Clear Direction

Take stock of where the security department is so you can plan where it needs to go. Learn about our 5 security-specific assessment tools to get you started.


We can assist with security program development or enhancement, organizational structure or leadership issues such as executive-level communication and demonstrating value. From small projects to transformational overhauls, we're your trusted advisor.

Security Programs

Event Security, Executive Protection, GSOC, Insider Threat, Intelligence and Analysis, Investigations, Risk Management, Travel, Uniform Security, Workplace Violence and more.

Operations & Leadership

Business Alignment, Demonstrating Value, Executive Communication and Influence, Metrics, Optimized Operations, Organizational Structure, Risk Identification, Strategic Planning and more.

Featured Insights

We've learned a lot about corporate security over the years. Find actionable insight you can use right now.

Program Best Practices

Optimize Security Forces for Cost Savings and Quality Assurance

A security department’s guard force or uniformed security officer program is frequently one of the priciest line items in the function’s budget. For that reason, it’s also one of the programs most frequently targeted in budget reductions.

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Demonstrating Value

Five Free Assessments to Measure Program Success

When senior management asks you to explain how well the Security function operates, how it delivers value, or how it measures up, do you have data to back up your answer? If not, the SEC has 5 free abbreviated assessments that can start you on the path to measured success.

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Program Best Practices

Personal Safety Guidelines for International Travel

Security and safety awareness practices should be part of any travel, but safe international travel demands special preparation.

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Our Team

SEC subject matter experts are former security executives. Our staff come from security practitioner, research, business and technology backgrounds. What makes the SEC different? Simply stated - our process and our people.

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Coming this fall: The Next Generation Security Leader (NGSL) Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) online course is taught by current security practitioners and Security Executive Council (SEC) subject matter experts.

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Featured Tier 1 Clients

Learn more about these featured Tier 1 Security Leaders.

Jody Woenker, Sr. Global Security Dir. & CSO, Elanco
Scott Fischer, MBA, CPP®, CISSP® Director of Security, APTIM
Jonathan Jaster, SVP, Global Physical Sec., Investigations & Crisis Mgt., Equifax
Ted Fahy, Head of Global Security & Resilience, Organon

What Your Peers Have to Say About the SEC

"The SEC represent the best aggregation of security leadership knowledge, global research, deep expertise and objective impartiality. The SEC has plugged and played at every level and across the full enterprise security risk spectrum (tactical through strategic)—security strategy formulation, security program evaluation, advocacy and assessment, security process design and development, risk mitigation project implementation and measurement. The SEC has broken the mold in their charter to help develop creative, adaptive and risk-aware security leaders. They have been extended staff since their introduction to the team. Their collective and data-driven solutions continue to drive relevance and help elevate our game. Couldn’t live without them."

- A Director of Global Security Services for a not-for-profit research and development organization
"Since 2010, the SEC has afforded me a pool of external expertise that has intimate domain knowledge of the security space and the dynamic challenges we face as CSOs each day. As former CSOs themselves, the SEC allows me flexibility to utilize their non-advocate expertise to either consult on a project/initiative or assign the work statement and the end-product to them directly for completion on my behalf. I view the SEC as a trusted resource and business enabler for my team."

- A CSO from the world’s largest aerospace company
"As a CSO and/or senior security leader for almost 25 years, I have been strategically engaged with the Security Executive Council for over a decade. Our relationship has evolved from an initial specific request-driven relationship to our current state relationship of partnering through the most challenging strategic issues and concerns on a global scale. The SEC faculty has an appreciation for the challenges CSOs face since they themselves are very often former CSOs who have learned and excelled throughout their careers. They are thought leaders and problem solvers grounded by the highest levels of security knowledge and real-world experience."

- A CSO from one of the largest U.S. commercial banks
"Being involved with the SEC provided me with the opportunity to tap into the collective knowledge of the SEC subject matter experts, provide meaningful training for my global security team, and allowed me access to valuable security benchmarking data. I always strived to lead a highly functioning team that protected our employees and our business. My association with the SEC assisted me in analyzing my efforts."

- A CSO from a Fortune 500 financial services and communications company
"For the last 13 years, our company has been an SEC member because of the following practical benefits received from the organization such as expertise received on a wide variety of security issues, and assigning complex security projects to experienced SEC Faculty that our company has neither the expertise nor time to complete. The SEC helps us keep current on issues that confront other security practitioners and they are on the cutting edge of where the security profession is heading so we stay current with security trends and make the appropriate adjustments to our program in a timely manner. Our department has grown and matured exponentially from the expertise and guidance provided by the SEC."

- A CSO from a large privately held consumer electronics company
"The Security Executive Council is our main resource for improving our programs and ensuring our strategy for business value. The SEC provides unmatched skill and intelligence for benchmarking our programs with top industry talent and programs. The staff and faculty of the Security Executive Council are skilled problem solvers who add capabilities to our internal security staff."

- A Vice President of Security from one of the largest financial services companies in the world
"I was initially drawn to the Security Executive Council in 2014 because of their strategic focus on communicating security value at the board level. Their business focused and forward-thinking philosophy aligned perfectly with where I wanted to take my Department. Since then the SEC’s leadership, emeritus faculty and other subject matter experts have continued to impress and provide significant guidance and resources that have allowed me to successfully evolve my program. Equally as valuable, is the ability to collaborate with other Tier 1 Security Leaders from large Fortune 500/1000 companies who all share similar strategic objectives. It’s these things that have kept and will continue to keep me involved."

- A Director of Global Security from a Fortune 1000 manufacturing company