Framingham, MA—September 1, 2006—The CSO Executive Council, a professional membership organization serving top security executives, today announced it has created a new position geared to drive membership related key strategic initiatives. The new Emeritus Faculty Chairs will help manage issues of the Council’s diversified membership including international and sector issues. David Burrill, formerly Head of Group Security, British American Tobacco and now a director of BurrillGreen with which the Council has just established an agency arrangement, will manage international operations and initiatives. Ken Davis, former Vice President & CISO of Health Care Service Corporation will oversee IT security initiatives. Mark Lex, former Director, Global Security of Abbott Labs will oversee corporate security initiatives.

All three former security executives will ensure that the growing Council membership produces tools and solutions specific to their peers’ needs. Additional Chairs will follow as specific sector needs are identified. Consistent with current processes, the new chairs will work with the main office to make sure the collective voices across the membership are heard.

About The CSO Executive Council:

The CSO Executive Council is an international professional membership organization for leading senior security executives spanning all industries and both the public and private sectors. Our members seek innovative issue solutions and documentation of model core security programs. The Council utilizes professional staff and retained experts (former CSOs and content experts) to develop, based on member requirements, strategic services and products for the entire membership. Unlike typical peer to peer organizations, the SEC does not depend on member volunteers; members are involved in projects to the extent they desire to. Our vision is to deliver solutions exceeding those of dedicated security business consultancy firms at a significantly lower cost.

For further information, please contact:
Kathleen Kotwica, VP Research and Product Development at 508.988.7527 or cso_ec@cxo.com

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