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The role of today’s Chief Security Officer is changing in extraordinary ways. In addition to assessing risk across the enterprise and supply chain, it is essential for the CSO to engage and advise executive leaders on best practices and SOPs for business continuity and operational efficiency in all disciplines.

Join leading security executives from the largest and most influential organizations for three days of intensive idea sharing, problem solving, and relationship  building you won’t want to miss!

Note: In order to attend the CSO Summit, you must meet the qualifications for CSO Center membership.

Available for download:
2019 Sponsorship Contract | 2019 Prospectus



Just Announced!

Hear from Cathy Lanier, Chief Security Officer and Senior Vice President of Security, National Football League on Monday, 6 May at 4:00 pm for a special keynote focused on risk management and security, leadership under crisis, and navigating security issues in a large organization that is so often in the spotlight.


Sunday, 5 May 2019 

4:00 pm

Registration and Info Desk Open

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Opening Reception at the Capital Hilton


Monday, 6 May 2019 

7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Registration and Info Desk Open

7:30 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am

Welcome from ASIS Leadership/CSO Summit Overview

9:00 – 10:00 am

CSO Influence: Adding Value Across the Enterprise

Andrew Donofrio, Certified Coach, Trainer and Former Law Enforcement Leader

Not all leadership positions are created equal. Executive level leadership in the security industry requires more than the typical C-Suite skillset.  Beyond big picture thinking, supporting an organization-wide mission and culture, and leading toward a vision, the chief security officer must have the ability to influence in the context of risk management and dynamic change.  Explore the essential leadership requirements for the executive security leader in this captivating Summit kickoff.  

10:00 – 10:15 am 


10:15 – 11:30 am 

C-Suite Response Panel 

Joanne Caruso, Chief Legal and Administration Officer, Jacobs  
Carol DiBattiste, General Counsel & Chief Compliance, Privacy, and People Officer, Comscore

This engaging discussion will go deeper into defining the skills and channels of influence from the perspectives around the CSO role.  Hear examples of collaboration and challenge across the organization.  What mindset and approach enable the CSO to successfully align with business objectives?  What CSO qualities and competencies resound with others who hold key roles in high functioning organizations?  What does the CEO expect?           

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Table Exercises:  CSOs discuss scenarios for creating influence 

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Networking Luncheon 

1:30 – 2:15 pm

CSO of the Future:  A Security Snapshot 

Caitlin Durkovich, Toffler Associates

What does current research tell us about how the security role is changing? Where do CSOs need to focus for future success?

2:15 – 3:30 pm

From Physical to Cyber to Info Security: A Gap Analysis for Today’s CSO 

Caitlin Durkovich, Toffler Associates
Grant Fisher, PhnRe Philosophers in Residence 

The security function is divided in myriad ways—physical, cyber, business continuity, loss prevention, and so on. Does you oversee all these areas? Does your organization have the staffing and skillsets to solve for emerging threats?  How do you break down barriers to integrate other risks and create more productive working relationships?



4:00 pm

Trailblazer:  A Security Snapshot

Cathy Lanier, CSO and Senior Vice President of Security, National Football League                                                                          

The CSO Summit will feature a keynote from Cathy Lanier, the first female Chief of Police for Washington, D.C. and the new Chief Security Officer and Senior Vice President of Security, National Football League—the first woman to hold that job. Lanier is well-positioned to address the theme of this conference, which is CSO Influence: Adding Value Across the Enterprise, having experience in both the private and public sectors of security. Lanier will share her insights on risk management and security, leadership under crisis, and navigating security issues in a large organization that is so often in the spotlight.

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Reception at the National Law Enforcement Museum

Have you ever wanted to spend a Night at the Museum? We hope to provide CSO Summit attendees a night to remember at the National Law Enforcement Museuma one-of-a-kind museum in the heart of Washington, D.C.  The exhibits won’t come to life, but attendees will have the ability to explore the museum after hours. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and networking while immersing yourself in the interactive exhibits designed to tell the real-life stories of officers and the citizens they serve.


Tuesday, 7 May 2019 

7:00 am – 3:00 pm

ASIS Registration and Info Desk Open

7:30 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am

Monday Takeaways

8:30 – 9:30 am

ESRM in Action: Identifying Levers of Influence

John Turey, TE Connectivity
William Phillips
, CEO, New Source Security

What are the characteristics of an agile risk management approach that staffs the enterprise to solve for emerging threats, rather than just a methodology that sits in a manual?  What competencies move the enterprise to using business intelligence and ESRM as a management tool, not a mitigation tool?   

9:30 – 10:00 am

ESRM Across the Organization: Vetting the Maturity Model

ASIS and its ESRM workstreams have developed a practical model that can be used to evaluate the capacity of the organization to implement ESRM principles. Take the model for a test run in this hands-on session.

10:00 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 11:15 am

Change Agent:  A Security Snapshot

Bonnie Michelman, Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners Healthcare

Creating influence while navigating change is one of the most challenging aspects of leadership.  Explore the trends creating the volume of change, business elements affected by change, resistance to change, and transformational efforts for your team or organization.  Case examples of major projects involving change will be discussed with lessons learned for both landmines to avoid and success strategies. Discussion of our own difficulties as change agents will also be addressed.

11:15 am – 12:30pm             

Building Executive Support for the Intelligence Function

Ed Pressman, Director, Intelligence & Strategic Advisory Programs, TDI
Mike Hartnett, Director, Country Risk Consulting, IHS Markit

From tactical to strategic, how can you leverage intel for C-level decision making?  Learn how the C-suite buys into a robust intelligence program when its fruits are tied into the business plan, strategic initiatives, and senior staff. 

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Issues and Models Working Luncheon [more information to come]

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Closing Speaker  [more information to come]

3:00 pm


Rates & Hotel

This event is open only to CSO Center members and those who are eligible for membership.



Early-Bird (5 April 2019)    

CSO Member     $795  $975
Nonmember $1,100  $1,300



Capital Hilton
1001 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

For hotel reservations, book reservations online or contact the hotel directly at 1.800.HILTONS. To receive our special group rate of $249.00 per night (plus taxes and fees), use Group Code: ASIS and place your reservation by 3 April.


To receive a refund, all cancellation requests must be made in writing and submitted to CSO Summit Registration at by April 26, 2019. Cancellations received after April 26 will be subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after the start of the event.


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Regarding registration, please contact Member Services at or 703.519.6200.

Regarding program content, speakers, and events, please contact Manuela Turner at or +1.703.518.1509.

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