Packed Schedule for CSOs

Monday, September 19 - 7:08am

A top-notch agenda of internationally renowned keynote speakers and scintillating sessions has been planned for members of the ASIS International CSO Roundtable. Rooms W414A and W414B on Level Four of the Orange County Convention Center have been set aside for formal and informal discussions among this high-powered group of chief security officers (CSOs).

Exclusive Access. Tuesday and Wednesday will begin with exclusive meetings with Jeb Bush and Vicente Fox, who will share their global insights at each morning’s General Session. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano will brief CSOs on Wednesday morning. The CSOs will have an opportunity for a Q&A with each speaker, exploring issues that affect security worldwide.

Monday evening’s President’s Reception will include a private lounge at Discovery Center Landing just for CSOs, as well as a chance to interact with members of the ASIS Young Professionals. The aim of this informal exchange is to help middle managers learn the path to becoming a CSO’s deputy or a CSO candidate.

Session Specifics. An array of topics to challenge the thinking of the most seasoned security professional is on the CSO Roundtable agenda. Following is a sampling of the disciplines to be covered at sessions for Roundtable members only.


1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Corporate Liability. Changes in the laws of many nations affect the way in which an enterprise and its executives can be held liable for the actions of employees and contractors. Assessing the risks and designing ways to transfer, mitigate, or assume that risk is often the role of the corporate CSO. Handling such issues requires a thorough understanding of the legal ramifications and operational hazards. Brian Reich, CPP, The Reich Group, will lead the discussion along with Roger Warwick, CPP, of Pyramid International, and Andrew Donofrio of the Reich Group.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Public/Private Collaboration. When a crisis occurs that involves corporate personnel or property, public agencies often become involved. Knowing how to collaborate in the exchange of resources takes a detailed understanding of jurisdictional parameters and command and control, particularly in an international arena. Lori Hennon-Bell and Michael DiDomizio of Prudential, Newark, New Jersey, will share their experiences.


1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Social Media. Understanding the risks and rewards of using various social media in the corporate setting takes an integral knowledge of the technologies, the audiences, and the platforms. Also, knowing how third parties store and secure passwords and personal data is a key part of knowing whether the risk is worth the reward. Leading CSOs through this intricate thicket will be Jeffrey Berkin, CACI International, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia; and David Melnick, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Los Angeles, California.


3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Middle East. Reacting appropriately to the rapid changes in Middle Eastern governments can upset the operational and cultural balances needed for multinational enterprises to stay productive. Predicting how the winds of change affect both short- and long-term plans takes close alliances with trusted government officials, as well as business partners and corporate neighbors in the region. Hugh McLeod of Stirling Assynt Europe, Ltd., London, United Kingdom, will lend his expertise to a frank discussion on what the future holds for companies with assets in the Middle East as well as those who rely on exports from the area.

Theses sessions are open only to paid members and to eligible nonmembers who have paid an additional fee. Visit for more information about membership eligibility.



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