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Tools and Solutions Snapshots

The following is a list of selected resources developed by the Security Executive Council. These short video presentations were created to make it easier to quickly understand what the Council has to offer. View a presentation by clicking on the "Click here to view video" button. (Note: Most presentations include audio.)

Three Minutes on How the SEC Helps You Accomplish Your Goals

Do you need a better understanding of what the Security Executive Council can offer you?
This short video describes what the Council is and what we do. In about 3 minutes you can get an idea of why your peers are calling on the Security Executive Council to help address their risk management leadership issues.

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Security Executive Council Collective Knowledge: Security Goals, Objectives and Strategic Plans V.1
Council Tier 1 Leader contributed documents

Created By: Security Executive Council
This is the first of a series of projects related to Security Executive Council (SEC) Tier 1 Leaders' goals, objectives and strategic plans from security leaders that shared their documents. These samples have been genericized and are provided in the format that they were delivered to the SEC. The purpose of V.1 is to provide some insight into what SEC peers are working on now and future forward. It also provides a first time view of how nineteen different companies define and submit security goals as part of the corporate process.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Security Programs Playbook

Created By: Security Executive Council
This book has been developed to provide a series of short subjects on risk mitigation essentials to assist those responsible for security programs within their organizations.

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Proven Practices Library

Created By: Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council’s Proven Practices Library shares on-demand learning and executive presentation resources that have been created and proven effective by successful security practitioners.

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Take Five: Resources your Peers are Using to Enhance Their Programs (and Careers)

Created By: Security Executive Council
This presentation describes five of the Security Executive Council’s more popular resources. Covered are: Understanding the relationship between your company’s strategic business objectives and your security programs; how to best educate senior management (or new leadership) on program status or future direction; showing the Board and senior management security’s contribution in addressing Board-level risk concerns; measuring security program value; and staying on top of emerging trends.

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Managing Enterprise-Wide Board Risk
Created By: Security Executive Council
A briefing on the Council's Board Level Risk Categories & Security Program Elements research and concept graphic. This type of information can be used to show senior management how security fits into the organization's overall risk management program.

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Get to Know the Security Executive Council

Created By: Security Executive Council
This slide show gives insight on how the Council is changing the security industry for a brighter future.

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Not a Moment to Lose…Influencing Global Security One Community at a Time
Created By: Francis D’Addario, Security Executive Council CSO Emeritus
This book was developed as an influencing tool. It is also a timely call to action following the “reversal of fortune” witnessed by the last decade of manmade and natural disaster mitigation shortfalls. This is a resource that enables risk mitigation professionals and their team to connect their mission to the values of family, community, and organization. It is a people-centric guide based on the author's experiences in locally relevant, all-hazards risk preparedness, board-level risk mitigation and return on investment. TIER 1 LEADERS: To obtain your complimentary copy send an e-mail to contact@secleader.com.

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Enterprise / Security Alignment Review

Created By: The Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council recognized that the security industry has no commonly accepted standards by which to build and judge success in managing security programs. This program pairs security or other executive clients with former security executives who have found success in managing risk in corporations. These reviews are specifically tailored to meet the needs of each client and/or company. This program is also used to help security executives understand the relationship between the company’s strategic business objectives and its security programs.

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Trend Research: Crisis Management at the Speed of the Internet
Created By: Security Executive Council
This report that sheds light on the rapidly changing nature of threats on the Internet and how companies, with Security’s help, can respond strategically. It provides examples of companies that have faced threats to their brands and how they have responded; strategies to prepare ahead and help to mitigate the effects when a crisis occurs and explores the broader need for a comprehensive communication and crisis management plan that incorporates the dynamic nature of the Internet.
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Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Security Careers: Defining Jobs, Compensation, Qualifications (Second Edition)
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 LEADERS: Log-in to obtain your copy. OTHER VISITORS: Click the title to order this SEC resource.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Faculty Support Program

Created By: Security Executive Council
In this program, faculty are paired with individual community members to answer questions and provide valuable insight into top-of-mind issues. Each participant is offered a one-hour professional support call with their faculty member at an agreed-upon time. The primary value in this service is one-on-one experienced insight, advice and a sounding board to explore specific issues.

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Next Generation Security Leadership: Security Related Training Resources v.1

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. Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Security Barometer

Created By: Security Executive Council
A centralized repository of risks provides a robust foundation for an effective risk management program. The Security Executive Council has performed extensive research around generating business value from risk management. The Security Barometer quick polls allow visitors to participate in SEC research by weighing in on timely, relevant security matters. These quick polls covering centralized risk repositories share some enlightening results.

