The “C’s” (CEO, CFO, etc.) need to understand security. Many years ago I was hired into a security manager position. My immediate supervisor had the general operations responsibility, which included security, but also included maintenance, landscaping, cleaning, catering and many other responsibilities. At the final meeting that resulted in a job offer, I was told “I don’t know anything about security, and I don’t need to know anything about security, that’s why I hired you.” That has got to change. The security operation impacts threat, loss and the general operations of a facility. While upper management may not be involved in the daily security operations, they must understand security.
LSI is a private training facility founded in 1955. Starting as a locksmith based training company, LSI expanded into mainstream security operations in 1998.