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CSO Center Leadership Series

The CSO Center Leadership Series is an exclusive, invitation-only virtual experience for CSO Center members bringing together the global community of chief security officers and their deputies to explore a wide variety of critical issues and compare approaches and strategies to best prepare for an uncertain future. 

This three-part leadership series will focus on the role strong partnerships can play as a force multiplier in CSO success.   

May Session

Strengthening Agency Assets through Governmental and Federal Insights

CSOs and their deputies have a shared responsibility to ensure the overall infrastructure of their organization’s security and resilience, but it can be challenging to do so without strong partnerships with other private and governmental entities and agencies.

The benefits of shared knowledge, experience, recommendations, and resources from trustworthy stakeholders can help CSOs ensure they have an effective threat posture while keeping other organizations and government entities informed about emerging risks to the private sector. Forging and reinforcing strategic partnerships with government agencies builds a more unified approach to risk assessments across sectors and regions while developing a direct channel for threat intelligence.

Date: Wednesday, 26 May 

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT


Karinda-Washington.jpgKarinda Washington
Acting Assistant Secretary of Partnership and Engagement | DHS

Scott-Breor.jpgScott Breor
Associate Director for Security Programs | Infrastructure Security Division within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Alaina Clark
Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement | Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) 

June Session

Keeping Pace with Outside Threats through Strong External Partnerships

Perhaps now, more than ever, partnerships matter. When CSOs partner with others outside their organization to share expertise, policies, data, and analytics, they have an opportunity to not only address threats that can have a severe effect on organizations or countries outside of their own, but also establish strong long-term bonds that pay dividends during crises. Strategic partnerships are essential to build better levels of threat awareness, response capabilities, and resource sharing.  

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Speakers: TBA

April Session

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Threat Assessment in a Post-2020 World

The threat landscape has changed, and so must our approach to protecting and supporting the people inside our organizations. Whether the challenge is insider threats, biosecurity, investigations, or workplace violence, strong partnerships with legal and the human resources functions can make a big difference in evaluating risks, right-sizing responses, and allocating appropriate resources. Hear big picture trends through the perspective of human resources, followed by a conversation about how security fits.

As a CSO, establishing partnerships with the HR team begins with developing an enterprise-wide vision of the resources, skills, and expertise the security function has to offer—both during a crisis and to support daily operational goals. This session will focus specifically on the partnership between the Human Resources function and security. What has changed—probably permanently but at least for the foreseeable future—in HR post pandemic?

Through expert testimony and peer interaction, you will gain new insights to:
  • Prompt and foster an internal partnership with your organization’s Human Resources team;
  • Analyze compelling post pandemic trends and their potential effects on those within your organization; and
  • Identify new applications and approaches for working internally with other stakeholders.

Date: 29 April 2021 (Archived)

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT


Schache_Nick10181_crop.jpgNick Schacht, SHRM-SCP
Chief Global Development Officer | Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Concannon.jpgDiana M. Concannon, PsyD
Associate Provost, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships; Dean, California School of Forensic Studies; Director, California Psychology Internship Consortium | Alliant International University

Rich Mason.jpgRichard J. Mason
President & Chief Security Officer | Critical Infrastructure, LLC


Rich Mason.jpgJordan Preisler, CPP, RIMS-CRMP
VP of Global Security Operations and Process Excellence | NBCUniversal Media, LLC

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