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CSO Center for Leadership & Development

Your Community of Senior Security Executives

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.

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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.

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.

Raise Your Profile

icon-certification.jpgCSO Center Leadership Series: This exclusive, invitation-only virtual experience for CSO Center members delivers powerful 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.

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.

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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.

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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 $600 annually on a calendar basis.

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

Gain the Business Expertise Security Leaders Need


Sharpen your intuition with IE Business School and Wharton Executive Education Programs

When security officers build business acumen, organizations win. That’s why ASIS International partnered with two elite schools—IE Business School in Madrid (26 June - 30 June 2023) | Madrid, Spain and The Wharton School in Philadelphia (24 - 28 April 2023) | Philadelphia, PA – to offer executive business education programs exclusively for the world’s security leaders. Strengthen your managerial knowledge and obtain tools you can implement immediately to establish a larger role in driving organizational success, all while building high-level connections in an intimate setting.

ASIS members receive discounted tuition as a benefit of membership.

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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2023 CSO Center Board

Anders Noyes, CPP | Skywalker Properties

Mark J. Landry, CPP | Sanguine Security

Lisa Oliveri, CPP, PCI | National Democratic Institute

Michel de Jong | COFRA Holding
Avril Eklund, CPP | GitHub
RC Miles | AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Oscar Odom III, J.D., Ed.D | Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
Adam C. Smith, CPP | UC Health
Frazier R. Thompson IV, CPP | International Paper
Keith Waddell, CPP | Jacobs
Lisa M. Zarzycki | Daimler Truck North America

Do You Still Have Questions?

We appreciate your interest in the CSO Center. If you have further questions about membership or specific qualifications, please fill out the form below and someone from the CSO Center will get in touch.