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Visionary CSOs

Click image to view full size Visionary CSOs are at a stimulating point in their careers because they want to address horizon and cutting-edge issues. For example, security becoming a cost neutral department. Taking on significant challenges, such as social issues, or better partnering with law enforcement for the greater...
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Ten Actions Highly Accomplished Security Leaders Take

Over ten years of extensive research and analysis has identified key actions common to successful leaders of security programs.
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Security Programs Succeed by Reaching These Twelve Goals

Each organization's journey to security evolution is unique, but success often embraces this set of common goals.
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Five Security Program Maturity Assessments

Online questionnaires offer immediate feedback Are your security programs as far along as you think they are? How do you know for sure? And how do you communicate your progress? There are many ways security practitioners can gauge the effectiveness or comparable state of their programs – metrics, program reviews,...
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A Brief History of Corporate Security Leadership and Its Future

In today's business world, accomplished security leaders need to have both security and business skills and an awareness of emerging issues that may affect the company.
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Wanted: A New Type of Security Leader

As the recognition of board-level risk continues to grow across the enterprise, so too does the need for highly trained business executives with security expertise.
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Faculty Advisor: Developing Today’s Next Generation Security Leaders

With all the specialty knowledge that certain positions are requiring, whether for new physical security systems, GSOC, and even investigations, how do we develop leaders that can lead these services? How do we best attract, find, develop, and retain the kind of people that are needed for an effective security team?
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Eleven Ways to Encourage Strategic Thinking

Security leaders shared their thoughts on the skills that are lacking in the deputies and other potential leaders they are grooming.
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Business Evolution Requires Active Security Alignment

As business continues to change, the next generation of security leaders must be prepared to change with it in order to succeed.
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Becoming a Next Generation Security Leader

No single skill set or attribute guarantees security leadership success. Next Generation Security Leadership is a long-range goal for most.
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Insight into Security Leader Success - Part 2

More and more senior management are utilizing factual data and research to guide their decision making – they’re demanding better answers. We are finding this trend is reaching into the realm of Security in an ever increasing number of...
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Insight into Security Leader Success - Part 1

More and more senior management are utilizing factual data and research to guide their decision making – they’re demanding better answers. We are finding this trend is reaching into the realm of Security in an ever increasing number of...
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Preparing for Next Generation Security Leader Opportunities

Francis D'Addario has lead security programs at Starbucks Coffee Company, Hardees Food Systems, Jerrico Inc. and The Southland Corporation. He shares some of that experience in the proven practice presentation "Preparing for Next Generation Security Leader Opportunities". Whether you are new to security risk mitigation, a seasoned practitioner, or want...
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The Potential Realm of CSO Responsibilities

This is a visual representation of research conducted by the SEC that shows the potential mitigation services that Security provides to an organization.
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Faculty Advisor: 11 Steps to Leadership Promotion

I’ve been at a manager level for a while now and I want to get to the next level. My boss is great but she is busy and doesn’t have time to coach me. What’s my best plan of attack?
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Next Generation Security Leader Graphic

This is an artistic representation of the project developed by the Security Executive Council. Each of the six "knowledge streams" represents the core leadership competencies.
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