- Based on extensive interviews performed by the Security Executive Council with today’s top security leaders
- Summarizes the insights taken from these interviews into nine practical ideas
- Provides actionable advice and strategies for earning the respect and trust of senior management and colleagues
Top-level security managers and executives; mid-level security practitioners and managers who want to develop or enhance their leadership skills; and educators who want experience-based information for shaping the next generation of security professionals
Table of Contents
What is a Research Report?
Nine Practices of the Successful Security Leader
1 Create a Robust Internal Awareness Program for the Security Department, Including Formal Marketing and Communication Initiatives
2 Ensure Senior Management Knows What Security is and Does
3 Walk-and-Talk Methodology—Regularly Talk to Senior Business Leaders About Their Issues and How Security Can Contribute
4 Converse in Business Risk Terminology, Not Security Terminology
5 Understand the Corporate Culture and Adapt to It
6 Win Respect by Refusing to Exploit Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt
7 Base Security Program Goals on the Company’s Business Goals
8 Have Top-Level Support from Day One
9 Portray Security as a Bridging Facilitator or Coordinator Across All Functions
About the Authors
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About the Authors
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
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.