Insight on Program Best Practices

The SEC’s perspectives on security program development and enhancement.

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Insight on Program Best Practices

Security Optimization - Looking Beyond Traditional Definitions of Convergence

It's long been a common assumption in security that most high-performing and successful security functions operate within a "converged" structure, with corporate and cyber security reporting to a single security or risk executive. But is that assumption true?
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Faculty Advisor: How to Assess Security Vendors for the Best Outcome

Contracting with a vendor that can't meet your needs is a costly error, and often an avoidable one. An SEC Subject Matter Expert in Supply Chain Security weighs in on what you can do to ensure you get the right solution outcome from your vendor.
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The State of Security Convergence

Are preconceptions about the convergence of corporate and cyber security accurate in practice?
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Faculty Advisor: Screen Vendors Continuously and Comprehensively

My security function has been tasked with establishing screening protocols for the vendors and service providers bidding for our company’s contracts. How far should this screening extend? What should be included?
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Physical Security Strategy and Process Playbook

The Physical Security Strategy and Process Playbook concisely and comprehensively lays out the requirements of physical security management as a critical part of sound business management. The book includes an explanation of basic physical security concepts; a description of the probable security risks for more than 40 functional areas in...
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Security Barometer Results: Do Cyber and Corporate Security Work Together in Your Organization?

Both cyber/information security and corporate/physical security have roles to play in protecting and securing the organization.
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Access Control Fundamentals

One of the recurring themes of discussion amongst security leaders regarding COVID-19 has been the use of access control systems and procedures to mitigate spread.
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Workplace Security Playbook: The New Manager’s Guide to Security Risk

When an employee without a security background is charged with the protection of people, facilities, or assets, he or she may have a hard time finding resources to help them develop policies and procedures and make solid protection decisions. The Workplace Security Playbook is designed to act as a reference...
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Event Risk Analysis Template

Use this template to identify and organize risk factors to help your organization make informed event security decisions.
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Site Risk Assessment Scoring Template

After conducting risk assessments at each of your sites you should think about how to analyze and communicate the results.
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Physical Security: Assessing the Needs of Your Business

In order to build a security system that works for business, the needs of that business must first be assessed.
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Working with Customers for Better Access Control

Access management is a core safeguard. Understand the range of risks driving this set of safeguards and work with your customers to tailor the protection strategy for results.
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Nuisance Alarms Are More than a Nuisance

Frequent false alarms are not only a nuisance but could result in a lack of confidence by first responders who may start to distrust the validity of a call to that location, as well as cause additional costs to the company.
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Measuring Awareness of Access Control Responsibilities

Two key measures of the effectiveness of a security program are (1) how well security communicates the security responsibilities it expects employees to meet; and (2) the affirmation that those expectations are being met.
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Site Risk/Threat Assessment Ranking Template

This template was designed to assist security leaders in ranking risk and mitigation priorities, which is one fundamental part of a comprehensive risk management strategy.
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The Essentials of a Physical Security Systems Risk Assessment

This brief guide includes identifying goals, assessing the needs of the business, and combining the fundamental elements of security into a coherent assessment of risk.
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