Benjamin Butchko


THE EIGHT QUESTIONS – SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTERS

This issue of The Eight Questions addresses key elements of a planning a Security Operations Center (SOC); Global Security Operations Center (GSOC); or a Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) center.  Whether supporting a single location or global assets, clearing understanding objectives in both normal and crisis conditions will maximize success.   These questions get you started on a pathway to operational success! Download the full document – THE EIGHT QUESTIONS – SECURITY OPERATIONS […]


THE EIGHT QUESTIONS – SOLUTION TESTING & ACCEPTANCE

This issue of The Eight Questions addresses key elements of a testing plan for new processes or technology systems.  Just because the supplier says they did a good job and should be compensated, is that good enough for your organization?  Understanding and applying proven project management principles along with business acumen will serve you well.  These questions get you started on a pathway to operational success! Download the full document –


What Is Your Design Goal: A Security System or an Operational Solution?

Although this may sound like a simple concept, it’s surprisingly misunderstood and overlooked. From an owner’s point of view, there is a business purpose that drives their definition of value. Almost invariably, where security solutions are employed, they must be in support of a larger business mission. It is what owners expect, whether stated explicitly or not. At Butchko, we understand this dynamic and when we engage, we ensure there is a value discussion as […]