Security executives and their direct reports from across industries including aerospace, healthcare, critical infrastructure, defense, hospitality and more convened at the SECURITY 500 Conference by Security magazine in Washington, D.C. to network and share career insights on November 14, 2022.

The security leadership conference covered best practices from across the security and cybersecurity fields, including panels of security executives discussing the future of cybersecurity; transforming security from a cost center to a value add; lessons learned from security leadership careers; building a diverse security team; and emerging threats and trends in enterprise security.

Frank Figliuzzi, former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), gave the conference's keynote address, titled "The 7 C’s of Values-Based Leadership." Figliuzzi emphasized the importance of ethical leadership throughout his address, using examples from his FBI career to demonstrate the importance of empathy, strong decision-making and integrity in the security field.

The afternoon keynote was delivered by David K. Young, Chief Executive Officer at Oxford Analytica. In his speech, titled "The Emerging Threat Landscape Facing the Evolving Role of the Chief Security Officer," Young discussed how CSO roles have shifted and will continue to evolve in the coming years, highlighting emerging threats affecting enterprise security and risk management.

The SECURITY 500 Conference, which opens OSAC Week in Washington, D.C. each year, drew hundreds of security executives and government leaders to network and share best practices they have learned throughout their careers. 

Registration for the 2023 SECURITY 500 Conference will open in early summer 2023 and is complimentary for security executives and their direct reports. See you there!