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Faculty Advisor: Decision Making Tips for Security Leaders

Decisions that security leaders and their teams make can have lifechanging consequences. All security leaders would do well to consider these suggestions to enable themselves to make the best choices for their organizations and the people they protect.
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Security Barometer: Your Biggest Challenges with Executive Management

Security leaders are faced with a multitude of challenges everyday. Among the biggest may be dealing with executive management.
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SEC Security Success Universe Abbreviated Assessment

Take the SEC's abbreviated Security Success Universe Assessment to ascertain where you score compared to your peers on key success factors.
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Security Universe Assessment Charts Bring Results for Security Leaders

Three Tier 1 security leaders shared their stories and discussed how they are using the results of their Security Success Universe Assessments for positive change in their organizations.
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Universe Assessment Identifies Gaps and Opportunities

At the Security Executive Council's May 2022 State of the Security Industry (SSOI) Briefing, SEC staff and faculty led participating Tier 1 security leaders through the new Security Success Universe Assessment, designed to help them identify gaps, find credible organizational partners, and enhance security offerings to fit the needs of their organizations.
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Faculty Advisor: Reporting to a New Boss? Preparation Is Key

You’ve gotten the news that you’ll be reporting to a new boss. Whether it’s due to an internal shift or an outside hire, an M&A or a restructure, such news can bring with it a cascade of unknowns.
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The New Challenges of the CSO

The Chief Security Officer role has adopted new complexities in the face of seismic shifts in risk and business over the last few years.
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2021 Corporate Security Organizational Structure, Cost of Services and Staffing Benchmark: Selected Highlights

About This Research The data used in this analysis were provided by SLRI members and Tier 1 Security Leaders™ of the Security Executive Council. All are risk management practitioners comprising a broad cross-section of industries. The organizations represented come from the public and private sectors; they range from small and...
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Your Business is Changing. How Does Security Keep Up?

By reimagining risk and security, you can weather the storms of change and come out stronger.
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Faculty Advisor: Reestablishing Security as a Critical Partner within the Organization

I have been on the job for several years and I sense senior management is not as on board with security as when I started. For example, there was management reorganization and I report to someone who is at a lower level than who I was reporting to before. There have been committees formed that I thought I should sit on and I was not invited. Should I be worried?
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Security Barometer: Is COVID-19 Putting Your Budget or Team at Risk for Reductions?

If Security cannot contribute like they have in the past due to stagnation of certain business activities - will this result in cuts?
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How to Influence with Metrics

Let’s say you develop some must-have metrics in your organization. You have the data and the results; now how will you use them to influence your business?
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Is Your Security Program Viewed as Effective? Warning Signs of Security's Decreasing Influence

How can you assess if your corporate security program is effective? To start, you should be able to answer “yes” to these three questions:
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Coping with Changes to Company Leadership

Whether the result of an internal structural shift, an external hiring decision, or a merger/acquisition, a change in leadership and reporting can signal a challenging time for security.
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Rebuilding Influence after Corporate Restructuring

Company reorganizations are a fact of business that may have grown more frequent as our economy has changed in recent years. If Security will be reporting to a new boss, there are several questions you should ask yourself. This article provides insight into some of those questions.
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