Acquiring a higher-level education is time consuming and expensive, and fraudsters have long been marketing fast-track ways to obtain what appears to be an impressive diploma, at least on the surface. These programs and methods have been around for many years; therefore, it is not always easy to identify what is real and what is a wasted investment of your money and time.
Companies increasingly want a better understanding of what contributes to predicting performance in possible new hires. They want to better understand a candidate’s motivation, values, beliefs and goals in addition to their competencies. This allows the hiring organization to better assess whether there are personality characteristics and traits that, when pushed to extremes, will impede the individual’s ability to be effective in executing the responsibilities of the position.
Historically there has been a shortage of college and university-level education programs focused on the knowledge, skills and competencies required for effective management of corporate security risk-related activities.
Analyzing the background of security leaders across the corporate security and risk management landscape, it is not surprising to see that a significant percentage of them have come from the public sector.