The CSO Executive Council has officially changed its name to the Security Executive Council (SEC) and launched a new URL, This new identity aligns more closely with the makeup of the council’s membership and strategic alliances.


When the CSO Executive Council was founded in 2005 by CSO magazine, it was an invitation-only group of leading chief security officers and chief information security officers interested in advancing their security practices within the membership through networking and information sharing. While this goal remains central to the organization, much about the council has changed. The membership roster has expanded far beyond CSO and CISO to include a wide variety of titles including Vice President, Corporate Security, VP, Asset Protection Director, Head of Infrastructure Risk, Executive Director, and Group Security Manager, reflecting the range of titles besides CSO that apply to high-level security leaders in different organizations.


The Security Executive Council provides program-changing leadership products and tools for its members, but also focuses on the security profession as a whole through strategic partnerships with other organizations and through its web site.


The council began transitioning to the new name this spring, limiting its use to press releases and other communication. The now-official change marks the adoption of a new web site address——new staff e-mail addresses and phone numbers, and a new branding of council services and products that better reflects the broad spectrum of SEC members and activities.  


The new main contact information for the Security Executive Council is

Phone: 202-730-9971    

Fax: 703-543-0713    




About the Security Executive Council

The Security Executive Council founded by CSO magazine (formerly the CSO Executive Council) is an international professional membership organization for leading senior security executives spanning all industries, both the public and private sectors, and the globe. Its members seek innovative issue solutions and documentation of model core security programs. The council uses professional staff and a distinguished faculty of former CSOs and content experts to develop strategic services and products for members and security practitioners in general. Its vision is to deliver cost-effective solutions that are unavailable from any other source.