Where within the enterprise the corporate security department reports is often more form over function. It may be personality driven, power driven or simply a corporate culture thing. Many companies have a hard time deciding where corporate security should report.
The answer to this question is most often “a lot.” When you limit the question to the security industry alone though, the answer can sometimes be “not much,” which is a reflection of the path a candidate takes to enter the profession.
In my first column I invited you into the office of the CSO and the CEO of a company that had re-positioned itself as a security risk management services (SRMS) provider; a new category that I feel is emerging to address the need for a 360-degree view and understanding of an organization’s risk strategy, plan, processes and metrics.
The March multiple terror attacks in Brussels that resulted in more than 30 people killed and more than 250 injured raises again the specter of terrorism globally. While since 9/11 fewer than 50 people have been in killed in the United States due to jihadist-inspired terrorism, that paltry number fails to illustrate that the jihadi threat here is significant as hundreds – if not thousands – of persons would have succumbed to otherwise stymied plots.
Registration and housing are now open for the ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2016), which takes place September 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
The council will focus on educating executive protection professionals and establishing the field as a business enabler.
April 18, 2016
Interest in executive protection education and guidance has grown within ASIS International since the introduction of a two-day program in 1998 and a Certificate in Executive Protection in 2013. Now, council members will focus on providing education and resources on professional executive protection, and establishing EP as a business enabler to keep protectees safe and productive.
What does Dr. Park Dietz, one of the world’s foremost forensic psychiatrists, want you to know about mitigating workplace violence? Read his guide on warning signs and prevention, along with features and columns on RFID technology, mobile credential standards, security convergence, CSO interview questions and more in our February 2017 edition of Security magazine.