Insight into Demonstrating Value

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Insight into Demonstrating Value

Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security

How good is your security program? By what ruler do you measure security’s effectiveness, efficiency, or success? How do you explain and prove this success to the rest of the organization? Strong metrics can communicate security’s value, results, and return on investment in a language all other functions can embrace...
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Discovering the Total Cost of Security (Parts 1-4)

In this presentation, the late Dick Lefler, SEC emeritus faculty, discusses what security actually costs a company, not just what is in Security's budget.
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Finding Value in Security Benchmarking: The Current State of Comparison Research in the Security Industry

Benchmarking compares practices or processes against others to evaluate quality and resource allocations such as personnel or costs. It is also used to ascertain practices or processes that others are doing well and that may fill a known gap in the sponsoring organization.
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"Garbage In" Can Cost You Your Job

We recently conducted a poll on our Web site asking visitors the question, "What in your organization is putting your continued employment at greatest risk?"If you don’t start with high-quality ingredients, you’re not going to get high-quality results.
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Faculty Advisor: Demonstrating Security’s Contribution to Organizational Goals

How can we identify and highlight the programs, services and positive outcomes that Security brings to help meet the organization’s business goal? In particular, we are seeking an increased understanding and appreciation by senior management and other key stakeholders of security’s value and contribution to the bottom line.
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Demonstrating the Value Security Brings to the Organization

SEC survey results provide insight into the large number of methods and techniques that contribute to demonstrating value.
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Faculty Advisor: Using Value Metrics to Make the Case for Security’s Return on Investment

We always strive to show the business side that corporate security is more than just “security tactics.” That what we do is strategic and makes a business contribution. Any thoughts on this?
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Faculty Advisor: Demonstrating That Security is Not Just an Expense

Security is usually considered a cost-center. But some of the things we do prevent unacceptable risks from occurring, which technically is saving money. Is there any thing we can do to demonstrate how we add to the bottom line?
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What Benchmark Data Do You Want?

In this Security Barometer we wanted to take a closer look at those reasons for gathering benchmark data; specifically, what benchmarks would security practitioners like to gather from their peers and what it would be used for.
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Enterprise Security Metrics: A Snapshot Assessment of Practices

This SEC report provides an assessment of the current use of metrics in corporate security management.
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Defining the Value of Security's Accomplishments

Here are some example slides that have been successful in helping define and present the value Security is bringing to the organization.
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Measuring and Communicating Security's Value

This book builds on George Campbell’s Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security. While Measures and Metrics guides you through creating a meaningful security metrics program, Measuring and Communicating Security’s Value takes you to the next step: using the metrics you deliver to communicate quantifiable value to the organization. The book...
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