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Security Leadership Research Institute partnering with STE & SIW

Welcome Security Technology Executive and SecurityInfoWatch.com Readers

We invite you to join the Security Leadership Research Institute (SLRI) to participate in the State of Security research study, which covers corporate security organizational structure, cost of services and staffing. Joining the SLRI is free, and you will receive a copy of the full research report once enough practitioners take it to generate meaningful results, so please send this page on to your colleagues. Thank you for your contribution to understanding and advancing the State of Security.

The Security Leadership Research Institute (SLRI) is dedicated to providing independent and actionable research to the security and risk community. The SLRI was formed as a result of the need by the security industry to document the entire spectrum of risk mitigation and security through research. If you need to benchmark your programs, you need to become involved.

Sign-up now or view this brief video to quickly learn more.

Currently Open Benchmark

This landmark benchmark covers security program costs, program ownership, reporting structures and more.

How is SLRI Unique?

  • Actionable research and metrics
  • Research guided by practitioners for practitioners
  • Your voice in what is researched
  • Industry validation of research
  • Your small time investment = big return
  • A data repository means data when you need it
  • Emerging trends alerts

We're Here to Help You

The SLRI will help you solve issues such as:

Issue: I don’t have time to always benchmark with my peers and it costs too much money to hire a research firm.

Benefit: One of the unique features of the Institute is you are required to participate in only a small number of research initiatives yet will receive all research generated by the SLRI. Your small investment means a big return to you.

Issue: How do I find independent and unbiased research that comes from vetted sources?

Benefit: Potential members must possess certain qualifications to join such as current security practitioner status. Information will be verified.

Issue: My research needs can vary based on day-to-day issues.

Benefit: We understand that issues come and go and often the most important issue is the one you’re facing today! The goal of the Institute is to build a re-usable repository of research data that you can pull from. The more participation the larger the pool of data will be.

Issue: Research I can find is usually specific to someone else's issues.

Benefit: You have a say in what research initiatives are most important. In addition, over time research conducted will be refined by industry and company specific issues.

Real Solutions

  • Practitioner based research reports and benchmarks
  • Research and analyses conducted by experienced research professionals
  • Immediate quick poll results
  • Receive a 30% discount on products from the Council’s Leadership Store
  • Opportunities to participate in select Tier 1 Security Leader initiatives
  • Access to metrics database (under development)
  • Institute Issue Watch newsletter
  • Custom research opportunities

Who Can Participate?

  • Practitioners in charge of security programs; practitioners can be from any facet of security (corporate, information, compliance, risk, etc.)
  • Practitioners from publically traded companies, private companies, non-profits and government agencies
  • Strategic alliance partners*

Become involved by filling out the brief SLRI request form or write us at: contact@secleader.com and we will contact you.

*If you are from the vendor or academic community and would like to discuss how you can also become involved please contact us at contact@secleader.com

Note: All members are required annually to fill out a survey asking basic demographics and details about your security role or program(s).