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Tools

    OPaL Assessment Executive Summary This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
An assessment developed based on six plus years of research and trending on successful corporate security leaders and programs. It consists of three main factors that play a role in the success of enhancing or moving programs ahead in any given organization: Organizational readiness, program maturity and leadership status.
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   Security Program Playbook This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
This book and accompanying CD have been developed to provide a series of short subjects on risk mitigation essentials. It was designed to save you time when enhancing or developing risk management programs. Included are actual program elements, documentation, examples, templates, outlines, presentations, tips and more.

This resource is a compilation of elements that should be in place to constitute the “baseline” of a security program (industry neutral). Practitioners, Council faculty and staff provided input on what they found to be the most critical elements of a successful program. Also incorporated are key materials from Council projects and deliverables. This guide is useful when creating a new program or validating an existing program to identify missing elements or other ways to approach an issue. It is also valuable as a check as to whether your programs are adding business value.

TIER 1 SECURITY LEADERS:To obtain your complimentary copy contact the Director of Member Services.

Research & Benchmarks

   Assessment Quiz: Organizational Readiness for Security This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: By: Security Executive Council
The Council has spent years researching this topic and has found that understanding what management thinks Security "is" and "does" is critical. You need to know how management perceives Security in order to educate them on the reality - and to get appropriate buy-in for resource requests or advancement of your goals.
 
   Assessment Quiz: Security Leadership Continuum This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
This quiz is now closed but you can see results from those that took it.
 
   Finding a Strategic Voice: Insights from the 2012 IBM Chief Information Security Officer Assessment This has been vetted by Security Executive Council  
Created By: IBM Center for Applied Insights
To obtain a global snapshot of security leaders’ strategies and approaches, the IBM Center for Applied Insights conducted double-blind interviews with 138 security leaders–the IT and line-of-business executives responsible for information security in their enterprises. This study findings point to major shifts in attitudes and clear recognition of the strategic importance of information security.
 
   

Issue Exploration: Security Leadership Background Trends This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Based on recent observations, the Council conducted a survey to ascertain whether the backgrounds (or knowledge sets) of security leaders are changing. Download the results and analysis. Interestingly, we found that not only did respondents have military, law or government function experience but also business experience.
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Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
    Next Generation Security Leader Graphic This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
This graphic appeared in Access Control magazine along with an article on the subject and is an artistic representation of the project developed by the Council. Each of the six "knowledge streams" represents the core leadership competencies as represented by Tier 1 Security Leaders and Faculty necessary for today's leaders.
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   Nine Practices of the Successful Security Leader This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: The Security Executive Council
A series of in-depth practitioner interviews conducted by the Council led to the identification of nine practices that the most successful leaders have in common. Interviews were asked questions related to their top organizational risks, business alignment and drivers, internal influence issues and senior management's view of Security. During the resulting qualitative analysis, it became clear that the interviewees with highly successful, internally recognized security programs had several things in common.
The public can obtain the report here: Nine Practices of the Successful Security Leader
 
   Security Barometer Results: Are You Fairly Compensated? This is Security Executive Council material  
In this security barometer quick poll we wanted examine to what extent the economy was affecting compensation. However we found something more enlightening in the commentary about why respondents felt the way they did. See how your peers responded here.
 
   Security Barometer Results: The Security Executive's Tenure This is Security Executive Council material  
The Security Executive Council set out to gather some information about why leaders in the security and risk mitigation field have been dismissed from their jobs.
 
   Security Barometer Results: What is Putting Your Continued Employment at Greatest Risk? This is Security Executive Council material  
Overall the results demonstrate that the risks to continued employment that security and risk management executives face are as diverse as the organizations they represent. These risks are largely determined by the state of your organization's perception of the need for security and its unique culture, or what we call "organizational readiness".
 
