ISC West: Networking, education, professional development

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International Security Journal previews some of the key events taking place at ISC West 2024, which returns to Las Vegas this month.

ISC West, in collaboration with Premier Sponsor, the Security Industry Association (SIA), will be hosting its ISC West 2024 special events lineup in Las Vegas.

With returning fan favourites and brand new events, attendees will have the opportunity to make professional connections, learn from industry experts and enjoy their experience on the show floor and beyond.

“ISC West strives to bring industry professionals an experience like no other, and that’s why we go above and beyond to provide programming that keeps attendees coming back year after year,” said Mary Beth Shaughnessy, Vice President, ISC Events.


“This lineup includes our slate of special events that build on our Keynote Series, education sessions and professional development opportunities to create a more comprehensive and engaging ISC West experience.

“This year, professionals will have the chance to attend social events, listen to renowned speakers, take part in innovative networking and celebrate advancements at industry awards ceremonies.

The ISC West experience will extend far past the exhibit hall and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to another successful show!”

The first ever ISC West concert

ISC West is thrilled to host the Grammy-winning rock band, The Wallflowers, as the headliner for the first ISC West Concert, presented by Headline Sponsor, Wavelynx.

This after-hours concert experience will take place on 10 April from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Main Stage, located in the Venetian Ballrooms, just off the show floor.

DJ Spencer Ludwig will kick off the ISC West Concert followed by The Wallflowers. To wrap up the evening, DJ Spencer Ludwig will return to the stage with an unforgettable finale.

The ISC West Concert is complimentary and open to all badge types; however, limited tickets are available and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis (one ticket per individual – an ISC West badge and ticket are required for entry).

Theresa Payton returns to ISC West

Theresa Payton, the First Female White House Chief Information Officer, makes her highly anticipated return to ISC West 2024 to share her experience as a veteran cyber-crime fighter, entrepreneur and industry thought leader.

How AI, Deepfakes, Voice Cloning and ChatGPT Are Transforming Cybercrime—And How to Future-Proof Yourself and Your Business Now – 11 April – The Bridge – Booth #25059 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM

With the ability to access potent AI algorithms, voice-cloning and other deepfake capabilities, and the widespread availability of ChatGPT, cyber-criminals now possess formidable tools at their disposal.

These AI advancements have fundamentally reshaped the landscape of criminal operations, offering novel challenges and prospects for the cybersecurity realm.


But Theresa Payton shows that it’s possible to turn the tables on cyber-criminals.

In this presentation, she takes a deep dive into real world cases along with live AI demonstrations that show how criminals attack you but more importantly, how to futureproof yourself and your company from their attacks.

Attendees walk away empowered by clear strategies to futureproof their businesses and thrive in today’s digital landscape.

SIA Events at ISC West

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is set to host a number of special events this year where attendees can stay up to date on industry trends and make professional connections with peers across the safety and security field.

“In addition to the top quality SIA Education@ISC conference program, SIA is proud to present a robust lineup of signature events during which attendees can exchange market intelligence, learn from industry luminaries, enjoy lively networking, celebrate industry leaders and discover innovative security products and solutions,” said Don Erickson, CEO, SIA.

“We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to make the most of your ISC West experience.” A sample of SIA’s 2024 special events include:

SIA New Products + Solutions Awards Ceremony – 10 April – The Bridge – Booth #25059 – 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Established in 1979, the SIA New Products and Solutions (NPS) Awards recognise innovative physical security products, services and solutions.

Attend the SIA NPS Awards Ceremony to recognise winners and discover some of the most innovative technologies being introduced to the security industry.


Entries are closely reviewed by over 30 independent judges, making SIA NPS Awards the most trusted and prized technology and services awards in the industry.

Adjacent to the awards ceremony at The Bridge stage, you’ll find a showcase area where you can experience all the products entered into this judged awards program.

SIA Return On Security Breakfast – 11 April – Sands 401-402 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

SIA’s Return on Security breakfast at ISC West 2024 brings together thought leaders and experts for an event and open discussion that looks into how security solutions can provide value to the entire enterprise and in turn help security practitioners attain budget buy-in from nontraditional business units.

The Interface: A Tech-Forward Social Event – 11 April – Sands 401-402 – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join SIA after hours at ISC West for The Interface – featuring “face off” boxing ring-style tech debates, great food, cold drinks, games and lively networking! Use these two hours to “hack your network” and make some new connections with the brightest tech stars. This won’t be your standard networking event!

Make a difference while you’re at ISC West

Mission 500 Security 5K Run/2K Walk – 11 April – Sunset Park (East Entrance) – 2601 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV – 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Register to run or walk for a child in need and start fundraising today to make a difference while you’re at ISC West. You’ll have the opportunity to create your personal fundraising page when you register.


Funds raised will be used to benefit children in need across the country. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided to and from the Venetian Expo Taxi Ramp off the Level 1 Lower Lobby.

The first shuttle bus will depart at 6:15 AM and the last one will depart at 7:00 AM. The shuttle buses departing back to the Venetian Expo will leave as they fill up from the race.

Mission 500 Security 5K Run/2K Walk Awards Ceremony – April 11 – The Bridge – Booth #25059 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Celebrate the success of your industry colleagues as they are honoured for their corporate social responsibility, fundraising efforts and ranking in each category at the Security 5K/2K.

ISC West returns to Las Vegas this year at the Venetian Expo, 9-12 April (SIA Education@ISC: 9-11 April | Exhibit Hall: 10-12 April). To find out more information, visit:

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