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Insight into Security Program Strategy & Operations

Strategic Planning: Security Program Life Cycle

The following is an abbreviated portion of the Security Executive Council's strategic planning process. The process represents a compilation of methods we have use successfully with several companies.
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Are You Thinking Strategically?

If you find yourself asking why you struggle to influence executives, an imbalance between tactical and strategic thinking may be part of the problem.
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The Manager's Handbook for Business Security

The Manager’s Handbook for Business Security is the quick-reference guide to successful security management. New security managers don’t always have the luxury of time to deeply research comprehensive textbooks on security fundamentals before they start taking action to build their programs. The same applies to security practitioners transitioning from the...
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Influential Strategies for Corporate Security

A good strategy can mean the difference between Security being thought of as a necessary cost and Security being thought of as an enterprise-level risk partner.
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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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2021 Corporate Security Organizational Structure, Cost of Services and Staffing Benchmark: Selected Highlights

About This Research The data used in this analysis were provided by SLRI members and Tier 1 Security Leaders™ of the Security Executive Council. All are risk management practitioners comprising a broad cross-section of industries. The organizations represented come from the public and private sectors; they range from small and...
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What Should Your Corporate Security Organizational Structure Look Like?

Use research data to help support your ideas for improving security's org chart.
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How Firm is Your Security Foundation

Assessing these eight elements can help you ensure that your strongest programs aren't undermined by a weak foundation.
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Security Barometer Results: Three Wishes 2020

What elements would add the most value to security leaders and their teams?
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Streamlining Security Programs from the Start

Beginning a new project or starting a new program can feel like an exercise in futility at the beginning. Here is how to quickly get everyone on the same page.
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Security Barometer Results: What is the Security Department's Biggest Challenge

Leading security programs is a difficult job. Not only does the risk environment evolve but the organization's managing business leaders bring their own challenges to the job.
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Responding to a Changing Risk Picture in an Economic Downturn

Security leaders need to proactively address the business changes.
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Strategic Master Plan for Corporate Security and KPIs

This chart lists some of the main steps the SEC has identified for obtaining a more comprehensive view of the organization.
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What is in Security's Strategic Plan

In this Security Barometer, the SEC investigated Security’s strategic planning process including what is going into the strategic plans and what the ultimate purpose of the plans are.
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Security Program Maturity Models

In this Security Barometer quick poll, we asked security practitioners to provide a self-assessment of the maturity model level of their programs using the five levels described by the Software Engineering Institute. Below are the results of the poll.
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Where Does All the Time Go?

In this Security Barometer the SEC investigated where security and risk management practitioners are spending their time. How do these results compare to your own time management practice?
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