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Insight into Corporate Security Career

Security Barometer: Is Your Organization Hiring?

This Security Barometer investigates hiring process issues and delves into what may be creating challenges.
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From One Winning Career to the Next: Transitioning Public Sector Leadership and Security Expertise to the Business Bottom Line

The federal government’s relatively low minimum retirement age is an invitation to many public-sector security professionals to move into the corporate world after leaving government service. These professionals, and others who change careers before retirement age, often find themselves in unfamiliar territory once they make the jump because they aren’t...
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Success in Your First Three Years in a New Leadership Role

It is not just about doing things right - its about doing the right things.
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Practitioners New to a Leading Role

You want to make sure your first couple of years run smoothly and your plans come to fruition and add value to the company.
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Key Success Factors I Wish I Had Known: Starting a New Position or New Responsibility

An SEC subject matter expert discusses what he wishes he'd known when he started in the risk management field.
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Key Success Factors I Wish I Had Known: Transitioning from the Public to Private Sector

An SEC subject matter expert discusses what he wishes he'd known before he first transitioned from a public-sector security career.
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Assess Your Skills to Advance Your Career

Many of us don't engage in self-assessments until job searches force us to. But assessing your competencies has benefits beyond interview prep.
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Preparing Today’s Security Leaders for the Threats of Tomorrow

Former Starbucks security executive and current SEC Emeritus Faculty member, Francis D'Addario, discusses the challenges facing contemporary CSOs.
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Why the CSO Is the Hardest Job in the Company - Part II

Many CSOs have built successful programs despite the challenges. While there is not a definitive set of steps that guarantees success, here are a few tips.
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Why the CSO Is the Hardest Job in the Company - Part I

Being a Chief Security Officer has never been easy, but in recent years external and organizational changes have combined to make the CSO role much more complex.
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Interviewing Security Candidates in a Talent Shortage

If you are looking to hire a new member of your core security team, you can and should spend a lot of time finding the right mix of skills and personal characteristics that everyone in the company will respect.
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Security Hiring Practices and Security Diversity

The Security Executive Council regularly conducts Security Barometer quick polls of its Tier 1 Leader and online communities to take a snapshot of security practitioners’ opinions on specific security issues, and in 2015 we decided to explore this one.
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Are You Where You Want to Be in Your Security Career?

There are some days that just make us doubt whether we made the correct choice in careers. It might be management we report to, it could be co-workers, maybe unrealistic assumptions about the career in the first place.
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Don't Delay Development

Each year, we traditionally look ahead and set goals for ourselves, personally and professionally. Like most things, if development is going to occur for you and your team, it needs to be embedded in the living strategic plan of your organization, rather than a one-time event.
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Addressing the Knowledge Transfer Gap

How do security executives marry business processes with the job of security risk management? Adding business value. Getting a seat at the table. Running security like a business. Aligning security with the organization. These are the contents of the Holy Grail of security leadership.
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The Successful Security Practitioner's Top To-Dos

The SEC identified key elements security practitioners need to know before starting any new role or program. This is a summary of those elements.
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Which Educational Background Does Your Management Value More?

In this Security Barometer poll we wanted to investigate what our community felt their management was looking for in educational background for security and risk mitigation employees.
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What Leadership Practice is Most Important to Your Success

The survey results below are what security and risk management practitioners today feel are practices that are the most important to their success.
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What in Your Organization is Putting Your Continued Employment at Greatest Risk?

Overall the results demonstrate that the risks to continued employment that security and risk management executives face are as diverse as the organizations they represent.
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