CEOs are focused on growth and performance, and successful security leaders need to focus on supporting and enabling organizational goals. Security needs to be involved in overall organizational performance and avoid being viewed as a narrow, technical function.

More than ever, security costs must be justified by being clearly aligned with organizational goals. The Security 500 Conference brings together executive thought-leaders to discuss ideas for successful risk management and security programs.

Continuing its mission, the Security 500 Conference returns to the West Coast on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, Calif. The conference keynote will be presented by Tom Dillon, Vice President Global Physical Security, Oracle, and Mark McCourt, Securitymagazine publisher and Security 500 founder, will present the 2013 Security 500 findings.

Other panels and presentations include:

  • The Big Data Age: Security’s changing role toward becoming predictive
  • Cyber Warfare on Your Business: Separating reality from hype
  • One Throat to Choke: What if it is yours? The pros and cons of single-source strategies

The event is free for qualified participants, and registration is now open at at