Leadership event brings together security managers

GSO 2010 'think tank' event brings security leaders to Home Depot headquarters


Atlanta GA (January 15, 2008) --.In the coming years, corporate security managers will be challenged to find solutions for risks that affect business, physical and IT areas. On February 13-14, 2008, corporate security practitioners are urged to participate in Global Security Operations 2010 at the Home Depot headquarters in Atlanta, GA. The program will be the only industry "Think Tank" to address concerns common to security leaders.

Matthew D. Dailey, Manager Corporate Security, The Home Depot, Inc., said, "I am pleased to be able to host this prestigious event at our corporate headquarters. Rarely does a security conference address such vital issues as this event will."

Day 1 is a highly interactive Security Leadership Workshop – attendees will be tasked to address topical issues and trends in all aspects of corporate security.

Day 2 is a Hands-On Security Technology Lab - test product and/or equipment solutions on-site.

Bob Hayes, a workshop session leader, is Managing Director of the Security Executive Council, a cross-industry professional organization of security executives devoted to advancing security leadership. Why should security practitioners attend this event? Hayes explained, "Security management is being dramatically transformed by a number of forces:

• Regulatory compliance requirements
• The need to adopt an enterprise-wide view of integrated physical and IT security
• Resurgence of enterprise risk reviews resulting in increased board level attention to security controls
• More security risks impacting businesses
• Pressures to increase security effectiveness, justify costs and measure performance
• Many new security technologies

The next generation security leader needs to have the knowledge and skills to effectively lead the security department and contribute to their corporation's success during this time of change."

The event was founded and designed by Ray Bernard, a leading security consultant and author; named one of security's Top 10 Movers and Shakers of 2006 by Security Technology & Design magazine (ST&D). The GSO 2010 events are being produced in partnership with Security Technology & Design magazine.

Bernard stated, "There are a number of security events that address high level corporate security strategy policy. Many events showcase security technology. None of them sufficiently address the issues faced by the people who have to implement security strategy and policy and deploy the security technology in a corporate setting. That's what GSO 2010 does."

Steve Lasky, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of ST&D, event partner for GSO 2010, said that the magazine was poised to act as a partner from "day one" of the concept. "The testimonials from previous event attendees explain how this event related highly to their jobs."

James Connor, founder and CEO of consultancy N2N Secure, joined forces with Bernard to help develop the Security Technology Lab.

"You have to evaluate and deploy technologies based on how they can benefit your security operations," said Connor. "The lab presents a spectrum of technologies integrated together as you would actually use them in the real world. The lab shows how leading security practitioners put policies and technology together to strengthen their organization's security position."

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