Insight on Demonstrating Value

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How Concept of Operations Can Build Cross-Functional Partnerships

Imagine trying to launch a workplace violence prevention program without talking to Human Resources. Or starting a GSOC without bringing in IT. There are some collaborations that are essential to effective security risk management. A concept of operations is a good vehicle for accomplishing that and more.
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Thirteen Fundamentals for a Successful Security Program

Each security program may have its own set of required activities and skillsets. However, we have found there are a handful of fundamentals that apply to the implementation of any type of security program.
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Building Valued, Relevant Metrics Programs

In the SEC's October 2023 Security State of the Industry briefing, Tier 1 Security Leaders heard from two successful security executives discuss their metrics journey.
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The Biggest Gap in Security Success: Not Getting Executive Agreement on "Why?"

Of the five basic problem-solving questions about security, who, what, why, how, and how much, the one that poses the biggest challenge for many security leaders is "Why?" -- yet it’s the most important question to answer.
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Three Steps to Overcoming Security Challenges: Develop a Stable Foundation, Optimize Security’s Story, Recognize Opportunities and Limitations

Baffled by executives’ lack of engagement? Sidelined by negative feedback on risk management decisions? Constantly battling internal customers’ unwillingness to comply with policies?
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Often Missed Key Strategies That Can Undermine Your Program and Career

Achieve success by aligning to what is attainable in your organization.
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Aligning Security Services with Business Objectives (Parts 1-6)

Aligning Security Services with Business Objectives outlines how security practitioners can articulate the value of the absence of security problems.
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Demonstrate Security’s Alignment with Business Objectives

Results Sought: Increased understanding and appreciation by senior management and other key stakeholders of security’s value and contribution to the bottom line.
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Measuring Alignment Using Key Risk Indicators

I get a lot of questions about how Security can demonstrate with metrics that we have a positive connection to the core business strategy and objectives. Here’s one example.
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Faculty Advisor: Thinking Strategically to Enhance Security-Business Alignment

Q. Business leaders think in terms of growth, reduction of operating costs, margins and competition, for example. Traditionally, security leaders tend to not think in these terms. Is there a way we can present our programs to match what are the driving forces of the business side?
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Business Evolution Requires Active Security Alignment

As business continues to change, the next generation of security leaders must be prepared to change with it in order to succeed.
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Faculty Advisor: Getting Traction for the Security Program Within the Organization

What do you consider to be some key components in developing a successful security program and, specifically, how should the role align with the organization?
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