What is Corporate Security?

Corporate Security is a corporate function responsible for the strategy, direction, and execution of the best security practices/measures to avoid, reduce and respond to situations that may threaten a company’s security risk environment. 

What are other names for Corporate Security?

Corporate Security may be referred to by many other titles depending on the industry and management preference.

  • security and investigations,
  • enterprise physical security,
  • protection services,
  • protection programs, and
  • most commonly corporate Security.

Who is the leader of Corporate Security?

Corporate Security leaders may be called many other titles depending on the industry and management structures in those industries or organizations:

  • Chief Security Officer
  • Director of Security
  • President, Security
  • VP, Security 
  • Head of Security

Why does an organization need Corporate Security Function?

As globalization is more common, today’s global organizations face many threats. Corporate Security is no more a luxury; it is necessary.

 The cost of reputational and litigation risks are more damaging in today’s global age. 

The importance of the Corporate Security function in an organization is relative to the risks it faces, the volume of operations, and the geographical regions it serves.

Do Corporate Security manages Information Security Business Continuity and Safety risk?

Corporate Security is responsible for managing all disciplines of Security, Continuity, and Safety risk in a mature setting depending on the industry and management preference.

The mission of Corporate Security

Though the mission of Corporate Security is at the fundamental level of protecting organization assets, it is primarily driven by the needs of the business it supports and the interests of management. 

The Success of your Corporate Security functions depends on these:

  • Influence of CSO at the management level
  • The performance of staff
  • Ability to produce better results quickly
  • Focus on value enhancement 
  • Focus on org mission
  • Always willing to adapt to change
  • Continuous improvement