New Database Helps Security Executives Benchmark Their Operations

March 30 2007, Framingham, MA—The Security Executive Council (SEC) founded by CSO magazine (formerly the CSO Executive Council) announced today the activation of its International Security Metrics and Benchmarking Database. This one-of-a-kind tool will allow security executives to measure the business value of their own security operations by creating benchmarks based on real, active data from organizations across the globe.

Every month, the SEC will post four or five new metrics-related questions on its Web site. Respondents who take the surveys will receive free benchmark data via e-mail once the responses reach critical mass. All information is submitted in such a manner as to protect the privacy of each organization. The survey questions cover 13 categories from the council's publication Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security, a management guide written by SEC Emeritus Faculty Member George K. Campbell, former CSO at Fidelity Investments.

In addition, the SEC has established relationships with four of the industry’s leading security magazines—Security Technology & Design, Access Control & Security Systems, Security and CSO—to share the project’s results with their readers.

“The database is designed as the first repository of objectively collected security performance data coming directly from the people best positioned to evaluate the performance of their own company,” said Bob Hayes, managing director for the Security Executive Council.

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About the CSO Executive Council The CSO Executive Council is an international professional membership organization for leading senior security executives spanning all industries, both the public and private sectors, and the globe. Its members seek innovative issue solutions and documentation of model core security programs. The council uses professional staff and a distinguished faculty of former CSOs and content experts to develop strategic services and products for the entire membership. Its vision is to deliver cost-effective solutions that are unavailable from any other source.

Bob Hayes
Managing Director 508.988.6843

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