SEMINAR ARTICLE

CSO Offers Distinguished Speakers Series

By Joseph Straw
Wednesday, October 13 - 6:51pm

A track of specialized sessions developed by the ASIS International CSO Roundtable, catering to the needs of top security officials and their deputies, continues Thursday and Friday in room. All CSO Roundtable sessions take place in Room A310 on the Mezzanine Level of the Dallas Convention Center.

In the final installment of the of the CSO Roundtable’s Distinguished Speaker series, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, who led the country from 2001 to 2008 and served as a key player in the international war on terror, will meet exclusively with Roundtable members today at 10:15 a.m.

The following two sessions are open to CSO Roundtable members and those eligible to apply to it.

“Nobody Expected a Volcano: Protecting the Supply Chain No Matter What Happens,” will take place today from 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This session will provide insights on how risk factors affect the movement of goods and services and how to respond in times of chaos, such as this year’s eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.

The session “Conducting International Due Diligence,” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., will address how companies should vet potential partners, locate new employees overseas, and ascertain the legal restrictions and cultural sensitivities before expanding in foreign lands.

The track’s final session is open to all paid seminar attendees. “Get Off of my Cloud: Opportunities, Dangers, and Realities of Cloud Computing,” Friday from 8:00 to 9:20 a.m. in Convention Center Ballroom A is cosponsored by the CSO Roundtable, the Information Security Management Advisory Commission, and the Cloud Security Alliance.

Moderator and ASIS President-elect Raymond T. O’Hara, CPP, executive vice president for consulting and investigations at Andrews International, will guide the discussion on cloud computing featuring panelists David Cullinane, chief information security officer (CISO) of eBay; David Tyson, CPP, CISO of PG&E, and a member of the ASIS Board of Directors; and ASIS Past President Timothy L. Williams, CPP, director of global security for Caterpillar.

Earlier this week, on Wednesday morning, the CSO Roundtable members and other senior security professionals shared an exclusive audience with Chesley B. Sullenberger III, famous for his successfully landing his crippled commercial airliner into the Hudson River and saving the lives of all passengers and crew.

The Tuesday session “Career Guidance for Security Executives” focused on how CSOs can put together a resume package that will impress major corporations looking to upgrade their security team. Another session titled “The Maritime Link in the Security Chain” provided an update on risks such as piracy, existing security measures, and proposed new countermeasures.

Another Tuesday session featured a panel including CSO Roundtable members and was open to all paid seminar attendees. At “Great Risks, Great Deeds: An Update on ESRM” audience members learned about the findings of a CSO Roundtable benchmarking study to assess the implementation of enterprise security risk management principles, by which an organization considers risks of all sorts, and their interdependencies holistically.


♦ Photo of CSO Roundtable session by ASIS International/Flickr

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