Developing a Comprehensive Security Program

Developing a Comprehensive Security Program

Elements, Characteristics, and Leadership

1st Edition - February 14, 2014

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  • Authors: Bob Hayes, Kathleen Kotwica, Elizabeth Lancaster
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128009307

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Developing a Comprehensive Security Program answers the question common among security managers, "What is a model security program, and how does our program compare to it?" In this seven-minute Proven Practices presentation, narrator Elizabeth Lancaster outlines the baseline elements of a security program, which have been defined by experienced Security Executive Council members and research. This presentation is not sector-specific--meaning it's applicable for all organizations and industries. In addition to the baseline security program elements, Lancaster also discusses business-aligned program elements, program characteristics, a program maturity model, and the skills and knowledge the security department needs to possess. Developing a Comprehensive Security Program may be used as a benchmark for existing programs and to educate senior management. It also provides a general understanding of the security function as it currently exists. Developing a Comprehensive Security Program is a part of Elsevier's Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.

Key Features

  • The seven-minute, visual PowerPoint presentation with audio narration format is excellent for group learning
  • Information is drawn from the many years of collective knowledge and experience of the Security Executive Council community
  • Identifies program characteristics and the knowledge areas and skills security leaders should possess


New or experienced security managers and executives; business leaders; instructors of and students taking security courses

Table of Contents

    • Title Page
    • Executive Summary
    • Developing a Comprehensive Security Program: Elements, Characteristics, and Leadership
    • A Proven Practices Presentation
    • About the Authors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 12
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2014
  • Published: February 14, 2014
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128009307

About the Authors

Bob Hayes

Bob Hayes
Bob Hayes has more than 25 years of experience developing security programs and providing security services for corporations, including eight years as the CSO at Georgia Pacific and nine years as security operations manager at 3M. His security experience spans the manufacturing, distribution, research and development, and consumer products industries as well as national critical infrastructure organizations.

Additionally, he has more than 10 years of successful law enforcement and training experience in Florida and Michigan. Bob is a recognized innovator in the security field and was named as one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry” in 2007 by Security magazine. He is a frequent speaker at key industry events. He is a leading expert on security issues and has been quoted by such major media outlets as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Bob is currently the managing director of the Security Executive Council.

Affiliations and Expertise

Managing Director, Security Executive Council; former CSO, Georgia-Pacific

Kathleen Kotwica

Kathleen Kotwica
Kathleen Kotwica has a PhD in experimental psychology from DePaul University and has had a career as a researcher and knowledge strategist. Her experience includes positions as information architecture consultant at a New England consulting firm, director of online research at CXO Media (IDG), and research associate at Children's Hospital in Boston.

She has authored and edited security industry trade and business articles and has spoken at security-related conferences including CSO Perspectives, SecureWorld Expo, ASIS, and CSCMP. In her current role as EVP and chief knowledge strategist at the Security Executive Council she leads the development and production of Council tools, solutions, and publications. She additionally conducts industry research and analysis to improve security and risk management practices.

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive vice president and chief knowledge strategist, Security Executive Council and Security Leadership Research Institute

Elizabeth Lancaster

Elizabeth Lancaster
Liz Lancaster is the director of member services and projects for the Security Executive Council, an innovative problem-solving research and services organization. She is responsible for planning, processes and project management around the member services program. As members' direct communication link to development of Council strategic initiatives, member services is key to the process of helping members and their staffs make an impact in the areas of security that are important to them, their business and industry.

Liz brings 25 years of combined risk management, business and consulting experience in investigations, access control systems, design and project management, security server finance, sales and administration, commonwealth and public/private corporation emergency response planning, uniform guard services and corporate security staff training and development, executive travel safety and risk assessments.

She has held positions with the Massachusetts Department of Correction; assigned to the Office of Investigations institutional internal affairs division; Applied Risk Management LLP as a Sr. Technical Consultant; Boston Scientific Corporation as Manager of Security Integration and Investigations; Astra Pharmaceuticals LP as Security Project Leader; and Stratus Computer, Inc. in continuous availability server sales and finance.

Liz holds a master of arts (1995) and a bachelor of science (1992) in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Women in Criminal Justice Organization, Risk Analysis Group Integrated Risk Solutions, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, and ASIS International. Liz is Council Staff Editorial Advisor for Security Technology Executive magazine and has authored several articles in industry trade magazines.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of member services and projects, Security Executive Council

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