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Senior Security Executives Convene to Examine the Alignment of Business and Security Strategies

CSO Roundtable to host 8th Annual CSO Roundtable Summit, May 18-19 in Miami, Florida, USA

Alexandria, Va. 2015-02-19

​Respected thought leaders from the security profession, business sector, and academia will discuss developing and implementing a comprehensive security strategy that aligns with business objectives at the 8th Annual CSO Roundtable Summit. The CSO Roundtable is a private membership group within ASIS International (ASIS) for senior security executives form the largest and most influential organizations in the world. 
“It is critical for senior security practitioners to possess a firm understanding of core business processes and principles to be successful today,” commented Mike Howard, President, CSO Roundtable Advisory Board. “The current social and business landscape calls for security to be represented in the C-suite. To be an effective and resourceful contributor at this level, security executives must be able to decisively demonstrate how security operations strategically support the advancement and achievement of business goals.”   

Educational sessions will be presented over the two-day conference─each inspiring and preparing senior security executives to identify, convey, and leverage strategy within their organizations. 

Sessions and speakers include:

  • Strategy in the World of the CSO
    Speakers: Ross Harrison, author of Strategic Thinking in 3D; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Thomaz Costa, Principal, HorizonPoints, LLC.
  • Strategy Amidst Chaos: Regional Perspectives
    Speakers: Louis Malin, Regional Security Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East Africa, Zurich Insurance Company; Adriano Guimarães, Latin-America Regional Director of Group Security, Zurich Insurance Company; and Axel Petri, Senior VP, Group Security Governance, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Building a Security Organization in a Start-up: Strategies and Rebranding
    Speakers: George McCloskey, CPP, Director of Trust and Safety, Square Inc.;Alan Borntrager, CPP, Head of Global Security and Safety, Red Hat; and Mike Ginty, CSO, AltSchool
  • Security Strategy: From Evolution to Revolution
    Speaker: Axel Petri, Senior VP, Group Security Governance, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Creating a Strategic Global Hiring Plan
    Speaker: Kathy Lavinder, Executive Director of Security and Investigative Placement Consultants, LLC

The Roundtable Summit sessions are open only to paid CSO Roundtable members and to those who are eligible to join. Eligibility criteria are outlined at the CSO Roundtable website; contact Manuela Costa, manager, Strategic Operations, if you have questions or would like more information about the Roundtable.

Online registration and housing reservations are now open. Special early-bird pricing registration is in effect through March 30, 2015. The early-bird registration fee for CSO Roundtable Members is $600.00; Eligible nonmembers is $800.00.

For the latest program information, visit

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​About the CSO Roundtable:
The CSO Roundtable works to gain recognition for and enhance the standing of the CSO position; assist CSOs in job performance, leadership and professional development; and develop the next generation of corporate CSOs.  It fulfills this mission by creating networking opportunities, holding high-level conferences, and offering a password-protected Web site. Members can request tailored benchmark surveys and take advantage of direct access to peers around the world. For more information, visit

About ASIS International:
ASIS International is the preeminent 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.