    Security Title Benchmark: Survey Report  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
Based on a Security Executive Council Survey of 415 respondents between September 26 and October 20, 2005.
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   State of the CSO 2010: Progress and peril This is Security Executive Council strategic alliance partner material  
Created By: Derek Slater, CSO magazine
Security's credibility has grown by leaps and bounds this decade, but plenty of challenges remain. Today, as organizations come to grips with a wide swath of risks, the 2010 State of the CSO survey shows those organizations are rapidly adopting more sophisticated view of security.
 

Books/Guidelines/Manuals

   From One Winning Career to the Next This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: J. David Quilter, Security Executive Council Faculty
This book is for those that desire to transition from a government and/or military service career to the corporate world and become a business focused security leader. Author J. David Quilter's leadership experience spans decades of contributions in both the public and private sectors. This book focuses on the leadership skills the next generation of security leader needs to have a positive impact for any business or organization. For more, listen to a podcast from the author. TIER 1 SECURITY LEADERS:To obtain your complimentary copy contact the Director of Member Services.
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Next Generation Security Leadership: Security Related Training Resources v.1 This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
As part of its Next-Generation Security Leader Research and Collective Knowledge Project the Council has identified and conducted research on the skill set today’s successful leaders have or have incorporated into their teams. As the Council developed this project, Council staff recognized the importance of providing a list of recommended or vetted resources for training that pertains to each next-generation security leadership skill set. This includes government, organizational knowledge, IT security, executive leadership, business essentials and emerging issue awareness skills. The list of compiled resources includes training courses, certifications, books, online content repositories and degrees available from professional associations, trade associations, for-profit training organizations, and colleges and universities. The majority of these resources are recommendations from Council colleagues, staff and faculty, and are updated as new resources are submitted.
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Resource is for SEC Vanguard membership or Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for SEC Vanguard membership or Tier One Leaders only
   Security Careers: Defining Jobs, Compensation, Qualifications (Second Edition)  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Subject Matter Expert Faculty
This newly revised Second Edition is a hands-on tool for the security department; from managers to those looking for their next step in their security career. Use this to document staffing requirements to attract, hire, train, evaluate, and fairly compensate the best security team leaders and staff. The new book includes expanded sections to make the book more useful than ever, incorporating additional insights into the requirements of a good job description and newly updated compensation trend graphs. TIER 1 SECURITY LEADERS:To obtain your complimentary copy contact the Director of Member Services.
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Articles

    2011 Annual Report for the Security Executive Council  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
This year's report covers activities, initiatives and resources in a three page condensed document. The information may be used to learn the kinds of support the SEC can offer you as well as a glimpse into what its members are tackling.
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   A Review of the Book 'From One Winning Career to the Next'  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: J. David Quilter, Security Executive Council Faculty
In From One Winning Career to the Next, J. David Quilter describes his journey from the public to the private sector, outlining what one should prepare for when leaving a career in law enforcement, intelligence, or the military. While he does not necessarily offer new ideas, he describes the process and pinpoints issues that one should consider before and during a transition.
 
   Are You Considering All Your Risk? This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
Security executives have a choice: Be proactive by instituting Unified Risk Oversight now, or wait until the Board requires you to do it and takes you to task for neglecting it in the past. From the December 2007 issue of AC&SS magazine.
 
   Beyond Security Knowledge: Learning What You Don't Know This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jeff Berkin, Security Executive Council Member
When you are ready to be promoted, you might find that security expertise is not enough. From the June 2007 issue of AC&SS magazine.
 
   Career Link: Executive Security Driver This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
The popularity of this job description reflects that more and more companies have begun seeking executive drivers in connection with their executive protection programs. From the June 2008 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   CareerLink: A Look At The Job Of The Top Security Executive International  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council Staff
This is the senior-most international security position in the organization with direct line responsibility. This position does not have domestic security accountabilities, but is domiciled in the United States. This position is accountable for developing, implementing and directing a responsible company-wide international security program.
 
