Security Executive Council Releases Revised Book on Security Careers

December 8, 2009, Washington, DC—The Security Executive Council has released the second edition of Security Careers: Defining Jobs, Compensation and Qualifications, a guide to strong hiring practices and fair compensation for security executives. This revised version of the popular 2006 original incorporates a new, easier-to-use format, more job descriptions, more compensation data, a new section on resume building, and more.

Security professionals constantly strive to attract, hire, and fairly compensate the best security team leaders and staff. But too often, their efforts are hampered by a lack of up-to-date data, ineffective job descriptions, and inaccurate candidate qualifications. This results in slowed professional development; artificially low salaries; inconsistency; and an organizational misunderstanding of the security department.

Steve Walker of the Foushée Group, the creator of the only certified salary and compensation survey for security and compliance jobs, and Jerry Brennan, the only executive recruiter dedicated solely to security management resources, have written Security Careers 2nd Edition to provide security management with the tools they need to develop strong hiring practices.
• More than 70 security job descriptions and career paths
• Up-to-date compensation trends for each position
• Tips on how to get the best compensation for yourself and your staff
• Comprehensive lists of certifications, member organizations and job resources
• Resume tips and samples

Security professionals can use the job descriptions to supplement their hiring and staffing plans; human resource and compensation personnel can use the book to validate pay structures for standardized job descriptions and career paths; and career counselor and outplacement personnel can use it to advise candidates on viable and rewarding careers.

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About the Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council ( is a problem-solving research and services organization that involves a wide range of risk mitigation leaders. Its community includes forward-thinking practitioners, agencies, universities, NGOs, innovative solution providers, media companies and industry groups. Backed by a Faculty of more than 100 successful current and former security executives, the Council creates groundbreaking Collective Knowledge™ research, which is used as an essential foundation for its deliverables. The Council is the eminent voice on organizational risk mitigation leadership; its work has been widely cited in publications ranging from major security trade magazines to business publications such as Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

Marleah Blades
Manager, External Relations

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