Leadership Solutions

Security Program Strategy & Operations: Strategic Planning/Management

Planning for Change
As a security leader, you have to create a strategic plan knowing that there’s a high likelihood it will change.

Influential Strategies for Corporate Security
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.

Faculty Advisor: Thinking Strategically to Enhance Security-Business Alignment
Our SEC Faculty Advisor responds to a question on how to present security programs to match the driving forces of the business side

Faculty Advisor Benefits and Risks of Using Security Frameworks
Our SEC Faculty Advisor gives thoughts on the use of security framework to manage your security program.

Security Barometer: What is in Security's Strategic Plan
In this Security Barometer, the SEC investigated Security’s strategic planning process including what is going into the strategic plans and what the ultimate purpose of the plans are.

Faculty Advisor: Corporate Security Strategic Planning
Strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next several years, how it’s going to get there and how it will know if it arrived or not.

Faculty Advisor: Are You Providing Security Services or a Comprehensive Program?
Our SEC Faculty Advisor discusses ways to demonstrate to senior management that Security has an evolved program and is not just providing ad hoc services.

Strategic Planning: Program Life Cycle
This is a summary of each of the segments of the Security Program Life Cycle, a process whereby security improvements are reviewed on a continuous basis.
Strategic Master Plan for Corporate Security and KPIs This chart lists some of the main steps the SEC has identified for obtaining a more comprehensive view of the organization. Responding to a Changing Risk Picture in an Economic Downturn Security leaders need to proactively address the business changes.
Security Barometer: Security Program Maturity Models In this Security Barometer quick poll, we asked security practitioners to provide a self-assessment of the maturity model level of their programs using the five levels described by the Software Engineering Institute. Below are the results of the poll. Where Does All the Time Go? In this Security Barometer the SEC investigated where security and risk management practitioners are spending their time. How do these results compare to your own time management practice?
Security Barometer: What is the Security Department's Biggest Challenge Leading security programs is a difficult job. Not only does the risk environment evolve but the organization's managing business leaders bring their own challenges to the job. Streamlining Security Programs from the Start Beginning a new project or starting a new program can feel like an exercise in futility at the beginning. Here is how to quickly get everyone on the same page.
Security Barometer: Three Wishes What elements would add the most value to security leaders and their teams? Access Control Fundamentals One of the recurring themes of discussion amongst security leaders regarding COVID-19 has been the use of access control systems and procedures to mitigate spread.
How Firm is Your Security Foundation? Assessing these eight elements can help you ensure that your strongest programs aren't undermined by a weak foundation. What Should Your Organizational Structure Look Like? Use research data to help support your ideas for improving security's org chart.
Are You Thinking Strategically? If you find yourself asking why you struggle to influence executives, an imbalance between tactical and strategic thinking may be part of the problem.

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Copyright Security Executive Council. Last Updated: March 25, 2022