   CareerLink: It's Bonus Time This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
Security managers should have a thorough understanding of what their target bonus is as percent of base pay, what payout schedules are, what measures will be applied to determine their bonus, and how company performance relates to their payout. From the March 2008 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   CareerLink: Manager, Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Recovery This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
The manager of emergency preparedness and disaster recovery plans, develops and manages the corporate emergency preparedness/disaster recovery programs under senior management direction.
 
   CareerLink: Manager, Security Systems & Training This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Faculty
The Manager of Security Systems and Training plans and directs the organization’s security computer systems, data repositories and technology tools under senior management direction and provides support and awareness training to staff. From the October issue of Security Technology & Design magazine.
 
   CareerLink: Manager, Security Systems & Training This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
Job description, requirements and salary trends for the Manager of Security Systems and Training. From the October 2008 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   CareerLink: Manager, Threat Analysis and Research This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
The manager of threat analysis and research identifies, develops and executes research and analytical techniques to evaluate sensitive, complex information. From the July 2007 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   CareerLink: Physical Security Systems Engineering Manager This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
The Physical Security Systems Engineering Manager is a consulting-level professional, recognized both internally by the company and externally by the business community as having broad expertise or unique knowledge. From the April 2008 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   CareerLink: Physical Security Systems Specialist III This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
The Physical Security Systems Specialist analyzes, develops and recommends systems aligned with the operational plans of the company. From the February issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   CareerLink: Role of the Manager of Business Unit Security  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
The manager of Business Unit Security plans and directs the business unit security function under senior management direction. He or she is accountable for ensuring that the security programs and strategies of the organization are effectively implemented and maintained.
 
   CareerLink: Role of the Senior Emergency Preparedness Specialist IV  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council
This position is charged with acting as the focal point in developing, implementing, and maintaining the emergency preparedness planning program and in providing leadership and guidance in integrating the emergency response with the continuity of critical business functions. This role is also charged with planning the integration of a series of tasks, procedures, and information that direct actions at the time of the emergency event in order to reduce confusion, improve communications and achieve a timely response to mitigate the risk to people and organization assets.
 
   CareerLink: Senior Computer and Information Security Specialist IV This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
Description of the duties, qualifications and salary range of the senior computer and information specialist IV position. From the December 2008 issue of Security Technology Executive magazine.
 
   CareerLink: Senior Manager, Protective Services (Headquarters) This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
The senior manager of protective services plans, develops and directs the organization's protective services function under senior management direction. From the January 2008 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   CareerLink: The Right Resume for Security Management  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan, Security Executive Council Faculty; Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
A brief, clear, attractive resume will recommend you more highly to a recruiter than will a long-winded, poorly designed one — even if its content is the same. Here are a few tips for creating an enticing resume. From the September 2008 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   CareerLink: The job of the security clearance specialist  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Staff
The clearance specialist is responsible for the efficient and effective processing of security clearance administration within specified legislative, procedural and service guidelines supporting all activities relating to clearance applications and aftercare of cleared employees, partners and contractors.
 
   CareerLink: The job of the senior security training and awareness specialist  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Staff
The Senior Security Systems and Awareness Specialist is the most senior individual contributor to the company's awareness and systems program.
 
   CareerLink: Tips for Writing a Good Job Description This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Jerry Brennan and Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
Content Expert Faculty Jerry Brennan discusses the importance of care and thoughtfulness in writing an internal job description to help HR determine the appropriate compensation for a position you would like to fill. From the August 2008 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   CareerLink: Understanding Compensation Philosophy This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Content Expert Faculty
If you understand your company's compensation philosophy, you will better understand the parameters within which you can attract and retain the talent necessary to accomplish your company goals and objectives. From the September 2007 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
   Don't Delay Development This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Dean Correia, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
Just like any business objective, you need to develop a plan for your development. Your development means the growth of your team. Realizing the need to develop the next generation of security leaders, the Security Executive Council and its partners led a one-day develoment program in Seattle on March 4 for th enext generation of security leaders. If you want to advance, you have to develop a successor.
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   Metrics for Success: Warning Signs of Security’s Decreasing Influence, Part III This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
The third of three columns examining warning signs that security is losing influence with management decision-makers. From the December 2008 issue of ST&D magazine.
 
