safe and sound

For today’s increasingly defensive society, there’s a new resource—CSO magazine.

The monthly publication targeting chief security officers (CSOs) and other top security executives debuts this month.

“The magazine’s goal is to underscore the need for dedicated security personnel … [and] build a high-level community of trust among growing ranks of CSOs,” said Joe Levy, CEO and president of CXO Media, Framingham, Mass., the IDG subsidiary that publishes CSO and its successful sister publication, CIO magazine.

Advertisers in the premier issue include IBM, Symantec, Cyberguard and Tipping Point.

Editorial in the first issue will include an article on the convergence of physical and digital security. A regular monthly feature, “Blueprints for Success,” will list tips for improving physical security, such as using laminated glass on the exterior of buildings to protect personnel inside.

Advertising rates for the pub, with an initial controlled circulation of 25,000, are $7,900 for a full-page black-and-white ad and $10,800 for a four-color. The cover price is $6.95; yearly subscriptions are $64.95.