CSO Roundtable Summit

The CSO Roundtable-a members-only forum of senior security executives from the world's largest organizations-will hold its regional summit at the ASIS Middle East Security Conference and Exhibition on 16-17 February 2015.

The CSO Roundtable Summit is held in parallel with the main educational sessions and will cover a range of business and risk topics tailored to top security executives.

The summit is open only to paid CSO Roundtable members and those who are eligible to join the CSO Roundtable. Eligibility criteria are outlined at the CSO Roundtable website.

If you are interested in attending these sessions, please RSVP to Michela Robinson, Strategic Operations Assistant at ASIS: michela.robinson@asisonline.org (with copy to middleeast@asisonline.org)

CSO Roundtable Discussion: Risk Management across the Enterprise

Senior security executives increasingly require skills and understanding of a wide range of risk-management issues, from security to compliance to brand and reputation management. These CSO debates will consider the strategic security risk-management function and identify gaps and challenges. Panelists are there to lead the discussion, but attendees are encouraged to take an active part in these discussions, so be prepared to bring your ideas and experience.

Monday, 16 February


Information as an Asset

Proposition: That many of a company’s most critical assets are digital, requiring CSOs to have an understanding of and some responsibility for mitigating risks to these assets.

Panelists: Dave Tyson, Senior Director, Information Security and CISO, SC Johnson; Pramod Bhatt


Cyber Security Breach: Live

The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a well-known attack from highly motivated, skilled, and organized groups with clearly defined objectives. Yet modern security programs are failing at protecting critical assets against this threat. This interactive 'Choose Your Own Adventure' session will guide the attendees through an APT attack and allow the group to make decisions on how best to proceed.

Session Leader: Ben Downton, Principal Security Consultant, MWR InfoSecurity

Tuesday, 17 February


Brand and Reputation

Proposition: That a security-related incident can damage the reputation of a company in ways that may be incalculable.

Panelists: Ben Murrell, CPP, Security Manager (Africa, ME, Mediterranean, Australasia), Transocean Drilling; John Seawright, Director of Safety and Security, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar


Global Compliance, Regulatory, and Legal Issues

Proposition: That security executives, increasingly taking responsibility for ensuring that their organizations remain compliant with a huge array of international regulations, must deepen their understanding of the compliance environment.

Panelist: Andy Davis, CPP, Managing Director, Trident Manor Ltd.