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2020 CSO Summit Virtual Series

CSO Influence: Leading in Uncertain Times

ASIS and CSO Center is pleased to announce the 2020 CSO SumCSO Summit 2019mit Virtual Series. In lieu of a physical gathering this year, we are presenting our education lineup in a series of webinars to deliver the value of this event in a way that is inclusive of the entire global ASIS CSO Center network.

Note: This event is open only to those who previously registered for the 2020 CSO Summit and ASIS CSO Center members. Please visit for eligibility requirements and information on how to join the CSO Center to gain access to this high-level and valuable content.

View the 2019 CSO Summit Executive Summary

CSO Summit Virtual Series, session #1

A Forecast of Geopolitical Change and Security Risk—Key Threats and Implications for Leadership
18 May 2020, 11:00 am ET

As CSOs, we find ourselves leading through volatility like never before. As the landscape evolves on a daily basis, so do the requirements of leadership and the demands of understanding the global environment.  

In this session, Jonathan Wood, Director at Control Risks, will tap into Control Risks’ broad global reach to discuss geopolitical factors and threat vectors contributing to day-to-day decision making and enterprise risk to help you better prepare for what’s next.

Following the presentation, a panel of CSOs will bring real-world experience to a discussion of security’s evolving role, key threats, and early lessons learned in this time of unprecedented challenge and change.  


  • Jonathan Wood, Control Risks
  • Scott Lowther, CSO Center Chair, Moderator
  • Panel of three CSOs:
    • Loye Manning, CPP, Corporate Security Officer, Atlantic Union Bank 
    • Mark Landry, CPP, Senior Manager, Corporate Strategic Security, FedEx Freight
    • Bernard Galea, Senior VP Chief Security & Competitive Intelligence Officer, Danone
    • Scott Lowther (Moderator) - Manager, Corporate Security & HSE, PetroChina Canada, & Chair, CSO Center Board


CSO Summit Virtual Series, session #2

Fake News: Real Threats
23 June 2020, 11:00 am ET

In today’s information rich environment, the news “cycle” has become almost minute by minute. With this rapid shift comes new security concerns that include reputational risk, employee safety, and cyber breaches, to name a few. This skilled crisis management expert will bring 20 years of experience to the conversation about the factors involved in mitigating risk and ensuring positive outcomes in rapidly evolving fake news scenarios.


  • Jeremy Plotnick, George Mason University School of Business


CSO Summit Virtual Series, session #3

Mitigating Stress in Security: Impacts of Organizational Culture
23 July 2020, 11:00 am ET

Grounded in research, the insights covered will unpack myths we all share about stress and human behavior in stressful situations. The presentation will also touch on the importance of an organization’s culture to support staff in stressful times and maintain effective performance. During this facilitated discussion, CSOs will share their experience with building and maintaining a workplace culture.


  • Sarah Powell, Director of Emergency Management, Temple University


*Additional sessions to be determined. Check back for more information.


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