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.
Anew term starts today for Security magazine – the business publication that provides solutions for enabling and assuring business. I am proud to introduce Chris Ward as publisher of Security magazine, both print and online.
With more than 200 security leaders in attendance, the first Security 500 Conference held in Washington, DC, brought high levels of thought-leadership and discussions to the fore. Verizon CSO Michael Mason started off the day with his keynote on challenging the technological imperative by asking “what problem will this solve? How will this support our mission?” before investing in new technology.
Somewhere in the planning of the Security 500 Conference, I realized it would not be possible to turn the long list of security’s responsibilities from this year’s benchmark study into a readable slide. Nor was it prudent to punish our attendees with multiple lists of unmemorable threats and vulnerabilities. With more than 50 unique items in play; from managing investigations (97 percent) to overseeing insurance (15 percent); the business executives that manage risk and security for their enterprises all expressed this common theme:
Last year the Security 500 Report research identified the Risk-Nado facing security organizations. It pointed out how global risk matrix, the role of security and the expected results were all expanding quickly. As a solution, we identified with the theme of the book (and movie) “Money Ball” and the application of quantifiable mathematics to predict how a player will do in a specific situation.
The Security 500 Benchmark Program is your tool to enter your security-related data and receive a confidential and free benchmarking report.
July 1, 2014
New this year is that all participating enterprises have the option to be included in the Security 500 rankings numerically or to be listed alphabetically. We have made this change to allow those concerned with numerical rankings to be included and recognized among the best security leaders in the world.
What can enterprises across every sector learn from sporting event security? Start with planning, customer service and teamwork. Also, learn how Wal-Mart is boosting its associates’ emergency preparedness and how to outfit your in-house security officers. Read all of this and more in the July 2015 issue of Security.