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SEC opens applications for 2023-2024 next generation Security Leader Scholarship

Feb. 9, 2023
Offering up to $7,500 to promising students in select areas of study at its three partner academic institutions: Kennesaw State University, University of South Carolina, and Mercyhurst...
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SEC congratulates inaugural scholarship recipients

Sept. 27, 2022
The SEC launched the scholarship program early this year to encourage and support next-generation leaders at its partner academic institutions
Francis D’Addario, SEC Emeritus Faculty of Strategic Innovation, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2022 U.S. Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).
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Francis D’Addario wins OSPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Sept. 15, 2022
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has consistently shown outstanding performance over an extended period of time
The Security Executive Council is proud to introduce its 2022-2023 Advisory Board of Visionary Leaders.
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SEC announces 2022-2023 Board of Visionary Leaders

Aug. 26, 2022
Newly named security leadership team will work with the SEC to help shape the course of mentorship in the coming year
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Security Executive Council brings pay transparency to practitioners with the Security Compensation Research Report

Aug. 1, 2022
This report is the only compensation research report for security positions and the data can help security practitioners negotiate competitive market compensation for themselves...
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Hundreds of corporate security resources in improved online hub

June 16, 2022
The SEC’s improved online hub will facilitate even better access, with streamlined navigation, a more effective and responsive Search feature
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SEC, Mercyhurst partner to advance intelligence and business information analysis in corporate security

Oct. 7, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened many private-sector organizations to the need for corporate security intelligence analysis
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New benchmark offers detailed comparison data for security programs

July 27, 2021
This benchmark is just one of the many research initiatives the SLRI conducts to assess trends in corporate security
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Security Executive Council welcomes five new security experts

April 30, 2021
The security industry's preeminent repository of knowledge-based experts and peer consultants adds senior SMEs
Francis D'Addario is the former Starbucks Coffee Partner and Asset Protection Head who collaboratively helped operationalize people protection and enterprise all-hazard risk mitigation with over a decade of persuasive multi-million dollar returns on investment.
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Francis D’Addario recognized as Protective Intelligence Thought Leader

March 24, 2021
D’Addario co-leads global next-generation leader talent development, operational work groups, and solution innovation consulting services at SEC

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Continuous improvement processes – of which assessment is a component – have myriad benefits beyond preparing a function for a management inquisition.
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Keep Security Ahead of Management’s Questions with Continuous Improvement

Dec. 16, 2022
Each of these assessments is a valuable tool for discussing the state of the security function with management
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The Security Executive Council's new Next Generation Security Leader Program is designed to help current security managers learn to how create value and lead change for the organizations they work for.
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Sage Conversations: A model of security leadership

Nov. 13, 2012
Former Starbucks CSO Francis D'Addario discusses the Next Generation Security Leader Program
We categorized several areas of preventive service and incident response, as seen in the chart. The bottom line comparison was impressive: Company cost = $4.5M; Alternative = $16.45M.

Metrics for Success: Exploring the Value Story

Aug. 2, 2012
How metrics proved the importance of one security executive’s internal first responder program
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A background in public service is still a big help for the careers of future security leaders, argues CareerLink author Jerry Brennan.
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CareerLink: What public service experience brings to the table

May 14, 2012
Why a public service and government background is important for corporate security leadership jobs

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The Lifetime Achievement Award, as described in the nomination material, “recognizes an individual who has consistently shown outstanding performance over an extended period of time and has had a substantial impact upon defining and driving standards in the security sector.”
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George Campbell recognized for lifelong security leadership

Oct. 12, 2020
The SEC emeritus faculty member and subject matter expert has been recognized with the 2020 U.S. Outstanding Security Performance Award (OSPA)
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Security program validation tops security leaders' wish list

May 5, 2020
The Security Executive Council offers numerous resources to help security leaders reach their organizational goals
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Security Executive Council launches COVID-19 security resource page

April 15, 2020
The new page includes vetted security-specific tools and resources
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Is security underpaid?

Dec. 5, 2019
Foushee survey helps define competitive compensation
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SEC poll identifies challenges for security departments

Nov. 1, 2019
Study has identified seven issues that have challenged security leaders over the last 12 months
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Security Executive Council developing a maturity model for corporate security

Jan. 18, 2019
Security leaders who take the assessments will receive both their maturity score and a summary report that outlines peer comparisons
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Security Executive Council welcomes new experts

Nov. 30, 2018
The SEC is the only security risk management firm to exclusively use former corporate security senior executives
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Four out of five security officer programs face significant budgetary pressure

Oct. 30, 2018
Results also show that many security leaders aren’t doing all they can to protect or optimize those threatened budgets
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As companies are increasingly drawn to the savings in technology costs and reports of improved employee morale and productivity, it’s imperative that security leaders consider and communicate potential risks associated with personal devices in the workplace.
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Security Executive Council Captures Snapshot of BYOD Usage

June 26, 2018
This month the SEC revisited its original poll to see what had changed in the last six years