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Influential Strategies for Corporate Security Series: II

This is the second article in our series on Influential Strategies for Corporate Security. You can view the first article here

Don't neglect developing your security organization's high-level goals, strategies and objectives. A good strategy can mean the difference between Security being thought of as a necessary cost and Security being thought of as an enterprise-level risk partner. The following examples are based on what we've witnessed moving security to that next level.

Chart describing strategies, objectives and tactics to use when your goal is to enhance Securitys image among senior management and rest of the organization

WHY TAKE THIS PATH?

If Security is not marketing itself succinctly and consistently to the rest of the organization, it is likely others will "fill-in" the value (or lack of value) you offer to the business.

Chart describing strategies, objectives and tactics to use when your goal is to ensure Securitys value to the organization is evident and withstands management critique

WHY TAKE THIS PATH?

Metrics provide a tool that is used by the organization to show progress toward goals, improve and optimize processes, as well as providing an early warning indicator of problems. Creating and sharing your performance metrics shine a new light on Security as being business focused.

Chart describing strategies, objectives and tactics to use when your goal is to establish Security as a key business value-adding leader

WHY TAKE THIS PATH?

Security will be more in tune with what the Board and senior management see as important around risk. It will show at a high level how Security is involved in reducing unwanted security risks by business areas.

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This is the second article in our series on Influential Strategies for Corporate Security. You can view the first article here