About the CSO50 Conference

Aligning Proactive Security with Modern Threats

The business risk landscape is changing at breakneck speed.  While enterprise technology rapidly advances and exposes new threats, the number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and other devices is growing exponentially and by the billions.

Meanwhile, businesses continue to transform themselves in the digital economy and face countless security threats across a new digital landscape. How do you proactively find and deploy new and innovative approaches to minimize threats and risk to your enterprise?

Find out what award-winning organizations are doing at the CSO50 Conference + Awards, taking place May 1-3, 2017 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.

At this groundbreaking event, winners of the CSO50 Awards for 2017 will present their winning projects and initiatives — all designed to improve security and minimize risk for their enterprise. Recent winning projects and initiatives addressed topics like:

  • Application Security
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Data Loss Prevention and Recovery
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Next Generation Security & Automation
  • Privacy and Security
  • Security and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security Awareness and Training
  • The Security Organization, Management and Leadership
  • Security Intelligence
  • Vulnerability Management

"You get real world case studies by the people that addressed them and you are provided the opportunity to ask questions and engage the presenters."

"If you can only attend one conference all year, the CSO50 conference should be it. It is the only one that highlights solutions that companies have implemented to address common problems."

"I don't have a lot of time for conferences, but the extremely high quality of presentation combined with the amazing networking means the CSO Conference is one of the best investments of time I make all year."

"The CSO50 conference provides a unique forum for open discussions of issues we all care about with people who can understand the realities of our positions."


Bob Bragdon
VP & Publisher

Tim Callahan
Senior Vice President, Global Chief Security Officer

Michael Collins
Senior Director, Corporate Security Engineering

Emily Heath
Corporate Vice President
IT Governance, Risk & Compliance & Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Olsen
Senior Director, Preventative Technical Security Services

Ross Sonnabend
VP Operations

Damon Stokes
Senior Manager, Governance, Risk, & Performance
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Chad Teat
Senior Manager, Security Engineering

CSO50 Awards Dinner

Be part of the 2017 CSO50 Awards Dinner and help CSO honor 50 organizations whose security projects and initiatives have delivered outstanding business value and thought leadership.

Learn More About the CSO50 Awards

2017 CSO50 Conference + Awards

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
May 1-3, 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona


2017 Conference Underwriters

Information on sponsoring the 2017 Conference