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CSO Center for Leadership & Development

Build Your Global Network and Raise Your Profile and get 13 months of membership for the price of 12!

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 to join and get 1 month free—apply today.

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CSO Center Leadership Series

Read highlights of this year's Leadership Series

Now Available On-Demand—Exclusively for CSO Center Members

Hear from thought leaders, explore a wide variety of critical issues, and compare approaches and strategies to best prepare for an uncertain future. 

This three-part leadership series shares insights and best practices on the role strong partnerships can play as a force multiplier in CSO success. 

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Thank you to our sponsors:

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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—apply today.

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

CSO Center Membership Benefits

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
  • And more!

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 $300 million USD in gross annual revenue or a business unit, division or subsidiary with at least $300 million USD in gross annual revenue

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

2021 CSO Center Board

Lisa Oliveri, CPP, PCI | Education Development Center

Anders Noyes, CPP | Skywalker Properties

Scott Lowther, CPP, PCI | PetroChina Canada

Martin Barye-Garcia | Stellantis
Avril Eklund, CPP | GitHub
Karen Frank, CPP | Pratt & Whitney
Mark J. Landry, CPP | FedEx Freight
Brian Reich, CPP | Kemper Corporate Services
Adam C. Smith, CPP | SSM Health Wisconsin
Bryan Weisbard | YouTube Inc.
Lee Williams, CPP | Pembina Pipelines

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.


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