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ASIS UK to host inaugural CSO Center for Leadership and Development meeting in London

by Brian Sims

ASIS International’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) Center for Leadership and Development brings together the most senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organisations in the world. Now, on Wednesday 4-Thursday 5 October, ASIS UK will host a meeting – the first of its kind to take place in central London – specifically aimed at tackling some of the issues facing CSOs today, tomorrow and into the future.

The gathering is to be informed by some leading thinkers and practitioners in the fields of risk, resilience and security. Speakers/participants confirmed thus far include Dr Jon Arthur (an expert in applied risk reasoning systems for complex organisations), Roddy Drummond (head of security at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI (a leading security academic, researcher and writer and the director of PRCI as well as the Security Research Initiative), Dr Samir Puri (lecturer at Kings College London within the Department of War Studies), Chris Smith (global security risk director at HSBC) and David Thorp (executive director of the Business Continuity Institute).

The event will start with an informal networking reception on Wednesday 4 October and conclude with a dinner in the Peers’ Dining Room in the Palace of Westminster.

While attendance is by invitation only, any individuals who meet (or who are close to meeting) the eligibility criteria (see below) are invited to contact ASIS UK’s chairman David Clark CPP PCI PSP via e-mail at: chairman@asis.org.uk for an invitation.

Typically, CSO Center membership is limited to the highest-level security professionals operational in organisations with turnovers of $500 million (or equivalent), a company that provides security services with at least US$300 million (or equivalent) in gross annual revenue, a significant Government (local/regional/national) department or agency, a significant not-for-profit or non-profit organisation or those professionals currently operational at another business, agency, facility or organisation deemed to have distinctive and notable global or national significance.

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