2010 Security 500 Methodology
• Data supplied directly by the
• Data obtained through public resources/records
The Security 500 tracks 16 vertical markets and collects unique data where appropriate (such as patients in healthcare) and applies this data to key metrics. The key metrics collected this year include:
“Person” is focused on the type of person the security budget is intended to protect. Examples include employees, citizens, students and patients. Rankings within each sector were primarily based on total revenue or operating budget, security budget and “person” data.
Each sector had a coach who helped us customize questions for data collection and benchmarking purposes. Therefore, there were a series of general questions that all participants completed and unique questions within each sector. Each participating organization will receive their confidential report by December 31, 2010.
The 2010 Security 500 Survey includes the following
• Sectors were measured and evaluated on metrics among peer organizations
• The data requested and metrics used to benchmark within each sector were based on the input of our advisors.
The purpose of the Security 500 is to create a reliable database to measure your organization vs. others and create a benchmarking program among security organizations. The results will enable you to answer the question, “Where Do I Stand?” as a basis of an on going peer review process.