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Security Leadership Research Institute
Created By: Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council is proud to announce the official launch of its research arm, the Security Leadership Research Institute (SLRI). The SLRI is dedicated to providing independent and actionable research on the full spectrum of risk mitigation and security practices. As the Security Executive Council’s influence has expanded, our research activities have drawn increasing attention. The demand for quality research on leadership, metrics and security programs from a credible, unbiased source led to the need for a separate, independent research arm to field industry requests and publicize research findings.

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A Seamless Alliance
Created By: Marleah Blades, Security Executive Council Staff
Chad Deaton, CEO of Baker Hughes Inc. and Russ Cancilla, Baker Hughes vice president of security and health, safety and environment, discuss the elements necessary to creating a successful working relationship between a CEO and CSO. Click to download PDF file
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Security Budget Research Report

Created By: The Security Executive Council
This is an analysis of data collected from survey of security program budgets that was conducted by the Council January 2009. This report, available to Council members, provides detailed information on the changes in budgets over the past two fiscal years segmented by industry as well as budget category. In addition the report provides a list of some of the creative efforts that security executives are undertaking to counter the effects the economy is having on their security programs.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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The Benefits and Security Risks of Web-Based Applications for Business, 1st Edition
Created By: Kathleen Kotwica, Ph.D., EVP and Chief Knowledge Strategist, Security Executive Council
Many companies see value in using Web 2.0 apps to increase market reach or collaboration at a lower cost. Can these applications be misused? Certainly, but not unlike any other outlet that lets employees socialize or conduct personal business while on company time. The following report explores some of the current thinking and research on the topic.
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Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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From One Winning Career to the Next
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.
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Workplace Security Playbook: The New Manager's Guide to Security Risk
Created By: Security Executive Council
Creating guidelines for dealing effectively with security risks involves a considerable amount of work and cost. The Security Executive Council’s goal in providing this guideline is to offer a template for you to use to start filling in the pieces of prevention strategies that work for your organization. TIER 1 LEADERS: Log-in to obtain your copy.
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Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Security Risk Control Options

Created By: Security Executive Council
A categorized listing of examples of various control types by subject area contributed by Tier 1 Leaders and faculty or found in open source documentation. The examples of security policies, standards and guidelines templates have been genericized; company or program identifying information has been removed. Each section covers ranges of controls from very stringent to less stringent. This document is a zipped Word file (500 pages). TIER 1 LEADERS may login to download a copy.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Trend Research: Comprehensive Business Continuity Programs
Created By: Security Executive Council
This compilation of publicly available information, Council research and observations on business continuity is intended to supply background to use to assist in developing a business continuity program or weighing the effectiveness of an existing program.
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Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Awareness Baseline Program

Created By: Security Executive Council
This baseline was developed to list the minimum essentials of a corporate awareness program (industry neutral). It can be used to compare or validate the comprehensiveness of an awareness program. The baseline includes risk lists, countermeasures options and methods of delivery of awareness information. The baseline was incorporated into the awareness tool V.1.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Strategic Plan Template

Created By: Security Executive Council
The purpose of this plan is to communicate the strategic process used to develop a company security program. The program is meant to identify security risks that impact the company and prescribes security controls to reduce or eliminate these risks.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Security Executive Council Collective Knowledge: Comprehensive Security Program V.3

Created By: The Security Executive Council
A presentation used as a benchmark security programs or to educate senior management (or new leadership) on program status or future direction. Showing senior management the security function is operating in similar fashion as other well established functions (e.g., finance or marketing) will go a long way. Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Strategic Plan Presentation

Created By: Security Executive Council
This presentation describes a reliable process for creating a security strategic plan that resonates with senior management. It steps though how the security program is aligned with the business side. Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Security Executive Council Collective Knowledge: Business Continuity Program V.3
Created By: Security Executive Council
This document is based on a presentation in response to new regulations and corporate scrutiny on business crisis management planning, as a result of national incidence, business reporting requirements and corporate and board level risk.
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Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Information Protection Playbook, 1st Edition
Created By: Security Executive Council
The primary goal of the Information Protection Playbook is to serve as a comprehensive resource for information protection (IP) professionals who must provide adequate information security at a reasonable cost. Using the guidelines provided in the Information Protection Playbook, security and information technology (IT) managers will learn how to implement the five functions of an IP framework: governance, program planning, risk management, incident response management, and program administration.
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Corporate Governance and Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report I
Created By: Security Executive Council
How "healthy" is your organization? Receive your complimentary copy of the first Corporate Governance and Compliance Hotline Benchmarking Report. This groundbreaking report examines organizational hotline activity across all major industries. Registration required for download
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Corporate Governance and Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report II
Created By: Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council announces its second report on corporate hotline data, providing executives a benchmark against which to assess their own governance and compliance hotlines. This year's report includes data on more hotline reports and is organized to make it easier for you to compare your organization's hotline program with like businesses. This second Corporate Governance and Hotline Benchmark Report will benefit all executives who deal in compliance or corporate ethics, so please download it and pass it on to your colleagues. Registration required for download
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Global Security Survival Guide (Version 1)

