Security Leadership Research Institute Launches This Week

October 8, 2009, Washington, DC—The Security Executive Council is proud to announce the official launch of its research arm, the Security Leadership Research Institute (SLRI). The SLRI is dedicated to providing independent and actionable research on the full spectrum of risk mitigation and security practices.

As the Security Executive Council’s influence has expanded, our research activities have drawn increasing attention. The demand for quality research on leadership, metrics and security programs from a credible, unbiased source led to the need for a separate, independent research arm to field industry requests and publicize research findings.

The Security Leadership Research Institute will continue and expand upon work already in progress on topics such as board-level risk, regulations and compliance, awareness program elements, security program performance metrics, security titles and reporting and the cost of security. Research results will also be used to build a benchmarking resource of unprecedented size and scope.

Security Leadership Research Institute membership benefits include research reports and benchmarks; quick poll results, a discount on selected products from the Council’s Leadership Store, the option to receive Security Executive Council deliverables through participation, access to the metrics database, and the Institute Issue Watch newsletter. Potential members must possess certain qualifications to join, such as current security practitioner status. Members are required to participate in a small number of surveys to maintain membership status.

The SLRI’s mission is to become the resource risk mitigation professionals turn to when they need industry research. To learn more, visit the SLRI information page: To discuss endowment or research partnerships, please contact us at

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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