    Next Generation Security Leader  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Francis D’Addario, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
Identifying and retaining talent is important for the security industry. We need to examine candidates’ leadership roles and skills and use performance measurement tools. Next-generation leadership acumen will be sorely tested as a fluid risk environment is visited upon us with increasing compliance expectations and continuing resource constraints. Published in the January 2011 issue of Security Magazine.
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    Next-Generation Security Leader, Issue 1: Tomorrow's Security Leader Today This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Security Executive Council staff; Michael Fickes
From the March 2007 issue of Access Control & Security Systems magazine, this article outlines the knowledge areas that the security leader of tomorrow must master.
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    Next-Generation Security Leader, Issue 2: How Government Experience Serves Today's Security Leaders This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Kathleen Kotwica and Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
The first in a series exploring the areas of knowledge with which successful security executives of the future must be familiar, this column discusses the role of government experience in shaping the next-generation security leader. From the January 2008 issue of AC&SS magazine.
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    Next-Generation Security Leader, Issue 3: How Knowing The Organization Helps Today's Security Leaders This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Kathleen Kotwica and Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
The second in a series exploring the areas of knowledge with which successful security executives of the future must be familiar, this column discusses how knowing the organization helps security leaders. From the February 2008 issue of AC&SS magazine.
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    Next-Generation Security Leader, Issue 4: Why Companies Turn to IT for Protection in the Information Age This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Kathleen Kotwica and Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
The third in a series exploring the areas of knowledge with which successful security executives of the future must be familiar, this column discusses why the next-generation leader needs IT security skills. From the March 2008 issue of AC&SS magazine.
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    Next-Generation Security Leader, Issue 5: Why Security Professionals Need Executive Leadership Skills This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Kathleen Kotwica and Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
The fourth in a series exploring the areas of knowledge with which successful security executives of the future must be familiar, this column discusses the skills in the executive leadership skill-set — presentation skills, strong communication, building peer influence, and managing large budgets. From the April 2008 issue of AC&SS magazine.
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    Next-Generation Security Leader, Issue 6: New Skill For The New Millennium This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Kathleen Kotwica and Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
The fifth in a series exploring the areas of knowledge with which successful security executives of the future must be familiar, this column discusses how business skills have become an integral part of successful security leadership. From the May 2008 issue of AC&SS magazine.
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    Next-Generation Security Leader, Issue 7: Be Aware of Emerging Issues This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Kathleen Kotwica and Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
The sixth in a series exploring the areas of knowledge with which successful security executives of the future must be familiar, this column discusses the importance of making sure that a company is not caught by surprise with changes in the industry, security crime and any other threats. From the June 2008 issue of AC&SS magazine.
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    Next-Generation Security Leader, Issue 8: Resources Abound  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Kathleen Kotwica and Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
The seventh in a series exploring the six areas of knowledge with which successful security executives of the future must be familiar, this column outlines the resources available for training in each of the six categories. From the July 2008 issue of AC&SS magazine.
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   No Time To Learn This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
Walking into the role of security director presents a unique set of challenges that many new hires are unprepared to face. From the September 2007 issue of AC&SS magazine.
 
   Preparing Today's Security Leaders for the Threats of Tomorrow This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Joel Griffin
At the Great Conversation conference in Seattle in April, Security InfoWatch had an opportunity to sit down with Francis D’Addario, the former vice president of partner and asset protection for Starbucks and an emeritus faculty member for the Security Executive Council (SEC). D’Addario leads the SEC’s Next Generation Security Leader program, which is designed to provide security executives with the business skills necessary to survive in today’s corporate landscape. For years, many businesses have seen the security department as a cost center rather than a contributor to the organization’s bottom line, so it is crucial for today’s security leaders to show how they’re delivering value to the business.
 
