Welcome to the 2019 Security 500 report, which includes the 2019 Security 500 rankings and sector reports.
Our annual Top 10 Trends, as identified by Security 500 members, include:
- Workplace Violence and Active Shooter
- Insider Threat
- Executive and Employee Travel
- Staffing and Training
- Business Continuity, Natural Disaster, Weather
- Security Technology
- Mental Health/Opioid Crisis
Honorable mentions include Intellectual Property and Privacy/Regulations.
Additional details on the Top 10 trends will be unveiled in a webinar later this month. For more information on the Security 500 webinar, visit https://www.securitymagazine.com/events/.
We are also excited to provide data on security budgets – 71 percent of Security 500 respondents reported budget increases from 2018. Additional data includes where Security 500 Members report into within their enterprises; and the use of a security metrics program that defines productivity, value creation and cost avoidance; and whether there is a charter or policy/policies within the enterprise that clearly define(s) the role/authority of security.
A comprehensive list of successes, technology and strategies/philosophy changes that enterprise security executives expect to implement in the coming year will be also be discussed in the Security 500 webinar on November 21, 2019.