Created By: Security Executive Council
This guide was created to supplement security orientation training for General Managers located around the world. Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Regulation and Compliance Management Tool

Created By: Security Executive Council
The Regulation and Compliance Management Tool (RoCM) provides members a method of measuring and recording compliance to various security related standards, guidance and regulations over time. The tool also allows comparisons between multiple regulations.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Legislation, Regulations, Voluntary Compliance & Standards Library (LRVCS)
The Council is collecting the ever growing LRVCS related to security. Contribute a missing item and receive a free metrics presentation PowerPoint. Send suggestions to contact@secleader.com

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Security Awareness Program Tool v.1

This interactive tool was developed for members to record information about their security awareness program. Version 1 also includes a program review option and benchmarking capability.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Security Training Resources

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.comResource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Next Generation Security Leader Graphic
Created By: Security Executive Council
The six "knowledge streams" shown in this graphic represent the core skills and leadership competencies as represented by Tier 1 Leaders and Faculty necessary for today's leaders. Click to download PDF file
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Issue Exploration: Security Leadership Background Trends

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.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Board Level Risk Categories & Security Program Elements (v.4)

Created By: The Security Executive Council
The Board Level Risk diagram is a conceptual image to convey your program in the language of the board when presenting to senior management. This image is frequently used to explain how security programs align with enterprise level risk concerns. It can also be used as an awareness tool. The categories of risk areas and security strategies and mitigation efforts were developed from on research of numerous companies' risk mitigation assessments.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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International Security Programs Benchmark Report

Created By: Security Executive Council
This is the full report that Security Executive Council Tier 1 Leaders™ and participants receive. This project began as a Tier 1 Leader™ driven strategic initiative to ascertain the what and how of international security programs. Based on in-depth Tier 1 Leader™ interviews earlier in the project, it became clear research was necessary to fully grasp the breadth and scope of programs currently in place and any differentiators. This is the first of three projected reports from this data.
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Performance Dashboard Tool

Created By: The Security Executive Council
This tool was developed to apprise the enterprise of Security's efforts and value in a way that resonates with the Board and/or senior management. It can also be used as a tool to gather feedback from management on how they perceive Security's performance. Program data is fed into "dashboard dial" indicators of success based on enterprise risk concerns that can be used in presentations. The zip file contains versions of the performance dashboard for both Excel 2003 and Excel 2007.Resource is for Tier One Leaders only
Resource is for Tier One Leaders only

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Selected Public Statutes
These guidebooks are excellent planning resources to help define and avoid unacceptable behavior in potentially volatile situations, including labor disruptions, picketing and protests associated with your corporation. Information was thoroughly researched and compiled from numerous official sources including appropriate state criminal codes, laws, state legislative websites and other public records sources and is the result of a comprehensive search of applicable law encompassing over 80 different categories. This material is intended as a starting point for planning your response to events where these statutes may be enforced.
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Response to Misconduct Allegations Series
Created By: John Thompson, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
This guide was written for the security executive to distribute to the person who has never been in the investigative field but is most likely to directly receive reports of misconduct allegations. It is for the business professional who has never been to an introductory investigations course. The series is also useful to the security executive or law department attorney who is tasked with training professionals on what to do when they receive an allegation of wrongdoing. This book guides the non-security business professional through the investigative process up to the appropriate time to involve trained investigators. TIER 1 LEADERS:To obtain your complimentary copy send an e-mail to contact@secleader.com.

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Companion to Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security, Series1
Created By: George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
The companions to the book Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security are two series of presentation templates designed to save you time and provide you guidance as you prepare to present metrics information to senior management. The comments provided with every template are messages that the Security Executive Council’s emeritus faculty recommend communicating to executive management during the presentation.
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Companion to Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security, Series2
Created By: George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
The companions to the book Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security are two series of presentation templates designed to save you time and provide you guidance as you prepare to present metrics information to senior management. The comments provided with every template are messages that the Security Executive Council’s emeritus faculty recommend communicating to executive management during the presentation.
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Aligning Security Services with Business Objectives: The Security Director’s Template
Created By: Richard A. Lefler, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
This comprehensive slide presentation was developed to immediately utilize within your company in order to be more successful and provide a higher level of security leadership to the corporation. This presentation was created by a former CSO to use when promoting Security's value to senior management. The main objective of such a presentation is to demonstrate how Security's strategy and services support business goals. Coaching notes are provided in PowerPoint "View > Notes."
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