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Aligning Security Services with Business Objectives (Parts 1-6)

Created by the late Richard Lefler, former vice president for worldwide security at American Express and SEC emeritus faculty

This six-part series on Aligning Security Services with Business Objectives outlines how security practitioners can articulate the value of the absence of security problems. The late Richard Lefler, former vice president for worldwide security at American Express and SEC emeritus faculty, defines the total cost of security services, broken down by fixed and variable costs, and points to sample metrics that demonstrate the business value of each service.

Part 1: The Security Perspective on Cost
Part 2: Fixed Cost
Part 3: Understanding Variable Costs
Part 4: Facilities, Employee Protection, Investigations
Part 5: Information Protection, Due Diligence, and Crisis Management
Part 6: Future Considerations

For more information on this topic see Demonstrating Value:Alignment

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Copyright Security Executive Council. Last Updated: March 19, 2019