Think Outside the Box

How to get past checklists and find real ROI in regulatory compliance

By this point, the management system is implemented according to its defined scope. Security management — including any compliance, preparedness and continuity elements — is considered a key component of the overall decision-making process of the business.

Phase Six: Holistic Management

The scope of the management system evolves and expands to embrace the relevant interests of all security risk-management stakeholders, including supply chain relationships and community responsibilities.

Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III is a contributing technical editor to STE magazine and the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security consulting services for public and private facilities. For more information about Ray Bernard and RBCS, visit or call 949-831-6788.