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August 2024 Back to Top

Midwest Security and Police Conference/EXPO  
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - Friday, August 23, 2024 - All Day
Tinley Park Convention Center

Midwest Security & Police Conference

When attending the conference, please stop and visit with
the Illinois Security Professionals Association (ISPA) in
booth 209.

Looking to join ISPA, please direct all membership questions
to or via phone: 224-333-1622.

September 2024 Back to Top

Educational Forum Series  
Thursday, September 12, 2024 10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy | 240 Oak Brook Center | Oak Brook, IL


Patrick Walsh

Brad Kessler
18th District Chicago Police Department
Council Member

Leo SchmitzLeo Schmitz
Chief Public Safety
Cook County Sheriff's Department

Title: Organized Retail Theft Rings Appearing More Aggressive


Chief Mitchell DavisChief Mitchell Davis
Hazel Crest Police Department
Past President Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

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October 2024 Back to Top

2024 Annual Meeting  
Thursday, October 10, 2024 10:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Maggiano's | 240 Oak Brook Center | Oak Brook, IL


Sean Ahrens
Sean Ahrens, M.A., CPP, FSyl, CSC, BSCP


  • Registration/Networking: 10:15 am
  • 10:45 am - Call meeting to order
  • 11:00 am - Chairman's Remarks - Lawrence A. Doria
  • 11:05 am - Outgoing President's Remarks - Elena Mostovoy
  • 11:10am - Installation of 2024 - 2025 Officers and Directors

    • Michael Potter - President
      Apex3 Systems
    • Steven Vitale - President- Elect
      P4 Companies
    • Suzanne Monreal CPP
      1st Vice-President
      Titan Security
    • G. Michael Verden
      2nd Vice-President
      Lake Forest Group
    • Elena Mostovoy - Immediate Past President
      Allied Universal
    • Craig Cudzilo - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    • Luke Hutsell - Garda World
    • Sean Keating - Securitas
    • Ernie Kuhnke CIPM
      Cox Enterprises
    • Marc Maton - Chief Lemont Police Department
    • Dan McDevitt - P4 Companies
    • John O'Malley - William Blair
    • David E. Pack - Titan Security
    • Dinelia Smiles
      Palmer House Hilton
    • James Taff CPP
      Apex3 Systems
    • Vladimir Talley
      Decatur Public School District 61
    • Anthony Varchetto
      Blue Star Security
    • Ronald T. Vasser
      Vanguard Security
    • Lucio Ventura
      Art Institute of Chicago
    • Brian Webber
      Allied Universal
  • 11:20 am
    • 2024/2025 President Remarks - Michael Potter CPP
  • 11:25 am - Lunch served
  • 12:00 pm - Presentation 

Title: Social Engineering - Hacking the Human

Description: Social engineering, the art of building rapport for gaining access to a property or asset and  is a significant threat to physical security. This presentation delves into the psychology behind social engineering attacks, examining the tactics used by malicious actors to exploit human vulnerabilities. Participants will gain insights into the various forms of social engineering and how to prevent or track these attacks. Through real-world examples and case studies, attendees will develop a deeper understanding of human behavior in the context of security, empowering them to better protect themselves and their organizations against social engineering attacks to their premise.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding Psychological Principles: Participants will grasp fundamental psychological principles underpinning social engineering tactics, such as authority, reciprocity, and social proof, enabling them to recognize and counter manipulation attempts effectively.

  • Recognizing Social Engineering Techniques: Attendees will learn to identify common social engineering techniques enhancing their ability to discern malicious intent in various scenarios.

  • Building Resilience to Social Engineering Attacks: By exploring real-world case studies and practical strategies, participants will acquire essential skills to bolster their resilience against social engineering attacks, including challenging techniques, fostering a culture of security awareness, and establishing effective incident response procedures.

  • Enhancing Communication and Awareness

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December 2024 Back to Top

63rd Annual Awards/Honors Gala  
Tuesday, December 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:15 PM

Illinois Security Professionals Association

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel
Regency Ballroom 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL

Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Submit nomination for consideration

April 2025 Back to Top

ISC West 2025  
Tuesday, April 1, 2025 - Friday, April 4, 2025 - All Day
Venetian Expo / Las Vegas

ISC West

June 2025 Back to Top

2025 ISPA Golf Classic - Plan Now!  
Tuesday, June 3, 2025 - All Day
Silver Lake Country Club - 14700 S. 82nd Avenue, Orland Park, IL

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