A Recap of the Energy Security Council Conference

On August 14, 2014, the Energy Security Council (ESC) hosted its one-day summer conference alongside San Antonio’s scenic Riverwalk and Butchko, Inc. was there to meet with old friends, make new ones, and take the pulse of the oil and gas industry’s security community. Two particular topics caught our interest at this conference. First, a nod from the FBI’s Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the San Antonio region, Christopher Combs, towards what we’ve been […]

Insights From the Great Conversation 2014

On March 4th, the Sage Group hosted The Great Conversation in Seattle, Washington. The opening video interviews with executives said it all: “What is Changing in Your World?” All the leaders are experiencing change. This is not only escalating global risk and regulatory expectations, but also changes in expectations from business leaders. More than ever, we are being challenged to meet the change head on rather than respond to unfolding events. True innovation and value […]

Insights from the CSO Community at The Next Generation Leader Program

Butchko Inc. had the opportunity to engage with approximately 100 executive leaders in security at The Next Generation Security Leader (NGSL) Program that preceded The Great Conversation in Seattle. The NGSL, originally founded by the Security Executive Council (SEC), is one of the foremost CSO member communities. Over the last 10 years it has created a collective knowledge base of the emerging trends and best practices in the security industry. The Sage Group, a value […]

Why Metrics?

Now, more than ever, the security industry must focus on deriving value from the data that is collected from its people, processes, and technology solutions. Managing business operations and all-hazards risk is becoming more complex and expensive. Effective use of security and operations metrics improves the probability of success. How do we achieve this within limited resources and budget? Most security programs can optimize their expenditures by focusing efforts and reducing the complexity of current […]