The Honorable Michael Chertoff to Speak at the 11th Annual SECURITY 500™ Conference on Emerging Security Risks and Threats to Enterprises

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Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff will participate in a panel discussion on the next wave of issues, concerns and threats facing the national and international business community

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At Chertoff Group, we help our clients develop comprehensive strategies to manage risk without building barriers that get in the way of carrying on their business

Hosted by Security Magazine, the 11th Annual SECURITY 500™ Conference will bring together top security executives, government officials and industry leaders to kick off the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) week in Washington, D.C. The exclusive event will provide security industry executives with the opportunity to network and share their strategies and solutions on how to elevate and enhance internal and external security programs.

Michael Chertoff, executive chairman and co-founder of The Chertoff Group and former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will participate in an insightful panel discussion, titled “Over the Horizon - What Should CSO’s and CEO’s Be Thinking About Relative to Emerging Risks and Threats to Their Enterprise?” Inspired by Secretary Chertoff’s recently published op-ed in Security Magazine’s October issue, the panel discussion will explore the broad range of issues and concerns that enterprises may face in the near and distant future.

Joining Secretary Chertoff will be William Crowell, partner at Alsop Louie Partners, and Alfred Grasso, board of trustees member and former president and CEO of The MITRE Corporation. Lynn Mattice, conference chair and managing director at Mattice Associates, will moderate the discussion.

Monday, November 13, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EST 

SECURITY 500™ Conference
Panel Discussion: “Over the Horizon - What Should CSO’s and CEO’s Be Thinking About Relative to Emerging Risks and Threats to Their Enterprise?”

Ritz Carlton Pentagon City
1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington, VA 22202

For more information about the conference and to register, visit:

The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group
As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Michael Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. He also transformed FEMA into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina. His greatest successes have earned few headlines – because the important news is what didn’t happen.
At The Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff provides high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery. “Risk management has become the CEO’s concern,” he says. “We help our clients develop comprehensive strategies to manage risk without building barriers that get in the way of carrying on their business.”
Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism – including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Mr. Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (1975) and Harvard Law School (1978). From 1979-1980 he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.
In addition to his role at The Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.

About The Chertoff Group:
The Chertoff Group is a premier global advisory firm that provides security risk management, business strategy and merchant banking advisory services. We apply our insights into technology, threat and policy to help our clients improve their resiliency, build competitive advantage and accelerate growth. 

With a particular focus around security and technology, The Chertoff Group provides a broad array of professional services to help our clients at every stage of the business lifecycle. We leverage our deep subject matter knowledge around important policy matters and security operations to build and execute effective strategies that enable companies to capture new opportunities and create lasting competitive advantage. For those organizations that require tactical security support, we work hand-in-hand with clients to better understand today’s threats and assess, mitigate and monitor potential dangers and evolving risks in order to create more secure environments for their business operations. 

Headquartered in Washington D.C., The Chertoff Group maintains offices in Menlo Park and New York City. For more information about The Chertoff Group, visit

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