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Dealing with Activists and Protest Groups: Protecting Your Business Against Public Disorder This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
This is supplemental material relating to the Knowledge Exchange concerns dealing with activists and protest groups.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   Faculty Advisor: Are We Using the Wrong Metrics to Measure Workplace Violence? This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Security Executive Council Managing Director; and Rosalind Jackson, Security Executive Council Staff Member
Reports show homicides in the workplace are down, yet we’re not seeing a downward trend in our organization in workplace violence incidents. What does this mean? Read Security Executive Council's Bob Hayes and Rosalind Jackson's answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Benefits and Risks of Using Security Frameworks This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Herbert Mattord, Security Executive Council Subject Matter Expert
Q: We are trying to find a good security framework to manage our security program. Any thoughts? SEC Subject Matter Expert faculty member, Herb Mattord, responds to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Building a Consistent Employee Protection Program This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Phil Hopkins, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
Our SEC Faculty Advisor, Phil Hopkins, responds to this question: My company has no consistent executive protection and event security program. Any advice on how to build out a program that will allow us to better support the executives and our employees?
 
   Faculty Advisor: Contingent Workforce – Screening & Clearance  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Kenneth Kasten, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
My company takes painstaking efforts to ensure that all of our employees are properly background screened and vetted to help ensure the safety and security of company personnel and assets. However, I can’t say with confidence that the same is true for the rest of our modern day workforce of temporary help, contract workers, on-site suppliers and vendor personnel. How do I ensure that the same level of diligence is put forth in vetting these “outside” workers who have similar access privileges to company facilities, personnel and information? Read Security Executive Council Faculty Emeritus, Ken Kasten's, answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Continuous Integrity/Background Screening  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Vergeront, SEC Faculty
Why organizations should consider this risk mitigation tactic.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Current Challenges Security Leaders are Facing This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Elizabeth Lancaster-Brisson, Security Executive Council Director of Tier 1 Services & Projects
A recent exploration of hot issues seen across our SEC practitioner community and their companies found that one of the most frequently asked questions is what are the challenges or hot issues leading CSOs we work with are encountering. Our SEC faculty advisor responds.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Diversity is More than Cultural and Ethnic Differences This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: John McClurg, Member, Security Executive Council’s Board of Visionary Leaders; Vice President, Global Security, Dell
The quest for diversity in my company is a formalized drive. I appreciate the fact that certain departments, security as one example, tend to have a somewhat homogenous group of people. But we are not finding many candidates that are outside the "same old" group. Any thoughts on how to overcome this? Read John McClurg's response to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Domestic Violence is a Workplace Issue This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Rosalind W. Jackson, Security Executive Council Staff Member
I recently learned that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; this made me think what impact domestic partner violence could potentially have at my workplace. Can you give me some pointers on what steps and precautions I might take to help keep our employees safe and secure around this issue? Read Security Executive Council staff member, Roz Jackson's response to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Enterprise-Wide Collaboration to Minimize Impact of Activist Events This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Francis D’Addario, Security Executive Council Member Board of Advisors
Can you give me some pointers on evaluating and disseminating strategies that would minimize disruption and promote a safe environment during activist activity or events? Read SEC Faculty member Francis D'Addario's answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Environmental Health & Safety Risk Assessments This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: John Piper, Security Executive Council Subject Matter Expert Faculty
As CSO, I recently had a meeting with the head of our Environmental Health & Safety group regarding a security risk assessment that we recently completed for them. They do not think that the validity and sophistication of our risk assessment is on par with what they are doing in EH&S. Where might I be missing the boat? Read SEC Subject Matter Expert Faculty, John Piper's, answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Global Brand Integrity This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Richard Post, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
What does it really cost when you have a product attack? See Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty, Richard Post's, answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Insider Threats Pose Significant Risks to Organizations This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Kathleen Kotwica and Bob Hayes, Security Executive Council
Insider threat appears to be a growing concern for senior management these days; they are getting more involved in the management of insider threat. We want to bolster our insider threat stance. What should we be considering? See how Kathleen Kotwica and Bob Hayes responded to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Investigating Allegations of Misconduct in a Foreign Country This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Randy Arnt, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
We recently received an anonymous hotline call that said the president of one of our foreign subsidiaries had hired a consultant to channel bribes to the government’s tax officials in order to receive favorable tax treatment. Can you give me some guidance on how to proceed with an investigation in a foreign location? Read SEC Emeritus Faculty, Randy Arnt's answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Is My Workplace Violence Program Ready for the Next Generation of Challenges? This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Managing Director; and Rosalind Jackson, Staff Member, Security Executive Council
We are revisiting our workplace violence prevention program and looking at it from a much broader perspective than when we initiated it many years ago. We want to ensure that we are not only incorporating the latest strategies in protecting our employees but that our program meets current requirements including duty of care. Can you provide any guidance on this? See how our SEC faculty advisors respond to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Mitigating Risks During Mergers and Acquisitions This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: David A. Meunier, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
What security controls would you recommend we put into place to mitigate the potential for damage during the due diligence phase prior to and after an acquisition? Read SEC Faculty member David Meunier’s answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Personnel and Executive Protection Program This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Randy Uzzell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
What advice can you give me on creating an effective program that protects all personnel, not just executives? Read SEC Faculty member Randy Uzzell’s answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Protocol for Executive Protection Agents Overseas Attire This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Kenneth Kasten, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
What is your opinion/experience regarding the dress of executive protection agents working overseas? Do most companies normally expect the security driver and EP agent to dress in business attire or in regional dress in an attempt to not stand out? For example, would a protection detail in Saudi Arabia dress in traditional Arab dress or a business suit? See SEC Emeritus Faculty, Kenneth Kasten's, answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Should Security be Involved in Anti-Counterfeiting Program? This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Walt Clements, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
Read our SEC Faculty Advisor's response to this question, "We think we can be of assistance in the organization’s product counterfeiting mitigation program. How might we approach this?"
 
