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​​​​​​​​​​​​​CSO.jpgThe CSO track addresses the specific concerns of chief security officers and their deputies. All sessions are open to CSO Center and eligible members, unless noted otherwise.

​CSO Lounge—​New L​ocation! ​

Be sure to stop by the CSO Lounge, located in Booth 1453 in the exhibit hall, to relax and enjoy refreshments, network with fellow CSOs, and learn more about the CSO Center.

Monday, ​​Se​​pt​​ember​​ 25

11:00 am–11:45 am

Wray.pngA Conversation with FBI Director Christopher Wray

Introduced by Paul Michaels, CPP, PSP, PCI, Executive Director, Westinghouse Government Services

Open to CSO Center Members, InfraGard, and Invited Guests​​

​2:15 pm–3:15 pm

Executive Br​​​iefing with Tom Scanlon, Executive Director, ​Overseas Security Advisory Council, Bureau of Diplomatic Security

Moderator: James Weston, ​Research and Information Support Center Chief, Overseas Security Advisory Council​

​3:45 pm–5:00 pm

Intelligence Threats Today: Wireless, Critical Infrastructure, and Insider Threat​

William "Bill" Evanina, Director of the National Co​unterintelligence and Security Center​
Moderator: Michael Osborne, CPP, Vice President Global Security, Kinross Gold Corporation

In this session, Mr. Bill Evanina will focus on three key intelligence threats: cyber, critical infrastructure, and the insider threat. The ubiquity of social media has provided a platform from which state and non-state actors can more widely project their messages to the world. Social media is cheap, easily focused on specific groups, and the messages gain a wide audience as others retweet or share stories. Russian and Chinese intelligence services almost certainly will continue to develop spear-phishing capabilities that enable intelligence operations against Russian and Chinese adversaries. Russian and Chinese cyber operations have targeted government organizations, critical infrastructure, think tanks, universities, political organizations and corporations. When it comes to the Insider Threat, the biggest lesson learned is that if an insider is determined to steal or leak information, it's impossible to stop him or her. That's why we put so much emphasis on the deterrence factor. Government insiders who publicly disclose sensitive information without authorization also remains a significant threat. The availability and sophistication of information technology exacerbates this threat. Edward Snowden, most significant insider threat in U.S. history, continues to enjoy safe haven in Russia where he remains a fugitive from justice.​

​Tuesday, Se​​ptem​​ber 26

11:00am–12:00 pm

Distinguished Keynote Series: Scott Klososky

Moderator: Robert Weronik, CPP, Senior Director, Global Security and Resilience, Alexion Pharmaceuticals​

​2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Effective Leadership: What's Self-​​Awareness Got to Do With It?​​

Rosemary Maellaro, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business, University of Dallas

Moderator: Ben Suurd, Global Corporate Security (GCS) Manager – Europe, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Self-awareness is the greatest predictor of leader success, according to Inc. Magazine and a recent positive psychology study. We need to know ourselves before we can forge trusting relationships with others to create a highly productive workforce. Becoming self-aware is not easy, though, and most of us were never taught how to know ourselves—​how to identify what’s important to us, what drives our actions, and the impact we have on others. Learn what it means to be self-aware, how to increase your self-awareness, and how to leverage it to become a more effective leader.​

Open to CSO Center members only

Wednesday, ​Septemb​er 27

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Distinguished Key​​note Series: Edward F. Davis and Rick DesLauriers

Moderator: Robert Weronik, CPP, Senior Director, Global Security and Resilience, Alexion Pharmaceuticals​

Open to CSO Center members and invited guests.​​

2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Envisioning Security's Future: 2020 and B​eyond

Shayne Bates, CPP, Principal Consultant, Stratum Knowledge
Michael Foynes, Senior Director, Microsoft Operations
Malcolm Smith, CPP, Head of Risk Management, Qatar Museums Authority
Steve Surfaro, Industry Liaison, Axis Communications
Bryan Weisbard, Head of Security Analysis, Investigations & Business Continuity, Twitter

The conventional wisdom is that physical and cyber security are converging, as are the CISO and CSO roles. But does data back that up? Will the Chief Risk Officer subsume both roles? Where does enterprise security risk management fit in? And what role do former law enforcement and military have in the upper ranks of a profession that is increasingly looking for skills such as business acumen, emotional intelligence, and mentoring? A panel of practitioners and thinkers will explore what the security function will look like in the next decade. This peer into the future will also consider the effect of emerging technologies and trends, such as the Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and data analytics.

​3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Building ​​Effective Cross-Cultural Teams

Daniel Arevalo, CPP, Associate Director, Procter & Gamble
​​Steven J Greenbacker, Associate Director, International Business Assurance, Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Peter Piazza, CPP, Sr. Manager, Security/LP, Amazon Japan
Scott A Lowther, CPP, Manager, Corporate Security & HSE, PetroChina Canada​​

It's not just multinationals that have to manage cross-cultural teams. Immigration, the emergence of new generations, and the virtualization of business mean that even many domestic companies find themselves managing teams that span multiple cultures, ages, and ethnicities. This panel will explore best practices for capturing the significant upside of diversity without falling into traps presented by differing styles of communication, feedback, work-life balance, time management, and other factors.

​4:30 pm–6:00 pm

CSO Center and ISMA Mixer (by invitation only)​

Join us to relax, reconnect, and re-engage as we reflect upon a successful week in Dallas. CSO Center and ISMA members will enjoy refreshments and live music.​