Metrics for Success

Tracking Preventable Risk

This is an example of how simple trending of data generated by a security organization committed to measuring program performance and proactive engagement with management can achieve an improved state of enterprise protection. Corporate Security here is a change agent capable of influencing corporate strategy while also increasing its visibility as a contributor to the company’s success.

George Campbell is emeritus faculty of the Security Executive Council (SEC) and former CSO of Fidelity Investments. His book, “Measures and Metrics in Corporate Security,” may be purchased through the SEC Web site. The SEC works with Tier 1 Security Leaders to reduce risk and add to corporate profitability in the process. A faculty of more than 100 security executives provides strategy, insight and proven practices. Through its pioneering approach of Collective Knowledge, the SEC serves all aspects of the security community. To learn more, mail or visit The information in this article is copyrighted by the Security Executive Council and reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.