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CSO Center for Leadership & Development

Build Your Global Network and Raise Your Profile

By joining the CSO Center, you’ll be connected to leading chief security officers and their deputies from premier global organizations. Leverage the global network and exclusive resources the CSO Center provides members which include CSO Center members-only discussion groups, virtual networking events, benchmarking surveys, and much more. Align yourself with this well-respected community of security executives, raise your profile and help position yourself for success.

Don’t miss this opportunity—apply today.

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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 senior security executives 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 is focused on how senior security leaders can move beyond their title and position themselves as an asset within their organization and industry.

Want to dive deeper into this series? Check out the Executive Summary.

Help Shape the Future of Security Management

The CSO Center for Leadership & Development is leading the way in the development of best practices, risk mitigation, and the future of security management by advancing the role of senior security executives around the globe.

By joining the CSO Center, you will be instantly connected to peers from leading global companies and gain access to members-only tools and resources to network, collaborate, and learn. 

To learn more about this opportunity and for assistance joining, please contact Carla Lochiatto, CSO Center Director.

CSO Center Member Benefits

CSO Membership Badge

As part of ASIS International, the CSO Center is dedicated to assisting security executives in career development and elevating the status of security professionals in the C-suite and beyond. The CSO Center provides opportunities and resources for CSOs to network, collaborate, and learn in-person, and virtually with colleagues from around the world.

A few of the exclusive benefits of membership include:
  • Unparalleled invitation-only networking opportunities with leading global security executives
  • An online community for CSO peer-to-peer collaboration and information exchange in ASIS Connects
  • CSO Center Leadership Series, premiere education exclusively for CSO Center members
  • Our CSO Center Huddle, a twice monthly virtual chat for members to collaborate
  • An exclusive CSO Center members only discussion group on the communication app, Telegram
  • On-demand benchmarking across the CSO Center membership for expert input and advice
  • Senior-level security job listings curated exclusively for CSO Center members, and a valuable discount on all job listings and recruitment efforts on ASIS’s CareerHQ
  • Display our CSO Center Member badge and raise your profile on social media

Security Snapshot: Leveraging Data for Decision Making

Technology can help CSOs better understand human behavior and related risks, and the more data you have, the better decisions you can make, says Jeff Nielsen, CTO for Brivo—a sponsor of the 2021 CSO Center Leadership series—in this Security Snapshot.

Learn more about Brivo

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Meet a CSO Center Member

"The CSO Center is an area of opportunity to network with other CSOs, to be able to get best practices, and to be able to contribute to the leadership of future CSOs."

Martin Barye-Garcia

Who is Eligible?

Qualifying Organizations

Corporation with at least $100 million USD in gross annual revenue or a business unit, division or subsidiary with at least $100 million USD in gross annual revenue, or at least $750 million USD in assets.

A company that provides security services or security consulting as its principal business and has at least $300 million USD in gross annual revenue


Government/Public Sector (National/Regional/Local - non-law enforcement)

Law Enforcement/Public Safety/Justice

Qualifying Individuals

A qualifying individual (of a qualifying organization) is the highest-level security professional (CSO) in the organization. A direct deputy of the CSO may also apply for membership.

Individuals seeking membership should be in a strategic role, not a sales or business development role.

To review the specific qualifications for your type of organization, please review our CSO Center Membership Qualifications.

You Are Invited to Join Us

To become a member of the CSO Center, you must complete the application and submit an up-to-date job description, an organizational chart, and an affirmation letter from your employer (or the CSO if applying as a deputy) stating that you currently hold this position.

Membership is individual and is not transferable from one person to another. Dues are $600 annually on a calendar basis.

Apply using the online form via the link below or download the PDF application to review the full application.

Apply Today

2022 CSO Center Board

Lisa Oliveri, CPP, PCI | National Democratic Institute

Anders Noyes, CPP | Skywalker Properties

Scott Lowther, CPP, PCI | PWP/Skywalker Holdings, LLC

Michel de Jong, CPP | COFRA Holding
Avril Eklund, CPP | GitHub
Karen Frank, CPP | Pratt & Whitney
Mark J. Landry, CPP | Sanguine Security
RC Miles | AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Brian Reich, CPP | Kemper Corporation
Adam C. Smith, CPP | UC Health Wisconsin

Key Partnerships

ASIS and the CSO Center seek and maintain public-private partnerships—rooted in the sharing of information and resources—that provide depth of understanding and critical opportunities for ASIS members to engage on the issues that most affect security professionals.

By expanding our reach through collaboration, these relationships facilitate ASIS and the CSO Center to effectively represent the security profession before a broad and influential audience.


Gain the Business Expertise Security Leaders Need


Sharpen your intuition with IE Business School and Wharton Executive Education Programs

When security officers build business acumen, organizations win. That’s why ASIS International partnered with two elite schools—IE Business School in Madrid (26 June - 30 June 2023) | Madrid, Spain and The Wharton School in Philadelphia (24 - 28 April 2023) | Philadelphia, PA – to offer executive business education programs exclusively for the world’s security leaders. Strengthen your managerial knowledge and obtain tools you can implement immediately to establish a larger role in driving organizational success, all while building high-level connections in an intimate setting.

ASIS members receive discounted tuition as a benefit of membership.

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