wed, Sept. 27

8:30-10:15 AM - Active Shooter/Assailant: Understanding the Current Threat Landscape facing Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
In today’s risk environment, no business is immune to violence. Learn best practices from our expert panel who will provide a high-level overview of steps small/medium-size businesses and community and cultural institutions can take to both prepare and respond to an active shooter/assailant incident. Insights will cover identifying previolence indicators, the importance of a crisis management plan and how to access free resources available through local law enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.


  • Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez

  • Michael Dailey, Chief, Outreach Programs Branch, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Infrastructure Protection, Region VI

  • Paula Ratliff, author Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship

  • Paul Timm, PSP, author School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program and VP, ​Facility Engineering Associates​

Moderatator: Kevin Doss, CPP, PSP, author Active Shooter: Preparing for and Responding to a Global Threat

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM -- 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.

12:30-1:30 PM -- Lunch on your own/One-on-one with Session Leaders in the Exhibit 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. Then, join guided show floor tours to learn more about security products and services that could benefit your organization.

1:30-3:00 PM -- Security Technology Insights: Guided Exhibit 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.

Impact Learning Session

2:40pm-3:05 pm Protecting Facilities and Campuses from Active Shooter Threats

Nice, Ohio State University, and Berlin all experienced active shooter incidents that caused mass casualties and chaos for civilians and law enforcement. Faced with these complex scenarios, security organizations must update their protection programs, emergency plans, and training to mitigate catastrophic events. Consider the DHS Active Threat Program, which includes strategic priorities and guidance such as training for civilians and law enforcement officers to enhance the awareness, preparedness, and resilience of an individual should an active threat incident occur.

Fireside Chats at the ASIS Hub

3:00 p.m. Conducting a Safe Employee Termination
A conversation with Jeffrey Sweetin, CPP

3:30 p.m. A Practical Threat Assessment Method
A conversation with Michael Rozin and Peter Schrankel

4:30 p.m. Writing Security Policies and Procedures

Thurs, Sept. 28

8:30 ASIS 2017 Keynote - Carey Lohrenz, Fearless Leadership: High Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck
As an aviation pioneer, Lohrenz knows what it takes to succeed in some of the most demanding and extreme environments imaginable, including the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. In these environments, her teams had to perform at their peak or lives were on the line. Through this experience in a male-dominated profession, Lohrenz learned valuable leadership lessons that would follow her into the corporate worl​d. Join us for FREE access to this inspiring keynote.

10:15 -11:30 AM - 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.

10:15-11:30 AM -- 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 free tools and resources to your advantage.

11:45 AM-12:30 PM - Security Technology Insights- Guided Exhibit Hall Tour
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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