Aronson Security Group Sponsors the Security 500

One of the values in our ASG Way, that we hold dear, is stated succinctly:

We are always learning

We believe learning is a discipline that creates strategic value. For example, we are always mining the steps in our ASG Path to Value to learn how we better serve our clients. But we also search the market for thought leaders that encourage us to think outside our four walls.

Lynn Mattice, who was featured in one of our blogs, is such a leader. He spoke at The Great Conversation in Security in March of this year on the role of intelligence in mitigating risk and generating corporate value.

Ritz Carlton

Lynn Mattice is Managing Director of Mattice & Associates, a top-tier management consulting firm He also helps guide the executive forum called the Security 500, which ASG will be sponsoring this year.

It takes place at the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia on November 13.

So, why would we sponsor and attach our brand to the Security 500?

What Lynn has done well is stay connected. He, too, is always learning.

Like the Great Conversation, Lynn has helped guide the Security 500 around knowledge sharing.  “It is designed to provide security executives, government officials and leaders of industry with vital information on how to elevate their programs while allowing attendees to share their strategies and solutions with other security industry executives.”

Lynn has also strategically aligned this event with OSAC Week in Washington D.C. OSAC is ‘The Overseas Security Advisory Council’. It was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State.

And because Lynn is connected, he has reached out to leaders like Park Dietz, founder and President of the Threat Assessment Group. Dietz will share what he’s learned of the various pathways that lead some people to acts of extreme violence in furtherance of their beliefs.

Additional sessions will include such topics and speakers as:

Radicalization and Extremism - and Its Impact on Enterprises Operating Around the World

o   Juan Zarate, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Financial Integrity Network, the Chairman and Senior Counselor for the Foundation for Défense of Democracies’ Centre on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF), and the Senior National Security Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

o   Farah Pandith, First ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State

o   Adnan Kifayat, Co-chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s, Countering Violent Extremism Working Group

o   Hedieh Miramahi, President of the World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE)

The Evolution of Security - Leadership in an Evolving Workforce

o   Michael Mason, Senior Vice-President – Chief Security Officer, Verizon Communications. Mike spoke at The Great Conversation in March of this year.

Over the Horizon - What Should CSO’s and CEO’s Be Thinking About Relative to Emerging Risks and Threats to Their Enterprise?

o   The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of the Chertoff Group, and former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

o   William Crowell, Partner at venture capital firm Alsop Louie Partners, Independent Consultant specializing in Information Technology, Security and Intelligence Systems, and former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency

o   Alfred Grasso, Board of Trustees Member and Former President and Chief Executive Officer, The MITRE Corporation

Our President and CEO, Phil Aronson, will be attending along with our Chief Security Officer, Ed Bacco. We will share their learnings on their return. Stay tuned!