ISC Security Events Announces Two Keynote Speakers for ISC East Keynote Series

ISC East 2018 keynote speakers

Philip Halpin, Senior Vice President & Head of Global Security for Brown Brothers Harriman, and James A. Gagliano, Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent, CNN Law Enforcement Analyst and Adjunct Assistant Professor, headline ISC East’s Keynote Series this upcoming Nov.14-15 in New York City

NEW YORK, N.Y. – ISC East is proud to announce not one, but two new keynote speakers for this year’s inaugural Keynote Series. ISC East is supported by premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA). The ISC East Keynote Series features leading members of the security industry who are well known for their widely respected accomplishments and who are prepared to help security and public safety professionals gain new perspectives in order to arm them with the information they need to lead the security industry into the future.

Featured in the Day 1 keynote on Nov. 14 titled “Friend or Foe? Technology Disruption and the Physical Security Industry,” Philip Halpin, senior vice president and head of global security for one of the country’s oldest and largest privately held financial firms, Brown Brothers Harriman, will speak on how he deals with the demands on security and people management while riding the wave of technology disruption. Halpin also plans to discuss how technology has changed how we work and live and how it’s clearly poised to disrupt the physical security industry.

Day 2’s Keynote Series session on Nov. 15 will highlight James A. Gagliano, a retired FBI supervisory special agent, CNN law enforcement analyst and adjunct assistant professor at St. John’s University. Gagliano’s session, titled “Twenty-First Century Best Practices: Reporting From the Front Lines on How Law Enforcement and the Security Industry Are Confronting Emerging Threats,” will discuss some of the 21st-century changes in law enforcement and security postures and address recent responses to contemporary challenges, such as active shooters, bombings, VIP protection and drone applications, by identifying and breaking down an ever-evolving threat matrix.

“ISC East is honored to have Philip Halpin and James Gagliano as keynote speakers for our 2018 event. Their extensive experience managing real-world security and safety issues will be very valuable for our audience at the show. The ISC East Keynote Series spans from corporate and private sector security to law enforcement and public safety, reflecting essential content in line with our ISC Security Events theme of Comprehensive Security for a Safer, Connected World,” said Will Wise, group vice president, security portfolio at Reed Exhibitions.

In addition to the Keynote Series, ISC East features SIA Education@ISC, an inspiring free education program composed of over 25 sessions that provide critical information on the newest and most relevant technologies in the industry. Brought to you by SIA, the SIA Education@ISC East program delivers all-new content on the most current business trends, technologies and latest developments in order to help security professionals learn from experts, keep up to date and take their security to the next level.

“The security industry attends ISC East not only for the diversity of technology solutions on the show floor, but for the practical education and thought-provoking keynotes for which the event has become known,” said Don Erickson, CEO of SIA. “Keynote speakers like Philip Halpin and James Gagliano combined with more than two dozen compelling SIA Education@ISC sessions create an exceptional content program for ISC East 2018.”

Taking place Nov. 14-15, 2018, at the Javits Center, ISC East is the Northeast’s largest security trade show where over 7,000 security and public safety professionals convene in New York each year to meet experts from over 250 leading security brands through exhibits, education, networking events and more. New this year, ISC East will be co-located with Unmanned Security Expo and Infosecurity North America, creating a fully comprehensive event for the security industry in New York City.

For more information on the ISC East Keynote Series, keynote speakers and SIA Education@ISC or to register for this year’s event, visit

About ISC East

ISC East is the Northeast United States’ security industry’s premier convention for new products, solutions and technologies. Each year, ISC East hosts international and domestic security product manufacturer companies and security professionals at New York’s Javits Center. SIA is the premier sponsor of the ISC East event. The event is also proudly supported by the New York State Electronic Security Association, the New Jersey Electronic Security Association, the Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association and the Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association. The 2018 show will take place Nov. 14-15 at the Javits Center in New York. For more information or to register, visit

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over 7 million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions. For more information, visit

About SIA

SIA ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with nearly 900 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.