Insight on Corporate Security Career

The SEC’s perspectives on security career development and talent management.

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Insight on Corporate Security Career

What Is Corporate Security?

Success in today's environment requires organizations to take smart risks – to expand into new territories, invest in innovations, and develop new partnerships and the corporate security function plays a critical role.
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Six Ways to Position Yourself for Career Advancement

Finding the corporate security job you want, and then landing it, requires a lot of preparation. It's a long-term process that encompasses everything from clearly identifying your career needs and wants to laying the groundwork of skills and relationships you'll need to get there.
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Are You and Your Security Team Paid Market Value?

From self-reported comparisons against a handful of security jobs to market compensation, 95% feel they are paid under market. Is your security team paid appropriately?
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From One Winning Career to the Next: Transitioning Public Sector Leadership and Security Expertise to the Business Bottom Line

The federal government’s relatively low minimum retirement age is an invitation to many public-sector security professionals to move into the corporate world after leaving government service. These professionals, and others who change careers before retirement age, often find themselves in unfamiliar territory once they make the jump because they aren’t...
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Success in Your First Three Years in a New Leadership Role

It is not just about doing things right - its about doing the right things.
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Practitioners New to a Leading Role

You want to make sure your first couple of years run smoothly and your plans come to fruition and add value to the company.
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Faculty Advisor: Preparing for the Transition from Public to Private Security

I have decided to apply for security leadership positions in the corporate world once I’ve retired from the public sector. What do I need to do to prepare, and what should I look out for when I begin interviewing?
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Faculty Advisor: Is Transitioning to Private-Sector Security a Good Option for Me?

As a retired law enforcement officer who would like to continue working for 15 more years, I am considering whether a career in corporate security would be a good option.  What steps do I need take to determine if there are enough opportunities in security to make this a good decision? Can you offer some advice on a career path for me?
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Key Success Factors I Wish I Had Known: Starting a New Position or New Responsibility

An SEC subject matter expert discusses what he wishes he'd known when he started in the risk management field.
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Key Success Factors I Wish I Had Known: Transitioning from the Public to Private Sector

An SEC subject matter expert discusses what he wishes he'd known before he first transitioned from a public-sector security career.
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Assess Your Skills to Advance Your Career

Many of us don't engage in self-assessments until job searches force us to. But assessing your competencies has benefits beyond interview prep.
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Preparing Today’s Security Leaders for the Threats of Tomorrow

Former Starbucks security executive and current SEC Emeritus Faculty member, Francis D'Addario, discusses the challenges facing contemporary CSOs.
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Why the CSO Is the Hardest Job in the Company - Part II

Many CSOs have built successful programs despite the challenges. While there is not a definitive set of steps that guarantees success, here are a few tips.
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Why the CSO Is the Hardest Job in the Company - Part I

Being a Chief Security Officer has never been easy, but in recent years external and organizational changes have combined to make the CSO role much more complex.
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Are You Where You Want to Be in Your Security Career?

There are some days that just make us doubt whether we made the correct choice in careers. It might be management we report to, it could be co-workers, maybe unrealistic assumptions about the career in the first place.
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After You've Moved Into a New Role in Security

Some thoughts on how to engage the business as a new Security Leader.
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Addressing the Knowledge Transfer Gap

How do security executives marry business processes with the job of security risk management? Adding business value. Getting a seat at the table. Running security like a business. Aligning security with the organization. These are the contents of the Holy Grail of security leadership.
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Faculty Advisor: Career Change Assessment

I am considering making a career change and have two opportunities in addition to my current position. I'm at a stalemate trying to decide which way to proceed. Do you have any tips on how to evaluate potential opportunities?
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The Successful Security Practitioner's Top To-Dos

The SEC identified key elements security practitioners need to know before starting any new role or program. This is a summary of those elements.
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