More than 60 enterprise security leaders attended this year’s Security 500 West conference in Los Gatos, California, on May 17, and they participated in high-level panels and conversations about how CSOs and security directors could make a bigger impact on the organization without squashing innovation or compromising the enterprise’s culture – an understandably hot topic in Silicon Valley.
Jeff Karpovich, CPP, CHPA, security chief and transportation director at High Point University, has received the Medal of Excellence, awarded by the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators.
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Formed in 1936, Nationwide’s corporate security department has had the same mission since its inception: “To help our company do business safely by filling a safety consultative role with the business leaders,” says Jay Beighley, Associate Vice President of Corporate Security.
As Chief of Public Safety for SMG Managed Facilities in New Orleans, Donald Paisant is responsible for all the security on a large campus that includes the Mercedes Benz Superdome, the Smoothie King Center and Champions Square.
After 20 years spent focusing on financial crimes investigations in the Secret Service, Phil Hopkins, Vice President of Global Security at Western Union (WU), found transitioning to the financial area of the private sector to be pretty painless.
As a large global technology company whose products such as the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) appear inside a wide array of other products, NVIDIA may just be “the biggest company you’ve never heard of,” says Wesley Bull, NVIDIA’s Chief Facility Security Officer (CFSO) and Head of Global Security Risk Management, Investigations and Protective Services.
For the next generation of enterprise security leaders, is there a clear path forward to success? Enterprise security leaders discuss mentorships, education, certifications and the skills new CSOs and CISOs will need to succeed in their evolving roles and bring value to the business. But the problem is: with existing security leadership roles varying so widely, is the development of a uniform skill set even possible?