   Faculty Advisor: The Case for Corporate Counterintelligence This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: John Slattery, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
I am trying to garner support for creating a corporate counterintelligence (CI) program within our security organization; we are an international company with people and facilities in multiple countries. What does a “good” corporate CI program look like?

See how John Slattery responds to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: The Power and Value of Risk, Threat and Vulnerability Assessments This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: J. Kelly Stewart, Formerly Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
I just started as a new Chief Security Officer. I am constantly bombarded with questions on why the security department needs to conduct continual risk assessments. I have three main issues. First, how do I communicate the value of continual risk assessments to get management’s buy-in? Can you explain what a Comprehensive Risk, Threat and Vulnerability Assessment is? Is conducting a risk assessment once a year enough? See former SEC Emeritus Faculty member, J. Kelly Stewart's, answer to these questions.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Travel Destination Security Intelligence This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Kenneth Kasten, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
I have responsibility for travel security in my company and I’m concerned about potentially dangerous places people might be traveling to. Where can I obtain travel destination security intelligence? Read SEC faculty member, Kenneth Kasten's, answer to this question.
 
   

Knowledge Exchange: Consolidation of Security Function after a Merger or Acquisition This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Tier 1 Leaders and faculty shared experiences and advice on the subject of security's role when pulling companies together during/after mergers and acquisitions. Content contributors offer advice in the following areas: Getting involved in the M&A process early, personnel mapping and staff functions, tracking metrics closely, examples of how to sustain the organization and help staff adjust, the role of senior leadership, process timetables and other high-level strategies.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   

Knowledge Exchange: Dealing with Activists and Protest Groups This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Tier 1 Leaders and faculty shared experiences and advice in response and defense of activists and protest groups in the areas of crisis management, communication plans, risk exposure, outsourced assistance and guidelines in protecting your business against public disorder.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   

Knowledge Exchange: Executive Protection This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Tier 1 Leaders and faculty shared experiences and advice on executive protection.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   

Knowledge Exchange: Executive Protection Session 2 This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Tier 1 Leaders and faculty shared experiences and advice on crime prevention and awareness for families of executives. Includes 10 example documents (i.e. Travel tips and Risk Assessment Profile for Personnel) on slides 8 and 9.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   

Knowledge Exchange: Mail Handling Operations This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Tier 1 Leaders and faculty shared experiences and advice on a business case for moving mail handling operations to a separate facility.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   

Knowledge Exchange: Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Tier 1 Leaders and faculty shared experiences and advice on what the range of the role in security doing due diligence prior to an acquisition or merger (M&A) is and about the process of converging/assimilating security functions during/after M&As.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   

Knowledge Exchange: Paper Recycling Plant, Warehouse & Storage Facility Security This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Tier 1 Leaders and faculty shared experiences and advice on the security needs of paper recycling plant, warehouse & storage facility.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   

Knowledge Exchange: Private Sector Crisis Certification Law This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Bruce Blythe
Hear from industry expert, Bruce Blythe from CMI on a new corporate "crisis" certification law titled "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007" and is also referred to as Public Law 110-53. Title IX of the Act addresses required private sector preparedness plans and the certification program.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   

Knowledge Exchange: Unified Risk Oversight™ This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Tier 1 Leaders and faculty shared experiences and advice on the benefits of having a Unified Risk Oversight™ team.
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   NGSL Research Results: Influencing Change for Nimble Global Risk Mitigation This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
Excerpts from the Security Executive Council’s Next Generation Security Leader forum held at MITRE Corporation in November 2016 based on research from the SEC’s Security Leadership Research Institute, which has been investigating corporate security risk leadership issues for over 10 years.
 
   Security State of the Industry August 2015 Briefing - Insider Threat This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
The SEC hosted a Security State of the Industry briefing on Insider Threat. These sessions allow security leaders to come together and engage in in-depth discussions on topics relevant to their security programs. Recordings of the briefing are available on the SEC website.