Insight into Risk-Based Security

We help clients with our collective expertise to advance security leader and program success. Find SEC insight, trends and perspectives on basing your programs on identified risks.

Filter by

Click here to filter by subcategory or type of resource

Insight into Risk-Based Security

Top Security Risk Trends

A look at the top risk trends from the practitioner's perspective.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Top Security Risk to Organizations Today - 2021

See the latest results of this practitioner poll and compare to previous editions in our archive going back almost ten years.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Reimagine Risk and Security: Evolving Beyond COVID

If we want to adapt to an uncertain future, we first must look at what we’re doing now, why and how we’re doing it, and then examine whether that model matches the reality we are facing.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Security Risk Assessment Success Factors

Taking these ten factors into account can make the difference between doing an assessment and doing an assessment that truly enhances your organization.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Security Risk Assessment: What Not to Do

It is best to avoid these errors when planning your next risk assessment.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Security Barometer Results: Risk Assessments

This Security Barometer explores whether risk assessments are being done for proactive or reactionary reasons.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Lack of Executive Support? Hit Them with a Board (Level Risk)

This resource will help you communicate the role security can play in addressing the most significant risks to the organization.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Unified Risk Oversight™ - SEC and Security Leadership Research Institute Foundational Findings

Risk management is cross functional and without a unified approach the risk of gaps and duplication can be hazardous to your organization.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

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.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Transitioning from Risk Assessment to Plan

Conducting a security risk assessment is an essential first step in developing successful security programs. But what should the security practitioner do with the results?
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Establishing the Value of All-Hazards Risk Mitigation (Parts 1-5)

Companies can tangibly enhance enterprise risk mitigation and brand by prioritizing people across the organization.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

The Mission is Not Cybersecurity- It's Enterprise Security

Security's current business model can deliver on the routine service demands, but our role in meeting these increasingly consequential risks will require a much more inclusive and mature presence.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Six Questions to Ask Yourself About Security Risk Assessments

Insight to help security practitioners evaluate their current risk assessment program and suggestions on ways to improve it.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

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.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Facility Criticality and Mitigations Option Tool

The SEC developed this Criticality/Mitigation Options tool to provide security leaders with an organized, visual format for communicating the security organization's perception of risk levels and mitigation options.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Faculty Advisor: Where is Security’s best Opportunity in Enterprise Risk Management?

Q. Our organization has identified risks using Enterprise Risk Management but as far as execution across the enterprise we are floundering. Also, Security is not as involved as I think we should be. Any thoughts on better managing risks across the company’s businesses? How can we strive for operational excellence in this area?
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

A Risk Quantification Process

Having a list of security-related business risks and their associated countermeasures is an essential part of the risk management process.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

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.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Balancing Board-Level Risk

Many Boards of Directors are re-examining their structure and processes to ensure that risk is appropriately identified, managed, and monitored.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Security Barometer: How is Your Organization Approaching Assessing Risks?

This 2017 Security Barometer poll shows steps security practitioners use to assess risk and how well they feel their organization is tackling significant security risks overall.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Making the Case for an Operational Risk Leadership Advisory Council

We find that, despite best intentions, enterprise risk management often fails. Risk mitigation assurance requires that we get beyond one-dimensional, compliance-only, enterprise risk "list" management.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Managing Enterprise-Wide Board Risk

One risk failure at a single point in a company or its supplier network - particularly one picked up by the media - can now have a profound effect across the entire enterprise.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Faculty Advisor: Making Risk Mitigation Strategy Adjustments in Your New Job

Is it safe to expect that since my new job is within the same sector I will be able to employ the same risk mitigation tactics and strategies as before?
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Threat/Risk Management Process Chart

This chart provides an easy to understand diagram of a process with which to make security risk management decisions.
Click for more details
Insight into Risk-Based Security

Why Focus on Business Reputation Risk?

This recent Security Executive Council (SEC) Security Barometer poll found the one thing that security practitioners felt would most help their department and career is to become more involved with the business side of the organization.
Click for more details