Steve Lasky is a 34-year veteran of the security publishing industry and multiple-award-winning journalist. He is currently the Editorial and Conference Director for the Endeavor Business Security Media Group, the world’s largest security media entity, serving more than 190,000 security professionals in print, interactive and events. It includes Security Technology Executive, Security Business and Locksmith Ledger International magazines, and SecurityInfoWatch.com, the most visited security web portal in the world (www.securityinfowatch.com). He has also served as Vice President of Publishing at LPC Publishing in Chicago, and as Publisher and Group Publisher at Cygnus Business Media.
Steve helped launch two of the premier end-user publications in the industry over the last three decades, with Access Control & Systems in 1986 (now defunct) and Security Technology Executive in 1992. His publications have been at the forefront of the enterprise risk management approach for strategic risk/security planning and implementation. Since early 2000 his editorial vision created the first serious buzz concerning the convergence of physical and logical security – not only from a technology standpoint but from an enterprise business management perspective. Dealing with real issues like compliance, metrics and business-drivers for security, STE magazine has become the top read for both the CSO and CISO communities.
Steve is a 26-year member of ASIS and was on the ASIS Physical Security standing committee for nine years. He has also been instrumental in several successful peer-to-peer events including Secured Cities, SecureWorld Expos and Global Security Operations 2010 (GSO 2010) conferences. In 2007, Steve was awarded the annual Charles A. Sennewald award for Distinguished Service to the security industry by the International Association of Professional Security Consultants. Steve is in demand as a moderator and speaker at security events around the country.
Steve is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa and did his post-graduate work at Nicholls State University.