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Dave N. Tyson, CPP, Assumes Presidency of ASIS International

Convergence thought-leader aims to expand outreach to information security stakeholders

Alexandria, Va. 2015-01-19

​Dave N. Tyson, CPP, has advanced to the presidency of ASIS International (ASIS), the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide. He is the 60th president of ASIS. Mr. Tyson, who currently serves as senior director, Information Security and CISO for SC Johnson & Son, Inc., joined ASIS in 1997 and became a member of the CSO Roundtable in 2009.

“The greatest challenge facing security management professionals is the velocity of data and technology,” stated Mr. Tyson. “Our mission today, as it has been for 60 years, is to deliver the information and education required for security professionals to meet such challenges and perform with a high degree of efficiency and effectiveness. Security practitioners need to be prepared to take a leadership role in protecting what matters most to their organizations. With 38,000+ members globally, we have a distinct advantage to offer our members.”     

Prior to joining SC Johnson & Sons, Inc., Mr. Tyson led security programs for PG&E, one of the largest power utilities in the USA. Mr. Tyson previously led global security operations for E-bay and served as the chief security officer for the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

A frequent speaker at conferences and education events around the globe, Mr. Tyson authored “Security Convergence: Managing Enterprise Security Risk”, the first book on security convergence, and has published dozens of articles in security industry magazines.

Mr. Tyson holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) specializing in digital technology management. He is dual-certified in operational and cyber security, having earned his Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification from ASIS in 1996 and his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential from (ISC)2.

A dedicated and longtime ASIS volunteer leader, Mr. Tyson’s service began in his local chapter in the late 1990’s. After fulfilling many roles in the Vancouver chapter, he went on to serve as Assistant Regional Vice President (ARVP) in Western Canada and later assumed leadership roles on the Professional Certification Board (PCB), the IT Security Council, and the Awards Council before his election to the ASIS Board of Directors in 2008. He has served successively as director, secretary, treasurer, and in 2014, president-elect. He will serve a one year term as president.

Mr. Tyson resides in Racine, WI, U.S.A.

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ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.