Metrics for Success

The risk-aware organization

Awareness is synonymous with watchfulness, vigilance, responsiveness and alertness. These terms work well within our security mission. Where we enable our clients to be knowledgeable of risk and their responsibilities to prevent and respond to the indicators, we have an incredibly powerful multiplier effect in the ability to deliver measurable value to the enterprise we serve.

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 is a problem-solving research and services organization that works with Tier 1 Security Leaders(tm) to reduce risk and add to corporate profitability in the process. A faculty of more than 100 experienced security executives provides strategy, insight and proven practices. Through its Collective Knowledge(tm) approach, the Council serves all aspects of the security community. To learn more, e-mail or visit The information in this article is copyrighted by the Security Executive Council and reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.