Metrics for Success: Demonstrate a Need for Stronger Background Vetting

A comprehensive background investigation program is critical to the health and integrity of any enterprise — in good times and especially in bad. A worsening of the economy can have a striking impact on the honesty of the employee candidate pool, and it...


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 member organization for senior security and risk executives from corporations and government agencies responsible for corporate and/or IT security programs. In partnership with its research arm, the Security Leadership Research Institute, the Council is dedicated to developing tools to establish security as a value center. For more information, visit www.securityexecutivecouncil.com/?sourceCode=std. The information in this article is copyrighted by the Security Executive Council and reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.