Security Executive Council Eyes 2020 Solutions and Leadership

June 8, 2010, Washington, DC—The Security Executive Council is pleased to announce the new Security 2020™ initiative, which is poised to influence continuous risk improvement through the next decade. Security 2020™ will produce persuasive risk and security improvements by 1) evaluating security-related products for effectiveness and value; 2) implementing multi-technology test beds to increase innovation and interoperability; and 3) providing leadership training for the next generation of security executives.

The first Security 2020™ program, Solution Innovations, was officially launched in early 2010. Solution Innovations partners submit their products to a rigorous process to validate product and solution claims and are vetted to provide real value to the business. Upcoming Security 2020™ programs will include Store of the Future, Enterprise of the Future, Supply Chain of the Future, and Next Generation Risk Mitigation Leadership.

“Our offering is a value-added, strategic course correction for risk mitigation efforts that have fallen short since 2001,” said Bob Hayes, Managing Director of the Security Executive Council. “Board-level risk requirements for people, critical process, and asset protection are increasingly complex and require a new, collaborative, and performance-based approach with practitioners, manufacturers, and service providers.”

Francis D’Addario, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty, Strategic Influence and Innovation (former Vice President of Partner and Asset Protection for Starbucks Coffee) has been tapped to lead the initiative. The Council expects to announce advances on Store of the Future, a 10-year test bed of multiple technologies for retail security and business improvement, by Fall of 2010.

About the Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council ( is an innovative problem-solving research and services organization. We work with Tier 1 Security Leaders™ to reduce risk and add to corporate profitability in the process. A faculty of more than 100 experienced security executives provides strategy, insight and proven practices that cannot be found anywhere else. Through our pioneering approach of Collective Knowledge™ we serve corporations and organizations of all types and sizes. The Council is quickly becoming the foremost voice on organizational risk mitigation leadership. We welcome all aspects of the security community to become involved. If you are a practitioner, vendor/contractor, media company, professional association or educational institution, contact us about becoming involved:

Marleah Blades
Manager, External Relations

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