Security Management is All About the Follow Through

Security Management is All About the Follow Through If you grew up playing sports, you probably recall your coaches stressing the importance of follow-through, that action that comes immediately after the primary point of focus. In basketball or American football follow-through, it is what your arm, wrist, and

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Security Risk Management Is Simple, Not Easy

Security Risk Management is SImple, Not Easy The formula for weight loss is simple.  Eat less and exercise more.  Simple things aren’t always easy.  The security risk management process is simple.  Identify the assets that require protection, assess their vulnerability to relevant threats, and apply control measures

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Is Your Security Department Adding Value?

Is Your Security Department Adding Value? I was speaking with a Global Security Director recently who was expressing his frustration about a lack of staff and resources. It’s a common concern. Whenever resources are constrained I am reminded of the importance of the concept of “value-added” versus

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Security Directors Should Lead By Example And Implement ISO 31000:2018 Within Their Own Department

Security Directors Should Lead By Example And Implement ISO 31000:2018 Within Their Own Department ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. ISO’s 31000:2018 Risk management — Guidelines is considered the gold-standard (pardon the pun) because the principles and guidelines can be applied

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Pandemic Increases Pressure on Security Departments to Manage Risk Remotely

Pandemic Increases Pressure on Security Departments to Manage Risk Remotely The Novel Coronavirus’s seemingly indiscriminate tear across the globe has yielded a particularly negative impact on aid and development organizations.  Michael Igoe’s insightful article (Devex May 2020) highlighted numerous accounting complexities and potential pitfalls that the pandemic has

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Are You Sure It’s Domestic Terrorism

Are You Sure It’s Domestic Terrorism?  I had an interesting conversation with a coworker the other day regarding the conflict in South Sudan. In the description of some events regarding this conflict the word “militant” was used to describe the main opposition group, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement

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