Focusing on critical issues facing security leaders, security industry stalwart Lynn Mattice shares solutions to the quandaries today’s CSOs must address, such as gaining buy-in, budgetary challenges, talent acquisition and security risk management.
This month’s column will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), one of the reporting structures that appears to be gaining significant ground across industry sectors.
This month we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of reporting to the General Counsel (GC). Most enterprises combine a number of functions under the Office of the General Counsel... the most common include Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary of the Board of Directors and, in many enterprises, Chief Administrative Officer.
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.
Throughout my career as a CSO, I have had the opportunity to manage proprietary and contract security forces, as well as having had a very large hybrid operation that was a mix of both proprietary and contract security officers.
Consolidation and technological advances are changing the face of the guarding industry. How will this affect enterprise security leaders? Learn more about changes to the security officer services industry as well as the Top Guarding Firms Listing in the December 2016 edition. Also in this issue: a new financial focus on cybersecurity, what to do in your first three months as a new CSO, the ostrich style of security management, and more.