SLRI Survey Will Find Average Cost of Loss from Fraud, Theft, Abuse

March 10, 2022 – The Security Executive Council’s (SEC) Security Leadership Research Institute (SLRI) is working with Resolver to investigate the organizational cost of loss due to incidents like theft, fraud and abuse.

While the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners tracks cost of loss for occupational fraud, there is currently no public research that offers an industry average of cost of loss that includes fraud and other types of events such as armed robbery, assault, abuse, product contamination/tampering, and theft. The SLRI hopes to collect enough data to find this average, allowing practitioners to compare their own numbers against it.

To this end, the SLRI is seeking security practitioners to participate in a 10-minute survey focusing on cost of loss and how they calculate loss avoidance. Data collected will be reported anonymously and only in aggregate. Participants will receive a copy of the results after the survey closes and analyses have been conducted.

Click here to take the survey.

This research is just one of the many initiatives the SLRI conducts to assess trends in corporate security. To learn more or to become involved, click here.

About the Security Leadership Research Institute
The Security Leadership Research Institute (SLRI) provides independent and actionable research to the security and risk community. The SLRI was formed because of the need by the security industry to document the entire spectrum of corporate security risk mitigation through research. The SLRI conducts many forms of research, including benchmarks, practitioner quick polls, state of the industry and trend reports, and custom research for individual companies and security leaders.

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