SEC's risk management program with University of South Carolina

The Security Executive Council (SEC) and the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business (USC DMSB) are pleased to announce a newly formed alliance that will bring together and expand upon the significant interests, resources, and focus of both organizations concerning risk. The goal of the initiative is to unite each organization’s expertise in business and security risk research, management, and education. The new project will operate under the banner of the Risk and Uncertainty Management Initiative within the Darla Moore School of Business.

Initial efforts will focus on executive education, research, events for business and security executives, and a corporate executive-in-residence program. These efforts will combine the academic work of the faculty at USC DMSB with input from experienced security practitioners and applied research from the SEC. Output will be shared with the risk management community in the form of guidance documents, business and research publications, and knowledge exchange partnerships with businesses, government agencies, other universities and nonprofit organizations.

For many years the Darla Moore School of Business has added value to the business community through graduates of its nationally recognized programs in international business and in risk management and insurance. This new relationship will expand the university knowledgebase, audience and other resources available to the school. Dean Hildy Teegen of the DMSB commented on the initiative by saying, “We are extremely excited about this partnership with SEC. This provides an outstanding vehicle for connecting USC’s rigorous research and education programs to relevant issues facing the risk and security business community. It will also help focus our research and education on the emerging risk challenges facing business executives with the goal of solving critical problems and seizing exciting opportunities.”

To find out how to participate in the new USC DMSB/SEC initiative, or for more information, please contact Bob Hayes, Managing Director of the Security Executive Council, at