Leadership Solutions

Influential Strategies for Corporate Security

Don't neglect developing your security organization's high-level goals, strategies, and objectives. A good strategy can mean the difference between Security being thought of as a necessary cost and Security being thought of as an enterprise-level risk partner. The following goals, strategies, and objectives are based on examples we've witnessed as we help organizations move security to that next level.

Chart describing strategies, objectives and tactics to use when your goal is an efficient and effective security program that is acknowledged by senior management

WHY TAKE THIS PATH?

Like a boxer off-balance, lacking detailed information about the value being generated from your budget puts you at a great disadvantage in your organization.

Chart describing strategies, objectives and tactics to use when your goal is a Security program that is fully aligned with business goals

WHY TAKE THIS PATH?

A business function should support and enable the goals of the organization. Security should not be exempt from this.

Chart describing strategies, objectives and tactics to use when your goal is ensuring Security is a recognized subject matter expert on security risk mitigation

WHY TAKE THIS PATH?

Being the part of a greater solution can reinforce the value and benefits Security brings to the organization as well as furthers your standing with business peers.


Chart describing strategies, objectives and tactics to use when your goal is to enhance Securitys image among senior management and rest of the organization

WHY TAKE THIS PATH?

If Security is not marketing itself succinctly and consistently to the rest of the organization, it is likely others will "fill in" the value (or lack of value) you offer to the business.

Chart describing strategies, objectives and tactics to use when your goal is to ensure Securitys value to the organization is evident and withstands management critique

WHY TAKE THIS PATH?

Metrics provide a tool that is used by the organization to show progress toward goals, improve and optimize processes, and provide an early warning indicator of problems. Creating and sharing your performance metrics shines a new light on the business focus of Security.

Chart describing strategies, objectives and tactics to use when your goal is to establish Security as a key business value-adding leader

WHY TAKE THIS PATH?

Security will be more in tune with what the Board and senior management see as important. It will show at a high level how Security is involved in reducing unwanted security risks by business area.

For more information on this topic see Security Program Strategy & Operations: Strategic Planning/Management

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Copyright Security Executive Council. Last Updated: August 23, 2018

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