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Security and Compliance Compensation Survey opens for participants

March 5, 2024
The Security and Compliance Compensation Survey provides detailed compensation information for more than 78 executive, management, professional and technical security positions...
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Security Executive Council releases Next Generation Security Leader graphic

Feb. 15, 2024
The content draws upon SEC research into the traditional career backgrounds of corporate security leaders and the competencies required and valued in today’s corporate security...
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SEC: Students invited to apply for 2024-2025 Next Generation Security Leader Scholarship

Feb. 1, 2024
The SEC launched the scholarship program in 2022 to encourage and support next-generation leaders at its partner academic institutions, which are recognized for excellent programs...
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SEC welcomes Mark Kelly, Bill King, and emeritus faculty Dave Komendat as SMEs

Oct. 24, 2023
The SEC is the only research and advisory firm to exclusively use former corporate security senior leaders from leading Fortune 500 companies as our subject matter experts.
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SEC and Mercyhurst University to open Business Intelligence & Innovation Laboratory

Oct. 16, 2023
The lab will empower corporate security practitioners and their executives with the ability to ingest information more quickly by breaking it down to a manageable and actionable...
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SEC 10-Week Online GSOC Course registration deadline nears

Sept. 12, 2023
The course will offer security leaders expert guidance on developing, maintaining, aligning, and optimizing global security operations centers (GSOCs).
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2023-2024 SEC scholarship recipients announced

Aug. 29, 2023
The SEC launched its scholarship program to encourage and support next-generation leaders at its partner academic institutions, which are recognized for excellent programs in ...
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Online SEC course to offer expert guidance on GSOC development, optimization

July 19, 2023
The course will offer security leaders expert guidance on developing, maintaining, aligning, and optimizing global security operations centers (GSOC).
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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

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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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SecurityDNA podcast recap: how security services have evolved over 30 years

July 6, 2023
In this month’s episode of Security DNA, join SecurityInfoWatch host Steve Lasky and guest Bob Hayes on a trip through time as he documents his time in the security field.
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Catching up with Bob Hayes, managing director of the Security Executive Council

May 10, 2023
In this episode, talks with Bob Hayes, managing director of the Security Executive Council, about the evolution of security programs and services over the...
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Transformative industry change, and a look ahead at our first Security DNA podcast interview

April 28, 2023
Steve Lasky discusses the massive changes that have occurred in the security industry in the last 30 years, and previews our first Security DNA podcast interview with Security...
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