ASIS International Announces ISSA Event Partnership

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)


A certified protection professional, Emblez Longoria brings over two decades of experience to his role as Verizon Communications senior security consultant. Additionally, Emblez Longoria has served on ASIS International’s professional certification board.

In February 2017, ASIS International announced that it would host a joint event with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), which provides resources to information security professionals.

Held September 25-28 in Dallas, Texas, ASIS International’s 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, also referred to as ASIS 2017, will be the first of the events to see full integration of ISSA facets incorporated.

ISSA has developed a pair of information security tracks to provide additional education, plus it will highlight a number of cyber-security solutions during the event. Furthermore, ISSA will play host to social and organizational meetings, providing information security professionals with the opportunity to network as they learn.

To find out more, including how to register for ASIS 2017, visit


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Emblez Longoria

A Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP), Emblez Longoria claims more than two decades of experience in the security field. In 1988, Mr. Longoria enlisted with the New Jersey State Police, working his way up to Senior Trooper before retiring in 2003. In this role, Mr. Longoria served as an advanced crash investigator, a crime- and loss-prevention officer, and undercover agent, in addition to handling complex cases. He also was named a Squad Leader, supervising eight other officers. From 2002 to 2008, Emblez Longoria acted as a Certification Board Member, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Crime and Loss Prevention Council of ASIS International. While with the council, Mr. Longoria established a number of committees tasked with outlining security guidelines and best practices, among other contributions. In 2004, Mr. Longoria joined Verizon Communications Inc. as a Senior Security Consultant. He now assists with the protection of corporate assets and participates in a number of special security projects. Emblez Longoria graduated summa cum laude from Rosemont College with a Bachelor's degree in Management in 2003 and expects to receive his Master’s degree in Management in December 2011. An outdoorsman, Emblez Longoria enjoys backpacking, hiking, hunting, and fishing in his leisure time. He also frequently tests and reviews outdoor equipment. Mr. Longoria resides in Pennsylvania. Mr. Longoria has supported a number of nonprofit organizations, including The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries International, Inc., and The Hunger Project.

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