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CSO Center for Leadership & Development

Elevate Your Security Career with ASIS International

As an ASIS CSO Center member, you’ll have 24/7 access to the resources and tools you need to safeguard your biggest assets—and you’ll create meaningful connections with leading senior security management professionals around the globe.

Apply to the CSO Center

About the CSO Center

Membership-Credly-Digital-Badges-ASIS-CSO-Member.pngCSO Center members are a diverse, self-selecting group of leaders who share a common desire to be inspired, explore new possibilities, and make meaningful connections—and ASIS is dedicated to assisting security executives in career development and elevating the status of security professionals in the C-suite and beyond.

Here, you’ll find opportunities and resources to network, collaborate and learn in-person and virtually with colleagues from around the world.

Want to learn more about the CSO Center? Join us for our CSO Center Prospective Member Open House: Thursday, 22 August 2024 11am ET / 8am PT / 5pm CET.
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Exclusive Benefits for CSO Members

Grow Your Network

icon-networking.jpgASIS Connects: Gain insights, resources and worldwide connections to build your professional portfolio and network with the CSO community. This 24/7 connection is a great place to find deeper learning and thought-provoking conversations with CSOs and their deputies.

icon-director-dispatcher.jpgCSO Huddle: Join our twice monthly virtual chat for security leaders to collaborate in this candid, secure environment. Grow, improve, and exchange advice among a network of peers.

icon-radio-waves.jpgCSO Telegram chat group: Connect easily with peers using this secure communication tool.

icon-global-security.jpgCSO Center LinkedIn: Join the CSO Center LinkedIn group to help advance our collective knowledge and strengthen our networks.

Raise Your Profile

icon-certification.jpgSecure Horizons: An Immersive Experience for Senior Security Executives - This exclusive, invitation-only  in-person conference for CSO Center members delivers powerful immersive educational offerings for those with a continual thirst for knowledge. Our small group sizes provide unparalleled access to engage with the best and brightest minds. Explore themes findings, and lessons learned in the 2023 program.

Stay Informed

icon-learning.jpgBenchmarking: Request on-demand benchmarking across the CSO Center membership for expert input and advice, and access previously conducted benchmarking surveys sent to security executives around the world.

icon-agent-ceo.jpgCareer HQ: Find senior-level security job listings curated exclusively for CSO Center members and a valuable discount on job listing packages and recruitment efforts on ASIS’s Career HQ.

icon-forward-4.jpgCSO Center Development Pyramid: The CSO Development Pyramid brings all the resources you need to answer this question into an easy-to-navigate site.

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Who Can Join the CSO Center?

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.

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

You're 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 $630 annually on a calendar basis.

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

Secure Horizons: An Immersive Experience for Senior Security Executives

CSO-Center-Logo-250px.pngGSX Pre-Conference Program

Chief Security Officers (CSOs) are leading in more non-traditional industries, with varied work styles, personalities, goals, and backgrounds than ever before. To meet the needs of the developing and diverse senior security executive group, ASIS International is offering an exclusive two-day intensive program prior to GSX which will provide senior security executives an opportunity to contribute to high-level content, discussion, and networking through designed collaboration, experiential learning, and contemporary case studies.

$725 for members | $935 for nonmembers

Making the Business Case for Security

Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives

28 April – 2 May, 2025 | Philadelphia, PA

Chief security officers need new kinds of management and leadership skills to convey the relevance of security to their organization’s top decision makers. The Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives: Making the Business Case for Security is a unique five-day learning program that will equip you with a strategic toolbox to advance your security priorities.

Learn more and apply today.

Effective Management for Security Professionals

Nikolaj Teaching

IE Business School

24-28 June 2024 | Madrid, Spain

Designed in conjunction with ASIS international, the Effective Management for Security Professionals program helps security professionals refine their business acumen. Over four days, participants develop key interdisciplinary competencies to supplement their technical expertise. Experienced security executives guide participants through the security challenges that permeate the modern market and equip them with the necessary tools to overcome them.

The ASIS Foundation will be awarding one scholarship to the IE Business Program again this year!

Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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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2024 CSO Center Board

Anders Noyes, CPP | Honolulu Museum of Art

Mark J. Landry, CPP | AMAROK

Lisa Oliveri, CPP, PCI | National Democratic Institute

Michel de Jong, CPP | COFRA Holding
Avril Eklund, CPP | GitHub
RC Miles, CPP | AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Scott T. Fischer, CPP, PCI, PSP | James Hardie Industries
Adam C. Smith, CPP | UCHealth
Frazier R. Thompson IV, CPP | International Paper
Keith Waddell, CPP | Jacobs
Lisa M. Zarzycki | Daimler Truck North America

Learn more about the CSO Center Board

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