   

Security Training Resources This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
The Council conducted research on the skill set today's successful leaders have or have incorporated into their teams. This includes government skills, organizational knowledge, IT security, executive leadership skills, business essentials and emerging issue awareness. Next we gathered from Tier 1 Security Leaders, staff and faculty, recommendations for training courses, certifications, books, online content repositories and degrees available from professional associations, trade associations, for-profit training organizations, and colleges and universities. This document is the result of this effort to date. Send your training recommendations to contact@secleader.com
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Resource is for SEC Vanguard membership or Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for SEC Vanguard membership or Tier One Leaders only
   Staying Afloat on the Sea of M&As This has been vetted by Security Executive Council  
Created By: Donna Ross
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity within the technology industry create new challenges for chief security officers and other security professionals.
 
   The Art of Leadership This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
Leadership: Do you have what it takes? What is good leadership? Find out how to stand out by standing with the business. From the July 2008 issue of Security magazine.
 
    The Security Leader's Guide to Obtaining Fair Compensation for Staff  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council and Foushée Group, Inc.
Knowing what the market is paying for a particular position helps security leaders set their own compensation plans to attract the best talent and keep current staff satisfied. One way to gain this knowledge is through compensation surveys. Our free mini-guide describes the types of compensation surveys available and outlines five steps to gaining the organizational support needed to participate in a paid survey.
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   Where does the buck stop? This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Lynn Mattice
Are you the focal point for managing risks in your company? From the October 2006 issue of AC&SS magazine.
 
   “Garbage In” Can Cost You Your Job  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes and Kathleen Kotwica, Security Executive Council Staff
Security practitioners and executives today have few options for collecting or accessing accurate, usable information. Currently there are four categories of information out there for security practitioners to draw from. In order of validity and rigor, they are: personal opinion, ad hoc benchmarking, selective and vetted benchmarking, and research.
 

Forums

   Faculty Advisor: Getting to Know the New Boss This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Managing Director, Security Executive Council
It has been announced that security will report to a new boss within a month. Although this is an internal promotion, I have not worked closely with this person in the past. My relationship with my previous boss was excellent. Can you recommend some successful strategies for getting my new executive management to be supportive of the security function? Read Security Executive Council Managing Director, Bob Hayes' answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Higher Education for the Next Generation Security Leader This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Dan Rattner, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
I have read the Council’s series of articles in the Knowledge Corner on the Next Generation Security Leader. The article about acquiring security training and knowledge, including academic degrees, prompted a question in my mind. I understand that experience in core programs is essential; however, I was wondering if you could give some insight into how higher education is addressing the needs of next generation security leaders.
 
   Faculty Advisor: How to Really Connect with Your Business Leaders This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: J. David Quilter, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
As Chief Security Officer I have been asked by business leaders, What does “security” really do for our business? I understand that the way I think about and respond to this question will impact the success of my security program and, most importantly, the success of the business. So, what do I say when these kinds of questions are asked?

Read Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty member, David Quilter's, response to this question.

David is the author of "From One Winning Career to the Next," which is available for purchase at the Security Executive Council's Leadership Store.
 
