Metrics for success

Leading indicators

Look at your metrics for some key leading indicators that you can track and use to influence corporate policy, business awareness and knowledge. You have a unique set of meters and dials that can offer alerts to the business and that speak volumes of the value of the security program.

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 involves a wide range of risk mitigation leaders. Its community includes forward-thinking practitioners, agencies, universities, NGOs, innovative solution providers, media companies and industry groups. Backed by a Faculty of more than 100 successful current and former security executives, the Council creates groundbreaking Collective Knowledge™ research, which is used as an essential foundation for its deliverables. For more information about the Council, visit The information in this article is copyrighted by the SEC and reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.