management


Don’t Make Security Crash the Party

A colleague posed an interesting question to me the other day.  “Why isn’t security included earlier in design projects?” When a client starts a design-build project, they invite many specialty consultants to collaborate, but security is often left off the invitation list.   Instead of coming in at the beginning of the project cycle with the architects and designers to design and integrate security concepts seamlessly into the design, security consultants often only get invited to […]


Compliance vs. Risk

How are they related, what are the differences, and how can they be used together to manage cost and effectiveness? We often see compliance management substituted for risk management in both safety and security, which is out of sync with the business at large. When executive business decisions are based on risk, it follows that safety and security decisions need to follow the same approach. To achieve the best results for the company, compliance and […]


Leadership Innovation and Change at ISC West 2014

Benjamin Butchko, our President and CEO, was selected to be a Judge for the New Product Showcase at the Security Industry Association’s premier program at ISC West 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We asked him to share his insights from the program. The role of “Judge” at the New Product Showcase competition is challenging for many reasons. If taken seriously, the time commitment is extraordinary. Over 105 products were submitted to the competition over 26 […]


An Open Letter to My CEO

Every CEO faces the challenge of managing risk and opportunity. They are two sides of the same coin. You cannot have one without the other. When you sit down with your management team, you expect them to provide you the right information at the right time with the context of the opportunities they are pursuing. Besides vetting each opportunity on its merits, you must also vet the risk to shareholders. You expect your executives to […]