   Faculty Advisor: International Salaries for Security Professionals This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Steve Walker, Subject Matter Expert Faculty, Security Executive Council
Where can I get info on international pay salaries for security professionals? I have the Council's compensation book and the ASIS salary survey information but they cover North America. Read Subject Matter Expert Faculty, Steve Walker's, answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Preparing for Security Career Opportunities in the Private Sector This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: J. David Quilter, Security Executive Council Faculty Emeritus
I am ex-military. I would really like to get into private security, specifically in the area of protection more than anything else. I need to be pointed in the right direction so that I can actually apply the skills I have gained and know something about.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Security Leadership Career Transition from Public to Private Sector  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: J. David Quilter, Security Executive Council Faculty Emeritus
What do I need do to determine if there are enough opportunities in private sector security to make transitioning from the public a good decision and can you offer some advice on career path? Read SEC Faculty member David Quilter's answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Security’s Success is About the Business  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: J. David Quilter, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
In today’s down-sized, right-sized and outsourced business operations, I understand as the security director that true business acumen is very important to success as a security leader. How can I make the security department better known to the rest of the organization? Read SEC Emeritus Faculty member, David Quilter's answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: The CSO as a Business Leader This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Kathleen Kotwica, Ph.D., EVP and Chief Knowledge Strategist, Security Executive Council
Can you provide me some keys to demonstrate that the CSO is (needs to be) a business leader? Read Kathleen Kotwica's, answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: The Next Generation Security Leader This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Francis D
I’ve been at a manager level for a while now and I want to get to the next level. My boss is great but she is busy and doesn’t have time to coach me. What’s my best plan of attack? Read Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty member, Francis D'Addario's answer to this question.
 
   Faculty Advisor: Who Should Security Executives Report To? This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: The Security Executive Council
Various companies approach the considerations in hiring a Chief Security Officer differently. This blog depicts a fictitious scenario where top management is considering upgrading their security program. It then asks the reader for feedback after reviewing the conversation.
 
   

Knowledge Exchange: Succession Planning This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
Tier 1 Security Leaders and faculty shared experiences and advice on "leaving the knowledge behind" in preparation for moving on (e.g., influencing factors, program type, planning steps, human expectations, optimum circumstances, cost and an outline for in-house succession).
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
   

Next Generation Security Leader Program This is Security Executive Council material  

Created By: Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council in partnership with the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business have developed a Next Generation Security Leader Development Program. It consists of six 90-minute seminars. This program features an exceptional panel of security/risk mitigation leaders. Current and future risk management leaders benefit from this affordable and eco-friendly six-month virtual long-distance course exploring cross-functional, unified risk oversight as well as return-on-investment capable approaches for board-level risk mitigation and organizational resilience. Sessions include: Aligning Board Level Risk and Business Unit Mitigation Strategies, Communicating All-hazards Risk, Mitigation and Performance Metrics, Next Generation Organizational Leadership: Running Security as a Business, Influencing Community All-Hazard Preparedness and Resilience, Adding Business Value with Mission Assurance and P&L Performance, Managing Information Protection, Breaches and Situational Intelligence.
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Multimedia

   2013 Next Generation Security Leader Program @ The Great Conversation  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council brings its Next Generation Security Leader Program to Seattle on March 4, 2013 as part of The Great Conversation hosted at the ASG Security Summit & Expo.
 
   Developing Next Generation Security Leaders  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Francis D'Addario, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
Former Starbucks CSO and Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty Member Francis D’Addario discusses the SEC’s Next Generation Security Leader Program and the characteristics up and coming security executives need to have to be successful in today’s career landscape. (Recorded at The Great Conversation in Seattle, Wash., March 4 &5, 2013)
 
   Hallmarks of Security Leadership  This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
George Campbell, emeritus faculty member of the Security Executive Council, discusses the traits he looks for in a security leader, as well as how metrics can be used by security practioners to get buy-in from the organization. (Recorded at The Great Conversation in Seattle, Wash., March 4 &5, 2013)
 
   Shaping the Future of Security Leadership This is Security Executive Council material  
Created By: Bob Hayes, Managing Director, Security Executive Council
Bob Hayes, founder and managing director of the Security Executive Council, discusses the genesis of the organization's Next Generation Security Leader program and how it will provide a quality educational foundation for future security executives. (Recorded at The Great Conversation in Seattle, Wash., March 4 &5, 2013)