Insight on Security Leadership

The SEC’s perspectives on next generation security leadership.

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Choosing the Right Security Vendor

When choosing a security vendor, cost is most often a primary determinant. However, you will likely get a better return by making sure to go beyond the bottom line and evaluate the vendor by these six criteria.
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Keep Security Ahead of Management’s Questions with Continuous Improvement

Five tools for continuous improvement assessment.
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The Nine Practices of the Successful Security Leader

A graphic outline of the nine practices that bring security leaders success, based on SEC research.
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Influencing Enterprise Risk Mitigation

Threats come from all angles, in many forms, and sometimes all at once. Having a strategic perspective on comprehensive risk mitigation is paramount. In Influencing Enterprise Risk Mitigation, Francis J. D’Addario lays the groundwork for looking at risk comprehensively, always while keeping people – our most important asset – safe...
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What Does the Board and Senior Management Need to Know About Corporate Security?

Our subject matter experts share some lesser-known benefits of corporate security and examples of ways in which corporate security can evolve beyond the typical expectations.
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Three Ways to Improve Buy-In from Your Internal Customers

A common reason security functions struggle to engage their internal users and upper management is that security does not clearly understand how those internal customers think or what they value.
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Smart Security: The Quilter Cost/Recovery Matrix (Parts 1-2)

This video focuses on cost analysis through a security cost/recovery matrix, with recommendations on how to apply it and communicate its results to executives.
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Smart Security: Practices That Increase Business Profits (Parts 1-4)

This presentation does away with the concept that security is only an expense.
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Faculty Advisor: Going Above and Beyond

Our security department is a well-oiled wheel. We have our processes in place, a knowledgeable and diverse team and get the job done. All well and good, but what I’d like is your advice to get to the “next level.”
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Smart Security: Practices that Increase Business Profits

The key to smart security is understanding how to win and sustain executive leadership, deal with business realities, identify the root causes of business losses, and have frank discussions on loss when dealing with business risk.
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Why You Should Conduct Confidence Surveys

Based extensive research the SEC has been recommending a particular kind of survey that we call confidence surveys, which are used to assess the level of confidence the organization has in your programs and services.
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Faculty Advisor: Running Security as a Business: Measuring Performance

I recently read something from the Security Executive Council that used the term "running security as a business." Can you elaborate on what that means as it relates to security and what is an example of this approach?
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The Importance of Security's Brand Image

If the value security brings to the organization is not readily recognized, management will increasingly marginalize that function as a business.
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Faculty Advisor: Stalemates in Security

How can the security industry show value?
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Faculty Advisor: Security’s Success is About the Business

How can I make the security department better known to the rest of the organization?
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