Just a heads-up to anyone who might have been contacted by a company offering to sell ASIS databases, this is not endorsed by ASIS, and may not even contain relevant email addresses.
We asked the provider:
I wanted to confirm that this is the official ASIS list and that ASIS has provided permission for you to distribute to us. Is that correct?
Yes, absolutely. We work with many event organizers as an extended marketing team to support all the exhibitors and participants. As soon as we receive the registration on the portal, we collect the information on people who attend from each company and we add phone number & Email addresses.
The email list "seller" claimed to be offering the ASIS 2016 email database of ~17,000 contacts. This was brought to the attention of the ASIS organizers, who made it very clear they do not sell email lists of registrants/attendees through companies like this.
Selling email lists can be a profitable business, especially when the lists being sold are not what they are represented to be.