Enterprise security directors are stepping into the spotlight as their unique sets of silo-crossing skills position them for company-wide leadership. In Security magazine’s annual Security 500 Report, learn the top 10 trends that enterprise security leaders are facing this year, gather sector and issue-specific metrics to enhance your in-house reporting, determine which companies are leading the pack in your sector, and build your case to become the enterprise’s next go-to executive resource.
THE 10TH ANNUAL SECURITY 500 Survey is now available online at SecurityMagazine.com/Security500Survey. This annual benchmarking report is designed to give security executives a view of where they stand within their sectors as well as in the industry as a whole.
As you read through this year’s Security 500 Report and the advertisements surrounding it, you may not realize how much marketing’s mission is intertwined with security’s. Perhaps a digital marketing conference would be as valuable to you as attending a security industry event because the era of collecting, analyzing and interpreting information to identify risks and predict threats has arrived. Scorned for its use by three-letter government agencies, the results are clear. It works. The Predictive Revolution is the culmination of a three-stage evolution in risk and security practices.
The Security 500Benchmarking Survey is based on information from several sources:
Data supplied directly by participating enterprises
Data obtained through public resources/records
The Security 500 tracks 18 vertical markets and collects unique data where appropriate (such as the number of unique facilities in healthcare) and applies this data to key metrics. The key metrics collected this year include but is not limited to:
Use Sector-Specific Benchmarking to Compare Your Enterprise’s Focuses to Those of Your Peers
November 5, 2013
What are security’s top critical issues? What department does security report to? How are budgets changing? What responsibilities do security leaders shoulder within their organization? Compare your enterprise’s focuses to those of your peers in the Security 500’s sector-specific analysis.
For the next generation of enterprise security leaders, is there a clear path forward to success? Enterprise security leaders discuss mentorships, education, certifications and the skills new CSOs and CISOs will need to succeed in their evolving roles and bring value to the business. But the problem is: with existing security leadership roles varying so widely, is the development of a uniform skill set even possible?