Prepare for Future Security Career Challenges
Last month, we discussed the value of taking an introspective pause to reflect upon your security career. If you had an opportunity to take such a pause recently, hopefully, you have clarified your aspirations and are ready to refocus on your career path.
It is important for security professionals to consider whether their reframed goals accurately relate to and support the landscape of how security services are provided both now and in the future. Understanding how security programs are structured and aligned for delivery across an organization can help you achieve success within the profession.
Consider the following questions:
- What are leadership’s current concerns around security-related risks, and are there data supporting these concerns?
- What is the C-suite’s expectation matrix for measuring success in each area, and do you understand the business challenges and pain points of your internal customers?
- Have you produced a list of the various sub-elements that have programs and processes within each of these areas of concern: general administration and management of security; brand protection and supply chain; resiliency, crisis and incident response; geopolitical risk and intelligence; financial assets; physical property and premises; technology assets (cyber); significant business disruptions; environment, health and safety (EHS); security-related compliance; reputational matters?
- Do you know what function(s) across the organization currently have accountabilities for each major security-related risk and the scope of that involvement? Consider using the breakdown below, which is frequently used by HR in compensation assessments for individual roles…
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