January 2020 Member Meeting
26-29 January
San Diego, California, USA

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Registration rates are listed below. Members must be logged in to receive the correct rate.

  • Active Member: US $1350
  • Life Member: US $975
  • Associate Member – Government Entity: US $250
  • Spouse/Significant Other: US $650

All members:
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Spouse/Significant other registration:
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*The spouse/significant other fee represents the actual costs of evening events and breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (and includes service charge and tax). The events/meals included in this fee are:

  • Opening reception at the Hotel del Coronado
  • Monday breakfast with the concierge 
  • Tuesday evening President’s Dinner on the glittering sands of Del Beach.
  • Wednesday morning breakfast at the Hotel del Coronado 

The spouse/significant other fee is a package and unfortunately we are not able to offer these events a la carte. 

Registrations will not be accepted after 20 January 2020.

Cancellation Policy: Conference cancellations received prior to 30 days before the meeting commences will be refunded in full. Cancellations received after 26 December 2019 will not be refunded.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Group rate: $299/night

Make your reservation online through the group link. The deadline to book at the group rate is January 10 or until the block is full. Please note, space is very limited.

If you plan to stay a few days before and/or after the conference, please book as soon as possible as the hotel has limited availability.

You may also call 1-619-435-6611 directly to speak with a hotel reservations agent, referencing the International Security Management Association.


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Things to do in San Diego

Take a peek at all of the exciting things San Diego has to offer and plan to extend your stay!

San Diego Activities

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Sunday 26 January

Please join your fellow ISMA colleagues for an Opening Reception. Conference check-in will also begin at 6:00 p.m. Registered spouses and significant others are also welcome to attend the Opening Reception. Business casual attire is suggested.

Monday 27 January

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Member Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.  Welcome Remarks
George McCloskey
, Head of Corporate Security, Stripe 
David McGowan, Vice President-Head of Global Protection Services, Tiffany & Co. and President, ISMA Board of Directors
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 

Climate Change Security and Disruptions to Global Environments
Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr., United States Navy (Retired)


As our climate changes so too do the risks of significant geo-political destabilization. This session discusses involved in climate change and how these changes will potentially alter the status quo both from a regional and global perspective. 

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 – 12:00 noon 2030 Global Risks
Moderated by Robyn Curnow, CNN anchor and host of International Desk with Robyn Curnow

Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr., United States Navy (Retired)
Nick Lovrien, Vice President - Chief Global Security Officer, Facebook
Adam Mallalieu, Vice President - Corporate Security, GSK
Arlin Pedrick, Chief Security Officer, Accenture
Chris Rackow, Vice President - Global Security, Google

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Member Lunch and New Member Orientation Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 2020 Top Trends and Risks Identified by ISMA Members
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Information Security Outlook for Business
Steven Andres, M.S., Ph.D., San Diego State University

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Rethinking Decision Making in ISMA: The Value of Diverse Perspectives to the Future  
Leslie Traub, Principal Consultant, Cook Ross
The business of global security will need new perspectives as it attempts to keep up with the increasing sophistication of corporate espionage and crime. This interactive session will highlight the value of inviting and including diverse perspectives in both decision-making and in the composition of ISMA as it responds to and anticipates those challenges.  We’ll also explore strategies for opening our mindsets to invite new views.


Monday evening is a free night. ISMA members are encouraged to make their own restaurant reservations with fellow members for additional networking! Review this list of San Diego dining suggestions.

Tuesday 28 January

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Member Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

The Internet’s Original Sin
Renée DiResta, 2019 Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust; Contributor,

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Education Session

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Member Lunch and Committee Meetings 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. How Russia, China and Iran View Economic Competition 
Seth G. Jones, Ph.D., Harold Brown Chair, Director of the Transnational Threats Project (TNT), Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

This session will discuss the ways in which America’s primary competitors – Russia, China, and Iran – view future security and economic competition with the United States, and what it means for U.S. corporations now and in the coming decade. 
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Evolution of the CSO Role
Moderated by Michael Mason, Senior Vice President - Chief Security Officer, Verizon Communications

William Baker, Chief Security Officer, Captial One
Douglas Falduto, Vice President - Chief Security Officer Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Margaret Levine, Vice President, Corporate Security Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Kristine Raad, Director - Global Security, Owens Corning

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break 
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ISMA Business Meeting
This session is only open to to ISMA members.
6:30 – 10:00 p.m. President’s Cocktail Reception & Dinner 
Hotel Del Coronado Beach
Join fellow ISMA members and registered spouses/significant others for a relaxing evening at the Hotel del Coronado's iconic private beach. Casual attire suggested. The event will be located entirely on the beach, so sandals are encouraged.


Wednesday 29 January

Spouses and significant others who have registered for the Spouse Program are welcome at all Wednesday events.  

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Member Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Global Trends Impacting Security 
Seth G. Jones, Ph.D., Harold Brown Chair, Director of the Transnational Threats Project (TNT), Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)


What are the trends that will impact global security (including corporate security) in the coming decade? This session will identify key areas, such as economic globalization, technological advances, demographics, security advances, identity politics, and the role of state and law, that will play a role in global security issues.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 – 11:15  a.m.

Evolving Insider Threats
Moderated by Arlin Pedrick, CSO, Accenture

Darrell Blocker, Retired CIA Operations Officer, ABC News Contributor
Rowan Kelly, The Boeing Company
Eric W. Sporre, Assistant Director, Insider Threat Office, Federal Bureau of Investigatio

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Closing Remarks
George McCloskey
, Head of Corporate Security, Stripe 
David McGowan, Vice President-Head of Global Protection Services, Tiffany & Co. and President, ISMA Board of Directors